Did You Hear?
:: Country star Jason Aldean (who is married) apologized for a photo showing him with his hand on the hip of American Idol season 11 contestant Brittany Kerr. Aldean said he drank too much and “acted inappropriately.” Kerr also commented on her “lapse in judgment,” saying, “I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone that has been affected by this.” [People]
:: The Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Massachusetts won an online competition to have Taylor Swift perform at the school. However, the online voting was gamed by internet pranksters, so the win was ruled invalid. As a consolation, the singer donated $10,000 to the school’s music department, as did four other corporate sponsors. Swift also offered the students free tickets to see her next show in the area. [Gawker]
:: Did you know Now That’s What I Call Music is still around, despite things like iTunes, Spotify and oh, I dunno, Youtube? Well, the compilation CD series may not survive the Universal-EMI merger. Without outside investment, Now will likely fall into the “trim the fat” category. [Spin]
:: File this one under “Wait…WHY?” Grease co-stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are rekindling their onscreen chemistry by collaborating on a Christmas album. This Christmas will mark their first time making music together in 35 years, and it’s out November 13. [Entertainment Weekly]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today.
Music on TV:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — LP
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — A Fine Frenzy
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Garbage
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Morrissey
:: Conan (TBS) — Tegan & Sara
:: Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) — OneRepublic