On a special edition of 'Primetime' Sunday, Diane Sawyer interviewed Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive for 18 years after being abducted at age 11 by a convicted pedophile and his wife. During her captivity, Dugard gave birth to two daughters, both of whom were fathered by her kidnapper. Dugard was rescued by authorities in August 2009.
It's always a national story when a former first lady dies -- but when Betty Ford passed away over the weekend at the age of 93, the news affected not only those who remembered her years in the White House, but the thousands of people whose lives were affected by her groundbreaking work in addiction therapy.
There's certainly been no shortage of hubbub over the last few months regarding the Casey Anthony trial -- and with the verdict and sentencing being announced, the news cycle kicked into high gear last week, with pundits weighing in across the spectrum.
With all this coverage and all these opinions flying around, you might think a song from famous country parodist Cletus T. Judd would be the last thing we needed -- but Judd, with the help of Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox, got serious for the track, titled 'She's Going Places.'
With its most recent album, 'Collapse Into Now,' a mere four months old, R.E.M. is already in an Athens, Georgia studio working on the follow-up -- and fans can follow their progress via a series of snapshots that singer Michael Stipe is posting along the way.
Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Giorgio Armani Age: 77 Occupation: Fashion Designer Known For: His iconic clothing, fragrance, and eyewear collections, being the first designer to broadcast his collection live on the internet, and being the first major designer to ban dangerously thin models
Lil' Kim Age: 37 Occupation: Rapper Known For: Being the only female rapper to reach number one on the Hot 100 for her work on the 2001 remake of 'Lady Marmalade,' a 2005 prison stint for perjury, and appearing on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Boosted by unexpectedly strong word-of-mouth and generous reviews, 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' was number one for the second weekend in a row, becoming the top-grossing movie of 2011 thus far with a total take of $261.0 million.
Coming in second, the Jennifer Aniston-featured dark comedy 'Horrible Bosses' earned an estimated $28.1 million, while the family flick 'Zookeeper' came in third with $21.0 million.
Kids lazing around the house doing all summer long? Not this year. There's a whole world of activities out there. Sure, some of it might not be air conditioned but that's a small risk to take for summer fun...
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