Gag gift of the year? That Ted Cruz coloring book is selling like crazy. The first run of the books (approximately 10,000) sold out in one day; the publisher calls it a “phenomenon.” (AP)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has clarified her comment in New York Magazine, where she compared filming “Veep” in Columbia, Md., to “a prison.”Just want 2 clarify.I love Maryland,” the actress tweeted. “Our crew is fab.The prison joke was a joke re: the warehouse,” where they film the show. (Baltimore Sun)

After a few setbacks, Prince Harry and the teams trekking to the South Pole have officially made it to the frigid destination. (AP)