Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check
February 9, 2011
On the market:
"House" actress OLIVIA WILDE and her husband, TAO RUSPOLI, are going their separate ways. The actress' rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly, the two have been married for eight years and tied the knot when the brunette beauty was just eighteen-years-old. In 2009, she was ranked #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list. (Lee)
The Beatles performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," 1964. Nielsen ratings afterward showed that an estimated 73.7 million people tuned in to watch the Fab Four do five songs: "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand." The Beatles, by the way, picked up a mere $24-hundred for the gig --Ed was notoriously cheap.
She's baaack! The Daily Caller reports that Tea Party babe and losing DE GOP Senate candidate CHRISTINE O'DONNELL has ramped-up her visibility over the past few weeks, and is speaking out more and more against the GOP establishment, and the OBAMA White House.
She's just sent out a fund raising e-mail, looking to elevate her visibility, and line her coffers for another possible run for office. (Pacelli)
What do women want?:
Get a clue: Woman's Day magazine asks, "What do you want most this Valentine's Day?"
--A box of chocolates: 11%
--Red roses: 13%
--Diamond earrings: 20%
--A love letter: 56%
The recall of Nuclear Sludge candy has been expanded to include the .3-ounce size, all flavors. The candy has been found to contain lead that was three times the allowable standard.
The candy is packaged under the brand name Toxic Waste and was sold individually or as part of a 30-, 80- or 120-count bag. Health officials say the candy should be thrown away immediately.
Originally, the U-S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled only the .7-ounce size pieces of candy. No other Toxic Waste brand products are included in the recall. If you like the stuff you'd better stock up, though, because the company intends to stop selling Nuclear Sludge products in the U-S. (Page)
On, off, and way-off Broadway:
Remember SANJAYA from Season 6 of "American Idol?" He's going to be making his New York stage debut this month... and no, it won't be in the musical, "Hair." Sanjaya was a finalist on "Idol," but his ever-changing hairstyle was much more interesting than his singing! Anyway, he's joining the cast of the off-Broadway musical, "Freckleface Strawberry," which is based on the children's book by actress JULIANNE MOORE. Sanjaya's first performance is on February 21st. He's also working on an album called "Life-Love-Music" which he hopes to have out this year. (Marino)
It's an honor just to be nominated, dep't:
FRED DURST is solid waste. At least that's what folks in Austin, Texas, think. Billboard.com says the city held an Internet poll to come up with a new name for its Solid Waste Services Department. The current leader... and it's way ahead... is "The Fred Durst Society of the Humanities and Arts." The LIMP BIZKIT frontman tweeted that he thanks the people of Austin and hopes he wins. (Marino)
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places:
An adult toy shop in Alabama is letting customers trade in their guns for kinky love toys.
Agence France-Presse says SHERRI WILLIAMS, owner of a store called "Pleasures", is making the offer out of the kindness of her heart. Williams says, "In today's economy, this is a way of helping people who may feel they can't afford something for Valentine's Day."
Williams adds that her guns-for-toys program is also a great way to "make love, not war".
She's offering to make the trade through February 15th. (Still)
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