Good cloudy, chilly Monday morning, New Yorkers, and readers in other places who have much more (and much less) palatable weather than we do. Here's what all the bad people did this weekend:

  • Green Day's last studio album came out 5 years ago, but the Bush-angst-driven "rock opera" American Idiot is now being turned into an actual rock opera.
  • Mouthy billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got fined $25,000 by the NBA for bashing referees on his emoticon-infested Twitter. His response may actually make you like him.
  • Twitter is costing everybody money: a young fashion designed has filed suit against Courtney Love for using MySpace and Twitter to slander her.
  • The New York Times folded the website of its Paris-based internation edition, the International Herald Tribune, into nytimes.com. You can now toggle between versions. Sweet. Pointless.
  • Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton turned 31 this weekend. Zac Efron wrote him a card wishing him "many celebrity meltdowns," and Christina Aguilera sang "Happy Birthday" to him at his Hollywood party.
  • So there's this guy out there trying to sell a video of Ashley Biden, daughter of VPOTUS Joe Biden, snortin' some white stuff. But Biden's lawyers don't care, and the video guy's lawer has now dumped the case. What was he thinking? Everybody knows that America's reflexive response to Biden misbehavior is: zzzzzz.
  • Barack Obama, after deciding General Motors and Chrysler should fail, asked GM C.E.O. Rick Wagoner to resign, and he agreed. Our heads are confused.
  • More scary liberal agendas!
  • Dreamworks' Monsters vs. Aliens had the best opening weekend of 2009 so far, raking in $58 million.

Have a great Monday!

 
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