Plus: Jonas Brothers Cancel Show, Abdul Picks Judges

October 12, 2010 5:03 PM ET

Jonas Brothers Cancel Mexico Show
The Jonas Brothers have canceled their October 21st concert in Monterrey, Mexico following a recent rash of drug-related violence. "While they wish to apologize to everyone who planned to attend the concert, this difficult decision was made out of their great affection and concern for their loyal fans in the region," a statement said. [CNN]

Ke$ha Announces 'Cannibal' Companion Album
Ke$ha will expand on her debut album Animal with a nine-song companion disc called Cannibal. The album will be sold starting on November 22nd as both a standalone disc and packaged with the deluxe edition of Animal. First single "We R Who We R" hits radio today. [MTV]

Paula Abdul Announces Judges for Dance Show
Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul has revealed who will join her on the panel of her new CBS dance competition Live to Dance: Choreographer Travis Payne and singer/dancer Kimberly Wyatt. Andrew Gunsberg will host for the show, which does not yet have a premiere date. [Reuters]

Third Trial Set for Minnesota Mom Vs. RIAA
A third trial has been set for the RIAA's infringement lawsuit against Minnesota mother-of-four Jammie Thomas-Rasset, who was hit with a $1.92 million fine following her second trial for downloading 1,702 songs from peer-to-peer service Kazaa. The trial will start on November 2nd. [Digital Media Wire]

Plus: Patti Smith nominated for National Book Award, Jack White honors Loretta Lynn and more.

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