Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 26, 2016
July 26, 2016
Problems aboard the Northwesternfor the season premiere of "Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery channel tonight as skipper SIG HANSEN suffers a heart attack.
Sig tells TV Line "Yeah, I was very lucky that we were close to shore at the time," he says. "I was Medevac'd out of Dutch Harbor."
"How do I put this? At the end of the [fishing] season, this being one of the toughest seasons that we ever had, I just break down. There's only so much you can do... It gets to you."
Filling a need:
Warning: note drug content.
Looking for the perfect gift for the Mary Jane lover in your life? Fear not --we've got a present that will blow their world away! TMZ.com reports a Harley-Davidson bong that once belonged to DJ WOLFMAN JACK is hitting the auction block. The legendary personality got the water pipe as a present for his bachelor party in 1961, it's been cleaned of all (ahem) residue and is expected to sell for $10,000 later today. (Lee)
KYLIE JENNER just expanded her Kylie Cosmetics empire. She's announced the launch of her first eye shadow . The Hollywood Reportersays the nine-color eye shadow palette is being called "KyShadow." The bronze-colored shades feature warm brown and neutral colors. No prices have been announced yet. (Bartha)
What's the Buzz:
A group of senior citizens is turning to Pokemon Go to stay active.
Seniors at the DeBary Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Florida are using the popular smartphone app for exercise and rehabilitation. Staff members have introduced the game to senior residents recovering from injuries --and it's proving to be very popular.
BRENDA FRANCIS is recovering from a broken hip. She says she likes the Pokemon game because "You can walk around the corner doing it and it's not that far." She adds, "I have a good time."
Pokemon Go is an "augmented reality game" that uses cell phone navigation technology to help players search for virtual characters in real-life locations. (Still)
According to Mental Floss: For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself "ToPikachu" to mark Pokemon's U.S. debut.
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