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Do you hear that? That distant rumbling? It’s the sound of a thousand Smurfs singing, dancing and smurfing in celebration in Smurf Village — for the time has finally arrived.

Minutes ago, Godney Jeansus, Patron Saint of Smurfs and Sweet Tea, phoned into On Air with Ryan Seacrest to premiere Smurfs 2 lead single, future Best Original Song Oscar contender, and subtle reminder to basics and lessers that the day of reckoning (Blackout 2.0: It Gets Urbaner And More Spearitual (We’re Just Having Lots Of Lunches Right Now)) is nearly upon us: “Ooh La La.”

As we all know, “Ooh La La” already smurfaced on the Internetz in May, and we’ve already conducted a thorough smurfnalysis. But as she kindly told us on Twitter, that was not a demo, not yet the final version. So, what’s different?

LITERALLY NOTHING. Nope! It’s the same song. Sure, there’s some little mastering tweaks here and there — the breakdown’s a lil’ bit tighter and the vocals are maybe pitched better — but structurally, it’s the same song.

BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THAT: SHE TALKED ABOUT ALBUM 8.

In between dodging confirmation of her Las Vegas show (despite already doing so in Shape) and pouring out Christmas-scented potpourri into a bowl mid-interview, Britney casually described the songs that will.i.am played for her recently as having a “cool” feel, explaining that the album would be “interesting” and “different” from anything she’s ever done before. She also said she hasn’t written to the tracks yet (SONGWRITERNEY), revealed there’s “lots of guitar” and that she’s heading into the studio with Ray Of Light producer William Orbit next week.

Oh, and it’s coming out “by the end of the year.” Merry Christmas!

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2013: THE HOLY SPEARIT RETURNS.

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“Ooh La La” was released on June 18. (iTunes)