Buzz Bites (6/15/11): Madonna To Begin Work On New Material In July

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+ Madonna‘s manager Guy Oseary confirmed via Twitter that the singer is headed to the studio in July to begin work on a new album. That’s how you remain a pop icon, ladies and gents. (Idolator)

+ We knew we hadn’t seen the last of Lady Gaga‘s famous meat dress. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland is putting the dress on display for one day only this Thursday as part of their “Women Who Rock” exhibit. You don’t just let a dress like that go to the dogs. (ONTD)

+ Is Jennifer Lopez returning as a judge on the next season of “American Idol”? Even she doesn’t know: “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it.” (TheFABlife)

+ Looks like Ke$ha graduated from the Taylor Momsen School Of Going Pants-less In Public. The singer showed up to the amfAR Inspiration Gala in NYC this week wearing only the back half of her dress. (Buzznet)

+ “We were flattered to be asked, and it was great to be a part of it,” Taylor Hanson said about Hanson playing the house band in Katy Perry‘s latest video, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” As for what it takes to get them to play your house party? “We work for Twizzlers and good times.” (MTV News)

+ Bruce Springsteen issued a statement thanking fans for all of their support while E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons recovers from a stroke. “This is a time for us all to share in a hopeful spirit that can ultimately inspire Clarence to greater heights.” (PopEater)