Music

Britney Spears fans asking for original video

Fans of US pop star Britney Spears are petitioning to see the original version of her new Make Me music video, which was reportedly scrapped for being too sexy.

TMZ reported that US photographer-director David LaChapelle had created the first video, but it was rejected by Spears' team because it was "pointless with no storyline".

Make Me was ultimately remade by Randee St. Nicholas and released on Friday.

When Spears fans caught wind of a previous clip, they launched a petition on Change.org demanding that it be released.

"We ask that RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment release the original video that was filmed by David LaChapelle for the song," read the petition, which collected more than 10,000 signatures.

Made Me is the lead single off 34-year-old Spears' ninth album Glory that will be released on Aug 26.


Reality TV show to have celeb mentors 

US actress Gwyneth Paltrow is teaming up with US music producer-rapper will.i.am for a new reality TV show.

They will be joined by entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk on Planet of The Apps, co-produced by Propogate and Apple, which will see the trio serve as mentors and advisors to app developers.

Paltrow, 43, who owns lifestyle brand Goop, said in a statement: "Developing and launching a business based on your own original idea can be exhilarating but intimidating.

"This is a great opportunity to be a part of a series that lets us use our experiences to help app developers break through and create viable businesses that will impact peoples' lives."


China opts not to release Suicide Squad

It looks like supervillain blockbuster Suicide Squad will not be opening in China.

That means it will not be getting a bump from the world's second-largest film market - a big blow especially since it is in need of good box office news after the negative reviews received so far.

A source told Business Insider that given China's censorship of stories with a negative outlook on life, it has officially passed on Suicide Squad in its upcoming releases.

It did not help that the movie, which is currently showing here, also has a supernatural aspect - another no-no by the standards of China Film Group, the state-backed distributor that handles the import of all foreign films.

 

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