Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 21, 2016
January 21, 2016
For those of you who may not be buying those Girl Scout Cookies this month --how about Oreo's latest cookie flavor: Cinnamon Bun.
Come on, you know you want to try it. Nabisco says they'll also be bringing back the popular Red Velvet Oreos this week just in time for ...Valentine's Day (Get it... Red... Valentine's?). The new cookies will set you back $4.49.
The good folks over at McDonald's in Japan have really outdone themselves with a sweet-and-salty new item --chocolate-covered fries! Cosmopolitan.com reports the McChocolate Potatoes go for $2.80, you can add them to your meal for just 50-cents and the savory treat will be available for a limited time. (Lee)
LL COOL J is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this morning at 11:30 am (Pacific) in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. QUEEN LATIFAH and SEAN "Diddy" COMBS will be on hand to speak at his induction as a recording star, although he's also done it all by appearing in movies and on TV shows like "NCIS: Los Angeles." LL has also hosted the Grammy Awards for the past four years in a row, and has two himself along with 10 albums that have gone platinum.
KYLIE JENNER is literally being held prisoner in a shackle made of gold! For several years now, Fashionista says the 18-year-old gazillionaire has been unable to remove a piece of jewelry from her right wrist --a $48-hundred dollar piece of jewelry! In a new video posted to Snapchat, Kylie shared the pathos and the sorrow of being stuck wearing a white gold Cartier Love bracelet --for four whole years! The video shows a Cartier security guard taking a tiny screwdriver to the bracelet, as Kylie looks on shaking her head, resigned to the fate that has befallen her. (Bartha)
A motorist in China was arrested for driving without a steering wheel.
The unidentified man allegedly drove 14-miles using a wrench to turn the steering column in place of his steering wheel. Police say the man claimed he was trying to navigate the vehicle to a repair shop and didn't want to pay for a tow truck. (Still)
Health and Medical Briefs:
A new survey suggests that teens who go to tanning salons are more likely to smoke, drink and use illegal drugs and steroids. The findings from Colorado don't prove that indoor tanning prompts risky choices. But U.S. News & World Report says it does suggest that teens who tan indoors might be prone to do other potentially dangerous things.
People who use tanning beds before age 25 have almost double the risk of malignant melanoma and a 70 percent higher risk of non-melanoma skin cancer. Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a ban on indoor tanning for kids under the age of 18 in response to those health concerns. (Bartha)
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