CRACKER: Somehow I missed the video for "Yalla Yalla" in advance of the band's next album, due in may.
ST. VINCENT: Annie Clark is advance streaming the Actor album via NPR.
ROBYN HITCHCOCK stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set streaming now via MPR.
ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Indie supergroup The Dead Weather, Bill Callahan and Radiohead make tracks in the latest edition of the long-running NPR series.
THE 50 MOST HEART-BREAKING SONGS of ALL-TIME, according to Entertainment Weekly.
THE SWEPTAWAYS & JENS LEKMAN: It's hard to go wrong with a title like "Happiness Will Be My Revenge." And the video is like the twee version of the Replacements' videos for Tim.
P.J. HARVEY & JOHN PARISH talk to BlackBook about their anticipated new collaborative album, which "invokes the blues shot through with Gothic Americana, closer in tone to Flannery O'Connor than any of (Harvey's) alt peers."
DEERHUNTER offers "Rainwater Cassette Exchange" as a preview of their upcoming EP.
DOVES talk to PopMatters about their development in the Manchester music world, the pressures of living up to their potential, and the new Kingdom of Rust LP.
PINK FLOYD are suing their record label, EMI, over royalty payments.
LINDSAY LOHAN says she is not interested in starring in Vegas's Peepshow... but would be open to a guest shot.
MADONNA: Cops doubt Madge's story that a paparazzo jumped out of the bushes and spooked her horse.
BRADGELINA rumor roundup.
MICHELL RODRIGUEZ got fast and furious as a bridesmaid at the four-day wedding of her best friend and manager, Giancarlo Chersich
EMMA WATSON talks to Interview about Potterworld and growing up Granger.
WOLVERINE has a bit of a fight scene online.
JESSICA BIEL is really NSFW playing a stripper in the upcoming Powder Blue. Call it extremely Gratuitous Wednesday.
J.J. ABRAMS has turned the latest issue of Wired magazine into a series of puzzles.
IRAN: The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has deployed to the eastern borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan to counter an unnamed "enemy conspiracy."
AFGHANISTAN: The father of the education minister was kidnapped in Wardak province. The government claimed it conducted negotiations with the Taliban; the Taliban denied the claim.
IRAQ: Security forces have arrested four children who were allegedly part of a group of youngsters being groomed by al-Qaeda to become suicide bombers.
ALPACA PILE-UP: Let's go to the video.
PIG BROTHER: Meet Piggy, Lilly, Pauli and Fredi, the stars of Austria's latest reality show.
FISH can get seasick?
GIANT NAZI COWS are on the loose in Britain.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: A ginormous monkey butt.