April 27, 2011 4:01 PM

Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am is a 'Good Samaritan'

It would appear that romance isn't dead...

According to Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am, he only has sex with women he loves.

The BEP frontman confided in Elle: "To me, sex isn't like an extracurricular activity that you do because you're [feeling amorous]. Because I was raised around girls, I think I've adopted that perspective on sex.

"When you're with somebody and you love them, then you're going to do it and you're going to do it a lot. On tour, the band started calling me G.S., for the Good Samaritan."

Speaking on what age he popped his cherry, he explained: "I walked before I crawled. You can ask my Mum".

Errr...no thanks, Will. That's one conversation that we don't want to be having with your Mum.

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Posted by Kate Lapthorn on April 27, 2011 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 4, 2011 7:37 PM

Miley Cyrus joins Twitter...again

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus has opened up a brand new Twitter account, ya'll.

The teen sensation quit her addiction to the micro blogging site back in 2009, reportedly under the encouragement of her then boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth.

It appears that her new account has been created in a bid to promote her upcoming Gypsy Heart World Tour: "I am taking over the Gypsy Heart twitter! Gotta keep ya posted on tour" she Tweeted.

For those of you with the inclination to follow her, you can find her at @gypsyhearttour. For those of you without the inclination to follow her, we salute you.

Posted by Kate Lapthorn on April 4, 2011 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (6)

August 31, 2010 7:06 PM

Maroon 5 are not a boyband... OKAY?

maroon_5.jpgWhat is a boyband? A band made up of boys? Well, most metal bands are made up of boys so it can't be that. Is it a pop band, made up of boys? Well, I don't think you'd call The Klaxons a boyband would you? Guess who else isn't a boyband? Maroon 5. Because they said so.

The group, who have been together for a decade, insisted that they are a rock group and believe that the public view them in the wrong light.

"The general perception of our band still needs work," frontman Adam Levine told Billboard. "On paper we're really no different than any other rock band. We're a group of guys who've been friends for years who write songs and release them.

"But there's definitely this strange disconnect over who we are and what roles we play in making our music. I do a lot of work and write the lion's share of our music. As much as the band plays a huge role in helping me put it together and writing certain parts, it's all done in-house. No-one has ever written a note for this band who wasn't in the inner circle. I'm not sure people know that.

"I do feel like if I had long, shaggy hair and wore a hat with a feather in it and refused to do interviews I'd probably have a different reputation. But I look kind of like an architect, so people get confused. I upset their rock 'n' roll norms."

Upset rock norms? Now, now... don't get ahead of yourself. There's a lot of bands out there who write boring songs whilst dressing in boring clothes.

Tut tut.

Posted by mofgimmers on August 31, 2010 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (5)

June 30, 2010 3:05 PM

The Saturdays sack their manager

the+saturdays-.jpgThe Saturdays. They make decent little pop songs and are generally quite likeable. Yet somehow, there's something about them that is making me not love them and I can't quite place what it is. Maybe it was something to do with their manager who, apparently, they have just shown the door to in order to gain a "new perspective" on the band's future. Does that mean no more commercials for Impulse then?

The group are said to have parted ways with long-time manager Jayne Collins, who has worked with them since they formed in 2007.

The Sun reports that the girls made the decision amid fears of being dropped by their label following disappointing sales of second album 'Wordshaker', which peaked at number nine in the album chart last year.

A source said: "If the new album doesn't perform well, the girls know they could be heading for the dole queue.

"They bear Jayne no ill will but thought a new perspective might help them this time round."

We'll see.

Posted by mofgimmers on June 30, 2010 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 10, 2010 5:18 PM

Christina Aguilera to tour soon

christina_aguilera.jpgChristina Aguilera is back on the scene and is getting everyone excited by saying that her cancelled tour will go ahead soon. Xtina recently ditched her North American tour and a whole host of UK appearances, citing her upcoming movie Burlesque as the main reason for the cancellations. However, things have changed (and she's got an album to flog).

She told The Sun: "I'm such a perfectionist. I'm not doing something unless I give it my all. I haven't had time to think about the tour, what with the film.

"The tour is postponed. But it's definitely going to happen. I was going crazy trying to figure out what the set list was and it felt too rushed, too soon."

She continued: "There wasn't enough time to prepare the kind of show I like to put on - which is my very best. I knew we wouldn't have the time to do it so the biggest, better 'Bionic' tour will be next year, when we do have time."

Posted by mofgimmers on June 10, 2010 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 2, 2010 4:32 PM

Is Mariah Carey pregnant?

mariah-carey-.jpgGood news! And kinda bad news! Mariah Carey is reportedly pregnant, a source has told Radar Online. Good news for Mariah if she wants a baby. Bad news because there's a very strong chance it could be given a really daft name and, chances are, Mariah may go a bit mental again when her hormones start going daft. Anyway, the pop-warbler recently pulled out of the Tyler Perry film For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf (an astonishingly bad title for a film, you'll agree?), kicking off rumours that she is expecting her first child with husband Cannon.

Cannon has previously denied speculation that Carey is pregnant.

However, a source close to the couple has claimed that Carey is expecting a child.

"Mariah and Nick want to keep the pregnancy quiet as long as they can," the insider said.

Mariah's longtime representative Cindi Berger told the website, "I'm not at liberty to discuss Mariah's personal life at this time."

So come on then. What will the child be called? Kodak, in tribute to Dad's name? Butterfly? Caniah, mixing their two names? Peace? Whatever it is, it will have to beat Jermajesty Jackson, which is surely the silliest name in the history of popular culture?

There's a million options! Make your guesses in the comments now!

Posted by mofgimmers on June 2, 2010 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (18)

May 14, 2010 2:39 PM

Diana Vickers, Taio Cruz and more to play T4 On The Beach

Diana-Vickers-.jpgThere's a star-studded line-up for this year's T4 On The Beach. Serious. With Chipmunk, Pixie Lott, Ellie Goulding, JLS, N-Dubz, and Alexandra Burke already confirmed, the show keeps adding more and more famous (and some that could kindly be described as famousish) names.

Now Diana Vickers and Taio Cruz have been added to the bill along with The Saturdays (who we've never quite taken to here, despite a couple of good singles) and rapper Professor Green.

A number of special guests will also make an appearance at the gig, including Gok Wan and Pineapple Dance Studio's Louie Spence and Starman frontman Andrew Stone.

This year's T4 On The Beach takes place in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset on July 4. Tickets are on sale now.

Posted by mofgimmers on May 14, 2010 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

May 6, 2010 3:34 PM

Rio Ferdinand to record song with Duran Duran?

rio_ferdinand.jpgFootballers and music don't work well. Chris Waddle has a couple of shocking duets under his belt with Glenn Hoddle and Frenchman, Basile Boli. Gazza, Kevin Keegan and Terry Venables have all appeared on stereos, making people cry uncontrollably. Now, Rio Ferdinand has reportedly been approached by Duran Duran to record a new version of their 1982 Top Ten hit 'Rio'. God help us all!

According to The Mirror, the Manchester United and England footballer could lay down vocals on the unofficial World Cup track with the band's Simon Le Bon before travelling to South Africa with the national team.

A source told the newspaper: "Simon and Rio are old mates.

"Rio got Si and the band along to a behind-closed-doors session at the Man United training ground to see the lads go through their paces, and even introduced them to Sir Alex Ferguson."

They added: "No-one's released a serious World Cup song this year and Duran Duran, with millions of fans, would be guaranteed a hit if they stepped up to the plate.

"Mark Ronson has been in touch, and would be up for remastering, as has Nick Hodgson, from the Kaiser Chiefs. Rio fancies himself as a singer. It'd be fantastic if they can find the time to get into the studio."

Of course, it isn't the first time Rio has had a brush with singing for an audience...

Posted by mofgimmers on May 6, 2010 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 15, 2010 2:51 PM

Justin Bieber for president! And how he hung with Obama

justin_bieber21.jpgSometimes, it seems like Justin Bieber rules the world. People over 25 years old don't know what to make of him... but pretty soon, they'll probably be taking orders from him. Don't believe it? Well, he's already got friends in high places - notably, Barack Obama. The pintsized popster revealed that he got to "hang out" with President Barry in the Oval Office when he visited Washington DC last week.

The 'Baby' star met the First Family when he performed at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll, and was also given a tour of the property.

Speaking to MTV News, he said: "I got to hang out with him in the Oval Office, which is pretty crazy, because no one really gets to go in there.

"But it was pretty incredible. I got pictures with him."

Bieber previously described the First Family as "really nice", and said he was "grateful for the honour" of being asked to perform at the event.

This code for 'One day, I'll have his job'.

When that happens, the entire world will be commanded to scream and faint in his presence.

Beware Earthlings, beware!

Posted by mofgimmers on April 15, 2010 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 30, 2010 5:29 PM

Christina Aguilera likes erotic baths

christina_aguilera.jpgOooh matron! Get this! Christina Aguilera has revealed that she enjoys reading erotic novels in the bath. The singer, who has a new single out very soon and is teasing everyone with snippets of it on her website, said that she's really into these things called "water-eroticas". No, not tales about ice-cubes shaped like bums and water fountains that do suggestive things, but something altogether different.

She told OK magazine: "I love water-eroticas - waterproof books full of erotic stories, if you will.

"You can literally get the book wet, read it in the bath."

Xtina, who is married to music producer Jordan Bratman, said that 2-year-old son Max is their priority, but they always set aside time for each other.

She added: "We make sure we have mommy and daddy nights out. Our child comes first, obviously, but there are certain things you can do.

"Once we know he's in good hands, we go out late at night and have a few drinks. Then we'll come home, dim the lights and do our thing!

"When it comes to things like our cosy naked Sundays I think it's important for Jordan and I not to lose ourselves."

So that's where those books come in handy!

Posted by mofgimmers on March 30, 2010 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (6)

March 24, 2010 4:50 PM

Justin Bieber wants to go into acting

justin-bieber.jpgOkay, okay. Calm down. Have you stopped screaming yet? Take a breath. It's only a picture of Justin Bieber. Okay! Enough already! There's some news for you if you just stop screaming! Little, cutesy wutesy Justin Bieber has revealed that he would like to try acting at some point in the future. How do you like that? Want to see him in a film? With his top off no doubt.

The pint sized star also said that he is looking forward to his forthcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live.

The 16-year-old singer told The Sun: "Acting is something I would like to try. I don't get nervous, really.

"I am going to go on Saturday Night Live and I want to do some skits like Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Beyoncé did.

"I'm not afraid of looking stupid and taking the mickey out of myself."

Posted by mofgimmers on March 24, 2010 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 2, 2010 10:57 PM

Florence 'cried herself to sleep'

Florence_Welch.jpgFlorence Welch has admitted that she has struggled with the loneliness of life on the road since becoming famous. The Florence and the Machine singer said that her relentless schedule following the success of debut album Lungs had left her feeling isolated and emotional. She told The Guardian: "In some sense you do think, like, 'What am I giving up, what am I sacrificing­, for this?' I can get quite lonely. I have weepy moments."

"The last time I had a proper cry was in Australia. I was sobbing alone in a hotel room. I sobbed and sobbed and sobbed, and then I fell asleep... just, like, ­exhaustion and doing nine hours of promo."

"I just felt really alone. And when you talk about yourself so much, it's like saying a word over and over again. It loses all meaning."

Welch added: "I could have gone and been with people but, well, I'd wanted to cry at certain points during the day, and I did cry in a photoshoot: I had to go to the toilet and just go, 'Waaargh!'"

Posted by mofgimmers on March 2, 2010 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 18, 2010 3:31 PM

Susan Boyle collapses

susan_boyle_1.jpgSusan Boyle has reportedly collapsed at Heathrow Airport while waiting for a flight to France earlier this week. The Britain's Got Talent star fainted in the British Airways Club Lounge after becoming overheated, her representatives have confirmed. Poor old Susan Boyle. Apparently, Boyle received medical attention before being given the green light to board her flight as planned. After arriving in Nice, the singer made a trip across the border to Italy, where she performed at the 60th San Remo Festival.

