Eavesdropping In: UC Admissions' New SAT Policy; Michele Bachmann Defends Anti-Gay Comments; Courtney Stodden, Doug Hutchison Ejected From Pumpkin Patch For PDA; Mel Gibson, Petra Ecclestone Drop $250k At Beacher's; Hundreds Dead In 7.2 Turkey Earthquake

by Emily Green · October 24, 2011

UC admissions drops supplemental SAT subject exams from freshman application requirements, although if taken, good scores will work in students' favor while poor scores or not taking them at all will not eliminate applicants. [LATimes]

Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann and husband Marcus defend previous statements that being gay amounts to "personal enslavement" and comparisons to homosexuals as "barbarians," saying they harbor no anti-gay bias. Riiiiiiight. [HuffPo]

Teen bride Courtney Stodden and her 51-year-old husband Doug Hutchison get ejected from a pumpkin patch for inappropriate PDA. [Radar]

Despite Mel Gibson, Petra Ecclestone and husband James Stunt spending a cool $250,000 on booze at Beacher's Madhouse last week, neither Gibson nor Stunt had a drop of alcohol all night. [Post]

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastates eastern Turkey, killing at least 138 people, while officials estimate a current death toll of up to 1000. [KABC]