Eminem, Jay-Z And 'Dancing With The Stars': This Week's Deep Cuts

It's a three-day weekend, and the final one before the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Provided that you're not going to be dodging Hurricane Earl, take the extra day to familiarize yourself with all the nominees, performers and presenting superstars who will descend on the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12, with the pre-show starting at 8 p.m. Eastern and the proper show going live at 9 on MTV.

While you're at it, go ahead and catch up with all of the greatness you may have missed here on the MTV Newsroom Blog, featuring stories on "Dancing With the Stars," Conan O'Brien's new show and a little concert starring Jay-Z and Eminem.

» The new cast of "Dancing With the Stars" was announced this week, and based on past performances by like-minded people, both Audrina Patridge and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino have solid chances to do well.

» And while those two MTV stars are present and accounted for, why didn't they cast Aeon Flux or Warren the Ape?

» Want to get close to Alice in Chains? Enter our BLACKDIAMONDSKYE contest!

» Jay-Z and Eminem made history with their first Home and Home concert, which reminded us a lot of "The Last Waltz."

» No telling who else Jay and Em will bring out on future tour stops, you can bet they'll appreciate the vintage Maybachs on Jay's rider.

» Late night superstar Conan O'Brien finally named his new show, and he went with something pretty simple.

» What should Justin Bieber sing at the VMAs? According to your votes, he should perform "Somebody to Love" with Usher.

» Speaking of Bieber, Miley Cyrus made a mysterious trip to New York this week, and it turned out she stopped in to sing with the Canadian pop sensation at his big show at Madison Square Garden.

» Readers also made their voices heard on the subject of what Paramore should perform at the VMAs, and they settled on next single "Playing God."

» Now that summer is almost over, you should go ahead and vote in our summer songs poll. We keep voting for Rick Ross so you don't have to.

» Lady Gaga debuted a new song, and we compared it (favorably) to Bob Seger's "Turn the Page." No, really.

» Still looking to get into the VMA spirit? Check out "Better Know a Category" for insight into all of this year's prizes and "30 Days of VMA" for looks back at the greatest moments in the show's history.

» Finally, Insane Clown Posse dropped in to talk to us about "Big Money Rustlas," the Gathering and a brief history of their makeup.