SAY IT LOUD Brown • Soul power: Throngs of fans and well-wishers congregated at Harlem's Apollo Theater to pay tribute to James Brown yesterday. "We're sending him out in style," passerby Nellie Williams told the New York Times.
• Outlaw mama: Cindy Sheehan was arrested outside of the president's Texas ranch, adding another civil disobedience bust to her growing rap sheet. Sheehan and her fellow protesters are being charged with obstructing a highway, which could be punished with a $2,000 fine and six months in the clink. Flashback: Cindy Sheehan: Confessions of a Dangerous Mom.
• Resolved: Reuters reported that, "More women make New Year's resolutions, but men are more likely to say they keep them." Forty-four percent of adults are planning to make New Year's resolutions this year. The other 56 percent should resolve to do better next year.
• Model bride: Nikki Taylor—hey, remember her?!—has married NASCAR driver Burney Lamar in California, according to Us Weekly's blog. What did their guests eat, you ask? Well, nothing short of "a five course luncheon of squash soup, pear and apple organic greens, potato Gnocchi with wild mushrooms, and a main course of steak and lobster. Famed La Jolla baker Michelle Coulon crafted the four-layer chocolate mousse wedding cake."