- For the past three years, pop stars have converged on the National Mall to celebrate Earth Day. But not this year. The Earth Day Network, the non-profit group that organizes the event, is taking a year off. Read more here.

- Yeah, we know hating on “American Idol” for being passe has been passe for a decade. But did Iggy Pop really have to show up on last night’s show? Even if the Stooges maestro encourages more “Idol” contestants to go shirtless and stare deeply into J-Lo’s eyes during their performances, it still doesn’t seem worth it.

Clicky shuffle - your random song for Friday morning:

- K.C. Redd feat. Take Fo Records, “Do the Mario”