I did what I usually do in a case like this and came right here. Google Trends has been in the right column for some time and last week I decided to embed TwitScoop there as well.
Here's what the two looked like at 7:15 AM Eastern Time today:
Apparently, the Jonas Brothers and Methadone are trending on Google too?
There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Methadone (or the Jonas Brothers) had anything to do with the morning's Gmail outage.
The good news? Apparently Gmail is now returning (although Gchat seems to still be 'on hold').
The word from Google: