Thursday, 24 February 2011

Ke$ha Sued By Former Managers

DAS Communications' lawyer claims producer Dr. Luke convinced her to breach contract.
By Jocelyn Vena

Photo: Fotonoticias/ Getty Images

Ke$ha is being sued by her former managers at DAS Communications for upwards of $14 million, Ken Freundlich, who is representing DAS in the case, confirmed to MTV News.

"DAS was Ke$ha's manager since the beginning of 2006, and there was a written agreement, and they worked closely, and sometime in September 2008 [producer] Dr. Luke, for his own personal gain, somehow induced her to breach that contract," Freundlich said. "And she unceremoniously terminated DAS without justification and then ended up with Luke, basically. So we sued Ke$ha for breach of contract and Luke for interference, and that was last year, and the defense's reaction was to try and delay us. They made motions.

"The judge denied all their motions, and now we're going forward. We're going to have our day in court," he continued. "And we're going to prove that Dr. Luke induced her to breach the contract. She had no right to do so, and we're gonna get damages from her."

Freundlich explained how he and his team came to the $14 million sum, explaining, "We don't know exactly how much, but we assume it's in that range. She's been quite successful. The case is set. It's gonna go on the rest of this year. We're gonna go straight to the trial if we have to."

Ke$ha has filed a suit in California against the management team, but Freundlich is confident nothing will come of her claim that they acted as an "illegal talent agent." "That's pending out in California. Even though that case is still pending, I don't think it has any merit," he said.

Calls to Ke$ha's legal team and rep were not returned to MTV News by press time.

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Lindsay Lohan 'Will Be Going To Jail' If She Accepts Plea Deal

Judge tells Lohan if she pleads guilty to theft charge, she will serve time for probation violation.
By James Montgomery

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Lindsay Lohan arrived at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday morning (February 23) facing the possibility of jail time, after being offered a plea deal related to her alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace on January 22. She left without accepting the deal, and with the prospect of jail still very much in the cards.

Lohan, who wore a low-cut black top to the proceedings, was told by Judge Keith Schwartz that if she does accept Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers' offer to settle the case, she "will be going to jail." According to TMZ, the deal is for six months of jail time.

Schwartz — who would handle sentencing if she accepts the plea — let it be known that he wouldn't allow her celebrity to affect his decision, telling her, bluntly, "I don't care that you're Lindsay Lohan.

"One of the things about me is that I treat everybody the same," Schwartz continued. "What I look to in sentencing is, 'What is the prior record?' In this particular case, there has been so much speculation in the press [that] I'm just going to tell you a couple of things: If you plead in front of me, you are going to jail. There might be an issue about the amount of time, but if the case settles here, you will be going to jail."

Schwartz said that if Lohan accepts the DA's deal — thereby pleading guilty to felony grand theft — she would be found in violation of her probation and would serve time. He also recommended a psychological evaluation of Lohan to help him determine an appropriate sentence.

After posting bail on the felony charge, Lohan took to Twitter to proclaim her innocence, and, with attorney Shawn Holley at her side, she maintained that tact on Wednesday. All indications are she plans to stand trial on the charge and, if found guilty, could face up to one year in state prison.

Lohan is due back in court on March 10. But before then, Schwartz instructed both attorneys to meet and discuss the possibility of accepting the plea.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Beyonce Working With Kanye West Producer S1

'Power' producer tweets he's 'finishing up some monsters' after week in the studio with B.
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Beyoncé's already taken inspiration from the likes of Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill, hit the studio with a list of producers that includes Ne-Yo, Sean Garrett and Jim Jonsin, and now, she's hoping to capture the surge of Kanye West's "Power."

B — who's already hard at work on the follow-up to her massive I Am ... Sasha Fierce album — just wrapped a week in the studio with producer S1, the man who co-produced "Power" and has logged time with the likes of Ghostface Killah and Erykah Badu.

S1 broke the news via his Twitter account and also posted a photo of himself and B over on his official site. And from the sound of things, the sessions, which took place in New York City, were definitely eventful.

"A couple of meetings then back in the lab with Beyonce today," he wrote in one tweet. "Excited to see what we're gonna create today after last night's session.

"Not going to bed anytime soon. Beyonce got us in here working and I'm loving every bit of it," he wrote in another post. "Finishing up some monsters ... everything is sounding really great and big!"

