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Leona Lewis Is Going Motown For New Christmas Album Thanks To Advice From A Certain Celeb!

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Get ready for a Motown Christmas, Perezcious readers!

It may only be July, but Leona Lewis is gearing up to bring it to us this holiday season!

The former X Factor winner revealed she's got some new plans for her next album thanks to an old friend who pointed her in this direction.

Leona revealed:

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Michael Jackson Makes His Way To Broadway! Motown: The Musical Set To Premiere!

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Motown is headed to Broadway this spring!

After being several years in the making, director Charles Randolph-Wright has finally found his perfect cast for Motown: The Musical!

Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, amongst others, will all be portrayed by actors on the Great White Way, starting March 11th!

12-year-old Raymond Luke Jr. has been cast to play young MJ, and will have the honor — and major pressure — of singing some of the Jackson 5’s greatest hits, like I Want You Back and ABC!

Check out a pic of Raymond (above)!!

Of the actor and his portrayal, Randolph-Wright states:

"Michael Jackson had intensity and a confidence, combined with a naiveté. He was almost hypnotic in his allure. You can't replicate one of a kind, but Raymond has that spirit, that feeling Michael Jackson gave you. He makes you smile."

Wow, those are definitely some big shoes to fill, but we’re sure the rising Broadway star will do just fine in playing the King of Pop!

Take a look at a behind the scenes sneak peak and hear Raymond sing some MJ… AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Let The Bidding War Begin! Britney Spears' Contract With RCA Is Almost UP!

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That's right, Britney Spears may very well be an artist up for grabs!

The pop star's current contract with RCA, formerly Jive Records, only has ONE album left on it, and it appears that there are already two pretty big contenders hoping to sign her for the next phase of her music career!

And the first one may have an unfair advantage: he'll be sitting next to her on the judges panel of The X Factor this September!

According to reports, L.A. Reid is VERY adamant about

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DWTS Goes To MoTown & Brings The Sex(y)!!!

Are the producers of America's Dancing With the Stars trying to compete with Argentina's???

Because William Levy and Cheryl had everyone blushing with their "raunchy" Rumba Monday night (above)!!

One of the judges called it filthy, but we like to call their Top 3 performance enticing (because we NEVER want to see it stop, LOL)!!!

And even Maria Menounos and Derek Hough turned up the heat with their Foxtrot (below)!!! They might have been bottom three, but hey, at least those foxes are entertaining to watch! ;)

Check out Maria's performance … AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Darren Criss LOVES Hanson!!!

UM… YEAH HE DOES!!!

And THIS is why WE love Darren Criss so much!

When he's asked to explain his admiration for Hanson, he doesn't just say, "oh they're super fun!"

He gives us a REAL reason!!! And it's one all the haters should know!!

Darren points it out that these boys were singing Mo-Town when they were children. Yeah, that's how cool they are. And that's how cool Darren is for recognizing it.

Okay now we're just being selfish though….

U can watch Darren gush about Hanson too (above)!!!

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Old Dudes Dubsteppin'!

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Werk it, boys! LOLz!

Check out this HIGHlarious video (above) of old dudes getting their dubstep on during what appears to be some sort of family function.

This is just wonderful! We are SO having these guys perform at our wedding! Anyone out there have any contact info for these fellas?!?!?!?

Before we hire them, though, we pose this question: Can these older gentlemen also dance to non-dubstep types of music too? Like can they also get down to mainstream pop music? Or how about Motown classics? Harp-based songs??? Ha!

What do U think? Would U like these guys to dance at one of UR important life events???

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Rest In Peace, Nick Ashford

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Motown genius Nick Ashford has died of throat cancer. He was 69.

Ashford wrote and produced a myriad Motown classics with his wife, Valerie Simpson.

Some of his songs include Aint No Mountain High Enough, You're All I need to Get By, Let's Go Get Stoned, and I'm Every Woman.

In 1984, he and Valerie made their Solid (As A Rock) video (watch above).

His last work was a collaboration album with Maya Angelo — 1996's Been Found.

Ashford and his wife were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

It's a sad die when we lose someone, especially when that someone is a true artist.

Rest in peace, Nick Ashford.

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