Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 19, 2016
July 19, 2016
The President at play:
PRESIDENT OBAMA has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until Friday to honor the three police officers shot and killed over the weekend in Baton Rouge, LA. All American flags at the White House, public buildings around the country, and military and diplomatic posts around the world will fly at half-staff until sunset on July 22nd.
Flags were already at half-staff to mourn the victims of last week's terrorist attack in Nice, France, which left 84 people dead. The order was set to expire on Tuesday. (Pacelli)
MELANIA TRUMP addressed the first night of the Republican National Convention in cotton silk off- white dress by Romsanda. Women's Wear Dailysays Melania bought the dress herself from Net-a-Porter for about $1,500. A former model, Melania also sells a jewelry line with QVC and a caviar-infused skin care line. (Bartha)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA no longer has to do "Hamilton" every night on Broadway, so he has some time to be honored. Varietysays Lin will get a star on Puerto Rico's Walk of Fame. The big ceremony happens on Ashford Avenue in San Juan on July 27th. That's the city's main drag. RICKY MARTIN has a star there too. (Marino)
Parent(s) of the Day:
A mom-of-two in Pennsylvania is accused of driving around with her kids stuffed in the trunk.
Hanover Borough police say 29-year-old JESSICA REGER was in the passenger seat of a little red Corvette when the car was pulled over. Cops allegedly discovered her children, ages three and five, jammed into the two-seater sports car's trunk. Both Reger and the car's driver were arrested for alleged reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of children. It's unclear how long the kids had allegedly been in the trunk. (Still)
The Reel Deal:
You've probably given this some thought if you've ever used Tinder and swiped... and regretted it.
Now Varietyreports Warner Brothers has a movie called "Worst Tinder Date Ever" in the works from the same guys who wrote "Friends with Benefits." The story reportedly is about a couple in Los Angeles who go on a Tinder date that generates several disasters ...but the daters fall in love with each other.
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