Gravel pumps up the jam: Mike Gravel protests his exclusion from Democratic presidential debates by taking it to the streets—and by streets, we mean YouTube.
• White is right?: Iran makes obscene rap music illegal in the country, though rap albums remain a high-seller on the, um, black market.
• Pretty angry woman: Julia Roberts engages in an OJ-style chase on the highway to hunt down a paparazzo for taking photos of her children.
• Can't we all just get a buzz?: After being shot on Wednesday, Rodney King called the police, who arrived at his home to find him apparently drunk and feelin' no pain (which, he's learned, is the proper way to prepare for a visit from the L.A.P.D.)
• The boob tube: Sarah Michelle Gellar is let down the by the fact scripts arriving in her mailbox lately lack the gravitas of Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. And she's considering returning to TV to make another low-rated cult hit.
• Bad news bear: A British teacher, Gillian Gibbons, was sentenced to 15 days in a Sudan prison for allowing her students to name a class teddy bear "Mohammed." Gibbons is contesting the arrest and possible deportation, since "Mohammed" is better than the original choice of "Muslims for Jesus."