A.M. Surf Report: Green Day Rumored For ‘American Idol’ Finale; Sanjaya Claims He’s An Art Project; Benzino Has Plans For Eminem

Plus Nicole Richie's rep answers rehab reports; Foxy Brown ordered to submit DNA sample and more.

The news happens all the time, even while you’re catching up on 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:

R. Kelly has got some serious guest stars — including Snoop Dogg, T.I. and Kid Rock — and major woman trouble on his upcoming LP Double Up. And he isn’t sparing us any of the details. MTV News hip-hop editor Shaheem Reid has a preview of Kelly’s album and awards one song, “Leave Your Name,” the “TMI crown.” “Leave your name after the beep, I’ll be sure to get back with you if I’m not asleep or having some sex,” Kelly croons on the track. …

Want to meet the RGX girl? Start by calling her Rachel Specter — she wants to be known as more than the woman in the body-spray ads, naturally. The actress best known for her “I want to smell you from right here” onscreen challenge gives us the inside scoop on the ad (” ’This time read it like you’re giving advice to your little brother.’ They obviously didn’t go with that one.”) and reveals what she’s been up to with Adam Sandler, America Ferrera and Anna Faris. …

And “Star Wars” is more than just a movie. It’s a cultural touchstone, a movement — a blueprint by which to live? In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, Shawn Adler presents the 30 most important things “Star Wars” has taught us — among them, don’t trust a liar (#16) and one good deed goes a long way (#3). …

Quote of the Day: “I got a sweet tooth for you, girl … You’re looking like a big ole piece of cake.” — R. Kelly’s “Sweet Tooth”

Here’s what everyone else is talking about:

Simon says Blake Lewis had the better performance on Tuesday night’s “Idol” with his redo of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name,” but Jordin Sparks was the better singer — Cowell even apologized for underestimating her. Meanwhile, Yahoo!’s Buzz Log gives Blake the edge as far as Web searches go. But does that translate to votes? We’ll find out in about 14 hours. Until then, there’s MTV News “Idol” expert Jim Cantiello’s commentary on last night’s action (and his 60-second video recap) …

Forget Britney. The big surprise act set to play tonight’s “Idol” finale is … Green Day? So says Star magazine, which also reports that former “Idol” winners Kelly, Carrie and Taylor will perform. …

Who is Sanjaya? A 17-year-old entertainer? “American Idol” ’s most memorable contestant? Or Bill Vendall, a 25-year-old graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design? In a video posted on TMZ.com, “Bill” — or Sanjaya in white sunglasses — claims that Sanjaya Malakar isn’t a young man with a dream, but rather a character in an elaborate art installation. “I’m sure many of you subconsciously knew what I was doing. How could you look at this and not see it as a symbol for the self-referencing nature of progressive evolution?” Of course. Nice to see you, Sanjaya! …

Former Source owner Benzino tells SOHH.com that he doesn’t have beef with anyone — not even longtime nemesis Eminem. “I think if me and Eminem ever got together, it would not only be big for hip-hop, it would be big for society,” Benzino said, explaining that he’d team up with Em in the name of race relations. “We have a long way to go and I think he can be a very important voice to make that happen. If it was to ever happen, I’d be with it.” …

Nicole Richie is not in rehab. Following reports in print editions of The National Enquirer and Star that Richie was seen entering a Beau Monde treatment center last week, PerezHilton.com reports that Richie’s rep issued a statement Tuesday saying that she is home. “Sobriety is an ongoing process, but she is sober.” …

Foxy Brown has been ordered to submit a DNA sample to prosecutors in Broward County, Florida, related to her pending assault case, South Florida’s News10.com reports. Brown was accused of spitting at an employee of a beauty-supply store in the incident. …

Move over, Jim Carrey and Owen Wilson. Mike Myers is the latest actor attached to star in the long-in-the-works remake of the 1947 comedy “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Variety reports.

Olympic speed-skating champ Apolo Ohno won “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night, beating out Joey Fatone and Laila Ali and giving AP editors the opportunity to write that “Oh Yes! Ohno” headline.

And the 40-day suspension of a high school senior who criticized his teacher in a video posted on YouTube and MySpace was upheld by a U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. An attorney for Gregory Requa, a student at Kentridge High in Washington, argued that his comments — accompanied in the clip by students flashing rabbit ears behind the teacher’s head — were protected under the First Amendment, but Judge Marsha Pechman did not agree. “The First Amendment does not extend its coverage to disruptive, in-class activity of this nature,” Pechman said in Tuesday’s decision.