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Breaking Bad Superfan Busted On Drug Charges

A Florida man who won a contest to watch the finale of hit drama Breaking Bad with the cast was arrested on New Year’s Eve (31Dec13) and charged with masterminding a drug distribution operation.

Police in Fort Myers claim Ryan Lee Carroll shipped synthetic marijuana across the U.S. from his home in the city.

Authorities seized more than $1 million of the illegal substance and a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by Breaking Bad stars during a raid on his headquarters.

The drama series, which ended last year (Sep13), followed the fortunes of Bryan Cranston’s cancer-stricken former high school teacher who becomes a drug kingpin.

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Walter White’s Funeral to be Streamed Live on YouTube

  A fan farewell to Bryan Cranston’s Breaking Bad character, Walter White, is to set be streamed live on

Devotees of the TV drama, which ended last month, will gather in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday for a memorial to the fictional chemistry teacher-turned-drug dealer — and fans across America will be able to watch the proceedings live.

YouTube bosses have partnered with owners at Vernon’s Steakhouse, who are hosting the post-funeral reception.

The event will also include a memorial tribute to Breaking Bad characters Hank Schrader, Steve Gomez and Jane Margolis.

A replica of the Breaking Bad RV and the SUV that was part of the scene in which Hank and Gomez were killed will also be driven to the funeral, which is scheduled to start on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4.30pm local time.

Breaking Bad was set and filmed on location in and around Albuquerque.

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Breaking Bad Fans Plan To Hold Funeral For Walter White

Breaking Bad fans are preparing for a final goodbye to Bryan Cranston’s character Walter White by holding a funeral and reception in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The popular drug drama came to a close last month, with the chemistry teacher-turned drug lord succumbing to death from a gunshot wound in the final minutes of the show.

And fans in Albuquerque, which is where the series was not only set but filmed as well, are planning to pay their final respects to the fictional character next Saturday.

A memorial will be set up at the location where White died on the show and the funeral will include a eulogy from Breaking Bad set decorator Michael Flowers. there will even be a headstone erected to note the fictional drug kingpin’s passing. Following the service, fans will be able to reminisce about the character at a reception in a local restaurant.

Breaking Bad fan Jackamoe Buzzell, who has masterminded the event, tells The Hollywood Reporter he came up with the idea after spotting White’s fictional obituary in the The Albuquerque Journal newspaper last Friday.

He then offered to make the event a fundraiser for charity, with all proceeds going to an endowment fund for the Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, which especially assists meth addicts, like the one’s Cranston’s character serviced.

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Breaking Bad Character Walter White Lands Obituary In Newspaper

A fictional obituary for Bryan Cranston’s Breaking Bad character Walter White appeared in a New Mexico newspaper on Friday.

The cult drug drama ended its run on Sunday night, with White succumbing to a gunshot wound towards the end of the finale episode, and fan of the show, David Layman, who appeared as an extra in the series, decided to pay tribute to the anti-hero in The Albuquerque Journal.

He paid to have his obit, which read “White, Walter, aka ‘Heisenberg’, 52, of Albuquerque, died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound. A co-founder of Gray Matter, White was a research chemist who taught high school chemistry and later founded a meth manufacturing empire”, placed in the publication.

His death notice continued: “He is survived by his wife, Skyler Lambert; son Walter ‘Flynn’ Jr.; and daughter Holly. A private memorial was held by his family. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to a drug abuse charity of your choice. He will be greatly missed.”

Layman explains he wrote the obit to help fans put the character to rest.

He says, “I’ve been a humongous Breaking Bad fan since the beginning. I was actually in the pilot, and putting the obit in the paper was fitting, because the series was based in Albuquerque and it provides some of us some closure.”

2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced

The 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced in Los Angeles on Thursday, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In the category of Best Actress in a TV Drama, the nominees are: Connie Britton, “Nashville”; Claire Danes, “Homeland”; Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”; Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”; Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”; Kerry Washington, “Scandal”; Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

The nominees for Best Actor in a TV Drama are: Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”; Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Damian Lewis, “Homeland”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.”

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 22 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and airing live on CBS.

John Carter In Theaters March 9

John Carter, starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong and Willem Dafoe, opens in theaters Friday, March 9. The sci-fi adventure film, based on a classic novel by Edgar Rick Burroughs, follows a Civil War veteran as he is transported to Mars where he becomes involved in a war between the planet’s inhabitants.