Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 11, 2016
August 11, 2016
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Actress and producer ROMA DOWNEY is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this morning at 11:30 am (Pacific), at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Sergeants Supply. Not so coincidentally, it's located right next to the star of her husband, MARK BURNETT. He'll be there gazing adoringly and helping her unveil the star along with DELLA REESE and evangelical megachurch Pastor RICK WARREN.
Besides producing a number of TV series, including "The Women of the Bible" and "The Dovekeepers," currently, Roma is producing the remake of the classic movie, "Ben Hur." She's also a spokesperson for "Operation Smile," a volunteer organization which brings medical surgeries at no cost to children around the globe with facial deformities.
Team USA Olympic swimmer RYAN LOCHTE has green hair... and it's the pool's fault. But not because of whatever chemical problem is discoloring the water. It's because Ryan --a 12-time Olympic medalist who spends his every waking moment in pool water-- somehow didn't realize all that chlorine would turn his silver dye job green!
New York magazine's The Cut says Ryan debuted his new silvery-blue 'do just last week --especially done for the Rio games. By Tuesday, Lochte's hair had transformed into that distinctive mint-green shade that pool-loving bottled blondes know all too well. As of last night, Ryan's hair appeared to have been re-dyed blonde again. (Bartha)
Meanwhile in Europe:
Raising your kids vegan could soon be a crime in Italy.
A controversial new bill in that country would make it illegal for parents to impose meat-free diets on their children. According to the bill, vegan diets are "devoid of essential elements for healthy and balanced growth." If passed, parents could face jail time for denying their kids meat. In the past 18-months, at least four malnourished children were hospitalized in Italy after being fed a vegan diet. (Still)
Another @$#%* Press Release:
Those sweet little Girl Scouts have done it once again. There's "s'more" new cookies are coming your way. This time, the organization is tempting us with two new flavors that they'll sell beginning in 2017. Both are inspired by S'mores --one features a graham cracker cookie with chocolate and marshmallow filling, the other is a graham cookie dipped in cream icing and coated in chocolate.
The ladies launched the product yesterday in honor of National S'mores Day and hosted campfires around the country to educate the public about their organization. There hasn't been a new cookie since 2015 when they released Toffee-tastic, Trios and Rah-Rah Raisin. (Myers /Lee)
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