"It's Britney, bitch!" So says the Britney Spears comeback single, which leaked. And, surprisingly, it sounds like a hit. (I don't believe in guilty pleasures, but it still seems weird to be excitedly posting this.)
Wait, Snoop Dogg is offering to let Amy Winehouse detox at his house? (via Paper Thin Walls)
Pop Candy has some hot links:
•NBC is now streaming episodes of Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
•Spoiler alert! Premiere lists 20 Big Time Plot Twists.
•IFilm has a clip from Jeff Garlin's new movie I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, also featuring Sarah Silverman and Amy Sedaris.
Ever get sick of seeing so many exclamation points? Slate does!
Lyle Lovett recorded the theme song for Walk Hard along with Jewel, Jackson Browne and... Ghostface. Seriously.
This isn't quite as exciting as that Kanye/Pharrell/Lupe supergroup, but still intriguing: Q-Tip and Common are forming a group called The Standard. (via Nah Right)
Speaking of Q-Tip, Status Ain't Hood has an interview with him.
And speaking of Kanye, here's a "Can't Tell Me Nothin" remix featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.
And speaking of hip-hop in general, when did Nas suddenly become Public Enemy No. 1?
EW has a first look at Halo 3.
AV Club debates the pros and cons of reality TV.
Get well, broken-backed Supergrass bassist.
Lastly, this will probably result in horrible, horrible music, but I feel I should inform you that Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Heroes) and Clark Duke (Greek, Clark and Michael) are forming a band. Called Kung-Fu Professor. Actors, please stop making music!
Back soon with your weekend music preview and some CD reviews...