Britney’s songwriter caught up in legal drama

Lukasz Gottwald, the guy who wrote Britney Spears‘ new hit, “Hold It Against Me,” has recently had to deal with public claims by the Bellamy Brothers that the song is nothing but a rip-off of the 1979 Bellamy Brothers song, “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?

In response, Gottwald has decided to sue for defamation, stating that the Bellamy Brothers’ claims are ridiculous and unfounded.  Gottwald is also asking for a court order clarifying that the two songs have no relation to each other whatsoever.  If you’ve heard both these songs, it’s pretty obvious that the Bellamy Brothers are just grasping at straws here.  If they really thought the song was a rip-off of theirs, they would have taken the case to court themselves.

Britney doesn’t dance in her new video

The new Britney Spears single, “Hold It Against Me,” is her strongest effort in years and her first valid attempt at a real comeback, but it’s not all good news.  According to sources who were involved in the shooting of the song’s video, Britney had not adequately practiced the dance moves the choreographer had created, and her dancing was so far below the required standard that a dance double had to be asked to step in and perform some of the more difficult moves for her.

Britney’s rep denies that this is true, and claims that fans will be able to see that it’s all Britney when they view the video.  Multiple witnesses at the actual filming of the video, however, say that the dancing is sometimes Britney, but mostly dance double Allison Kyler.

Cameron Diaz and A-Rod enjoy France

Cameron Diaz and her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, have been spotted enjoying Paris as a loving couple.  The two are shacked up in a swanky hotel room, and have been seen having romantic dinners, shopping at Chanel, and visiting museums.

They appear to be having a wonderful time and are taking in everything the city has to offer.  That’s sweet and everything, and I wish them all the best, but I have to admit I don’t get Cameron’s taste in men.  She seems to have a fetish for pop star leftovers – first Britney’s ex, and now Madonna’s.  If Cameran ever starts dating Jordan Bratman, I think we may need to stage an intervention.

New Britney Spears single might signal a real comeback

She’s played a really safe card by putting out a song that’s exactly the sort of thing you expect from a pop star in 2011, but Britney Spears looks like she’s making a real attempt at a comeback this time with her new single, “Hold It Against Me.”  The song is nothing spectacular musically, but it’s all about the electro-house beats and the half-raunchy-half-cheesy bubblegum pop lyrics that made her a star in the first place.

Britney\’s new single

Overall, the reception seems to be positive, and even the haters have to admit that the tune is catchy and she’ll probably have a decent hit with this.  I can definitely see that it’ll be a club favorite, what with the thumping bass and the dubstep grooves.

FBI gets involved with the Lohan family

Is there no limit to the drama these people are a part of?  Lindsay Lohan‘s family is working with the FBI regarding some harassment in the form of threatening text messages, phone calls, and e-mails that they’ve been receiving from someone they believe to be Britney Spears‘ friend, Sam Lutfi.

Officials at the Betty Ford Center, where Lindsay is currently in rehab, are taking the threats so seriously that they’ve moved LiLo to a more secure location where they can keep her safe more easily.  Lindsay’s mother, Dina, has handed over the threatening messages to the FBI.  Apparently the messages state that the sender is aware of Lindsay’s whereabouts and is watching her.  The FBI say that they are looking into the matter.

Britney Spears turns 29, seems more stable than ever

Britney Spears seems to be back at the top of her game – perhaps not so much in terms of her career, but she seems to have her personal life in order like never before.  Britney, who recently turned 29, was whisked away last weekend by boyfriend Jason Trawick for a romantic mini-vacay at a luxury resort in Mexico.

She looked a picture of physical and mental health on Monday when she returned to the United States, and even had a photo shoot with fashion photographer Mario Testino.  On Tuesday, she was spotted at her old stomping ground, doing some holiday shopping at Walmart.  Some things never change!

Britney Spears working on a new album

Despite appearances, it seems Britney Spears is actually doing something besides shopping and cameos on Glee.  Her manager says that she’s in the studio, working on a few songs that will hopefully turn into her next album… but it’s not certain when this will materialize.  Things are clearly in the early stages, as there is not release date for the album yet, and it’s not clear if there’s even been a serious start on recording.  So don’t don’t hold your breath just yet, but word has it that the album will be out sometime in 2011, and that it’s going to be produced by Max Martin, who was producing for Britney back when she was making back-to-back hits.  Sounds like we could have a winner on our hands, eventually.