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The Ready Set and Pete Wentz parody 'The Godfather' in new video-EXCLUSIVE

Has The Ready Set—a.k.a. Jordan Witzigreuter, the artist behind the clap-your-hands-and-sing-along “Love Like Woe”— allowed his Top 40 success to go to his head?

Probably not, but he has let his obsession with The Godfather run rampant in a new video guest-starring pop-punk poster boy Pete Wentz that is exclusively available at EW: READ FULL STORY

Pete Wentz announces new band Black Cards. Are you excited?

Pete-WentzImage Credit: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images[Former?] Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz has quietly rolled out a new band called Black Cards via the internet over the past week (Prince does not like this); today, there’s a longer note from Wentz on blackcardsmusic.com, and two short streaming song clips.

The message reads, in part: “The takeover, the break is indeed over. As you may’ve read about over the last week, I’ve got a new band called Black Cards. When FOB went on hiatus, I wasn’t really sure what to do with myself. I know I wanted to keep travelling the world with my family. We had been to Jamaica recently. I spent a lot of time hanging around the beaches and I started to get inspired again… I started collaborating via email with my friend Sam [Hollander], who I knew from working on [2006 Gym Class Heroes album] ‘As Cruel as School Children’. He had been listening to a lot of old British stuff and we mashed that with the island vibe in the studio. I wanted to try a female vocalist cos I couldn’t imagine trying to replace Patrick… I know this won’t be for everyone but honestly it’s a chance for me to try something different. I remain Fall Out Boy’s #1 fan.”

You can hear snippets of the Lily Allen-ish “Club Called Heaven” and “Beating In My Chest” on the band’s site, though you won’t find anything there on the identity of the female voice fronting the dance-pop clips, or the plans for a full-length release. We’re trying to wrangle Wentz into a chat about the project — as well as unmask his collaborators — but in the meantime, Mixers, what do you think? Have you missed the Wentz? Ready to try this band, or do you just want Fall Out Boy back? And does anyone have any guesses on who’s singing?

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mtvU Woodie Awards: College students vote their favorite artists (Kings of Leon! Matt and Kim!) of 2009

The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards penetrate dorm-room televisions this Friday night. Now, mtvU is a campus-only cable network, so this awards show is targeted to those seeking higher education: i.e., it is something kids watch before leaving their rooms, finding a party and making some questionable decisions.

So if you wanna know what your missing,  here it is: Woodies are golden logs given to musicians based upon student votes from across the country. According to MTV, the Woodies give us the pulse of the trend-setting campus crowd. Some of the featured artists at the ’09 Woodies are indeed of the up-and-coming variety—Passion Pit, Never Shout Never—and some were alt-music standbys present, like Death Cab for Cutie, Jack White and Clipse. But there was one thing I know for certain: You should question the indie cred of any show that provides two separate bottles of hair product on every sink in the bathroom.

All questions of “alternative-ness” aside, however, the performances were top notch. The show’s fantastic kickoff featured moving cameras following the Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim as they biked through the heart of Manhattan (in real time) and into the Roseland Ballroom, where they hopped off their bikes and jumped right into singing their college-radio hit “Lessons Learned” as audiences cheered along.

You might remember that song from its infamous music video—the indie twosome walk through Times Square shedding layers of clothing until they are completely nekkid in front of droves of gawking tourists. But in case you forgot:

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