March Madness, Chris Brown And A Jaw-Dropping ‘American Idol’: This Week’s Deep Cuts

Another busy week is in the book, and next week promises to be even more eventful, as there are a number of surprises in store that we can’t talk about yet but are certain to keep you glued to your computer screen. In the meantime, you should spend this weekend watching more intense NCAA basketball action, standing in line to see “Sucker Punch,” playing games of Cat-opoly or just thinking up awesome new fillings for burritos. Before you do all that, be sure to check out all of the great stuff you might have missed this week on the MTV Newsroom blog.

» MTV’s Musical March Madness marches on, with second round voting running through the weekend and closing on Sunday night at midnight. Vote for all of your favorite artists here!

» Chris Brown had an interesting week that saw him release an excellent new album, throw a tantrum at “Good Morning America,” lose a publicist and stop off for a quick game of basketball.

» “American Idol” also had a particularly nutty week, as the performance episode contained some of the season’s best work and perhaps one of the best performances in the show’s history.

» And then the next night, Casey Abrams found himself at the bottom of the voting heap only to later pick up the elusive judges’ save.

» “The Celebrity Apprentice” continues to be one of the best shows on television, and the latest episode featured as much Gary Busey as anyone could handle.

» Jon “Bones” Jones won himself a light heavyweight championship and became the youngest ever UFC titleholder.

» Britney Spears revealed some interesting facts about herself you might not have known. The most surprising, according to the readers? She doesn’t own a cell phone.

» Veteran rock journalist Neil Strauss talked about his extremely intimate conversations with the likes of Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love.

» The Strokes dropped their new album Angles, which was very well-received by the critics.

» Finally, “Jersey Shore” had its season finale, which means you have a few months to bone up on your Italian before the gang returns to the airwaves.