Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016
Gotta love the legislators in the Louisiana House of Representatives, who took some quality time yesterday afternoon to approve a bill raising the required minimum age for strippers to 21 years old... from 18.
The bill was approved by a unanimous 96-0 vote, and ties the stripper's ages to the current drinking age in Louisiana. Before it was approved, one of the Reps --Republican KEN HARVARD-- attempted to add an amendment that would also limit the strippers to no more than 160 pounds in weight and a maximum age of 28. After a number of negative comments from other reps on the floor, the amendment was removed and the bill passed.
Trash talk and satellite dish:
KIM KARDASHIAN may be much more than just another selfie-loving socialite --rumors are swirling she's actually an international spy! Yep, SFGate.com reports officials at the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp believe she was recruited by Instagram bigwig KEVIN SYSTROM to target "young people and women" to ditch conservative traditions and lure them into modeling.
Spokesman MOSTAFA ALIZADEH says they're "taking this very seriously" and the militant group claims there's "financial support involved as well." (Lee)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
That stage musical version of CHAZZ PALMINTERI's play and movie "A Bronx Tale" is headed to Broadway. Playbill.com says auditions begin June 1st in New York City. The show premiered in February at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. ROBERT De NIRO, who was in the movie, co-directed the musical with four-time Tony winner JERRY ZAKS. (Marino)
The PRINCE family circus just opened up another ring. TMZ.com says the singer's late half-brother, DUANE JOSEPH NELSON, had a daughter and granddaughter. They filed documents yesterday for their share of Prince's loot, and even provided Duane's birth certificate which lists JOHN LEWIS NELSON as his father. Yes, he was also the father of Prince Rogers Nelson, the singer's full name. But, the ladies will have to pay for their own DNA tests like everyone else making a claim to Prince's estate. (Marino)
A museum in Maine is offering cash to anyone who can produce a meteorite from the fireball seen over New England this week.
The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum believes the meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere somewhere over their state Tuesday morning. And, they'll trade $20-thousand dollars for a piece of it. The catch is, the fragment has to weigh at least 2.2 pounds. The museum plans to put it on display in their Meteorite Hall when they open their doors in 2017. (Still)
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