By all accounts, it was a nerve-wracking time for the 75,000 Israeli reservists called up in preparation for a ground offensive in Gaza last week.
British boy band One Direction had teenage girls screaming as they won big at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. The quintet, put together by Simon Cowell after auditions for UK TV talent show “The X Factor,” seemed stunned as fans went wild following the announcement of their win. Also stealing some of the spotlight was Korean singer Psy, whose bizarre dance in his music video “Gangnam Style” has become an unlikely international sensation. Psy showed up decked to the nines and ready to bust a move with the stars at the glamorous show. Korean singer Psy “I want to dress classy because that’s why I can dance cheesy. Psy got the crowd on their feet by performing his signature horse-riding dance onstage with host Kevin Hart. Also winning big was pop singer Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, whose barroom brawl with Canadian singer Drake was hot gossip before the show, although the two managed to keep their tempers in check during the awards.