A look at what's happening this week.
- President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will hold the first of their debates this week. This one, focusing on domestic policy, will take place at 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. The debate is being moderated by Jim Lehrer at the University of Denver.
- Thursday is World Animal Day, a day devoted to appreciating animals. Many events are being held on this day, including pet blessings.
- Among the new movies opening this week are “Taken 2,” a PG-13 thriller starring Liam Neeson (who starred in the first “Taken”); “Frankenweenie,” an animated PG film by Tim Burton; “Butter,” an R comedy starring Jennifer Garner; “V/H/S,” an R horror film; “The Paperboy,” an R thriller starring Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Zac Efron; and “Pitch Perfect,” a PG-13 musical comedy.
- New albums are coming Tuesday from Van Morrison, Tori Amos, Muse, Papa Roach, Diana Krall and more.
Video to note: 'Bagel Heads' body modification trending in Japan
The "Bagel Head" body modification trend is continuing to grow in Japan and, with all its recent press, could start spreading. The process involves getting a saline solution injection under the skin of the forehead so that it fills up, and then pushing in the center creating a bagel look. Forget tattoos and piercings, Patrick Jones has more on these Bagel Heads.
NOTE: If you’re squeamish, don’t watch this video. There’s no gore, it’s just freaky.
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