David Cook: Less than a month after announcing he’d participate in a charity run on his ill brother’s behalf, Cook made another announcement yesterday: his brother passed away after a 10-year battle with brain cancer. Too sad for words.
TIME: Entertainment figures ranging from Tina Fey to Zac Efron made TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people. Also included: the ladies of The View and Jay Leno.
Jay-Z: According to MTV, the rapper is pleased a recent show demonstrated “racial unity” since it was a joint bill with him, Kelly Clarkson and Third Eye Blind. We’re pretty sure, though, if he wants it to have an impact, a show like that is going to have to happen more than once…
SIZZLED OUT: Paula Abdul
STILL SIZZLING: This animated series could make it to the big screen–if anyone finds the time to do it. Let’s hope it’s not canceled (again) in the meantime!