Northern Michigan/ Traverse City Buzz
Free Self Defense class in TC this weekend!!! More here from the TC Ticker!
The Vice Presidential Debate will be on all the networks tonight at 9, the TC Ticker is reporting you can watch it free at the State Theater!
Kingsley Area Schools to lay off 11 people, more from 7 and 4 here...
Hotline For Local People Concerned About Meningitis Outbreak, more here from 9 and 10 news...
BEN AFFLECK says he still keeps in touch with several of his exes, especially JENNIFER LOPEZ . . . quote, "We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there'll be an e-mail saying, 'Oh, your movie looks great.'" He also still sees MATT DAMON, quote, "almost too often."
ALEX KARRAS . . . the NFL great who went on to play EMMANUEL LEWIS' adopted dad on the '80s sitcom "Webster" . . . died of kidney failure yesterday. He was 77. Karras also battled dementia in his later years, and was among thousands of former players who sued the NFL for concussion-related injuries. He's survived by his wife SUSAN CLARK . . . who played his wife on "Webster" . . . and their daughter.
Busy weekend! JACK OSBOURNE had a busy weekend in Hawaii. He got married . . . celebrated his mom SHARON'S 60th birthday . . . AND he saved a woman's life. Jack and a friend were at the beach when they saw a woman in distress in the ocean, and raced to her rescue. Jack's new wife Lisa Tweeted, quote, "Really proud of Jack and his friend Tyler who saved a woman on the beach yesterday who'd had a heart attack and [drowned]. They resuscitated her until the ambulance came. We just found out she's in a stable condition! Awesome!"
During JUSTIN BIEBER'S gig in Tacoma, Washington on Tuesday, someone stole a computer and a camera from him. And he's not happy about it. He Tweeted, quote, "sucks when u take personal footage and people dont respect your privacy . . . yesterday during the show me and my tour manager josh had some stuff stolen. really sucks. people should respect other's property." Then he added, quote, "i had a lot of personal footage on that computer and camera and that is what bothers me the most. #lame #norespect" There's no word what this "personal footage" is, but it's probably not anything bad, or it's not likely Justin would be Tweeting about it. Meanwhile . . . Justin was the victim of one of those "swatting" pranks. Someone alerted police at about 2:00 A.M. Wednesday that there was an individual waving a gun near Justin's L.A. home. Police sent cars, helicopters and other emergency vehicles to sweep the area. They found nothing.
There's still no definitive word on whether a "Jurassic Park 4" will get made. But several years ago, it almost went into production . . . and it could have been CRAZY. The script at the time featured someone getting funky with the dinosaur DNA and creating HUMAN-DINOSAUR HYBRIDS. The filmmakers were serious enough about the concept to work up some sketches of the monsters. And someone even did a sculpture of one of them.
he "National Enquirer" claims someone is threatening to KIDNAP seven-year-old ALANA THOMPSON, the star of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". Her family doesn't know if it's a serious threat . . . but they're not taking any chances. They've hired a full-time bodyguard . . . and supposedly want to move to a nicer area.
Did you catch The Price is Right yesterday? The first ever male model debuted for the lady's eye pleasure.
When MITT ROMNEY name-checked BIG BIRD at the debate last week, he inadvertently CHANGED HALLOWEEN. Immediately after the debate, the website CostumeCraze.com saw a 500% sales bump in their "Sexy Big Bird" costume. It features a yellow, feathered tank top and skirt, purple and orange socks, and a hat that looks like the top of Big Bird's head.