"Wow I just wanna drink a million bottles of champagne": the understandably excited words of demure rapper Azealia Banks, whose Universal contract has now been announced. (Pitchfork)
In further 'get them while they’re fairly hot' news, 'Want U Back' ruiner Astro and 'other US X Factor bloke' Marcus Canty have been signed to LA Reid’s Epic Records. (Ace Showbiz)
Rihanna has announced that she will be performing 'Princess Of China' with Coldplay at the LL Cool J-hosted Grammys next month. (Twitter) We’re not exactly sure where this leaves their presumed Brits performance, but it does suggest that the UK show’s 'surprise' collabo is more likely to be a Jessie J/Ed Sheeran 'effort'.
In a bid to deflect attention from the 'Born This Way' copycat allegations that Madonna recently reignited, DJ White Shadow has had a go at David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s 'Turn Me On', saying it is like 'Only Girl (In The World)' "in a very ugly dress". (That Grape Juice) Nice one, 'Shadow'.
'It’s My Time' scribe Andrew Lloyd Webber would apparently like Shatterer Of Children’s Dreams Nicole Scherzinger to be a judge on his 'hotly' anticipated let’s‑find-me-a-Jesus ITV1 talent show extravaganza. (The Sun)
Steer Elly from La Roux well away from LMFAO, as she is "terrified" of sexy songs. (Contactmusic)
Occasionally dodgy driver Justin Bieber has scribbled his name on a car that’s going to be sold on eBay. (The Star) Unfortunately it’s not his ever-so-slightly extravagant batman sports car, but a Hyundai.
This is a fairly irritaing opinion 'piece' about Madonna, cooking and feminism. (Scotsman)
And finally, Adele is "staying strong" after having a curry ban imposed on her in a bid to help her voice recover more quickly. (Daily Star) Never mind, she'll find something like aloo.
THAT WAS some of THE NEWS.