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Britney Spears could be free of her conservatorship in the fall, if she has her way. The pop star’s lawyers filed documents Wednesday, obtained by Variety, to end the legal arrangement in the next few weeks — and without a psychiatric evaluation. They asked the court to set a hearing on terminating the conservatorship “at its soonest convenience.” At next week’s hearing in the case, Brit’s lawyers are expected to try to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as conservator. Jamie has agreed to step down pending the approval of expenditures he made with Britney’s money.

Netflix just dropped the first full trailer for its buzzed-about Britney Spears documentary from Erin Lee Carr, titled Britney vs Spears. The project, which had been the subject of rumors for several months, was finally confirmed Tuesday when Netflix debuted an 18-second teaser on Twitter with an alert that a full trailer would debut on Wednesday (Sept. 22). The brief clip featured a voicemail left by Spears to a lawyer at 12:29 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2009. “Hi, my name is Britney Spears,” she is heard saying. “I called you earlier. I’m calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship…” It cuts out before Spears finishes the message with a timestamp that shows it runs 31 seconds.

A Rihanna-lookalike adult film star is looking to get in a feud started with the singer — by accusing Rihanna of spreading an STD! In a video posted by OnSite, Harley Dean says, “[Rihanna] hates me because I worked with her a few years ago right before she launched her [Clara Lionel] foundation back in 2015. I helped fund-raise her gala here in Hollywood while she was [sleeping with] my boss, and gave my boss chlamydia. And here I am, the hoe, alleged hoe, yeah I am a hoe, but everyone thought that I was the one [sleeping with] my boss and in all reality, it was [her]. It came out that she got him sick, ’cause he was married, he’s a prince in Africa, and he came out here back in 2013.” Dean threw another bomb, too, saying that RiRi once had a secret fling with Travis Scott.

Saturday Night Live returns on October 2 with four consecutive shows on NBC. Kacey Musgraves, Halsey, Young Thug and Brandi Carlile set as musical guests.

The Weeknd is being sued over his song “Call Out My Name.” Producers Suniel Fox and Henry Strange are suing the star, whose real real name is Abel Tesfaye, along with his co-writers Nicolás Jaar and Frank Dukes, claiming copyright infringement. Fox and Strange argue that the tune, from 2018’s “My Dear Melancholy, is “strikingly and/or substantially similar, if not identical” to their 2015 track “Vibeking.” They argue that both songs “are played at a similar tempo,” adding they both “use features of electronica, ambience, pop, hip-hop, rock, and R&B to achieve a particular atmospheric and melancholic sound.” They insist The Weeknd and his songwriters used their music “without a license, authorization, or consent from Plaintiffs.” Source: Pitchfork

Taylor Swift is giving a shout-out to one of her inspirations in her latest TikTok video. Using the “Mama Said” trend, where users match up the Lukas Graham song to images of people that inspired them, Taylor’s video features a caption that reads a critic’s comment that says “country girls can’t go pop.” Taylor simply shrugs and then to prove that wrong, she cuts to images of Shania Twain, even including two shots of her and Shania. She captioned the video, “Learned from the best 💁♀️.” Source: Taylor Swift


Learned from the best 💁♀️ ##mamasaid ##swifttok @shaniatwain 📷: Getty Images by Jeff Kravitz and Denise Truscello

♬ Mama Said – Lukas Graham

Elton John is releasing the new album of collaborations, “The Lockdown Sessions,” on October 22nd, and now he’s given fans another taste of the record. Elton just shared “After All,” his collaboration with Charlie Puth. Elton called Charlie an “amazing musician,” noting they totally “hit it off.” “He’s incredibly quick, Charlie. We just had an amazing chemistry in the studio,” he adds, sharing, “He’s become a friend and a friend of the family. Our children love him and he loves them.” Charlie shared, “As a songwriter, I have admired and looked up to Elton John my entire life,” noting, “He is world-class and the true definition of a musical genius. Being a part of his musical journey is a dream come true.” Source: Elton John

The Rolling Stones have premiered a new music video for their song “Living in the Heart of Love.” The new video was shot in Paris and directed by Charles Mehling. It stars Marguerite Thiam and Nailia Harzoune eating, drinking, partying and clubbing their way through the city. Late Stones drummer Charlie Watts makes several appearances, smiling wryly at the camera as he holds down a characteristically rock-solid beat. The video ends with the words “Charlie is my darling” superimposed over the Paris skyline. Initially unveiled in August, “Living in the Heart of Love” gave fans their first taste of the bonus material featured on the 40th-anniversary edition of Tattoo You. The previously unreleased song is one of nine tracks included in the deluxe package’s “Lost & Found: Rarities” disc. Tattoo You – which was originally released in August 1981 – saw the Stones completing song ideas that had been recorded then scrapped throughout the ‘70s. The band updated the tunes, giving them new life with additional vocal and instrumental parts. The album – which featured classic tracks like “Start Me Up,” “Neighbours” and “Waiting on a Friend” – went on to sell more than 4 million copies in the U.S. In addition to a remastered version of the original LP, along with the aforementioned “Lost & Found: Rarities” disc, the 40th-anniversary edition of Tattoo You will include a complete concert recording, Still Life, taken from the Stones’ 1982 performance at Wembley Stadium in London. The box set is due to arrive on Oct. 22. (Ulitmate Classic Rock)

