Morning Mix: 3D 'Aliens' Draws a Big Crowd

  • Prince's Big L.A. Tumble? Prince is back on tour for his three-CD set -- but on his first tour date, he encountered a slew of problems.  Sound problems.  Dogged by technical difficulties all night at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, Prince apparently gave up at staging a normal concert experience and just sort of invited concertgoers up on stage for a dance party.  "1999"-style. [Reuters]

  • Clear Minds, Full Hearts -- Will They Lose?  Today's the day -- the day that we, the fledgling band of "Friday Night Lights" fans, will know the beloved show's fate for future seasons.  After a unique deal allowed "FNL" to continue for a third season by showing first on Direct TV, then on NBC, network execs from both teams planned to reboot that deal for a four-five season combo of 13 episodes each.  Theeeen there were some snags.  It's now anyone's game.  Fingers crossed! [Variety]

  • 'Monsters' Makes a Big Entrance. A big weekend in 3D movie history -- "Monsters vs. Aliens" handily defeated weekend box office competition with a $58.2 million haul.  That makes it the third-best March opening ever -- behind "300" and "Ice Age: The Meltdown." [Variety]