MUSIC ROUNDUP: Akon and T-Pain's Animated Lunch Meeting

04/04/2008 AT 02:20 PM EDT



• Curious about what rappers Akon and T-Pain would eat during a lunch meeting? Well, wonder no longer – sort of. In a new animated, comic video, the folks at Super Deluxe imagine a musical meeting at a mall featuring sushi and a cameo from an animated Snoop Dogg. After watching, we're haunted by two words: butternut reduction.

• Think Grammy 50th anniversary madness came and left in February? Think again! NARAS is extending its reach with a new tour, sponsored by T-Mobile, that brings Grammy approved artists across the country for five intimate concerts in Chicago, New York, Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles. Missy Elliott, John Legend, Seal and others are headlining these semi-private shows.

• Rapper Lil Jon has started his own wine label called Little Jonathan Winery, which will sell chardonnay and merlot. Word is that "Crunk Juice" was already taken by an esteemed French vineyard.

Welcome to the Dollhouse – more like Welcome to the Doghouse! Diddy's Making the Band supergroup Danity Kane's latest album has been knocked out of the No. 1 slot in the Billboard charts thanks to competition from the latest Making the Band project, Day26.

• Celine Dion is clearing the air: She didn't cancel her Beijing concert – scheduled for April 13 – because of a fear of sandstorms. She canceled it because she was worried she didn't have enough security. The good news for Chinese music lovers: Celine Dion's concert is still canceled.
Brian Orloff

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