Halloween weekend is finally upon us, which means that it's just about time to wrap things up and start going down your Halloween checklist. Costume? Check. Candy? Got it. Scary movies? And how. Something to distract you in case you want to avoid the inevitable horribleness the holiday sometimes brings? We hope you enjoy your bunker. In any event, be sure to have a safe and festive weekend celebrating ghouls and spirits, and just remember that once you get back to the grind on Monday, it'll be time to get in the mood for the proper holiday season, so get ready to crank up "All I Want For Christmas Is You" at maximum volume for two straight months. (This is an ideal reality, by the way.)
Before you get to all of that business, you should definitely catch up with all of the remarkable stuff that happened on the MTV Newsroom Blog this week. Get yourself up to speed, and have a spooktacular weekend.
» Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are having a baby, and it will almost certainly be cuter than our morphing experiment.
» Kanye West is still basking in the glow of the triumphant premiere of the short film "Runaway," which managed to elevate him to a whole new level.
» Also, following the premiere of "Runaway," Kanye headed to Brooklyn for a party and brought Sway along with him.
» Taylor Swift released her new album Speak Now this week, and it entered the pantheon of great third albums.
» Speak Now could sell over 800,000 copies in its opening week, a number that will certainly be boosted by the tremendously glowing reviews.
» Only a few days after Katy Perry celebrated her wedding, she went ahead and partied on her birthday too.
» The trailer for Justin Bieber's upcoming film "Never Say Never" hit the Internet, and it features home movies, live footage and Bieber defying the laws of gravity.
» In a shocker, former "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge got voted off of "Dancing With the Stars," leaving us with nobody to root for.
» We had sort of a theme week here on the Newsroom Blog, as there was a lot of excitement surrounding the Corin Tucker Band's visit to New York. The biggest revelation? The former Sleater-Kinney member is a huge Twi-Hard.
» If you didn't care about "Tron: Legacy" before, then the teaser video for Daft Punk's new single "Derezzed" should make you a believer.
» Madonna is opening a series of gyms, and we're hoping a used car dealership is next.
» DJ Mag put out their "Top 100" list this week. Is your favorite EDM artist on it?
» Finally, one of the best things that happened all week was that the NBA came back, which meant that LeBron, Kobe, Dwight, Durant and Justin Bieber all got back into the nothing-but-net groove.