The holidays are upon us, and with Thanksgiving showing up tomorrow, we're taking off early this week here in the MTV Newsroom. (Don't panic, though — we'll still be your top source for any breaking news.) Before you put the turkey in the over, gorge yourself on pumpkin pie and pass out while watching the awful Raiders game, check out what you might have missed during this short but eventful week.
» Adam Lambert grabbed all the headlines with his performance at the American Music Awards. After getting canceled on one morning show and getting picked up by another, Lambert took us through his much-maligned performance moment by moment.
» Lambert wasn't the only "American Idol" contestant who was popular this week. Last season's winner Kris Allen proved he has personality to spare in this collection of hilarious outtakes from his lengthy interview with MTV News' Jim Cantiello.
» Justin Bieber went to England to open a pair of shows for Taylor Swift and all he got was a cast on his leg.
» Not only did "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" storm into the box office record books, but the characters from the film invaded famous album covers, TV shows and works of art.
» Are you the biggest Britney Spears fan currently walking the planet? Then prove it!
» An auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia moved over $2 million worth of merchandise, including the famous white glove and mold of the late singer's teeth.
» Phish touched down in Cincinnati and brought a bongload of classic rock references with them.
» Finally, we provided a trio of new song recommendations (including one from the aforementioned Allen) in the premiere of MTV News' #MusicMonday, which should keep you rocking until we see you again next week. Happy Thanksgiving!