In spite of her personal troubles which unfolded in a very public way, Britney Spears latest CD "Circus" is expected to top sales charts, estimated to have sold around 500, 000 copies in the first week of release, according to her label Jive Records.
"...we not only saved the world, er, saved the banks and led the way...," -- Great Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown said before the House of Commons before being drowned out by laughter.
"The Shaolin take-over is just a way of using its fame to cheat more kind people out of their money." -- a poster vented on Sohu.com about the Shaolin Temple taking over management of four Buddhist temples in southwest China.
Cross-dressing men are quickly snapping up bras designed especially for them by lingerie shop Wishroom in Japan. Since launching the line in November of this year, Wishroom has sold over 300 of such bras at $30 each.
A young woman from Zhuhai, Guangdong province has partial hearing loss in her left ear thanks to an especially "passionate kiss" from her boyfriend.
According to ear specialist Dr. Li at the Zhuhai Second People's Hospital, "...the kiss reduced the pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out and caused the breakdown of the ear."
The woman's hearing is expected to return in about two months.
"My wife had been nagging me all week to get a ticket, so I when saw the Lotto sign ... I sprinted in to get the ticket before they close ...I have never been so glad to listen to my wife's nagging," the man told the Associated Press.
Upon learning how much they had won, the wife said, "but all I wanted was a sausage."
The FBI arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris at their homes this morning on charges that they tried to sell the senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder. Read more over at the Chicago Sun-Times.
"No matter how bad the crisis gets, parents in Europe and America will still buy toys as Christmas comes." -- Guo Zhenxi, head of China Central Television's economic channel.
Warner Bros has released a trailer for the "Half-Blood Prince", the movie adaptation of the sixth Harry Potter novel. Check it out at your favorite trailer park. For the lazy, here's a link to Apple.