First Dibs: Is Harry Connick Jr. A New American Idol Judge?

Did a chipmunk attack Carrie Underwood’s husband? Is Lil Wayne’s new mixtape finally out? What was the last prank the boys of One Direction played on one another?

  • Harry Connick Jr. is joining American Idol as a judge. The announcement is good news for fans who noticed that Connick actually gave honest and amusingly biting critique to the contestants when he guest mentored last season. [Rolling Stone]
  • A chipmunk got into Carrie Underwood’s house and it bit her husband, Mike Fisher. Underwood posted a Vine clip where she asks Fisher to save the chipmunk before it bites him and not to hurt it. [People]
  • After a brief delay, Lil Wayne’s new mix tape, Dedication 5, is officially out. The tape features 29 tracks and appearances by T.I., 2 Chainz and more. [Rap-Up]
  • One Direction’s tour documentary, This Is Us, is in movie theaters this weekend and the film shows a softer side of the band–as well as their prankster side. The guys chatted with MTV News about their favorite songs and the last pranks they pulled on one another. [MTV News]

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