1. Lexographers say that “twerking”—which was recently made famous by Miley Cyrus—has actually been around for 200 years. *** However, they said Ms. Cyrus can have full credit for the term “skank.”
2. Many listeners of the NPR radio show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” voiced their disgust that a recent segment featured Kim Kardashian. *** In response, management said that future guests with questionable credentials will be featured on a new show, “Wait, Wait…While I Change Stations.”
3. Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on “Saved by the Bell,” has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for stabbing a man in a fight. *** On a positive note, this experience has inspired a spinoff series, “Saved by the Bail.”
4. Lady Gaga suffered a major “wardrobe malfunction” when she was out in public wearing only a jacket, which suddenly flew open. *** She was really embarrassed and immediately apologized for exposing that much to people who hadn’t bought tickets.
5. In France, authorities have angrily accused the United States of spying on the last three French presidents. *** They say that’s an unforgivable invasion of privacy of their mistresses.
6. A second prison guard has been arrested for helping the two New York inmates escape by delivering frozen hamburger meat to them, but he says he didn’t know there were tools hidden inside. *** However, he says maybe he should have been suspicious when he saw it was in bag from Home Depot.
7. Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP leader who turned out to be white, says that she began to identify as a black when she was 5 years old and would use a brown crayon draw pictures of herself. *** Note to kids: Back then, that was how you did a “selfie.”
8. Two convicts who escaped from a New York State prison are believed to have hidden in a nearby hunting cabin, where police recovered prison-issued underwear. *** A police spokesman said an inspection of the underwear indicates the two men were really, really scared.
9. Kim Kardashian has revealed that her second child is going to be a boy. *** At least for a few years.
10. Ralph J. Roberts, the founder of Comcast, died last week at the age of 95. *** He was ready to go at 94, but God put him on hold.