Police say a theater manager and an off-duty police officer working security stopped Smith and found the weapons inside a bag they thought looked suspicious. Smith was arrested and remains jailed. He is expected to be indicted on weapons charges.
Speaking of packing heat, or should we say bat man, a recent story about the government's continued infringement on our individual rights has come to our attention courtesy of 24/7 Dan Gross:
Jonah Falcon, who reportedly has the world's largest recorded penis (we have no idea who did the measuring and can't vouch for its accuracy), was stopped by a suspicious Transportation Security Administration agent at the San Francisco International Airport last month because of a bulge in his pants.
"I had my ‘stuff' strapped to the left. I wasn't erect at the time," Falcon told the Huffington Post. "One of the guards asked if my pockets were empty and I said, ‘Yes.' "
"Another guard stopped me and asked me if I had some sort of growth," said Falcon, who appeared in the 1999 HBO documentary "Private Dicks: Men Exposed."
He was frisked. There's no report of the TSA agent losing an eye.
Falcon, a mere 9 inches flaccid, expands to 13.5 inches when excited.
And that's girth.
Oscar-winner Shirley Jones, whom everyone remembers now as Shirley Partridge but forgets she was a movie star before that in "Oklahoma," "Elmer Gantry," "The Music Man" and other films, is writing a memoir.
She warns in a statement: Anyone expecting the "All-American mom" should be ready for a "few jolts."
Gallery Books announced Tuesday that the memoir, currently untitled, will be co-authored by celebrity biographer Wendy Leigh and is scheduled for release next year. Gallery said Jones is an "earthy" and "gutsy" woman who will write openly about everyone from Frank Sinatra to her famous son, David Cassidy.
Country-music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be heading to Las Vegas this fall.
They will be performing a 10-weekend run of shows at the Venetian starting Dec. 7.
The show is called "Soul2Soul," named after their hugely successful co-headlining tours in 2000 and 2006. According to Pollstar, the 2006-07 run remains the highest-grossing North American tour in country-music history.
The Vegas shows will mark the first time in six years that McGraw and Hill have performed a full concert together in the United States. McGraw said they are in the process of building the show and promises that the production will be cutting-edge.
McGraw and Hill have three daughters. Hill said the Venetian worked around their school schedules to make the shows happen.
McGraw said his daughters, two of whom are teens, are excited to see the shows in Vegas, joking that "they probably won't see ours, though."
U.S. magazine sales fell nearly 10 percent in the first half of 2012.
The Audit Bureau of Circulations said Tuesday that overall circulation, including subscriptions, was just about flat from a year earlier. But single-copy sales, which are more closely watched — because publishers make more money from them — continued to fall. Subscriptions are typically sold at a discount so publishers can increase their circulation and attract advertisers.
Cosmopolitan was still the top-selling magazine at newsstands, even though its sales fell nearly 16 percent to 1.4 million. Most of the top-25 best-selling magazines saw their sales decline. Family Circle and Woman's Day were among the exceptions. Weight Watchers magazine saw the biggest sales decline — nearly 28 percent, to 325,950 copies in the first six months of the year.
The bureau also released, for the first time, the top-25 best-selling digital-replica magazines. These are digital versions of print magazines that contain the same content and advertising as their paper counterparts. Game Informer Magazine was by far the No. 1 highest-circulation digital-replica magazine, with 1.2 million copies. Maxim was No. 2 with 284,824.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joss Whedon has signed on to write and direct the sequel to "The Avengers" and also create a Marvel-based TV series for ABC. Disney owns Marvel and ABC.
Kanye West previewed some unreleased music in New York, and the New York Daily News reported that the song that got everybody talking was "My Perfect Bitch." Kanye tweeted that he wrote the song about girlfriend Kim Kardashian.
Oh, Kanye, you old romantic.
— Daily News wire services
contributed to this report.