some chinese article says TLC visited Namie on the rooftop, its probably not a cameo appearance.
read a chinese translation of Sweet-(June) interview with NA. not much about new album. i translate a bit. The interview began with some fashion observation that ends with ' Miss Amuro, your long and shiny hair, its so beautiful, I am suffocated!' Then Namie talked a bit about fashion: "My long hair is a wig, but the texture and colour looks natural. I am wearing a shirt for photoshoot, which is rare for me. Its a coincidence I have been buying shirts recently. Usually I go for comfortable attire, but I want to wear something that goes with pants this summer. Today I like the Saint Laurent pants that go with a hat. Recently the pants are designed to be loose, you can stretch horizontally. But these Saint Laurent pants are vertically elastic, good for showing off great legs. I think they are for adults. Prefer this simple style, and I like wearing pants that end above ankles, with high heel, make me feel so sexy!"
As for album, she says she finished selection of songs, the rest is recording. Also says she is not under pressure to repeat the success of Uncontrolled. But people around her are much more concerned with extending her run of success.
The magazine next issue will have more on her new album.