Same-sex near-nudes, wrestlin': At long last American Gladiators is back, and to stellar, almost confounding, numbers. Premiering to more than 12 million viewers, it's the hottest NBC opening since Heroes.
• Fact checkers hazing Kristol?: NYT new hire Bill Kristol gets off to a shaky start with an attribution error in his first effort for the paper's Op-Ed pages. What, no love from copy or research?
• From the inner sanctum: What ever to do when each of your parents has served as president of your country and you're a social young thing with the country's fastest Internet connection? If you're Florencia Kirchner, daughter of Argentinian President Cristina Kircher and (former pres) Nestor Kirchner, you blog all your deepest emotions, of course!
• Testy, testy: In the sort of half-cocked gesture we've come to expect from 'roidies the world over, alleged performance-enhancin' pitcher Roger Clemens moves to sue a man who claims to have injected the potential hall of famer personally.
• Thank you, writers!: Due to mounting support for striking writers, the Golden Globes are canceled. Really, thank you.