Monday January 26, 2015
Hello and welcome to the program with nothing to hide! Happy to have you on board, I'm your host Carli Bei. It's a brand new week and we've got a lot to get to, so let's dive right into the headlines! Katherine Curtis is standing by with details on a major nuclear breakthrough between the US and India, a new government in Greece, and a historic blizzard headed for the northeastern US. Here she is in the Naked Newsroom!
Thank you Carli. Nearly sixty million people could be affected by a massive blizzard that some are calling the storm of the century! New York and Boston will be hit with up to three feet of snow by the end of Tuesday - along with freezing rain and winds reaching 65 miles per hour. Thousands of flights to and from New York, Boston, New Jersey, and Philadelphia have already been cancelled, and people are being asked to avoid commuting and to work from home if possible. The National Weather Service - not normally prone to hyperbole - is warning people of life-threatening, historic conditions.
Now to a landmark election in Greece, where the country's first left-wing government has been voted into office. The Syriza party won nearly 75-percent of votes cast. It's pledged to renegotiate Greece's crippling debt and remove rampant austerity measures. Shortly after the win, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras formed an anti-austerity coalition with the right-wing Greek Independents party. Tsipras told supporters he aims to write off half of the country's 268 billion dollar debt, but also wants to keep Greece in the EU.
US President Barack Obama reached a groundbreaking nuclear deal with India during his visit to New Delhi. He and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands on a trade agreement that should encourage American companies to build nuclear power stations in India. The deal gives insurance to nuclear suppliers with plants in India in the event of an accident. The move should help open up billions of dollars in nuclear trade. Obama and Modi also reached a ten-year pact on a defense partnership that will see the countries work together on drone production and other military aircraft. I'm Katherine Curtis - don't go away.
Welcome to Naked At The Movies, I'm Angie Heyward! Bad news Avatar fans! Director James Cameron has pushed back the release of the next film in the blockbuster franchise to the end of 2017! Cameron says the yearlong delay is due to the massive scope of the project. He plans on filming all three Avatar sequels back to back to back, which means writing three screenplays at once AND doing all of the graphic design - no easy feat. Cameron admits that the original 2016 release date was probably a little too ambitious.
Ben Affleck's casting as the next Batman was controversial amongst comic fans, to say the least.
But the haters better get used to seeing the "Argo" star as Bruce Wayne, because rumor has it
Affleck could play the Caped Crusader in SIX upcoming films! That would include an appearance in the upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation, as well as parts in a pair of
Justice League films and another DC project believed to be Wonder Woman. The first of them - "Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice" - is set to be released next year.
In other superhero news, Scarlett Johansson is the latest big name to be confirmed for Captain America 3. She'll reprise her role as Black Widow in the superhero series alongside Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. "Captain America: Civil War" is schedule to begin shooting this April, and is expected in theaters in May 2016.
This should make Star Wars fans happy: George Lucas says that Disney used NONE of his ideas for Episode 7! The 70-year old sold the rights to the franchise to Disney for 4 billion dollars in 2012. Lucas still had his sights set on directing Episode 7 and the other new movies, but it would have meant a ten-year commitment to the project. Instead, he passed the job off to JJ Abrams so that he could spend more time with his daughter.
Now for our trailer of the week: Ant-Man! Marvel's latest project is considered the studio's riskiest venture to date. Ant-Man doesn't exactly have the cult following of The Hulk, Thor, or Spiderman. They've been kicking the Ant-Man franchise around since the early 2000's. For years, "Shaun of the Dead" director Edgar Wright was attached to the film. But he ducked out in May 2014, sending shockwaves though Hollywood. Fortunately, the franchise has landed one of Hollywood's most likable stars, Paul Rudd, for the lead role as the shrinking insect-controlling hero. Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly co-star. Here's a look at the first trailer: So will Ant-Man fly or flop? That's the big question, and no one seems to know for certain. We'll get an answer when it hits theaters on July 17th! For Naked At The Movies, I'm Angie Heyward
It was a busy weekend in SPORTS – so if you missed out, we'll get you ALL caught up, right now!
