Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning, we bring you the gossip coverage filtered. Today: A third horse has died in connection with Luck, Barack Obama and David Cameron chowed down in Dayton, and Jason Sudeikis will now romance Olivia Wilde on-screen as well.
Another horse connected with the production of HBO's Luck had to be destroyed yesterday after suffering an injury, raising the freshman drama's equine body count to three. Unlike the previous two deaths, which occurred when horses broke down while filming the show's enthralling (but increasingly unsettling) race sequence, HBO reports the latest injury occurred after the horse reared, fell back, and hit her head on the way back to her stall. (Dr. Gary Beck, a veterinarian with the with the California Horse Racing Board, issued a statement corroborating this sequence of events.) The network has agreed to suspend all filming with live horses while the incident is investigated. [AP]
President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron very much enjoyed their night of basketball in Dayton last night, and really, who wouldn't? They got to see Western Kentucky come back from a 16-point deficit in the final 5 minutes to defeat Mississippi Valley State and BYU erasing a 15-point halftime deficit to beat BYU. Also: both men got to enjoy hot dogs. According to The Washington Times' White House correspondent Dave Boyer, who was on the pool report: "The prime minister put ketchup on his and both men ate the dogs pretty quickly. Cameron washed his down with a coke, POTUS with water." It's unknown what, if anything, the president put on his frankfurter.