An onlooker who witnessed Boyle's collapse told the Daily Mail: "It was very dramatic. Susan's legs just gave way under her and she went down."

A spokesman for the star said: "Susan did faint at Heathrow as she overheated in the lounge because it was so warm. However, she is fine now and gave a fantastic performance at the festival."

Last month, reports suggested that Boyle had been asked to calm down by British Airways staff after allegedly causing a disturbance at Heathrow's Terminal 5.

Posted by mofgimmers on February 18, 2010 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 2, 2010 2:07 PM

Jedward's 'gangsta' single just behind in the race for No.1

johnandedward.jpgJedward are just behind Owl City in the race to become the toppermost of the poppermost this Sunday. 'Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)', the Irish twins' collaboration with Vanilla Ice, is a mere 24 copies behind 'Fireflies', having shifted over 24,000 copies in two days. John and Edward's single, which is available to download now (and is available on CD on February 15th) have said that they have tried to bring a "gangsta" feel to their debut single. *Bursts out laughing* Sorry. Sorry.

The duo told Heat: "Vanilla's so cool. I know we say cool a lot, but he's really cool for a rapper guy. Even our grandad knows who Vanilla Ice is.

"We're trying to get the whole gangsta feeling - a P Diddy element."

Of an upcoming film shoot featuring real fire, the pair added: "The plane either crashes or it doesn't. Rappers go outside a pub and get shot or they don't. We're just going to go for it."

Classic Jedward there, speaking in riddles as ever.

Posted by mofgimmers on February 2, 2010 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

January 28, 2010 4:55 PM

Lady GaGa and Elton John to duet at Grammy Awards

GAGA.jpgLady GaGa and Elton John will reportedly perform together at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. How camp will that turn out? The pair are rumoured to be working on a duet for the annual event, which is held at the Los Angeles Staples Center on January 31. As yet, there are no details about which song the twosome will perform, however reports claim that it will be one of the most "memorable" in the ceremony's history. Let's be honest, they've both got previous when it comes to dressing in outlandish clothes.

Elton refused to dispel the rumours when he was quizzed on the plans at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this week, Metro reports.

"Elton and Lady Gaga on the same stage is sure to create fireworks, it could be one of the most memorable Grammy performances of all time," Contactmusic quotes a source as saying.

Elsewhere, P!nk, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift are among other acts confirmed to perform at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards.

Beyonce leads the list of nominations with ten nods, while Taylor Swift has eight and Black Eyed Peas six.

Posted by mofgimmers on January 28, 2010 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 28, 2009 10:29 AM

Mary J. Blige batters husband for Christmas

mjb.jpgR'n'B soulstress, Mary J. Blige, has reportedly assaulted her husband earlier this week. That's a nice Christmas present isn't it? According to the New York Post, Blige allegedly punched her husband Kendu Isaacs in the face for flirting with a waitress at her record release party at club M2 on Tuesday night. People may laugh at this, but is that fair? We didn't laugh when Rihanna got beaten up did we?

A witness said: "She turned to him and was screaming, 'You're not going to ruin my night'. They got up in each other's faces before someone tried to separate them, at which point she shoved the guy aside, pulled back and popped Isaacs in the face."

The source added: "She was yelling at him, 'What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?' Four of her bodyguards and two of the club's kept them apart."

Blige then entered a nearby restroom to fix her hair and make-up, but left the party immediately, which was attended by Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes.

When asked for comment, Blige's spokesperson said: "People lie and don't know what they're talking about."

Posted by mofgimmers on December 28, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 22, 2009 2:26 PM

Joe McElderry to bag Number One?

joe_mcelderry_.jpgAfter all that business with the Christmas Number One chart battle, it looks like Joe McElderry could be getting his yuletide number one after all, according to midweek sales figures. The X Factor winner, who was held at Number Two by Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing In The Name', is currently outselling his rivals by two to one.

'The Climb' has shifted 80,000 copies over the past two days, while 'Killing In The Name' has sold 40,000.

McElderry's success has been driven by CD sales of 'The Climb', which stand at 53,000 so far this week.

X Factor judge Louis Walsh recently claimed that the track, which sold 450,000 copies last week, could pass the million mark in the New Year.

Posted by mofgimmers on December 22, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

December 11, 2009 2:51 PM

Lady GaGa - Not an attention seeker apparently

Lady+GaGa.pngLady GaGa has said that we've all got her wrong. Apparently, we've misconceived her as something of an attention-seeker. GaGa claimed that everyone thinks: "That I am artificial and attention-seeking, when the truth is that every bit of me is devoted to love and art. I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger." What does that mean exactly? Well, it's centred around her sexuality.

She added: "I felt like a freak... I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can create their own place in the world."

She told Barbara Walters on ABC News that 'Poker Face' is about her bisexuality but added that while she finds women attractive, she has "only been in love with men".

But has she done the naughty with the fairer sex?

"Well, I've... my goodness. I've certainly had sexual relationships with women, yes."

Anyway... it's obvious that Lady GaGa is an attention seeker... but y'know, that's why we all love her, right?

Posted by mofgimmers on December 11, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

December 10, 2009 2:01 PM

Nas to make huge payout to Kelis

kelis.jpgNas and Kelis have reached a financial settlement following their recent separation, according to BBC News. And it's a biggie. No, not that Biggie. The couple announced that they were divorcing following four years of marriage in May (making men the world over had unreachable fantasies about proposing to the newly single 'Trick Me' singer). Kelis gave birth to their baby boy in July and now they've divorced, Nas needs to start making hasty with the child support.

The settlement reportedly states that Nas must pay Kelis $51,000 (£31,336) per month, although he no longer has to pay $13,000 (£7,991) on their former marital home.

Kelis has been quoted as saying that she is "thrilled" by the arrangement.

Nas had been paying around $40,000 per month to his estranged wife and son since July.

Even though I'm a man, I might see if Nas will make me pregnant so he can give me loads of money. Hang on, that's a bit crass isn't it?

Posted by mofgimmers on December 10, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 1, 2009 4:49 PM

Jedward wanted revenge on Calvin Harris

jedward and calvin.jpgJohn and Edward have apparently been hatching some mischief! Reports reckon that the Jedward planned to invade the stage at T4's 'Stars Of 2009' while Calvin Harris was performing last weekend. The Grimes twins allegedly wanted to take revenge on Harris after he stormed the stage with a pineapple on his head during their rendition of 'Under Pressure' on November 14.

According to The Sun, the duo's plans were halted backstage at the event in London's Earls Court... by big massive spoilsports.

John & Edward were the seventh act eliminated from the ITV1 show and are reportedly in talks to launch their own books and fashion line.

Harris has since been given a lifetime ban from visiting The X Factor studio by the show's producers.

Posted by mofgimmers on December 1, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 27, 2009 1:25 PM

Rihanna gives her views on naked pictures

Rihanna-picture-.jpgSometimes, it seems like the only reason mobile phones have cameras installed, is so us lot can take dodgy pictures of ourselves and send them to people we fancy (and, subsequently, frighten off no doubt). Celebrities are no different. Sadly for them, they can get caught out when someone sniffs a fast buck. Rihanna was one such person who had to face the fact that, at some point, every single human with an internet connection would see her busters.

Understandably, Rihanna felt humiliated when the naked photographs of her appeared online. The pictures, which the popstar had sent to an ex-boyfriend, emerged on the internet in May.

Rihanna told radio station Hot 97; "I just felt like my whole privacy was taken before that and then, when that came out, I thought, 'Oh great, so now there's nothing they don't know about me and my private life'. It was humiliating and it was embarrassing - especially my mum having to see that."

That said, at least she has the nuts to add: "If you don't send your boyfriend naked pictures, I feel bad for him."

Everyone's at it right?

Posted by mofgimmers on November 27, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 11, 2009 5:04 PM

Have you seen Joss Stone's dismal new album cover?

Joss-Stone.jpgJoss Stone, who has got some negative column inches today after setting a bad example to her fans by publicly admitting to smoking weed, has clearly been getting strong stuff from her dealer. Why? Well, if you've seen her new album cover, you'll know why. The new album, called 'Colour Me Free', features Stone contorted in a rather grim fashion in a cage... with the added bonus of being numbered like a Paint By Numbers sheet. It's very, very peculiar indeed. You can see 'Colour Me Free' if you click over the jump.

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Posted by mofgimmers on November 11, 2009 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 3, 2009 2:31 PM

Jamelia splits from footballer hubby

jamelia.jpgJamelia has announced that she is divorcing her football player husband Darren Byfield.

The singer, who seems remarkably normal in the face of celebrity, married Byfield last summer. The 'Beware of the Dog' singer reportedly moved out of their marital home last week and has since met with divorce lawyers.

"It is with regret that Jamelia and Darren Byfield today confirm they are splitting up and getting a divorce," a statement reads.

"No-one else is involved. Their priority is naturally their two children."

The pair briefly split during their engagement after Byfield was accused of having an affair.

Posted by mofgimmers on November 3, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 29, 2009 2:03 PM

Leona Lewis talks about book signing attack

leona+lewis.jpgPoor old Leona Lewis. You sit around signing books for everyone and suddenly, someone comes up to you and smacks you in the mouth! Well, the X Factor winner has spoken out for the first time after her attack. The singer, who received medical attention for minor injuries following the incident, insisted that it was a by-product of being famous and she had overcome the initial shock. "It could have been worse," she told Sky News. "I'm still alive, it's just something you have to deal with when you have fame and the positives far outweigh the negatives."

She continued: "I don't like to dwell on the negatives, I'm a very positive person."

The singer's attacker, 29-year-old Peter Kowalczyk, has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and is currently being examined by psychiatrists.

Earlier this week, City of Westminster magistrates were told that he was not fit to attend court to face assault charges. The case has been adjourned until November 23.

Lewis releases new single 'Happy' on November 9. Sorry, I keep adding 'Slappy' on the end of it... ARF!

Posted by mofgimmers on October 29, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 26, 2009 2:16 PM

Lady GaGa announces UK tour

lady_gaga4.jpgLady GaGa has announced the details of the UK leg of her 'Monster Ball' arena tour... and already, I'm doing little excited wees in anticipation! Press passes for the show anyone [/shameless media request]. Anyway, the biggest thing to hit pop since Madonna had a hairy bush will steamroller her way into nine cities, kicking off in Manchester on February 18, 2010. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, October 30. It will be British fans' first chance to hear live performances of songs from her revamped The Fame Monster LP, which contains the ultra-sleazy and mind-bendingly brilliant single 'Bad Romance' (released on November 23rd). For full dates, read over.

The tour dates in full:

February 18 - Manchester, MEN Arena

February 24 - Liverpool, Arena

February 26 - London, O2

March 1 - Glasgow, SECC

March 3 - Cardiff, CIA

March 4 - Newcastle, Arena

March 5 - Birmingham, LG

March 7 - Sheffield, Arena

March 8 - Nottingham, Arena

Posted by mofgimmers on October 26, 2009 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 22, 2009 4:55 PM

Chris Brown really cares about Rihanna

chris-brown_0.jpgChris Brown has stated that he still cares about ex-girlfriend Rihanna following their, shall we say, altercation earlier this year. The singer pleaded guilty to assaulting his partner in the early hours of February 8th and was later sentenced to five years' probation, 180 hours of community service and domestic violence counselling. Of course, this was followed by the obligatory self-confessional singles about how sorry he was and all that jazz. Speaking to Hot 97 FM's Angie Martinez, he said: "Feelings are feelings and they don't go away overnight."

He continued: "Especially if you sit down and are like, 'Look, I'm going to really be in this relationship with you, whatever the case, past our busy schedules, past us being two of the biggest artists'. I really care about her."

