Breaking Brad: Per latest NBA trade rumors, Frankie Muniz headed to Boston -
Published Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm / Updated at 4:24 pm
Breaking Brad: Per latest NBA trade rumors, Frankie Muniz headed to Boston

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* Some hotel rooms near TD Ameritrade Park are topping $500 per night during the CWS, tax included. That only works out to about $75 per run scored.

* People magazine is reporting that Kim Kardashian has named her baby daughter North West. Apple Paltrow asked, "What the heck kind of name is that?"

* North West. There is now a fine line between the names of celebrity offspring and GPS prompts.

* A Texas NBC affiliate cut away for a network promo during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals and missed the winning goal. Fortunately, because this happened in mid-June, most Texans were watching the 27th round of the high school state football playoffs on another channel.

* The TV station program director, Heidi, said she didn't see anything wrong with it.

* Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant crowned a new winner over the weekend. For the third consecutive year, the crown went to a contestant who said the biggest problem in the world is the lack of a viable Obama birth certificate.

* We just crowned a new Miss USA. That's not to be confused with the Miss USA Today Pageant, where the winner is based solely on who draws the best pie chart.

* On Sunday, Nik Wallenda will try walking across the Grand Canyon on a wire. Wallenda seems to love publicity so much that he'll be carrying the Kardashian baby.

* Lady Gaga served as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding. This is a bride's worst nightmare. It's your big day to shine, and one of the bridesmaids shows up in a meat dress and 13-inch heels.

* A quick note for Miami Heat fans who left Game 7 early: The final score was Miami 95, San Antonio 88.

* The Clippers-Celtics proposed trade that's seemingly been in the works for weeks has a new dimension. Now, L.A.'s throwing in Frankie Muniz.

* There is online video of a rabbit who can dunk a tiny basketball. So, it looks like the Charlotte Bobcats have found their first draft pick.

* How about that huge dogpile when a CWS team won a game -- wait, those were Nebraska fans after learning the Huskers beat out Ohio State for a quarterback.

Breaking Brad: "Harold & Kumar Attend the CWS"

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Brad comments in a funny way on topical events in the news and the wide world of sports.

Police ID body found near 36th, Seward Streets
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
World champion Crawford's promoter working to have title defense at CenturyLink Center
Hail, strong winds, heavy rain hit south-central Nebraska
Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue
'Fairly old' human skull found in Mills County
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Omaha crash victim, 19, had touched many lives
Firefighters take on 'fully engulfed barn fire'
Council Bluffs school board approves new district headquarters
Officials announce effort to lure more veterans to Nebraska
SB 132nd Street lane closed
Shane Osborn grabs several endorsements
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Omaha area may get 1 inch of rain tonight
Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
Waitress who served alcohol to teen before fatal crash gets jail time, probation
Owners of exotic dance bar deny prostitution allegations
More Nebraskans are electing to vote early
A day after Ricketts endorsement, Ted Cruz backs Sasse for Senate
Some city streets remain closed
Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates stick to familiar topics at Omaha forum
19-year-old killed in one-vehicle crash at 72nd & Shirley
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Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Breaking Brad: Nebraska GOP candidates unified against naked squirrels
Some of these Nebraska campaigns are tilting pretty far right. At a recent forum, there was a consensus that we need to ban public dancing and clothe naked squirrels in public parks.
Breaking Brad: Inside the mind of a 99-year-old real estate agent
I saw an article about a 99-year-old real estate agent who's still working. “This house is extra special. It has indoor toilets!”
Breaking Brad: Into the claw machine! Florida kid follows Lincoln kid's lead
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a child climbed inside a claw machine. Hey, Florida kid: Nobody likes a copycat.
Breaking Brad: Even Chuck Hassebrook's throwing mud!
The Nebraska campaigns have turned so ugly, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook lobbed unfounded accusations at an imaginary opponent.
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