March 9, 2012


News Notes: Britney Spears To Judge "X Factor" & More

Randee St Nicholas
Randee St Nicholas

Britney Spears Close to Signing On to Judge The X Factor
She'll make $10 million, which is around what Xtina makes at The Voice but less than Jennifer Lopez at American Idol. [Vulture]

The Trammps' Lead Singer Passes Away
Jimmy Ellis, the voice behind "Disco Inferno," died at 74 after suffering from Alzheimer's. [DailySwarm]

Tyler, the Creator Thrown Off Stage During Gucci Mane Set
He amiably rushed the stage but Mane's security grabbed him at the throat. [HipHopDX]

Rihanna is Topless, Again
After tweeting a revealing pic pro bono, Rihanna lets it all hang out for an Armani advertisement. [MarieClaire]

Compton's Most Promising Rapper Gets Major Label Deal
Kendrick Lamar's next album will be jointly released by Aftermath, Interscope and Top Dawg after last year's Section.80 made big waves in spite of an iTunes-only availability. [TheFader]

Jay-Z To Headline 2012 Olympics-Related Music Fest
BBC Radio 1's Hackney Festival this June, held in outdoors in London. [NME]