Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
Usher ‘Got a Good Laugh’ From Fan’s Kick to Face
During a concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday, a fan accidentally kicked Usher in the face after being brought onstage, but the R&B star is now laughing the incident off. “In all my years, this is one of the most interesting experiences. I got a kick out of it!” he says. “It looked worse than it actually was. My audience and I a got a good laugh. ( Us)
‘Glee’ Snags Three SAG Nominations
After scoring five Golden Globes nominations earlier this week, “Glee” picked up three nods for the Screen Actors Guild Awards when nominations were announced today. The show’s ensemble was nominated for outstanding performance in a comedy series, while Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch were also nominated in acting categories. The SAG Awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 30. ( SAG Awards)
Don Cheadle Starring in Miles Davis Biopic?
Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle has reportedly help oversee a film script that chronicles the life of jazz great Miles Davis, a project that the actor hopes to eventually star in. “We just turned in the script and we’re going to find some money to make this thing,” says Cheadle, who has tapped Herbie Hancock for the film’s score. ( The Hollywood Reporter)
Dave Grohl Appearing in New ‘Muppets Movie’
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has reportedly been tapped to make a cameo in “The Muppets Movie,” a reboot of the puppet franchise set to hit theaters Nov. 23, 2011. Amy Adams, Rashida Jones and Chris Cooper will also appear in the film, which stars Jason Segel. ( Rolling Stone)
50 Cent Investing in 3D Glasses
After scoring a nice payday by investing in Vitamin Water, 50 Cent has announced that his next business venture will be with Gunnar Optiks, which specializes in 3D glasses and “digital performance eyewear.” The fashionable lenses are retailing between $70 and $200. ( Fast Company)
Los Tigres del Norte Coming to MTV Tr3s’ “Unplugged”
Regional Mexican legends Los Tigres del Norte will bring special guests Juanes, Calle 13, Andres Calamaro and Zack de la Rocha out for a special performance on “MTV Unplugged” on MTV Tr3s. “Los Tigres del Norte and Friends: MTV Unplugged” is set to tape in Los Angeles in the first quarter of 2011.
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz)