Paging Dr. Dre – If book club kept you from catching the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards last night, fret not. We've condensed the entire ceremony into two minutes. Just add water and get ready to Google Arcade Fire.
The Grammys is an opportunity for musicians who are known for dressing strange to take it up a notch, or twelve. This year's red carpet did not disappoint. Rihanna showed up as a pipe cleaner, Lady Gaga hatched with horns, Katy Perry flashed plumage and Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo accessorized with a tasteful placement of his new self-help book. Did anyone tell these people they would have to sit for three hours?
The future of Bieber – So, chances are you spent a good portion of the evening and this morning cursing the gods of music for robbing Justin Bieber of music's greatest honor. Don't worry. Some of pop's biggest stars think he'll be just fine. Music elite weigh in on where Bieber fever might be in a decade.
Bieber beater – Before you send that email to the editor of Tiger Beat complaining about Bieber's highway robbery, take a look at the woman who did win "Best New Artist." Here name is Esperanza Spalding, and she might just have you singing a different tune.
Panda nursery school - What's cuter than babies? Did you say pandas? Well, what's cuter than pandas? Baby pandas! In China, seven baby pandas are at a special school where they will learn how to nurse from a bottle. Coaxing the babies to use a bottle is trickier than you might think, especially when hundreds of tourists are watching their every move.
The force of advertising be with you - The pint-sized Darth Vadar who appears in a Volkswagen commercial is now a big star after his Super Bowl debut. And just when you thought the little guy can't get any cuter, he takes his mask off and reveals he is overcoming a congenital heart condition. I think I just heard the country sigh a collective "Awwww."
Knuckle sandwich artist - Yesterday we received a video of a police chase in Illinois that ended when a stolen taxi clipped a school bus. Today, we learn the back story of that chase. Apparently, it was the result of a robbery gone wrong, foiled by a brave Subway restaurant employee whose specialty is crafting a sandwich of the knuckle variety.
Phone drops death's call – Some may think cell phones can kill you, but an Atlanta valet would argue otherwise. After being shot in the chest outside a nightclub, the stunned man reached into his bullet-holed coat and pulled out his now dented cell phone. I wonder if EMS kept snapping their fingers and asking, "Can you hear me now?"
Don't touch my junk! Or look at it – Instead of protesting the TSA's more intimate pat-down procedures, an Ohio man is trying to make a little coin off of them. His new line of undergarments for both men and women feature carefully placed patriotic emblems to cover your, well, you know.FULL POST
2010: The year in celebrity scandal It was a tough year for some Hollywood notables. Aside from the usual rash of DUI's and drug convictions, there were "star whacker" plots and an odd hotel meltdown. For our final installment of CNN.com's Year in Review series, we take a look at some celebrities who smiled and said cheese this year for the paparazzi and the police.
Man plunges off parliament balcony in protest – A Romanian man protesting government spending cuts threw himself 23 feet from a balcony as the Prime Minister began speaking. Television engineer Adrian Sobaru was apparently upset over the budget cuts that were going to affect benefits for his autistic son. The leap was broadcast live on national television while the Romanian Parliament was in the process of a no-confidence vote. The man survived with non life-threatening injuries. The government survived the no-confidence vote.
Move over Santa, it's Pete time– For the last 20 years a man simply known as "Pete" has been leaving thousands of dollars worth of cash in creatively wrapped packages that he hides at a rehabilitation center in Indiana. He calls the center every year and says, "It's Pete time!" The more than $70,000 in donations has helped countless kids suffering from disabilities and brings a new Christmas icon to Evansville - the elusive Saint Pete.