FLY CATCHERS -- The Hidden Hills, CA home of Kim Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner was the victim of "swatting" when deputies responded to an assault call there. Swatting occurs when a SWAT team responds to a false report about a celebrity. If an imaginary online girlfriend is also involved it's called "swatting Manti Te'o."
BAM! POW! ZONK! -- Built originally in 1966 for $250,000, the Italian Ghia "Batmobile" used by TV icons Adam West and Burt Ward to get around Gotham City during their show's three-year run, sold at auction in Scottsdale, AZ for $4.2 million -- a hefty sum but not excessive when you consider it came with a trunk full of brand new masks, capes and tights.
SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL -- A full-length movie surreptitiously filmed without permission at Disney theme parks using cell phones as scripts so the actors wouldn't be caught is getting raves at Sundance. "Escape From Tomorrow" is a dark, surreal take on the Disney Dictatorship that includes shots of Space Mountain, the Enchanted Tiki Room, and the Teacup Ride at parks in Orlando and Anaheim with a handheld digital Canon. No formal response from Mouseville lawyers yet, but producer Randy Moore called police when he noticed he was being shadowed by two suspicious looking Muppets.
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|The author greets Jack Lord during taping of Bob Hope's Tiki-Tacki Special From Waikiki|