• Old Guard reborn: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pulls a surprise victory in New Hampshire, perhaps (hopefully!) starting a new trend in campaign crying. Girlfriend says: “I felt like we all spoke from our hearts, and I am so gratified you responded.” John McCain wins on the Republican side, followed by Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, who followed his Iowa victory with just 11 percent of the vote.
• Mean girls: Tracie Rice, the alleged victim of Lindsay Lohan‘s freeway chase antics last summer, sues the starlet to help cover her shrink bills.
• Good apples: Apple announces it will lower the price of iTunes downloads in the UK, ending EU antitrust proceedings against the company.
• Peep show: Heidi Montag takes to the stripper pole in Vegas while Spencer Pratt looks on creepily. Nothing too shocking, but you owe it to yourself to take a peek at these pictures.
• <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2008/jan/08/bhutto.son
” target=”_blank”>Private eyes: Son of assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal, claims he fears “more for my privacy” than for his life. No comment on how he feels about his ersatz Facebook profile.
• All my pretties: China criticized for selecting only tall, pretty young women to serve as Olympic medal ceremony assistants. One social commentator says to “Bear in mind that pursuing beauty wasn’t allowed for many years under Mao (Zedong)’s strict regime. Only in Deng (Xiaping)’s reform era did China start to unbutton Mao’s straight jacket and maybe in some ways we have now gone to the other extreme.” Welcome to the club!
• Spare parts: Canada’s health system faces a shortage of spare body parts after it bans sexually active gay men from donating organs.