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You’ll Find Him In Da Club, But Not In Da Studio: It’s all silly, promotional nonsense, but 5o Cent said that if his album, Curtis, did not outsell Kanye West’s record, Graduation, he’d quit putting out solo records. And it looks as though he’s going to have to face his bluff. We hear a similar bet played a roll in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation. Which sucks, cuz Abe’s got mad skillz.

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The World Loses A Musician: Keyboardist Joe Zawinul died on Tuesday in Vienna. He was 75. Don Heckman does a nice obit, reviewing the highlights of his life — not the least of which involved marrying a former Playboy Bunny.

32492867.jpgLAT Scooped: Pity poor Sheigh Crabtree who had the unenviable task late last night (her piece posted on the LAT Web site at 11:14 p.m.) of following a NYT story announcing Jon Stewart would host the Oscars. Aren’t the Oscars L.A.’s turf? How’d they get beat?