This is gonna be short, but be sure to check back in a while for the dirt on this weekend's live music.

We couldn't start without linking to the disastrous new Britney Spears song, could we?

Augie March is a great band with members from Australia and New Zealand whose song "This Train Will Be Taking No Passengers" has shown up on many a DeVille mixtape over the years. Here's video of the band's performance from the Craig Ferguson show.

AV Club interviewed Alan Alda.

EW began a countdown of the top 50 celebrity scandals since 1985.

They also have another Kristen Bell interview.

T-Pain thinks he was the first guy to use autotune? (via Idolator)

News from Paper Thin Walls' feed:

•Pras says he'll never work with Lauryn Hill again. Pfffft!

•RZA, Steve Albini and Ani DiFranco on stage together? (Not performing.)

•Video of brand new Animal Collective music keeps surfacing.

•New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is taking on the important issues... like tribute bands.

Pop Candy directs us to NBC's contest in which you can win one of 1,000 Friday Night Lights house parties. And you really should try.

Finally, here are a couple sports-related links: Slate writes on the best football website around and ESPN counts down the top 100 beatdowns in sports history, inspired by that 30-3 shellacking the Rangers layed on the Orioles the other day.