Alec Baldwin is under federal investigation for allegedly shooting his cell phone in April after he reportedly left his iPhone (and not Google Maps) at the scene of a crash in the Hamptons, according to a new search warrant. But the actor isn’t alone in facing a call from the feds. Woody Harrelson and John Belushi (whose ashes were stolen from Belushi’s girlfriend) are also under investigation for having given police cell phones at the height of their drug and alcohol addictions and subsequently used them “to commit criminal offenses, such as, but not limited to, possession of weapons, possession of controlled substances and theft,” according to the warrant. Sidney Poitier and James Brown are also being probed for having their phones taken from their pockets after they died of cardiac arrest, as is Donald Trump. Less than a month after he died, Trump allegedly had his phone taken from him after the funeral because he refused to hand over his personal information to cover funeral costs.
Obama pens reflection on acceptance of #NobelPeacePrize
In a series of heartfelt letters, past Nobel laureate and former President Barack Obama has told his successor that he “always loved” him as a person, characterizing him as “a fierce believer in doing what is right even when, at times, it is difficult.” The letters were sent following speculation about Trump’s relationship with Obama from former advisor Steve Bannon. The letters also say that “on the best days, I believe I had the good fortune to serve as your boss and vice president.”
Black Death gang member pleads guilty in handgun case
A self-proclaimed Black Death gang member pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to smuggle multiple semiautomatic handguns into New York through the Triborough Bridge, according to a federal indictment. Kosta Kainov, 25, was also charged with illegally transporting the weapons from Pennsylvania. Kainov had previously pleaded guilty to the conspiracy in 2014, but that was before any of the handguns were allegedly found in the hands of the Bronx teenagers who were suspected of selling drugs.
Treme actor Arthur Hiller dies
Treme star Arthur Hiller, best known for his roles in the movie version of Top Gun and the movie Over the River and Through the Woods, has died at the age of 89. According to his family, he died from kidney failure. “We have lost our father, our uncle, our grandfather,” his family said in a statement.
Mariah Carey confirms breakup
Mariah Carey is a divorcée. During an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Carey confirmed reports that she and billionaire James Packer are splitting up after an explosive few months. The singer said she only met Packer this year, and that his divorce from singer Erica Packer was finalized months ago.
Lena Dunham and Stylist Jenni Konner have an abortion
After Lifetime’s Lindsay Lohan docuseries concluded with the former Disney star turning to a train derailment in Colorado for a spiritual boost, Lena Dunham made a joke about being six months pregnant in a radio interview on “On the Line” with Damon Dash. The writer confirmed she and her stylist were having an abortion, along with their partner. “Yeah, we were, but, uh, I don’t want to tell you,” she said.
Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, which means we’ll likely get to see more empty costumes and costumed teens in brown paper bag we’re all too familiar with. Happy Halloween!