Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 26, 2011
April 26, 2011
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Uh-oh. There could be trouble in paradise for JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ. Sources tell AbsoluteNow.com the Disney princess isn't impressed with her boyfriend's passion for video games. Word is she hit the ceiling when he missed one of her calls due to an intense battle on his X-Box. (Lee)
AUDRINA PATRIDGE and her sister CASEY say their mother, LYNN, is a fame hog. The girls told Star magazine, "my mom only cares about fame and Googles herself every day. She sets up fake email addresses to comment on herself."
Morons on Parade:
A man in Florida is accused of making off with almost 10-thousand bucks during a bank heist.
The Press Register says he might have gotten away with it too. But, he returned to the scene of the crime. According to police, MATTHEW DALE HUDLESTON slipped the bank teller a note saying: "I have a gun. Do not alert anyone. No alarms, no dye packs, give me all the money in your drawer." Then, he grabbed the cash and made his getaway.
But, cops say Hudleston returned a short time later to retrieve the holdup note. That's when they spotted him and made the arrest. (Still)
Homeland Security wants to be taken more seriously by the American public, so this fall, you'll see Homeland Security agents doing a reality show.
AMC, the network behind "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," has apparently decided to branch out into shows that are not good with, "Inside the DHS." An AMC executive says it's about, quote, "the day-to-day battle to keep us safe, prepared and resilient."
Editor's note: I can't wait to see them in the hot tub. TSA T&A!
--It's going to be like real world of the FAA. It's not going to be so much who's sleeping with whom as who's sleeping. (Maiman)
The lineup for this year's Lollapalooza festival was revealed late last night. The 2011 edition marks the 20th anniversary of the event, and Chicago's Grant Park will be the host from August 5th through the 7th. 100 bands in all will perform, but the headliners include EMINEM, FOO FIGHTERS, COLDPLAY, MUSE, MY MORNING JACKET, DEADMAU5, A PERFECT CIRCLE and CEE LO GREEN. Also on the bill are the reunited CARS and BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE. You can get all the info at lollapalooza.com. (Marino)
Stupid people, stupid places:
In Australia, a man's so-called Easter-prank went horribly wrong.
TheAustralian.co.au reports the unidentified 23-year-old tried to impress his friends by running under a moving semi-truck in the middle of the night. Witnesses say the big rig was only going about five-miles-an-hour. So, the man thought he could make it. But, he was caught by the truck's rear-tires.
Doctor's listed the cause of death as fatal upper body injuries.
Editor's note: The rest of us just call it "stupid." (Still)
Food and Nutrition:
You can thank the world's most famous bride-to-be, KATE MIDDLETON, for sparking a new diet craze in the U-S, and in convenient book form.
"The Dukan Diet" just made it's debut here last week, but it has already sold five million copies in 20 countries, says the British newspaper The Independent. sales of the book skyrocketed after reports that CAROLE MIDDLETON, the bride's mother, had slimmed down by following the diet. There have also been reports that Kate is dieting the Dukan way too.
Written by French doctor PIERRE DUKAN, the book has become "the dieting bible" for 1.5 million French women. Both male and female followers in France even have a name: Dukannistes.
The Dukan Diet is a lot like the Atkins diet --high-protein and low carbs. Followers can eat as much as they want from a certain set of foods, but unlike Atkins, the Dukan diet also emphasizes low-fat foods. The Atkins diet lets you eat a lot more fatty food.
FYI: "Dukan" is pronounced like "Toucan," but with a "D." (Bartha)
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