Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 19, 2016
September 19, 2016
Filling a need:
There's a new, indoor theme park coming to the New York City area --which will feature Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The new Nickelodeon Universe will be located in New Jersey's Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It used to be a development called Xanadu, which was going to be a sports and recreation area with an attached a mall, theater, bowling and even an indoor ski slope --but it went bankrupt more than once.
Now NJ.com reports the Nickelodeon Universe will be "the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere at 8.5 acres as well as awater park, and they've also reportedly made a deal with DreamWorks for other kids favorites including Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and a planned Legoland Discovery Center.
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
BILL MURRAY is a man of many talents and added the title of bartender to his lengthy resume last weekend. Us Weeklyreports the proud father of HOMER MURRAYpoured drinks for thirsty patrons at his son's restaurant, 21 Greenpoint, in Brooklyn, New York. Word is the actor was "hilarious and jovial," danced to the music, hammed it up for the crowd and made a "very sweet dedication and toast" to his baby boy's new venture. The "Caddyshack" star has lots of experience in parenting and five other sons from the ages of 15 to 31. (Lee)
The National Football League has banned KANYE WEST's new Yeezy cleats from the feet of its players. New Yorkmagazine's The Cut says DEANDRE HOPKINS of the Houston Texans was fined $6-thousand dollars for wearing his fancy Yeezy 350 cleats on the field --which he was given for free by His Yeezyness. When asked if he would wear them again on the field, Hopkins replied "Only if Kanye wants to pay the fine."
ADRIAN PETERSON and VON MILLERalso received freebie Yeezy cleaties but they only Tweetied about the freebie Yeezy cleaties on their feetsies. The cleats have since been banned by the NFL. (Bartha)
Today's police blotter:
Cops in Michigan are looking for a guy who ripped off a little girl's lemonade stand.
Police say the fourth-grader was selling lemonade to raise money for Alzheimer's research. The unidentified man allegedly rode up on a bicycle, claimed to be deaf, and asked the girl to break a $50-dollar bill. She took the fifty, gave him smaller bills, and he rode off. The girl's mother later discovered the fifty was a fake. So far, police have no leads. (Still)
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