Forty years ago, a group of young people led by a charismatic, 5-foot-2-inch ex-con named Charles Manson set out on a murderous spree in Los Angeles, California. They planned to spark an apocalyptic race war that Manson called "Helter Skelter," after a song by the Beatles.
Friday night marks the biggest changing of the guard in late-night TV in 17 years, and the Pick of the Week: Jay Leno says his last good-night (to 11:35 p.m. ET, anyway) and gives the chair to Conan O'Brien.
The massacre of students and a teacher within the seemingly safe hallways of Columbine High School reverberated so strongly that its reflection can be found in the creations of multiple artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers over the past decade.
"I talk to her now a little bit. I am not a Kraft piece of cheese. I don't like to be classified. If I was on MySpace, I would say 'swinging.' "• At the Spike Scream Awards, Marilyn Manson tells PEOPLE he's staying in touch with ex Dita Von Teese and is keeping his relationship options open. – Nick White
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is being sued by a bandmate for using their earnings to buy Nazi paraphernalia, African masks made of human skin, the full skeleton of a 4-year-old Chinese girl - and ex Dita Von Teese's $150,000 engagement ring.