Even though the MTV Newsroom is still a little bit jet-lagged from last weekend’s trips to Chicago for the launch of the Jonas Brothers’ tour and for Lollpalooza, we still hit the ground running this week, delivering big stories about some of the most massive stars in pop music, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Weezer and Kanye West. There were also a number of other pop culture moments that made their way onto the blog. So before you fire up the barbecue, head to the cinema to see “The Expendables” or just sit in a hammock doing the Jumble, be sure to check out everything you might have missed on the MTV Newsroom Blog this week. And be sure to join us again on Monday, when we’ll do it all over again.
» Why would anybody throw a bottle at Justin Bieber? We had a few theories.
» Weezer revealed that their new album will be called Hurley and feature a photo of Jorge Garcia on the cover.
» Just in case you weren’t around last weekend, be sure to take a look at all of our Lollapalooza coverage, including lunch with Semi Precious Weapons and a madcap ride in a golf cart with Eric from Foxy Shazam.
» We celebrated the anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” with a salute to this totally amazing De La Soul video.
» Katy Perry unleashed her vengeance on former boyfriend Travie McCoy with the biting “Circle the Drain.”
» Perry also felt the ire of MTV News’ James Montgomery, because he won’t get free ice cream but people in Australia will.
» Not to hit you too hard with it, but Kanye West has the best Twitter feed of all time!
» That Jet Blue flight attendant lost it and turned one incident into a legendary moment — just like Fiona Apple.
» MTV News’ Jim Cantiello went to see Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard in concert and bore witness to an exorcism.
» Don’t forget that the coundtown to the 2010 VMAs has begun.
» Though it seems innocent, apparently Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” is constantly tearing people apart.