USDA controversy - Monday, no one had heard of Shirley Sherrod. Tuesday, she was one of the most Googled people in the world. She resigned from her Georgia-based job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a video of her speaking about a white farmer surfaced on a conservative blogger's website.
Sherrod is vehement that she's been misunderstood. She told CNN that she tried to tell her bosses the full story, but they didn't want to listen.
The Washington Post is asking: Is Sherrod a racist or a scapegoat?
LL off to the clink - Long ago, a Hollywood ingenue of natural beauty dazzled audiences with her portrayal of identical twins. The actress was fair and lovely, innocent and sweet. But no longer does she stare into the stage lights. As of late, her star on free-fall, she has been staring at her attorney (whoever is representing her at that moment). Fade to black. And scene. So went Lindsey Lohan Tuesday, at least for 90 days, as she began her jail stint in California for probation violation. At a Beverly Hills courthouse Lohan turned herself in, and cameras were ordered to darkness after deputies handcuffed Lohan. She was reportedly wearing black.
That's more than 3.4 ounces - Let's continue with the circus theme. Imagine carrying one monkey under your shirt? Slightly uncomfortable. Now, two. What about three? Super fun. Let's do 18! A man in Mexico City was arrested after airport authorities discovered he was hiding that many titi monkeys in his shirt. He told police the animals were "pets" that he had purchased for $30. Titi monkeys are protected endangered species and you've got to have a permit to have them. Does that mean that if he had his paperwork in order, we'd have "Monkeys on a Plane?"