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- Handicapable Pacific Palisades Boy Scout is told that in order to go camping he's got to have one of his parents accompany him. Parents say they would rather accompany the lad to court where they will sue the Scouts. - NBC4

- La Cañada woman falls for the old Illegal Immigrant Wins Lotto and Will Split It With You Trick - La Cañada Valley Sun

- Ventura dodged the Wal*Mart-Starbucks urban sprawl of the last decades and lived to tell about it. Proving that you don't necessarily have to improve to improve, sometimes you just have to not suck as much as your neighbors, Oxnard - Ventura County Reporter

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- Britney Spears admits that Baby #2 was a mistake, unclear about whether Husband #2 was too. - TV Guide

- "Pimp My Ride" and "Run's House" to be renewed on MTV. Wake us when they give "Wonder Showzen" a long-term contract - Broadcasting & Cable

- Get ready to get lost in a lot of desperate ABC ads in Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Fry's - Variety

- Paris Hilton has been tapped to host a beauty pagent show for dogs. Little dogs. Cute little dogs. Get ready for the dog, bitch, in-heat jokes - Online Sun

- Ron Artest defends his actions of jumping into the stands in Detroit last year after a fan threw a beer at him. And then defends the fan.""I like John Green, he's real," Artest said. "I don't have any problems with John Green. He did something really stupid but a lot of people do stupid things. God forgives, so I'm forgiving too." - SI

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