‘BELOW DECK’ REALITY SERIES CAST MEMBER ARRESTED IN FLORIDA
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A cast member on the reality television series “Below Deck” has been arrested in Florida. According to a West Palm Beach police report, 30-year-old Ross Inia was arrested early Saturday on charges of disorderly conduct and battery on a police officer or firefighter. The report says Inia punched an officer who was trying to break up a fight involving Inia and two other men. Inia, a native of New Zealand, is featured on the sixth season of the Bravo series that follows the escapades of a mega-yacht crew and their wealthy clients. Inia was released from the Palm Beach County jail on $15,000 bond. His spokeswoman did not immediately respond Tuesday to an email requesting comment.
NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES POLICE TRADE ‘DIE HARD’ TWEETS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New York and Los Angeles police departments are poking some fun at their perceived rivalry and wading into a hotly contested debate: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? It began when NYPD tweeted Monday that they’d been working with LAPD “to protect Christmas since Hans Gruber’s 1988 attack on Nakatomi Plaza” with the hashtag, #YesItsAChristmasMovie. The debate over whether the Bruce Willis blockbuster is a Christmas movie has emerged in recent years. Set on Christmas Eve, the movie follows NYPD Detective John McClane as he singlehandedly stops a group of terrorists led by Gruber (Alan Rickman) in Los Angeles. LAPD tweeted back that NYPD will always be welcome to follow McClane “and come to the (better) coast and have a party. Yippie Ki Yay & ho ho ho.”
NICKI MINAJ JOINS “ANGRY BIRDS 2”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki Minaj has signed on for a role in the sequel to the “Angry Birds” movie. Variety reports Minaj’s role in the film is not known. Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and Peter Dinklage will reprise their roles from the first movie, due out in August.