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GOOD WEEK/ BAD WEEK

David Byrne

The singer settled with politician Charlie Crist over an unauthorized use of "Road to Nowhere."

The Winklevii

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss lost their lawsuit demanding a larger settlement from Facebook.

STYLE

Vital Fluids

Milan-based Blood Concept is releasing four scents inspired by the red stuff in our veins. Aptly named A, B, AB and O, the perfumes don't contain any real plasma but have metallic notes that hint at the smell of blood. On the fragrance wheel, they fall somewhere between gory and painful.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS EXPANDS PLAYLIST

Each year since 2000, the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress (LOC) has added 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" songs, albums and sounds. The newest crop includes everything from De La Soul's 1989 hip-hop disc 3 Feet High and Rising to biologists' 1970 recordings of humpback songs, which led to a greater understanding of whale intelligence and spurred the Save the Whales campaign. Other works included in the LOC are Mort Sahl's At Sunset--the first stand-up-comedy recording--and 1908's "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

TELEVISION

More GTL For MTV

To (fist-)pump up ratings during the few months when Jersey Shore does not air, MTV has picked up two spin-offs. In one, cameras will follow Pauly D as he tries to build his DJ career; in the other, Snooki and Jwoww will do what they do best: absolutely nothing.

2010 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS INDUCTEES

2010 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS INDUCTEES

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game," Edward Meeker, accompanied by the Edison Orchestra (1908)

"Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground," Blind Willie Johnson (1927)

3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul (1989)

Aja, Steely Dan (1977)

The Music from Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini (1959)

Let's Stay Together, Al Green (1971)

Songs of the Humpback Whale (1970)

"Stand by Your Man," Tammy Wynette (1968)

VERBATIM

'You are the coolest man on Earth. How the f did you get like that?'

GWYNETH PALTROW, actress-singer, in a fawning interview with rapper Jay-Z on his new lifestyle website, Life + Times; Paltrow has a similar site called Goop

STUNTS

Pavlik the Magnificent

Soccer fans grieved when Paul the Octopus--the tank dweller with scarily accurate World Cup picks--untangled his tentacles from this mortal coil. But another clairvoyant cephalopod is set to take his place. A Ukrainian aquarium has unveiled Pavlik, who will "learn" to be psychic in time for the Euro 2012 tourney.

MUSIC

U2 Is No. 1

U2's 360 Tour is on track to become the highest-grossing concert tour ever. With revenue expected to top $700 million, it will beat out current record holders the Rolling Stones and their measly $550 million Bigger Bang Tour. Just think how many pairs of sunglasses Bono can buy now.

VERBATIM

'Broken? Good God, man, it's a bag of bones!'

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