OH, SAY, CAN YOU SING? Jennifer Hudson, Obama (inset) (Photo: Getty Images) • Sing it proud: Barack Obama has asked Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson to sing the national anthem at the convention on Thursday. Hudson's rep says "She's thrilled and excited. It's a tremendous honor." Yeah, girl, things can only get better after that ridiculous SATC flick.
• On again, off again: Pissed that it hasn't been removed from the U.S. terrorism sponsor list, North Korea says it will stop disabling its nuclear reactor and may even restore a plutonium-producing facility.
• Detained: Four men were arrested in Denver after they were suspected of plotting to assassinate Barack Obama. Under questioning, the men reportedly admitted they were planning to kill Obama on national TV when he gave his acceptance speech Thursday night.
CLICK HERE, IT'S EASIER THAN IT LOOKS: Taxing the fat; Stewart gets angry; McCain sticks it to Madonna, the dollar on the rise; Kate Moss has 'em pitching tents!