Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady hit the beach in Costa Rica
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon holiday tour of the pop-culture worlds finds a not-so-disconsolate quarterback, a birthday, other things, and the mystery music video.
SUPER SOLACE: How to wind down after a tough day at the office, per X17online.com, “Gisele Bundchen whisked her family away to her Central American vacation home in Costa Rica after hubby Tom Brady suffered a crushing loss in the SuperBowl. The supermodel mom played with son Benjamin on the beach just outside of her Santa Teresa home this weekend. The couple were married there in April 2009.” http://bit.ly/AbfeCh
BIRTHDAY TWEET: Rihanna turns 24 today, and she began the day with a tweet from her ex, Chris Brown, per toofab, “Right around midnight last night, Brown took to his Twitter to write "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBYN!" -- Robyn Fenty being Rihanna's real name. It wasn't long after that the birthday girl, who was physically assaulted by Chris in 2009, responded "Thanks!" and re-tweeted the message.” http://bit.ly/yaA7UI
LIVE FROM NEW YORK: It’s Lindsay Lohan, who is set to host the March 3 Saturday Night Live, along with musical guest Jack White, per the AP, “It will be Lohan's fourth turn as host of the late-night comedy show. She presided in 2004, 2005 and 2006, before her career faltered.” http://apne.ws/yfajix
MICHAEL DOUGLAS: It was announced today he’ll be a presented at this weekend’s Academy Awards, per Deadline, “Douglas won an Oscar for his lead performance in “Wall Street” (1987) and a Best Picture award as a producer of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975).” http://bit.ly/ys5azX
CASHING IN: Seems a bit morbid, per the AP, “A black velvet dress that belonged to Whitney Houston and a pair of earrings she wore in "The Bodyguard" will be sold to the highest bidder next month. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Sunday the pieces and other Houston items became available after the singer's unexpected death on Feb. 11.” http://apne.ws/zPbkBB
MEANWHILE: Her family does a number on the room where she died, ostensibly to preempt profit seekers, per TMZ, “According to sources, the family has removed nearly everything from room 434 at the Beverly Hilton hotel that hasn't been bolted down -- including bed sheets, towels ... even bits of trash.” http://bit.ly/xvRdYB
AND THIS: Per the Daily Beast, “Whitney Houston’s daughter disappeared for several hours after her mother’s funeral—and was found using drugs, according to two sources close to the family.” http://bit.ly/zBCXGV
ALSO: Here’s Bobby Brown’s complete statement on why he bolted early from the funeral, per Entertainment Tonight, “"My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.” http://bit.ly/zyMwpl
THE RESULTS ARE IN: And the House is safe, per Variety, “Altered just slightly from Sunday's estimates, Universal's No. 1-ranking "Safe House" tallied a projected $28.4 million over the long President's Day weekend vs. an earlier estimated $28.5 million four-day take.” http://bit.ly/wwyDEH
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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