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Ke$ha Dismisses Misconceptions, Admits to Being 'Kissing Slut'

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- We're used to seeing Ke$ha running covered in glitter with no pants, but she looks like a clean-cut college girl on the cover of SELF magazine's July issue, with light makeup, neon-green hooded sweatshirt and black workout shorts.  Inside, the singer dismisses many of the misconceptions about her, like the fact that people think she's a perpetually-drunk sex maniac.

Discussing the fact that she hands out condoms with her face on them at her concerts, Ke$ha tells SELF, "I think every girl should invest in a condom with her face on it -- it's super awkward and hilarious.  But people think because I hand out condoms, I must be some sort of ho.  That's not the case."

"I'm a little bit of a kissing slut," she continues. "But usually, I just make out and run away."

Ke$ha also says that despite her party-girl reputation, she works hard to keep fit and healthy, and you can certainly see the results in the magazine's photo spread. "People think I sit around and drink whiskey all day, but I couldn't keep up a three-month tour if I were getting hammered every night," she points out. "Training for a tour is like training for a marathon."

Ke$ha says her fitness routine includes running, rock climbing, biking, swimming, yoga and circuit training, and that "Eighty percent of the time, I watch my portions and eat veggies and lean protein."

"I...want to look good when I'm nearly naked onstage in front of thousands of people," she tells SELF about her workout goals. "I'd prefer it to be a pleasant experience when people look at me...I don't have the best body in the world, but I choose to celebrate it."

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Ke$ha Sets Record Straight About "Die Young"

ABC/RICHARD HARBAUGH(NEW YORK) -- A day after distancing herself from her hit song, “Die Young,” Ke$ha is clarifying earlier remarks that she made about being “forced” to sing lyrics she called “inappropriate.”

“After such a tragic event I was feeling a lot of emotion and sadness when I said I was forced to sing some of the lyrics to Die Young,” she tweeted Thursday. “Forced is not the right word. I did have some concerns about the phrase ‘die young’ in the chorus when we were writing the lyrics especially because so many of my fans are young and that’s one reason why I wrote so many versions of this song.”

“But the point of the song is the importance of living every day to the fullest and staying young at heart, and these are things I truly believe,” she wrote.

In response to reports that the song’s radio airplay declined in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., the pop star tweeted Wednesday, “I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy. and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”

The singer had previously tweeted that she had been forced to sing the lyrics to the song.

TMZ cited Mediabase statistics saying that “Die Young” reached 148 million U.S. radio listeners Monday, an 11 percent drop — significant for a top 40 pop song — from the 167 million people who heard it Friday.

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Ke$ha: ‘I Understand’ Why ‘Die Young’ Is Now ‘Inappropriate’

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ke$ha understands why people might not want to listen to “Die Young” right now.

In response to reports that the song’s radio airplay declined in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., the pop star tweeted, “I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy. and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”

TMZ cited Mediabase statistics saying that “Die Young” reached 148 million U.S. radio listeners Monday, an 11 percent drop -- significant for a top 40 pop song -- from the 167 million people who heard it Friday.

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"Glee" Goes to Prom With One Direction, Ke$ha, Fergie & More

Mike Yarish/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Back in 1986, all the kids at prom were slow dancing to "Take My Breath Away," a love ballad by the group Berlin that was featured in the Tom Cruise flick Top Gun.  Well, some things never change, because on Tuesday's episode of Glee, it's prom night, and you'll see everyone dancing to "Take My Breath Away," as performed by Santana and Quinn.

But the episode, called "Prom-asauraus," features plenty of current songs as well.  Just as Glee covered The Wanted's "Glad You Came" a couple months ago, they're now taking on the hit song by that other British boy band.  That's right, New Directions is covering One Direction, as Mike, Rory, Sam, Joe and Artie sing "What Makes You Beautiful."

Other songs featured include Fergie's ballad "Big Girls Don't Cry," sung by Rachel and -- oddly -- Kurt and Blaine, as well as the Ke$ha song "Dinosaur," sung by Brittany to reflect the fact that, as class president, she wants a dinosaur theme for the prom.  Selena Gomez's "Love You Like a Love Song," sung by Santana and the Trouble Tones, completes the soundtrack for the episode.

In the episode, the kids campaign to be prom king and queen, while some of the outcasts organize a rival event.  It airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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Zach Galifianakis to Ke$ha: 'Your Music Is Really Bad!'

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- There are haters out there who think that KE$HA's music is terrible, but they don't have the guts to say it to her face.  Zach Galifianakis has no such problem.

The Hangover star tells Rolling Stone that Ke$ha -- who we all know loves guys with beards -- sent him an email asking if he'd like to get a drink sometime.  Then, says Zach, he ran into her in a bar.  He tells Rolling Stone, "She was sitting by herself and I walked up to her and said 'Listen, I got your email. Your music is really bad!  I don't know who listens to it, but I imagine it's like, six-year-olds -- and it's a bad message.'"  

Ke$ha isn't the only person on the receiving end of Zach's apparent inability to self-edit.  According to Rolling Stone, when little kids come up and tell him that they loved the R-rated Hangover, he tells them that they have terrible parents.  And, he says, "I mean it."

