JOE STRUMMER has a locomotive named in his honor.
PETE DOHERTY UPDATE: He's trying to rehab, so the Babyshambles have pulled out of their NME awards gig.
GLENN REYNOLDS (the Instapundit) takes a well-deserved shot at music industry lawyers filing suits generated by robots.
BRAD AND JEN UPDATE: It looks like Jen has moved on to Vince Vaughn, baby!
SLATE seems happy to be free of Mister Softee.
PIONEERS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC: NPR's Morning Edition runs a piece on Louis and Bebe Barron, who opened one of the first private sound studios in America and manipulated the sounds of electronic circuits to create the score to Forbidden Planet.
A SAFE-DRIVING PLAYLIST is being compiled by Ann Althouse, who just bought an Audi TT after totaling her VW Beetle.
HABITAT FOR HARASSMENT? Habitat for Humanity International has fired its founder (and his wife) amid a dispute over his allegedly inappropriate conduct toward a female staffer, though it found insufficient evidence to substantiate the sexual harassment allegations.
TONYA HARDING has undergone the transformation from ice skater to boxer, according to the Boston Globe. If you look at the before and after pics, you will see that is a vast understatement. For legal reasons, fill in your own punchline.
BILLY JOEL has been hospitalized after suffering severe gastric pains, but was set to be released Wednesday.
THE MINOR FALL, THE MAJOR LIFT posts an unusual Top 10 Song list.
GETTING HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A BEER BOTTLE has its silver lining, if it causes doctors to discover a brain tumor that could have killed you.
OKLAHOMA JUDGE resigns and faces charges for playing with a pump in court. The judge claims this sort of thing ain't my bag, baby.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: Get quarter million dollar bonuses from the network, with the rest of the cast getting lesser raises.
WHEEL MOM: It was all in the family for murder and robbery suspect Christopher DiMeo.
PAUL IS DEAD, according to one dude's photographic analysis.
YMA SUMAC: To think that I almost forgot about her. Many moons ago, Paul Miller became a fan after hearing her stuff from his contact at the Electric Foetus.
WEB HITTING THE BIG TIME? Oscar news sites are now hosting screenings and becoming venues where the studios promote their projects to Oscar voters. In NYC, fashion sites "are inundated with A-list invitations and the endless supply of swag once reserved solely for the city's magazine editors and television producers." And Levi Strauss & Co. is looking for bloggers to model their clothes in advertising.
IS THE POPE CATHOLIC? That's just one question answered in the Shortcuts column at the Guardian. Also scroll down to read about one woman's love for Darth Vader.
A PAIN IN THE NECK: a 29-year-old football coach in California had a rusty nail lodged in his neck since last summer.
NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT: A German zoo has imported four female penguins from Sweden in an effort to tempt its gay penguins to go straight.
IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR PANTS, OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME? Turns out it's a gun, but it was in prison, so I had to ask.
COPYRIGHT is probably no way to make a living for most recording artists.
ASHLEE SIMPSON: Dissed by mean girls at the mall.
BABY SPICE sells 5,380 copies of her new album in the U.S.
TROUBLE IN THE TRAILER PARK? Mr. Spears is partying like he's single. Britney is re-thinking her stated eagerness to have children as soon as possible, according to Life and Style magazine.
NANOBOT covers a presser co-sponsored by the NanoBusiness Alliance and the Congressional Nano Caucus.