BRITISH CAN PAY $15 TO MESSAGE CELEBS ON FACEBOOK _ Facebook users in the UK can now pay to message their favorite celebrities' Facebook inboxes. Since December, Facebook has charged many users in the U.S. a buck to message strangers' inboxes directly. It was expanded to the UK this week, with some celebs signing on.
TEACHER KNOWS IF YOU'VE DONE THE E-READING _ Nine colleges are testing technology that lets professors know whether students are reading their textbooks. CourseSmart allows them to track their students' progress with digital textbooks.
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN USED STOLEN EXCAVATOR TO TAKE ATM _ Police in North Carolina said a guy stole an excavator from a construction site and used it to steal an ATM from a bank kiosk. The suspect used the excavator's claw to knock over the ATM kiosk at the credit union and then used the machine to lift the 2-ton ATM into a waiting vehicle. The man hasn't been caught.
NBC EYES ALEC BALDWIN FOR LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW _ NBC is reportedly in talks with Alec Baldwin to join the late-night lineup, likely a 30 minute program.
PARENTHOOD MEANS KISSING A CLEAN CAR GOODBYE _ Blogger Linda Sharps says when you have kids, it means kissing your clean car goodbye -- forever.
NEW ON DVD _ Released Tuesday, April 9
Boss: Season 2
Hyde Park on Hudson (Bill Murray, Laura Linney)
Family Ties: The Sixth Season
Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season