March Madness, ‘American Idol’ And Snooki’s Wrestling Career: This Week’s Deep Cuts

The week is over, and it has been an incredibly hectic one here in the MTV Newsroom. March Madness has kept us captivated, and MTV’s Musical March Madness has lead to some lively discussions and incredible developments among rival acts. There’s more basketball and more voting going down over the weekend, but there will be more competition at UFC 128. We’ll be live at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, observing the spectacle that is UFC and cheering on 23-year-old light heavyweight contender Jon “Bones” Jones as he takes on reigning champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

In between voting for your favorite bands in MTV’s Musical March Madness and watching men elbow each other inside a cage, be sure to catch up with everything you might have missed on the MTV Newsroom blog this week.

» Seriously, just vote for your favorite bands in MTV’s Musical March Madness.

» “The Celebrity Apprentice” rolled on, and this week Lisa Rinna got her walking papers.

» Lady Gaga maintained her stranglehold on the Billboard Hot 100, but watch out for Katy Perry’s “E.T.”

» Do you love Snooki but are bummed that “Jersey Shore” has its season finale next week? No worries — she’ll be grappling at WrestleMania.

» With a little assistance from Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper found his way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week.

» A lot of contestants had a rough time on “American Idol,” but nobody had it rougher than latest casualty Karen Rodriguez.

» MTV News will be on the ground for Miami Music Week next week, and if you’re fortunate enough to go, be sure to follow these party tips from Swedish House Mafia.

» You know what band is almost certainly way better than your favorite band? Pantera.

» Finally, when you’re done voting for Musical March Madness, you can vote for your favorite NKOTBSB songs.