Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 4, 2016
August 4, 2016
Broadcast, cable and video news:
We could be seeing KANYE WEST and BEYONCE on JAMES CORDEN's "Carpool Karaoke."
Corden told GQ magazine Kanye has canceled two previously scheduled appearances on the show, but he's trying to get him to show up as a hitchhiker and rap along with Corden as they drive around LA. And of course they'd also pick up Beyonce as well in the segment.
So far, nothing is set but Corden says he's "working on it."
ARIANA GRANDE's new fragrance is "Sweet Like Candy" --and we know it because it says so. The "Sweet Like Candy" scent is a follow-up to the 23-year-old pop star's first perfume, Ari. The Hollywood Reportersays Sweet Like Candy is $49 for a 1.7 fluid ounce bottle. It will be available first at ULTA stores and online, then will launch nationwide in August at Lord and Taylor and Macys.com in the U.S. (Bartha)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
Now that VH1 Classic is MTV Classic, the channel plans to show every episode of the "Unplugged" series. Billboard.com ran down the top five "Unplugged" albums, based on sales. You may think you know which is number one, but you're wrong!
5. 10,000 MANIACS (1993) 2.3-million copies
4. MARIAH CAREY (1992) 2.7-million copies (for an EP)
3. ROD STEWART (1993) 3.4-million copies
2. NIRVANA (1994) 5.1-million copies
1. ERIC CLAPTON (1992) 7.7-million copies (Marino)
When are parents going to use their brains with their kids at the zoo??! The Dublin Zoo is investigating a post on social media that shows a man holding the hand of a boy while he's on the other side of the fence of the rhino enclosure. Witnesses say that he was there for at least 20 minutes. The Dublin Zoo says that they are reviewing the incident and will respond accordingly. See the pics that people took HERE. (Myers)
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