Natasha Olenski is standing by with the very latest for us! What's going on, Natasha?
Carli, there's MORE trouble ahead for Josh Gordon – his days in the NFL could be numbered.
This is Naked Sports! Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has reportedly failed YET ANOTHER drug test. Gordon is facing a YEAR-LONG suspension after alcohol was found in his system. He's in Stage Three of the NFL's substance abuse program. And due to a previous DUI charge, alcohol was on Gordon's no-no list. Put it all together and it's another unbelievably boneheaded move from the promising receiver. The Browns will probably release him.
This weekend featured a pair of All-Star games in sports. And the NHL's version was RECORD-BREAKING. 29 goals were scored on Sunday night in Columbus. That shattered the previous high of 26 set in 2001. Team Toews defeated Team Foligno 17 to 12. John Tavares of the New York Islanders scored FOUR times. And Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek tallied six points – which tied an All-Star record. Homecrowd favorite Ryan Johansen took home MVP honors with 2 goals and 2 assists. If you liked offence, this was the game for you!
And in Arizona, the NFL's Pro Bowl was also a high-scoring affair. Much like the NHL, the teams were selected via fantasy draft. Team Irvin edged Team Carter 32 to 28. Jimmy Graham and Emmanuel Sanders caught two touchdowns apiece, while JJ Watt continued to pad his MVP-caliber resume. He recovered a fumble AND caught an interception. Who says it's just an exhibition game?
It's another win and another milestone for Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski! The Blue Devils beat St. John's on Sunday afternoon – making it one THOUSAND career victories for Coach K. He had already set the NCAA record for wins back in 2011. And when it's all said and done, it's HIGHLY unlikely any Division One coach will surpass Krzyzewski's total.
We'll close with a treat for WRESTLING fans! The Royal Rumble went down Sunday night. The fan favorite battle royale was won by Roman Reigns – who's headed to Wrestlemania for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! Reigns is the cousin of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and has been heavily pushed by management as “The Future” of the WWE. Whether fans like it or not – the future might be now.
That's all for your Naked Sports Report, I'm Natasha Olenski.
Welcome back to the newsroom. In other US news, President Obama is expected to call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife refuge. The Interior Department unveiled a proposal Sunday night that would put 19.8 million acres under federal protection, banning oil and gas drilling. An estimated 1.4 million acres is rich with oil and is highly coveted by energy companies. The measure has run into immediate criticism from Republicans, most notably Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski. She called the Obama proposal a politically motivated attack on Alaska.
He hasn't declared an official run for the White House yet, but New Jersey governor Chris Christie took a BIG step in that direction on Monday! Christie has launched a political action committee called Leadership Matters for America. The organization will allow him to raise funds for a 2016 campaign. The Republican has long been viewed as a frontrunner for the GOP nomination, however his popularity took a hit in the wake of the "Bridgegate" scandal of 2013.
And Hollywood's biggest stars were out in full force for the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night! "Birdman" took home the top honor for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, which should help its chances of nabbing Best Picture at the Oscars. One of the biggest surprises of the night was Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba. She delivered a heartfelt speech after winning outstanding female actor in a comedy for her role as "Crazy Eyes". And before things got started, Jennifer Aniston created plenty of buzz with her show-stopping outfit on the red carpet. Somehow she keeps looking better with age! Those are your headlines, friends! For Naked News, I'm Katherine Curtis!
I'm Peyton Priestly. In Foodie news, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa are about to get stiffed by Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Both have high end restaurants in the swanky property but the company behind Caesar's, JUST went into bankruptcy, with over eighteen BILLION in debt. Only a limited number of their largest creditors are going to see some money. It's likely the two restaurateurs, owed about eight hundred thousand between them, won't see a penny.
Bone broth is now OFFICIALLY the newest big thing. LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is the latest star to hop on the bandwagon, claiming the nutrient-rich soup is great for energy and inflammation. Bone broth is a staple of the "paleo diet", but now nutritionists and chefs are touting it as both delicious and packed with nutrients. Best of all, it's simple to make - just simmer bones in water with a few veggie chunks for up to 24 hours.
