SPINTO BAND drops Afrobeat into their animated clip for "The Living Things."
M WARD performs new material live for WNYC Soundcheck.
DAR WILLIAMS played World Cafe Live; you can stream the whole gig on demand.
PATRICK WILSON stop by WNYC Soundcheck play songs from their new album, "Adventures in Your Own Backyard."
BAND OF SKULLS stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.
MYSTERY JETS drop "Greatest Hits" in advance of Radands.
THE KINKS are "The Village Green Preservation Society." God bless 'em.
GARBAGE: Shirley Manson talks to Vulture about Not Your Kind of People, going indie, why the nineties were better, and her penchant for dressing up as Bette Davis.
JASON RINGENBERG, founder of Jason & the Scorchers, talks to Tulsa World about his other career in childrens' music under the Farmer Jason moniker. (Thx, LHB.)
JOHN VANDERSLICE: SF Weekly spends time in his Tiny Telephone studio.
NANCY SINATRA is still pretty ticked at her stepmother.
JOHN TRAVOLTA: Meet Accuser No. 4, a gym employee who accuses the Grease star of groping and fondling him against his will.
NICK STAHL, who played John Connor in "Terminator 3," is missing, according to his wife. Police seek to question cyborgs. Too soon?
JENNIFER LOPEZ is the possibly surprising leader on the Forbes Celebrity 100 ranking of the richest and most powerful actors, actresses, athletes, writers and musicians. Is she leaving American Idol?
ROBERT DOWNEY, JR., the lone exception to Marvel's strict cost controls, is set for a highflying payday of about 50 million once box-office bonuses and backend compensation for The Avengers are factored in.
JOEY LAWRENCE just inked a deal with the man-stripper crew at Chippendales in Vegas.
RYAN SEACREST bought Ellen DeGeneres' Beverly Hills estate for the low, low price of ~49 million bucks.
ALGERIA: An Islamic leader of the street protests that forced the Algerian regime to introduce democratic reforms for the first time in 1988, now opposes elections.
SYRIA: Opposition and government forces fought in the city of Rastan. Syrian rebels have begun receiving significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, an effort paid for by Persian Gulf nations and coordinated in part by the US.
PAKISTAN has delayed the decision on the issue of reopening NATO supply lines to Afghanistan; the US is confident the supply lines will be reopened.
IRAQ: The trial of Vice President Hashemi, who is outside the country, has begun.
CATS play teherball.
MAYBE THE MOOSE ripped the roof off your car. Remember?
TWIGLET the HEN may have laid the world's tiniest egg.
DOGS: The difference between mankind and Neanderthals.
A DUCK survives a fall down a chimney into a roaring fire.