"I won't let [my fans] down anymore. That was one of the most embarrassing things for me, because of my image and who I was as a young role model to a lot of kids. It was hard for me.

"I've learned from my mistakes and I'm learning from them. And I regret every moment, every second of it."

Are you buying it?

Posted by mofgimmers on October 22, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 20, 2009 1:16 PM

Alexandra Burke banned from boyfriends

Alexandra Burke.jpgAlexandra Burke, easily the best X Factor winner thus far, has apparently been banned from having a boyfriend so that she can focus on her career. Poor girl! She'll be healing up! Burke, who is currently sitting pretty at number one with the brilliant 'Bad Boys', has been told (or should we say 'advised') by former mentor Cheryl Cole to avoid starting a relationship.

"Cheryl has warned me. She said, 'You're not allowed to date dancers, Alex, and you're not allowed to date boys full stop!'" she told The Sun. "And I said, 'Fine, I'll just get a dog!'"

The singer praised JLS singer Aston Merrygold's looks but insisted that they will just remain close friends.

"Oh my God, I do love Aston. He is quite hot and a real cutie," she said.

"We are really good friends. I love all the JLS boys, but me and Aston are really, really close and we're literally talking on BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) all the time. We're just really cool friends."

To be honest, I reckon she's too much woman for a squirt like him to handle anyway...

Posted by mofgimmers on October 20, 2009 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 15, 2009 2:26 PM

Leona Lewis thanks fans after getting a slap

leona+lewis.jpg X Factor winner Leona Lewis was slapped at a Waterstones book signing in London yesterday. The singer was signing copies of her new autobiography Dreams. Whether she should be releasing an autobiography at such an early point in her career is another matter entirely. And not a very interesting one at that. Lewis has thanked fans for their supportive messages after she was assaulted. The singer was left "shaken" when a man punched her in the face.

"Leona is obviously shocked after yesterday but is OK, she would like us to convey her thanks to you all for your kind messages and your support," a representative said in a statement.

Fans had been queueing outside the venue for over five hours to meet the 24-year-old, but were turned away following the incident.

According to The Sun, a man known only as "Peter" has been arrested and Lewis has told police that she intends to press charges. The star was taken to London's Harley Street Hospital and checked for concussion but later released without bruising.

Here's a video of the immediate aftermath on the incident. You can see "Peter" held to the ground and Leona being whisked away by her security.

Posted by mofgimmers on October 15, 2009 in Music, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

June 10, 2009 3:37 PM

Little Boots: Not bisexual

Little bootsLittle Boots isn't bisexual, okay? The popster was photographed kissing Florence Welch and insisted that they were just mucking about and that she is in fact committed to her long-term boyfriend.

"Florence grabbed me and kissed me on the lips. We were drunk and I was shocked out of my skin. I was not kissing back," she told The Sun. "As much as I love Florence, not in that way. She is crazy, in the best possible way. Lots of singers are saying they're bisexual these days. I'm definitely not in that camp. But great for all the people that are."

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May 19, 2009 4:36 PM

Riot police called out for Jonas Brothers

Jonas-brothers-ta01 Riot police were allegedly called to the Jonas Brothers' hotel in Peru after more than 1,000 fans lined the streets outside. According to E! Online, officials were forced to block off the streets surrounding Lima's Marriot Hotel on Sunday when teenagers descended in order to catch a glimpse of Kevin, Joe and Nick.

Writing on their official website, the brothers said: "There are thousands of fans outside the hotel. The police were called in to control the crowd. It is unbelievable to hear the fans in a country we have never visited before. Thank you Peru! Can't wait to meet everyone."

They later added: "We just woke up to the sounds of fans screaming downstairs outside of our hotel. What a great way to start off our new world tour."

It is thought that dozens of fans also spent the night at a nearby park to ensure that they did not miss the band leaving the hotel. The group are playing two sold-out gigs in the capital tonight and tomorrow night, with each concert expected to attract a crowd of 60,000.

Posted by mofgimmers on May 19, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Leona Lewis: Relationship on the rocks?

Leona-lewis-01 Reports are claiming that Leona Lewis and long term boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa are on the verge of splitting up. The couple, who met in school at the age of ten, have allegedly been struggling to maintain their relationship since Lewis became a global superstar. "They are still in love, but Leona's lifestyle is making things really hard," a source told Star magazine.

"Her career is doing so well, but to keep growing as a singer, she has to work even harder. Unfortunately, this leaves her very little time to work on her relationship. It could already be over."

Lewis had previously travelled frequently to London but has recently been renting a mansion in Los Angeles. According to the publication, the couple have not been photographed together since January. "It is sad, but unless Leona and Lou can find a magic solution, it looks like it could be the end of the road for them," the source added.

Posted by mofgimmers on May 19, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 5, 2009 3:15 PM

Leona Lewis flees USA over stalker fears

Leona-lewis-pr1 Leona Lewis has travelled back to the UK after being followed by an apparent stalker, it has been claimed. According to The Mirror, The X Factor winner had been feeling lonely in her £4 million mansion in Los Angeles and has returned to London where security at her home has been improved. A source said: "Leona had just gone to the shops to pick up some bits and pieces and was followed all the way back home by this man."

"She was completely unsettled by this and was pretty relieved to get back to the house safely. But when she looked out of the window later the man was still there, staring right at her. It freaked Leona out big time. She feared she was being stalked."

They added: "Right from the off, the place didn't feel right. Every night Leona was on the phone to friends, saying that she was lonely and not enjoying rattling around a huge house by herself. Mates came round to sleep over and keep her company but after she saw the bloke staring at her through the window, Leona decided she'd had enough, and jumped on a plane back to the UK."

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April 29, 2009 4:18 PM

Lady GaGa in trouble with the law for outfit

Lady-Gaga-jet-2 Lady GaGa was almost arrested in Russia last weekend after going out and about in town in a skimpy outfit, according to reports. The singer was given a police warning after turning up at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow in a short and tight leather ensemble. Writing on her Twitter blog, the star said: "They tried to arrest me in Russia, for leather at St. Basil's. But all is calm in the red square, as I leave the east Paris bound."

It's not the first time she's been in trouble for her risque clothes either. In a similar incident last month in Chicago, police stopped GaGa as she walked down a city street in hotpants. "It's not that I don't like pants. I just choose not to wear them some days. I think no pants is sexy. I love the naked human body. I was working in strip clubs when I was 18," she said of the incident.

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April 27, 2009 4:12 PM

Chung and Turner to move to USA

AlexaalexArctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner is moving to America with girlfriend Alexa Chung, say tabloid reports. According to The Sun, the indie singer can't face the prospect of a long-distance relationship with the T4 presenter and is willing to move countries for her. "Alex can't bear to be parted from Alexa," said a source. "The thought of being separated for months on end, with her trying to get TV work in America while he is in the UK, was too much for him.

"He's madly in love. It has caused a stink with the other boys [in the group] because it's going to make co-ordinating band business a hell of a lot more difficult, but they're happy for him."

Chung enjoyed a "farewell to Blighty" party at Bungalow 8 last week, which apparently featured guests including Pixie Geldof singing 'New York, New York'.

Posted by mofgimmers on April 27, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 23, 2009 2:56 PM

Beyonce can't sing... oh wait... yes she can.

Beyonce-knowlesAll morning, there's been a video flying around showcasing Beyonce singing in a really terrible way. If you haven't heard it, click over the jump to listen. Well, thankfully for Beyonce fans, the tape has been revealed to be a fake. The performance of 'If I Were A Boy' was leaked to TMZ, but the website has since confirmed that is is a hoax. The unnamed prankster who doctored the tape said: "It's a little bit crazy. No one in their right mind would sound like that, and no one would cheer for someone singing like that." Beyoncé told MTV News: "Of course I'm just hearing about this today - and I haven't heard it but it sounds completely ridiculous. Everyone's heard me sing. It's perfect timing, actually, because I'll be on The Today Show tomorrow singing 'Halo', or tonight you can watch me sing live on David Letterman! It's perfect promotion, whoever came up with that idea."

Posted by mofgimmers on April 23, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 22, 2009 10:09 AM

Lady GaGa: Secret boyfriend?

LadyGaga Lady GaGa as been conquering the world with her unique brand of synth-pop, and has been footloose and fancy-free... right? Well, she's not as single as she seems... it, er, seems. That's because there's reports flying around suggesting that she's been keeping details of a secret boyfriend under wraps. GaGa is said to have been dating an American businessman known as 'Speedy' for the past month.

"They were just friends for a while, but recently things got serious. They have a lot in common and are totally crazy about each other," a source told Touch Weekly.

The pair allegedly met when the singer was doing promotional work in LA and were later reunited in Malibu, where she filmed the video to her new single 'Paparazzi' on April 12th. The following day, the couple were described as "all over each other, cuddling in the corner" during a meal at a Japanese restaurant. "He makes her really happy, and they are having fun right now," the source added.

Posted by mofgimmers on April 22, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 20, 2009 4:31 PM

Joss Stone - Going bald?

Joss-Stone-vi02Joss Stone has been warned that she may go bald if she doesn't stop using so much hair dye. Imagine that! The singer, who is 22 and way too young to be a slap head, said that she was forced to go back to her natural colour because repeatedly bleaching her hair regularly was causing long-term damage.

"I went through a stage where I was dying it blue, purple, pink and wearing really colourful clothes," she told The Mirror. "But you have to bleach it before you put the colour on and that was ruining it. Someone said you have to stop otherwise all your hair will drop out. I seriously didn't want that to happen. So I ditched the colour and went back to being natural again."

Stone's fourth studio album Colour Me Free is scheduled for release in the summer. She performed a collaboration of 'Wonderful World' with James Morrison at the Coachella festival last week. [viaDS]

Posted by mofgimmers on April 20, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Ronan Keating in cancer scare

Ronan-keatingBoyzone singing star Ronan Keating has spoken about a recent cancer scare, warning other men to seek medical advice if they fear they could have testicular cancer. The singer made the comments during an interview on BBC's 'Newsnight', saying that he was "a mess" when he feared he may have cancer.

Keating said that he was on holiday when he discovered a lump and decided to seek medical advice. The singer said: "I found a lump, I panicked I called my doctor and he said: 'Listen, relax, don't worry about it - as soon as you get home, get it checked'."

"So I did, and it was fine, a small cyst almost, very regular. But you know, for those two weeks on holidays I was a mess."

Of course, Keating lost his mother to cancer which saw Ronan and members of his family setting up the Marie Keating Foundation, which provides women with information and services to promote the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. [via RTE]

Posted by mofgimmers on April 20, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 14, 2009 9:09 PM

Lady GaGa loves 'sneaky sex'

Lady-gagaLady GaGa - the world's newest and most fabulous pop-sensation. The girls want to be her, the boys want to get with her. And vice versa. Why? Because she's raunchiness on legs! The proof? Well, she's admitted that she once had sex in the back of a New York taxi... and some.

The 'Just Dance' singer told Fab that the back of a yellow cab is the craziest place she has ever had sex. She said: "[It was] in the back of a taxi in New York. It was fun. I would do it again, f**k ya. It's always fun to do things that are sneaky. Sneaky in sex is good."

Speaking about her favourite early live experience, she added: "I was 19 and I was playing a show where I was supposed to debut all this new material. "When I sat down to play I couldn't get everyone to stop talking so I took off all my clothes. Works every time."

Earlier this month, Lady GaGa claimed that she could give herself an orgasm just by using the power of thought.

Posted by mofgimmers on April 14, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Miley Cyrus advised to do sex tape and drugs

Miley_cyrus Jamie Foxx has suggested that 16-year-old Miley Cyrus should take drugs and make a sex tape. The Oscar-winning actor made the comments on his radio show The Foxxhole after a caller complained about the Hannah Montana star's recent remarks. Cyrus had suggested that she would "ruin" Radiohead after being snubbed by the band at the Grammy Awards.