Lil Nas X rounded up some pretty impressive feature artists for Montero, but there were a couple of collabs that didn’t quite make it. In a Twitter Q & A session, the flashy rapper revealed that he ended up teaming with Jack Harlow on “Industry Baby” after Nicki Minaj didn’t respond to the demo he sent her. Lil’ Nas also admitted that he got sidetracked when pursuing a Lady Gaga collabo, saying, “I actually wanted a song with her on the album but I never finished writing to it & sending it to her.” On the other hand, there is one pairing we should keep a lookout for. When he was asked if he planned to release the leaked Sam Smith duet “Empathy,” Nas said, “Yes, it’ll most likely come with a music video.”

Kelly Clarkson is the latest star already ready for the holidays. The singer just announced she’ll be releasing a new Christmas album, “When Christmas Comes Around.” The album is a mix of holiday originals and favorites, like “Santa Baby,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Last Christmas” and “Jingle Bell Rock. And she isn’t alone on this record, enlisting such special guests as Arana Grande, Chris Stapleton and Brett Eldredge. Source: Kelly Clarkson

Rihanna has had new music on the way for years. She opened up about the album, which is referred to as “R9,” while promoting her most recent Savage X Fenty Fashion Show. “You’re not going to expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear,” RiRi explained. “I’m really experimenting.” The newly minted billionaire went on to say, “Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I’m having fun and it’s going to be completely different.” Source: The Blast

Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, Lindsey Buckingham and Carole King are among the acts supporting the new Code Red Congress campaign. The goal is to push Congress to pass the strong climate provisions in the Build Back Better budget legislation. The various artists are encouraging their fans to use hashtags #CodeRedClimate and #CodeRedCongress on social media and to E-mail their representatives about the bill. Other stars involved in the campaign include Leonardo DiCaprio, Radiohead, Maroon 5, Jon Batiste, Dave Matthews Band, Brittany Howard, Jane Fonda, Mark Ruffalo, Foo Fighters, Dead & Company, Graham Nash, Joan Baez, Wilco, Michael Franti, Melissa Etheridge and Bright Eyes.

Joe Jonas and wife Sophie Turner just purchased a new home in Miami. TMZ reports the couple shelled out $11 million for a property in the island community of Bay Point. The waterfront property features 10,416 square feet, with six bedrooms and eight and a half baths. Plus there’s a gym, spa, swimming pool, sauna, wine cellar and more. And it looks like they may actually be settling down in Miami, because they’ve already put their two other properties on the market, a mansion in Encino, California for $17 million, and a Manhattan apartment for $6 million. Source: TMZ

Gwen Stefani kept the details of her wedding to Blake Shelton pretty secret, but she’s loosened up a bit — and just shared some videos from her wedding dress fitting. The sassy singer hit up Instagram on Tuesday to share the video of herself in Vera Wang’s showroom, modeling the flowing white gown and some seriously sexy white boots. She added the hashtag #seconddressitriedon.

• Kenny Rogers: All in for the Gambler (filmed before his death) airs on CBS. Artists include: Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Lady A, Idina Menzel
• Billboard Latin Music Awards in Coral Gables, FL air live on Universo.
• Documentary Oasis Knebworth 1996 screens in theaters worldwide.
• Firefly Music Festival kicks off in Dover, DE. Artists include: Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, The Killers, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Cage the Elephant, Roddy Ricch, Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly, Diplo, Glass Animals, Portugal the Man, Sylvan Esso, Khruangbin, Phoebe Bridgers, REZZ, Nelly, Blackbear, Band of Horses, Judah & the Lion, Dominic Fike, Girl in Red, Oliver Tree, Arlo Parks, Mt. Joy, Lovelytheband, Grandson, Badflower, Surf Mesa, Ritt Momney, White Reaper, Cannons, Middle Kids
• Louder Than Life festival kicks off in Louisville, KY. Artists include: Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Korn, Mudvayne, Jane’s Addiction, Staind, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Escape the Fate, Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Fever 333, Cleopatrick, Machine Gun Kelly, The Distillers, Asking Alexandria, Grandson, Judas Priest, Seether, Skillet, The Hu, Badflower, Mammoth WVH, Fozzy, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New
• Rebel Rock festival kicks off in Orlando, FL. Artists include: Volbeat, P.O.D., Slaves, Otherwise, Erra, Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Pop Evil, Skillet, Motionless in White, Hatebreed, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, DevilDriver, Escape the Fate, Nonpoint, Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Brett Scallions, Anti-Flag, All That Remains
• Steve Perry’s silver 1979 Mercedes 450 SL goes up for auction.
• The Weeknd gets Humanitarian Award from Black Music Action Coalition.

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