Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 18, 2016
July 18, 2016
Look for a speech by SCOTT BAIO at this week's Republican Convention. I guess you could say it'll be "Happy Days" for Trump. Although Scott's name was not included on the initial list of speakers, Scott made the announcement Saturday on Fox News, then tweeted: "You heard it 1st on @JudgeJeanine that @realDonaldTrump personally asked me to go to the #RNC2016 and speak!"
The news brought out various internet trolls who took the time to tweet:
--"Owing to @ScottBaio's admiration for @realDonaldTrump, Trump will name a border crossing post #CheckPointChachi." --C.J. Jones
--"I hope Donald Trump appoints Scott Baio the "Charles In Charge Of Making America Great Again" at the convention." --Ryan McGee
--"Trump asked Scott Baio to speak at the GOP Convention. It's an episode of Phony Loves Chachi." --@WeRTheSquirrels
--"So Scott Baio is a featured speaker at the GOP Convention for @realDonaldTrump. At least Mitt Romney was able to get Clint Eastwood." --Robbie Elliott
Right wingers can also look forward to a speech by ANTONIO SABATO, Jr., tomorrow night. The handsome star tells Peoplemagazine that he's "never been a Republican or Democrat," but is "an American" and thinks it's "refreshing to have a candidate like (DONALD) TRUMP who is so honest about his feelings because he speaks for so many of us when he says we are in a bad place." Antonio admits he's frustrated and fearful, thinks we need serious change and thinks the businessman-turned-politician can "give us a fresh start."
The NY Timesalso reported that TED CRUZ, NEWT GINGRICH, and DONALD TRUMP's wife and children will be speaking, however TIM TEBOW, who the Timessaid would also be speaking, has canceled out and won't even be in Cleveland.
As of 11 p.m. last night, this was the latest list of GOP speakers.
No winner in Saturday night's drawing for the Powerball Lottery. That means Wednesday night's drawing is valued at $361 million ($250.3 million cash value). Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U-S Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the grand prize (all five numbers plus the Powerball) are one in 292.2 million.
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
LADY GAGA has to learn the ropes of being a new driver just like everyone else with a license. Photographers for TMZ.com spotted the Mother Monster getting pulled over in Malibu last Friday while cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway in a cherried-out older red Ford pickup truck. (Lee)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
So, here's why Tony Award winner DAVEED DIGGS decided to suddenly leave the cast of "Hamilton" at the last minute. Deadline says he'll co-star in a movie called "Wonder" with JULIA ROBERTS and JACOB TREMBLAY. Daveed will play an English teacher who helps a deformed boy get through a mainstream high school. The cameras will roll soon. Daveed gave his final performance as Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson on Friday. (Marino)
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