Foxx said: "Who is Miley Cyrus, the one with all the gums? She's got to get a gum transplant. Let me get an order of mouth, light on teeth, heavy on the gums.

"She's going to ruin Radiohead's career? The same Radiohead that gets paid a million dollars just to sample their songs? That Radiohead?" He added: "Make a sex tape and grow up. Get like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan and start being a lesbian and get some crack in your pipe. Catch chlamydia on a bicycle seat. That's what I want."

Posted by mofgimmers on April 14, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 18, 2009 2:27 PM

'I've farted on stage' says Katy Perry

Katy_perry_Katy Perry is really proving to be one of the lads, by admitting to breaking wind on stage during her live performances. The 'I Kissed A Girl' singer was talking to Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine for MySpace Music. Of her pre-gig ritual, Welch said: "I have to do so many little wees, it's ridiculous. So many - but everyone in my band does as well. I ask: 'Have you just done three really small wees?' 'Yeah, but I really want to do another one.'"

Perry responded: "I've farted on stage. It's horrible, I can't believe I just said that. It's my stage! I'm hopping around, I'm a little gassy."

Welch said: "You can p*ss on your stage if you want to, it's your stage."

Perry replied: "That's very punk rock."

Tell that to Fergie...

Posted by mofgimmers on March 18, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 4, 2009 3:23 PM

Rihanna: Won't press charges.

Rihanna Rihanna will apparently not be pressing charges against Chris Brown after his alleged assault, according to police reports. The singer's original statement and witness accounts will be handed to the Los Angeles County District Attorney later this week.

It is not known whether there will be a strong enough case to prosecute Brown without the 21-year-old's testimony. However, California law allows prosecutors to take action in domestic violence cases even if the couple reunite.

Brown is accused of attacking Rihanna during a row before the Grammy Awards, with pictures of a battered and bruised Rihanna surfacing shortly after.

Brown and Rihanna reportedly reunited at rapper Sean Combs's Miami home at the weekend. The first pictures of the couple back together may fetch £60,000, according to paparazzi agencies.

Posted by mofgimmers on March 4, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 2, 2009 3:34 PM

Are Rihanna and Chris Brown back on?

Chrisbrown-rihanna Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together according to various reports. Of course, you'll know already that the pair split after an argument on February 8th which saw Brown arrested after allegedly assaulting the 'Umbrella' singer. Now, there's rumours that they're trying again.

It’s claimed that the massive stars have reconciled some time last week at a $20 Million mansion owned by P Diddy.

Brown has been spotted at the Miami beach home jet-skiing and driving around the area but so far there have been no pictures of Rihanna there. She was pictured at a resort in Mexico recently with the bruises and cuts previously seen on her face seemingly healed. Rihanna’s father told reporters at the weekend that she is still in love with the 19 year old 'Forever' singer. [via MTV]

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February 26, 2009 3:35 PM

U2 - 'Robbing the world's poor'

U2 Rock band U2 has been accused of robbing the world's poorest people by storing some of its wealth in a tax haven. As they prepare to launch new album, 'No Line On The Horizon', protesters have held a demonstration outside the Irish Department of Finance in Dublin.

U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr) are said to be depriving the Irish exchequer of much-needed revenue which could be spent on overseas aid, campaign group the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) claims.

The band moved the company U2 Ltd, set up to deal with royalty payments, to a finance house in Holland in 2006 after the Irish Government scrapped an artist income tax exemption scheme (once, if you were an 'artist' or 'writer', you didn't have to pay tax in Ireland). The new limit was capped at €250,000.

Accounts for 2007 show U2 Ltd paid out more than €21 million euros (£19m) in wages. Oxfam and Concern Worldwide are among 70 organisations involved in the coalition, which met Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan before protesters gathered.

DDCI's Nessa Ni Chasaide said: "We wanted to raise our concern that while Bono has championed the cause of fighting poverty and injustice in the impoverished world, the fact is that his band has moved part of its business to a tax shelter in the Netherlands." She added: "Tax avoidance and tax evasion costs the impoverished world at least $160 million (£142.5m) every year. This is money urgently required to bring people out of poverty. 

Posted by mofgimmers on February 26, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 24, 2009 11:31 AM

Beyonce: Popped out star

19961-99 This picture of Beyonce dancing at the Academy Awards looks innocent enough right? Well, not quite. You see, during the routine, Beyonce gave her dance partner, Hugh Jackman, more than he bargained for as she popped out of her dress a little. And there's me thinking that if we liked it we needed to put a ring on it?

To see a super close up of the... ahem... action, click over the jump for the link. Not exactly SFW... but not that bad. Your judgement call...

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Posted by mofgimmers on February 24, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 20, 2009 2:49 PM

Kings of Leon in scrap

Kings_of_leon Members of Kings of Leon had to be separated after getting into a brawl backstage at the Brit Awards ceremony, it has been claimed. The band's singer Caleb Followill is said to have been involved in a punch-up with his cousin and lead guitarist Matthew Followill, The Sun reports.

A source said: "[Matthew] hasn't been feeling as much a part of things, especially at big events like the Brits. "Caleb was winding him up all night, unintentionally, and all of a sudden something snapped and they just went for each other.

“It was like a proper old-fashioned bar room brawl. They weren't messing about, there were some serious punches being thrown."

The source added that Matthew had struggled to deal with the attention his bandmates receive from fans. Lads, eh?

Posted by mofgimmers on February 20, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 19, 2009 3:48 PM

Gambaccini calls for Moyles head

Chris_moylesRadio 2 DJ Paul Gambaccini has said that Chris Moyles should be sacked by the BBC for comments he made about Auschwitz. The shock jock was criticised last month for joking about celebrities that trace their ancestry back to the Nazi death camp on BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? Moyles, who has filmed an episode for the series, said on air: "Unlike a lot of the Who Do You Think You Are? shows I didn't go to Auschwitz. Pretty much everyone goes there whether or not they're Jewish. They just seem to pass through there on their way to Florida."

Speaking to an audience at Oxford University, Gambaccini said that the BBC had made a mistake in not firing Moyles for the remarks. "I find his continual presence on Radio 1 unacceptable," he said. "Chris Moyles should be gone. His recent comments about Auschwitz involved real people and their ancestors. That is no joking matter for them.

"To encourage this or sit by whilst it happens is unprofessional. He has done it so many times. He has no sense of responsibility." He added: "I am nauseated by the Radio 1 press office constantly rationalising his behaviour. If we do not get our own house in order, then sooner or later somebody else will, and they might break the furniture in the process."

Posted by mofgimmers on February 19, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 16, 2009 2:51 PM

Chris Brown: Apologises for Rihanna incident

Chris-brownChris Brown has apologised for the incident that occurred between him and his former partner Rihanna, but has added that much of what has been reported is untrue. In a statement released by his spokesman, Brown said that he is getting help from those around him.

Brown said: "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say."

He also said "I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person."

He added that he has not written any messages on Facebook or anywhere else online and that all posts purporting to be from him are frauds. At the weekend, Brown's father said that the star was "very remorseful" but added that there are "two sides to every story".

Posted by mofgimmers on February 16, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 13, 2009 3:00 PM

Rihanna eyepatch to be investigated

Rihanna-bm01More Rihanna news. This time, it's understood that US police are investigating whether Rihanna wore an eye patch last year to cover evidence of domestic abuse. The singer was said to have scratched her cornea in 2008 and covered her eye for a while, sporting a diamond-encrusted patch at the American Music Awards... but was it something more sinister?

Los Angeles police are looking into possible past instances of abuse involving the 'Umbrella' singer. Rihanna missed the Grammy Awards and was treated in hospital after an alleged incident of domestic abuse involving her partner Chris Brown.

A police source told The Sun: "We're investigating if her eye injury could have been caused by Brown. "There could be an innocent explanation, but police believe Rihanna has previously refused to make a complaint against Brown. She is now being asked about her past injuries and is beginning to open up about incidents in their relationship."

They added that police are talking to her management and friends who say the star has had previously had mysterious injuries which she refused to explain. Earlier this week, Brown's sister came to his defence and said that he was never violent.

Posted by mofgimmers on February 13, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 12, 2009 1:09 PM

Leona Lewis embroiled in Rihanna row

Leona_lewis Leona Lewis has been forced into issuing a statement after becoming implicated in the recent Chris Brown and Rihanna scandal. Lewis apparently caused the 'Umbrella' singer to become furious after Brown was seen chatting to her.

"At one point, Rihanna caught Chris flirting with Leona," the source told Star magazine. "They were carrying on and laughing, and Rihanna saw Chris with his hand on the small of Leona's back. It may have been innocent, but that set Rihanna off."

However, a spokesperson for Lewis told Holy Moly: "Leona was at the pre-Grammy party with her family and boyfriend and had nothing whatsoever to do with any argument that may have ensued between Chris and Rihanna. Any allegations that the pair had flirted are completely false."

Another friend denied the reports, saying: "I can't imagine this has anything to do with Leona. Leona's not like that. She wouldn't flirt and is happy in her own relationship," reports Metro.

Posted by mofgimmers on February 12, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 11, 2009 2:40 PM

Rihanna: Horrific injuries

Rihanna Rihanna has reportedly suffered "horrific" injuries after her alleged altercation with boyfriend Chris Brown. The singer is believed to have major contusions to both sides of her face, a split lip, swelling, bruising and a bloody nose, according to TMZ.

The website reports that the singer was heard screaming in Brown's vehicle, prompting a passer-by to call the police.

"Rihanna was clearly very upset by what had happened and I could hear her screaming," an eyewitness told radaronline.com. "Rihanna was trying to get her point across about something. She sounded like she was crying as she tried to get her point across."

Rihanna was admitted to hospital after allegedly being beaten up by Brown following a row at the pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles. Police have reportedly dusted Brown's Lamborghini for finger prints after impounding the vehicle yesterday. She has cancelled all immediate dates.

Posted by mofgimmers on February 11, 2009 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 17, 2008 4:14 PM

Three versions of 'Hallelujah' in the Christmas Top 40?

Alexandraburke2 The X Factor single, released by Alexandra Burke has kicked off a spat, which has seen three versions of the song 'Hallelujah' expected to make it into the Christmas top 40.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke's cover looks a dead cert to be Christmas number one, however, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen's original have also jumped into the Top 40.

A Facebook group was recently launched to push the Buckley rendition, from his 1994 album Grace, to the top of the charts. It is expected to land at number three, while Cohen's version is sitting at number 34.

"I don't think this has ever happened in UK charts history, and certainly not for Christmas," HMV's Gennaro Castaldo told the BBC.

Posted by mofgimmers on December 17, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 19, 2008 2:50 PM

London Met panned for 'anti-gay' gig

Bounty_killer_for_art The London Metropolitan Police have been criticised after allowing reggae artist Bounty Killer to perform in the capital. Gay rights activists have accused the police of double standards for allowing the concert to go ahead, despite the artist's anti-gay stance.

"The Metropolitan Police is hypocritical on hate crimes," said gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. "It allows homophobic singers to perform in London, but not racist ones. Racist artists are banned on the grounds that they are a threat to public order and good community relations. This is a case of double standards."

The Met have stated that artists would not be allowed to perform unless they had signed the Reggae Compassionate Act (RCA), which bans performances that glorify violence. "Conferences have been held between the police, the venue's management and the artist's manager in order to consider the most productive way to handle the matter. A previous concert at the venue with the artist passed without incident. The club have given us full access and we will deal robustly with any offences that arise."

Bounty Killer is understood to have been ordered not to perform songs with homophobic content. Two previous concerts in Birmingham and Bradford were cancelled after protests from human rights groups.

One offensive lyric: "Mi ready fi go wipe out this fag".

Posted by mofgimmers on November 19, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 13, 2008 4:50 PM

MTV Europe host Katy Perry

Katyperry Katy Perry has revealed she "wet herself" when she was asked to host this year's MTV Europe Music Awards.

