'Amish' star assaulted
Esther Schmucker, one of the cast of Discovery Channel's reality-TV show Amish Mafia, was beaten severely by her bf early Halloween morning. Results: broken cheekbone, nose, and teeth. That's according to Strasburg, Pa., police, who issued a felony arrest warrant Sunday for Imir "Mirkat" Williams. (He's not on the show.) Schmucker has repeatedly sought protection-from-abuse orders against Williams. They were signed by judges, but dropped when Schmucker failed to appear in court. Strasburg police Chief StevenEchternach said Tuesday that police think Williams is either in Lancaster or New Jersey.
Food, music, action!
HBO's Treme, fabulous show of New Orleans rising from the muck, will do its final, five-episode mini-series starting Dec. 1, according to Rolling Stone. You got three kinds of stars on this, the best-sounding music show ever. You got actor-type stars, such as Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, delectable Kim Dickens, zany Steve Zahn, and omnipotent Melissa Leo. You got the many music stars, such as Dr. John, Terence Blanchard, Kermit Ruffins, and Trombone Shorty. Alla dem will be on hand for the close-out. You got folks who are both, such as the blindingly goddesslike Lucia Micarelli, who plays, and plays violin as, violinist Annie Talarico. But you also got the big chef-type food gods, of course, it being in the gastronomic Elysium of New Orleans. These include Emeril Lagasse and David Chang, set to play big roles in the finales.