Eavesdropping In: Violent Political Unrest In Libya; Somali Pirates Kill 4 U.S. Hostages; Deadly New Zealand Earthquake; Two New MJ Videos; Britney Makes $500k From Product Placement

by Emily Green · February 22, 2011

Chaos rages in Libya as Kadafi refuses to step down, uses war tactics against anti-government protesters and the country's diplomats resign [LATimes]

Somali pirates kill the four Americans held hostage on their hijacked boat in the Indian Ocean [KTLA]

Powerful 6.3 earthquake rocks New Zealand, leaves death toll at 65 [HuffPo]

Sony is apparently shooting two new Michael Jackson music videos in Hollywood [TMZ]

Britney Spears makes $500,000 off of blatant product placement in her music video for "Hold It Against Me" [PE]