Eavesdropping Is What Guests Do Best...

by SARAH MANDATO · August 11, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, JFK's sister and founder of the Special Olympics, is dead at 88. R.I.P. to this incredible woman. [WSJ]

24 passengers get stuck on a California rollercoaster, some as high as 80 feet off the ground. Park explains innovation of having rides scary both when they go fast and don't move at all. [CNN]

Alex von Furstenberg flies plane with banner telling a former NBA star to stop hitting on his fiancee. There are more inexpensive ways of delivering this message. Like punching someone. [NYP]

Jessica Simpson caught in 7.2 earthquake in Japan. Says she never wants to return to that state, ever again. [EOnline]

Calvin Klein searching for nine of the world's hottest men. Big thank you from GofG. [NYMag]

Online treatment may help insomniacs. Test subjects said the remedy was successful, but that they were too busy checking email, Tweeting and Facebooking to go to sleep. [NYT]