Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 15, 2015
October 15, 2015
Filling a need:
If you're one of those people who has a tablet, cell phone and other gadgets but don't take all of them everywhere, AT&T has a solution for you.
The company announced yesterday that you'll soon be able to send and receive texts and calls from your tablet or wearable (like an Apple Watch or fitness band) with your AT&T number.
PC magazine reports the company will let you link your devices up to a primary mobile number with a service called (wait for it...) NumberSync. The company says your devices don't even need to be near each other, and NumberSync will even work if your primary phone is turned off or disconnected from the network.
Taking everything much too seriously:
How would you like to be part owner of a Mexican restaurant?
All you have to do to claim your share of Don Chingon Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn is eat an entire burrito in under an hour. Of course, the burrito in question weighs 30-pounds. For $150-dollars, customers can attempt to devour the wrap, which contains steak, chicken, pork, rice, beans, and salsa. Candidates also have to finish an entire ghost pepper margarita. Anyone completing the challenge will be given 10-percent ownership of the establishment.
Owner VICTOR ROBEY says, "While we don't just want to give away the restaurant, we do want someone with that kind of eating credibility to come in and give it their best shot." (Still)
Top-10 best-selling cereals in the US:
Chicago-based research firm IRI surveyed total sales for the year ending Jul 12, 2014. The results:
10. Rice Krispies
9. Raisin Bran
8. Froot Loops
7. Lucky Charms
6. Frosted Mini Wheats
5. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
3. Honey Bunches of Oats
2. Frosted Flakes
1. Honey Nut Cheerios
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's new Broadway musical is "School Of Rock," based on the movie that starred JACK BLACK. To promote the production, Webber has put together a 360-degree music video for one of the show's original songs, "You're In The Band." The track was produced by ROB CAVALLO, best known for his work with GREEN DAY, and will be released as a single. The musical begins previews November 9th at the Winter Garden Theater.
Editor's note: I walked by the theater yesterday, which is one of the largest on Broadway, and the crew was loading in massive amounts of sound equipment. It's going to be a loud show! (Marino)
TONY BENNETT and LADY GAGA will be working together again. Tony told Ross Brittain Report Music Editor VINNY MARINO yesterday that he will head back into the studio with Gaga for an album of songs by COLE PORTER. It will be the follow-up to their megahit 2014 collection, "Cheek To Cheek." Also, look for Tony and Gaga in a new holiday TV commercial for Barnes & Noble very soon. (Marino)
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