A.M. Surf Report: Britney Spears Battles Backing Track, Costume Trouble; Scott Stapp Lands In Jail; Method Man’s ‘Mellow’ With Cops

Plus Jessica Simpson is 'very happy' without John Mayer; Roger Daltrey would rather burn oil than perform at Live Earth.

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:

The sixth season of “American Idol” signs off this week, and what a season it’s been. But Sanjaya‘s unforgettable run and Melinda‘s shocking departure follow five years of “whoa!” moments — read and watch as MTV News’ “American Idol” expert Jim Cantiello recaps seasons one through five in five minutes. …

Kanye West plans to light up the stage on his upcoming tour, which he’s titled “Glow in the Dark,” he told us first. Also in Mixtape Monday : Pharrell says he’s mixing some Baltimore house music into Twista‘s new single, “Give It Up,” Obie Trice has Eminem and Akon on his LP wish list, Jadakiss lets his music speak for itself and lots more.

It was a good weekend for new music. Friday night in Nashville, the White Stripes rocked the Cannery Ballroom , breaking their onstage fast with an intense 80-minute set at the intimate venue. And a day later, Linkin Park, Korn and Queens of the Stone Age hit KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast , delivering new tunes to the Irvine, California, crowd. …

And “Shrek the Third” is first — the animated sequel earned
$122 million its opening weekend, making it #1 at the box office this weekend and the top-earning animated film of all time. …

Quote of the Day: “I ain’t even take my warm-up jacket off yet. This is just Jazzercise!”Jadakiss on “Pay Attention.”

Here’s what everyone else is talking about:

Britney Spears brought her 14-minute show to Florida over the weekend and ran into some technical difficulties, People reports. Spears’ backing track skipped during her show at Orlando’s House of Blues on Saturday and she briefly ran offstage after her top nearly fell off during her Miami gig at Mansion on Sunday. And while Britney battled through her stage troubles, she was less of a trouper when it came to travel, according to The New York Post. Gossip column “Page Six” reported Sunday that Spears hopped off of her Friday flight to Miami due to some less-than-luxurious accommodations. So where will she turn up next? If PerezHilton.com’s “totally unconfirmed and completely unsubstantiated” report is to be believed, you may see Britney perform on this week’s “American Idol” finale. …

Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp was arrested at his Boca Raton, Florida, home on Sunday and charged with assault related to domestic violence, The Associated Press reports. He has been charged with one count of domestic assault and is being held without bond, according to a Palm Beach County official. No one was injured or hospitalized in the incident. Stapp’s wife, Jaclyn Nesheiwat, did not comment on the specifics of the arrest, but said, “It’s just a rough time,” according to The Palm Beach Post.

The New York Post reported Saturday that Method Man was arrested Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York, after being pulled over for an expired inspection sticker — and found to be driving in a car full of what appeared to be marijuana smoke. The Wu-Tang rapper admitted that he had more marijuana under the driver’s seat, according to the Post source — “I guess he was feeling mellow.” He was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court and released on his own recognizance Friday. …

In other legal news, TMZ.com reports that Foxy Brown passed up a plea deal related to her battery charge in Broward County, Florida , and may stand trial in September. She could be sentenced to one year in prison. … And Sylvester Stallone will pay — about $10,000 — for trying to bring human growth hormone into Australia, AP reports. A judge in Sydney hit the actor with a $2,451 fine and ordered him to pay $8,200 in court costs on Monday (May 21). The actor pleaded guilty to the charge last week, explaining that he didn’t know human growth hormone was banned in the country. …

Even breakups and DUI busts sound like good news when celebs talk to People. Over the weekend, the site reported that Jessica Simpson is “very happy” following her split with John Mayer, while Nick Carter is grateful that he got popped in 2005 for driving under the influence. Marilyn Manson, on the other hand, said that his marriage to Dita Von Teese left him a “naked, featherless bird,” People reports. One of these things is not like the other: People got that scoop from a Spin interview. …

What’s “the last thing the planet needs”? An invasion of angry aliens? A giant asteroid headed right this way? If you ask Roger Daltrey, the greatest menace is Al Gore‘s Live Earth concerts. The Who frontman joined the (not very long) list of artists speaking out against the July 7 event, telling British tabloid The Sun that global warming’s ” questions and the answers are so huge I don’t know what a rock concert’s ever going to do to help.” Fair enough. So what’s Daltrey’s suggestion? He’d “burn all the … oil as quick as possible, then the politicians will have to find a solution,” according to the Sun interview. …

And U2 promoted the premiere of their Vertigo Tour film “U2 3D” in Cannes on Saturday with a short red-carpet set featuring “Vertigo” and “Where the Streets Have No Name,” Reuters reports.