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Carradine 'Joyous' During Final Days

Divorce filing accused actor of deviant sexual behavior, incest

(Newser) - David Carradine seemed anything but suicidal in the days before his death, colleagues and staff in the Bangkok hotel where he died tell People. The actor—found dead Thursday with ropes tied around his neck and genitals—was "joyous and productive," associates say. He played piano and serenaded... More »

Hotel Pays Staff to Sniff Out Smoking Guests

Chicago's Swissotel turns its housekeepers into detectives

(Newser) - That chocolate on your pillow may be a bit of a Judas kiss: Chicago's Swissotel isn't the first hotel to fine sneaky smokers who break its puff-free policy, but it is the nation's first to pay staff to sniff out offending guests, reports the Chicago Tribune. Spraying air freshener won't... More »

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