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by admin // Thursday, December 30, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Pharrell Williams has confirmed he is working with Madonna.

The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. star has a busy 2011 planned, but remains tight-lipped as to what his collaboration with the '4 Minutes' hitmaker will involve.

He said: "I've just been all over the place from project to project. Right now I'm working on a lil' Neptunes music. And there's another 'Despicable Me' film to score. We've also got some stuff going on with Madonna."

Pharrell loves working with other people and says he learns a lot from each of his collaborators.

He added to website News.com.au: "I learn in every process. Every session I have I try to take something from and learn different things - how to make great music, how to make that music greater.

"Working with Daft Punk - they've been our buddies for like 10 years, and watching those guys work is pretty amazing. They make great beats and it was cool to collaborate with them. I love Uffie - she's got a great energy about her and Nelly is really sweet and super-talented."

 

 

by admin // Thursday, December 30, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Justin Bieber calls Usher "all the time."

The 16-year-old pop sensation is grateful for the support of his superstar mentor and knows he can always rely on the 'OMG' hitmaker for advice.

He said: "I call him all the time. I ask for advice. We hang out. He's probably the closest person to me in the music business."

Among the topics likely to be discussed by the singers is dating, as the teenage star admits he loves the attention he receives from women.

He said in an interview on 'The Early Show': "It's great, you know. I'm 16 and I love girls."

Usher stepped in to help rise Justin to fame when he was discovered on video sharing website YouTube by his now-manager Scooter Braun.

Recalling his sudden stardom, Justin said: "I just started posting videos online and then it just got to the point where they wanted to move me out to Atlanta and start recording songs."

However, it's not always all glamorous for the 'Baby' singer, who confessed earlier this month that he had to miss some important phone calls after his mum cancelled his contract after an argument.

He said at the time: "We got into an argument about something stupid, and she was like, 'Give me the phone' and I was like, 'No', so she just went and cancelled it."

"If Usher wants to get in touch with me? Then it's tough."

 

by admin // Thursday, December 30, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Britney Spears will premiere her new music next week.

The 29-year-old star's latest track, 'Hold It Against Me' will debut on radio in the coming days prior to release in the US on January 7 and insiders who have heard the song - her first release since '3' in September 2009 - think fans won't be disappointed.

Sharon Dastur, programme director for New York's Z100 radio, told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "It's produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin. And the beat that they give her is really unique compared to other artists - this infectious bass beat beneath the song. Plus, the hook is just amazing. It will be out on January 7."

Rumoured lyrics to the track appeared online earlier this week, but producer Dr. Luke insisted they were not genuine.

He tweeted: "I/we never wrote a song called 'don't hold it against me'.... BewaRe of InaccuraTe info kids ;-) We did write 'hold it against me' but those lyrics are NOT the lyrics ... (sic)"

Britney's single is released ahead of her as-yet untitled album, which is due for release in March.

Among those the singer worked with on the record was Swedish producer Shellback, who recently spoke out to praise her professionalism.

He said: "Britney's actually damn professional. You read a lot on the Internet that Britney is not singing and mimes, but she is actually damn professional. She's done it since she was 16. And just rhythmic way, she is f***ing awesome! And you do not have to go through and talk about the rhythms and stuff that you sometimes have to do. She's very easy in the studio."

 

by admin // Thursday, December 30, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Khloe Kardashian and her husband are reportedly getting their own reality TV show.

The 26-year-old socialite - who tied the knot with Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom in September 2009 after a whirlwind one-month romance - is said to be branching out from the rest of the Kardashians to appear in the E! spin-off show, which will focus on the pair's marriage.

With both having already appeared in reality shows 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' and 'Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,' the new series is believed to be taking a 'Newlyweds'-style format and will see the couple go about their day-to-day lives.

Lamar's two children Destiny, 12, and eight-year-old Lamar junior - who he had with ex-wife Liza Morales - are also expected to be appearing in the spin-off show.

The brunette star recently revealed the 31-year-old sportsman is keen for the couple to start their own family, and would like them to have twins.

However, she thinks he needs to learn a thing or two about biology.

Khloe said: "He asked me, 'Can't we just put two in there?' He's crazy, he thinks it's like that easy."