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.
4:55 p.m. ET
It’s official, Adele will be the voice for the new James Bond theme song. The song is scheduled to be released on Oct. 5 and the film, “Skyfall,” comes out on Nov. 9.
2:54 p.m. ET
How to Train Your Bear
A black bear was visiting the Grillo family’s yard when this woman let the bear know how she felt about trespassers. It likely will think twice before returning.
1:38 p.m. ET
Seth MacFarlane to Host Oscars
The man of many voices and even more success will now add Oscars to his resume. Seth MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy” and the comedy hit “Ted,” will host the 85th Academy Awards in 2013.
12:23 p.m. ET
Where’d Mom Go?
IKEA’s catalog for this year is out and while the products may be the same, in at least one country the photos are not. In the Saudi Arabia edition women are not included in the scenes.
11:45 a.m. ET
Weighing in at 2,009 pounds, Ron Wallace’s pumpkin has set the record for world’s heaviest according to organizers at the Topsfield Fair in Rhode Island. Wallace’s pumpkin beat the record of 1,843.50 pounds that was set less than a week ago at the Deerfield Fair in New Hampshire.
11:07 a.m. ET
Cashing In on Bonnie and Clyde
Two guns belonging to the famous criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde were sold at auction in New Hampshire on Sunday. Bonnie’s .38-caliber Detective Special went for $264,000 and Clyde’s Colt .45-caliber automatic sold for $240,000.
10:17 a.m. ET
The CD: Almost Extinct at 30
Billy Joel’s album “52nd Street” became the first CD released commercially on this date in 1982. The album was first available in 1978, but was relaunched to accompany the first CD player.
9:30 a.m. ET
EPCOT Turns 30
The ”Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” celebrates its 30th birthday today. The park was designed to highlight the “innovations of tomorrow and the nations of today.”