TV: Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen denies paying hush money to porn star Capri Anderson, who he is suing, claiming she tried to extort him after he chased her and locked her in a Plaza Hotel bathroom while high on drugs. We hope she countersues for pain caused by viewing his sitcom. [CNN]

Politics: U.S. conservatives have their over-starched undies in a bunch after it appeared that Pope Benedict XVI expressed support for condoms as a means to halt the spread of HIV. If their argument is that hitting it raw feels just better, we're with it. [MSNBC]

Comics: Images have surfaced from the biographical book Bluewater Comics is making about sex goddess Angelina Jolie! Sounds hot until you read that it focuses on her "struggles and triumphs as an award-winning actress, mother, and humanitarian." Whatever. Just be sure to draw her with some impossibly large tit-tays. [The Marquee Blog]

Movies: Pop divas acting in movies is usually a fail. With Christina Aguilera making her big screen debut in Burlesque alongside the tranny formerly known as Cher, NextMovie grades such performances. Give 'em all the D, we say! [NextMovie]

Politics: In a tradition started by former President George H.W. Bush, President Obama is pardoning two white turkeys for Thanksgiving today. They are not named George H.W. Bush or George W. Bush, so feel free to deep fry those wrinkly criminals. [The White House Blog]

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