Politics: Whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks aired out 250,000 classified State Department documents, putting President Obama's administration on blast for political strategies and what administrators really think about world leaders. WikiLeaks, you are the jilted ex-lover of the Internets. [MSNBC]

Movies: Leslie Nielsen, the veteran comedic actor best known for Airplane! and The Naked Gun series, passed away at age 84. R.I.P. One of those laugh-to-keep-from-crying moments. [The Wrap]

Movies: Irvin Kershner, director of The Empire Strikes Back, passed away at 87. His contribution to the Star Wars series happens to be our founder Marc Ecko's favorite movie of all time. From Marc and everyone else here, may the force me with you, big homie. [SlashFilm]

Crime: Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old suspected terrorist accused of trying to detonate a car bomb outside a tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., was apparently a "quiet kid" from a "normal, middle class family." Norman Rockwell couldn't have painted a better picture. [CNN]

Comics: Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar (Wanted, Kick-Ass) is launching a UK comic convention called Kapow! Comic Con, to be held in London. It's just like San Diego Comic Con only way smaller and with shitty weather! Kapow! [Bleeding Cool]

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