Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 3, 2016
June 3, 2016
A new, pop-up diner in Chicago's Wicker Park suburb is based on the 1990s TV show, "Saved By The Bell."
The diner, called "Saved By The Max," serves food including A.C. Sliders, Mac & Screech, Bayside Burgers and Preppy BLTs and will be open through the summer until Aug 31.
InStyle magazine reports the dinner tickets are nearly sold out, except for solo seats, but brunch and late-night service are open to walk-ins.
While we're on the subject, McDonald's is said to be in talks with a developer to take over OPRAH WINFREY's old Harpo Studios complex in Chicago, making it into a new headquarters for the fast-food giant.
McDonald's is currently located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL.
The world-famous Louvre museum in Paris is shut down today after massive rainstorms have caused the River Seine to rise 19 feet above its normal level.
The flooding was scheduled to peak this morning, however, even more rain has been forecast through the weekend across central Europe.
Both the Louvre and Orsay Museums were shut so the staff could move artworks to safety and emergency barriers have been put up along the Seine, which burst its banks in places.
Around 25-thousand people are also without power in France.
In Germany, the rains have claimed nine lives; most of them in Bavaria. Thousands of homes are also without power there as well.
On the Beat:
A pair of police officers in San Francisco have rescued a baby sea lion.
The mammal was found shivering inside a stairwell in the city's Ocean Beach neighborhood. The sea lion was so cold when police found it, it tried to cuddle up next to them to get warm. Police comforted the critter until specialists arrived and took it to the Marine Mammal Center for treatment. The malnourished sea lion is said to be recovering. (Still)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Monday night's "Late Late Show" will feature an episode of "Carpool Karaoke" in which JAMES CORDEN invites LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA along for a ride, as well as actresses JANE KRAKOWSKI, AUDRA McDONALD and "Modern Family's" JESSE TYLER FERGUSON.
The segment is a plug for the Tony Awards, which Corden will be hosting on Sun, Jun 12 on CBS. Lin-Manuel is nominated for three awards for "Hamilton," Krakowski is nominated for Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in "She Loves Me." McDonald also currently stars in "Shuffle Along" and Ferguson is in "Fully Committed," but neither of them are up for awards.
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