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Taylor Swift's 'Red' Scores Biggest Sales Week in a Decade

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Taylor Swift's Red Scores Biggest-Selling Week for Album Since 2002
Country-pop megastar scores highest-selling week since Eminem's The Eminem Show [Billboard]

Simon Cowell Will "Push" Britney Spears to Perform During "X Factor" Finals
The Walking Insult also tries to broker a duet between Obama and Romney [THR]

Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Bass Up For Auction
Guitar is expected to get $25,000 - $40,000 next month [NME]

Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City Sued for "Good Time"
Alabama singer sues "Call Me Maybe" singer and others for copyright infringement [Billboard]

Cat Power May Cancel Tour Due to Bankruptcy, Medical Concerns
"Heart broken. Worked so hard. Got sick day after Sun came out & been struggling to keep all points of me in equilibrium," writes singer-songwriter [Pitchfork]

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July 21: 5SOS Get Down in the Dirty Laundry

July 21: 5SOS Get Down in the Dirty Laundry

We know and love 5 Seconds of Summer's goofy side and it was on full display for a livestream with MTV earlier today. In a segment that surely made fans squeal, the guys riled through a pile of dirty laundry don a slew of ridiculous undergarments. While Michael looks content in his pink boxers/thong combo, we can't say the same about Calum, with Luke and Ashton looking equally perplexed, as to how to layer a lacy G-String over his highlighter-yellow shorts.