Hello, and welcome to the weekend! Here's what you need to know today.

1. Arsenio-Sinead he said, she said

Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor for some serious bank after she alleged on social media that he had plied Prince with drugs -- and "spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy's house."

2. The best things to eat at Long Island's Italian chain restaurants

We ate at Olive Garden, Bertucci's and all the other Italian chains on Long Island, and found some worthy dishes. Check in with our critics for ordering guidance.

3. Mother's Day freebies on Long Island

We know you love Mom and want to ensure she has a special day, so we're here to help make that happen -- and help you save some cash money. You're welcome, and word to your mother from all of us here at Newsday.com Lifestyle and Entertainment HQ.

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4. It's time to plan your summer nightlife and party calendar

Nightlife and daytime parties are hot tickets on Long Island. Follow us to find the best drinks, food, fun and laughter.

5. Weekend happenings

While you've been working all week, we've been busy planning your weekend. Check out the car cuise, stroll the art mart, take in a concert and get scorched at Wingfest. And don't forget Derby Day!