Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 25, 2015
August 25, 2015
The Sigma Nu fraternity at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA was suspended yesterday after pictures of the frat welcoming freshmen women with lewd, sexually suggestive messages were posted on various social media.
The frat's national executive director says the suspension will remain in effect pending the outcome of a university inquiry.
The bed-sheet banners had messages including: "Rowdy and fun! Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time"; "Freshman daughter drop-off"; and "Go ahead and drop off mom too."
Say yass: soon, you too can get Cinnabon delivered straight to your home.
Cinnabon's parent company, Focus Brands, has announced that the gooey, caloric, cinnamon-y goodness will be delivered to homes in thirty-four cities. Delivery service Postmates is partnering with the company and is already promising deliveries in under an hour.
Plus, if you only want one giant roll, there is no minimum purchase required --only a delivery fee beginning at five bucks.
Focus Brands also owns Moe's Southwest Grill, McAllister's Deli and Carvel ice cream, and they're making delivery available for all of them. You won't need to leave your couch all day! (AB)
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Another day, another record for KIM KARDASHIAN, who now has more Instagram followers than BEYONCÉ, making her the most popular person on the photo-sharing app, according to Socialblade.com.
The top-10 people with the most Instagram followers:
10. Khloé Kardashian - 30,522,261
9. Nicki Minaj - 32,278,123
8. Kylie Jenner - 33,703,166
7. Kendall Jenner - 35,388,483
6. Justin Bieber - 36,994,254
5. Ariana Grande - 41,696,873
4. Selena Gomez - 41,843,095
3. Taylor Swift - 43,533,226
2. Beyoncé - 43,935,648
1. Kim Kardashian - 44,005,604
Goodwill stores are getting into the high-end boutique business. The nonprofit thrift chain has decided to start selling Chanel, Prada and Burberry at Goodwill designer boutiques in wealthy areas of the country like Orange County, California, and Lake Forest, Illinois. Goodwill has plans for a total of 60 boutiques nationwide. New York magazine's The Cut says Goodwill is making the move to compete with high-end consignment stores. They've also got their eye on the long-term: as the economy improves , business at thrift shops is expected to drop off. (Bartha)
Look what I found:
A Missouri woman found the face of DONALD TRUMP in her vegan butter.
63-year-old JAN CASTELLANO was preparing to apply Earth Balance Organic Spread to her toast when she spotted the Republican candidate's face. Castellano explains, "I needed to put on my glasses to make sure it was him." She initially planned to sell the Trump-butter on eBay and "donate the money to HILLARY CLINTON." But, Castellano says she was too hungry so she ate it instead. Luckily, she took a picture of the Donald and posted it online. (Still)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
CHARLIE PUTH, the singing voice on WIZ KHALIFA's megahit, "See You Again" will release his debut solo album in the fall. It's called "Nine Track Mind", and if you pre-order the album now, you'll get an instant download of the first single, "One Call Away." Look for "Nine Track Mind" on November 6th. (Marino)
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