Buzz Bites (3/9/12): Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie To Star In ‘Duets’ Competition TV Show

Kelly Clarkson to star with Robin Thicke and Lionel Richie in ‘Duets’ talent competition.

+ Add another music talent competition to your TV schedule. “Duets” premieres this summer on ABC. The show will feature Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and Lionel Richie dueting with contestants. (Billboard)

+ Adam Lambert stopped by KISS 106.1 to chat about Trespassing. The host¬†asked what the exact new release date would be, and Lambert said, “I don’t know… Mapril’s what I keep telling everyone.” Um, glad that’s cleared up. Peep the interview. (Idolator)

+The Monkees Davy Jones’ private funeral service was held yesterday near his Florida home. It was attended by immediate family. Two public memorials are planned, one next week in his native Manchester, England, and another as yet unannounced location in the U.S. (MTV News)

+ Watch Taylor Swift‘s performance of her “The Hunger Games” song contribution, “Safe And Sound,” in Brisbane, Australia. Side note: gorgeous dress, Tay. WANT. (Idolator)

+ Peep “American Idol” mentor Mary J. Blige singing her new single, “Why,” and last season’s runner-up, Lauren Alaina, performing her song “Georgia Peaches” during last night’s live results show. (Billboard)

+ Check out a new clip from LCD Soundsystem‘s forthcoming documentary “Shut Up And Play The Hits.” It features a scene from one of their swan song concerts at Madison Square Garden and an interview snippet with frontman James Murphy. (Pitchfork)

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