Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 13, 2015
October 13, 2015
For decades, people have been claiming they read Playboy for the articles. Now, that's about to become true.
The NY Times reports the men's magazine is going to deliver pictures of women posed provocatively --just not butt-nekkid.
This would be the first time since the magazine's debut in 1953 that it won't be publishing pictures of nude women. The magazine's reboot will debut next March.
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
THE ROLLING STONES have no plans to eat dinner at five o'clock or watch "Jeopardy" just because they're in their golden years. TMZ.com got a peek at the rock band's concert rider, which mandated that their hotel bars never close and rooms come with blacked-out windows, extra butlers, after-hours dry cleaning, plenty of Marlboro Reds, Marlboro Lights and detailed instructions on how to work the electronics. (Lee)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
Broadway and TV vet VICTOR GARBER eloped with his partner of 18 years. Playbill.com says he and artist/model RAINER ANDREESEN tied the knot over the weekend. Victor has been nominated for a few Tony Awards over the years including "Damn Yankees," "Lend Me a Tenor," "Little Me" and "Deathtrap." (Marino)
On the Beat:
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A uniformed police officer in Kansas City, Missouri, was kicked out of an Olive Garden restaurant.
Officer MICHAEL HOLSWORTH claims a hostess at the eatery spotted his holstered handgun and asked him to vacate the premises immediately. Holsworth took to Facebook after the incident, stating: "I see it happening all over the United States to other officers, but never thought it would of happened to me." Kansas City Police Chief DARRI FORTE says they are investigating and that "facts are being gathered." Olive Garden says the whole thing was a misunderstanding. (Still)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Next time you hear somebody say, "Da Plane! Da Plane!" it won't be HERVE VILLECHAISE.
Turns out ABC is redoing "Fantasy Island" with a female cast.
The original series had Mister Fine Corinthian Leather, RICARDO MONTALBAN, playing Mr Roarke, the host of Fantasy Island, with his sidekick, Tattoo (played by Herve).
Deadline reports the new series will follow a "brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman" who runs a San Francisco-based outfit named "Fantasy Island" that aims to fulfill clients deepest /and /or darkest wishes. There's no star yet for the new series, but maybe they can get somebody from the reality shows "Little Women: NY" or "Little Women: LA" to do Herve's role.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
Years ago, you could always buy rolling papers, pipes and bongs to smoke marijuana at record stores, but now you'll actually get able to get the pot! The East Bay Express says the Berkeley, California, location of Amoeba Records has applied for a permit to have a medical marijuana dispensary in its jazz listening room. The retail music business is dying so the store's owners see this as a way to boost revenue. It won't be easy. Members of the city council are already worried about folks buying the weed at Amoeba, then re-selling it on the street. (Marino)
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