Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 10, 2016
February 10, 2016
Valentine's Day Getaways:
Looking for a spot to share a romantic getaway with that special someone? The "Five Most Romantic Spots for Valentine's Day" from Life and Style Weekly magazine (Good luck!):
5. Oahu, Hawaii
4. Los Cabos, Mexico
3. Paris, France
2. Venice, Italy
1. Fiji Islands
Data from security technology company ThreatMetrix points up an 80 percent increase in fraud attacks on retailers in 2015 over the year before. The company says more than 20 million of the attacks it stopped last year were from new account creators using stolen or synthetic account identities to defraud stores and businesses. Attacks using stolen identities to open new accounts increased 180 percent. (Kaye)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
JENNIFER ANISTON isn't letting those New Year's resolutions slide just 'cuz it's February. Sources close to the golden girl tell the National Enquirer that she's enthralled with the Taco Cleanse, has toyed with the idea of opening a healthy Mexican restaurant and is always looking for "new and different ways" to give her system a once-over.
Phone starter: What's the wackiest diet you've ever tried? Did something off-the-wall actually work? (Lee)
Sports Illustrated has announced that curvy model ASHLEY GRAHAM will be featured for the first time in its annual Swimsuit issue. Ashley is five-nine, a size 16 and a self-described "body activist." She's best known for her Forever 21 and Lane Bryant campaigns and has her own lingerie line. New York magazine's The Cut says Ashley is the largest-sized model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Australian model ROBIN LAWLEY busted the magazine's body diversity barrier last year when she appeared at a size 12. (Bartha)
Looking for love in all the wrong places:
A couple was arrested in Vegas for allegedly getting a little too intimate --in full public view.
Authorities say PHILLIP FRANK PANZICA THE THIRD and CHLOE SCORDIANOS got-it-on while riding in a glass-enclosed Ferris wheel cabin high above the Las Vegas Strip. Police say surveillance cameras busted them in the act aboard the 'High Roller' ride. Security told them to stop, but the couple allegedly continued for 30-minutes. Scordianos' lawyer claims his client believed there was an "expectation of privacy." (Still)
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