Buzz Bites (1/26/12): Watch Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ Tour

+ Peep Kelly Clarkson backstage in her behind-the-scenes video from her “Stronger” tour. She hangs with fans, signs autographs and does a warm-up cheer before her performances, natch. (Neon Limelight)

+ Lady Gaga stalkers fans might catch a glimpse of their hero at an Italian eatery in NYC. Her parents opened Joanne Trattoria, though papa Joseph Germanotta warns, “If they’re expecting to come in here and see Grammys and pictures… it’s not going to happen.” (Billboard)

+ M.I.A. is set to drop a “Bad Girls” video and single on Monday, from her “Vicki Leekx” mixtape. She’s also rumored to join Madonna and Nicki Minaj during the Super Bowl halftime show. (Rap-Up)

+ Nick Jonas made his Broadway premiere in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” this week. Peep him hanging with fans before he heads into the theater. (Just Jared Jr.)

+ Because we really need more “discovering talent” reality TV, Simon Cowell has teamed up with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s production company to launch a competition to discover the next big DJ. (Idolator)

+ James Mercer says while things have changed (namely his backing band), The Shins are still The Shins, telling MTV News, “Wanting to work with new people and wanting to stay engaged in the whole exploration of music is sort of what I’m doing now.” (MTV News)

+ Wilco goes seriously old-school with the black-and-white animated treatment of their new video for “Dawned on Me.” The cartoon band hangs out with Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and more of the old cartoon gang. That’s how you do retro. (Billboard)