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Tina Fey's man hands, Google's smarter cars, and Marilyn Monroe's black lace bra

Mom always said not to judge a book by its cover, but when that book is by Tina Fey, and that cover features the 30 Rock star with gigantic man hands, it's hard to resist. A sneak peek of the cover of her forthcoming book, titled Bossypants, reveals a demure Fey in a typical thoughtful author pose, but with enormous, hairy masculine forearms in place of her own. It's both gross and fabulous, which, knowing Fey, is exactly what she was aiming for.

Mom always said not to judge a book by its cover, but when that book is by Tina Fey, and that cover features the 30 Rock star with gigantic man hands, it’s hard to resist. A sneak peek at the cover of her forthcoming book Bossypants reveals a demure Fey in a typical thoughtful author pose, but with enormous, hairy masculine forearms in place of her own. It’s both gross and fabulous, which, knowing Fey, is exactly what she was aiming for.

Have you ever fantasized about wearing Marilyn Monroe’s black lace bra? What about Princess Diana’s velvet ball gown? Both hit the chopping block at what was billed as the biggest celebrity memorabilia auction ever held in China. The top selling item was a basketball signed by both MJs Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan and went for a cool $245,000. 

Yesterday’s date was 10-10-10, a numerological anomaly that sent couples around the world charging for the alter. The number 10 is considered lucky in many cultures, and wedding planners say that novelty dates when numbers align are always popular with brides and grooms. In Toronto, 22 couples tied the knot at city hall, and banquet halls and churches across the country were booked solid. 

Google may have solved that pesky doing-stuff-while-driving conundrum by inventing cars that drive themselves. The Internet behemoth has just announced they’ve been testing a fleet of Toyota Priuses outfitted with artificial-intelligence software that can emulate the decision-making abilities of a human driver. The cars always drive at the speed limit but can be programmed to drive in different styles ranging from cautious to aggressive. No word yet on what Google plans to do with this new technology, but one thing is for sure: Google wins. Again.

A woman from Montreal has become the sixth female in Canada to defy the Catholic church when she was unofficially ordained a priest at a ceremony held this weekend. Linda Spear, who says she has wanted to be a priest since she was four, now faces excommunication, as the Vatican declared in 2008 that any woman attempting ordination or any bishop ordaining a woman will be excommunicated.