New Music From Britney Spears Finally Arrives

  • Britney's new single drops next week!

Britney Tweeted this official picture for the release, and also wrote: "Heard an early demo of my new single leaked… If u think that's good, wait til you hear the real one Tuesday." [Digital Spy, MTV UK]

  • Here's the leaked track. It's a demo, and that is not Britney singing. [YouTube]
  • Pauly D — who has the same management team as Britney — says: "Her album is amazing - like, I can't even believe it." And! "I think this is gonna be one of her greatest albums." And! "You can definitely play her stuff in the club. Although, she has some tracks you can play in the car, too." [Digital Spy]
  • Breaking! Miranda Kerr is in labor! Elfin spawn to appear in a shower of magic sparkle dust any moment now! [News.com.au]
  • Brad Pitt might play John Lennon. No, really. He met with Yoko Ono, and she was impressed by his plans to learn a Liverpool accent, and gave the project her blessing. Brad is a good actor, I believe that, but not right for this part somehow. Still, I'll just let it be. [Showbiz Spy]
  • 1.11.11 = Kanye and Jay-Z. H.A.M. I don't know what the fuck is going on, to be honest. Is this Illuminati ish? What do we think H.A.M. stands for? Hova And Me? Humble And Mindful? Hookers And Meth? [The Life Files]
  • Lady Gaga sang jazz standards at the Oak Room in New York on Wednesday night, wearing a bondage-inspired ensemble. [Gatecrasher, Page Six]
  • It's becoming clearer and clearer that Matt Damon is the most well-adjusted actor of our time. The emotions evoked from this realization? Relief, gratitude, admiration, jealousy. [Contact Music]
  • Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren went on a double date, but that's not the best part — they ate at Red O, which is Rick Bayless's new restaurant. Rick Bayless! [Just Jared]
  • Eminem is planning on starring in a crime thriller — nine years after making his film debut in 8 Mile. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Camille Grammer and Bravo have reached a settlement and she will no longer appear on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. I was under the impression that she was the only interesting one on the show? [TMZ]
  • Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife says that she went to counseling with LeAnn Rimes and it "did not go so well." Ouch. [Radar Online]
  • Roseanne Barr's gray hair looks lovely! [Janet Charlton's Hollywood]
  • Jim Carrey ran on a treadmill during his entire interview on Late Night. He also wore a Sue Sylvester ensemble and pretended (?) to piss in a cup. Video at the link. [TV Squad]
  • If you are in Brazil and you meet Matthew McConaughey, he will introduce himself as "Matheus." Sexy! [Page Six]
  • Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are looking "so in love." [Page Six]
  • Here is a hot picture of Jeremy Renner. That is all. [WoW Report]
  • Aretha Franklin recalls having "a very hard pain in my side" during a concert in Toronto last year. She had a CAT-scan, and then surgery. She will not confirm whether she is battling pancreatic cancer, saying: "I am not going to even deal with that… I don't have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. The problem has been resolved." She does offer this advice: "If there is anything happening with you that is uncommon and something that you know should not be happening, go to your doctor. Be determined to find out what is going on." [Jet]
  • "Michael Jackson's Estate Wants Jermaine's Baby Mama Kicked Out Of Home." [Wonder Wall]
  • Have you seen Adam Levine naked yet? [The Life FIles]
  • This entire article is about Ashley Tisdale's skin tone. [NYDN]
  • The 1997 death of Biggie Smalls, the Notorious B.I.G., is being investigated as we speak; a task force is "actively pursuing leads." [CNN]
  • Suze Orman will have her own show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. the show is "dedicated to addressing and moving beyond both the circumstantial and personal decisions that have created difficult financial situations for so many people around the country by going into their lives to help them transform." It's also about jackets and haircuts! Or that is what SNL would have us believe. [UPI]
  • "A plagiarism lawsuit against Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been dismissed by a U.S. federal judge."[Wonder Wall]
  • Blind item! "Publicists for which married actor and young starlet recently had a crisis meeting to discuss how to put on a united front to battle swirling rumors of an on-set affair?" [Page Six]
  • Three words: Bjork. Karaoke. Marathon. [Contact Music]
  • "Forget [Snooki's] behavior. She's no different from any other alcoholic. Let's talk about why we watch it. I've said this before — we've gone from fascination with physical freaks to fascination with behavioral freaks." — Dr. Drew. [NYDN]