Five pop culture items we missed

Today's catch includes: Obama and "iCarly," a site that lets you pay away your shame, and a new wallflower perk

Published June 9, 2011 10:01PM (EDT)

Emma Watson, star of "Perks of Being a Wallflower."
Emma Watson, star of "Perks of Being a Wallflower."

 1. Oddest cameo news of the day: Michelle Obama intercepts a message between Miranda Cosgrove and her military father on a very special episode of "iCarly."

2. Local news flub of the day: "More teens are having f*ck ..."

They sure are.

3. Google of the day: In honor of Les Paul's birthday, the search engine created a playable (and recordable) guitar doodle. Listen to it play Beatles songs!

4. Reason of the day for emo high-schoolers to get out of bed: Actor Logan Lerman taking a twitpic of Emma Watson on the set of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

5. Guilt-ridden site of the day:, a new site that claims to "specialize in digging you out" of your shame spiral "by doing the hard writing for you -- whether it involves long-unanswered emails, missed birthdays or apologies for social messes."

For a price, of course.

By Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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