How VIP do we gotta get?

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How VIP do we gotta get?
February 16th, 2016
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Tuesday in trends

"Paul McCartney turned away from Grammy's after party. McC: 'How VIP do we gotta get? We need another hit,'" shares columnist Amy Alkon of the news that Sir Paul, Beck and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins were all turned away from a post-Grammy party (a TMZ scoop at 2,200+ shares so far). "Paul McCartney was turned away from a post-Grammy party hosted by Tyga. Let that sink in for a minute," advises Globe and Mail's Andrea Woo. "HOW IRRELEVANT have The Grammy's become when Paul McCartney can't get into an after party?" demands Craig Gass. "If you needed further evidence that nightclubs are the worst, here's Paul McCartney and Beck getting denied entry," Daily Beast's Marlow Stern took it a different way. "CLASSLESS to reject @PaulMcCartney - I WON'T say welcome to #portland tomorrow. SHOW RESPECT," iHeart Radio's Michael Castner tweeted Tyga. "Someone's knocking at the door Somebody's ringing the bell Do me a favour Open the door And let #PaulMcCartney in," quips Globe and Mail's Brad Wheeler

A key senator -- Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee -- says he might hold hearings on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court eventual nominee to replace the dearly departed Antonin Scalia. "Yes, it's now breaking news when lawmakers grudgingly concede that they might do their jobs," grumps freelancer Chris Lehmann. In perhaps more understandably breaking bulletins, the New York Times announced that former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died at age 93. "Always loved the repetition in his name," admits MarketWatch's Marek Fuchs.

Question of the day

Our last question asked: On Thursday, scientists confirmed long-anticipated rumors that they had finally detected gravitational waves. But despite an embargo placed on the information until an appointed time, that news was broken early because a picture of what was mistakenly shared? A twitpic of a celebratory cake that read "Here's to the first direct detection of gravitational waves!" Whoopsies!

Congrats to Ames Alexander of the Charlotte Observer for being the very first to get that right! Honorable mentions go out to these lovely people for also getting it right: Carrie Gray (who adds "Shoutout to @Columbia astrophysicists who worked on gravitational waves discovery!"), Mark Gibbs (who quips "@erinleeryan didn't appreciate the gravity of the announcement"), Lindsay CiullaMarty RayJo Anne McCuskerBecky YerakRobin Tierney (who admits "I want to be NASA secretary in charge of cakes"), Ken Walker and Ron Casalotti (who managed to fit two puns in one by tweeting "The gravity of the situation really takes the cake").

As for today's question, here it is: According to Bloomberg Business, the Parmesan cheese you've been sprinkling on your penne could be ... what?

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... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Tuesday

Your career highlights for today:

  • Mark Luckie (at right) has joined Reddit as head of journalism and media. Luckie previously served as Twitter's manager of news and journalism. Read all about it here.
  • Stefan Holt will soon join WNBC in New York, where he'll actually work in the same building as his father Lester Holt, famed anchor of NBC Nightly News. For the past five years Holt has served as morning news anchor at NBC 5 ChicagoRead more here.
  • The Associated Press has named David Caruso news editor for New York City. Caruso had been a national investigative reporter for the news organization. More here.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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