Daybreak Daily’s love-hate relationship with the pop-culture world stumbles upon a former athlete, of sorts, and new details about Natalie Wood’s death.
NATALIE WOOD: Per the Los Angeles Times, “Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives plan to re-interview yacht captain Dennis Davern as part of their reopened investigation into the death of Natalie Wood, then decide whether it's necessary to interview other principals in the case.
Whether he provides anything new will largely determine how extensive the investigation will be, said a source familiar with the case who did not want to be identified because of its sensitive nature.
“Any new information [from the investigation] will set the course as to whether there is a broader investigation,” said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.
The case was re-opened in part because of questions from the media about the circumstances surrounding Wood’s death. Some of those questions were prompted by the captain’s account of the night, detailed in the book “Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour.” His statements are also the centerpiece of a "48 Hours" segment, produced in conjunction with Vanity Fair, scheduled to air Saturday.
The 30th anniversary of Wood’s death is Nov. 29.
Davern’s published account of that night is different from the statements he originally provided to authorities. In the book, he says he lied to authorities about the events of that night. He is now describing a heated argument between Wood and her husband, actor Robert Wagner.
Wood, 43, was boating off Catalina Island on Thanksgiving weekend 1981 with Wagner, Christopher Walken and others when she somehow went overboard and died. Officials at the time ruled her death an accident, but there has since been much speculation about whether there was more to the story.” http://lat.ms/uBdige
MEANWHILE: Per Radar, “Police investigating the drowning death of Natalie Wood revealed in a news conference on Friday that her then-husband Robert Wagner is not a suspect, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Lieutenant John Corina said that new information is "substantial enough" to justify taking another look at the case but did not comment about any possible arrests or confirm if ship captain Dennis Davern had been questioned.” http://bit.ly/tZQYBg
GAME, SET, MATCH: Per the Huffington Post, “Anna Kournikova may have jumped on the white bikini trend a little late but that doesn’t take away from her sexiness! The tennis pro and her beau Enrique Iglesias enjoyed the warm weather in Miami, FL as they lounged around on a boat Thursday morning.
Enrique may have fueled baby rumors when he was snapped kissing his girl’s belly. This vacation comes a few days after it was announced that Anna will no longer be the trainer on NBC’s hit show Biggest Loser.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, staffers didn’t always get along with Kournikova, 30, and some contestants deemed her unsympathetic. However, Anna’s rep told People.com, “Anna was 100 percent not fired from the show.” http://bit.ly/t9OdkP
SUNSET: Per Rolling Stone, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is the worst Twilight movie yet, says Peter Travers. The picture is actually hurt by having a good director – Gods and Monsters and Dream Girls filmmaker Bill Condon – who focuses the camera on the faces of the actors, who are all far too blank and seem helpless in close ups. Taylor Lautner is the worst of the bunch, often looking less like a sexy werewolf and more "like a petulant five-year-old." http://bit.ly/vwF8ix
THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK: Per E!, “First Kim Kardashian, now Ashton Kutcher.
We're not sure if there's a curse afoot with magazine coverfolk, but yet another impeccably ill-timed interview has surfaced, this time with the Two and a Half Men star taking the cover of Men's Health—and discussing love and relationships—in the wake of the combustion of his marriage to Demi Moore.
So what parting words of wisdom did he offer up?
"I think it's all about working on the relationship and making it better...when it's good," the coverboy told the mag's sister publication, Women's Health.” http://eonli.ne/sntuxt
POOR GUY: Per Us Weekly, “Back to the grind.
Thanks to Kim Kardashian's ironclad prenup, Kris Humphries won't exactly be coming into a fortune when their divorce is finalized. But on Thursday, the basketball player (who is currently out of work due to the NBA lockout) announced his own new business venture.
The 26-year-old held a press conference at NYC's Trump SoHo hotel to announce his new endorsement deal with Sector watches. According to a source, Humphries' Sector deal is worth about $150,000. "I'm happy to be here," Humphries told reporters. "As you all know, this has been a difficult time in my life, and I'm so grateful [for] my friends at Sector for their unwavering support." http://bit.ly/t4I8vF
NOT-SO-MODEST BATHING SUIT: Per the AP, “Lee Pockriss, who wrote pop hits such as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" for an eager, youthful post-World War II generation, has died in Connecticut after a long illness. He was 87. In a 2006 interview, Vance called "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" - about a shy young woman in a skimpy bathing suit - a "money machine." http://apne.ws/sUozBK
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/2bfde