Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Gets 8 Wax Figures, Miley Cyrus Lands a Movie Role
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Lady Gaga to Get Not 1, But 8 Wax Figures
One wax figure is usually enough to immortalize a star, but how to sum up Lady Gaga with just one look? That seems to be the thinking behind Madame Tussaud's decision to create eight wax figures of the pop superstar in her instantly-iconic outfits. Among the styles that will be preserved forever: her ghostly Victorian look at the 2010 Brit Awards and the all-hair "sunhat" that blocked everyone's view at the CES show in January. The figures are currently being sculpted from clay before being molded in wax and will be revealed on Dec. 9. Three of them will live in the celebrity wax museum's New York, Las Vegas and Hollywood locations, while the others will grace London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Miley Cyrus Goes 'Undercover' in New Film
Miley Cyrus has scored another plumb movie role in "So Undercover," an action comedy that will see her playing an FBI-hired private detective who goes undercover in a college sorority. The film will be directed by Tom Vaugn ("What Happens in Vegas") and penned by Allen Loeb ("Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps") and Steven Pearl ("The Switch").
Pearl Jam Announces New Live Compilation
To commemorate their 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam has announced the release "Live on Ten Legs," a new live compilation set for a Jan. 18, 2011 release. The 18-track album, which follows the 1998 release of live set "Live on Two Legs," features live tracks recorded over the course of the band's 2003-2010 world tours.
P!nk's 'Fuckin' Perfect' Single Leaks
"Fuckin' Perfect," the second single from P!nk's "Greatest Hits...So Far!" album due Nov. 16, has leaked online. The power-pop ballad sees the singer boosting her fans' self-esteem, belting, "Pretty, pretty please, if you ever ever feel like you're nothing, you're fuckin' perfect to me." P!nk's lead single, "Raise Your Glass," is currently at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week.
Keith Richards Shows Privates in Old Photo
A photo taken around 1965 which displays a 22-year-old Keith Richards exposing his penis has surfaced online. The shot of the Rolling Stones guitarist smiling and grabbing his member will be printed next week in the book "The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs." ( Gawker)
LCD Soundsystem Readies Live-In-Studio Release
LCD Soundsystem will follow the release of "This is Happening" earlier this year with "The London Sessions," a live-in-studio album that will be released digitally on Nov. 9. The nine-track album was recorded after the band's performance at Glastonbury Festival last June. "Sessions" will be exclusively sold on iTunes until Dec. 6. ( Pitchfork)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz and Monica Herrera)