You might soon be able to get restaurant inspection results through YELP. The review site has partnered with Socrata, a service that works with public sector organizations to improve transparency. The plan is to make it simpler for governments to get inspection results to consumers in a simple and understandable way. Their hoping to include inspection results in the restaurant's Yelp page, rather than buried in the local government's database.
Here are even MORE reasons to love bacon! It can apparently cure some medical conditions. Over at the medical blog KevinMD, Dr. Jennifer Gunter says that it can stop nosebleeds, remove certain parasites, and treat scabies. Unfortunately, none of those ailments are cured by actually EATING bacon. You can read the specifics on the blog but suffice it to say,bacon is awesome!
And Ben & Jerry's has added three new flavors to their "Core" line. That's their pints that have a "core" of a yummy addition down the center of the container. The new additions include Spectacular Speculoos, Boom Chocolatta, and Peanut Buttah, which is, well, peanut butter. Each core is surrounded by a complementary flavor of ice cream. Sounds yummy! For the Naked Foodie, I'm Peyton Priestly.
Welcome back folks! Up next, Italian beauty Isabella Rossini is here to get your engines revving in Wheelz! I hear you have a couple MAJOR awards to announce.
That I do, Carli - Motor Trend has announced the winner of its prestigious car and truck of the year honors! Here they are.
Motor Trend's CAR of the Year, is the 2015 Volkswagen Golf! Motor Trend calls the new Golf a "jack of all trades" because it gets great fuel economy but still has enough jump to keep drivers entertained. The Golf's sleek design in 2015 is all about refinement. Volkswagen made it lower and slightly wider than past models.
Meanwhile the Chevrolet Colorado won Motor Trend's Truck of the Year award. It's a welcome return for the midsize pickup, which had been off the market for the last three years. The Colorado was a big hit with consumers who didn't need a beefy gas guzzler. It's excellent handling and wide array of safety features - along with a starting price tag around 23,000 - won it all kinds of critical praise.
The times really are a-changin'! General Motors has announced it'll be releasing an affordable electric car in 2017! The Chevrolet Bolt - not to be confused with the hybrid Volt - will be able to get 200 miles on a single charge, and will cost just 30-thousand dollars. That's REALLY cheap for an electric model, and about five thousand dollars LESS expensive than the upcoming Tesla 3 that the automotive world's been buzzing about.
Here's something you probably wouldn't expect to be "made in China": your Volvo! The company will soon become the first major global automaker to export cars from China to the US. Volvo was bought from Ford by a Chinese holding group in 2010. Many car companies already have factories in China, but until now the cars built there had primarily been sold to Chinese consumers.
And Google's self-driving cars could be on the road sooner than you think! Chris Urmson - the head of Google's robotic car research - expects the public to be using driverless cars within two to five years! The company is hard at work on sensors that could detect and decode street signs. Naturally there are concerns about the safety of these cars. Encouragingly, Google's driven its robo-vehicles 700,000 miles on public roads without one single incident. For Wheelz, I'm Isabella Rossini. I hope you enjoyed the ride.
Self driving cars. We are truly living in the future! Thanks, Isabella. And now I've got the winner of our most recent caption contest. This week's pic was of me and my miniature pinscher, Bane. I saw a lot of great captions, but my favorite was from Stu Lloyd - "Pets aren't allowed on the studio floor".
Congratulations, Stu! Just send us a private message on Facebook, and we'll send you your prize - a copy of Bruce Colero's sexy Sirens calendar! There's a NEW caption contest up now, so head to facebook.com/nakednews and enter.
And while we're at the end of today's show, there is TONS for you to look forward to this week. I've got an All-Access Turn It Up with the amazing hard rockers Protest the Hero. Their last album was a top ten smash on the US rock charts, and we had them right here in the NN studio. We've also got a brand-new audition, AND Kat Curtis on the couch with actor Ted Raimi in the Schmooze. So be sure to click back every day and don't miss a thing. For everyone here at NN, take care, and we'll see you again tomorrow!
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