Eavesdropping In: Angeleno Depression; Michele Bachmann's Rebuttal; Santa Monica Plastic Bag Ban; Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem Welcome Baby; Snooki & Jwoww Tackle Real Problems

by Emily Green · January 26, 2011

A new survey shows that 14% of Angelenos suffer from depression, up from 9% in 1999 [LATimes]

Even though Paul Ryan was appointed to give the official GOP response to Obama's State of the Union address last night, Michele Bachmann decided to give her own on behalf of the tea baggers [HuffPo]

Speaking of baggage, Santa Monica has banned single-use plastic bags at most stores [KABC]

The hottest Spaniards in Hollywood, Penelope Cruz and Best Actor Oscar nominee Javier Bardem, welcome their baby at Cedars Sinai [PE]

The storyline for Snooki and Jwoww's spinoff show follows the guidette couple living together and dealing with "real-life problems" such as how to write a check [TMZ]