Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 27, 2016
January 27, 2016
Another @$#%* Press Release:
Got any big plans for Super Bowl? Oscar Meyer has a tasty way to spend some quality time in beautiful Santa Clara, California. People magazine reports the hot dog giant is auctioning off a weekend in their Wienie-Bago that includes snacks, drinks, cable, a $25-hundred dollar stipend and a personal chauffeur to drive you around. All proceeds will benefit Stop Hunger Now and the company will match the winning bid up to $10-thousand dollars. (Lee)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
"Hamilton" is headed to Chicago. The Sun-Times says the hit Broadway musical will begin a (quote), "open-ended run" in the Windy City beginning September 27th. Tickets are not on sale yet for individuals, but groups of 20 or more can buy seats now. No word on casting yet for the Chicago production. And, the national tour of "Hamilton" will begin in March 2017 at the SHN Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, followed by a run at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles from August 11th to December 30th. The Pantages hold 2,700 people, which is twice the size of the show's Broadway home, the Richard Rodgers Theater. (Marino)
RIHANNA's fans went so nuts over a set of Swarovski-encrusted designer headphones that they sold out in record time. Rihanna Tweeted a picture Monday of herself listening to her upcoming album "Anti" in the $8,895-dollar headphones. In less than 24 hours, Racked.com says Dolce & Gabbana headphones were completely sold out everywhere. (Bartha)
Today's police blotter:
ISIS is lowering their standards and taken up robbing dollar stores. A man in Bakersfield, California, with a semi-automatic handgun, robbed a Dollar Tree store. Police aren't sure how much money he got away with and he told the clerk that he was robbing the store in the name of ISIS. Police are checking video surveillance to try and identify the robber. (Myers)
HILLARY CLINTON went on the "Today" show to claim that the allegations of her husband's affair with MONICA LEWINSKY was "a vast, right-wing conspiracy" (1998).
-- 40 years ago, "LaVerne and Shirley" debuted, 1976.
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