5 Lunchtime Links: Kristin Cavallari’s brother missing in bizarre disappearance case and more

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Kristin Cavallari attends The Blonds fashion show during Spring 2016 MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

1. Brother of reality star Kristin Cavallari missing, car found abandoned.Capture

Police continue to search for 30-year-old Michael Cavallari, brother of Kristin Cavallari who starred in reality shows like “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills,” and is married to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Michael Cavallari’s car was found abandoned in the desert in southeastern Utah last week, after appearing to have crashed into a large rock on the side of the road. When the car was found it was still running and contained personal items like Cavallari’s cellphone. Police have deemed the case “suspicious” but say there is “nothing to indicate anything one way or another.”

2. Grammy nominees announced.

Kendrick Lamar or hallelujah? The rapper leads in recently announced Grammy nominations with 11 for his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” beating out Taylor Swift and the Weeknd, each with seven nominations. Lamar, Swift and the Weeknd will all battle it out for album of the year. Other nominees include Wiz Khalifa’s Paul Walker tribute, “See You Again,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking out Loud.” Representing the 512 are local nominees, songwriters Patty Griffin and Hayes Carll.

3. San Antonio family’s dubstep Christmas light display goes viral.

The grass is always greener, the Christmas lights always brighter and according to this San Antonion family, the dubstep always louder on the other side. Matt and Melissa Johnson first became the talk of the neighborhood with their 10-minute-long Christmas, dubstep light show. Now, by using the display’s popularity to raise money for clean water access in central Africa, they’ve got people talking again. The Johnsons hope to raise $10,000 during the 2015 Christmas season.

4. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay’s Barbie doll goes on sale.

After “enough people asked Mattel” the company will release its Ava DuVernay Barbie doll, made in the likeness of the “Selma” director. The doll was originally created as a part of the company’s “Shero” campaign that featured six real-women and their accomplishments.

5. You could see The Brian Setzer Orchestra this Friday!

Do you know how many years The Brian Setzer Orchestra “Christmas Rocks!” tour has been going on? If so, you’ve got all you need to enter Austin360’s giveaway for a chance to see the show this Friday at ACL Live. To enter, email giveaways@statesman.com with subject line “Brian Setzer Giveaway” and include your correct answer to the trivia question by Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.:


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