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Dannii MinogueDannii Minogue is set to open up on a "very personal" new album.

The 42-year-old star has begun work on her latest record, and it is said she could be ready to sing about her break-up with Kris Smith and her rumored fling with Simon Cowell.

"The record will be very personal. Dannii wants to cover the events from the last couple of years. She's kept quiet about a lot of things and is using her music as an opportunity to finally speak about it all. She's actually finding it really therapeutic," an insider said.

The "Put The Needle On It" singer has been turning to her sister Kylie for support as she writes the new album - which is her first in ten years, which made her apprehensive: "I've been dabbling for a while, I've got a few tracks there. The older you get the more hesitant you get. There's more at stake and seeing how I'm going to build in time for that and keep some balance. There's always a few messages from fans saying 'Come on, it's been 10 years since the last album.' I've had little chunks of time to dedicate and sit down and write stuff. It's all about the right songs."

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RJ MitteBreaking Bad star RJ Mitte wants to start a music career.

The 21-year-old actor - who played the character of lead actor Bryan Cranston's son, Walter Jr., in the recently concluded hit TV series - has aspirations to record some of his own songs and has been brushing up on his instrumental skills.

"I'm working on it right now, I'm learning guitar, I'm learning piano. I have a little bit of an issue, I have one good hand, the other hand is a little stiff and rigid, but I'm getting control over it. I love music, at one point I had close to half a million songs on a hard drive. My house is constantly being filled with music, every music, vinyl, everything. It's really brilliant."

Although RJ suffers from cerebral palsy (CP) - a condition which normally occurs before or during birth for a number of reasons, usually due to a lack of oxygen to the brain - through "tons of yoga" and exercise, he has the condition under control, and had to accentuate its characteristics for the series. "It took a little bit of convincing [to get the part], as at first Vince [Gilligan, show creator] thought I was actually too able-bodied. I can't tell you the last time I've gone to a doctor for my CP. I have it under control for the most part," he previously said.

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RihannaRihanna is planning to release two albums in 2014.

The "Stay" hitmaker has put out a new record every year since 2009 and although this year she hasn't released another she is hoping to have "big hits" in the future. "'The plan is to put two records out. Rihanna wants big hits on both the albums," a source told The Sun.

The Barbadian beauty's last album Unapologetic hit shelves in November 2012 and she's since been busy on her Diamonds World Tour, which kicked off in March this year, in support of her seventh studio album.

Rihanna has had a successful year and was recently named the new face of Balmain where she will front the Spring/Summer 2014 collection advertising campaign for the French fashion label and is expected to feature in magazines from January. "In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world. When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete," the label's creative director, Olivier Rousteing, previously said.

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Idris ElbaIdris Elba will make a special DJ appearance at London's Sway nightclub on Friday.

The actor-and-DJ will provide the soundtrack to a night of partying at the Covent Garden hotspot, marking his first DJ set since the whirlwind success of his latest acting role as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, for which he recently earned a Golden Globe nomination

The 41-year-old star will DJ under his musical moniker 7 Wallace and will also be joined by US female rapper Eve - whose hit singles include "Tambourine" and "Rich Girl" with Gwen Stefani - and former EastEnders actor Chucky Venn, who plays Ray Dixon in the BBC One soap.

Idris recently revealed that his next album will be dedicated to former South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 earlier this month: "The album will be called Mi Mandela. I went back to South Africa and worked with some great musicians. I'm really proud of the album. I'll wait until the film has died down so it doesn't get muddled but I'll release it in the New Year. Basically, it's a love letter from me to Mandela about me playing him."

Gallery: Idris Elba to DJ in London


Jamie Hince and Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan is making music with Kate Moss' husband.

The troubled actress is determined to get her life back on track following her stint in rehab in the summer, and has teamed up with Jamie Hince to work on a mystery project. The 27-year-old star posted a number of teasing photographs on her Instagram account, which saw her sitting at a mixing desk in a New York studio, as well as a signed copy of The Kills record, along with the hash tags "Jamie Hince" and "Studio time."

