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OLYMPIC ICE DANCING

Four top couples falling? Brutal. The Italian skater's visible disgust with her clumsy male partner? Priceless. Il cazzo!

CHENEY'S APPROVAL RATING

Time magazine poll: 29 percent. Really? That high?

TBT* GOES DAILY, PART ONE

Can't wait for that "zippy" account of the Philippines mudslide.

LISTENING TO 'DESPERADOS UNDER THE EAVES'

God, we miss Warren Zevon.

TBT* GOES DAILY, PART TWO

So that's where Times staffers' Christmas bonuses went.

CREATIVELOAFING.COM ON MYSPACE

Our parent company can now officially date 14-year-olds.

BIG STEIN'S DELI

Sandwiches as big as your head and, eventually, your ass.

KID ROCK/SCOTT STAPP SEX TAPE SURFACES

Hello, Bright House? Come rip the Internet connection out of my house this afternoon, as quickly as possible.

TBT* GOES DAILY, PART THREE

The Tampa Tribune sues the Times, alleging copyright infringement. The Planet responds with a vow to publish hourly.

RICHARD BRIGHT, 1937-2006

Actor who whacked Fredo while fishing in Godfather II. Hail Mary, full of grace.

NICK LACHEY'S SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Jessica says she'll pay up, but only if he dances for it like his brother Drew.