Eavesdropping In: Colleges Use Service To Detect Plagiarized Application Essays; Fatal Shooting At Pink Pepper; Halle Berry Seeks Restraining Order On Babydaddy; Gingrich, Romney Anti-Bilingual Ballots; Alec Baldwin Is Pre-Diabetic

by Emily Green · January 30, 2012

    More than 100 colleges and universities around the country including UCLA and Stanford are using Turnitin, an anti-plagiarism database service with a vast archive of scholarly writing, to detect plagiarism in application essays of prospective students. [LATimes]

    An argument erupting in gunfire on the patio of popular Thai eatery the Pink Pepper on La Brea and Hollywood Friday night leaves one woman dead, one man expected to survive gunshots. [KTLA]

    Halle Berry dukes it out in court today for a restraining order against babydaddy Gabriel Aubry that would prohibit him from contact with their daughter Nahla. [TMZ]

    Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, both top GOP presidential nomination candidates, support eliminating bilingual ballots, a move that would disenfranchise millions of voters throughout the country. [MJ]

    Alec Baldwin reveals he is pre-diabetic at the SAG Awards last night, has lost 30 lbs. since his May diagnosis. [Radar]