Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 4, 2011
May 4, 2011
Tying the knot:
EXCLUSIVE: MARIE OSMOND is getting married this morning... to her first husband! She's tying the knot again with STEPHEN CRAIG. They were married from 1982 to 1985 and had one child together, STEPHEN JAMES CRAIG. This will be Marie's third marriage, or part two of her first. (Marino)
Filling a need:
Nudists want more younger, naked people. "Desperate" for a younger crowd, national nudist organizations are holding recruitment parties at Florida resorts and naked dinner parties in New York's financial district, hoping to expand their ranks to include younger adults.
Baby boomers make up the --um, bulk?-- of active nudists, and membership in two big nudist groups have been flat or declining for years, reports the Wall Street Journal. The reason: people in their 20s and 30s just aren't interested. They seek out free nude beaches instead because private nudist clubs are too much like 55-plus communities. The pools close at sundown. No body piercings allowed.
So now the nudists are recruiting, with reverse-strip poker nights, volleyball tournaments, naked 5-K road races and music festivals like Nude-a-Palooza and Nudestock. Nudity is a $440 million business says the American Association of Nude Recreation.
"The whole lifestyle will just disappear unless we attract a younger crowd," said NICKY HOFFMAN, head of the Naturist Society, one of the two big U-S nudist groups. "The problem is, most of these resorts aren't geared to young people. They've become like retirement homes. They've sort of calcified." (Bartha)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
The disease of the week goes to TERI HATCHER who is suffering from a frozen shoulder. A "friend" of the "Desperate Housewife" tells the National Enquirer the poor thing has adhesive capsulitis, causing her shoulder joints to stiffen and swell and the condition is so bad she can't even hook her own bra. Word is she's trying to remain optimistic and gets regular cortisone shots but may consider surgery if things don't improve. (Lee)
In other "Housewives" news, Deadline.com sez NICOLETTE SHERIDAN's wrongful firing suit will go to court. She filed suit after being dumped by ABC from her "Desperate Housewives" gig. She claims that creator MARC CHERRY slapped her during an argument and after she complained to ABC about it, she was written off the show. Now she's suing for battery, wrongful termination and unlawful retaliation.
Get 'er done: The History Channel has renewed "Only in America with LARRY the CABLE GUY" for a second season.
Dr. PHIL's show finally will move to 4 pm on May 26 in many markets. That's the day after the final OPRAH WINFREY show. If you hadn't guessed by now, because of contractural terms, Dr. Phil was forbidden to air in the same timeslot as Oprah.
KATY PERRY grew up not being able to say "deviled eggs" or use a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner. She told Vanity Fair magazine that her evangelical minister parents banned the "d'" word from their home and the book she was allowed to read was the Bible. Katy said (quote), "I didn't have a childhood. I come from a very non-accepting family, but I'm very accepting."She's past all of that now and hopes her fans will concentrate more on her music and not her appearance or personal life. (Marino)
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