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Diaper-Wearing Rocket Jockey Collared for Kidnapping

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Lust in Space: Just when NASA starts to get boring, Lisa Nowak, our new favorite astronaut, drives nearly 1,000 miles wearing a diaper (because, as an AP report puts it, "Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry") and attempts to kidnap the mistress of her fellow shuttle crew member and subject of her found love letter, Cmdr. William Oefelein.

Bogus bayyyy-beeee: Anna Nicole Smith and her legal drug of choice, Trimspa, are being sued for falsely advertising the claim that it "causes rapid and substantial weight loss."

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Blaming it on the booze: Straight out of the Mel Gibson school of excuses, San Francisco mayor and philanderer Gavin Newsom plans to seek alcohol counseling.

Revenge of the nerd: An M.I.T. professor who was denied tenure has begun a hunger strike to protest that decision. He believes it's because he's black.


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