Howard Stern, John Lennon And The Top 25 Songs Of 2010: This Week's Deep Cuts

This week is just about over, which means it's time to decide what to do with your weekend. You'll probably be splitting time between taking care of holiday shopping and hiding from the cold, but you should really only be concerned about just how badly UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is going to pound challenger Josh Koscheck inside the Octagon in Toronto on Saturday night (December 11). After a season of hyping up the conflict on "The Ultimate Fighter," both men are primed for a classic confrontation. In their first meeting, St-Pierre dominated Koscheck for three rounds and won a decision, but the French-Canadian known as "Rush" has gotten even better since then. Koscheck will put up a good fight, but St-Pierre might be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world right now, and Koscheck won't be able to handle his skill set. The official prediction? St-Pierre by decision.

But before you satisfy your bloodlust this weekend, check out everything you might have missed this week on the MTV Newsroom Blog. There was big news from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, T.I. and the entire list of the MTV News Top 25 Songs of 2010.

» Who had a better week than anybody? Probably Howard Stern, who signed a giant new contract worth an estimated $400 million. That gives Stern a few more years to be one of the best interviewers in all of media.

» T.I., on the other hand, had a more ambivalent week. Sure, he dropped his relatively well-received new album No Mercy, but he had to do it from the confines of a prison cell.

» The big "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" show opened up the week, which featured Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and the about-to-be-huge Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.

» Not only did Perry show up on the "Divas" show, but she also dropped in as the special guest on the Christmas episode of "The Simpsons."

» Justin Bieber has a few things in common with Pittsburgh Penguins phenom Sidney Crosby. They're both Canadian, they both enjoy hockey and they both now appear on trading cards.

» Bieber does have one leg up on Crosby, as the Stanley Cup winner has never been interviewed by Barbara Walters. Or called "fascinating," for that matter.

» The hit NBC show "The Sing-Off" returned to the airwaves, which reminded everybody how much Ben Folds needs his own television show.

» The music world mourned the loss of a giant all over again this week, as rock fans commemorated the tragic murder of John Lennon. It inspired us to look at the best covers of Lennon's immortal "Imagine" from the past decade.

» A posthumous Michael Jackson video premiered this week, though it mostly served to remind us just how much we miss MJ.

» Beyoncé gave husband Jay-Z a $2 million car for his birthday, but she really should have bought him a Krispy Kreme franchise.

» Finally, be sure to catch up with the MTV News Top 25 Songs of 2010 list. And be sure to make your voice heard via the official top songs of 2010 poll.