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The Saturdays recording new material, Rihanna to duet with Coldplay, Marcus Collins releasing debut album and limited edition The Wanted mag out now – gossip!


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Despite the fact that we uncovered their sick notes last week, The Saturdays have hinted that they’ve returned to the studio to record new material. The girls have already confirmed that they’ll release their fourth studio album this year, but what with Una’s pregnancy and rumours of a music video for ‘The Way You Watch Me’ being filmed with Travie McCoy, we certainly weren’t expecting it so soon. Also, Mollie stands on her toes when recording songs. Thrilling stuff.

After reaching 2 billion views on YouTube, Rihanna decided to celebrate the best way she knows how. And no, we don’t mean getting wasted and grinding in the club. Taking to her infamous Twitter account, Rih-Rih announced that she’ll be sharing the stage with Coldplay at this year’s Grammy Awards to perform their collaborative effort ‘Princess Of China’. Rumour has it that they’ll also treating everyone at the Brit Awards to the duet too. So much for that holiday, eh Rihanna?

It sounds to us like one of Tom Jones’ fellow The Voice UK judges has a bit on an unhealthy obsession with him. Can you guess who came out with this nugget? “I get to hang out with Tom Jones soon. We’re going to dinner together. I’m just looking forward to seeing what he orders, to see what he eats.”Is he a no-carbs man? Does he just have soup or salad?” Well put it this way, if Tom Jones turns up dead next week, we’re going with Jessie J, in the restaurant, with the soup poison.

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This one is an update for your mum. Sensible crooner Marcus Collins is going to become the first of last year’s X Factor’s contestants to unveil an album, with his debut currently pencilled in for release on March 12th. He’s been working with Gary Barlow and you can pre-order the… Zzzzzzz. Oh, sorry, must have dozed off there. Little Mix need to hurry up, right? Right.

Remember magazines? Well you should because contrary to popular belief, they do still exist. And you might be interested to know that the new issue of Top Of The Pops magazine is a The Wanted special. 68 pages (68!) of exclusive interviews, photos and limited edition posters. Go forth teens of Britain and strip the shelves of your local WHSmith bare.

You probably won’t recognise her name yet, but Azealia Banks is set to be one of 2012’s biggest stars – and the pop Gods have dealt her a lucky hand this week. After creating ridiculous amounts of online hype with her song ‘212’ (warning: definitely not for the easily offended!), Azealia revealed that she’s been signed to major record label Universal and is hoping to release her debut album in May or June. Watch this space!

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