Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 29, 2015
October 29, 2015
The President at play:
PRESIDENT OBAMA hosted Great Britain's PRINCE HARRY at the White House yesterday. The Prince was in D.C. to promote the Invictus Games, a sports tournament for wounded and injured veterans.
However, the prince's facial hair is what caught the attention of reporters covering his White House visit. CBS Radio veteran MARK KNOLLER said, "Nice beard," to which Harry said, "Thank you, you too. Mine's not gray yet." (Pacelli)
Christmas Shopping Factoid:
According to Giftcard.com, more than $100 billion is spent on gift cards annually in the U.S. with 93 percent of people in the country receiving or purchasing one annually. (Kaye)
Trash talk and satellite dish:
KRIS JENNER is already hard at work orchestrating LAMAR ODOM's comeback. RadarOnline.com reports the enterprising reality "star" is "licking her lips at all the money" she could rake in after her son-in-law's overdose. Insiders claim the cameras have been rolling throughout the entire ordeal and anyone who says otherwise "doesn't know what they're talking about."
Meanwhile, don't hold your breath waiting for KHLOE and the baller to renew their vows. Lamar's estranged wife tells People magazine that she called off the divorce because there's simply no rush, it's not even "in our brains" to renew their relationship and admits his condition is still quite serious. (Lee)
One of RIHANNA's favorite designers is working on wearable technology that will turn your clothes into a payment device. Fashionista.com says designer ADAM SELMAN is creating a dress, gloves, earrings and sunglasses as part of a partnership with Mastercard. His designs and others will be on display at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas. (Bartha)
Today's police blotter:
Cops in Tacoma, Washington, weren't fooled by a driver that illegally used the carpool lane.
The unidentified man allegedly put a zombie baby doll in the passenger seat before moving into the high-occupancy lane. But a passing state trooper spotted the undead doll --complete with a pink onesie --and pulled the guy over. The driver was issued a $136-dollar ticket. Trooper GUY GILL says, "At least he's in the (Halloween) spirit." (Still)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
The fall Nielsen TV ratings sweeps period begins (running thru Nov 25). Get ready for your local newscasters to start passing off such great stories as: "Your sink can kill you!"
White Trash Bulletin:
A $48 thousand dollar tow? That must have been some vehicle! JOEL RAMER of Walpole, Massachusetts, says he was charged almost $50 grand by Assured Collision to get his Jeep out of a mud hole. It took the company 12 hours to get the Jeep out of the mud pit, plus he was charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace for being on private property. Ramer says he thought the bill was a mistake but it's not and he probably won't be able to get his Jeep back. (Myers)
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