Ellen DeGeneres On 'Idol,' No Digital Beatles, Jay-Z To Top Charts
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.