In this Thursday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Ellen DeGeneres takes over for Paula Abdul, the Beatles stay away from digital, and Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" is poised for a chart takeover.
Talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres will become a new judge on the upcoming season of "American Idol." She'll take over for Paula Abdul, who left the show after a contract dispute. DeGeneres is a self-proclaimed "Idol" fan and incorporates music into her daytime talk show, even singing Christmas carols with Britney Spears.
Meanwhile, although they found success with their "Rock Band" game and reissued a re-mastered anthology of their work, the Beatles have not announced any intentions on making their catalog available digitally. Additionally, Jay-Z's latest album, "The Blueprint 3," is on pace to sell over 300,000 copies in its first week, which would put it No. 1 on next week's Billboard charts. Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is headlining a benefit concert tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden with proceeds going to Answer The Call: New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. The full concert will be aired live on Fuse at 9 pm/EST.