The greatest piece of news that came out of Britney Spears singing Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone,’ is that Larry Rudolph is still managing Spears’ career. In an interview with music producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Darkchild insisted that he didn’t leak the track, as he would “never leak something without Britney Spears approval, without Larry Rudolph, without Jive Records.” Larry Rudolph managed Britney Spears when she originally shot to fame with ‘Baby One More Time,’ and she fired him shortly after marrying Kevin Federline. She brought him back to resurrect her career after her breakdown. I haven’t heard much about him since, and I was concerned that she sacked him and the press never got wind. I am happy to report that my speculation was amiss. Listen to the Britney version of ‘Telephone’ below.
Giorgio Armani is 75 years old and still as relevant as ever. First he designed for Lady Gaga’s tour, and now he will be designing the outfits for the European leg of Alicia Keys’ tour. Of her relationship with Armani, Keys said “my friendship with [him] happened early on. He started sending me clothes and then we began working more closely for big events. The first major dress we designed together was for the Grammys in 2006. It was a fully beaded black Privee dress that weighed about a ton, but once it was on, it felt just gorgeous.” Who says you lose your mojo later in life? (The dress she is referring to is in the picture on the right).
I was driving in my car the other day when Lady Gaga’s new song, ‘Alejandro’ came on the radio. As my hair blew in the sunroof created breeze, I thought to myself, “gosh, this song sounds awfully familiar.” By the third chorus it hit me! It’s an Ace of Base rip-off of the song ‘Don’t Turn Around.’ Apparently, I’m not the only person to notice either. The irony is that Lady Gaga and Ace of Base are the only two out of three artists (Avril Lavigne makes three) in the last sixteen years to score three #1 hits off a debut album. So is this a copy or just a strange coincidence? Listen below and judge for yourself.