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Ke$ha Postpones Japanese Tour, but Show Goes On for Ne-Yo

Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Following the disaster in Japan, Ke$ha has canceled her upcoming tour of that country.  Billboard reports that in a statement, the singer said, "I genuinely don't think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan, given the content and spirit of my show, which is all about feeling exuberant, rowdy and wild."  She added that she'll return to the country "when we are all ready to dance and Get $leazy together again."  Ke$ha, who also pledged to "do everything I can to help relief efforts," will start a U.S. tour leg April 1 in Clarion, Pennsylvania.

However, Ne-Yo decided not to let the recent events in Japan stop him from performing there.  Over the weekend, he gave a concert in the city of Nagoya, and tweeted that he was setting up donation boxes in the venue to help those in need.  He also sold special wristbands, the proceeds from which will go to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami.  The singer will do the same at his show Tuesday in Yokohama and Thursday in Tokyo.  He's calling his campaign "Spread Love Through Music."

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Britney Spears Drops 'Till the World Ends,' Mimics Ke$ha

Jive Records(LOS ANGELES) -- Britney Spears is stirring up a buzz on the Internet as she prepares to release her new album on March 22.

Perez Hilton posted Spears' latest single Till The World Ends on March 3. The upbeat dance track will undoubtedly have you ready to head into the weekend "dancing till the world ends."

Unsurprisingly, it is a collaboration with party music aficionado and glitter enthusiast Ke$ha, who told MTV News that "it's an honor to write for one of pop music's biggest icons." Ke$ha also spoke with SPIN magazine about the single and suggested the lyrics allude to "any female musician touring the world," and the experience of "having an amazing, magical night and you don't want to go to sleep and you want it to last until the world ends."

It looks like Spears has taken note of quite a few tactics that have rapidly propelled Ke$ha to dance party sensation status. The glitter queen also used an abundance of product placement, which Spears' latest music video Hold It Against Me made headlines for, in her 2010 video We R Who We R. Coincidentally, both videos feature the dating website

Spears has yet to release a video for Till The World Ends, but the high-synth electro pop song will be released as a single on March 14. The track was produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin, who have also worked with Ke$ha and Katy Perry.

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Kanye West, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo Lead Monday Album Releases

Photo Courtesy - Def Jam Records(NEW YORK) -- Albums usually come out on Tuesdays, but to get a jump on the holiday shopping season, many big names are releasing their highly-anticipated albums on Monday.  Here's a rundown of what's coming out:

-- Ke$ha releases Cannibal, the "companion EP" to her hit debut, Animal.  It features eight new tracks, including the number one hit "We R Who We R," plus a remix of the song "Animal."  Fans can buy it as a stand-alone, or they can buy it as two-CD deluxe edition with the original album, called Animal + Cannibal.

-- Jay-Z's The Hits Collection, Vol. 1 features all of the rapper's smash hits, including "Izzo," "99 Problems," "Empire State of Mind," "Big Pimpin'," "Encore" and "Hard Knock Life."

-- Ne-Yo's Libra Scale works as a collection of stand-alone songs, but it's also a quasi-sci-fi concept album about three guys who are offered special powers and everything they've ever wanted, with one caveat: they can never fall in love.  Of course, one of them does, and that's when things get difficult.

-- The Burlesque soundtrack features a slew of new cuts from Christina Aguilera, as well as a couple of tracks from her big-screen co-star, Cher, including a new ballad titled "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me."

-- Pink Friday, the much-anticipated debut album from Nicki Minaj, features the hits "Your Love," "Check It Out" and "Right Thru Me," and includes guest appearances from Rihanna, Eminem, Kanye West, Drake and Natasha Bedingfield.

-- Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is one of the most eagerly-awaited albums of the year, even though most of the music is already out there in one form or another.  The album features five different pictures, and guest appearances by Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Rza, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, and alt-rocker Bon Iver.  One cut, "All of the Lights," features, among others, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Fergie, Elton John, and La Roux singer Elly Jackson.

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Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" Debuts on Top

Photo Courtesy - RCA Music Group/Sony Music Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift may have set a record on the Billboard album chart, but Ke$ha has made some history of her own on the Billboard Hot 100.

Her new single, "We R Who We R," has entered the chart at number one.  It's only the 17th single in the entire 52-year history of that chart to do so, and the first one by a female artist since Britney Spears did it last year with the song "3."

"We R Who We R" sold 280,000 downloads in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

"We R Who We R" is the first single from Cannibal, which is coming out Nov. 22 and is the companion album to Ke$ha's debut, Animal, which produced four top-10 hits.

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Ke$ha Unleashes 'Cannibal' to Accompany 'Animal'

Photo Courtesy - RCA Music Group/Sony Music EntertainmentKe$ha has announced she will be releasing a disc full of new tracks to supplement her original album.  The companion to her hit debut album Animal will be called Cannibal.  It will feature eight new tracks and a new remix and will be available for purchase separately, and as part of a deluxe Animal repackage called, Animal + Cannibal.

Cannibal is set to hit stores Nov. 22.  The first single, "We R Who We R," hits radio this week.

In a statement, Ke$ha, who's up for three American Music Awards, said, "The only goal with this record is to keep my rowdy, gorgeous fans dancing.  The songs on Cannibal were made to inspire people to ignore any hate or judgment and be themselves unapologetically...I hope you guys like it.  And if you don't like it, bite me."

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