Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 31, 2016
August 31, 2016
Looks like America is more forgiving that everybody wanted to admit --RYAN LOCHTE now has two sponsors willing to fork over money for testimonials from the Olympian.
As you probably know, Lochte lost a number of sponsors, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren, after his story about being robbed in Rio de Janiero was proved to be false.
However, last week Pine Brothers cough drops picked him up as a spokesman, plugging "Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops: (ahem) Forgiving on Your Throat."
And yesterday, Ryan picked up another sponsor --Robocopp, billed as the world's smallest SOS alarm. In an instructional video posted to Twitter yesterday, Ryan said "I've been traveling a lot lately. We all like to have fun, but it's a good idea to stay safe."
The device, which basically looks like a USB key, emits a 130 decibel alarm when you pull the pin off the top.
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
"The Voice" doesn't premiere for a few weeks, but there's already drama on the set. Sources tell RadarOnline.com that ADAM LEVINE and MILEY CYRUS did not click, they're "at each other's throats" and the MAROON 5 singer wants "nothing to do with her." Word is the wild child showed up like she owned the place, and Adam's tired of being interrupted every time he speaks. So, he's made a pact with ALICIA KEYS to make sure Team Miley doesn't win! (Lee)
Forbesmagazine is out with its annual list of the world's highest-paid models and GISELE BÜNDCHEN tops the list for the 10th year in a row, raking in nearly three times the cash of the second-place model, ADRIANA LIMA. Gisele pulled down $30.5 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016, thanks to contracts from Chanel, Carolina Herrera and Pantene.
New to the list this year are KENDALL JENNER and KARLIE KLOSS, who tied for third place. The remainder of the top-10:
10. Miranda Kerr, $6 million
8. (tie) Liu Wen, $7 million
8. (tie) Candice Swanepoel, $7 million
7. Cara Delevigne, $8.5 million
5. (tie) Gigi Hadid, $9 million
5. (tie) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, $9 million
3. (tie) Kendall Jenner, $10 million
3. (tie) Karlie Kloss, $10 million
2. Adriana Lima, $10.5 million
1. Gisele Bundchen, $30.5 million
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
RIHANNA followed up her amazing night at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday ...by working as a bartender! The Confidential gossip column in the New York Daily News says she was serving up drinks at the Up & Down nightclub in the Meatpacking District about 20 blocks downtown from Madison Square Garden. Ri Ri showed up to the after-party with DRAKE who presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, but he had to wait until she finished her shift behind the bar. Are the a couple now? Sure looks like it. Rihanna and Drake were in a VIP area, and anyone who tried to snap a photo got a flashlight shined at their cameras by a bodyguard. (Marino)
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