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Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Bringing 'Born' to Fashion Week, Strokes' Release Date Confirmed

Lady Gaga Premieres New Song in Mugler Short Film

Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.

Lady Gaga to Preview 'Born This Way' At Fashion Week

Lady Gaga has been tapped by Thierry Mugler to be the musical director for the designer's Wednesday show at Paris Fashion Week. Gaga, who was recruited by the brand's creative director Nicola Formichetti, has created a soundtrack for the runway show that includes a remix of a never-before-heard track from her upcoming album, "Born This Way." (WWD)

The Strokes Confirm Album Release Date

After much speculation, the Strokes have confirmed that their fifth studio album is slated for a Mar. 22 release. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture confirmed the date on his Facebook page, writing, "You read right…March 22nd!! Looking forward to playing the new songs live." (TwentyFourBit via Pitchfork)

50 Cent '80 Percent Done' With Next Album

50 Cent shared on Twitter Friday night that he is close to finishing his fifth studio album, tentatively titled "Black Magic." "Here I am I'm back did you miss me?," the rapper tweeted. "I was working on the album today. I think I'm 80 percent done. The album will be 50's first studio release since 2009's "Before I Self Destruct." (@50cent)

Exhausted Black Keys Cancel Tour Dates

The Black Keys have cancelled shows in Australia, New Zealand and Europe, including the Big Day Out festival, citing exhaustion as the reason on their website. "An arduous year of touring and promotion has darned the band and necessitated time off," the statement reads. "Dan [Auerbach] and Patrick [Carney] wish to thank all of you who have shown such incredible support since the release of 'Brothers' and have helped make the album a success." (TheBlackKeys)

'Glee' Taps Anne Hathaway for Guest Role

Anne Hathaway and "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy were apparently mixing business with pleasure at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards. Murphy, whose hit show won best comedy or musical TV series for the second year in a row, told People backstage that he "just finalized a deal with Anne tonight to come onto the show," and was even able to reveal what character she'd play. "She's already created [her role]," he said. "She wants to play the lesbian aunt of Chris Colfer. Because everyone needs a lesbian aunt." (People)

Diane Warren Dedicates Golden Globe to Ronni Chasen

Songwriter Diane Warren, who won her first-ever Golden Globe Award on Sunday night, dedicated the honor to her late friend and Hollywood power publicist, Ronnie Chasen. "The saddest thing about this is that she's not here to celebrate this with me," Warren said of Chasen. "I dedicate this to Ronni. Anything I get, I will dedicate to Ronni." Warren won her Golden Globe for "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," performed by Cher in the movie musical "Burlesque." (THR)

(Reporting by Monica Herrera)