Another Israeli conflict: The Eurovision Song Contest may ban this years' Israeli entry, the Teapacks's "Push the Button," because of its not-so-subtle poetry about nuclear holocaust including the lyric: "Don't want to go kaput-kaboom ... But nevertheless—he's gonna push the button."
• Something rotten in the family tree: A genealogical researcher discovered that Barack Obama's white great-great-great-
great-grandparents might have been slave owners. This should help answer the public's question, "Is he black enough?"
• Trend alert!: Singer Kelis was arrested in Miami Beach for screaming racial slurs at female cops who were undercover as prostitutes. Her mug shot may not be as smug as Foxy Brown's, but at least her hair matches her lipstick.