MATT & KIM end up wearing much less in the video for "Lessons Learned," shot In NYC's Times Square.
NEW RELEASES: Bob Dylan, Ben Folds, the New York Dolls and more are streaming in full this week at Spinner.
M WARD stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set streaming now via MPR.
ALL SONGS CONSIDERED; Art Brut, Akron/Family, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and more have tracks streaming in the latest edition of the long-running NPR series.
METRIC: Emily Haines does a track-by-track breakdown of the band's upcoming album, Fantasies, at Drowned In Sound.
THE KINKS supply "Days" and "The Village Green Preservation Society" for Twofer Tuesday.
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS frontman Gruff Rhys talks about Pitchfork about the Velvet Underground, the Jesus and Mary Chain, and Jim O'Rourke.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND frontman Ezra Koenig talks to Entertainment Weekly about the band's upcoming sophomore LP.
BOOKER T talks to the Boston Globe about his first solo album in 20 years, "Potato Hole," with guest turns by Neil Young and the Drive-By Truckers that imbue his trademark instrumental soul with gritty Southern-rock stylings.
SONGS that make The A.V. Club cry. No Barry Manilow in sight.
LINDSAY LOHAN & SAMANTHA RONSON have been meeting up on the sly, according to the NYDN. A source close to Lohan tells People magazine that the "Mean Girls" star's alarming recent weight loss is an attempt to get attention from Ronson.
BRADGELINA beat back a book by a former bodyguard... for now.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE co-stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto are an item, according to Patel's mother.
MADONNA has reunited with her Brazilian man-candy, Jesus Luz. Madge's friends in fashion are hiring him so he can work legally in the US.
BRITNEY SPEARS had a wardrobe malfunction in Anaheim, CA. And that euphemism really does not do it justice. Video at the link.
GILLIAN ANDERSON is being lined up to appear in an upcoming episode of Dr Who. The truth must be really out there.
TOMMY & THE COOL MULE, starring Kevin Sorbo and Ice-T (as the mule) has a trailer online. Yes, really.
WOLVERINE: The Mexico City premiere was postponed due to swine flu. The flu virus crisis will likely hurt Wolverine's box office in Mexico, as the Mexican government has asked residents to stay home.
IRAN: Israel has reportedly sunk a second Iranian ship carrying weapons destined for Hamas in Gaza. An Iranian-American journalist detained by Iran and sentenced to eight years in jail on espionage charges is "very frail" amid a hunger strike she started a week ago, her father said.
PAKISTAN: President Asif Ali Zardari said Monday that Pakistani intelligence believes Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead but acknowledged they had no evidence. However, there is plenty of evidence of Pakistani intelligence backing the Taliban. As a distraction from the sorry state of Pakistani security under Taliban assault, it's a pretty lame attempt.
IRAQ: Prime Minister al Maliki confirms the capture of AQI leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi. The US military has not confirmed the report.
CAT & BABY POSSUMS, living together... mass hysteria.
MORE THAN 180 PIGS escaped from a truck just yards from the slaughterhouse where they were due to meet their fate. Pic at the link.
ALFIE THE HORSE has a blonde mustache. Pic at the link.
AN 11-FT CROC turns up on a doorstep in Tampa.