R.E.M. drops two videos for "We All Go Back To Where We Belong" -- one featuring Kirsten Dunst, the other with poet John Giorno.
LAURA VEIRS is advance streaming Tumble Bee.
DAVID LYNCH is advance streaming Crazy Clown Time.
SONGS THAT SCARE, courtesy of All Songs Considered.
THE SCREAM STREAM, courtesy of Folk Alley.
IT CAME FROM CREEPSYLVANIA: Ghoul's Haunted House Soundtrack.
THE DECEMBERISTS drop "I 4 U & U 4 Me," an uptempo cut from their forthcoming EP, Long Live The King.
TOM WAITS drops "Tell Me" -- a bonus cut from Bad As Me.
PEARL JAM: Cameron Crowe pieced together video for "Not For You" to accompany his 20th anniversary documentary.
GQ's music issue has posted inteviews with PJ Harvey, Keith Richards, Jim James, Loutallica, and the Black Keys, with more to come.
THE HORRORS: They're big in Mexico.
CRAIG FINN (The Hold Steady) writes about DC's early 80s hardcore scene for The Guardian.
BRIAN WILSON talks to the L.A. Times about making In The Key of Disney.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Puss In Boots tops the Halloween weekend chart with 34 million, the latest in a line of rather tepid openings for DreamWorks animation (including How to Train Your Dragon, which went on to make 500 million worldwide). Paranormal Activity 3 slid 65 percent, but still took in 18.5 million, for an 81.3 million total against a 5 million budget. In Time took the third slot with 12 million, about what gurus expected, against a 40 million budget. Footloose came in fourth with 5.4 million; this will be profitable, but nowhere near the hit the original was. The Rum Diary rounds out the Top Five with 5 million against a 50 million budget; this may end up a flop, even accounting for Johnny Depp's worldwide fanbase.
KRISTEN STEWART revealed that the sex scene she filmed with Robert Pattinson in the next Twilight pic was originally so explicit, it was rated R. Pattinson joked the two may have been married accidentally while shooting the new film.
KAT DENNINGS celebrates her weirdness -- and the success of 2 Broke Girls -- with GQ.
ELISABETTA CANALLIS says she had a father-daughter relationship with George Clooney.
CONAN O'BRIEN will be officiating an on-air gay wedding this week, echoing the union between Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show nearly 42 years ago.
BOND 23 gets another casting surprise, and it's a good one.
YEMEN: Sanaa International Airport has been closed after four blasts destroyed two Yemeni fighter aircraft; the cause of the explosions has not been determined.
PAKISTAN: Prime Minister Gilani categorically said there was no permission given to the US to launch any drone strike against any target inside Pakistan's territory.
AFGHANISTAN: The US military is planning to start withdrawing troops from volatile Kandahar, shifting them to neighboring rural areas even as the Taliban shows it is capable of penetrating the city to attack, according to U.S. and Afghan military officials.
IRAQ's defense chief has said his military will not be fully ready to defend Iraq from external threats until 2020 to 2024, according to a US inspector's report released on Sunday. The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.
MASTIFF vs DUCKLINGS: Who you got?
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GRANNY vs CROCODILE: Who you got?
MOUNTAIN LION prowling DC?
BEAVER: Candaians still love it.