Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 21, 2016
July 21, 2016
"Pokemon Go" has spawned its own dating website. The PokeDatesservice allows single "PokeTrainers" to sign up for the service online, share sharing their training schedules and be matched with like-minded players for a real-life "Pokemon Go" date. The Hollywood Reportersays each date has a $20 price tag attached --although the service is offering a special first-date-free promotion with the code, "POKEDATES2016." The site is a new branch of Project Fixup. It is an offline-focused dating website that emphasizes real-life meet-ups instead of Tinder-style virtual swiping and messaging. (Bartha)
And a New Yorker managed to lose his girlfriend while playing Pokémon Go.
The NY Postreports EVAN SCRIBNER was trying to catch 'em all, but his current girlfriend could see all the places he was catching various Pokémon characters --and one of the places happened to be his ex-girlfriend's apartment. Whoops!
Evan later told the Posthe didn't have a good excuse for making a Pokestop there.
A New Jersey woman playing Pokémon Go on her smartphone ended up trapped in a tree.
Rescuers in Clarksboro say the unidentified woman was looking for virtual Pokémon characters at the Eglington Cemetery when she climbed a tree and got stuck. She called 9-1-1 for help and firefighters rushed to the scene. She was brought down safely using a ladder. A spokesman for East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue is warning the public to watch where they're going while playing the popular game so nobody gets hurt. (Still)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
GARRY MARSHALL's death will not prevent the stage musical version of his classic movie, "Pretty Woman," from heading to Broadway. PAULA WAGNER, who was working on the show with Garry, told the Hollywood Reporter yesterday (quote), "He took great pride and delight from Pretty Woman and I know he would have wanted us to continue on and therefore we will bring this story to Broadway. Pretty Woman the musical will be a reminder of his humanity, his heart and his sense of humor." Garry himself announced in May that JERRY MITCHELL is set to direct and be the choreographer, with music by BRYAN ADAMS and JIM VALLANCE. (Marino)
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