The blonde beauty, who released two albums when she was a Disney star, is keen to revive her music career and has been seeking advice from Jamie and Lily Allen's ex-boyfriend Robertson Furze in a bid to turn into a "rock chick." "Lindsay's really embarrassed by [her previous] music, it was really poppy and cheesy. She sees herself as far more credible now. Jamie is one of her idols - she loves The Kills and sees herself as a bit of a rock chick," a source said.

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Pharrell Williams is set to release his first solo album in eight years.

The "Get Lucky" star has signed to Columbia Records for the release, which will follow his 2006 LP In My Mind. According to The Guardian, the album will feature his track "Happy," which he recently recorded for the world's first 24 hour-long music video. It featured the 40-year-old rapper and producer along with cameos from Odd Future, Magic Johnson, Steve Carrell and Jimmy Kimmel - dancing through the streets of Los Angeles.

Pharrell has had a successful year in music, after collaborating with Robin Thicke for the hit "Blurred Lines" and working with Daft Punk on their comeback single "Get Lucky." Speaking to GQ after being named Hitmaker of the Year by the magazine, he said his success of the songs, which both went to number one, was down to people wanting to escape from all the bad things in the world. "Both songs are for people who need a break. There's a lot of fucked-up travesty in the world. Sometimes you just need a Hallmark card. Sometimes you just need to shake your a**," he said.

Gallery: Pharrell Williams to Release New Album


Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan wants to reignite her music career.

\The 27-year-old actress, who released her debut album, Speak in December 2004, is interested in moving on from her pop past and spent some time experimenting with Electronic Dance Music (EDM) tracks in a recording studio in New York City last weekend.

A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Lindsay, who signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records, headed by Tommy Mottola in 2004, is eager to ink a new deal with a label but hasn't signed anything yet. The insider said that The Canyons star has also been in touch with her friends in the industry, including Lady Gaga and ex-boyfriend Max George from The Wanted, to ask them for advice and support.

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Little Mix Nicki Minaj

Little Mix wants to collaborate with Nicki Minaj.

The "Change Your Life" hitmakers - made up of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - are keen for the 31-year-old rapper to feature on one of their future tracks. "We've been saying for ages that Nicki Minaj is the person we all want to record with," Jesy said. Jade added, "If we say it enough it may happen. We always envisage a rapper on our music."

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Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey has announced the title of her second album.

The "Video Games" star has quashed rumors she is set to retire from music by revealing details for her new record Ultraviolence, the follow-up to last year's debut Born To Die.

The 27-year-old singer discussed her plans for the album at the Hollywood premiere of her new movie Tropico last night, although there is no release date confirmed: "I really just wanted us all to be together so I could close the chapter before I release my new album, Ultraviolence."

Earlier this year, the star refused to confirm or deny whether she was retiring from music after a cryptic tweet saying Tropico would be her "farewell project." Fans at the premiere cheered as she announced plans for her new album and later tweeted their support. "So Lana Del Rey has a new album dropping at some point so I might cry tears of joy," one posted.

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MuseMuse will "strip back" the tracks on their next album.

Frontman Matt Bellamy said he wants to "reconnect" with the oldest elements of the band and that he is keen to experiment less on the new songs: "I've got a pretty good picture of what I'd like the next album to be like. It's the comedown and the sort of waking up the next day being like, 'What the f**k? What the f**k?' That was crazy.' I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are."

Speaking about the sound of the album, the 35-year-old musician continued, "I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we've experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff."

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Muse and Matt, along with band mates Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard, say they've come a long way. "In some ways, the band has gone on this pretty insane journey since we formed as teenagers. Back then, we weren't very outgoing on stage. We were very sort of off to ourselves, hiding behind the music," Matt added.

Gallery: New Muse Album Will Be Stripped Back


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