Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 14, 2016
October 14, 2016
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
"War Paint," the new musical about the world of cosmetics is headed to Broadway. Playbill.com says that after a very successful run at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, PATTI LuPONE and CHRISTINE EBERSOLE begin previews March 7th, 2017, at the Nederlander Theater with opening night set for April 6th. Patti stars as Helena Rubenstein with Christine as her makeup rival Elizabeth Arden. (Marino)
Hot punks in the Summertime:
A Massachusetts woman believes a drug addict stole her mother's ashes --and snorted them.
CAROLYN PARKER of Brockton says someone broke into her Jeep and the only thing they swiped was her mother's ashes. They didn't touch the gold necklace hanging from her rearview mirror, the expensive sunglasses, or the $20-dollars in cash --just the ashes. Parker says the thought of someone ingesting the ashes is "mortifying." She says the thief can return them with "no questions asked." The ashes were in Parker's vehicle because she was planning to drive around and spread them at places that were special to her mother. (Still)
Another @$#%* Press Release:
Warning: note sexual reference.
DONALD TRUMP's grossly offensive locker room talk has launched a brand-new ad campaign for the fine folks at PETA. Us Weekly reports the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are encouraging New Yorkers to (ahem) "Grab a Pussy" from their local animal shelter and help one of the 20-thousand cats that wind up homeless every year. PETA President INGRID NEWKIRK says the ads are "nonpartisan," feature an "adorable sleepy kitty with the slogan above him in red, white and blue" and they'll pop up around Manhattan before election day --November Eighth. (Lee)
Good timing award:
A baby was born at the World Trade Center's new grand hall.
The grand hall --known as the Oculus --is part of the World Trade Center's new transportation hub in Lower Manhattan. The mother and her husband had just de-boarded a train when she went into labor. Port Authority police officers used drop cloths from a display to give the woman some privacy. The healthy newborn baby girl is the first to be born in the new transit hub. (Still)
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