Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
The cast of DAVID BOWIE's Off-Broadway musical, "Lazarus" were already scheduled to go into the studio Monday to record the original cast album. The New York Times says the session went on, even though Bowie passed away Sunday. The show must go on, right? MICHAEL C. HALL stars in the musical, so he's on the album along with CRISTIN MILIOTI. She sings Bowie's hit "Changes" in the show.
"Lazarus" will close on January 17th, but, the production is headed to London's West End. The UK's Telegraph newspaper says the show will open there soon, which was already in the works before David's death on Sunday. There may also be a touring production of "Lazarus" in the U.S. (Marino)
You --yes, you!-- can now have an "El Chapo" shirt of your very own. The Hollywood Reporter says the website crashed for the L.A.-based Barabas label after word got out it was their blue silk patterned shirt worn by JOAQUIN "El Chapo" GUZMAN in that awkward handshake picture with SEAN PENN. If you can't wait and simply must get the very latest in escape-prone ruthless druglord fashion trends, Amazon is selling the same exact shirt for $128-dollars. Available in all sizes! (Bartha)
Crooks too stupid to live:
Oregon cops are on the lookout for a guy who swiped a two-foot python from a pet store.
Portland police say the suspect grabbed the black pastel ball python from a tank and stuffed it down his pants before making a clean getaway. Officers are using surveillance video in hopes of identifying the culprit. But, store owner CHRISTIN BJUGAN says she already knows who did it. She says, "We know where he lives, we know where he works, we know all about him and his girlfriend. We're just waiting to get our snake back." Bjugan says the snake theft was gutsy "because it was close to feeding day." (Still)
Look what I found:
Forget about playing Powerball --the easiest way to make some extra cash is flying the friendly skies! The UK's Daily Mail reports customs officials discovered seven pounds of yellow gold under a seat on an Air India flight that had just arrived from Dubai. This isn't the first gold rush for the airlines, so far 22 pounds of the precious medal have popped up on planes over the last six weeks and the haul is worth over $382-thousand dollars. (Lee)
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