Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 21, 2015
August 21, 2015
A new study from the Pew Research Center shows Facebook is more than three times as popular as Twitter among U.S. adults who are Internet users.
Twitter also lags behind Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest as well:
Adults using Facebook: 72 percent
Adults using Instagram: 28 percent
Adults using Pinterest: 31 percent
Adults using LinkedIn: 25 percent
Adults using Twitter: 23 percent
The survey also notes that 70 percent of Facebook users check it every day, while only 38 percent of Twitter users do. And, in fact, 40 percent of Twitter users check it less than once a week.
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Those Spirit Halloween pop-up stores will have a CAITLYN JENNER costume for you to wear this Halloween.
A rep for the company tells the NY Daily News Confidential column that they're planning to roll out the costume: "Of course!" said the company's PR and marketing head, TRISHA LOMBARDO. "Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her."
No word on exactly what the costume will entail, but it'll go on sale in around four to six weeks.
Forget about waxing, horrible-smelling creams or painful laser treatments --the hottest way to get a soft, supple complexion is to shave your face. Yep, even if you're a female! Women's Health magazine reports that MARILYN MONROE was a big fan back in the day, while CAROLINE MANZO from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" swears by the process of dermaplaning. Diehard believers love that the small stainless steel blade removes peach fuzz and dead skin cells to leave behind younger, healthier skin. (Lee)
Today's police blotter:
Cops in Canada are looking for a New York couple who allegedly locked their baby in a hotel safe.
The incident happened at a Howard Johnson in Niagara Falls. Staff members say they were called to the "panicked" couple's room to rescue the baby. The couple allegedly gave no explanation as to how the infant ended up in the tiny safe, described as about 20-inches wide by 12-inches tall. Police were called to the hotel to investigate, but the couple had already checked out by the time they arrived. (Still)
JOHN McENROE appeared on "JIMMY KIMMEL Live!" Wednesday night and told the host that he could defeat SERENA WILLIAMS if he played her in a match. Kimmel then asked him why he doesn't arrange an exhibition match? Johnny Mac replied, "Serena --she's got a lot to lose by losing to an old fart like myself. And I got a lot to lose, because if I lose to, God forbid, a woman, then I'm not allowed in any men's locker room for the next 15 years, or possibly the end of my life." (Lane)
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