A.M. Surf Report: Britney Gets Off With A Warning; Lindsay’s Accused Of Stealing; ‘Idol’ Finalist Is Busted

Plus Young Buck party turns violent; Simon Cowell torments Paula Abdul; Korn leak new music.

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.

Here’s what we’ve got:

50 Cent and Spider-Man share a Queens, New York, hometown, but 50 tells us that his upcoming Curtis puts him in league with a different superhero . “You ever seen ‘Batman Begins’?” he asked. “This album is like that for me as an artist — some of the content on the record is prior to Get Rich or Die Tryin’. … That’s why I titled the album Curtis, because it was prior to the world knowing me as 50 Cent.” …

Rage Against the Machine closed out Coachella with a bang Sunday night , putting the Bush administration on blast and rocking like they’d never stopped. We’ve got a full report from the fest’s politically charged Sunday — as well as Friday’s kickoff and Saturday’s action . …

And those “Pirates of the Caribbean” are broadening their horizons. We visited the set of the series’ third film, “At World’s End,” and learned that the latest “Pirates” adventure is heading for new seas. “I think you’ll notice right away that we’re not in the Caribbean any longer,” Rick Heinrichs, the production designer for all three movies told us from the set, which doubled for Singapore. “We’re on the other side of the world.” …

Quote of the Day: “I’m trying to get some Oprah money so I can stop cursing and using bad language and talking bad.” — Rick Ross

Here’s what everyone else is talking about

If you’re Britney Spears and you’re caught speeding, target="_blank">People magazine is going to tell everyone — even if you don’t get a ticket. The magazine reports that Spears was pulled over by Beverly Hills police and let go with a warning Friday night. And according to the New York Post‘s “Page Six,” Britney might be telling all herself in a fall issue of Allure — or is it Vanity Fair? The gossip column reports that some magazine will have a Britney cover story in November “when her new album is due to drop.” …

When celebrities need help, gossip blogger Perez Hilton is there to lend a hand — and if there’s some A-list dirt involved, all the better. Kelly Osbourne‘s purse was stolen, according to a post on the gossip blog, which asks people with any information to hit him up — and includes a quote credited to a friend of Kelly’s who blames a certain Lohan. “We’re all almost certain that Lindsay stole the purse or threw it in a garbage bin. She thinks doing sh– like that is funny!” …

“Idol” season four finalist Jessica Sierra was arrested early Sunday in Tampa, Florida, for allegedly cracking a man in the head with a glass, The Associated Press reports — yes, there’s a mugshot. Sierra was booked on felony assault charges and cocaine possession and was bailed out Sunday afternoon. …

Simon Cowell isn’t listening to “American Idol” singers on Tuesday nights because he’s too busy annoying Paula Abdul, People reports. “I’m taunting Paula throughout the performance,” Cowell boasts on Monday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Ellen tapes that on Friday — but says he knows what the contestants sound like because he does pay attention during rehearsal. Cowell picked Jordin and Melinda to win, but said, “I wouldn’t write off Blake or LaKisha.” Sorry, Chris and Phil. …

A party that followed a Young Buck show in Kennewick, Washington, erupted in gunfire that left one man injured and nine others in jail early Saturday, Tacoma’s News-Tribune reports. Police have not determined whether Buck or G-Unit were involved in the shooting, while a rep for Buck told MTV News that the rapper had nothing to do with the incident. …

There’s a new Korn song up on the band’s MySpace page. But “I Will Protect You” is not the first single from the band’s upcoming LP, “just an album track just to give you a taste of the album,” Jonathan Davis clarified in a post announcing the song. “I couldn’t wait to put something up.” …

And if a panel discussion held Saturday at the University of Chicago is any indication, the debate over hip-hop lyrics is far from over. More than 400 people turned up for a talk titled “Does Hip-Hop Hate Women?” according to The Associated Press, where local MCs and professors debated the responsibility of artists and the music industry. MTV News readers have been weighing on this topic as well, and you can join the discussion here.