Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
Disney Channel's 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation
It was bound to happen: All the Disney Channel's teen idols would eventually grow up, and the shows would be no more. Not only is "Hannah Montana" finishing its final season and Demi Lovato's "Sonny with a Chance" on shaky ground since the singer/actress' recent treatment for an eating disorder, but the Jonas Brothers' show "Jonas L.A." may face cancellation. The show's director, Paul Hoen, said via his Twitter account on Nov. 6, "No more Jonas LA." Hoen has since deleted the post, and the show's rep has not commented. (Hollywood Life)
Christina Aguilera Linked to New Beau
Recent photos link the newly-divorced Christina Aguilera to Matthew D. Rutler, a set assistant on her upcoming film "Burlesque." According to sources, their relationship began as friendship and recently transitioned into romantic territory. The couple was spotted while on a double date with couple Nicole Ritchie and Joel Madden on Friday (Nov. 5). (People)
Lil Wayne Barred From Alcohol and Drugs for Three Years
According to recently obtained probation documents, Lil Wayne is prohibited from consuming any alcohol, illegal drugs, toxic vapors or controlled substances for the next three years, starting today (Nov. 8). Wayne is also required to undergo drug and alcohol testing, per his probation terms. If violated, he could return to jail to serve the remainder of his term. ( TMZ)
Danger Mouse Records Spaghetti Western-Inspired Album
Danger Mouse keeps fans guessing with his new project, called Rome, which focuses on spaghetti western and Italian film score-inspired music. Danger Mouse, aka Brian Burton, recorded with Italian composer Daniele Luppi for the currently untitled album, which features guest vocals from Norah Jones and Jack White. ( The Guardian)
Wolf Blitzer to Track 2010 Soul Train Awards on 'The Situation Room'
Wolf Blitzer is bringing his "Situation Room" to the 2010 Soul Train Awards. In a nod to his popular CNN show, the news anchor will be tracking all the performances, winners and other highlights that will transpire during the awards show, taking place Nov. 10 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. Hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, the Soul Train Awards will feature special salutes to Anita Baker and Ron Isley, as well as performances by Erykah Badu, Ne-Yo, Faith Evans, R. Kelly, Kem, Cee Lo Green, Eric Benét, El DeBarge, and Bruno Mars, among others. The 2010 Soul Train Awards will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, Nov. 28.
'Idol' Season 9 Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox Reveals Album Details
"American Idol" season nine runner-up Crystal Bowersox revealed the album cover of her upcoming debut, titled "Farmer's Daughter," via her Twitter account today. The cover photo features the Ohio-born songstress posing on the porch of a boarded-up house with a dog. Bowersox also recently said that the album's first single will be titled "Hold On," and that "Farmers Daughter," of which she wrote roughly 90 percent, will feature a cover of the Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth." "Farmer's Daughter" hits stores Dec. 14. (@crystalbowersox, VH1)
(Reporting by Jillian Mapes, Gail Mitchell and Walter Frazier)