There's still not much information about Beyoncé's new album, though in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" last year, she said that, this time out, she's aiming to "make [her] own genre of music." In a follow-up interview with MTV News, she clarified that statement, explaining that she's "mixing every type of genre that I love" on the new album, and added, "I'm not in a box. It's not R&B. It's not typically pop. It's not rock. It's just everything I love all mixed together in my own little gumbo of music."

What do you think S1's work with Beyoncé will sound like? Tell us in the comments!

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Lady Gaga Has Her 'Way' With Atlantic City

Gaga's Monster Ball concert in New Jersey on Saturday night included her new #1 single, 'Born This Way,' and all her other big hits.
By Vaughn Schoonmaker

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ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey — "I've missed you all so much!" Lady Gaga gushed to her little monsters who filled the sold-out Boardwalk Hall arena on Saturday night.

As much as she was missed during her superhumanly brief tour hiatus, the question on everyone's mind at the Monster Ball was whether or not Gaga would perform "Born This Way."

Check out photos from Lady Gaga's Atlantic City Show.

Halfway through her encore performance of "Bad Romance," Mother Monster took a beat to seductively mutter, "You better not leave when this song is done. There may be a surprise."

And sure enough, after three minutes of deafening monster screams in the darkness, Miss Gaga stormed the stage once more, surrounded by her dancers, all in the same flesh-colored latex we saw at the Grammys. She belted out her new #1 hit at the top of her lungs and danced with every bit of energy that a normal human would not have after an almost-two-hour gargantuan show.

The second-place award for the wild night's biggest moment went to the pop star's announcement that she will be back next year with the "Born This Way Ball," which — judging from the roar in the venue — is already guaranteed to be sold out a year before tickets even go on sale.

For this concert, Gaga stuck true to her Monster Ball format rather than transition to the material that will appear on her upcoming album, Born This Way. Besides the title track, the only other new song she performed was "You and I," which she has already played at several shows during her most recent round of touring.

The set list featured all of her biggest hits, including "Poker Face," "Paparazzi," "Telephone" and "Just Dance." The more intimate piano portion of the show, meanwhile, was noticeably shortened since the singer has dropped her "Fame Monster" rock tune "Speechless."

Looking as fit as ever, Gaga showed off her toned tummy for most of the second half of the performance, thrusting her body to every beat that could possibly be danced to. Singing loud and strong, Gaga took a moment during "Teeth," to remind her fans once again that she never does and never will lip synch.

Scissor Sisters opened the concert with six sultry and dance-heavy numbers, including their hit, "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'."

The next stop on the Monster Ball tour is Madison Square Garden in New York City on both Monday and Tuesday, during which Lady Gaga's first HBO concert special will be taped.

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Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama Spotted Out Together

The Disney starlet and 'That '70s Show' alum reignite dating rumors.
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Rumors are sparking up again that former "That '70s Show" star Wilmer Valderrama, 31, and post-rehab Demi Lovato, 18, are dating. The twosome have most recently been spotted on a movie date in Sherman Oaks Galleria's Arclight Cinemas in Los Angeles, as well as at a Whole Foods, according to Perez Hilton.

Talk of a romance between the two first surfaced before Lovato entered treatment in the fall for "emotional and physical issues." But in November, Wilmer's rep denied the rumor to Celebuzz.

Valderrama has been linked with his fair share of young starlets in the past, including the ineffable Lindsay Lohan. In fact, Wilmer made headlines in 2006 for blabbing to radio host Howard Stern about his array of female encounters, including Ashlee Simpson, Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Mandy Moore.

Whether or not Wilmer's wild ways have subsided is still up for debate, but the tabloids haven't put the Venezuelan actor in a bad light for some while. The actor has even guest-starred on Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place," where he played the uncle of Lovato's BFF Selena Gomez.

Meanwhile, Lovato, who completed her treatment in late January, is slowly but surely getting back to where she left off, which hopefully means she will return to her Disney show, "Sonny With a Chance," soon. Demi has also said she plans to record new music and get back on the road later this year.

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She?s gearing up to take over the world with her pop-infused hits, and Katy Perry began her European Tour in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday (February 20).

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During the gig, Katy added Rihanna?s ?Only Girl (In The World),? Jay-Z?s ?Big Pimpin,? and Willow Smith?s ?Whip My Hair? to her set list.

