Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 14, 2016
January 14, 2016
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
Misery always loves company --especially when it involves your precious children! Sources tell the NY Post's Page Six gossip column that MADONNA has rekindled her longtime friendship with ROSIE O'DONNELL since they're both dealing with rebellious teenagers. The comic's daughter, CHELSEA, has reconnected with her birth mother after shacking up with a drug dealer for a week last year while the Material Girl's son, ROCCO, wants to move in with dear old dad GUY RITCHIE in England. (Lee)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
And, the next live Broadway musical on NBC will be..."Hairspray!" The network says the fourth TV production, following up "The Sound of Music," "Peter Pan" and "The Wiz" will be put together by the same team. Since the ratings for "The Wiz" were so good, the network decided to keep going with more live musicals. (Marino)
Rounding up the usual suspects:
A suspected burglar in Florida was arrested after returning to the scene of the crime --for iced tea.
Police say 23-year-old BRYAN LINDON and an accomplice broke into an unoccupied home in Cooper City, then made their way to Pembroke Pines to rob another house. Police rushed to the scene, but Lindon allegedly fled in a stolen car, which he then crashed into a truck. And he may have gotten away with it to, except for that pesky bottle of iced tea he left behind. Cops say he returned to the scene hoping to retrieve it before police could test it for DNA evidence. That's when he was nabbed. His underage accomplice had already been arrested. (Still)
Overheard on Sunset Blvd:
"Mad Max" fans will be sad to hear that GEORGE MILLER has no plans to direct another sequel in the series. The filmmaker told the NY Post's Page Six gossip column that he's shot the flicks in flat red earth, a field of wild flowers and pouring rain in Australia, they had to wait 18-months to finish, every trip back to the United States was 27-hours and the films simply take "forever."
At 70-years-old, it's understandable that he just doesn't have the time. (Lee)
Small town, small people:
When kids get too old to cuddle with their moms, it's heartbreaking. But finding a replacement for them, well, quite frankly, can be disturbing. A woman in England missed snuggling with her son, who's 13, so she knitted a replica of him. MARIEKE VOORSLUIJS said, "My son is reaching puberty. We used to cuddle all the time, but those days are becoming scarce. Now he'd rather hang with friends, play with his phone and listen to his iPod." See her knitted son HERE. (Myers)
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