Britney Spears has brought out the whips and chains in her sizzling new video "Work B**ch". The catchy beat features lots of sexy dancers and a scantily clad Spears, who lashes them with whips and riding crops. The video also not so subtly sneaks in some promos for her upcoming Las Vegas residency, where she'll peform three shows a week for the next two years. Brit said she had to learn to use the bullwhip first. (story)

Best-selling author Tom Clancy, famous for his political and CIA thrillers, died on Tuesday at the age of 66 following a brief illness. The writer passed away in a hospital in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. The official cause of death has not been released. Clancy is well known for his novels that feature protagonist Jack Ryan, a CIA operative who ultimately becomes President of the United States. Four of his novels have been made into films starring the likes of Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. (story)

Drake has topped the Billboard 200 chart with his latest release, "Nothing Was The Same". The Canadian rapper beat out new offerings from Elton John, Cher and Kings of Leon. Drake's new disc is the second-best selling album of the year in its debut week, behind Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience". Cher's latest solo album, "Closer to the Truth", landed at number three, which is her highest charting album ever. Elton's "The Diving Board" debuted in fourth place for his 18th top 10 album. Jack Johnson's "From Here To Now To You" falls to number five following its number one debut last week. (story)

Legendary radio DJ Casey Kasem, 81, is in rough shape these days, suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease. The former weekly Top 40 host hasn't been heard from in months, and his wife, Jean, won't allow his three children from his first marriage, who are all adults now, to see him. Daughter Kerri says that it's been three months and emails and phone calls have not been returned and Jean won't let them near the couple's home to see him. (story)