MTV Child Porn?- American Idol Falls- Michael Jackson Disappoints- Glee Valentine- Adam Lambert Plans New CD- Aaron Carter in Rehab- Amy Winehouse Cee Lo Duet?- more

01/24/2011
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The Day in Pop Digest for 1/24/11: (BBC) The MTV US version of hit UK teen drama Skins has caused controversy after a parents' group branded it "dangerous". The Parents Television Council (PTC) claimed Skins may break child porn laws - and has asked the US government to investigate. more

(Billboard) Averaging 22.6 million viewers with a 7.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, "American Idol" was down 12 percent among total viewers and 16 percent in the demo, compared to the 8-9 p.m. hour Wednesday's season ten premiere more

(Jam!) Former American Idol hopeful Nikki McKibbi's pop career was doomed early on when she rebuked Simon Cowell for a comment he made about her eyes, according to a new book. more

(Jam!) Michael Jackson's mother has launched a legal battle with the King of Pop's concert promoters, insisting they ignored life-threatening activities that were going on behind closed doors at the star's rented mansion - and resulted in his death. more

(Billboard) The new Michael Jackson album has not been the smash hit that was expected. Billboard reports that "while in its first five weeks "Michael" has sold a respectable -- especially in this industry climate -- 434,000, the figure pales next to that of "This Is It," which sold 890,000 in its first five weeks." more

(Billboard) Glee's Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schuester) recently revealed the setlist for the show's Valentine's Day episode, which will air Feb. 8. Among the songs to be featured in the episode include Katy Perry's "Firework," to be performed by Rachel Berry/Lea Michele. more

(Jam!) Former teen star Aaron Carter has checked into rehab to treat "emotional and spiritual issues." The 23-year-old has been receiving treatment at a private facility in California more

(NME) Amy Winehouse has reportedly recorded a duet with Cee Lo Green for her new album. The Daily Star claims that the pair recorded the song in St Lucia, where the singer owns a house more

(Billboard) Adam Lambert says he's taking his time to avoid a sophomore slump on his follow-up to debut "For Your Entertainment." "I'm in talks, so it's all kind of being conceptualized right now, and what we're hoping for is maybe by the fall," Lambert said recently. more

(Jam!) Country star Eddie Montgomery has been given the best news as he prepares to return to the stage after taking time off to battle cancer - he has beaten the disease. more

(BBC) Zsa Zsa Gabor is allowed home from hospital eight days after having her right leg amputated, her spokesman says. more

(Yahoo) Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav is bringing the flavor of chicken to Iowa. Flav's Fried Chicken opens Monday in Clinton, Iowa. Flav has been there preparing for the launch and told the Clinton Herald he'll visit often for promotions and even work the fryer. more

(NME) Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass has been hospitalised in Tokyo with an ankle injury. The band's spokesperson told NME that Glass was injured on their European tour towards the end of last year, with the singer aggravating the injury in Tokyo. more

(Billboard) R&B singer Monica recently confessed that she and beau, L.A. Laker Shannon Brown, were married in a secret wedding held at their residence on November 22 of last year. more

(Billboard) Madonna and Prince have supposedly squashed their long-standing beef -- or are at least at some level of peace with each other. more

(BBC) The King's Speech wins the best film accolade at the Producers Guild of America Awards, beating off competition from Oscars favourite the Social Network. more

(Billboard) In the wake of disappointing first-week sales for her latest album, "Calling All Hearts," singer and former reality show star Keyshia Cole announced she has fired her longtime manager, Manny Halley. more

(Yahoo) The super-catchy, definitely-funky guitar-and-horns riff that serves as the basis for the song, "How You Like Me Now?" played throughout the movie, The Fighter, might be on its way toward being the most litigated few notes of music...ever. more

(Jam!) Nicki Minaj was officially kicked out of a London hotel on Friday after bosses became annoyed with the growing number of fans crowding the venue to catch a glimpse of the star. more

(Jam!) Former Spice Girls star Emma Bunton celebrated her 35th birthday in style on Friday - with an engagement ring. more

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