Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 25, 2016
April 25, 2016
PRINCE is back at the top of the Billboard album charts. Sadly, his death made that happen. "The Very Best of Prince" sold 179-thousand total units for the week that ended Thursday, which is the day he died, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The "Purple Rain" soundtrack is in at number two, selling 69-thousand total units. Another Prince collection, the double-disc "The Hits/The B-Sides" re-enters the chart at number six.
On the Beat:
Police in Conroe, Texas, are trying to locate the owner of a stray cat. Oh, that cat happens to be a tiger.
Officers received multiple calls last Thursday about a live tiger wandering through a local neighborhood. Animal control officers managed to capture the female tiger, which was wearing a collar and a leash. As an officer approached the big cat, the animal leapt toward him, put its paws on his shoulders and started licking his face. Officials haven't been able to locate the owner, who will probably be issued a citation. (Still)
Drug Bust of the Day:
People in New Zealand aren't only high on life. Police officer in Turangi were trying to dispose of a large crop of marijuana they confiscated. Unfortunately they thought burning it was the best way to get rid of it, but someone forgot to check the wind direction. People in a nearby parking lot of a supermarket say the entire area smelled like pot and people were really enjoying the smell and definitely inhaling. See the video of the smoke HERE. (Myers)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
How many of your friends are streaming their favorite shows or getting them off the internet?
Variety says there are now more internet-connected TVs and streaming devices in U.S. households than their are pay TV set-top boxes. In fact, 65 percent of all US households have at least one streaming device connected to their TV --or a smart TV set connected to the internet.
With that in mind, start looking for pay-TV companies to try to give you a way to watch their TV channels through a smart TV or streaming device instead of thru a cable box.
Overheard on Sunset Blvd:
It's coming --a big-screen version of the hit 1980s NBC series, "CHiPs."
The original show starred ERIK ESTRADA and LARRY WILCOX as two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers. The new Warner Brothers movie will have DAX SHEPARD and MICHAEL PENA as the two cops, which is now scheduled to be out Aug 11, 2017.
Shepard also will be directing the movie.
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