Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 21, 2016
September 21, 2016
Samsung Note 7 Recall:
Samsung now says it'll have a half-million Galaxy Note 7 phones in stores today --enough to replace half of the devices which have been recalled. And, the company says the remainder of the replacements will be in stores by the end of the month. But not soon enough for a Florida man whoclaims his Note 7 phone exploded in his pants and has filed suit against Samsung. JONATHAN STROBEL of Boca Raton says the phone went off in his pants on Sep 09 in a Costco in Palm Beach Gardens, where he works.
Trash talk and satellite dish:
What finally led to the demise of BRANGELINA? The rumor mill went into overdrive yesterday morning and there's a few different theories. Sources tell the NY Post's Page Six gossip column that the brunette bombshell had Brad followed by a private investigator, discovered that he was carrying on an affair with co-star MARION COTILLARD and it was the "final straw" for their marriage. RadarOnline.com reports that the golden boy's drinking played a major factor, folks working on "By the Sea" worried he was an alcoholic and the little lady was "extremely upset" with his parenting methods. (Lee)
It's not your imagination, ladies --all the clothes are too small and size numbers mean nothing from one store to the next! New Yorkmagazine's The Cut says a new study found that the average American woman today wears between a size 16 and 18, up from the previous standard dress size of 14.
To determine the current average, researchers from Washington State University compared data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with industry dress size standards. In addition to the larger sizing, they also found that most women wear "between a Misses size 16-18, which is equivalent to a Women's Plus size 20." That sizing overlap makes "frequent reports of female customers being frustrated about the general fit and sizing of clothing understandable," the researchers said.
The study's authors also noted that if the sizing standards were updated with this new data, clothes would fit most women better and they wouldn't be returning our clothes so much. Imagine that! (Bartha)
At the local Cop Shop:
When all else fails with your toddler, call the cops.
MICHELLE FORTIN of Scottsdale, Arizona, called police on her daughter, CAMILLE, who's three, because she kept unbuckling her seatbelt and she wanted her to learn about seatbelt safety. And police were happy to oblige.
Fortin said, "I guess it was an extreme choice on my part to call police, but I knew she was gonna remember it and I knew by hearing from a police officer, who is a person of authority that my kids respect, I knew that was gonna drive the point home better than just hearing it from mom." (Myers)
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