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Britney Spears' Manager Teases Her Next Single

'It is a monster,' Larry Rudolph tells MTV News about 'Hold It Against Me' follow-up.
By Jocelyn Vena

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With a little more than a month to go before the March 29 release of Britney Spears' Femme Fatale, we spoke to her longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, on the same night her eagerly anticipated "Hold It Against Me" video premiered.

Rudolph revealed to MTV News during our "HIAM" live stream on Thursday night that fans will likely hear another new song before the album — executive-produced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke — comes out.

"We have a second song that I think we're gonna end up putting out before the album drops," he teased. "I can't say with 100 percent certainty, but I think we probably will. But we're talking about it now and it is a monster. It really is."

Rudolph has been by Brit's side since the beginning of her career, and he predicted that if fans love "HIAM," then they're in for a real treat with the next song.

"I don't think I've been this excited about releasing a Britney single in many, many years," he added. "It's that good. That's all I'm gonna say about it at the moment. I haven't heard a final mix of it, but I should get it in the next day or two. So far, what I've heard is just extraordinary. It really is amazing. Her fans will be very happy with it. I'm trying hard to get it out before the album comes out."

Spears teased some upcoming promotional plans for the album last week during a Twitter Q&A. "I'm doing a lot of promo," she said. "There will be some major announcements in the next few days." She added, "I'm thinking about the tour right now and I would [love] to visit a lot of places I didn't get to go to on my last tour."

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Lil Wayne Producer Bangladesh Plans Future Collaborations With Ke$ha

'It gives her a whole new look and it shows how creative I am,' Grammy-nominated producer says of Cannibal singer.
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Photo: MTV News

Producer Bangladesh's biggest break came when he powered Lil Wayne's "A Milli." Then he upped the ante on Weezy's recent release "6 Foot 7 Foot." So, what does the Grammy-nominated beatsmith have in store for the new year? More of the same, actually.

Bangladesh hopes to continue his genre-bending ways, whether it's lending rock-leaning sensibilities to Lil Wayne or injecting a pop star's work with edgy hip-hop drums. He and Dr. Luke (Britney Spears, Pink, Katy Perry) recently worked together on Ke$ha's "Sleazy," from her Cannibal LP.

"I met Luke through a mutual friend, so it was like me walking into a stranger's house," Bangladesh told MTV News. "I really didn't know what to expect. But it was all love. It was kind of like the roles were reversed, like I was the biggest producer and he just had a couple of hits. Once I saw how he felt about me, I was like man, I might be the truth. [He laughs.]"

After hitting it off, they joined forces for "Sleazy," the first of many collaborations Bangladesh is shooting for with the "Tik Tok" star.

"That's a good look, because it gives her a whole new look and it shows how creative I am," he explained. "It shows how music is changing. And it shows that I'm kind of the changer behind it. The leader. I'm trying to mix the different genres where it's still convincing, like, I believe them doing this."

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Lady Gaga Talks Grammy 'Vessel,' Born This Way Details

Mother Monster teases in a radio interview that 'Born This Way' is 'just the beginning of this album.'
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Lady Gaga called in to Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Tuesday morning (February 15) and opened up about the "Born This Way" "roller coaster" she finds herself on these days. She also talked about that now-famous egg-like "vessel" in which she arrived to the Grammys on Sunday.

"Only I would pull up to an awards show in a giant industrial-sized truck," she explained about the vehicle that brought her and her unusual container to the big event. "I was in [the vessel] for about 72 hours and it was a very creative experience and it was time for me to prepare and really think about the meaning of the song. I really wanted to be born onstage."

Gaga finally emerged from her egg thingy when she took the stage at the Grammys to perform her new single live for the first time. "It was such a magical moment. I can't even say enough about the joy that I felt singing 'Born This Way' on that stage," she gushed. "We were just so emotional and so excited and I put so much hard work into creating the performance, designing it. I really have spent a tremendous amount of time dancing and working on becoming a better dancer ... It's important to me, if I want to someday be remembered as a great, great artist, I think I have to do what all the greats did — I've got to sing and dance live at the same time."

As for her unusual Whitney Houston shout-out during the ceremony, Gaga explains that it was a thank-you a long time in the making. "I can't tell you how much I listened to her growing up," she explained. "She was my vocal idol for so many years. I thought of her voice when I wrote ['Born This Way'], because she's just such an incredible singer. I sort of planned to thank her a long time ago, at some point. I said, 'If I ever win a Grammy I'm gonna thank Whitney' ... so I did."

