Joe Jonas is the latest music star to mentor hopefuls. Jonas, 22, joins Gloria Estefan, John Rich and Nelly on a new CW show, The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep (premiering Thursday). The singers live with a contestant for 72 hours to prepare him or her to compete for a record deal. “We really spend one-on-one time with each artist,” Jonas says. His dream mentor? Mick Jagger.
Online-only Bonus Jonas: The singer answered reader questions and shared what’s next and how his career has grown since 2005.
Grammy-winning rapper Common — who plays a freed slave in AMC’s Hell on Wheels (new season makes its debut Sunday) and is in the movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green, opening Friday — credits his acting career for new thoughts of settling down. His mother “always says when she passes she wants to know I’m with a great woman,” says Common, 40. “Every relationship that’s been serious, I’ve learned from, and I appreciate what those loves taught me. I’m ready for a phenomenal woman.”
Contributing: Gayle Jo Carter, Haley Goldberg, Brian Truitt