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  • The cop from the Village People says he left the group because his bandmates were “too gay,” and that “Y.M.C.A.” is about “straight fun.” (After Elton)

  • The newly reunited Spice Girls ask their fans to vote on where they should play a concert; fans answer, “Baghdad.” (NME)

  • Actress Scarlett Johansson is recording an album with help from TV On the Radio’s Dave Sitek as well as members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Baltimore up-and-comers Celebration. (Yahoo! Music)

  • Lollapalooza kicks off in Chicago today with Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, and a billion more bands. (Pitchfork)

  • Madonna spends two hours at Bill Clinton‘s offices in Harlem, fueling rumors she’s, um, being considered as Hillary‘s VP? (The always-reputable TMZ.com)
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