Eavesdropping In: Travolta's Benz Gets Jacked In Santa Monica; Deadly Earthquake Hits India, Nepal, Tibet; Dominique Strauss-Kahn Breaks Silence; Big Emmy Wins For "Mad Men," "Modern Family"; Netflix To Split Into Two Companies

by Emily Green · September 19, 2011

    John Travolta's 1970 Mercedes-Benz gets jacked in daylight from parking spot on the street in Santa Monica while he was inside a Jaguar dealership for roughly 10 minutes. [TMZ]

    At least 40 dead after a magnitude 6.8 earthquakes strikes northeastern India, Nepal and Tibet, followed by rain, landslides and severed communications compromising rescue efforts. [LATimes]

    Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn opens up to the media for the first time to address the his sexual assault scandal, claims it was a moral failure, but the encounter was nonviolent and consensual. [Radar]

    "Mad Men," "Modern Family," "Friday Night Lights'" Coach Taylor take home big wins at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. [KTLA]

    Netflix announces its plans to split its streaming video service from DVD-by-mail service into two businesses, the latter operating as its own company under the name Qwikster. [HuffPo]