Buzz Bites (1/20/12): Beyonce, Adele, Chris Brown Among NAACP Image Awards Nominees

+ NAACP Image Awards nominees include Beyoncé for Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album, while Chris Brown‘s up for Outstanding Album and Outstanding Male Artist. Adele‘s ”Someone Like You” received Outstanding Song and Video nods. (Billboard)

+ Lady Gaga and her mom’s Born This Way Foundation will launch on Feb. 29 with an event at Harvard University. The foundation will work to end bullying by encouraging youth empowerment and equality. (MTV News)

+ DMX, Swizz Beatz, Eve and The LOX are reuniting for a Ruff Ryders tour. ”We are all family and we’re going to come back stronger than when we left… It’s going to take the nation by storm,” said DMX. (MTV News)

+ Swizz Beatz’s Megaupload was shut down by the FBI yesterday. While he was not indicted, others in the company were arrested under multiple racketeering and copyright infringement charges. (MTV News)

+ A trial date has been set in April for William Balfour, the suspect accused of allegedly murdering Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, brother and nephew three and a half years ago. (MTV News)