Fox29 has suspended weatherguy John Bolaris, a station representative said Friday.
The suspension Thursday followed a recent article in Playboy about Bolaris' misadventures in Florida in 2010 with a pair of young women who drugged him and made merry with his American Express card, to the tune of $43,000.
The Playboy article wasn't the only reason Bolaris was suspended, a source said. It was merely the catalyst, capping a series of unpleasant newsroom incidents over the last year that included a dustup over Bolaris' desire to interview his bud Lenny Dykstra for the station. Told he couldn't do it, Bolaris "flipped out in the newsroom," then went home sick, forcing the station to scramble for another weathercaster, the source said.
Philadelphia Daily News columnist Dan Gross reported that Bolaris learned he had been suspended indefinitely when he showed up for work Thursday. Bolaris did not return a call for comment.
Ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, who made a dubious name for himself over the summer when he resigned from Congress in a lewd-picture sexting scandal, has a new name: Daddy. Weiner and wife Huma Abedin became the parents Wednesday of son Jordan Zain Weiner. Weiner and Abedin wed in July 2010.
Rapper "Tyler, the Creator" got in a jam after a show at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday night. L.A. County sheriff's deputies arrested T-the-C after he destroyed the Roxy's electronic soundboard, said Sgt. Arthur Famble Jr. The 20-year-old rapper, born Tyler Gregory Okonma, had appeared in a show by his group, Odd Future. He was booked for investigation of felony vandalism and released Friday on $20,000 bail. Okonma said via Twitter that he wasn't arrested.