Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 17, 2016
March 17, 2016
A lady in Baltimore is suing city officials for injuries she claims happened on the toilet.
ANGELA WRIGHT says she was sitting on her toilet when the plumbing became backed up and suddenly "exploded," sending her flying across the room. Wright claims her house was damaged to the tune of $14-thousand dollars and she was physically and emotionally hurt. Wright says she ended up covered in waste material, adding "Who wants that?"
Wright's lawsuit names Baltimore mayor STEPHANIE RAWLINGS-BLAKE as a defendant, along with the City Council and two city contractors. Her attorney says, if it goes to trial, they'll be asking for a quarter-million dollars in damages. (Still)
(No) Face time with the judge:
A lawsuit between JUSTIN BIEBER and a photographer was settled out-of-court before his trial was due to begin yesterday in California.
Paparazzi photographer JOSE DURAN was suing Bieber for assault and emotional distress after Justin got out of his car in 2012 outside a shopping center near Los Angeles and kicked and punched him out before returning to his car and his date with SELENA GOMEZ.
Duran's attorney said the case had been resolved but would not disclose the terms.
Time magazine is out with its list of the 30 most influential people on the Internet, ranked in no special order, but including KANYE WEST and wife KIM KARDASHIAN, DONALD TRUMP, CAITLYN JENNER and others.
--Kanye was included because of his tweets, as was Donald Trump
--JAMES CORDEN was singled out for his "Carpool Karaoke" on YouTube
--J.K. ROWLING was cited because of her Twitter comments along with her Pottermore website
--Swedish game-boy PewDiePie has 42.7 million YouTube subscribers and is working on a new virtual network
--LELE PONDS is the most-watched person on Vine; her videos have been played 7.9 billion-with-a-B times
--Soccer star CRISTIANO RONALDO has 200-million combined followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
And there's more HERE, but you get the idea.
Three famous Irishmen (for St Patrick's Day):
--ARTHUR GUINESS, who opened his brewery in Dublin in 1759.
--JOHN JAMESON, who opened his distillery in Dublin in 1780.
--Whoever invented Bailey's Irish Cream. Gilbeys of Ireland reportedly introduced the mixture in 1974 to prop up their international sales. Although legend has it the drink was created by ANDREW BAILEY of the R-A Bailey Company, PETER O'CONNOR of Bailey's says "There's no Mr or Mrs Bailey. We wanted a name that was Irish, but not 'show' Irish. The R-A Bailey was a way of putting a name behind the factory, a way of getting across that the product comes from Ireland."
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
JAMIE LYNN SPEARS, BRITNEY's little sister, is 24 years old now and on Tuesday, she was the Grand Ole Opry. CMT.com says Britney and older brother BRYAN SPEARS were there to introduce Jamie Lynn who is a country music artist. Britney took the mic and said (quote), "Thanks to the Opry for letting me introduce this beautiful young lady who is my heart and my soul. Not only is she beautiful and extremely talented, but she's my little sister: Jamie Lynn Spears!" Jamie Lynn is also a country songwriter. She co-wrote JANA KRAMER's hit from last year, "I Got The Boy." (Marino)
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