Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 18, 2016
March 18, 2016
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
POPE FRANCIS is branching out on social media and ready to launch a new Instagram account! MONSIGNOR DARIO VIGANO from the Church's communications department broke the good news on Vatican Radio and fans can look for his best moments at "Franciscus" on the photo-sharing network.The Catholic leader is very popular and has eight-million followers on Twitter, where his handle is "Pontifex." (Lee)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
BETH BEHRS of TV's "Two Broke Girls," (she's the blonde), will make her New York stage debut in the spring. Playbill.com says she'll star in HALLEY FEIFFER's comedy, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City." The Off-Broadway show is about two strangers who meet at a hospital. Previews begin May 19th with opening night set for June 7th at the MCC Theater. Get all the info at mcctheater.org. (Marino)
Spray paint manicures exist --and at the end of this month, you'll be able to give yourself one at home. After launching an aerosol nail polish in London last November, Nails Inc. is bringing its nail polish The Paint Can stateside. Mashable.com says the idea is a speedier manicure process, with the spray-on application designed to be easier for users who can't hold a brush steady (and always manages to smear up their fingertips no matter how hard we try!). The Paint Can will come in three colors --hot pink, light pink and silver and goes on sale March 29th at Sephora stores and on the Nails Inc. website. Another brand, Milk Makeup also plans to release its own line of spray-on polishes in silver, copper and soft pink. (Bartha)
Trolling for IQ points:
I'll take my chair foam with chocolate syrup and sprinkles, please!
VICKY CULLEN, who's 28, developed a very bad case of Pica while she was pregnant with her daughter OLIVIA. Pica, a disorder that develops during pregnancy that has women craving non-nutritional items, and had Vicki eating sponges and foam! She even adds them to recipes. Sometimes she spreads Nutella on them or sometimes jam. Her favorite foam is from a chair in her living room. Vicki says, "I've only just started revealing the extent of my cravings to friends and family because of a commitment to help make people more aware of the problem."
See Vicki and her odd diet HERE. (Myers)
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