Katy Perry "wet herself" when she was asked to host this year's MTV Europe Music Awards.

The 'I Kissed A Girl' singer will make her presenting debut at the ceremony, which takes place in Liverpool, UK, next month, and couldn't believe organisers wanted her to take on such an important role.

Katy - who is nominated for Best New Act and Most Addictive Track at the awards - said: "I was so excited when I heard that I was nominated for two awards, but when I was asked to host the show I wet myself, Fergie-style

"To follow in the footsteps of previous hosts Christina Aguilera, Tom Jones, P. Diddy and Snoop Dogg at this prestigious event is an incredible honour - do they know what they are getting into? I just hope that I don't spill my cocktail!"

Katy will be joined by her regular group of musicians, as organisers look for a "more relaxed and informal event with a musical twist" at this year's ceremony.

The band will act as the show's 'house band' for the night, taking to the stage to perform with Katy and the other performers and award presenters.

Artists just confirmed to hand out prizes include Sugababes, Solange Knowles, Grace Jones, and Travis McCoy, Gym Class Heroes singer and boyfriend of Katy.

Performers at the awards, which take place on November 6, include The Killers, Pink, Kid Rock, Duffy and Beyonce Knowles.

Posted by Maus on October 13, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 9, 2008 3:49 PM

Katy Perry's 'wild' parents

Katyperry Katy Perry's claims her Christian preacher parents were "wild" in their youth, adding her mother once dated Jimi Hendrix and her father dealt drugs.

Katy Perry's claims her mother once dated Jimi Hendrix and her father dealt drugs.

The 'I Kissed a Girl' singer - who was raised as a strict Christian by her parents Mary and Keith, who are preachers in California - has revealed her parents are not as squeaky clean as it seems, adding they were "wild" in their youth.

She said: "In terms of wild youth, they put me to shame."

The 23-year-old singer explained her mother grew up in Southern California but became bored of her life and ran away to see the world, resulting in a rocky first marriage in Zimbabwe.

Katy added Mary dated rock legend Jimi while she was in Spain, saying: "He just came up to her in a club and picked her out."

The star also revealed her father was a hippy when he was growing up in the 60s and was close friends with Timothy Leary, who championed psychedelic drug LSD.

Katy claims her dad used to supply others with the drug, and specialised in providing a type called Strawberry Fields - named after The Beatles track of the same name.

She added to Blender magazine: "I started spending Sunday mornings crying and hung over, because crying is what you do when you're hung over. So my dad started telling me about when he was my age.

"My dad would have died from one tab of Strawberry Fields too many if he hadn't found God."

Earlier this year, Katy's mother branded her song 'I Kissed a Girl' "shameful and disgusting" and said she was "disappointed" her daughter was promoting homosexuality.

Mary said: "I can't even listen to that song. The first time I heard it I was in total shock. It promotes homosexuality and its message is shameful and disgusting. When it comes on the radio I bow my head and pray."

Posted by Maus on October 9, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 17, 2008 12:41 PM

Bible bookworm Mariah Carey

Mariahc Mariah Carey says the only book she has ever read is the Bible.

Mariah Carey says the only book she has ever read is the Bible.

The 'Touch My Body' singer - who married singer Nick Cannon earlier this year - admits she rarely has time to sit down and read, but always ensures she has time to read the holy book.

She said: "The only book I make time to read is the Bible."

Mariah can't even find the time to read when she is on holiday because she is too busy swimming and sunbathing.

She added to Now magazine: "I don't get much time off, but I make sure there are periods on my schedule when no work is allowed. The best way is to go on vacation. I love tropical places and swimming in the sea. The most secluded a place is, the better."

It was recently revealed Mariah is trying to stop a tell-all book about her from being published.

The singer is said to be so concerned by revelations set to appear in a new tome written by her former record producer Damion 'Damizza' Young she is desperate to prevent it going to print.

Damion has announced he intends to reveal his "intense four-year personal relationship" with the star in 'Guilty by Association'.

However, the 38-year-old songstress has ordered her lawyer Sonya Guardo to write a letter to the music mogul, reminding him of the confidentiality agreement he signed which prevents him from legally revealing any sensitive information about her.

Posted by Maus on September 17, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 25, 2008 2:23 PM

Zac Efron's West End debut

Zac_efron 'High School Musical' heartthrob Zac Efron is reportedly set to star in a show in London's West End theatre district, to prove his acting potential.

Zac Efron is reportedly set to star in a show in London's West End theatre district.

The 'High School Musical' heartthrob is concerned he is being typecast as a singer and dancer rather than a serious actor, and thinks a play would be the perfect way to prove his acting potential.

A source said: "Zac wants to prove what a real actor he is. He wants to show off his full range of talents."

Since shooting to fame in Disney Channel's  2006 movie 'High School Musical', Zac has since reprised his role as basketball hunk Troy Bolton in 'High School Musical 2' and will be returning to the role for a third time in 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'.

He also starred as singing heartthrob Link Larkin in 2007 movie 'Hairspray', alongside John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken.

Zac has already attempted to broaden his acting abilities.

He recently finished shooting period drama 'Me and Orson Welles' with Claire Danes, in which he plays a high school student in 1937 who stumbles across the Mercury Theatre and his acting potential is soon realised by the theatre's founder Orson Welles.

Zac will next be seen starring alongside Matthew Perry in age-switch comedy 'Seventeen Again' later this year.

Posted by Maus on July 25, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 24, 2008 3:58 PM

Sting's Tibet Song

Sting Sting, John Mayer, Dave Matthews and Alanis Morissette are all contributing to a new 'Songs for Tibet' album.

Sting is recording a 'Songs for Tibet' album with a host of other music stars.

The Police frontman joins artists including John Mayer, Dave Matthews and Alanis Morissette to lend his talent to the collection of songs.

The LP will highlight Tibet's struggle to be recognised as an autonomous state separate from China and will be released just days before the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games begins in August.

Michael Wohl - a spokesperson for the Art of Peace Foundation, which is compiling the album - said: "We wanted to express our support for the Tibetan people and their message of peace through music, a fundamental means of expression, at a time when the eyes of the world are on China."

The non-profit organisation, which supports Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, is behind the project.

Other artists to contribute include Moby, Garbage Rush, Suzanne Vega, Imogen Heap, Damien Rice, Underworld and Duncan Sheik.

Album producer Rupert Hine said: "The commitment and enthusiasm from such a wide group of artists has been astonishing and truly heartfelt. It's been exciting orchestrating such a historic project."

The album will have a global release on music website iTunes on August 5. A full CD release will follow on August 12.

China has controversially ruled Tibet since 1951. As many as 250 people were reportedly killed during a crackdown on Tibetan protesters in March this year that resulted in widespread rioting against the Chinese government.

Posted by Maus on July 24, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Ronnie Wood's love triangle

Ronnie_wood_2 Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has reportedly confessed he is in love with both his wife Jo and his 20-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.

Ronnie Wood is in love with both his wife and his girlfriend.

The 61-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist - who has been having an affair with 20-year-old Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova - reportedly confessed his feelings for wife Jo, 52, and his young mistress to fellow patients at a rehab facility.

He said: "I love my wife - but I have a girlfriend and I love her too."

The ageing rocker is being treated at a countryside retreat for alcohol, drug and sex addiction.

A source said: "He is being treated for everything. He isn't allowed a phone or any contact with the outside world for now.

"He is having open therapy sessions and explained he has a wife and a girlfriend and that he loves them both. It's very strange but it's just how he sees it. He's looking a lot better and is very upbeat."

Staff told Ronnie he must complete a six-week treatment programme after hearing of his vodka binges, his 20-year-old lover and previous drug problems.

The source added to Britain's The Sun newspaper: "He thinks the whole affair scenario has been blown out of proportion - but that's part of his problem."

Posted by Maus on July 24, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 22, 2008 5:32 PM

Rolling Stones roll on

Rolling_stones The Rolling Stones will tour Europe next year with or without guitarist Ronnie Wood.

The Rolling Stones will tour next year with or without Ronnie Wood.

Frontman Sir Mick Jagger is determined to embark on a European "mini tour" even if guitarist Ronnie - who is currently in rehab following his well-publicised alcohol binge with 20-year-old Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova - is not fit to perform.

A source said: "Mick officially becomes a pensioner when he turns 65 at the end of July and Keith Richards at the end of the year, and I think Mick wants to get another tour under his belt in case it gets to the point where he can't do any more.

"Mick is still dead set on going on tour and has even said that they will do the shows without Ronnie if it comes to it."

Mick and the rest of the band are stunned at Ronnie's recent behaviour - which saw the rocker flee to his hideaway in County Kildare, Ireland, with Ekaterina, leaving his wife of 23 years, Jo, distraught - because they believed his marriage was happy.

The source added to Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "Ronnie has always had his drink and drug problems but his marriage was rock solid. Jo kept him together.

"What's happening now is just something else and Mick and everyone can't quite believe it."

The band hopes the tour will give Ronnie a reason to get better and save his marriage.

Posted by Maus on July 22, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 21, 2008 9:17 AM

Mariah Carey's time trouble

Mariah_carey_2 Mariah Carey claims she can't help running late but insists she doesn't mind being late for things.

The 'Touch My Body' singer - who has previously kept fans waiting at concerts and record signings - tries to be punctual but can never quite manage it.

She said: "I always run at least half an hour late. I am such a bad timekeeper. I don't know how I always manage to do it but I do. I try my best but it doesn't bother me that I can't keep time."

While Mariah, 38, isn't worried by her lax timekeeping, she admits her 27-year-old husband Nick Cannon - who she married in April - is finding it hard to deal with.

She added to gossip website Absolute Now: "Nick has been trying to keep me in check."

It was recently reported Mariah is set to have her own Las Vegas residency, after being offered a £50 million deal to perform every night for three years at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

A source said: "Mariah is one of the most popular performers around. She could easily become the queen of the Las Vegas strip."

If the deal goes ahead, the 'Fantasy' singer would be following in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Cher, Sir Elton John and Bette Midler, who

have all completed residencies in the gambling capital.

Posted by Maus on July 21, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 18, 2008 1:52 PM

Mariah Carey's Vegas residency

Mariah_carey Mariah Carey is reportedly set to secure her own Las Vegas residency in a £50 million deal.

Mariah Carey is set to have her own Las Vegas residency.

The 38-year-old singer - who released her 11th studio album 'E=MC2' earlier this year - has been offered a £50 million deal to perform every night for three years at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

A source told America's Star magazine: "Mariah is one of the most popular performers around. She could easily become the queen of the Las Vegas strip."

If the deal goes ahead, the 'Touch My Body' star would be following in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Cher, Sir Elton John and Bette Midler, who have all completed residencies in the gambling capital.

Meanwhile, Mariah - who wed Nick Cannon in April after a six-month relationship - has revealed she is finding married life "quite pleasant".

She said: "I can have a personal life, and I can have a life making records and doing whatever other creative things I want to do. Life now is a lot more enjoyable, and it's preferable, it's 'quite pleasant' as I like to say!"

Posted by Maus on July 18, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 17, 2008 2:54 PM

Ronnie Wood goes to rehab

Ronnie_wood Ronnie Wood - who has spent 10 days drinking in Ireland with 20-year-old Russian Ekaterina Ivanova - has checked into rehab but his wife is refusing to visit him.

Ronnie Wood has checked into rehab.

The Rolling Stones guitarist has entered London's Priory clinic following his return from Ireland, where he had spent 10 days drinking with Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova, 20.

Friends of the 61-year-old say he is "infatuated" with Ekaterina - even planning to smuggle a mobile phone into the rehab facility so he can communicate with her - and his devastated wife Jo has left the country so she doesn't have to visit him.

A source said: "Ronnie's very mixed up at the moment. Alcohol has taken hold of his senses.

