Eavesdropping In: Snoop Smokes Out His Audience; Progress In Search For "God Particle"; Music Exec In Hollywood Shooting Rampage Dies; Sandusky Waives Right To Hearing; Katie Couric & Brooks Perlin Split

by Emily Green · December 13, 2011

Photos prove Snoop Dogg observes the puff-puff-pass custom, capturing him performing on stage in Atlanta while smoking something that looks exactly like a blunt and then passing it to the audience. AND he was wearing Lakers gear. [TMZ]

Scientists searching for the Higgs boson, a sub-atomic particle believed to be the building block of the universe often referred to as the "God particle," say they've made promising headway and hope to reach a conclusion on its existence by next year. [HuffPo]

40-year-old music executive and former Death Row Records VP John Atterberry, the man struck in Friday afternoon's senseless shooting rampage in Hollywood, has died of his gunshot injuries. [KTLA]

In a surprising move, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky waives his right to a preliminary hearing today and will face a trial on the numerous child molestation and rape charges against him. [LATimes]

After dating for five years, Katie Couric, 54, and live-in boyfriend Brooks Perlin, 37, have split. [Radar]