Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 11, 2015
September 11, 2015
Posturing, Posing and Press Releases:
Another day, another controversy surrounding DONALD TRUMP. He insisted yesterday that he was not suggesting fellow candidate CARLY FIORINA's looks would make her unelectable.
He told CNN, "I'm not talking about looks. I'm talking about persona."
In a Rolling Stone magazine interview published on Wednesday, Trump said, "Look at that face!" when Fiorina appeared on a TV screen. He added, "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president."
And later, during a phone interview on "The View," Trump said, "Look, I'm talking about her persona... She failed miserably at Hewlett Packard and ran for the Senate and lost in a landslide and now running for president. I'm talking about her persona." (Pacelli)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
KATIE HOLMES and JAMIE FOXX are still carrying on their top-secret affair. Sources tell Us Weekly the former Mrs. TOM CRUISE met her rumored boyfriend at a hotel in Los Angeles and even wore a wig so she wouldn't be recognized!
Meanwhile, the brunette bombshell also made a splash in Las Vegas where she went to see her man perform late last month. Rumors have been swirling for years that the two are much more than "just friends." (Lee)
RIHANNA's having a second go-round as a sock designer. Yahoo Style says Ri's new collection for Stance Socks features 15 new looks, from crew socks that say "RiRi" to thigh-highs to toe socks and thigh-highs emblazoned with the words "bad girl." Most of the new socks fall under the category of "Baby Goth Punk." They run $18 to $28 buck a pair and you can buy them at Stance's website or at Nordstrom's. (Bartha)
A Florida woman lashed out at police after getting a speeding ticket.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies say the 62-year-old driver was clocked going 51 miles-per-hour in a school zone. When they pulled her over, she allegedly said, "No wonder you people get shot," followed by some choice profanity. She ended up with a $606-dollar ticket. And cops posted a video of the incident. (Still)
Drug Bust of the Day:
What do you give the child that has everything for their birthday? Apparently, cocaine. NICOLA AUSTEN of London purchased almost $500 dollars of the white stuff for her kids birthday and really thinks the police are blowing the whole thing out of proportion saying, "I've had enough. It isn't exactly the scoop of the century, is it? It was a party!"
She avoided jail time because going to jail would have an "adverse" effect on her family, especially her young son. (Myers)
BRIAN WILLIAMS is coming back.
Brian, who was pulled from the "Nightly News" after making up some details about his Iraq assignment in 2003, will be back on MSNBC beginning Sep 22, when he'll be covering breaking news throughout the daytime portion of the network's schedule. Of course, that will include POPE FRANCIS' visit to the US, which begins that same day.
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