1. rock and roll hall of fame
    Listening to ABBA at a Young Age May Lead to Metalhead Tendencies“He has always loved our music even though he is a heavy-metal musician.”
  2. michael jackson
    Sony and Michael Jackson’s Estate Strike ‘the Most Lucrative Recording Contract Ever’Ten albums over the next seven years worth at the very least $200 million.
  3. bear grylls
    What Will Bear Grylls Do to Gross You Out Next?The ‘Man vs. Wild’ star will appear in a new Discovery Channel show, ‘Worst Case Scenario.’
  4. fads
    Gaga and Beyoncé Tie Mariah’s Record With ‘Telephone’Gaga is also adding a second leg to her Monster’s Ball tour.
  5. blue things
    Rupert Murdoch Could Have Made Way More Money From AvatarNot that $350 million is so shabby.
  6. obits
    Actor Peter Graves Is Dead at 83Graves was most famous for his roles in ‘Airplane!’ and the TV series ‘Mission: Impossible.’
  7. conan
    Artist Behind ‘I’m With Coco’ Image Gets PaidMike Mitchell’s unofficial “I’m With Coco” graphic has been purchased by Conan’s “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.”
  8. awards
    Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon Take Top Honors at GLAAD Media AwardsList of winners here.
  9. corey haim
    Haim Family Schedules Funeral for Tuesday, Receives Financial SupportThe family suggested that fans send flowers to the cancer unit in their local hospital instead of to them in Toronto.
  10. weekend box office
    Alice Holds Top Spot at the Box Office in Second WeekendThe Disney film brought in $62 million after an incredible opening weekend.
  11. joaquin phoenix
    Update: Joaquin Phoenix Won’t Return to Acting As Edgar Allen PoeIt would have to be a mysteriously dark poet, otherwise the whole beard would have been for naught.
  12. end of days
    Mel Gibson Viking Movie May Be His LastNobody is taking him seriously.
  13. music
    Get Me Away From New Jersey, I’m DyingThe ‘Times’ takes a look at New Jersey’s punk moment.
  14. mgmt
    MGMT Already Apologizing for New Sound’I’m sure there are plenty of people who think it’s completely weird and not what they were expecting.’
  15. movies
    Watch: Predators Sneak Peek Unveiled at SXSWProducer Robert Rodriguez: “You can’t compete with Arnold Schwarzenegger.”
  16. j.d. salinger
    The Private Life of J.D. Salinger Ends Next WeekTen brief letters and one postcard from J.D. Salinger to his “Buddyroo” E. Michael Mitchell go on view at The Morgan Library.
  17. the marriage ref
    Larry David on The Marriage Ref: ‘This is Easily the Most Uncomfortable Hour I’ve Ever Spent in My Life’And that’s saying a lot.
  18. music
    Lady Gaga Goes Behind Bars in Latest Music Video ‘Telephone’Watch the video.
  19. stamps
    Snail Mail is Decidedly High-Brow These DaysAbstract Expressionism is right there on the envelope.
  20. ‘A Time to Kill’ Will Be the First Grisham Book to Hit the StageThey’re going to do it by the book, not the movie.
  21. E-Book Cannibalism Pushes Publishers Toward Hardcover-Only ReleasesWhen publishers release e-book and hardcover editions of their books simultaneously, believe it or not, the hardcovers sell less.
  22. hollywood elder statesmen
    Morgan Freeman Keeps Things Real at Actors RoundtableFreeman burst out laughing after making Nicholas Cage admit he hasn’t smoked crack, for example.
  23. minnelli madness
    Liza Minnelli Settles Sexual Harrassment Suit Out of CourtMinelli’s driver of ten years was suing her for beating him, forcing him to have sex with her and spitting on him when he refused.
  24. jersey shore
    Jersey Shore is the Realest Kind of Reality; Snooki Gets Punched In The KisserThis after super real threats of violence to staffers at MTV’s Times Square headquarters.
  25. the industry
    Sex Tapes from J. Lo’s First Marriage Won’t Be in a Movie For NowPlus: Omarosa! Shit My Dad Says! and Len Wiseman!
  26. the hobbit
    Guillermo Del Toro Cast Himself in The HobbitHe’ll play one of the monsters, which is only fair because he designed them.
  27. spider-man 4
    Rachel McAdams: Villainess in Spider-Man 4?Rumor has it that Sam Raimi is taking a look.
  28. mad men
    Behind the Scenes of Mad Men Season FinaleVideo: interviews with creator Matthew Weiner and members of the cast.
  29. aerosmith
    Steven Tyler: Quitter, or Just Moody?When you’re in a band with somebody who insists on staying in a separate hotel, it’s not so easy to know when they’ve decided to quit.
  30. Britney Rattled by False Reports That Fans Stormed Out on Her for Lip-SynchingShe does lip-synch, but did you really go to hear her sing? Or did you just go to see her be nutty? Because she does that like a champ.
  31. the industry
    Jake Gyllenhaal May or May Not Be Inside YouPlus: Eminem! The Jonas Brothers! And ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’!
  32. precious
    Too Early to Say, But Precious Is Poised for Indie Box-Office GreatnessWill ‘Precious’ become the next ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ or the next ‘The Aristocrats,’ which did well in limited release and then tanked?
  33. avatar
    Fox Hedges James Cameron’s Avatar, Price Tag Nears $500 MillionWe never thought of ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel’ as a super-secret weapon … until now.
  34. up all night
    Kutcher, Moore, Aniston, Crudup and Others Kick Off 24 Hour Play FestivalReady or not, the actors hit the stage tomorrow at 8 p.m.
  35. the industry
    Lady Gaga Meets Gossip GirlPlus: Justin Timberlake! Bradley Cooper! The new ‘Daily Show’!
  36. spider-man
    Friday Is Judgment Day for Spider-Man, the MusicalCan director Julie Taymor use dental floss and safety pins to save her show?
  37. tour dates
    Jay-Z Announces the Second Leg of His Blueprint 3 TourAnd he’s bringing Young Jeezy along for the ride to open for him.
  38. Brüno Deleted Scene: Using Mexican Gardeners As Furniture Doesn’t Faze Pete RosePete Rose has a pretty reasonable excuse for not wanting to eat sushi off a naked man’s body.
  39. kudos
    Beyoncé Cleans Up at Euro VMAs; Jay-Z Is Relegated to the Urban CategoryEminem took home Best Male to Jay-Z’s Best Urban honors. How is Jigga supposed to feel about that?
  40. the industry
    Johnny Depp to Possibly Take a VacationPlus: Anthony Hopkins! Meryl Streep’s Daughter! Mario Lopez!
  41. bel ami
    Can Nicole Kidman Really Say No to Starring In an Erotic Thriller With Robert Pattinson?And what if said erotic thriller were produced by King Midas himself, Simon Fuller, the man behind ‘American Idol’ and the Spice Girls?
  42. toyetic
    Hollywood Wants to Know What’s Easier Than Merchandizing Films About ToysThe answer: Not a thing. And Mr. Potato Head is laughing all the way to the bank.
  43. honky tonk blues
    Band Hero’s Gwen Stefani Sings Covers, Real Gwen Stefani SuesThe creators of the video game Band Hero are being sued by the members of No Doubt because the band didn’t realize it was being made into a “virtual karaoke circus act.”
  44. trailer mix
    Salt Trailer Finds New Ways to Capitalize on Angelina Jolie’s Sex AppealJust imagine what this would’ve looked like had they kept Tom Cruise in the lead role.