Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 2, 2014
June 2, 2014
Pushing up daisies:
ANN B. DAVIS' life came to a tragic end yesterday morning in the great state of Texas. TMZ.com reports the actress --who was best known for her role as Alice on "The Brady Bunch," fell in her bathroom, hit her head and died of the injuries. Despite being 88-years-old, she was in good health and even walked downstairs to say goodnight to her roommate. (Lee)
Also pushing up daisies:
Hollywood columnist MARILYN BECK, of lung cancer on Saturday after a three-year battle with the disease. She was 85. The NY Daily News --which ran her columns from the late 1970s through 2010, first reported the news. At the height of her popularity, she was syndicated in 500 newspapers, and appeared on TV's "PM Magazine," had a show on the E! Network, a radio show and authored several books on celebrities as well.
MELISSA ETHERIDGE got married on Saturday. People.com says she tied the knot with LINDA WALLEN at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. The couple got engaged the same day the Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage were legal in California back in 2013. Melissa has four children: two from her relationship with JULIE CYPHER who was artificially inseminated with DAVID CROSBY's sperm, and two with former partner, actress TAMMY LYNN MICHAELS and an anonymous sperm donor. (Marino)
LUKE BRYAN has an owwww-ie. Us Weekly reports the country singer fell off the stage while performing in North Carolina last Thursday, but hopped back up and was able to finish the show. The next day LB sent out a Tweet saying he's "good" after a "few stitches." Ironically, the cowboy admits he also "busted my a$%" during his last visit to the Tarheel state. (Lee)
Face time with the judge:
That guy who attacked BRAD PITT on the red carpet will have to pay $220 in fines and serve 20 days of community service, but the LA County judge also gave him a sentence that'll hit the Ukranian TV serial joker where he lives --he's been banned from all the red carpet events in Los Angeles until further notice.
The judge in the case also ordered VITALII SEDIUK to stay away from BRAD and ANGELINA JOLIE, and he'll have to stay at least 500 yards away from red carpets, movie premieres and award shows.
As you remember, Vitalii was the guy who also tried to crawl under AMERICA FERRERA's dress at the premiere of her movie recently, as well as kissing WILL SMITH (who slapped him) and grabbing LEONARDO DiCAPRIO.
Burglars hit MILEY CYRUS' house in the San Fernando Valley Friday night, getting away with a brand-new Maserati and a bunch of jewelry.
The LAPD said a man and woman broke into the house while nobody was home by climbing over the fence surrounding her property. TMZ.com says the burglary was originally reported by Miley's assistant, who dropped by and called the police after she "realized things didn't look right."
It's the second time in the past year burglars have hit the house; the last time was in November, the day before her 21st birthday.
FYI: Her white, four-door Maserati Quattroporte runs around $102-thousand dollars. I'm in the wrong business.
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