* Any particular reason you needed those pictures taken, Ryan?: "Do you remember the Ryan Seacrest/Teri Hatcher in Malibu kissing pictures that ran exclusively in Us Weekly? It seems the pix were a set up, (without poor Hatcher’s knowledge) between Us‘ West Coast Editor Ken Baker and his longtime BFF Ryan Seacrest. There is serious concern that there are now incriminating e-mails floating around cyberspace that prove the two were involved in setting up the Desperate Housewives star. With ABC owning half of Us Weekly, how will it look to the bigwigs there to have Hatcher, their biggest star, made an object of ridicule, or a temporary beard for the American Idol host? [via Jossip]
* So you didn’t like that gay marriage ruling in New York yesterday? Neither did the editorial folks over at The New York Times.
* The latest (supposed) terrorist plot against New York City foiled: "The FBI has uncovered what officials consider a serious plot by jihadists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in hopes of causing a torrent of water to deluge lower Manhattan. The terrorists sought to drown the Financial District as New Orleans was by Hurricane Katrina, sources said. They also wanted to attack subways and other tunnels."