David Sedaris penned a fantastic piece in The New Yorker about the suicide death of his youngest sister, Tiffany. In it, he talks about Tiffany's slow descent into depression by way of horrific living conditions and mental illness. This is framed, interestingly, by a family vacation he paid for shortly after her death.
In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, James Franco reveals what his college classmates really think about him, the Kardashians give tips for a "shiny vagina," and Janice Dickinson is still the best thing to happen to reality TV.
Last night, while promoting Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk—his collection of short animal tales—on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the author discussed his most recent book tour, which involves a lot of air travel, and his experiences with full body scanners.
- Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson: Engaged??? Apparently she has a huge new rock on her finger. A source says, "He picked out the ring and went for the biggest one he could find. He was nervous about proposing but Kate was thrilled and the whole thing was really emotional." Guess Owen's rough times are over? [The Sun]