The Social Climber: Britney Spears' Singing Defended

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Britney Spears' Singing Defended
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PHOTO: Britney Spears arrives for the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundations Oscar Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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The sound engineer who worked on Britney Spears' new single "Alien" is coming to her defense.

William Orbit posted a statement on Facebook saying that the leaked audio tape of Spears' singing, widely slammed by critics earlier this week, was just audio from when Spears was doing warm-ups.

"I'd like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalizations in order to get warmed up. Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I’ve heard all manner of sounds emitted during warm-ups," he wrote. The statement was first reported by the Huffington Post.

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'Game of Thrones' Sweeps Emmy Nominations
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PHOTO: Dean-Charles Chapman, Peter Dinklage, Jack Gleeson, and Sophie Turner star in HBOs "Game of Thrones" in this still from Season 4.
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'Game of Thrones' and 'Breaking Bad' cleaned up this morning at the annual Emmy Award nominations.

"GOT" led the pack with 19 nominations while "Breaking Bad," which went off the air in 2013, had 16. The miniseries "Fargo," on FX, got 18 nominations.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

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Celine Dion Meets With Viral Video Singer
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PHOTO: Singer Celine Dion performs at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on December 5, 2013 in Paris, France.
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Viral video sensation Richard Dunn, who was filmed belting out "All by Myself" in an airport last month, has met his idol.

Dunn met with singer Celine Dion in Las Vegas after watching her perform at her Caesars Palace show, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime memory I never thought would happen but will last forever," Dunn told the paper.

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Halle Berry Rolling With Jimmy Fallon
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PHOTO: Halle Berry during an interview with Jimmy Fallon, July 8, 2014, on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
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Halle Berry went rollin' with Jimmy Fallon on national TV this week.

Fallon challenged Berry to participating in a Stupid Famous Human Trick, and the pair formed a "human hamster wheel" and tumbled across the stage, according to People magazine. Kudos to Berry for pulling off the trick while wearing a dress!

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