1. Rihanna has apologized to the 150 journalists who were trapped on her tour jet for a week: "I know you guys got barely any dirt." [US Weekly]

2. Protect flooding subway stations in this goofy 8-bit game. [Pump Train]

3, 4. Which hard rock band has the better Christmas sweater: Slayer or the Descendents? [Slayer, Epitaph]

5. Tom Wolfe makes the shortlist for this year's Bad Sex (in fiction) Awards. [Guardian]