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Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine Release ‘Jagger’ Single
“The Voice” judges Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine have combined forced for “Moves Like Jagger,” a new single posted on Aguilera’s official website today. The electro-pop track finds the Maroon 5 frontman crooning, “Look into my eyes and I’ll own you,” before Aguilera arrives in the third verse. Listen here:
J. Cole Announces Album Title, Release Date
After multiple delays, North Carolina rapper J. Cole has announced that his debut album will be called “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” and will be released Sept. 27. Cole, who released the acclaimed mixtape “Friday Night Lights” last fall, revealed the album details on Twitter on Tuesday. (@jcolenc)
Britney Spears ‘Talking About’ Tour DVD, Says Manager
Britney Spears‘ manager, Larry Rudolph, told KIIS-FM Los Angeles on-air personality JoJo Wright in a video interview yesterday that there’s a “good chance” of the show seeing a DVD release. “I won’t say 100%, but we just started talking about it. This show is amazing and I would really love to capture it.” If Femme Fatale sees a commercial bow, it would mark the first Spears tour to earn one since her Dream Within a Dream Tour was chronicled on the 2002 DVD “Live from Las Vegas.” Her Onyx Hotel (2004) and Circus (2009) were not released commercially.
Rudolph also commented on the chances of Spears’ Femme tour returning to the U.S. for another go-round of dates, as well as further shows outside of America. “I don’t think there is going to be a second U.S. leg,” he said. “We’re already out with some of (the European leg) dates. There’s a solid chance that we go beyond that, and we’re talking about at least one other territory right now.” He didn’t specify what the “other territory” could be.
Game Manager James Rosemond Arrested, Charged with Cocaine Distribution
James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, the manager of Game and head of Czar Entertainment, was arrested in New York on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in a cocaine distribution ring. A federal warrant was issued for Rosemond last month. ( XXL)
New Michael Jackson Wax Figures Unveiled in Hollywood
On Monday, Michael Jackson‘s brother Jermaine helped launch a new exhibit at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood that features three new wax figures of the pop star from different time periods: the Jackson 5 era, the “Invincible” era and the “This Is It” era. Michael’s former chimp, Bubbles, attended the unveiling of the exhibits, thanks to a donation from Madame Tussaud’s to the Center for the Great Apes in Florida where he now lives. (Oh No They Didn’t!)
Fleet Foxes Announces Tour Dates with The Walkmen
Fleet Foxes is heading out on tour with the Walkmen in support of sophomore album “Helplessness Blues,” with U.S. and U.K. dates scheduled between now and December. The tour kicks off in Wolverhampton, U.K. on Thursday (June 23) and will hit the states on July 16 at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. ( Paste)