The Morning Mix: Katherine McPhee May Return To Your TV

Becky Bain | March 2, 2010 5:30 am

Yesterday we fired up the party bus for a double-decker b-day celebration with Justin Bieber and Ke$ha — today Jon Bon Jovi and Chris Martin are celebrating their 48th and 33rd birthdays, respectively. Happy birthday, rock stars! Think Gwyneth Paltrow has a GOOP-approved recipe for a vegan birthday cake?

Did You Hear?

:: Katherine McPhee was making the rounds to promote her new album, but it looks like her recording career will be put on the back burner for a little bit — the Idol Season 5 alum nabbed the lead role in an NBC pilot called The Pink House. [Just Jared]

:: Lady Gaga offered a friendly tip to producer Mark Ronson when she heard his singing voice in the studio: “Take some lessons.” [Blackbook]

:: The-Dream and Christina Milian are the proud new parents to a baby girl, Violet. Congrats! [E! Online]

:: More baby news: Solange rents out her cutie-pie son to Auntie Beyoncé and Uncle Jay-Z. Why don’t they babysit The-Dream and Christina’s newborn as well and open up their own hip-hop daycare service? [Bossip]

:: Shirley Manson resurfaces to promote eyeglasses and canoodle with Elijah Wood. That’s all well and good, but can we pretty please have a new Garbage album already? [Pink Is The New Blog]

After the jump: a look at the hottest house band on late night TV.

Music on TV Tonight:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) – Adam Lambert:: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) – Phoenix:: Late Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) – Ludacris

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VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: Last night was Jimmy Fallon’s one-year anniversary as host of Late Night, but instead of focusing on Fallon’s “contributions” to music, let’s remember a time when The Roots weren’t just a late-night house band. Rewind to 2003 with the video for the jazz-soul fusion band’s “The Seed 2.0,” featuring Cody ChestnuTT, off the band’s Phrenology.

Ranked as the 43rd-best song of the past decade, the song is a uptempo cover of the original “The Seed”, which appeared on ChestnuTT’s Headphone Masterpiece, and although the beat has been polished (and enlivened by ?uestlove’s drums) for the remake, the oh-so-subtle lyrics “I push my seed into her bush for life” remain intact. You think if The Roots sang that one on Late Night, NBC censors would catch it?

Have a great day!