‘Nightline’ Daily Line, May 8: ‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start’

By ABC News

May 8, 2012 9:30am

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Welcome to the “Nightline’s” live blog, where the staff share interesting tidbits throughout the day.

11:00 p.m. ET: Tune in tonight for the preacher’s son who authorities say ran a million dollar ponzi scheme that targeted Christian church-goers… a look inside the lives of the Sister Wives in Vegas… and on the town with Florence of Florence + The Machine.

10:42 p.m. ET: “I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.”- Maurice Sendak, Taken From NPR’ s Fresh Air, September 20, 2011.

10:27 p.m. ET: Angie’s right leg? So passé.  Check out model Anja Rubik’s stepping out in the boldest way imaginable at yesterday’s Met Gala. Your move, Jolie.

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(Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

9:00 p.m. ET: The dog days may be over for Florence Welsh, but she still lives at home with ma! Tune in to Nightline tonight for Cynthia McFadden’s very candid interview with the lead singer of Florence + The Machine.

8:22 p.m. ET: You already know not to text while driving– but now, one judge will rule this month whether a women who SENT a text message that caused one man to crash his car into a couple on a motor cycle will be held partially responsible for their damages– and the texter wasn’t even present in the vehicle.

6:18 p.m. ET: Vice President Joe Biden walks into a room of Rabbis, and hilarity ensues (via ABC’s Jake Tapper):

5:02 p.m. ET: A photo of a small boy on a tiny bicycle approached a line of hulking riot police in central Moscow has drawn worldwide attention.

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ABC’s Kirit Radia reports that Julia Ioffe, the Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker and Foreign Policy magazine, happened to be standing right behind him. She whipped out her iPhone and snapped a picture which she tweeted out to her over 6,000 followers with the caption “Russia’s Tianamen (sic) image.”

4:33 p.m. ET: George Zimmerman please not guilty to Trayvon Martin murder charges. Read more HERE.

2:46 p.m. ET: TONIGHT, “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden sits down with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. What do you want to know about Florence?

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1:55 p.m. ET: Evil, calorie-laden bake sales, which help fund booster clubs, PTAs and the dreams of small children, will be “outlawed” in Massachusetts schools, starting Aug.1, the Boston Herald reports. It’s all part of a new “no-nonsense” nutrition standard by the state’s Departments of Public Health and Education.

12:38 p.m. ET: VIDEO: President Obama read “Where the Wild Things Are” to school children last April:

10:25 a.m. ET: Gentlemen, start the bidding. The Associated Press reports that nearly 1 million tickets to this year’s summer Olympics in London will go on sale this Friday.

9:40 a.m. ET: Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are” and other famous children’s books, has died. He was 83. We were all made a little wilder because of him. Read Sendak’s obit here.

“Nightline” anchor Terry Moran tweeted:

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