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.

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Omaha police investigate two nonfatal shootings
City Council to vote on adding Bluffs pedestrian safety lights
Sole big donor to Beau McCoy says he expects nothing in return
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Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
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Families from area shelters treated to meal at Old Chicago
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Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close, still hoping to be saved
Omaha high schoolers to help canvass for Heartland 2050
Mizzou alumni aim to attract veterinary students to Henry Doorly Zoo
Grant ensures that Sioux City can start building children's museum
Party looks to 'nudge' women into public office in Iowa
For birthday, Brownell-Talbot student opts to give, not get
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