DAYBREAK POP: Katy Perry joins Michael Jackson as top hit maker

GIRL POWER: Per Billboard, “Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart leader from her Capitol Records set "Teenage Dream."

MTV IS RIGHT, SANS ‘CLEVER’: Per numerous reports, “Abercrombie & Fitch is willing to make a "substantial payment" to cast members not to wear its clothes. The Ohio-based clothing retailer that has previously been in hot water for its racy T-shirts, racy catalogs and questionable employment practices, asked "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino in a statement Tuesday to stop wearing its digs on TV because his character may be sullying its name.” MTV responded today and called it a “clever PR stunt.”

LEAST THEY HAVE A GOOD STORY TO TELL: Per the New York Post, “France's biggest film star Gerard Depardieu was thrown off a plane after urinating in front of fellow passengers when cabin crew refused to let him use the bathroom. Air France confirmed the incident took place on one of their planes in a statement Wednesday.”

YEP. CREEPY: Per ET, “This one should give you goosebumps. In his first post-Harry Potter big-screen role, Daniel Radcliffe grapples with a malevolent spirit in the spooky period piece The Woman in Black. Get a first look at the trailer!

EXPECTING IT TO DO WHAT? Per the AP, “Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel are expecting their first child. Swedish Royal Court spokeswoman Annika Sonnerberg said Victoria, 34, is expected to give birth sometime in March next year.”

SHE USED TO BE ON GENERAL HOSPITAL: Per Life & Style, “Actor David Cross has more to celebrate than just the upcoming Arrested Development film: David's rep confirms to Life & Style that he's marrying longtime girlfriend Amber Tamblyn! The couple, who have been dating since 2009, have managed to keep their engagement a secret longer than most Hollywood duos.”

THIS IS SURREAL WHY? Per PerezHilton, “A Perezcious reader was in the audience of Beyonce's show last night in New York and shared with us this surreal tidbit - Beyonce uses a teleprompter.”
GOOD TIMING: Per Deadline, “EXCLUSIVE: In its second sale this season, Bruckheimer TV has set up a Navy SEALs drama at ABC with a put pilot commitment. The untitled project, from Life creator/executive producer Rand Ravich, is based on the lives of Navy SEALs and their families.”{ }

POLITICO BLINK: “Someone from “Dancing With the Stars” is calling Bill Clinton’s name. Professional dancer Cheryl Burke said she’d love the former president to be her partner on the show.”

PUNK OUT: “Per Rolling Stone, “New Jersey horror punk legends the Misfits will return with their first album of new material in over a decade this fall. The band have announced that The Devil's Rain, a new disc produced by veteran punk producer Ed Stasium, will hit stores on October 4th on their own Misfits Records.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood