Buzz Bites (5/22/13): Blake Shelton’s Arranging An NBC Benefit Concert For Tornado Victims

Blake Shelton's arranging NBC benefit concert for tornado victims; Jonas Brothers to play "Miss USA" Pageant, co-hosted by Nick Jonas; and One Direction to release first official book in today's Buzz Bites.

Blake Shelton and NBC are organizing a benefit concert for Oklahoma’s tornado victims.

+ “The Voice” judge and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton announced that he and NBC are coordinating a benefit concert for victims of the Oklahoma tornado. “We’ll know more about it in the next 24 hours,” he said, adding, “It will be televised and will happen really quickly.” (MTV News)

+ Jonas Brothers have been tapped to perform at the “Miss USA” pageant, which Nick Jonas will also cohost! The show airs June 16 on NBC. (Idolator)

+ Check out the cover of One Direction‘s forthcoming book, “Where We Are: Our Band, Our Story.” Their first official book traces their journey over the last year and a half. It will be released Aug. 27. (E!)

Miguel is readying a second installment of his Art Dealer Chic EP series, which he’ll make available for free online as he did with the first volume. “It’ll be [released in] July, August, and September,” he said. (Billboard)

+ It’s been eight years since Will Smith has put out an album, and it looks like Kanye West may be nudging him to get back in the studio. “I might get the bug. I’m not gonna do it unless I’m truly inspired, but ‘Ye’s been pushing me a little bit,” Will said. (MTV News)

+ When Demi Lovato sees a good opportunity, she takes it! Demi recently spotted Ben Stiller in the street, and she made sure to let him know Demi was available now. “Ben Stiller, buy my new album on iTunes. It’s out now. It’ll give you a ‘Heart Attack!’” she yelled while driving by him. (Popdust)

+ Trevor Bolder, the longtime Uriah Heep bassist, who also played with David Bowie on several of his seminal albums, lost his battle with cancer yesterday. He was 62. (Billboard)

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