The news happens all the time, even while you're enjoying your weekend. Check out this brief rundown to bring you up to speed this morning — a quick heads-up from your friends at MTV News.
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Lil Wayne has no shortage of creative partners, working with everyone from Kanye and Beyoncé to DJ Drama, but one old friend might be Weezy's least expected collaborator. Former Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh told us that he won't let a business conflict with Baby prevent him from working with Wayne. "As much as I'm a part of [Wayne], he's a part of me. I don't see nothing wrong with it."
It can't all be Howard Stern's doing, so what is keeping Sanjaya in the "American Idol" running? Grandmas, little girls and pity votes all make the top 10. And no, "his flawless voice" doesn't rank.
Perhaps "Grindhouse" was just a little too gory for the Easter weekend crowd. The Quentin Tarantino/ Robert Rodriguez double feature couldn't knock "Blades of Glory" from #1— and also got its clock cleaned by two kids' movies.
Tony Yayo's alleged attack on Jimmy Henchman's son.
Quote of the Day: "I have the whole 'Grease' soundtrack [on my iPod]. I've never really admitted that before." — "Hostel" mastermind Eli Roth
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Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson had a "pretty intense" weekend, People reports, with one partygoer spilling to the magazine that the two were "holding hands, gazing into each other's eyes and smooching" at an L.A. club on Saturday — a day after Fall Out Boy
Corgan and Chamberlin are in, Iha's out, and somebody's got to play bass. Buddyhead.com claims to have a line on the rest of the Smashing Pumpkins lineup, reporting that Ginger Reyes (a.k.a. Ginger Sling) of the Halo Friendlies will be taking over for original bassist D'Arcy Wretzky, while Jeff Schroeder (former guitarist for SoCal bands the Lassie Foundation and Violet Burning) will play guitar.
Who'd have guessed that "The Charlotte Church Show" would be can't-miss TV? First we saw Amy Winehouse stumble her way through "Beat It," and now PerezHilton.com has posted footage of Fergie getting way into Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" alongside Church on the British singer's stage.
Wolfgang Van Halen is relieved that his dad checked himself into rehab, according to a post on Blabbermouth.net. And that's not just because Eddie's getting help — it also means Wolfie doesn't have to step into Michael Anthony's touring shoes just yet. "I'm too young for the experience," Wolfgang told People. "I know there are a lot of bad things out there."
"Hey, we're doing that too!" Microsoft wants consumers to know that Apple isn't the only company with plans to drop Digital Rights Management software, PC World reports. Noting that EMI's decision to eliminate copy protection is not exclusive to Apple, Microsoft Zune spokeswoman Katy Asher said Friday that you can expect to purchase unprotected music to play on the Zune "as soon as our label partners are comfortable with it."
Reports that Young Jeezy is planning to promote the USDA single "White Girls" with a white-female street team are not true, Blood Raw tells SOHH.com. "That would be a gimmick and we don't do gimmicks over here," he said.
You probably won't be seeing "Overkill: The Broadway Revue" anytime soon. The New York Post's Page Six reports that Motörhead's mighty Lemmy isn't a fan of Broadway musicals. Shocking, isn't it?
And with Will Ferrell holding #1 at the box office with "Blades of Glory," shooting for a second of fame in his next sports comedy might not be a bad idea. "Semi-Pro" — a 1976-set basketball comedy starring Ferrell and Andre Benjamin — begins shooting in Michigan at the end of the month, and
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