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• C'est faux, pt. deux: Barack Obama is joined by Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Alan Greenspan, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, and Kofi Annan, who all claim former ABC News consultant Alexis Debat published fake interviews with them in French magazines.
• Hate crime or hunger strike?: A homeless man is charged with beating up former Top Chef contestant Josie Smith-Malave in an anti-gay attack. Smith-Malave, who is a lesbian, is best known for her exquisite cuisine and her stint in the Independent Women's Football League.
• Village drunk/exhibitionist/mayor: The mayor of Albion, New York, is under heat after nude party pics and photos from his DWI arrest surface on the Internet. The attorney recommends that the mayor not comment on why he is wearing puka shells with his pants down.
• History don't lie: Shakira finished up a UCLA summer course in ancient Western history Thursday. The professor says the hip-shaking Columbian, fresh off her "Oral Fixation" tour, was there for her "own enlightenment and enjoyment" and lauds her intelligence.