What has been going on in the world of news while we've all been asleep?

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Everything you may have heard about Madonna calling her new album 'Hard Candy' and releasing a single called 'Four Minutes' is now offi­cially true. ('Madonna Confirms New Album's Name' — BBC)

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Robyn is working with Kleerup on three new songs for her next album. ('Robyn's Ready For The Off' — Daily Mail)

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Klaxons know how to put a bit of effort into their stage attire. ('Going For Gold' — Daily Mail)

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Spice Girls have recorded a new song, although it probably won't follow 'Headlines' into the lower reaches of the Top 15. ('Girl Power Has Got A Bit Spicey' — The Sun)

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Jay-Z may have chosen an unfor­tu­nate business partner — his dealings with Barclays Bank have led him to be sued for profiting from the slave trade. ('Jay-Z Accused Of Profiting From Slavery' — The Guardian)

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Fall Out Boy have covered Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'. It will certainly be better than Fergie's recent mauling of the same track. (''Beat It' Cover Bolsters Fall Out Boy CD/DVD' — Billboard)

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Leona Lewis will be taking off her clothes for PETA, which is good for animals but also good for Leona because a lot of very famous women have done the same thing pre­vi­ously so that means Leona is as famous as they are because she has done the same thing as them, do you see etc etc. ('Leona Lewis Strip Fur Animals' — The Sun)

Blimey.