Weekend Roundup: Of Condoms, the Pope and Full-Fledged Four Loko Panic

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The weekend’s over and you’re back at the office, so you’ll no longer be forgiven for being out of the loop. But if you’ve missed all the major stories of the past two days, don’t sweat it. NewsFeed is here to fill you in on all the goings on you’ve missed while you were weekending. Happy Monday!

“Starstruck”: How Vapid Celebrity Took Over the World – We all saw it happening, but we didn’t really realize. Just when, and how, did vapid celebrity take over the world? (Salon)

What the Pope Really Said About Condoms – You may have seen the headlines, but don’t be fooled. There’s more to the Pope’s statement than meets the eye. (TIME)

Four Loko Ban Shouldn’t Blind Regulators to Binge Drinking – So Four Loko has been deemed nearly toxic across America, but people shouldn’t forget what else poisons college kids and binge drinkers–alcohol. (Boston Globe)

North Koreans Unveil New Plans For Nuclear Plant – North Korea revealed they had secretly and quickly built a new nuclear plant. Can an atomic bomb be close behind? (The New York Times)

Viral Video – The kids of PS22 have been releasing a series of pop-covers for quite some time (they’re amazing!) but their latest, a cover of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi with special guest Greyson Chance, could be their best yet.