THE TEENAGERS are "Feeling Better" with help from fan footage.
PAUL WELLER talks to Pitchfork about the various twists and turns of his career at age 50.
ANNUALS have made "Confessor" downloadable at AnnualSpace.
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO is profiled by the L.A. Times, with the near-inevitable comeback angle.
ALINA SIMONE does the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, one previously unreleased.
SPOON frontman Britt Daniel debuted new songs like "Who Backs Your Money" at Music Fest North West.
MAGAZINE will reunite for two gigs next year.
AIMEE MANN talks to the Baltimore Sun about the characters in the short stories on her new album, @#%&*! Smilers.
THAO NGUYEN plays a four-song, Tiny Desk concert for NPR.
LOCKSLEY coughs up "All Over Again" as a free download via Spinner.
RICK ASTLEY judges various "Rick Rolls" for the Guardian.
JON FAVREAU & ROBERT DOWNEY JR. spill hints about future movies during a live commentary session for Iron Man. Video Q&A here and here.
JOSH HARTNETT is taking the Daily Mirror newspaper to court for alleging he had a "sexual dalliance" in a public area of a London hotel. Even with the UK's plaintiff-friendly libel law, this strikes me as risky, unless he wasn't really in the hotel.
JESSICA SIMSPON halted a performance on live television Tuesday, but I think that's better than sounding bad because you can't hear yourself. Video at the link.
MISCHA BARTON has revealed she secretly checked into rehab after her drunk driving arrest in 2007.
KATE BECKINSALE talks to OK! magazine about balancing work and family.
THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL MOVIES, as compiled by Pop Candy's Whitney Matheson. Hey hey hey hey.
CHARLIE KAUFMANN, the scribe for Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation, gets a suitable unique behind-the-scenes-of-the-artcle treatment from Wired magazine.
NORTH KOREA: US intell officials said that Kim Jong Il may have suffered a serious health setback, potentially a stroke, amid reports that the 66-year-old dictator had failed to appear at an important celebration of his country's anniversary. Maybe he's just ronery.
IRAQ: US and Iraqi officials are holding meetings to reassure Awakening and Sons of Iraq members about what the future holds for them once the Sunni-dominated citizen patrols begin reporting to the Iraqi government on Oct. 1. Bob Woodward claims that the dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the US military has used to kill terrorists -- which he reveals in his new book, depite saying that blowing the secret would get people killed. US troops foiled an insurgent terror plot against them originating in a bakery. The Financial Times has a slideshow of calm returning to Basra.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: A base-jumping dog.
GIANT PANDA CUBS are being specially cared for by a team of workers in China. Awww...some pics.
TACO the CHIHUAHUA tracks down a wanted felon, makes him drop the chalupa. Video at the link.
RARE BLONDE HEDGEHOG is returning to health after being found orphaned. Sure to attract Spiny Norman.
HORATIO the GOLDFISH has stunned his owner by spending the last five years swimming around upside down.