Monday, June 06, 2005

Fun with Yahoo! News

On Yahoo! News there is a "Top Stories" heading, which presumably lists the most important news stories of the day according to the Yahoo! staff, or the Associated Press, or someone. The headlines listed here are what you might expect:

"Bolivia President Offers to Resign"
"Iraq Nabs Nearly 900 Suspected Militants "
"Experts Warn of Intelligence Confusion"

Below this is a "Most Popular" heading, listing the news stories that were most often emailed. #1 on the list?

"Ringwald Mulls 'Sixteen Candles' Sequel"

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LOS ANGELES - Could it be time to put more candles on the cake? Molly Ringwald said she's in discussions to make a sequel to "Sixteen Candles," the 1984 movie about the obstacles and embarrassments a teen girl faces on her birthday.

Below this is a "Most Viewed News" heading, listing the news stories that were most often viewed. #1 on the list?

"Brad Pitt Says Media Focus Is 'Misguided'"

NEW YORK - Brad Pitt is taking on poverty and AIDS in Africa — and the tabloids. In an hour-long ABC "Primetime Live" special set to air Tuesday night (10 p.m. ET), Pitt talks to Diane Sawyer about the humanitarian crisis in Africa.

Of course, the Top Story according to Tom (yes yes) was Jessica Alba at the MTV Movie Awards:

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