Wow! Didn't see this coming. According to Nikki Finke, when NBC replaces Jay Leno with Conan O'Brien this May, they're going to give Leno a new show of his own at 10 p.m. nightly. That is crazy weird, and I don't think it will work. It certainly solves NBC's problem of getting programming viewers want to see in the primetime hours. They'll be basically in Fox's shoes now, having to only fill up the 8-10 p.m. slots on weeknights. I repeat: This is so weird.
In news I'm able to get my head around a little better, Blur is reuniting. For real this time.
Could a music tax be the solution to allow piracy while keeping the music industry afloat?
Wow, Katherine Heigl is No. 5 on the list of Hollywood's highest paid actresses?
Stereogum announced the winners of its annual Gummy Awards.
Gorilla vs. Bear announced its album picks too. And its songs.
Filter released its top 10 albums list as well, and they recruited the dude from M83 to do the same.
PopMatters, meanwhile, lists "The Best Records of 2008 by Women 45 Years Old and Over," plus The Best of Britain '08.
Could Will.i.am be producing the new U2 album? Kanye thinks so.
Here's more on the Coldplay-Satriani plagiarism scandal.
Did the illuminati influence Beethoven's music?
AV Club explored Jesse Hughes' iPod, sort of. His band, The Eagles of Death Metal, plays the Newport one week from today.
Sawyer is having a baby.
Fox had to apologize for showing a naked Viking on screen!
Lastly, will NBC have to apologize for putting Jimmy Fallon on late night TV? He takes over Late Night for Conan on March 2, but he is doing online content for the next few months to warm up. Here's his first digital short.