Buzz Bites (8/20/2009): HOW DID THE BLACK EYED PEAS GET TO BE SO POPULAR?

+ Proving once again to be one of the most formidable forces in pop music, the Black Eyed Peas just set another Billboard record. (NME)

+ Why Courtney Love is Tweeting pictures of herself with a turtle on her head, we don't know. But thank you, Twitter. Thank you. (Pop On The Pop)

+ We've been telling our friends this about Lady Gaga for weeks but no one seemed to believe us. Thank you, Katy Perry, the voice of reason, for setting everyone straight. (PopCrunch)

+ Jordin Sparks has been announced as the opening act for Britney Spears' Circus Tour, as she kicks off the second leg of her North American tour tonight in Ontario. (Britney.com)

+ Jay-Z and his wife (some woman we've never heard of) were out trying to have a peaceful dinner when a pesky pap got all up in their biz, eventually throwing his tripod at one of Jay's bodyguards. Needless to say, that tripod is making for some fine coral off the coast of Croatia (cause you know, it's all tropical and shallow, where coral grows). (Pop On The Pop)

+ Happy Birthday, Demi Lovato! (Twitter)