DOGGED Spears and Friend • Like she needs this right now: An online poll conducted by New York Dog and Hollywood Dog magazines has determined that Britney Spears is the world's worst dog owner.
• Hey, remember us?: North Korea wants the world to remember that it has nukes. North Korea will not be ignored!
• Lord have mercy: Christopher Beard, a pastor from Ted Haggard's New Life Ministry, has stepped down for "a series of decisions displaying poor judgment, including one incident of sexual misconduct several years ago." Flashback: Confessions of an Angry Hustler.
• We give him two months: Robert Gates was sworn in as the new secretary of defense today, stating, "Failure in Iraq at this juncture would be a calamity that would haunt our nation, impair our credibility, and endanger Americans for decades to come."