TODAY | October 26, 2012
>>> all right. time for "pop goes today," a roundup of what is new and noteworthy. alicia quarles is correspondent for enews. starting with hollywood. britney spears . a lot of excitement because she's a judge on "the x-factor" and now there's courtroom drama .
>> courtroom drama . remember years ago when brittany was having a very public breakdown. sam lufke is taking her and her parents to court. he said he was her manager during that time period and she promised him 15%, but the trial is really ugly, dragging up a lot of britney from years ago.
>> getting a lot of good reviews?
>> interesting when the show goes live november 1st . britney is doing very well, so it's kind of funny to be brought back to that time when she wasn't doing so well with this trial.
>> meanwhile, taylor swift , got a new album red, and she has been dating connor kennedy but there's a rumor that's splitsville.
>> never getting back together. apparently they have split. taylor , don't cry for her. her album is set to sell a million copies. a huge week for taylor . have something to write about for her next album.
>> every time she breaks up she gets a great song out of it.
>> she does.
>> a summer romance. taylor loved the kennedys. traveling and promoting the album. they are busy.
>> let's talk about what's popping this week. " cloud atlas " from the director best known for "the matrix."
>> " cloud atlas " opened at toronto film festival where it had a standing ovation but critics are giving it a mixed review. it talks about how hard it's been growing up suicidal and everything she's gone through. the media action network is taking a stance against the movie saying that the cast numbers remain to look asian, not done in a bright way so a lot of controversy around this movie.
>> what are they saying about that?
>> not enough to make characters, you know, yellow, so to speak because all the characters -- all the actors play different characters. they are saying it's about facial features and about a lot of things so they didn't do it right. they say we get it. see the movie.
>> let's talk music . alicia keyes who we love. got a brand new app that moms will love.
>> this app is really cool, inspired for our 2-year-old son egypt. it's an app where you can write in the journal, go in the room, multi-cultural, an apf for moms and children.
>> a new album from musician gary clark jr., " rolling stones " asking how can a serious blues man thrive in the age of auto tunes.
>> he's 28 years old, blessing