During the chat with Seacrest, Gaga also gave more details about her album, Born This Way, which comes out May 23. "The next single is called 'Judas,' " she confirmed (Vogue originally reported the news about this track, which was produced by RedOne). "And that will be out a couple weeks before the album."

As for the LP as a whole, the singer said, "It's eclectic. I wouldn't tell everyone to expect lots of the same kind of songs like 'Born This Way.' I explore lots of different genres in tandem with dance music and electronic music and industrial music. I have expanded even further in that area, and I'm so very proud of it."

Later on the conversation, Gaga reiterated, "The great news is 'Born This Way' is just the beginning of this album. It's certainly not even the biggest hit on the album. You have to hear the rest of the record. I don't want to boast about it, because I am humble about what I do, but it's a great album and I can't wait to share each and every song with my fans."

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Mary J. Blige Dishes On Her 'Crazy' Led Zeppelin Covers

'I've listened to their music since I was a child,' says the R&B diva, who recorded 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Whole Lotta Love.'
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You wouldn't peg Mary J Blige as the black-light-and-tapestry sort, but, as has become readily apparent in recent weeks, she absolutely loves Led Zeppelin.

In early February, reports began circulating that Blige had re-recorded Zeppelin's classic "Stairway to Heaven," working with Travis Barker, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson and guitarist Steve Vai on the track, which is slated to appear on the international reissue of her Stronger With Each Tear album, due Monday.

But after she had recorded "Stairway," Blige continued to get the Led out, covering another Zeppelin classic — the thunderous "Whole Lotta Love" — for the album too. And when MTV News caught up with her on the Essence Black Women in Hollywood red carpet, she told us all about channeling her inner Robert Plant for the tracks, a process that came much easier than you'd probably imagine.

"I did Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Whole Lotta Love' — it's crazy," she said. "I am a Led Zeppelin fan. I'm not going to say I've been to their concerts, but I've listened to their music since I was a child, and it's always moved me, especially 'Stairway to Heaven,' and 'Whole Lotta Love' is just fun."

Blige also said she recorded another new song — a "club record" called "I Can't Wait" — for the re-release. And while it's only slated to hit shelves outside the U.S., she hopes her fans will get a chance to hear all the new songs pretty soon.

"I want y'all to hear it," she laughed.

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Justin Bieber Gets Billboard Boost After 'Never Say Never' Opening

While Now 37 takes #1 spot, Bieber's album sales jump 145 percent following his big-screen debut.
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There will be a new title at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, but the biggest news is the huge sales bump Justin Bieber experienced thanks to the opening of his "Never Say Never" movie. While the Now 37 compilation (with songs by Eminem, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Pink and Willow Smith) will snag the pole position thanks to sales of 151,000, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, Bieber's 3-D big-screen debut gave a serious boost to his record sales.

My World 2.0 is up 145 percent over the previous week, jumping 14 spots to #3 on sales of 48,000, while My Worlds Acoustic leaps 37 spots to #10 as sales zoomed up by 240 percent to 35,000. Even the 16-year-old singer's 2009 debut EP, My World, benefited, moving 61 spots to #39 as sales were up 162 percent to 14,000.

Next week's charts will likely reflect the post-Grammy bump that traditionally follows the awards show, but even after going home empty-handed following a performance with Bob Dylan on the broadcast, England's Mumford & Sons continue their unlikely chart ride. They zoom nine spots to #2 with Sigh No More, which sold 49,000 copies as sales picked up by nearly 100 percent over the previous week.

The rest of the top 10: Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday (#4, 47,000), Pink, Greatest Hits ... So Far!!! (#5, 41,000), Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (#6, 39,000), Eminem, Recovery (#7, 38,000), Rihanna, Loud (#8, 37,000) and Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (#9, 35,000).

Maybe it was their Super Bowl halftime show, but after weeks of slipping down the charts, the Black Eyed Peas' The Beginning moves six places to #14 (31,000, up 61 percent) while their two-year-old The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) jumps 21 spots to #20 as sales picked up by 75 percent to 20,000.

It was all about Lady Gaga on the iTunes singles chart, as her queer anthem "Born This Way" went straight to #1. Gaga pushes Katy Perry's "Firework" down a spot, where it's followed by Pink's "F---in' Perfect," the Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)," Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" and Jay Sean's "Hit the Lights." Rounding out the list are Cee Lo Green's "Forget You" at #7, then Colbie Caillat's "I Do," Rihanna's "S&M" and Avril Lavigne's "What the Hell."

