Today at Flavorpill, we learned to expect weird and heavy tunes from M.I.A.’s new album. Vague, but we’ll take any information at this point. We thought these clocks would be perfect space savers for our tiny New York City apartments. We were amused by Dame Edna’s take on “Single Ladies” — fantastic sequined dress and back-up dancers. We quickly placed our orders for a copy of Sherman Alexie’s book War Dances, which just won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. We did our best to ignore the Sarah Palin TV wars, and we’re hoping we’ll at least get some Tina Fey out of the situation. We salivated over Steve McQueen’s record collection in the Life archives. We were disappointed to hear that Frances McDormand and John Malkovich signed on for Transformers 3 (really guys?), but at least we’ll officially have our weekly dose of Alan Cumming on The Good Wife. And finally, we were prepared to die happy with the news that Steven Klein will be directing Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” video. Bring on the next phase of Gaga!