Plus: '60 Minutes' Books Gaga; VMA Date Set

November 19, 2010 4:30 PM ET

60 Minutes Interview With Lady Gaga to Air in February
Anderson Cooper said that his extended interview with Lady Gaga will air on 60 Minutes around the time of the Grammy Awards on February 13. "What's great about 60 Minutes is you spend a lot of time with the person you're profiling," Cooper said. "So to be able to spend a couple weekends with her in various places over the course of several months, it's really cool." [MTV News]

MTV Announces Dates for 2011 VMAs, Movie Awards
MTV has announced that the 28th annual Video Music Awards will take place on Sunday, August 28, and the MTV Movie Awards will be held on June 5. Both shows will air live and begin at 9 p.m. [Billboard.biz]

P.J. Harvey's New LP Due in February
P.J. Harvey's eighth studio LP is called Let England Shake and is scheduled for a February release. The album was recorded in a 19th-century church with longtime collaborators Flood, John Parish and Mick Harvey. The singer will tour behind the album, beginning in Belgium on February 18. [P.J. Harvey's official site via Consequence of Sound]

Taylor Momsen on Hiatus From Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen will begin an indefinite hiatus from the show after Monday's episode, unidentified sources told Deadline.com. While some sources said the hiatus is due to the actress' off-screen behavior, which includes her "barely-there wardrobe" and expletive-laden interviews, another source said it was a creative decision. [Deadline.com]

Plus: T.I.'s Drug Problem; Katy Perry on 'Boobgate'

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“Wake Up Everybody”

John Legend and the Roots | 2010

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