POP UNCULTURED: A roundup of weird music news for the week ending February 24
by Anne T. Donahue
February 24, 2012
Since it’s impossible to address the total madness of the music industry in only five days, Pop Uncultured saves some of the week’s strangest stories for Friday afternoon. Enjoy?
Called “Drunk Text,” we should in no way assume that it is autobiographical.
Britney Spears may be the next X-Factor judge
People.com has shared that Britney Spears is an X-Factor judge hopeful, and will potentially take one of the spots left open by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. Vowing not to reveal anything before the announcement, producer Simon Cowell has chosen to stay out of the spotlight and has released only this exclusive self-portrait:
Adele is going for her helicopter license
Since six million Grammys just isn’t enough, Adele is going for her helicopter license because according to NME, “she’s a busy woman and needs to get to places with minimal disruption.” And as convenient as that answer may be, personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s just trying to set fire to the rain from a better angle. (LOLOLOL)
Adele also gave the middle finger onstage at the Brits [FULL STORY]
Because she hopped in a time machine, read the bad joke I just made, and reacted appropriately.
Set to collaborate with choreographer Wayne McGregor, Mark Ronson and Miike Snow will work to score a show for the Royal Ballet in London, which will “focus on the Jungian theme of anima/animus and the theory of collective masculine and feminine unconscious.” Pretty deep, guys, but try as you might, your ballet will never, ever compare to this:
The National Enquirer wants to publish photos of Whitney Houston‘s open casket
And to that I say:
Justin Bieber is releasing a new book
But on a lighter note, MTV reports that Justin Bieber is preparing to release his second book, Just Getting Started, this September. When asked how far along he is in writing it, Justin Bieber responded frustratingly, “I just told you.” Evidently, the book has yet to be titled.
Barack Obama sang “Sweet Home Chicago” in public
And to all a good night!