A.M. Surf Report: Courtney Love Blasts ‘Despicable’ Cobain Ads; Snoop Dogg, Chris Cornell Join Live Earth; Detective Seeks Harry Potter’s Audience

Plus He-Man heads back to the big screen; 'Idol' castoff Frenchie leaves Broadway; Mary-Kate Olsen returns to TV.

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:

Sure, you know who won . But do you know what it’s like to stand onstage awaiting your fate — and waiting out Ryan Seacrest’s dramatic pause? Jordin Sparks talked to MTV News’ “Idol” expert Jim Cantiello after her victory , and revealed that Seacrest’s prolonging of the big reveal may be predictable, but it’s still painful. “I was nervous, and Ryan did that pause, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ And then he said my name, and I was just completely overwhelmed.” So what’s next for the season-six champ? “I love all different types of music,” Jordin said, “so I would just love to do that and add my own little Jordin spin on it.” …

Runner-up Blake Lewis took his loss in stride Wednesday night. “I couldn’t have asked for a better night,” Blake told us . Really? Well, he is already looking forward to making his own music with some superstar help. “I’d love to work with Danger Mouse and Gnarls Barkley and Cee-Lo. Robin Thicke … The possibilities are endless,” he said. “I’m putting it out there. If you want to do something, call me!” …

And it’s not just a big week for “Idol” fans. “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” opens tonight , and Larry Carroll has a guide to the film — and its pajama-wearing sad-clown villain, parrot director and 66-take stunt — that will help you appreciate the swashbuckling spectacle all the more.

Quote of the Day: “I voted for Blake and Jordin.” — Sanjaya superfan (and “crying girl”) Ashley Ferl.

Here’s what everyone else is talking about:

Creeped out by the Kurt-Cobain-in-the-clouds British ads for Dr. Martens? So is Courtney Love. “Courtney had no idea this was taking place and would never have approved such a use,” her rep told People. “She thinks it’s outrageous that a company is allowed to commercially gain from such a despicable use of her husband’s picture. …

Snoop Dogg and Chris Cornell lead the lineup for Live Earth’s concert in Germany. Live Earth Hamburg will be held at HSH Nordbank Arena on July 7. …

Is “Skulduggery Pleasant” the new Harry Potter? Hollywood is banking on it, though not one book in the fantasy franchise has hit shelves yet. Warner Bros. won the bidding war to bring the upcoming series — written by Irish horror screenwriter-turned-children’s author Derek Landy and expected to reach nine books — to film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 1980s revival continues. “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” is the latest cartoon to get the live-action big-screen treatment, as Variety reports that Warner Bros. and Joel Silver are teaming up for an adaptation — 24 years after the series/ toy line debuted (and 20 years after Dolph Lundgren brought the warrior to theaters). While Brad Pitt casting rumors made the rounds earlier this month, there’s no word on who will play Prince Adam and his powerful alter ego. …

American Idol” season-two castoff Frenchie Davis is giving up her long-running gig in Broadway’s “Rent” to star as legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a Connecticut stage production this August, Variety reports. …

Mary Kate Olsen is returning to TV — without twin Ashley — on Showtime’s “Weeds,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. She’ll appear in 10 of 15 episodes of the series’ third season, which premieres August 13. …

And Keira Knightley has been awarded approximately $6,000 in damages to settle a libel suit filed against British newspaper The Daily Mail, BBC News reports. The paper ran a photo of the actress in a bikini with a story about a young girl who died from anorexia, alongside the heading, “If pictures like this one of Keira carried a health warning, my darling daughter might have lived.” Knightley’s attorney said the implication that the actress’ appearance was linked to the girl’s death was “deeply offensive.”