Demi departs "The X Factor" to focus on music.
+ Demi Lovato has confirmed that she won't be returning to judge "The X Factor" next season. "It's been really great, but I'm so excited for 2014. I'm going to dedicate it entirely and completely to music -- touring and making a new album. Possibly releasing one," she told reporters. (MTV News)
+ fun. are giving their fans an early holiday present in the form of a free live EP on their website. The band's Before Shane Went To Bangkok: fun. Live In The USA houses tracks recorded during their Most Nights Tour and features the previously unreleased track, "What The F***." (Rolling Stone)
+ Watch Britney Spears surprise one unsuspecting British fan. On the Christmas episode of the U.K.'s "Surprise Surprise," Britney poses as a waitress to serve up some afternoon high tea, scones, and fan happiness. (Idolator)
+ Angel Haze’s Dirty Gold was slated to drop in March, but she leaked it yesterday after frustrations with her label. (Though, the link appears to be down.) "I got here doing this for my fans and if you guys don't feel the same, it won't stop me.... Idc what happens after this. They will get the music they were promised," she tweeted. (MTV News)
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