A.M. Surf Report: Britney's Got A Big Secret; 'Idol' Elbows Gwen And Pink; Snoop Still Loves Australia

Plus 'Magneto' movie moves ahead; 'Iron Man' gets fired up; My Chemical Romance director tries comedy.

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:

50 Cent feels pressure to sell big — "You see some hip-hop music sales being down, and [people] are looking at it like, '50, you gotta fix it! Let's go!' " he told us — but he said he's "content and comfortable" enough to try something new, like working with Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. "I can go off and create with other artists and experiment a bit." ...

Wu-Tang Clan and Amy Winehouse have joined Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys and the Police on the lineup for the U.S. Virgin Fest, announced Friday (April 27). The August 4-5 event also includes Modest Mouse, Chris Cornell, Velvet Revolver — and about 30 other acts.

And "Idol Gives Back" raised a ton of money — $60 million at last count — but between Celine Dion's duet with a hologram Elvis and the "no one is eliminated!" ending, our resident "Idol" expert Jim Cantiello thinks the show may have officially jumped the shark. What do you think?

Quote of the Day: "We're very reckless and immature and have no idea what we're doing, and we should probably break up as a band, because all we're going to end up doing is killing ourselves." — Horse the Band's Nathan Winneke

Here's what everyone else is talking about:

E! Online's Planet Gossip reports that Britney Spears was supposed to give a surprise performance at L.A.'s Forty Deuce on Wednesday, but she canceled shortly before show time. Club owner Ivan Kane describes the rehearsal (and rubs Britney fans' noses in it) on the club's Web site: "She came on stage during rehearsal, looking very hot, with four backup dancers and sang three songs. ... The choreography was smokin' and she sounded great." ... Meanwhile, NME.com says that Britney may play a secret show this coming Wednesday (billed as the M+Ms) at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California — citing a Celebslam report. ...

Hey, weren't Gwen Stefani and Pink supposed to perform on the "Idol Gives Back" special? TMZ.com reports that the singers, who were on the charity show's initial lineup, recording segments for the special that were cut due to time restraints. They will air on future "Idol" broadcasts, according to TMZ's source. ...

"Snoop loves Australia and Australia loves Snoop," lawyer Donald Etra said after the government barred his client from entering the country. Australia's Herald-Sun reports that Etra said Snoop hasn't decided if he will appeal the ruling, while Prime Minister John Howard says there's more to the decision than Snoop's criminal record. "Well, I have to be careful what I say in these matters ... there are certain judgments that are made on certain advice that I can't go into, but the reasons for banning him are sound." ...

Apparently David Goyer can't get enough comic-book projects. The writer/director — who has his hand in the upcoming "Scanners," "Super Max." "The Invisible" and "The Dark Knight" — has signed on for the "X-Men" spinoff "Magneto," Variety reports. The film will focus on the origins of the villain and his rift with Charles Xavier — and will star to-be-determined actors in their 20s rather than Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart, who played Magneto and Xavier in the "X-Men" films. ... In other geeked-out movie news, USA Today takes a look at "Iron Man", complete with a photo of a mustachioed Robert Downey Jr. as hero Tony Stark. ...

And video director Marc Webb — you know, My Chemical Romance's "Helena," Evanescence's "Call Me When Your Sober," AFI's "Miss Murder," even non-goth Fergie's "London Bridge" — is making his feature directorial debut with "(500) Days of Summer," a film that The Hollywood Reporter describes as an "anti-romantic comedy."