Bits and Pieces - May 6, 2014
May 6, 2014
One of Willie Nelson's old tour busses has sold for more than $80,000. The bus is old, it shakes and it belches smoke...no, wait, that's Willie.
BEN AFFLECK was allegedly kicked out of the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas after security caught him counting cards. TMZ says Affleck was playing blackjack at a high rollers' table when security suddenly "swarmed" him. Meanwhile, Radar Online reports that Affleck was allegedly using "perfect basic," which is an introductory card counting method. An alert was issued the next day to major casinos in the area claiming Affleck is "currently suspected of advantage play." There were also reports that Affleck was banned from the Hard Rock, but they later issued a statement denying that, although they didn't say whether they would allow him to gamble there. Word has it that Affleck was also caught card counting at the Wynn and Encore casinos.
GREY'S ANATOMY may be losing Sandra Oh, but Sara Ramirez, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr. have all signed new two-year deals to remain on the show.
- ROBERT PLANT has a new album on the way that'll feature his backing band, The Sensational Space Shifters. A release date will be announced soon and a summer tour is planned.
A bachelor party trip from Minnesota to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby had to be scratched when a group of guys discovered a dead body in their rented RV. They were loading the RV with party supplies when they smelled something coming from a compartment inside. It turned out to be the body of a 22-year-old man who was reported missing last November. Police aren't saying who the owner of the RV is, but that person reportedly told the party guys not to open that hatch.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant will reportedly be named NBA MVP for the first time this week. Durant finished second to LeBron James in the MVP voting the last two years.
An Amber Alert was issued in Clay County, Florida after 16-year-old Ankita Lavender was abducted from her home by two men in a white truck. Ankita's parents called 911 and dozens of deputies and investigators and the Jacksonville Sheriff's helicopter team combed the area. About three hours later, a motorist called 911 to report a person laying in the median of a roadway. That person turned out to be Ankita, who said she'd been thrown from a vehicle. After being taken to the hospital, Ankita admitted she made up the story to gain sympathy from her boyfriend after a dramatic break-up. Ankita will need some sympathy if they charge her with a crime or she has to reimburse $5,000 to $6,000 for the search.
1997: The final episode of Married With Children aired on Fox
actress Ann B. Davis (The Brady Bunch) 88