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Britney Spears Records 'Oh La La' for Smurfs Movie

Song will play over end credits to upcoming sequel

April 18, 2013 11:35 AM ET
Britney Spears
Britney Spears
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Britney Spears has recorded a new song, "Oh La La," that will play over the closing credits of The Smurfs 2, the upcoming sequel to last year's Smurfs movie, Reuters reports.

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"I have always loved the Smurfs as a kid and now my boys are the biggest Smurfs fans ever," the pop star said in a statement. "I wanted to surprise them with a song in the movie." Half live-action, half animated, The Smurfs 2 will be open in theaters on July 31st.

 

Since leaving The X-Factor in January, Spears has been working on the follow-up to her 2011 album Femme Fatale. She's also reportedly been in talks to begin a residency in Las Vegas.

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