Last Lap: Who’s Alreaady Winning The Billboard Battle: David Bowie or Justin Timberlake?

by (@megsokay)

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What’s going to be so different about Taylor Swift‘s upcoming Red tour? And why does Nicole Scherzinger wish she had been “more slutty” as a Pussycat Doll? This and more in today’s Last Lap.

  • It looks like David Bowie‘s new album, The Next Day, is edging out presales of Justin Timberlake‘s highly anticipated The 50/50 Experience‘s sales in both the US and the majority of the international markets. In a weird twist, Bowie and Timberlake had announced their comeback albums on  almost the same day in January, so some experts are anticipating that it’s going to be a critical and commercial battle between the old and new when Timberlake’s album drops next week. [iTunes Charts]
  • Taylor Swift says that fans can expect a departure from fantasy and a more “mature” feel to her upcoming Red tour. Ed Sheeran will be opening for her and the tour starts March 13. Color us intrigued. [MTV News]
  • Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger says she wishes she was less Christian and “more slutty” because it would have helped her career. She also comes clean about how being a Pussycat Doll pushed her into an eating disorder and how she overcame it. [The Independent]
  • The Jonas Brothers still have it! Former teen idol Joe Jonas was snapped kissing his girlfriend in a pool in Brazil earlier today. Nick Jonas and his wife, Danielle, were also spotted cavorting poolside. [Just Jared]

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