Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 9, 2015
November 9, 2015
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
Did ANGELINA JOLIE give her schnozz a little lift? Three different plastic surgeons speculate to RadarOnline.com that the A-lister has undergone a minor nose job. Dr. THOMAS YOUN says the final product looks "good," but reinforces the idea that the brunette beauty does not need any more work.
Phone starter: Do you have a friend that insists on getting procedure after procedure despite the fact that they look fabulous? Have you entertained the idea of an intervention or told them to quit? How did that go over? (Lee)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
A musical about ROY ROGERS and DALE EVANS is in the works. The Hollywood Reporter says the Broadway bound show, "Happy Trails," will feature music and lyrics by T-BONE BURNETT. He replaces stage and movie vets ALAN MENKEN and GLENN SLATER who had to back out because they're committed to another project. The team that gave you "Jersey Boys," writer MARSHALL BRICKMAN and director DES McANUFF are on board too. (Marino)
The hair on KANYE WEST's head allegedly costs $500 dollars per day. And we know this thanks to RIHANNA's dad. RONALD FENTY told Heat magazine he discovered the true cost of Yeezy's hair maintenance several years ago when Kanye and Rihanna were touring together. New York magazine's The Cut did the math: A daily $500-dollar-per-day trim racks up a barbershop bill of $182-thousand-500-dollars per year. Or, if you prefer to think in terms of real estate, $1,520 dollars per square inch of scalp. (Bartha)
The Reel Deal:
You may have heard about that "Star Wars" fan who was dying of cancer and his last request was to see the upcoming "Star Wars" movie.
Thirty-two year-old DANIEL FLEETWOOD suffers from spindle cell sarcoma, and his wish to see "The Force Awakens" was granted last week. A post on his Facebook page said he was shown an unedited version of the film at his home on Thursday after his viral request was seen by director J-J ABRAMS, who decided to go along with it.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
A guitar owned and played by JOHN LENNON in his early BEATLES days sold at an auction Saturday for $2.4-million dollars. Julien's Auctions says John used the Gibson J-160e acoustic/electric to write and record "Love Me Do," "From Me To You," "She Loves You" and other hits. He lost the guitar after a Christmas concert in London in 1963. It remained missing until John McCaw bought the instrument in the late 1960's for $275-dollars. Lennon replaced that guitar with another J-160e which he continued to use through the rest of his Beatles years. Julien's says the buyer of the original Gibson wishes to remain anonymous.
RINGO STARR's Beatles logo drum head was sold in the same auction in Beverly Hills, California. It went for $2.1-million dollars.
FYI: Also sold at the same auction was the Cardigan sweater KURT COBAIN wore on NIRVANA's "MTV Unplugged" concert. It went for $140,800-dollars. That's a lot more than the expected sale price of $80-thousand dollars. (Marino)
Seattle's infamous gum wall is going away.
The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority plans to remove all that gum with an industrial steam cleaner. After all, the wall currently holds 20-years worth of chewed bubble gum. Officials say they don't expect the wall to stay clean, since it's become a tradition for people to stick their gum on it.
The gum wall has been named one of the world's most germ-infested tourist attractions by TripAdvisor, second only to Ireland's Blarney Stone. Clean-up starts November 20th. (Still)
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