—Sarah Palin appears as the heroine in a new children's book, "Help! Mom! Radicals Are Ruining My Country!" In the picture book, the former Alaska governer and 2008 vice presidential candidate, as "Governor Sarah," helps two young entrepreneurs navigate high taxes and business regulations. [Fox News]
–Seven months after nude photos of her were leaked online, Rihanna says the images were meant for the eyes of an ex-boyfriend only. "They were for my boyfriend at the time," the singer says, not naming the ex. "If you don't send your boyfriend naked pictures, then I feel bad for him." [Just Jared]
—Susan Boyle is taking her first week record sales to the bank. As the reality TV singing sensation sits atop the Billboard charts after her I Dreamed a Dream debut beats Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga's sales, she's reportedly set to earn $2 million. [PopEater]
–In the wake of Adam Lambert's hypersexed American Music Awards performance, ABC's parent company Disney says it will review its live show standards and practices. Artists will now be contractually obligated to match their actual performances with rehearsals. "We certainly don't want to suppress artistry at any level, but we also have to be very cognizant of who our audience is," the net's president, Anne Sweeney, said in a statement. [TVGuide.com]
–Violet Affleck who?! As 2009 draws to a close, PopEater has rounded up the cutest set of Suri Cruise photos we've seen in a while. Of note: Suri eats a chocolate croissant (in June) and is princess for a day at Disney World (in February). [PopSugar]
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