Buzz Bites (8/17/12): Joe Jonas Talks New Music Reality Show, ‘The Next’

Joe Jonas talks about new show “The Next,” which debuted last night.

+ Joe Jonas‘ new show “The Next” premiered last night on CW; it also stars Gloria Estefan, Nelly, and John Rich. Each star mentors and moves in with local acts. “You have Gloria Estefan on a tractor, I’m babysitting 15 crazy kids, John Rich is working at Under Armour… we’re thrown into these people’s lives to get them ready for a live performance,” Joe explains. (MTV News)

+ Mariah Carey will perform “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” and No Doubt will perform “Settle Down” for the NFL’s season’s kickoff concert on Sept. 5, which will be held at New York City’s 30 Rockefeller Center. (Rap-Up)

+ Check out Lil Wayne‘s fan-created mixtape cover for Dedication 4. The artwork was designed by Jesse Diebolt, and the set should drop next week, though Weezy says it’s still not done. “I’ve been skating and s***, falling and breaking s***… But I give it to you like next week,” he says. (Idolator)

+ Cee Lo Green guest stars in Nickelodeon’s “How To Rock” on Saturday. Check out some clips from the episode. (Just Jared Jr.)

+ Today Russian courts will decide the fate of jailed Russian female punk trio P**** Riot, who may be jailed for three years for their politically charged “punk prayer.” Check out Peaches‘ video for her song “Free P—- Riot!” which reportedly features The Knife, Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn & John, The Hives and more. (Pitchfork)

Bobby Brown checked himself back into rehab last week for reported alcohol abuse. “Bobby’s children and loved ones are very proud of him. We appreciate his fans prayers and well wishes,” said his wife and manager Alicia Etheredge-Brown in a statement. (Billboard)

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