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Ricky Martin Releasing Bilingual Singles
Ricky Martin announced the new singles from his upcoming 2011 album via his Twitter account. Martin’s first Spanish language single is “Lo Major De Mi Vida Eres Tu,” a duet with Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez. An English version of the track, titled “The Best Thing About Me is You,” features Joss Stone. Both tracks go to radio Nov. 2. Martin’s bilingual album is set for release in the first quarter of 2011 on Sony Music.
Prince, U2, Coldplay Headlining Glastonbury 2011?
Prince, U2 and Coldplay are the rumored headliners of next year’s Glastonbury Festival. U2 was previously tapped to play last summer’s festival but had to cancel due to Bono’s back injury. Tickets for next June’s festival quickly sold out when they went on sale Oct. 3, while Glastonbury 2012 has reportedly been cancelled due to a shortage of policemen and porta-potties. ( Spinner)
Die Antwoord Among Guggenheim Video Contest Winners
The music video for Die Antwoord‘s “Zef Side” was among the winners of the video art competition “You Tube Play” at New York’s Guggenheim museum on Tuesday. The Sean Metelerkamp-directed clip was one of 25 innovative videos from emerging world artists that was shown on a large screen at the museum.
Jenna Jameson Joining Broadway’s ‘Rock of Ages’?
Adult film star Jenna Jameson is in talks to star in “Rock of Ages,” the heavy metal-themed Broadway musical in which she would play the strip club owner, Justice. “I’m praying I get the role. Broadway has always been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl,” says Jameson. ( The New York Post via Playbill)
Hilary Duff Lost a Tooth Hours Before Wedding
On an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” set to air Monday, Hilary Duff reveals that one of her teeth fell out three hours before she needed to start getting ready for her wedding. “I burst into tears,” says the singer-actress, who married hockey player Mike Comrie in August. “Then I started laughing at myself, then I really burst into tears.” Luckily, her wedding planner knew a dentist and the wedding went off perfectly. ( People)
Rye Rye Preps New Album, Hits Road with Die Antwoord
Following the release of new single “Sunshine,” Rye Rye has announced the Jan. 11 release of new album “Go! Pop! Bang!” The dance-rapper will also hit the road with Die Antwoord for a brief fall tour beginning Oct. 23 in Detroit.
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz and Leila Cobo)