Eavesdropping In: $40 Southwest Flights; Obama's Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal; China Releases Artist Ai Weiwei On Bail?; This SoCal Heatwave; George Clooney & Elisabetta Canalis Split

by Emily Green · June 22, 2011

    The most ghetto airline is finally offering rates commensurate with the Southwest Airlines flight experience in honor of its 40th birthday, with airfares on their hooptie crafts as low as $40. Justice? [KTLA]

    After a decade of fighting a war in Afghanistan and over 13,000 U.S. casualties, President Obama is expected to outline his plans tonight to withdraw troops. [KABC]

    Chinese government claims to have released outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, detained in April for alleged tax crimes, on bail for his "good attitude" despite his family having no knowledge of his whereabouts or a release. [Telegraph]

    I said it before and I'll say it again: Mother Nature is seriously menopausal and may decide to put SoCal heatwave temps in the triple digits this week. [LATimes]

    Hey ladies, George Clooney ditched that Elisabetta Canalis chick who was totally messing up my vibe and is single, so feel free to get in line behind me. [PE]