Here are a few pop culture tidbits that caught our eye this week.
▶ Homegrown baseball star Bryce Harper and girlfriend Kayla Varner, an Ohio State soccer player, will tie the knot in January. And will eventually have what, no doubt, will be a bouncing baby boy or girl (Ouch. Sorry.)
■ NBC News medical editor/actual doctor Nancy Snyderman reportedly breaks for a restaurant run a voluntary quarantine imposed after a film crew member contracted Ebola. Take two minutes to rethink this and call us in the morning.
■ A California parrot that spoke with a British accent disappears for several years and returns to its owner speaking Spanish. Well, travel is supposed to be educational, isn’t it?
■ Esquire names Penelope Cruz “sexiest woman alive.” Readers name Esquire “laziest magazine ever.”