Eavesdropping In: "Highly Psychotic" Madonna Stalker Escapes Mental Hospital; Farrelly Brothers Son Dies Of Apparent Overdose; Valentine's Day Apps; Spots To Avoid Drug Wars If In Mexico; Obama Compromises Birth Control Mandate

by Emily Green · February 10, 2012

Convicted Madonna stalker Robert Hoskins who wanted to marry her, threatened to kill her, snuck onto her property twice, was shot by a bodyguard and is described by authorities as "highly psychotic" has escaped a mental hospital in Norwalk and his whereabouts are currently unknown. [KTLA]

Jesse Farrelly, 20-year-old son of Bobby Farrelly of filmmaking Farrelly Brothers team responsible for There's Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber among many others, dies in an apparent drug overdose. [TMZ]

Need a last-minute Valentine's Day gift? There's an app for that! Actually, several and someone was nice enough to put them together in this handy list. [KABC]

The State Department wants you to know that not all of Mexico is dangerous for tourists and has an updated list of specific places to avoid where drug war-related violence goes down. [LATimes]

Facing pressure from religious groups, President Obama compromises his ruling for religious employers to be responsible for covering birth control for female employees free of charge, now calling instead for insurance companies to be directly responsible for free contraception. [HuffPo]