Casey Anthony hides no longer; Britney fans flock to concert

Daybreak takes its peek into non-CSPAN things, including the mom over which a nation obsessed, Party Central, a really hot singer (or something) and other off-beat matters.

BREAKING: Per People, “The obsession with Casey Anthony's whereabouts is about to end. Acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, Anthony vanished into the night after her July 17 release from jail. As she spent the next two weeks in hiding, people speculated that she was everywhere from California to the Bahamas. But thanks to a judge's order, Anthony will return to Orlando as quickly as within the next three days. On Monday morning, Orange County Judge Stan Strickland signed amended court documents that will require Anthony to serve one year of supervised probation on her check fraud charges. "She should be reporting to probation in Orlando probably within 72 hours," Strickland said.”

FOR HIS NEXT ROLE: Per E!, “Playing a fictional mayor has apparently gone to Kelsey Grammer's head. The former Frasier star, a conservative Republican, has revealed he's got major political aspirations in real life and is dreaming of becoming the next mayor of New York City.”

PARENTS WILL BE SO HAPPY: Per the AP, “Ohio University has been named the nation's No. 1 party school. The school in Athens - a town known for rowdy Halloween bashes - pushes the University of Georgia down a slot in the 2011 Princeton Review student survey released Monday. Rounding out the top five are No. 3 University of Mississippi, No. 4 University of Iowa and No. 5 University of California Santa Barbara.”

DOES IT MATTER? Per TMZ, “Amy Winehouse was absolutely NOT going to adopt a 10-year-old girl from the island of St. Lucia, despite U.K. reports to the contrary, Amy's rep tells TMZ. The Sunday Mirror reported Dannika Augustine and her grandmother both confirmed that Amy was about to begin the adoption process ... and both of Dannika's parents had signed off on the plan.”

BUN IN AN IDOL OVEN: Per Access Hollywood, “Less than a year ago, former “American Idol” Fantasia Barrino was dealing with relationship woes and contemplating suicide. Now, the singer is expecting a baby.The 27-year-old singer announced she’s pregnant with her second child on Sunday at a concert in Jacksonville, Fla.”

BUT THEY’RE NOT BALD: Per TBD.COM, slideshow of fans at Sunday night’s Britney Spears Verizon Center concert.

HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY: Or some variation, thereof. Per Rolling Stone, with video, “Kings of Leon cut short a concert Friday in Dallas, Texas after lead singer Caleb Followill told fans, "I'm gonna go backstage and I'm gonna vomit, I'm gonna drink a beer and I'm gonna come back out and play three more songs." The rocker never returned to the stage, which forced the other members of the band to apologize to the audience.”

POLITICO BLINK: “GOP12 has some more data points on the box office struggles of "The Undefeated," the pro-Sarah Palin movie that is now headed for pay-per-view release, starting with its weekend grosses. . . The film opened solidly, at $6,513/theatre. Consequently, its distributor expanded it to new markets and 14 theatres. But the film actually did substantially worse when it expanded, as ticket sales dropped 62%, and the film went from $6,500/theatre to just $1,762 theatre.”

MEANWHILE: Per the Huffington Post, “As of this moment, The Smurfs and Cowboys & Aliens are battling for the top slot at this weekend's box office, with both films hovering at $36.2 million. One cost $110 million while the other cost $165 million. One has strong foreign prospects and a guarantee of eternal life as a family DVD purchase/rental, while the other faces an uncertain future as it belongs to a distinctly American genre. Point being, The Smurfs can take solace that it somewhat over-performed this weekend, while the Jon Favreau genre mash-up may go down as one of the bigger whiffs of the summer season.”

WHO WATCHES IT WHILE ON A CRUISE? Per the AP, “The PBS program "Masterpiece" is marking its 40th year in style. "Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton announced that a national corporate sponsor, a luxury cruise company, will be on board for the first time in more than six years. Viking River Cruises will contribute an unspecified amount to the PBS program starting in the final quarter of this year.”

HMMMM: Well-intentioned and everything, but. . .Per the L.A. Times, “CBS is adding a new entry to the list of Sept. 11 retrospectives, announcing a program that will bookend a special it ran shortly after the initial event. "9/11: 10 Years Later" will focus on the changes to Ground Zero as well as to the lives of the firefighters involved in the rescue mission there. The special is a follow-up from Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon to their March 2002 program "9/11," their eyewitness account of Ground Zero during the terrorist attacks that won a Peabody and an Emmy. Downtown New Yorker Robert De Niro will host the program from inside Ground Zero, as he did the original.”

--Skip Wood