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Digest: Foo Fighters to Release Documentary on DVD

Also: Simon Cowell close to signing 'X Factor' hosts; Kanye and Lady Gaga win at MTV O Awards

April 29, 2011 12:30 PM ET
Digest: Foo Fighters to Release Documentary on DVD
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Foo Fighters Release Documentary
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, a documentary about the band directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll, will be released digitally in the iTunes store on June 7th and on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 14th. The DVD and Blu-Ray editions will include 35 minutes of unused footage and deleted scenes. [Press release]

Simon Cowell Close to Signing 'X Factor' Hosts
Simon Cowell is in talks with Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger and High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu about becoming the hosts of the American version of his singing competition The X Factor. Neither is locked in, but Entertainment Weekly reports that both are close to signing deals before the show begins production for audition rounds on May 8th. [EW.com]

Lady Gaga and Kanye Win at MTV O Awards
Lady Gaga was the biggest winner at MTV's first O Awards, a celebration of online music culture. Gaga won for Most Innovative Artist and Must Follow Artist on Twitter, while Kanye West won for Best Tweet. Other winners include Willow Smith, Daryl Hall, Nicki Minaj and Lonely Island. [Billboard]

Weezer. Snoop Dogg to Perform at B.O.M.B. Fest
Weezer, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, George Clinton and P-Funk, Wavves, Best Coast and the New Pornographers are among the acts performing at the B.O.M.B. Fest in Hartford, Connecticut on Memorial Day weekend, May 28–29th. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Bring Our Music Back, Inc., which is committed to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives, and community support and outreach. [Press release]

Tinie Tempah Album Gets New Release Date
The release date for British rapper Tinie Tempah's American debut, Disc-Overy, has been pushed back from May 3rd to May 17th. The U.S. version of the record will include three exclusive tracks, including the single "Till I'm Gone," which features Wiz Khalifa. [Idolator]

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