Tom Hanks is the most trusted person in the US, according to a poll published by Reader's Digest.
William "Whip" Whitaker is the pilot of a plane which crashes, with 102 people on board, in the new film Flight. The previous night he was in a cocaine and alcohol-fueled frenzy with one of his flight attendants. He snorted cocaine in the morning to help him wake up, then snuck a few drinks while onboard the plane.
In keeping with Skyfall's stupendous international box office, the latest entry in the James Bond franchise did itself proud on its North American debut.
The race is on. The polls are in. We have a frontrunner in trouble. A muscular challenger making hay. Gaffes. Melt-downs. Campaign coffers swollen with cash.
Just two guys.