Loose Ends, 8-27-08

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

Germans can’t get enough of Tom Cruise—just ask the 12 movie extras suing him and his production company after allegedly getting banged up when the side of a period German army truck burst open during the filming of “Valkyrie” last year.  [Reuters]

Thanks to BigLaw, it looks like Facebook has officially jumped the shark. [ABA Journal]

When it comes the quest for glory one can only know from hunting down a typo, Big Firm Associates apparently aren’t alone. [Gawker]

When life hands you (1,000 pounds of) lemons, make (lots of) lemonade—that seems to be the plan, at least, for the nearly half-ton Texas woman who was too big to fit through her front door to be taken to jail after being arrested for the murder of her 2-year-old nephew. Now her attorney’s claiming she couldn’t have beaten the boy to death because of her “limited movement from weight problems.” [CNN]