"He is totally smitten with Ekaterina and told her he was going to try and sneak a mobile phone into rehab so they could still be in contact with each other.

"Jo is distraught. She won't speak to Ronnie until he is sober."

Friends of Jo, 53, claim she has gone to Barcelona to "teach Ronnie a lesson" and "get her head straight."

Ronnie - who has previously been treated for alcoholism - returned to the UK from Ireland earlier this week after his son Jesse flew out to convince him to seek help.

A spokesperson confirmed he had entered a clinic for the seventh time, saying: "Following Ronnie's continued battle with alcohol, he has entered a period of rehab. His close family and friends say he is seeking help and look forward to his recovery."

It has also emerged that Ekaterina visited Ronnie the last time he was in rehab.

The rocker checked into the Priory clinic, London, last month after a wine tasting session prior to daughter Leah's wedding - and the young Russian visited him twice.

A source said: "Everyone thought this girl must have been Ronnie's daughter, but it quickly became apparent she wasn't.

"We then assumed she was a groupie."

Ekaterina reportedly left Ireland at the weekend, and according to her mum Irina, has now gone into hiding.

Ronnie met the part-time waitress during a night out in London.

Posted by Maus on July 17, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 16, 2008 1:48 PM

Hayden Panettiere's 'eclectic' album

Hayden_panettiere 'Heroes' star Hayden Panettiere says her debut album is "a little bit eclectic" and features songs which are "very different and very diverse".

Hayden Panettiere says her debut album is "a little bit eclectic".

The 18-year-old beauty - who stars in hit US TV show 'Heroes' - revealed her record features unique songs which reflect the story of her life.

She said: "There are very different, very diverse songs on the album. They're a little bit eclectic. I just wanted to make sure that the music didn't all sound the same.

"I have spent four years making this album and the music changed so much over the years, just because my life experiences and who I am as a person is obviously reflected in the music."

Hayden also spoke about her role as indestructible cheerleader Claire Bennett in 'Heroes' and says despite a lacklustre second season, the third season of the show is back on track.

She added to US radio presenter Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM show: "Everyone is so excited about it. It's the same action, the same high-intensity as the first season."

Posted by Maus on July 16, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Nelly Furtado's riotous show

Nelly_furtado Nelly Furtado's latest concert ended in a riot in which rapper Timati lost a tooth and saw several audience members injured.

Nelly Furtado's latest concert ended in a riot.

The 'Maneater' singer was playing in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday (13.07.08) when Russian rapper Timati tried to get on stage to perform a planned set with her.

However, venue officials refused to let Timati near the singer, leading to Nelly's security team becoming involved in an altercation.

The incident quickly descended into a brawl reportedly involving up to 20 people.

Nelly carried on singing to try to divert attention from the fight, which eventually ended with some of the crowd getting covered in blood and Timati losing a tooth.

The rapper said: "I know who was behind it. They will be punished."

Timati is a huge celebrity in Russia and owns a club and a record label.

An official at the venue said: "We learned at the last moment he was going to perform with Furtado. I gave the order not to let him get on stage."

Posted by Maus on July 16, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 15, 2008 3:40 PM

Jay-Z's naked shows

Jayzzz Rapper Jay-Z has revealed he imagines his audience naked when he performs live to help him cope with his nerves.

Jay-Z imagines his audience naked when he performs live.

The rapper - who headlined the main stage at Glastonbury festival last month - doesn't care how many people he plays in front of because they are all nude in his head.

He joked: "They're just people. Don't matter if it's 11 people or 11,000. I just imagine them naked."

Jay-Z - who is married to singer Beyonce - also revealed he was shocked by the size of the site for the Glastonbury music event.

He added to Britain's The Observer Music Monthly magazine: "What was breathtaking was the entrance to Glastonbury, when you come over the hill and you see those tents. I was actually in the bathroom of the bus at the time. Everyone was like, 'Oh my God! Come out! You've got to come out now!'

"I was like, 'Wait a minute. This isn't a festival. This is a country! This is tent city.' That's when it stopped being just a concert."

Posted by Maus on July 15, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 14, 2008 4:43 PM

Ronnie Wood's marriage woes

Ronnie_wood_puffing_chest Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood has reportedly been told his marriage is over by his wife of 23 years, Jo Wood, following his alleged affair with 19-year-old Russian Ekaterina Ivanova.

Ronnie Wood's wife has reportedly told him their marriage is over.

The Rolling Stones guitarist received a furious voicemail message from Jo Wood, his wife of 23 years, saying she no longer wants to be with the rocker following his alleged affair with 19-year-old Russian Ekaterina Ivanova.

A source said: "It has sunk in he has had an affair and she feels betrayed. They had such a strong marriage. He's thrown it all away with his stupid behaviour."

Ronnie and Ekaterina - who fled to the 61-year-old musician's retreat in County Kildare, Ireland 10 days ago - are believed to have become close after partying in London.

During drinking sessions, the young waitress is said to have posed naked for keen artist Ronnie.

The source added to Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Jo has been through the mill. She thought he was only drinking buddies with the girl and she was hanging around him for free drinks. Now everything has surfaced about how they met and Jo has hit rock bottom."

Jo, 53, had previously branded Ekaterina "mad" and claimed the pair were not having an affair.

Ekaterina's mother Irina has denied the pair are romantically involved, saying: "There is nothing between them."

Ronnie is due to return to London from Ireland today (14.07.08).

The alcoholic musician, who has reportedly been drinking two bottles of vodka a day, is said to have vowed to check into rehab on his return.

Posted by Maus on July 14, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 9, 2008 9:22 AM

'Johnny Rotten punched me' claims assistant

Jly John Lydon has done many exceptional things in his life. He was the original punk. Then he was a pioneering post-punk experimentalist in PiL. He's always been a great artist, with wonderful authenticity, humour and sort of raw charisma. And now he has, possibly, punched a woman. Lydon's working Bodog Battle of the Bands, and a woman working on the show, Roxane Davis, has alleged the singer became angry after discovering his hotel room did not have an adjoining door to the room of his assistant and best pal Rambo.

Davis is seeking damages for assault, battery and emotional distress. The legal documents state: "As Rotten punched Ms Davis, Rambo grabbed both Ms Davis and Rotten and they stumbled violently with Rambo and Rotten falling against the wall." If he did it, it was a very silly thing to do. But I'm just not sure I can believe it. Lydon is many things, but he's really not violent. Or stupid.

Posted by Maus on June 9, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 3, 2008 11:57 AM

Yoko Ono loses fight to block 'Imagine'

Yoko_2 Yoko's not doing herself any favours here. John Lennon's widow has lost a legal bid to block the use of 'Imagine'  in a film. Not even the whole song, right. Not even half of it. FIFTEEN SECONDS OF IT. Our delight at seeing such madness fail in the face of common sense is tempered only by the dawning realisation that that godforsaken song will live to see another day. And every time that song is played, as we all know, a fairy dies. It's where she gets her strength.

Posted by Maus on June 3, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 1, 2008 1:05 PM

Tonight's TV: Dr Jessen's personal problems, McLaren's The Baron and should you smoke dope?

Tonight's star-studded highlights from the bizarro parallel universe that is television include:

1) A re-run of Should I Smoke Dope, the documentary about a middle-aged mother going to Amsterdam and 'experimenting' with the wacky tobaccy - warning: can trigger uncontrollable urges to take drugs, eat high-calorie foods and smother posh women with pillows.

2) A show that surely had the working title "Flange flashing with Doctor Christian Jessen" (oh now you're clicking on it. Well, click on this!)

and finally...

3) We've all had plenty of Suzanne Shaw, so it's time for the much-anticipated Malcolm McLaren episode of The Baron. In an uncanny echo of the London Mayoral elections, the outspoken, scruffy-haired erratic impresario will be trying to persuade a small Scottish community that he should be their representative on earth. McLaren's sure to be annoying and kind of creaky, but if it ends up being between him and a woman whose track record of making important decisions includes the decision to do a sex with Darren Day, well, it'll be a tough call. As with the London Mayoral race, I'm not sure whether to die of shock or boredom.

Posted by Maus on May 1, 2008 in Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, Where Are They Now? | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 29, 2008 12:01 PM

Victoria Beckham desperate to be more than a WAG

Victoria_beckhamRun for cover people as Victoria Beckham has got the grumps. Why? Because of David's foray into facial fuzz? Nope. Cos she's just realised she has absolutely zero discernable talent? No (but it should be). Rather, pouty Posh is annoyed that America hasn't fallen for her charms yet and that she's still better known for her husband's fame and glory. Just like here in the UK, then.

Talking to Closer magazine, a friend of the star revealed: "She can't bear being known as someone's wife and she hates the WAG label. She's getting offered the same TV work as Paris Hilton when she wants to be on a level with her pal Kate Beckinsale - but she just isn't an actress. Posh doesn't feel she's seen as a credible fashion icon yet. She's also disappointed that the TV work she is offered is always to play herself or someone similar to herself."

That's what happens when you’re not an actress – you don’t get offered top acting roles. Funny that.

Posh is also said to be feeling her age and bans anyone from mentioning her 34th birthday which she celebrated with showbiz chums recently. Which we just did. Sorry Posh. But don’t worry, being so incredibly geriatric and past-it at the crinkly age of 34 you won’t be able to read for much longer and probably can't take to this fancy, new Interweb thing anyway.

[via Female First]

Posted by Aigua on April 29, 2008 in David Beckham, Film Stars, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 28, 2008 12:59 PM

Amy Winehouse plans to divorce her Blake

021winehouse1dm_228x600_2She might be married, with her grotty hubby Blake Fielder-what's-his-face currently avoiding dropping the soap in his prison showers, but that hasn't stopped Amy Winehouse bagging herself a new fella. This new lucky chap, 24-year-old Alex Haynes, is her manager's assistant and has been described as a "clean-cut mummy's boy", just like Blake then, eh? This month-long romance has blossomed despite Alex not smoking or drinking, and now the Wino is working out how best to tell her imprisoned husband that she wants a divorce. Good luck with that one.

 

A fortnight ago, Amy is said to have consulted with financial gurus on how best to hold on to her £10 fortune and though she has told Blake that the love has gone, she is stalling on divorce talks. A source close to the sizzled star told the Sun: “Amy doesn’t want the truth coming out because she doesn’t want him reading things that will upset him in case he tries to do anything silly in jail. She does care about him still and has been trying to be seen to support him through his jail ordeal — but she just doesn’t want to be with him any more.”

So, why has Amy turned to Alex and what about all those icky public demonstrations of love for Blake? The source explains: “She has been fed up for ages and saying she wants to call it a day. All Blake does is scream and shout at her on the phone from prison and curse at her and his family blame her and criticise her. The pressure has been building and building and while she was away working with Mark Ronson she had time to think about everything."

"The trial is coming up and as it gets nearer and nearer the thought that he could come out has been on her mind — and it’s not what she wants any more. Even the thought of having to go to court and publicly support him and see his family has been too much for her and has been doing her head in. She has been turning up late and missing visits so she decided to just be straight with him."

“He burst into tears and was begging her. But once Amy has made up her mind, that’s it. While he has been inside she has not been faithful to him and got herself in a position where he couldn’t come back anyway because too much has gone on while he has been inside. She is filing for separation and making it official and has been celebrating ever since.”

Fingers crossed that away from Blake's influence, Amy can learn from her "mummy's boy" and rid herself of the drink and drugs, but after proclaiming undying love for one man only to replace him shortly after, how long can we give this new romance? And could Blake rival Heather Mills as the ultimate money-grabbing ex?

[via The Sun]

Posted by Aigua on April 28, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Mariah Carey caught miming on US television

Mariah_carey_2She's internationally revered for her warbling, but for some reason Mariah Carey often seems to mime when making appearances on TV shows. There were questions raised by her performance on a recent edition of American Idol and now the demanding diva has been caught out by her habit of lip-syncing. Did she not learn from Ashlee Simpson's similar gaffe on Saturday Night Live a few years ago?

