Fiona Apple will have a new album out this year. (Epic Records)

- Finally, the perfect gift for your friend who’s obsessed with desolate post-punk and Disney — the official Walt Disney World Resort Mickey Mouse/ Joy Division T-shirt.

- Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to Verizon Center on May 10. One person who is very excited? Wizards/Caps owner Ted Leonsis .

- It was kind of weird a few weeks ago when Aretha Franklin announced she was engaged, right? And it’s even weirder when, three weeks later, she announces the engagement is off, right?

- There are only two songs nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscars — “Real in Rio” and “Man or Muppet.”