Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 26, 2016
February 26, 2016
The man who some say killed ELVIS PRESLEY has died. TMZ.com says Dr. GEORGE NICHOPOULOS, better known as Dr. Nick, passed away Wednesday in Memphis. He was 88. Dr. Nick was allegedly a walking prescription pad for the King of Rock 'n' Roll, traveling with him wherever he went to get Elvis any drug he asked for. Sort of like CONRAD MURRAY's relationship with MICHAEL JACKSON. After Presley died in 1977, Dr. Nick was charged for his actions but he got off the hook in 1981. Eventually, his medical license was taken away. (Marino)
*Not* Sucking Up:
DONALD TRUMP's verbal brawl-du-jour yesterday involved a former president of Mexico. During an interview, former Mexican President VICENTE FOX said, "I declare --I'm not going to pay for that f***ing wall... (Trump) should pay for it. He's got the money."
Trump's response? During last night's debate in Houston, he said, "If I would have used even half of that word, it would have been national scandal... This guy used a filthy, disgusting word on television and he should be ashamed of himself and he should apologized." (Pacelli)
Rounding up the usual suspects:
A Canadian man was allegedly caught smuggling turtles down his pants.
Officials say DONG YANG had forty live turtles in his trousers when he tried to enter Canada from the United States at the Niagara crossing. He was convicted of illegally importing reptiles, fined over $25-hundred American dollars, and placed on probation. Authorities have also banned him from owning turtles for the next 10-years. (Still)
Was she just stupid, did she have a brain-cramp, or was she serious?
That's the question viewers are asking after RAVEN-SYMONE told her co-hosts on "The View" yesterday that "If any Republican gets nominated," she's going to leave the US.
"My confession for this election is if any Republican gets nominated I'm gonna move to Canada with my entire family," she said, and when asked if she was kidding, followed up by saying "I already have my ticket. I literally bought my ticket, I swear."
Of course, as we all know, there *will* be a Republican and a Democrat nominated for the presidential elections this fall, so it should be pretty clear that Raven is ready to leave... unless she meant to say "If a Republican is ELECTED."
MATT DAMON's "The Martian" just got a tomato named after him. LiveScience.com says botantists have named the new species of bush tomato Solanum watneyi, after Matt's "fear my botany powers" scientist-astronaut Mark Watney in the Oscar-nominated movie. The biologists who discovered the tomato said they chose to name the plant after the movie "Martian" because Matt's character "inspired real-life researchers" and proved that ""botanists can be cool, too." (Bartha)
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