 

The embarrassing mistake occurred on Good Morning America as Mariah plugged her single 'Touch My Body' from the album 'E=MC2'. And despite not being professional enough to actually sing when she claims to, Mariah did gloss over the gaffe by joking afterwards: "A little creative. I try to bring something new to the moment every time."

 

I'm sure the fans would trade this "something new" for the star actually singing live.

Posted by Aigua on April 28, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 24, 2008 12:59 PM

Megan Fox named FHM's sexiest woman

Megan_fox_picture_1Lads mag FHM has announced its annual list of the world's sexiest women as voted for by their horny readers and the results make for interesting reading (if you’re into that kind of thing). Transformers star Megan Fox has nabbed the top spot with her first time on the list, proving that boys like girls that run around fighting shiny machines while resembling Angelina Jolie without the children.

 

Other newbies on the list include opera singer Katherine Jenkins, supermodel Agyness Deyn and Prince Harry's lady friend Chelsea Davy. However, at Star Trip we're most excited by the new entry coming in at number 91 – none other than Location, Location, Location (did we say that enough times?) property expert Kirstie Allsopp. Maybe it's that domineering, know-it-all school mistress vibe she's working.

 

The top five was rounded out by last year's number one, Jessica Alba at two, glamour model Keeley Hazell at three and American TV actresses Elisha Cuthbert and the barely-legal Hayden Panettiere at four and five respectively.

 

Established totty such as Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, Hilary Duff and Cheryl Cole made the top ten, but there was no love this time for new-mums Jennifer Lopez and Myleene Klass and Kate Moss.

 

Speaking on the results, FHM's editor-in-chief Anthony Noguera said: "This year, after 9.7 million votes from around the world, [the poll] has never been more authoritative. Megan Fox is a very deserving winner... From out of nowhere, she's captured the hearts - and fantasies - of British men to capture the number one slot."

   

So congratulations to Megan Fox, who is now officially the most wanked over woman in Britain. Oh for such a noble accolade…

 

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Aigua on April 24, 2008 in Angelina Jolie, Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Kate Moss, Keira Knightley, Musical Stars, Scarlett Johansson, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

April 23, 2008 11:47 AM

Leona told to lose weight to be US success

Leonalewis0120061229thumb_2How skinny do you have to be to be a top pop star? If you were to take your cue from the likes of Girls Aloud, you'd be stuck on a diet of fresh air and now the curse has struck none other than X Factor success story, Leona Lewis. She might be the first solo British female singer to have a number one single in the US for 21 years, but her advisors are suggesting that she lose some weight to see her star rise higher. Does having a small dress size equal big success?

A source explained to the Sun: “Leona has done brilliantly in the US. But some of her team thinks she needs to be a bit sexier if she wants to have the longevity of female artists like Mariah, Janet Jackson or Madonna." Why, because she'll need the physical stamina?

      

Touted as the fitness guru to work away any of Leona's potential excess pounds is Patricia Gay, the woman responsible for helping Mariah Carey firm up.

    

“They think that having Leona train with Patricia would be a treat for her because she adores Mariah. She will go to Patricia’s base in the Caribbean for some intensive sessions and then Patricia will visit her regularly to continue the project.”

      

Are these people seeing the same, slim Leona that I'm seeing? And why are they so keen to burden the poor girl with an eating disorder so early in her career? Is skipping meals the new rehab?

    

[via the Sun]

Posted by Aigua on April 23, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 22, 2008 12:27 PM

Geri Halliwell just loves Victoria Beckham

Spice_10dec07_big_250_2 Ever since they reunited to flog their Greatest Hits CD/ world tour/ Tesco's Christmas food, the Spice Girls are determined to convince us that they are bestest chums and that anyone who says otherwise is a big smelly liar. The latest attempt at girl power togetherness comes from their most mouthy member, Geri Halliwell, as she has been spilling all to You magazine on her friendship with the joyless robot known as Posh Spice.

      

"I have huge admiration for Victoria," gushes Geri. "She had her boys with her the whole time and she's done such a great job with them – they are all so well mannered and caring. Victoria and I are actually the biggest supporters of each other. We feel really proud of one another."

    

Not feeling nauseous yet? Not to worry, as Geri has more icky adoration to share with us all. And to really ramp it up, she's talking about the pair's kids.

    

"Romeo [Beckham] is just so sweet with Bluebell," she blathers amid some other guff about how Cruz Beckham and Bluebell have play-dates and how she's shopped with nine-year-old Brooklyn.

       

It's a good job they're such good chums as talk like that is enough to make everyone positively hate them.

   

[via People.com]

Posted by Aigua on April 22, 2008 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 21, 2008 12:25 PM

Lily Allen urged to go to rehab

Lily_2 What a difference a week makes. Just a matter of days ago, Lily Allen was proudly showing off her new songs online, asking fans to leave feedback and generally getting all excited about returning to her pop star roots. Fast forward to today and things look far less rosy for Lily, with her nearest and dearest urging her to check into rehab. Fame is such a fickle mistress, eh readers?

    

A source close to the Smile singer, revealed to Now magazine: "Lily still cries whenever babies are mentioned. She pines for a family one minute and is downing cocktails the next. She's in a very low state and dyeing her hair isn't going to help."

What? A new hairstyle can't gloss over the pain of a miscarriage and failed relationship? I suppose you learn something new everyday.

But all silliness aside, Lily's family and friends, including Robin Hood actor Keith Allen, are all keen for the pop puppet to get some professional treatment at a rehab facility before her downward spiral really gets out of hand.

Come on Lil – get the support and treatment you need. Just look at how much it helped the likes of Lindsay, Britney and Amy.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Aigua on April 21, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 18, 2008 11:17 AM

Posh celebrates birthday with showbiz chums

VictoriabeckhambesobirthdayAnd so a big Star Trip happy birthday for Victoria Beckham, who hit the grand old age of 34 yesterday. And how did the Spice Girl celebrate the big day? By getting drunk with her celebrity husband and celebrity mates all in a grand celebrity setting, of course. Ahh - she's just like you and me, isn’t she folks?

Vicky B and her hubby, some past-it footie player you might have heard of, enjoyed a meal out with her current favourite chum, actress (I say actress, but having watched her in Van Helsing, I beg to differ) Kate Beckinsale and her director husband Len Wiseman. Desperate Housewives strumpet Eva Longoria Parker was also part of the celebrations, fitting considering it all went down at her fancy LA restaurant Beso.

An onlooker commented in The Mirror: "After lots of champagne, they stumbled out and went back to the Beckham's Beverly Hills mansion and partied till 3am."

Notable by their absence were former best buddies Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Maybe Katie was too busy fighting her way out of Tom's home security system to make it. Either that, or she's officially been replaced by another scrawny, Hollywood robot. Tough break Katie.

[via The Mirror]

Posted by Katie Button on April 18, 2008 in David Beckham, Eva Longoria, Film Stars, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Tom Cruise, TomKat, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

Lily Allen debuts new music online

1000036810_2After pretending to be a chat show host over on BBC3 (commissioned for a second series – really?), dying her some rank shade of blonde (that looks more like washed-out pink) and being thrown out of men's toilets, Lily Allen is back in the recording studio. True to her MySpace roots, the perky pop star has released some of her new material via the social networking site and is keen to get some fan feedback for her efforts.

In a blog posted yesterday, she listed her mood as good and said: "Eaaasssyy peoples. So, I'm a blondie and loving it and I've been working hard in the studio. I posted a couple of new songs on the player for you all to have a listen to and get an idea of my new direction, they are just at a demo stage so don't be too hard on them."

"I'll probably swap some others around and play you stuff as I do it in the studio, like I did last time round. And there'll also be a new mix tape soon, I hope you enjoy this shizzle. Aiiight, big kiss, lil x x"

So for those of you that enjoy Lily's brand of talky pop, head on over to her MySpace page to "enjoy the shizzle", but for those of you that are less keen on the music, at least this means a break from the TV show.

[via Perez Hilton]

Posted by Katie Button on April 18, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 17, 2008 10:38 AM

Kylie admits she might not have kids

Kylie_book_narrowweb__300x4160_2Kylie's been a huge star here in the UK for absolutely ages, but sadly like success in the US, luck with men seems to have eluded her (but then again she did dump Jason Donovan when he was every girl's dream, so sympathy might be a little thin on the ground here at Star Trip). And now ruminating on her past choices and future options, the Aussie pop princess has admitted she might not be cut out for motherhood.

Speaking to German Vogue, the pint-sized booty-shaker revealed: "I never had the feeling I was made for a conventional marriage with a house in the suburbs. Media interest in 'supermothers', who are simultaneously on stage and bringing up children, is understandable. But for many that is too much of a good thing."

"There are also artists such as Debbie Harry or Dolly Parton who have managed to have an unbelievable career without a family. Above everything else, it comes down to how much love you have in you and if you are ready to give that love. How things will turn out for me with regards to family I simply can't yet say."

Such candid talk really sounds like someone with a big birthday on the horizon (she'll turn 40 next month) and suggests a very pragmatic state of mind. Of course, the world would love for Kylie to settle down with a nice fella (seriously – what was wrong with Jason?) and pop out some sparkly toothed sprogs, but it doesn't sound like she's betting on it. That means she'll be pregnant by the end of the year.

[via the AP]

Posted by Katie Button on April 17, 2008 in Baby Watch, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 16, 2008 1:12 PM

Britney ready to fight for custody of her kids

E_britneyjayden_220Britney wants her kids back. Again? You ask. Yep, again. The fallen pop princess might not have control of her own purse strings (so if you wanna tap up the Spears clan for a loan, go see her pa Jamie), but she reckons she's ready to get back into the parenting saddle again. Oh goody!

Talking to America's OK! magazine, a friend of Brit's is desperate to paint the pop wreck as a good mother, insisting that she "wants her kids back and she will do everything in her power to make that goal a reality." Okay - steady on.

Britney is due back in court with her trusty dad next month in a bid to secure overnight visits with her two sons, Sean Preston, 2 and Jayden James, 19 months, with this leading to the possibility of her playing a more active role in their lives once more. Even her ex-husband Kevin Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, is also looking to the positives: "Britney's progress over the last two months is good. No surprises, nothing to be alarmed about, and that's all very positive."

Recently matters seem to have thawed between Brit-Brit and K-Fed with rumours of a possible reconciliation, but a relative of his has more realistic goals. "It would be fantastic if they could become great friends again and could get together like Bruce Willis and Demi Moore did to show their kids how much they love them. I think both Brit and Kevin would be open to that eventually."

Yes, but can K-Fed run about in dirty vests and save the world from terrorists? I didn't think so.

[via OK! magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on April 16, 2008 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Amy Winehouse's record label say "no, no, no" to future releases

Winehouse1xposure_468x579_2We all know what a naughty girl that Amy Winehouse is. The press publish photos of her doing crack cocaine, she wanders the streets in her bra and abuses her own fans at concerts, add to that all the woes of her beloved Blake Incarcerated and the girl ain't doing well. She's so notoriously blighted by her addictions that she even famously sang about them to score a huge hit (and probably some other stuff). But now her record label has had enough of her wayward behaviour. Yes, Universal Music has rolled up its sleeves and is ready to whip the beehive back into shape. Rate their chances much?

The company's European top-dog Lucian Grainge tried to clean up the Wino after the crack cocaine saga went public, but like her other attempts to sort herself out, the singer soon slid Back to Black. Now, the exasperated suits at Universal are determined that a stern ultimatum will work its magic with them threatening to not release any more of her music unless she ditches the drugs and the booze (and preferably that scabby husband).

An insider at Universal source blabbed to The Sun: “Amy has been reminded of her responsibilities. Unless she is clean she will not be allowed to release another album. She took notice when Lucian talked to her earlier in the year and agreed to go to rehab. But she didn’t take it seriously enough. They would never release her from her deal, they would just not put an album out.”

