Eavesdropping In: Gabrielle Giffords Has Opened Her Eyes, Topless Strippers Shovel Times Square

by Mara Siegler · January 13, 2011

Obama offered the nation’s condolences to the victims of the shootings in Arizona and encouraged people to usher in a new era of civility in their honor. He also announced the good news that Gabrielle Giffords has opened her eyes. [NYT]

In case you missed last night's episode of Jersey Shore. Snooki hid in a bush outside of a nightclub. "Honestly, who hides in a bush? Only me," she said. "I will pee in a bush, poop in a bush, hide in a bush. I do f--ked up s--t. I don't know what's wrong with me." [UsWeekly]

Not a good year for Brett Favre. First there was the whole cock shot thing and now his younger sister Brandi has been arrested in a suburban meth lab in Mississippi. She had previously been in trouble for shoplifting and participating in a drive-by shooting. [Yahoo]

Hearts of gold. A bunch of strippers from the Cheetah Club shoveled snow in Times Square yesterday...with their boobs out. [Gawker]

Better watch what you do to Julian Assange. He has threatened that if anything happens to him, he'll have "insurance files" released that could seriously damage Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp. [New Statesman]

Looks like Maryland is going to be the sixth state to recognize same-sex marriages. Awesome. [CNN]