A.M. Surf Report: Britney And Dad Battle In Gossip Column; Cam’ron Used To Call The Cops; Sanjaya Goes To Washington

Plus: Justin and Beyoncé make 'Sexy' list; 'Saw' filmmakers line up new movie; Clooney and Pitt team up for 'Burn.'

The news happens all the time, even while you’re catching up on your beauty sleep. Check out this brief rundown to bring you up to speed this morning — a quick heads up from your friends at MTV News.

Here’s what we’ve got:

John Norris returns from Virginia Tech and describes the VT he witnessed while he was reporting from Blacksburg, Virginia. “I was touched, and moved and, no sh–, inspired by what I saw this week from Hokie Nation. … Their spirit and resilience and solidarity is something they can all be proud of.” …

As more facts emerge about Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui, the disturbing trail of clues and opportunities to intervene raises a question: Where is the line between merely strange and potentially dangerous behavior? The experts we spoke to agree that students should not hesitate to express their concerns to authorities. “It’s better to say something and have a friend get upset than do nothing,” advised Patrick Tolan, director of the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. …

And on a much lighter note, “Spider-Man 3” is still two weeks away from a theater near you, but we can share a few spoiler-free hints to tide you over . Here’s two: Peter Parker will have a song-and-dance number, but it won’t be a 30 Seconds to Mars tune — despite the Venom suit bringing Spidey to a dark side that will remind you of Jared Leto.

Quote of the Day: “Graduation … should go on as scheduled, but there’s a lot of stuff to figure out first. We are Virginia Tech, we’re still going to be the same, but it’s going to be a little sadder.” — Virginia Tech student Stephen Niez

Here’s what everyone else is talking about

Britney Spears and her father are in the middle of an argument over her management — which is being played out in the pages of the New York Post. Jamie Spears said in a statement to “Page Six” that his family wants to “publicly apologize” to manager Larry Rudolph for Spears’ recent digs at him regarding her stay in rehab. And Britney has fired back with her own statement published in the gossip column. “I am praying for my father. … It’s sad that all the men that have been in my life don’t know how to accept a real woman’s love. I am concentrating on my work and my life right now.” …

CBS News released quotes early Thursday from Cam’ron’s upcoming “60 Minutes” appearance, in which the rapper will explain his very strict no-snitching policy — wait, not even if a serial killer lived next door? “I would move.” The Smoking Gun got to digging and found a 1999 police report that lists him as a complainant. So he did go to the cops to rat out the serial killer next door? No, he got beat up at a playground basketball game. …

Don’t think you can shake off Sanjaya Malakar that easily. Less than 24 hours after his elimination from the “American Idol” running, the singer got himself invited to the White House. He’ll be one of People’s guests at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday. …

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba and Beyoncé are sexy — thanks for clearing that up, Victoria’s Secret. The lingerie company’s execs teamed up with designers and models to answer the “What Is Sexy?” question and decided JT is the sexiest male musician, Alba is the sexiest actress and Jay-Z and Beyoncé are the sexiest couple. …

Twisted Pictures, the minds behind the “Saw” series, have a new project lined up with a pretty direct title: “Tortured.” The film is scheduled to begin shooting in June, Variety reports, and will be directed by feature-film virgin Ron Lieberman. No Jigsaw this time out. Instead the torturers are grieving parents who kidnap the person who killed their child. …

Brad Pitt and George Clooney are teaming up for something other than an “Ocean’s” sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two will co-star in “Burn After Reading,” a black comedy written by Joel and Ethan Coen. …

And an audio clip of Alec Baldwin freaking out in a voicemail to his 11-year-old daughter was posted on TMZ.com yesterday afternoon to much blogger ballyhoo. Late last night, Baldwin responding to the message — in which he called the kid a “thoughtless little pig” among other things — through a statement by his spokesperson, Entertainment Tonight reports. The response calls out “the mother” — Baldwin’s ex Kim Basinger — for leaking the message. Oh yeah, and about that “pig” thing: “Alec acknowledges that he should have used different language in parenting his child.”