Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 22, 2016
September 22, 2016
Christmas shopping --already!:
The online advertising technology firm Rubicon Project finds Millennials are not only shopping for the holidays already, but plan to splash out. According to the poll, 54 percent of Millennials plan to spend a lot more this year than last --33 percent more to be exact. Last year, Millennials spent, on average, $1,072. This year their spend is set to average $1,427.
More than a quarter of Millennials (28 percent) don't plan to visit a physical store during the holiday season, relying instead on online and mobile shopping. Online-only shoppers say they'll shop for gift cards (64 percent), apparel and accessories (57 percent), toys (46 percent) and technology (37 percent). (Kaye)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
BRAD PITT has no plans on morphing into the Disneyland dad that sees his kids once in a while. Sources tell TMZ.com the golden boy will "fight hard" for joint physical custody of his six little ones with ANGELINA JOLIE, who wants a judge to grant her better half only visitation. Word is Brad simply won't let it happen, despite the fact that he thinks Ang is a "great mother" and is "devastated" over the split.
Meanwhile, GEORGE CLOONEY didn't discover his buddy was on the way to divorce court until a reporterbrought it up during a roundtable meeting at theUnited Nations. The grey fox called it a "sad story and unfortunate for a family" and was "very sorry" to hear the news. (Lee)
BILL MURRAY just launched his own line of golf clothing. Yes, "Caddyshack's" Carl Spackler himself. The Hollywood Reportersays the William Murray Golf collection includes a brand logo that features the actor's silhouette tossing a golf club over his shoulder. (Which is perfect!) The collection includes polos, button-ups, golf shorts, hats and t-shirts all inspired by "the world's most irreverent golfer, Bill Murray." ("So he's got that goin' for him, which is nice.") The full line goes on sale next month, but limited pieces are on sale now on the humor site www.thechive.com. (Bartha)
Look what I found:
A Chicago woman found a three-foot ball python in her shower. But, that's not the worst part.
When Chicago Animal Care and Control officers showed up at LATORIA POE's apartment Monday night, they found the snake coiled around her shower curtain. They humanely removed the serpent and transported it to a local shelter. But, it turns out that was the fourth snake removed from Poe's home in recent weeks. Neighbors say the infestation was caused by a former tenant breeding snakes in one of the units. One unidentified neighbor says, "Everyone's worried. People don't even want to sit down on the toilet no more." (Still)
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