FILM FÜHRER Cruise
• : Not only has the German government not banned Tom Cruise's new movie Valkyrie from shooting there, it's giving the Scientologist's film $6.5 million in subsidies.
• U-S-A! U-S-A!: American upstart Joey "The Jaw" Chestnut defeats competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi and returns the Mustard Belt to the original home of gluttony and obesity with his record setting victory at the 2007 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
• Good son?: Al Gore III, the towheaded son of Al and Tipper, is arrested for possession of pot and four prescription drugs.
• Toxic relationship: When Britney is mad, she punishes you by making you read her poetry. Just ask Mama Spears.