From the cute and cuddly to the unconventional and awe-inspiring, here’s a look at the photos, videos and characters that have our newsroom talking today.
4:50 p.m. ET
Emmy in a Bag
Award-winning actress Julianne Moore was spotted walking through the Los Angeles International Airport terminal Monday with her Emmy tucked away safely in…a paper bag? Look closely and you can see its gold wings just barely poking out of the top of the bag.
4:15 p.m. ET
Thirty penguins – recently found covered in oil — were released today on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, by workers from the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds. A total of around 200 penguins were recovered on Robben Island after the oil spill.
3:00 p.m. ET
Severe weather and high winds in the U.K. forced foam from the North Sea onto land at Aberdeen’s Footdee beach this morning. The town was coated in a layer of foam, looking as if it had experienced a snowstorm.
2:20 p.m. ET
Apparently bears are just as crazy about Apple products as humans are. The bear seen in this video was caught red-handed nabbing an iPad out of a fisherman’s backpack at Jenks Lake in San Bernardino, Calif., taking the term “Apple picking” to a whole new level.
1:30 p.m. ET
Watch as this very curious squirrel jumps out the window of a kitchen it broke into, falling (or what looks like flying) down several stories, only to scurry away unharmed.
12:45 p.m. ET
Madeleine Rocks Out
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made a surprise appearance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Sunday. And it wasn’t just any old appearance — she rocked out on the drums at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition and Gala Concert.
11:15 a.m. ET
Ever wonder where a shark wanders? Well, now you can find out by following the movements of Genie, a 2,292-pound Great White shark that was hooked off the coast of Cape Cod earlier this month. Researchers outfitted Genie with a GPS tag, allowing anyone with an Internet connection to monitor her whereabouts. Follow Genie’s path here.
9:30 a.m. ET
Tightrope Phone Call
When French daredevil Tancrede Melet’s cell phone rang while he was walking a tightrope, he answered it and talked for about 20 minutes. As if walking across a thin rope nearly 1,000 feet in the air between two cliffs isn’t scary enough!