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Lady Gaga to Record New Album Naked

A roundup of the headlines you should kinda sorta know
Kevin Mazur

Lady Gaga Is Recording Her New Album, "ARTPOP," While Naked The pop star thinks singing in the nude helps her voice sound stronger, according to NME. [NME]

Two Members of Pussy Riot Have Fled Russia The two left after three other Pussy Rioters were sentenced to two years in prison. [MSNBC]

The National Will Open for President Obama in Des Moines, Iowa on September 1st The “Fake Empire” rockers have worked with Obama before, once in 2008 and again in 2010. [Pitchfork]

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine Is Planning to Take a Year Off Welch says she wants at least 12 months off before recording her new album. [NME]

Tom Waits Will Appear on The Simpsons The gravelly-voiced legend will play a survivalist helping Homer prepare for the apocalypse. [Pitchfork]

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September 2: A Family Portrait

September 2: A Family Portrait

Taking a break from her Vegas residency, Britney Spears shows loving support for her little sister, the now country singer, Jamie Lynn Spears, during a performance at the LA County Fair in Pomona. While there, they were able to snap this cute family portrait with the kids, Maddie, Jayden, and Sean.