The Mumfords rule the iTunes albums chart, followed by Pink, Bieber's Never Say Never - The Remixes, his acoustic album, the Beatles' LOVE soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas show, Rihanna, Eminem, Grammy performers the Avett Brothers' I and Love and You, Bieber's My World 2.0 and the Pretty Reckless' Light Me Up.

Look for the Grammy bump next week, as well as the chart debut of Bieber's remix album and the new Bright Eyes effort, The People's Key.

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No hay m&#225;s Led Zeppelin

A pesar de lo dicho ayer, Peter Mensch, manager del guitarrista Jimmy Page, se retractó totalmente en eso que la banda buscaría un reemplazo al ultragenial Robert Plant para seguir rockeando y toureándola por el mundo tras su show de 2007 en el O2 Arena de Londres por el poder de la música más sexual de la historia. No habrá más Led Zeppelin, no hay planes de que lo haya.

Mensch comentó: "Led Zeppelin se acabó. Si no los vieron en el 2007, se los perdieron. Probaron reemplazantes a Robert Plant, pero nada funcionó. Se acabó. No hay planes para continuar. Francamente, ojalá todos dejaran de hablar al respecto."

Los fans no están nada contentos, especialmente los británicos, considerando los precios delirantes de las entradas del show reunión.

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Beyonce To Star In Clint Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born' Remake

Movie will be directed and produced by the Oscar winner.
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Beyoncé Knowles is headed back to the big screen and into the familiar territory of playing an aspiring singer-turned-superstar. According to Deadline, Knowles will star in a remake of "A Star Is Born," to be directed and produced by Oscar winner Clint Eastwood for Warner Bros.

The remake will be the fourth telling of the "A Star Is Born" tale, the most memorable in recent years being the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as star-crossed lovers of sorts. It is also worth mentioning that the producers of that film, Billy Gerber and Jon Peters, are also attached to this new project. It is said to be a full-on musical with production set to begin sometime in the fall.

Naturally, the plot details are under wraps, but the original story revolves around an aspiring singer who meets and falls in love with a troubled, failing former star who helps get the young ingénue her big break in the business.

No announcements have been made with regard to the male lead, but the report mentioned that major names like Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Hamm have been floated around.

It's definitely an interesting step for Knowles but not necessarily a surprise, given the fact that the majority of her film roles have been as singers ("Cadillac Records," "Dreamgirls," "The Fighting Temptations"). While many thought "Dreamgirls" would bring awards recognition for Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson's supporting role ended up garnering the most attention. With Oscar fave Eastwood at the helm of this new project, Knowles could be in line for some hardware yet.

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It has been a whirlwind week for the amazing Lady Gaga. ‘Born This Way’ debuted last week and rocketed to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and set records along the way. For more exciting news, with great photos and videos of the hot song, keep reading below.

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It looks as though Kelsey Grammer will have two less guests in attendance at his wedding to Kayte Walsh.

Kelsey's 9-year-old daughter, Mason, has decided that she'd rather spend the day with her mother, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Camille Grammer.

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After a triumphant strut down the catwalk together for L.A.M.B’s show at Fashion Week, Gwen Stefani and Kingston were spotted arriving home at LAX yesterday. I bet Kingston had a BLAST at the fashion show . I’m sure Zuma did, … Continue reading


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Pink is A Malibu Mom-To-Be

Expectant mom Pink spent some time with her own mom Judy yesterday, grabbing a bite to eat in Malibu, California and then stopping off to pick up some supplies at Von's grocery store (February 18).

Though Pink didn't put in a red carpet appearance at this week's Grammys, it sounds like she (and her baby!) watched the show.

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Andre 3000 Pops Up On Ke$ha's 'Sleazy' Remix

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It seems the only way to find spankin'-new Andre 3000 lyrics these days is on the odd remix, and the ATLien definitely picked a left-of-center choice for his latest feature.

On Friday (January 14), a remix of Ke$ha's Cannibal track "Sleazy" hit the Web, outfitted with some brand-new bars from the elusive Outkast MC. The southern spitter uses the revamp to muse about a young kid dealing with a deadbeat dad over the song's bouncy thump.

"We start out so cute in our baby pictures/ That mama shot for our daddy so that he wouldn't forget you/ He forgot anyway, but hey, one day he'll remember/ If not, he's human, I'm human, you human, we'll forgive him," he spits.

After sounding off about daddy issues, Stacks then rhymes about his playful relationship with the glitter-friendly poptress.

