Eavesdropping In: Vinnie Leaving Jersey Shore, Google+ On eBay

by Mara Siegler · July 1, 2011

Minnesota shut down today, leaving 20,000 state employees without work, [NYT]

A source says that Vinny Guadagnino stormed out of the Jersey Shore shared house during filming,and isn't returning. [NYP]

Google+ users were briefly allowed to invite friends to join the service but the option only lasted a few hours as demand skyrocketed. Invites are popping up on eBay. [LAT] Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg teased reporters on a tour of Facebook's Seattle office  by announcing that the company will "launch something awesome" next week. [Reuters]

The coolest Oreo art you will ever see. [Judith G. Klausner]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn-whose sexual case is collapsing-is looking to be President of France. [AP]