Simon Eroro, a reporter for the Post-Courier in Papa New Guinea, agreed to be circumcised with bamboo sticks in order to secure an interview with a group of jungle rebels. The Courier is run by Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited and Murdoch had this to say of Eroro’s dedication: "Tonight, I have witnessed many examples of great journalism. It is the backbone of what makes News Limited a great company" (because we don’t value foreskin any more than we do journalistic integrity).
Judges of News Limited’s Scoop of the Year award felt Eroro had earned himself the honor. “The impact of Simon's scoop was enormous; the police commissioner launched a major operation to tighten the borders and close down the [Free West Papua] refugee camps," the judges said.
Rihanna has passed Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder on the list of most U.S. No. 1 hits, with 11 of her own. The Beatles still hold the record with 20.
TMZ reports that Justin Bieber has agreed to take a paternity test to prove he is not the father of Mariah Yeater’s baby once he returns to the United States. Biebs is in Europe promoting his Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe.
Lindsay Lohan served about five hours of her 30-day sentence in jail before she was asked to leave because of jail overcrowding.
Puss in Boots took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $33 million. Tower Heist was next in line, bringing in $25 million, while Harold and Kumar could only convince stoners to cough up $13 million to see their movie.
Russian police say a well-known historian kept 29 mummies in his home. Police say he dug up the bodies and dressed them in clothes scavenged from their graves. The police refuse to name the man but released his age as 45, say he lives about 200 miles away from Moscow and looks like this:
We all get lonely sometimes. But only a few of us dig people up to hang out and watch DWTS.