Billboard Bits: J.Lo Goes Diva In 'Idol' Negotiations, 'Glee' Brings In 'Rocky Horror' Alums
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"American Idol" Did Not Meet J.Lo's Demands
Although she will receive a handsome deal for becoming a judge on "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez's demands for a $15 million pay check and guaranteed TV/film deals were not met by Fox and "Idol" producers, Deadline reports. The singer/actress, whose decision to join "Idol" as a judge was first reported in July, will receive $12 million for her spot, as well as an overall deal with Fox. The delay of the formal announcement of this season's "Idol" judges has reportedly been pushed in order to coordinate with the mid-September release of J.Lo's first single on Island Def Jam. (Deadline.com)
Kanye West Booed During VMA Performance
Although Kanye West left the stage to wild applause and a "Kanye! Kanye!" chant after his performance at last night's MTV VMAs, his premiere of new track "Runaway" began with the audience booing the controversial rapper, according to Us Magazine. Although the jeers couldn't be heard on the telecast, show runners apparently had to quickly persuade friendlier fans to cheer on West and drown out his detractors. (Us)
Original "Rocky Horror" Cast Members to Appear on "Glee"
Meat Loaf and Barry Bostwick, who starred as Eddie and Brad Majors in the 1975 classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show," will lend their talents to "Glee" next month for the show's tribute to the film, E! reports. The Oct. 26 episode has tapped Bostwick and Meat Loaf to play TV station managers who proposition Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch). Susan Sarandon is also rumored to be interested in joining in on the choral fun, but nothing official has been inked. (E! Online)
Lady Gaga Inks Fragrance Deal
Lady Gaga has signed a licensing deal with beauty company Coty to issue fragrances under her moniker, Perez Hilton reports. The pop singer's first products are expected to go on sale in the spring of 2012. ( Perez Hilton)
Die Antwoord Ready Debut Album
South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord announced on their website on Friday (Sept. 10) that they will be releasing their debut album, "$0$," on Oct. 12, according to Pitchfork. The Cherrytree/Interscope release will be a retooled version of the album that the group issued on their website earlier this year. (Pitchfork)
Surfer Blood Signs to Warner Bros.
Florida indie rockers Surfer Blood have signed to Warner Bros. Records, according to Pitchfork. The next Surfer Blood full-length will be released via both Warner Bros. and Kanine, the band's former label. (Pitchfork)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz, Megan Vick and Jillian Mapes)