Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 8, 2015
September 8, 2015
When is cellphone use appropriate? The Pew Research company surveyed more than three-thousand people about when, where and how cellphones should be used. Percentage of people who say it's OK to use a cellphone in these situations:
7. At church or at a worship service --four percent
6. During a meeting --five percent
5. At a family dinner --12 percent
4. At a restaurant --38 percent
3. Waiting in line --74 percent
2. On public transportation --75 percent
1. Walking down the street --77 percent
The FAA has removed DONALD TRUMP's plane from the internet's online flight tracker web app.
If you know a plane's tail number --and Trump's luxurious 757's tail number is N757FA-- you can plug it into the FlightAware app and track its movements.
Of course, the FAA does not make flight data from military aircraft public, so you couldn't track Air Force One, but up until last week, you could track The Donald's plane.
That ended after Trump's people put through a request to the FAA to block the plane's path, possibly as a security precaution.
Trash talk and satellite dish:
BRITNEY SPEARS could have her choice from millions of men around the world, so why is she kickin' it with one of her ex's pals? TMZ.com reports the pop tart was spotted getting "cozy" in the DJ booth at a Sin City nightclub with ex-fiance JASON TRAWICK's B-F-F! (Lee)
Skinny stiletto heels are out... and chunky block heels are in. InStyle says the "fun alternative" to high heels is one of fall's "hottest footwear trends of the season." Designers ranging from Miu Miu and Marni to Michael Kors and Sarah Jessica Parker all have their own version, so you have plenty of styles and sizes to choose from. (Bartha)
ROD STEWART reunited with the surviving members of THE FACES on Saturday. It was a benefit concert for Prostate Cancer UK and the Telegraph newspaper says 5,000 lucky fans at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club got to see Rod, guitarist RON WOOD and drummer KENNEY JONES along with nine other musicians do a seven-song set including "Stay With Me" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You." (Marino)
Chocolate, Caffeine, Alcohol:
Teens are using e-cigarette vaporizers to inhale marijuana. A new study from Yale University has found that about 27 percent of high school students who have used both marijuana and e-cigarettes say they have used the devices to vaporize cannabis. Those most likely to vaporize pot with e-cigarettes included males and younger students. USA Today says the vaporizers give kids a "better way to hide what they're inhaling." (Bartha)
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