It's been said a hundred times before, but I too would like to say that I find Juan Cole's blog to be really enlightening when it comes to this whole Middle East mess. He's pretty much my go-to guy for that whole region. Really needs to do something about that headshot, though.
I also like Marc Lynch's Abu Aardvark blog, especially as far as what's going on in the Arab media is concerned.
And when it all gets to be too much, snickering at rich and famous people with bad plastic surgery makes me feel good. Kate Beckinsale, what were you thinking!