Beyoncé preps her return to the stage in a behind-the-scenes video.
+ Peep Beyoncé’s behind-the-scenes video for her first set of concerts post-Blue Ivy. In it, she rehearses and gets involved in the show’s production planning. She performs four concerts this weekend at the new Revel Resorts in Atlantic City. (Neon Limelight)
+ Jay-Z has been reportedly tapped to write the music for a film based on the musical “Annie.” Willow Smith is set to play the lead role, with dad Will Smith serving as the movie’s producer. (Pitchfork)
+ Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have apparently begun their “X Factor” hosting duties, and someone has already leaked audio from a recent taping. “I think you can be bigger than the next Justin Bieber,” Spears said to a male contestant. (MTV News)
+ We guessed when The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Ke$ha collaborated things would get cray-cray. Besides some bloodletting, Coyne said, “She has a tattoo gun that she gives everyone a tattoo with, so within 20 minutes of being at her house, I had a tattoo on my toe; it’s the only tattoo I’ve ever had.” (MTV News)
+ Eminem says he’s “started to toy” with his eighth studio album, the follow-up to Recovery. “I’m finishing up everything on the [Shady Records signees] Slaughterhouse album, and I’m kinda getting into my next record a little bit,” he said. (Rap-Up)
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