"I call her Keisha, she like it because it's hood to her/ She call me Andre 6000 because I'm good to her," he says.

The remix follows a slew of random guest appearances on records by everyone from DJ Unk to Rich Boy as fans await another full-length release from 'Dre. Back in 2008, the Love Below lyricist broke down his affinity for jumping on the occasional remix to MTV News, explaining that cooking up another quality solo record is no easy task.

"I've been doing remixes here and there, and let me tell you, thank God for remixes. I wanna tell everybody who's been checking out the remixes and things like the John Legend song ['Green Light']: In this day and age, those are the things that have kind of been keeping me alive. Because it takes me awhile to record albums," he said. "I have to kind of build up something to say."

What do you think of Andre 3000's verse on Ke$ha's "Sleazy" remix? Let us know in the comments!

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The National's 'MTV Live' Set Debuts Monday -- Watch A Sneak Peek Now!

Band's Webster Hall concert will premiere on on Monday.
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They are, unquestionably, one of the best bands in New York City (if not all of the world), so earlier this month, when the National took their impressive stage show over to NYC's Webster Hall for a surprise gig, MTV had to have its cameras there.

The end result was, much like all National sets, a compelling, cathartic bust of high-collar angst, and on Monday, you can see for yourself, when "MTV Live: The National" premieres on

Shot on five cameras, the set features the band tearing through material from their last two albums, 2007's Boxer and last year's High Violet, and five of those songs — "Bloodbuzz Ohio," "Afraid of Everyone," "Conversation 16," "Fake Empire" and "Terrible Love" — are featured on "MTV Live."

"We're not that concerned with reproducing the record version of a song live. ... Just playing onstage in front of people in a room changes the way a song feels, changes the way we perform it," frontman Matt Berninger said before the taping. "The adrenaline kicks in, so I think live we are more reckless and ramshackle and probably louder and faster."

And he wasn't kidding. The National's set was plenty loud (and plenty fast), and fans can watch the entire thing build to a boil — and subsequently bubble over when Berninger threw himself into the spastic audience during "Terrible Love" — starting Monday, with the premiere of "MTV Live: The National" on Trust us, you won't be disappointed.

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Audrina Patridge: Back in NYC

Arriving in the Big Apple for the weekend ahead, Audrina Patridge was spotted toting her luggage down the street on Friday (February 18).

The reality TV starlet looked cute in boots, green pants and a white top as she politely smiled for the on-hand photogs.

Keeping her fans up-to-date, Audrina tweeted shortly after arrival, ?Back in NYC!!! Deciding which broadway show to go see.... Suggestions??...?

Just last weekend, Patridge hosted a party at the Harrah?s in Atlantic City.


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Justin Bieber's 'CSI' Appearance: A Cheat Sheet

Everything you need to know before Thursday's (February 17) episode.
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Last September, Justin Bieber made his first of two appearances on "CSI." In the episode, he played a troubled teen named Jason McCann. Amid plot twists and bomb explosions, fans were left wondering if young Jason was more trouble than he seemed.

Bieber returned to the "CSI" set in January, and while on set, he was hospitalized with an allergic reaction. But Bieber was fine enough to finish shooting his big second episode, "A Target of Obsession," which airs Thursday night (February 17).

"CSI" star George Eads, who plays Bieber's foil in the episode (Nick Stokes), revealed that Jason wouldn't live to see another day by the episode's end. "One of my crew guys goes, 'Man, you're going to split the country down the middle — half of them are going to hate you and half of them are going to love you,' " Eads said. "In the context of the story, he deserved it. I think in a way I was also at fault for killing Taylor Swift, too. Man, I'm going to have to stay away from a lot of people. Tell Miley Cyrus not to come on our show."

Bieber told MTV News earlier this month that he really loved being involved in the whole process of making the episode, including his fake death.

"Yeah, I get killed in the episode. I definitely get murdered," he revealed. "It was really cool because I actually — I get shot, like, several times," he revealed. "I fall down, and there's fake blood and everything. It's crazy how the whole process is."

Bieber also shared that he enjoyed stretching his bad-boy muscle for the part. "I'm not a bad person, so it's funny to play a bad person," he explained.

As for why the pop star chose "CSI" for his acting debut, he said, "I wanted to do something that's going to be challenging for me, and it's definitely going to be. It has been."

Will you be watching Justin Bieber on "CSI"? Tell us below!

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