Eavesdropping In: Ashton Kutcher Heads To Outer Space; I Can't Read LA Times For Free Anymore; Hollywood Model Arrested For Running Global Drug Ring; Michael Bay Asks Ninja Turtles Fans To "Chill"; Woman Stabbed To Death In Studio City Park

by Emily Green · March 20, 2012

Ashton Kutcher will soon head to outer space, signing up as the 500th astronaut customer for a trip to the final frontier aboard Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo. [Radar]

Today I officially exhausted my access to 15 free Los Angeles Times online articles in a span of 30 days on the computer I'm currently using and have been asked to join their "new membership program," meaning pony up a monthly fee to get through their newly adopted paywall.

Simone Farrow, AKA Simone Starr, a fugitive bikini model and frequent Ed Hardy model is arrested in Australia for operating an international high-grade crystal meth drug ring out of her Hollywood apartment. [KTLA]

Michael Bay, slated to remake a live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, wants Ninja Turtles fans having conniption fits that his interpretation will stray too far from the original to "take a deep breath and chill," and to know that he's just "building a richer world" in his version. Right-o! [TMZ]

No arrests have been made yet as police investigate the murder of a woman found stabbed to death early this morning at the baseball field of South Weddington Park in Studio City. [KABC]