Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 5, 2016
July 5, 2016
Are you one of those people who ordered a Tesla when they put out the feelers last year? The company said Friday that they produced around 14,400 cars during the second quarter of the year. The company says it plans to ramp things up and ship 25-thousand a quarter for the last six months of the year. And it had better get on the stick --in order to meet its sales goals, it needs to be producing a half-million cars a year by 2018 --a year and a half from now. That'd be 125-thousand a quarter in case you can't do the math --or around five times the production they're hopefully going to start now.
No winner in Friday night's drawing for the Mega Millions Lottery. That means tonight's drawing is valued at $449 million ($313 million cash value). It's the third highest Mega Millions jackpot ever... the two larger ones were $656 million on Mar 30, 2012 and a $648 million jackpot on Dec 17, 2013. Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the big prize are one in 258.9 million.
Stars and their movies:
British actress Dame JUDI DENCH got her very first tattoo for her 81st birthday --the Latin words "Carpe Diem" on her wrist. Although her birthday was back in December, she showed it off recently at a James Bond evening gala. She told reporters her daughter, FINTY WILLIAMS, gave it to her "She's wonderful with surprises," she told Surrey Life magazine. "Good, isn't it? Mind you, the company of 'A Winter's Tale,' which I was doing at the time, used to say that it [meant] fish of the day." she said.
She told the Hollywood Reportera couple of years ago that she'd once told movie producer HARVEY WEINSTEIN she'd tattooed his name on her butt. "He laughed and was, well, quite embarrassed, actually. It's quite difficult to embarrass Harvey, but I did!" Then, later, she got a fake tattoo and showed it off at their lunch: "Beforehand, I got my makeup lady to actually write Harvey's name [on my body]. Then I brought it up at lunch and said, 'You know, I do have it on my bum' --and then I actually got up and showed him! I've never seen a man more embarrassed and I've never let him forget it."
But the "Carpe Diem" is now her first --and only-- tattoo.
Sucks to be you:
Another day, another tattoo cover-up for JOHNNY DEPP. This time, photographers for TMZ.com spotted the A-lister with the word: "SCUM" across the knuckles on his right hand. It used to read: "SLIM," which is a nickname for estranged wife AMBER HEARD. Yep, he changed the L to a C and the I to a U. Longtime fans will know he also switched up a piece of body art for ex-fiancee WINONA RYDER --what used to read: "Winona Forever" was reduced to "Wino Forever." (Lee)
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