Sean "P. Diddy" Combs interviews British football phenom Rio Ferdinand and reveals this juicy tidbit: "A lot of people don't know this but we met a few times before exchanged numbers and called each other a few times ... we may have some things jumping off, but, umm, we can't get into that right now."
· Vanity Fair's special "Africa Issue" features 20 separate covers photographed by Annie Lebovitz.
· Sweden's center-right coalition threatens to collapse "if the party does not officially support gay marriage legislation." Sweden has had civil partnerships since 1995 but a parliamentary committee "studying the issue last year called civil partnerships outdated."
· Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV): "The escalation, of course, is not working. We’re going to take up the defense authorization bill, which will have amendments on it—timelines, readiness. [President Bush] doesn’t have us over the barrel."