A French radio station played the first single from Madonna‘s new album Hard Candy on Friday and all the Interweb is reaping the benefit. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland co-produced “Four Minutes to Save the World.” Her Madgesty trades off verses with Timberlake, who is either doing a very passable Michael Jackson impression or demonstrating just how much love he has for Cee-Lo. The song is a straight-up dance-floor classic, with the sort of bounce and jiggle made for South Beach clubs. Guitars grind; drums pummel; and the synths . . . er, synth. The song means for you to get up and dance, and in that, it’s successful. Madonna sings “The road to heaven is paved with good intentions,” which isn’t exactly how we remember the saying going, but whatever. It’s loud, busy, grinding and full of energy. No word on whether the French DJ who leaked this is currently running for his life, but we suspect that might be the case. Until the song gets an official release, check it out here.
Britney Spears had a mini-meltdown recently after discovering that her photog-turned enabling boyfriend Adnan Ghalib was sending sexy text messages to another woman. While it’s not totally cheating, it sure ain’t cool, so Brit did the logical thing and chucked Adnan’s iPhone in her pool. Oh, she also dumped his ass. Apparently there were over a dozen of the digital love letters on his phone and were “pretty saucy stuff with sexual references ? certainly not the sort you?d send to just a friend.”
We have to wonder, has Brit ever entertained the idea that the racy texts were not from another girl, but from her alter-ego, Crazy British Britney in a Pink Wig? Maybe if she had just looked at the phone she might have figured out what was really going on.
Crazy British Britney in a Pink Wig: Hello 2 my favorite bloke. I’m craving some figgy pudding – and yr hot body. ILY. Cheers!
Adnan Ghalib: You’re so much sexier than regular Britney. I want to run my fingers thru yr wig and taste the Frappucino on your lips. Yummers!
Crazy British Britney in a Pink Wig: Kinky! I’m driving rt now at 100 MPH. It gets me so hot when I do dangerous things. U make me want to run red lites.
Brit?s Doctors Make a House Visit
Everyone has finally learned it takes a village for this girl to simply leave her house. Staying home is good for her health! [Ok!]
Diddy Ditches the Big Apple for Hollywood
But where will he send his Making the Band plebes when he’s desperate for cheesecake at 4AM? [TMZ]
J. Lo Names Her Kids Max and Emme
We’d thought she’d go for something weirder. Nicely done!? [The Superficial]
Spoiled Suri Gets Mark Ronson to DJ her B-Day Party
This is the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever heard, but if it means we get to see Tom and Katie dance awkwardly, it’s totes worth it.? [TMZ]
Amy Winehouse Stuck with Skin Disease
The singer, who has recently come down with impetigo, can’t seem to catch a break.
Uh oh. The National Enquirer is pointin’ the cheating finger at family guy Hulk Hogan, alleging that the wresting hero (and VH1 star) had an affair with daughter Brooke’s close friend, 33-year old Christiane Plante. When the tabloid caught up with Hulk’s supposed lover, she cried through her confession. “It was never my intention to hurt Terry’s and Linda’s wonderful, funny, sweet, loving, beautiful and talented daughter Brooke,” she said. “My relationship with Terry began at a time when Terry and Linda privately knew their marriage was ending. She had left him already, although no official papers had been filed.”
Hulk’s only comment was, “I’ve got nothing to say. I just want to protect my family,” but his daughter recently posted this cryptic message on her MySpace blog: “I’m going through one of the hardest issues i’ve ever had to deal with in my life…please keep me and my family in your prayers…i need all the support i can get.” Things certainly haven’t been easy for the Hogan clan, as word came today that the other driver in Nick Hogan‘s car accident case was sentenced in the case.
The Dave Clark Five were a key component of the British Invasion that swept America in the early ’60s. Following in the Beatles’ footsteps, they launched a string of hits up the charts that included certified stompers such as “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces,” and “Anyway You Want It.” This year, on March 10 to be exact, the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it’s sad to report that singer Mike Smith won’t be there. He died in Britain yesterday at the age of 64. Billboard reminds that the band was a powerhouse in its heyday, selling 50 million albums. Check Smith and the guys singing their smash ballad “Because” above. After the jump we’ve thrown the theme from their movie, “Catch Us If You Can.”
Like we told you yesterday, we got the brand new Gnarls Barkley video for you. You didn’t get us anything? That’s OK. We just want you to enjoy Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse tearing it up on this cable access-goes-Museum of Modern Art clip. Extra points if you can figure out who the host is. Hint: he brought something back a little while ago, and he’s not only inducting Madonna into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he’s helping her with her new album Hard Candy.
Yeah yeah, we love to call her nuts too, but let’s be real: if you lived in Britney Spears‘ shoes for 24 hours, you’d be batsh*t crazy in no time. Considering what the girl goes through, it’s a miracle she’s not way worse. Maybe we’ve just warmed up to Brit again now that her dad Jamie’s got her on the straight and narrow, but seriously, let’s give her some room to heal and get back to her regular ol’ Cheeto-guzzling ways. Then we can harass the crap out of her!
Take for example, the video above, in which poor little BritBrit is smothered by photogs – and some freak in a wig – galore while trying to get back into her Starbucks routine (we particularly enjoyed the moment she freaks out on her bodyguard). Haven’t we seen this? occurrence a billion times before? The girl gets her daily 2200 calorie intake from one giant drink. Move on! Then, earlier in the day Britney was allowed to see her sons again (woohoo!), but was stalked from above by the ever-present paps. Maybe we should all agree to give the girl some space to get back to “normal.” Do we really want to be responsible for driving her to walk into gas station bathrooms barefoot again?
Nicole Richie: Broadway Bound?
The starlet is considering take up the lead in the musical Chicago as part of her ongoing quest to make Paris Hilton jealous of her way-more awesome life.? [Us]
Britney?s Babies Debut New Hairdos
We don’t know what’s worse – the fact that this is “news” or that we’re reporting it. But hey, the kids look great!? [Us]
Mariah?s Latest Sexy Outfit
We’re a sucker for Mimi’s outfit choices, especially when she dresses like a glamorous hooker out for a walk in the snow.? [DListed]
A PussyCat Doll Quits the Group!
What heartbreaking news! If only we could tell the Dolls apart and figure out the identity of the defector.?? [ONTD]
Heath?s Docs Investigated About Deadly Meds
Clearly even though Heath has passed, the drama surrounding his death will live on forever.? [Us]
It’s been too long since we last heard from Gnarls Barkley — when they release their album Odd Couple this April, it’ll have been 23 months since the monster, “Crazy”-inducing St. Elsewhere dropped. (But who’s counting?) Thankfully, the most inventive pair in hip-hop are back with their new single “Run,” and we’ll premiere the video tomorrow. To tide you over, they snuck us a couple of images from the video.
Take the jump to see another shot from the video, and come back tomorrow to watch the video!
We just had to ask. The reigning pop princess wore this leather contraption in concert last night in Dublin, Ireland. No wonder Chris Brown is all up in her stuff these days – this is some serious dominatrix goodness! Someone grab an umbrella and cover her up.
[All images: Getty]