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Christina Aguilera Congratulates Britney Spears on Twitter
Christina Aguilera  -- once pop princess rivals with Britney Spears  -- took to Twitter today to congratulate Spears on the release of her seventh album, "Femme Fatale." "Hey @BritneySpears Congrats on Femme Fatale release!" wrote Christina, who makes her premiere as a singing coach on "The Voice" on April 26. "Can't wait to see what you bring in the next video. xo - Xtina." (@TheRealXtina )
Andrea Bocelli Announces Free NYC Concert
World-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli  has announced a free concert with the New York Philharmonic in Central Park's Great Lawn on Sept. 15. The event will be recorded, with "Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park" being released as a CD and DVD this November.
Snoop Dogg Hits Studio with Charlie Sheen
Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has apparently been hitting the studio with Snoop Dogg . The actor posted a picture on Twitter of himself, the rapper (whose new album "The Doggumentary" was released today) and former Korn  member Robert Patterson recording music at his house. "Warlock meets his makers-music makers that is @SnoopDogg @robpatterson666 get ready to rock the Sheenius within! http://twitpic.com/4d9cw1 ," he wrote. ( Pop Eater )
'Glee's' 'Born This Way' Episode Extended to 90 Minutes
The upcoming "Glee" episode that will feature Lady Gaga 's latest hit "Born This Way" will be expanded from its usual 60-minute running time to a whopping 90 minutes. The show will air on April 26 and is expected to include two extra musical numbers to fill out the extended running time. ( TV Line )
Shakira Shows off Soccer Star Boyfriend on Twitter
Shakira  apparently is showing off her new romance. The Colombian singer's Twitter site carries a photo of her in the arms of Barcelona football star Gerard Pique. It is labeled: "I present my sun to you." That's a play on the name of her latest album, "Sale el Sol," or "The Sun Comes Out." ( Associated Press )
LCD Soundsystem Kicks Off First of Final Shows at Terminal 5
After ticketing woes and general fan dismay over the "retirement" of James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem  took over NYC's Terminal 5 last night (Mar. 28) for the beginning of the end (aka, the band's five final shows). Concert-goers can expect to be thoroughly wowed by three acts over the course of three disco-ball-filled hours, and few hiccups at the venue's ticketless entry. Over the three acts, fans experienced all the "hits" ("Daft Punk Is Playing At My House," "North American Scum"), a Reggie Watts cameo, on-stage jams that channeled Prince, and an onslaught of stunning strobes.
Big Sean's "Finally Famous" Pushed Back to June
Big Sean's "Finally Famous: The Album" has been pushed back from its original May 3 release date and is now set to release June 21. The rapper also took to Twitter to discuss the upcoming album and collaboration with Kanye West . "It's kind of like super special. It's something people are going to be able to party to and has a great message at the same time," he wrote. ( Rap Radar )
(Reporting by Jillian Mapes, Jason Lipshutz, Jazmine Gray and Ricardo Gomez)
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