The clock on the wall says it's just about time for us to call it a week here in the MTV Newsroom, but our pre-holiday work is hardly done. Be sure to check back in this space and at MTV News for coverage of the American Music Awards (which features Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Kid Rock, the Black Eyed Peas and the Backstreet Boys, among others) this Sunday, November 21. We'll be live-blogging the red carpet where MTV News' own Tim Kash and James Montgomery will be on hand to chat with the biggest names in music, so don't miss out.
But before you get distracted by the fact that the makeshift football field they have installed at Wrigley Field will only have one working end zone this weekend, check out what you might have missed on the MTV Newsroom Blog.
» Kanye West's new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy comes out next week, but you can get a jump on all the cultural references before you enjoy it when it drops.
» Jessica Simpson announced that she is engaged to former NFL tight end Eric Johnson, making her the latest pop star to find love in the NFL.
» Girl Talk surprised everyone with a free album called All Day that broke the Internet and reminded us fondly of his golf cart adventure at Lollapalooza.
» A little movie called "Harry Potter" is out this week, and that meant that Emma Watson was everywhere.
» The Beatles finally made their way to iTunes. Could AC/DC and Kid Rock be far behind?
» Paramore premiered their new video for "Playing God," and it's a sweet little tale involving kidnapping, bondage, torture and murder.
» "Dancing With the Stars" continued to drop jaws and break hearts as Brandy was denied a place in the finals in favor of Jennifer Grey, Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin.
» A lot of drama is unfolding in Miami in a battle to win the hearts and minds of dance music fans.
» Pink announced the she was pregnant, so feel free to start shopping.
» "South Park" put another season to bed with a cutting takedown of cooking shows and the Shake Weight.
» Finally, if there's one thing we have learned from My Chemical Romance, it's that you should never mess with evil Grant Morrison, because that dude will shoot you dead with a laser gun.