Politics: Talk about a dysfunctional family. It turns out that President Barack Obama is related to right-wing foes Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, and Rush Limbaugh. Thanksgiving's gonna be fun this year. [Yahoo]

Comics: Comic novels finally earn their respect as Howard Jacobson wins the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction in Britain, the first comic novel to take the prize in its 42-year history. Take that Jonathan Franzen! [Salon]

TV: Randy Jackson (Michael Jackson's kid brother, not Paula Abdul's sidekick) told all 47,000 of his Twitter followers—who are, apparently, fans of Randy & the Gypsies—his displeasure with Oprah interviewing Joe and Katherine Jackson over the weekend. Hey Randy, we know you're MJ's brother and all, but didn't anybody tell you that nobody—nobody—fucks with the Oprah? [Access Hollywood]

TV: Newly single Courtney Cox was allegedly offered $1 million—her past rate for a half-hour of Friends—to be the face of the dating website Cougarlife.com. [TMZ]

Crime: A comic book vendor got all noble at Comic-Con when he foiled the plans of a thief who tried to steal a rare Superman comic. Clark Kent would be proud. [NY Post]