The Queen and the Princess of pop cement their mutual admiration...

MADONNA and BRITNEY SPEARS look set to cement their mutual admiration with an upcoming collaboration.

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reports that though nothing is set in stone, both camps have been talking and Spears has already set aside a couple of days in May to go into the studio with Madonna. The princess of pop’s third album is mooted for a late autumn/early summer release, allowing enough time for the inclusion of the results of any get-together.

Madonna kicked off a fad for slightly tongue-in-cheek T-shirts featuring the names of those they admire by wearing one with a black ‘Britney Spears’ logo at her landmark New York comeback show last November. And only this week she told Elle magazine that Spears detractors should leave her alone adding, “I want to do nothing but support her and praise her and wish her the best.”

A UK spokesperson for Madonna was unavailable for comment this morning and a spokesperson for Spears could not be reached this morning.