Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Elmo, has resigned from Sesame Street after a second man has come forward to accuse him of having a sexual relationship with a minor.
This is a sad way to start the day. TMZ has reported (CBS followed up) that '80s teen star Corey Haim was found dead in his home this morning from an apparent drug overdose. From TMZ:
This past weekend, we reported that a campaign was underway at Ole Miss to make Admiral Ackbar the university's new mascot. As geeked out as we were by the possibility of the beloved, squidlike Star Wars Rebel Alliance Commander of "It's a trap!" fame leading a different set of Rebels on the playing field, we were skeptical that students would want to oust their current plantation-owning semi-mascot, Colonel Reb.
Well, color us happily surprised: an early report from TMZ on yesterday's voting says that Ackbar is currently the "favorite" among the student body.