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Scott Disick gives a disturbing debut acting performance in Kanye West's album promo.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star - who dates Kanye's girlfriend Kim's older sister Kourtney Kardashian - channels Christian Bale's American Psycho role as Patrick Bateman in the short video teaser for the rapper's new record Yeezus. He appears alongside Kim's best friend Jonathan Cheban, who takes on Jared Leto's character Paul Allen in Kanye's spoof video.

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears is to release her new album this year. The "Gimme More" hitmaker says her eighth studio album will debut before the end of 2013 and has revealed she's taken a leap in a different direction with her sound and believes her fans will be "surprised" by the new material.

"It's definitely in the beginning stations right now. I want to take this album and have a new approach with it, make it different from anything I've ever done," she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. When asked if fans can expect new music in 2013, she replied, "By the end of the year, yeah."

The 31-year-old singer has confirmed will.i.am will be featuring on her upcoming record and has teased that British producer William Orbit will be working with her next week to produce some songs: "will has some really interesting tracks. There's a lot of guitar. I think people will be surprised. I think William Orbit is coming into town for me to work with next week. I've never worked with him before so I'm so excited."

Britney premiered her new single "Ooh La La" today, which she has recorded for upcoming animated movie The Smurfs 2.

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Jay-ZJay-Z has announced his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail. The "Run This Town" rapper will release his twelfth studio album worldwide on July 4 in a unique new deal with mobile phone company Samsung.

Jay announced the new record in a three-minute commercial for Samsung, which aired on TV last night during the NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. In the clip, the rapper is seen recording new music in the studio with a slew of top collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Swizz Beats and Rick Rubin. "The idea is to really finish the album and drop it. Giving it to the world at one time and letting them share it, and it goes out," he said.

The album will first be made available for free to one million lucky fans who own the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 or Galaxy Note II. The phone users will be able to download the record at 12.01am on July 4 through a special app on their mobile phones, while the album's general release will follow 72 hours later.

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Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson is writing songs to help get over his split from Kristen Stewart.

The 27-year-old actor is not planning on landing a record deal but is penning tracks in a bid to take his mind off his Twilight co-star, after they split for a second time last month. "Rob's always had half a mind on his music, but when his film career and relationship with Kristen both took off at the same time, something else had to give. He's really enjoyed picking up his guitar again properly and it has given him something to focus on during the break-up. Everyone's saying that he's really talented, but he's adamant we'll only be seeing him in films for the time being," a source close to the actor said.

The pair split for a second time after Kristen got back in touch with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, who she confessed to having an affair with last year behind Robert's back.

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Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West

Kanye West has cast Scott Disick as the lead in his latest music video.

The rapper is keeping business in the family by asking Scott, who is in a relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, the sister of Kanye's pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian, to be in the promo. The promotional video will be inspired by the film American Psycho - about Manhattan businessman Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, who is also a delusional serial killer. According to the New York Post newspaper, the video will be shot in Brooklyn and will re-create Bale's lines about Huey Lewis and the News - which he utters to Jared Leto's character Paul Allen - but with references to Kanye and his forthcoming album Yeezus substituted for "The Power of Love" hitmakers. Leto's part in the video is going to be recreated by Kim's close friend Jonathan Cheban.

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The Wanted and Justin Bieber

The Wanted have confirmed that Justin Bieber will appear on their new album.

The "All Time Low" hitmakers have revealed the follow-up to 2011's Battleground will feature a collaboration with the "Baby" singer, along with fellow Brit Rita Ora and many other big names. When asked who they have teamed up with for their new material, member Max George told website MTV UK, "[Producer] Dr. Luke, Rita Ora, Nasri who does a lot of Bieber's stuff and Justin himself."

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Placebo is back with a new album, and they're not being quiet about it.

The alternative rockers released a teaser for the title track of their upcoming seventh studio album, Loud Like Love. Though the video appears to be a little more normal than the band's usual aesthetic, the music itself sounds like they're departing from their sixth album Battle for the Sun - thankfully - and returning to the style fans recall from Meds (2006) and Sleeping with Ghosts (2003).

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Adam Levine and Katy Perry

Could there be an Adam Levine and Katy Perry duet in the making?

Judging by some paparazzi photos, The Voice judge was seen exiting a recording studio soon after the "Part of Me" singer had entered the same building. Pop star Sia and producer Diplo were also spotted during Perry's recoding session, appearing in a photo she posted on Instagram where the pair playfully try to hide the "California Gurls" singer from photographers with umbrellas (seen after the jump).

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BeckBeck is planning to release two new albums this year.

The "Devil's Haircut" musician is working on a follow up to 2008's Modern Guilt as well as an acoustic album, according to Rolling Stone magazine. One completely new track, "Defriended" has already appeared on the internet, but it is unknown if it will appear on either album.

Beck said last year he had gone back to working on some ideas he had started in 2008: "There is music and its coming. I have this one record I started in 2008, it got put aside for a long time, but recently I've been mixing some of the songs. I'm not sure if they'll be singles, EPs or an album, but it will come out in some way and it sounds sonically adventurous."

Beck's last musical project was Song Reader which was a collection of sheet music. Fans from around the world were then encouraged to share their own interpretations and versions of the tracks.

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StingSting is set to release his first new material in a decade later this year.

The "Fields of Gold" singer has recorded his first full-length album, The Last Ship, since his 2003 record Sacred Love after taking inspiration from songs he had penned for the same-titled Broadway musical, scheduled to open next year. The play is set in the 1980s in Wallsend, North East England, near where Sting - real name Gordon Sumner - grew up and the 61-year-old musician will use several songs from the show along with tracks he wrote which weren't included in the final line up.

Sting - who is currently touring North America with his Back to Bass tour - has been working hard on the LP for three years and has called upon the help of several collaborators, including James Bond writer John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The record, which will be his 11th studio album, will be released by a grouping of labels Cherrytree, Interscope and A & M Records.

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