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DAILY DOWNLOAD: Estelle f. Kardinal Offishall, David Guetta - 'Freak'

Next time you complain about a friend inviting themselves to one of your parties, think of how Kardinal Offishall ended up on Estelle’s new single, “Freak”.

“He heard the song, and was like, ‘Gimme that,’” recalled Darlings, who played the track from her house for Kardi. “He literally like took the song, looped up the beginning of the instrumental and did his verse and sent it back like, ‘There ya go, I’m on the track now.’”

Estelle didn’t mind – she cites Offishall as a good friend and one of the few that she’d grant that privilege to. Plus – she thinks he added a lot to the single.

“He killed it,” she stated. “He came on it and lifted the energy up completely.”

The singer did clarify one issue: Kardinal’s path of entry to the record is not the reason she made him wear skinny jeans for the song’s music video.

“(Laughing) He knows me. Whenever he’s around me there’s a lot of skinny jeans,” Estelle joked. “I’m sorry. I’m British. It’s what happens.”
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Of course, before Offishall declared himself a contributor to the record, Estelle linked up with French producer/DJ David Guetta. The man behind “I Gotta Feeling” and “Sexy Bitch” only reached out to one artist other than Chris Willis for a contribution to “One Love” – Estelle.

“I was like, ‘Hell yeah, will you do a track for me?’” Darlings said. She and Guetta recorded “One Love” – which the producer would later use as the title track for his August 2009 LP, an honor that Estelle admitted is “really cool.”

“After we did ‘One Love’, we were just both sitting there and I was like, ‘Play me some more stuff,’” she said. “He played ‘Freak’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God… trust me, give me that record!’”

Estelle decided that she’d bring it back to the 80’s on the hook – paying homage to the British pop group Soul II Soul by singing the chorus of the group’s smash single, “Back To Life”.

“He lost his mind,” Darlings said of Guetta’s reaction to the impromptu tribute. “I’m a child of the 80’s from London. Soul II Soul is what I grew up on.”

“Freak” is the first single from Estelle’s third studio LP – All Of Me – which she plans to release this fall. Other confirmed contributors include Swizz Beats, Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy, and John Legend. Darlings revealed that the album will probably not include another collaboration with KanYe West. She did note that a recent duet with Mr. Hudson would more than likely be included on an extended version of the LP.


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TMZ's Nicki Fertile reports that like most of us, E*TRADE also does not see any merit in Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit over the E*TRADE Super Bowl commercial - in which Lohan claims E*TRADE poked fun at her with a "milkaholic baby" named Lindsay.

Catch Nicki on TMZ TV, local listings here.

EXCLUSIVE: Estelle Aspires For Fashion Line, Divulges More Album Details

Someone does her hair, someone does her makeup – and the British-born artist admits her total prep-time can ring in as long as two hours. She’s a Grammy-award winner, and is probably coming to a red carpet near you soon, if she hasn’t graced it already. But despite all the commotion, it seems singer/fashionista Estelle Darlings is still pretty modest.

“I think it will happen,” the “American Boy” songstress said on the prospects of one day creating a fashion line. “I just don’t want it to be like, because I’m me. I want it to actually be a good line, yunno, something great. So, I think I’m going to have to go and do a real internship.”
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For more on Estelle, click here.
Perhaps she could intern at People’s Revolution? She did appear for a few seconds in an episode of Kell On Earth. Somewhere in the lower 48, Ryan Seacrest and MTV are scrambling for the production credits on this one.

Anyways, Darlings does have a bit of a start on her fashion line – a jewelry line with Rachel Roy. Pieces range from $30 to $195, and can be found at some Macy’s. Estelle was conscience of the retail prices.

“I’m very much in to quality, but I still like my cheapies,” she admitted. “The whole point with (the jewelry line) was to do something with great quality that was quite cheap at the same time.”

Darlings also revealed that she tries not to spend a lot of money on “eye-lashes and product-things,” while noting that she is sent a lot of items based on her look.

Her third studio LP, All Of Me, is scheduled for a fall release. The first single, the David Guetta-produced "Freak", features Kardinal Offishall and is available online now.



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The Wingman calls in on his birthday to breakdown his gameplan for one of his favorite days of the year, Parade Day.

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Lindsay Lohan Sues The eTrade Babies

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer claims the actress has the same type of first-name recognition as Oprah or Madonna (pausing for laughter). So, La Lohan is suing eTrade because of the company's Super Bowl ad:

Lohan is seeking $100 million in damages (another pause for laughter) and the removal of the commercial from airwaves.

DR. MICHAEL HALL: Chewing Gum, Eating Splenda Presents Health Risks

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Dr. Michael Hall called "The RRS" to share some insight regarding a recent study that claimed chewing gum could actually make you more prone to wrinkles. Dr. Hall also shed some light on artificial sweeteners such as Splenda.

Read more about Dr. Hall here.

Gwyneth Paltrow 'Kills' It In Karaoke

I mean, I know she can sing - we've heard her on records before - but dayum. Check out Paltrow at the Duets 2 wrap party in Nashville covering The Fugees below.

The Restaurant That Banned The Customer

Yes, this actually happened. CNN reports of a Japanese steak and seafood joint in North Carolina that banned a patron for repeatidly making ridiculous requests while never tipping the standard 15-20%.

You know you've always wanted to do this, haha.


RRS EXCLUSIVE: Iyaz Reveals Miley Cyrus-Collab, Doesn't Know Who Leaked 'Solo'

In an interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show,” Iyaz revealed that he recently collaborated with Miley Cyrus in-studio.

“No, that was for her’s,” replied the singer, real name Keidran Jones, when asked if the track would be featured on his forthcoming album. Reprise Records’ Tommy Page confirmed that Iyaz’s debut LP, My Life, will hit stores April 27. The first single, “Replay” – not only topped the charts, but scored the Virgin Islands pop star some free product from Apple.

“They gave me some small little Shuffles that said, ‘Stuck On Replay’ on the back,” Iyaz divulged. On the hook of “Replay”, the crooner likens his unwavering love for a girl to his iPod being stuck on replay. “‘Replay’… all of my songs, if not most of ‘em, are based on true stories.”
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This also holds true with Iyaz’s latest single, “Solo,” – yes, he’s an eligible bachelor. The song samples Janet Jackson’s 1993 smash, “Again.” In a prior interview on “The RRS”, producer J.R. Rotem remarked that he breathed a sigh of relief when the sample cleared, as the song leaked on to YouTube before clearance. Although Iyaz eventually sent the link out to his followers on Twitter, he denies actually posting the track.

“I was in Vegas… I went on my Twitter, and somebody posted, “Man, I just heard ‘Solo’ on the radio,” recalled Iyaz. “So, you know me. I went straight to YouTube, and there it is. I was like, ‘Wow!’ And I didn’t have it (yet).”

The singer said that a similar situation occurred with “Replay.” Surely Iyaz hopes the entire situation will rewind and playback – producing yet another number one hit for the twenty-one year old artist.

TMZ'S NICKI FERTILE: Tiger And Elin Share A Roof, Again

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TMZ's Nicki Fertile reports that life is returning to "normal" for Tiger Woods, as he is once again practicing his golf game and is reunited with his family under one roof.

Catch Nicki on TMZ TV, local listings here.