Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 22, 2016
August 22, 2016
Mom of the year award:
Congrats to KATE TRIPTON of Tennessee who gave birth to triplets so large, they almost set a new world record.
At birth, JACK, STELLA, and LUKE TRIPTON were just two pounds short of breaking the world record. The triplets weighed nearly 20-pounds altogether when they were delivered at the University of Tennessee Medical Center --the largest triplets ever born at that hospital. It's amazing considering triplets typically only weigh around three-pounds each at birth. The largest triplets ever recorded weighed 22-pounds altogether and were born in California back in 2004. (Still)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL will fill in for LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as hosts of a fundraiser for HILLARY CLINTON tomorrow afternoon.
Hollywood trades reports Leo can't make it because he's got to finish his climate change documentary, "Before the Flood," in time for it to premiere at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival on Fri, Sep 09, so he asked Jessica and Justin to host the event.
The documentary, which includes interviews with PRESIDENT OBAMA, Former President BILL CLINTON, Secretary of State JOHN KERRY, UN Secretary-General BAN KI-MOON and POPE FRANCIS, is about how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.
Tickets to the Clinton fundraiser reportedly run $33,400 per person.
JUSTIN BIEBER's exclusive collection of "Purpose" tour merchandise for Forever 21 goes on sale on the retailer's website today. The limited edition capsule collection includes eight Bieber-themed pieces. That includes a "Purpose Tour" muscle tee with a photo of The Biebs, a baseball tee that says "Sorry" across the back, and best, a black "Purpose Tour" bomber. Peoplesays if you miss out on the online sale, Bieber's "Purpose" collection goes on sale in Forever 21 stores next week. (Bartha)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
Bass players hardly ever get respect, especially when a gorilla can do their job! RollingStone.com says RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist FLEA hung out with Koko the Gorilla last week at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California. They hung out and "jammed" for a while with 45-year-old Koko rockin' out on the instrument herself. Flea let Koko keep the bass, but took the amp back because he borrowed it. (Marino)
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