Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 12, 2016
January 12, 2016
50 years ago today, "Batman" debuted on TV, starring ADAM WEST and BURT WARD as the Caped Crusaders, (1966). The first villain featured was the Riddler, played by FRANK GORSHIN. At that point, MICHAEL KEATON was 14, KIM BASINGER, 12, GEORGE CLOONEY --oh forget it, you get the picture.
Auto World /Gas Guzzlin' Update:
A new AutoTrader study finds that among 77 percent of vehicle shoppers, technology is more important than car color. The study says car buyers don't want to sacrifice safety, but they do want the high tech.
--nearly 60 percent say they want automakers to focus on better integrating smartphones into a generic system such as Apple Car Play or Android Auto that would be available in all vehicles (Kaye)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
A new musical about the RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS is now playing at the Lonny Chapman Theater in North Hollywood, California. All of the duo's big hits are in the show that follows BILL MEDLEY and BOBBY HATFIELD as the two white boys who break into R&B and help create the Blue-Eyed Soul sound. The show runs through January 24th, but there's a lot of talk about bringing it East. (Marino)
GWYNETH PALTROW's new cosmetics line launched yesterday. Gwyneth's 78-piece collection for Juice Beauty includes 10 shades of skin care foundation colors, liquid and bullet lipsticks, lip glosses and crayons, blush, pressed powder, eye shadows and pencils, concealers and mascara. Basically --it's the works. And, of course, because this is Gwyneth Paltrow we're talking about, Fashionista says it is made from all natural organic ingredients. Price ranges are from $22 to $42 and are available at Ulta stores as well as at Juice Beauty. (Bartha)
El Chapo extradition possible --but not likely:
No surprise that the US is trying to get their hands on drug cartel head JOAQUIN "El Chapo" GUZMAN after he was recaptured last Friday after six months on the lam in Mexico. However, don't expect the US to get their hands on El Chapo right away --experts say it'll probably take at least a year, and maybe as long as six years-- before they can get him to the US, thanks to various legal maneuvers that are expected.
That's a bit different from the last time he was apprehended, when Mexico's attorney general said there was a chance the US might get him in about "300 or 400 years" after he finished his sentence in Mexico. Guess they didn't expect him to break out that quickly.
El Chapo's Mexican attorney has already filed several motions to put a stop to the possible extradition requests.
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