Jessica Simpson's breasts; U2 film kicks off Toronto festival
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon pop-culture edition snooped around the sites and found, perhaps most importantly, that Jessica Simpson still loves her “boobies.” Also updates from Toronto and Sundance, and a good mystery music video at the end.
GOOD TO KNOW: Per Access Hollywood, “Jessica Simpson’s assets are staying put! After tabloid reports began surfacing recently claiming that Jessica would undergo a breast reduction before her wedding to former NFL star Eric Johnson, the star hit Twitter setting the record straight. “Been getting lots of questions about this alleged breast reduction,” Jessica Tweeted. “not to worry…I LOVE MY BOOBIES!!,” she continued. “They aren’t going anywhere!” http://bit.ly/pwNVW8
THEY WERE ON THE EDGE: Per the L.A. Times, “When U2’s “Achtung Baby” debuted in November 1991, it was the culmination of an emotional and conflict-filled journey for the hugely successful band. The rockers from Dublin had fallen from grace after delivering the critically panned album “Rattle and Hum,” and had lost their way musically, after an overexposure to American roots music. "Achtung Baby" had the formidable task of reinventing U2 -- if the album failed, it could have marked the end of the beloved band headlined by Bono and the Edge. Obviously, we know the outcome. But the journey is what documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim set out to capture in “From the Sky Down,” the opening-night film at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday.” http://lat.ms/okoLFz
WOWEE: Per People, “Holly Durst may have voted off Blake Julian on Bachelor Pad this week, but the note she handed him at the rose ceremony – saying that it wasn't the end for them – has turned out to be rather telling. That's because the pair, both 28, who have flirted all season long, are now engaged to be married, a source tells PEOPLE.” http://bit.ly/qXXXtM
GRITS, PLEASE: Per the AP, “At most of their concerts, the Zac Brown Band offers fans more than burgers and chicken fingers. Instead, they have a team of chefs prepare what the group's leader calls "real, Southern gourmet." Now, Zac Brown may be taking his love for food to television. "We've talked about it," Brown said about possibly doing a cooking TV show.” http://apne.ws/ql7PDd
DON HENLEY MAKES SENSE: Per Rolling Stone, about the coming rights battle with record companies, “We still sell a lot of catalog. So it would mean a great deal to us and our heirs. I have four kids. The future ain't what it used to be, as somebody once said. For artists like the Eagles and others who have sold millions upon millions of records and made millions in profits for the record companies, those artists should get their creations back. It's very simple. We created them, we paid for them – why aren't they ours? But the record companies claim ownership and authorship, which is one of the absurd things in a recording contract.” http://bit.ly/q4CUGN
POOR THING: Per Celebuzz, “Speaking about their breakup for the first time, Elisabetta Canalis says she feels ending her relationship with George Clooney is “a personal failure” and that she is a “doormat” when it comes to love. The Italian beauty has found success as a model, TV personality and newly announced Dancing with the Stars contestant — but says her romantic life is a little more complicated. “At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure,” the 32-year-old tells Italian magazine Chi. “There is nothing ever pretty is saying goodbye.” http://bit.ly/q03L0m
EXPAND YOUR MIND: Per indieWIRE, “The Sundance Institute has announced the projects selected for its 2012 Theater Lab, a two-week intensive program designed to support the creative evolution of new theater efforts. Three musical theater projects have been confirmed for this upcoming workshop period.” http://bit.ly/poLlnt
OR NOT: Per TMZ, “TMZ has obtained photos of T.I. just minutes after he left prison on August 31 ... and the photos show he wasn't hiding anything from the prison staff -- including his mode of transportation or who got on his tour bus. The photos show T.I. in a red shirt, accompanied by a prison guard as he makes his way to the tour bus that carried him and his entourage to a halfway house. Sources tell us ... T.I.'s legal team believes prison officials targeted T.I. when they picked him up at the halfway house and hauled him back to prison, their reason was that T.I. was not authorized to take the tour bus. Yet the pictures clearly show prison staff knew exactly what mode of transportation he was using.” http://bit.ly/nREaXq
HMMMMMM: Per ABC News, “Here's a list of seven places 9/11 has turned up in pop culture, with more likely to come in the next 10 years, tastefully or otherwise.” http://abcn.ws/qiSVc2
RIVETING: Per everywhere, “Actress Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car while jogging near Los Angeles on Wednesday morning and suffered minor injuries. Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis says the Oscar-winning actress was hit by a car driven by an 84-year-old woman.” http://apne.ws/oUFNXX
FOR LOCALS: Per the Washington National Cathedral, “. . .Due to the crane accident on the Cathedral grounds yesterday, it will be moving its 9/11 commemorative events to various locations in the area including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the concerts scheduled for Friday night and Sunday night. These events include "A Concert to Honor" featuring Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the Marine Chamber Orchestra, and United States Navy Band Sea Chanters on Friday, September 9, and culminate with "A Concert for Hope" on Sunday, September 11, which includes remarks from President Barack Obama, and performances by renowned mezzo soprano Denyce Graves, country star Alan Jackson, and R&B legend Patti LaBelle.” http://wj.la/qWBCQ5
THEM AGAIN?: Per Us, “With the Kardashians, it's not always easy separating fact from reality show fiction. One thing that's absolutely bonafide? Khloe Kardashian's fertility problems. "Khloe is having major problems getting pregnant," a pal tells the new Us Weekly. Her struggle to conceive with hubby Lamar Odom is "very, very real," the friend adds. "It's not contrived for their reality show." http://bit.ly/nTxSMt
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/6iwILb
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