Neil Patrick Harris was not the Academy's first choice, a possible 51st state & 10 more stories everyone's buzzing about

1. Neil Patrick Harris was not even close to being the Academy's first choice to host the Oscars.

2. This is weird ... or is it? South Florida wants to secede from Florida.

3. Kenny G showed up at a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong.

4. A nun won Italy's version of The Voice -- and covered Madonna's "Like A Virgin."

5. This is about to make a lot of people very happy ... S Club 7 is making a comeback!

6. Renee Zellweger responds to everyone freaking out about her face yesterday.

7. Toys R Us pulls Breaking Bad toys after some major protest.

8. Kanye West wishes his 'dopest' wife Kim Kardashian a happy birthday.

9. Forget pumpkin spice, there's a new fall-inspired Starbucks drink in town!

10. Video of Apple's next huge project emerges.

11. "Pee-wee Herman" movie announcement is very imminent.

12. The Duchess of Cambridge debuts her second-child style.