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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 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)