Hear, hear – well done Universal, after all no great music ever came out of drug-taking did it? The Beatles, Hendrix. etc. that was neither hear nor there. But more importantly, will Amy be bothered about all this? If some of her recent live performances are any kind of indicator, any music she'd release would sound shite anyway.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on April 16, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 15, 2008 1:08 PM

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson deny pregnancy rumours

1436377014363772large_2Is a shot-gun wedding? That's what everyone (and by everyone, I mean me and a few other online nosey cows) is asking. Last week Fall Out Boy bassist and his pop puppet Ashlee Simpson declared their engagement. So what? Get in line folks as it seems that every celeb worth their entrance to Bungalow 8 has been getting in on the marriage lark, but now rumours of a possible pregnancy have made this couple's impending nuptials that little bit juicier.

OK! magazine and Us Weekly have both recently claimed that Jess' little sis has got a bun in the oven, but either they've got it all wrong or Pete isn't quite ready to tell Ashlee's notoriously overprotective pa Joe.

"There is a witch hunt for people to be pregnant whenever they get engaged in Hollywood," wrote Pete in an email to MTV News (how completely not rock and roll of him). "This is all news to me. I can't wait for the story about how I'm really in a gay relationship and this is all just a cover. ... I mean really, this is crazy. ... I mean we're engaged, that's true, and happy about it."

Mmm – what do we think Star Trippers? Are we being too cynical in thinking that there must be an ulterior motive here or do we suspect that Pete is plucking up the courage to go tell Ashlee's dad "he might want to sit down" any moment now?

[via MTV]

Posted by Katie Button on April 15, 2008 in Ashlee Simpson, Baby Watch, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 14, 2008 1:38 PM

Will Ashley win Cheryl's forgiveness with romantic holiday?

2701_cole_02When your husband is continually referred to by the media as a 'love rat' then things aren't looking too rosy in your marriage. Just look at Ashley Cole and his missus Cheryl. After the well-publicised allegations of his infidelity, the couple is back living together in a show of togetherness and unity, but behind closed doors things are very far from happy according to new gossip.

Girls Aloud singer Cheryl might have moved back into the couple's marital nest, but insiders say the couple barely talks, while she insists they sleep in separate rooms with no nooky. Chelsea footballer Ashley, being a randy so-and-so, is far from keen on this and is planning a luxurious holiday to the Bahamas in June to help rekindle the dying romance.

A friend of the estranged couple revealed to The Sun: “Ashley has been miserable these past few months and Cheryl’s really made him pay for what he did. He thinks the holiday will be the final gesture that will make things go back to the way they were before he was caught out. He even hopes the sex ban will end while they’re away.”

Who thinks this source might be a pal of Ashley's? He certainly seems to think that the sports star has been punished enough for his cheating and that a few soft words and flashy pressies are enough to gloss over the cracks of deception and infidelity. In contrast, a friend of Cheryl's explained how the pop star is coping.

“Cheryl accepted Ashley back because she loves him. But she’s finding it hard to put his cheating behind her," explains the source. “Although they are both living in the same house, they are still not really behaving like man and wife and sleep in different rooms. Ashley still has a lot of work to do."

On whether the left-back lothario can work his magic with a little getaway, the friend confided: “She could refuse the holiday offers all together. He has a long way to go before he wins back the place he used to have in her heart – and her bed.”

And so he should. Since when was a few days in the sun a remedy for broken trust?

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on April 14, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tom worried that Katie is morphing in to Posh

Katiehairret_450x300Remember when Katie Holmes was better known for being 'Little Joey Potter' on Dawson's Creek? Back then she probably ate all her greens, never forgot her please's and thank you's and was generally a sweet, wholesome, chubby-cheeked poppet, remember? So does Star Trip. That's why we hate to see her gradually morphing into close chum Victoria Beckham. And so does hubby Tom Cruise apparently…

Just look at the pair of them together. The hair, the gaunt expression, the pathetic neediness for their more successful husbands. They could be the same shallow, stick-thin person. And this is not acceptable for Mr. Cruise.

"Katie sees Victoria as a role model," says a source close to the A-listers. "She copies Victoria's look and even cut her hair the same way. She is very thin largely because she is following Victoria's strict 900-calories-a-day eating plan. She is copying Victoria's fad of eating seaweed shakes, frozen grapes and edamame beans. She is tiny."

Come on Katie – snap out of it and go grab yourself some grub. We've long lost Posh to the dark side of no food, smiling or silliness – but not you too Katie. Surely Tom must be able to coax her into eating something, it's hardly Mission Impossible (ho ho – see what we did there?)

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on April 14, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Film Stars, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Tom Cruise, TomKat, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

April 11, 2008 9:09 AM

Mariah Carey considers releasing exercise DVD

MariahUsually when an exercise DVD is released by a celebrity they are better known for a) starring on a reality show, b) acting in a soap or c) being Davina McCall. They are not the domain of those enjoying the high life as serious A-listers, as being flanked by fitness trainers encouraging you to stretch your hamstrings while sweating into lycra is hardly the most glamourous of situations. But that could all be set to change with one of the world's most celebrated divas contemplating such public sweating.

Mariah Carey is obviously thrilled by her recent weight loss, which has been described in various sources as almost two stone and seeing the Touch My Body singer drop from a size 14 to a size 6. Oh, how Star Trip laughs when slebs try to convince you of their newly trim bod. Yes, we can see that you've toned up a bit – but down to a size less than half what you were? We ain't buying what you're selling.

But Mariah is serious about this fitness malarkey, saying: "I think people should be a size where they're comfortable with but when you're constantly having your picture taken and on TV like I am, well I could see I really did need to lose some of the bulk. I might be doing a workout video, which will be a big joke anyway, but I can show how I did it. I still have curves, though."

How could we ever forget as you insist on shoving those expensive 'curves' in our faces all the time (not literally of course, it could be kinda suffocating). So over to you dear readers. Would you buy a DVD of Mariah huffing and puffing as she acts the part of a fitness freak? Maybe the routines would be performed to her songs in a further act of self-promotion, though this could be a drawback when she hits those high-pitched screechy notes. And more importantly, how could she manage to be skillfully photo-shopped/ airbrushed throughout the thing? Surely, she hasn't thought this through properly.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on April 11, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 10, 2008 10:53 AM

No celebrity pals for imprisoned Pete Doherty

Pete_doherty_police_times_square_goHe'd managed to avoid returning to prison for so long (he did a stint back in 2003), but now soap-dodger Pete Doherty is back behind bars. Sentenced to 14 weeks at Wormwood Scrubs for flouting the terms of his suspended sentence, the Babyshambles singer has more to worry about than dropping the soap in the shower, as his showbiz pals have deserted him. Cue evil cackle.

According to The Sun, Doherty's ex, supermodel Kate Moss was seriously disinterested in her former flame's shame, described by a chum as "not caring". While fellow popwreck Amy Winehouse laughed on hearing the news.

A friend of the Wino elaborated: “Amy’s first reaction when she heard was to laugh. Pete had told everyone he was just going to court for a quick appearance and had no idea he was going to jail. She just laughed and kept saying, ‘I can’t believe it’. Pete’s just a comedy character to Amy. She thinks he’s a bit of a clown.”

Nice to see that with her beloved Blake behind bars, Amy is sympathetic to the prison plights of her friends. But while his celebrity circle might be far from missing his personal pong, Pete's work acquaintances are mightily pissed off.

He was due to appear on the judging panel at the GoBusker.com UK Battle of the Bands, with his no-show creating a £70,000 loss, while his Royal Albert Hall gig later in the month has also fallen victim. For his fans (there must be some out there), this is a serious kick in the teeth, but for the rest of us? Finally a faint whiff of justice and a bloody good laugh.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on April 10, 2008 in Kate Moss, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 9, 2008 6:42 PM

Heather Mills nags Paul McCartney about daughter's diet

Heather_1nov07_wenn_360What's left to say about Heather Mills? The former model (yeah, right!) and activist just can't stay out of the limelight. If she's not turning heads (and maybe a few stomachs) with her new red hairstyle, she's bullying Sir Paul McCartney. Isn't this 2008? Didn't he already ditch the deadwood? You might ask and you would be right to. Yes, he might have coughed up £24million to see the back of her, but she's stumbled upon (no pun intended, but if you’re feeling cruel – enjoy) a new way to irritate the hell out of him and it involves their four-year-old daughter Beatrice.

Turns out Heather is so dedicated to being a top mum that she struggles to hand over responsibility of the girl to her ex. Paul has taken his youngest sprog on a special holiday to a five-star hotel Morocco and even on another continent Heather is managing to bust his balls, this time with eight pages of instructions on Beau's dietary needs.

A source told the Mirror: "Paul booked the break for some quality time with Bea. Now he's found out that Heather has been driving the hotel staff mad, faxing both the head chef and manager instructions and recipe suggestions for Bea. Paul is furious. He is perfectly capable of looking after his own daughter - especially after successfully bringing up his other children on vegetarian diets."

Maybe she should go on GMTV and whinge about it, as that really helped the public sympathise with her 'plight'.

Posted by Katie Button on April 9, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Girls Aloud chow down for new KitKat advert

Yesterday we told you how Sarah Harding is busy planning a stroll up the aisle, but before the blonde pop star says "I do" she's busy having a break. Not from her bloke, DJ Tom Crane or from those other miming minxes that make up Girls Aloud. No, from the whole showbiz scene as evidenced by this new KitKat commercial.

In this new advert for the choccie company, the Girls Aloud stars are exiting a glitzy bash and hastily making their way into their car. But what's this I spy? Sarah, rather than following her band mates away from the paparazzi, flops herself down on the red carpet and munches on a KitKat. As you do.

Star Trip wonders how Sarah wangled it so that she assumed centre stage for this ad (do KitKat not like Nicola, Kimberly, Cheryl and Nadine?) and who on earth came up with the concept? Of all the ways to depict a glamourous celeb enjoying a little down time, publicly scoffing a calorie-laden snack isn’t the first scenario that springs to mind.

And considering the girl's raunchy image, it all seems a bit tame. They should have gotten Wino to do it. Then we really would have seen something special.

Posted by Katie Button on April 9, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 8, 2008 10:23 AM

Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding ready to say "I do"

3e8cc4d4f3a4f2974cedbc8ee5a64fa9There must be something in the air, as another showbiz wedding is on the horizon. This one is a little closer to home than the recent nuptials of Jay-Z and Beyoncé and the hush-hush plans of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, and promises to be a more raucous, drunken knees-up. So who is heading down the aisle now?

It's Girls Aloud party-girl Sarah Harding and her DJ fella Tom Crane. The blonde pop star has created quite a wild reputation for herself, but is set to settle down after Crane proposed with a horse. Yes, you read correctly. A horse. What, he couldn't get down the off-license for a box of chocs and cheap plonk?

Sarah learned how to play polo for the ITV2 reality show The Passions of… Girls Aloud (though according to this show, they're only a quartet, as Nadine clearly had better things to do off in L.A.), through which she developed a love for horses. Quick to exploit this, Crane gifted Harding with the horse as part of his proposal.

"Anyone can buy a diamond ring but what Sarah loves about Tom is that he is so original," quipped a friend of the pair to the Daily Star. "He spent ages trying to find the perfect animal for Sarah to play polo on and he settled on a 16-hands, bay-coloured beauty called Spirit. "He introduced them last week and asked Sarah if she would consider marrying him. She was bowled over and said 'Yes' straight away."

The cynical side of Star Trip wants to think she only said yes to the gift of the horse, but let's wish them both well on this rocky road to love and hope that Sarah doesn't listen to any of Cheryl's marriage advice.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on April 8, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 7, 2008 12:20 PM

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden to marry this summer

NijoelEveryone loves a celebrity wedding. We've just had the starry nuptials of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and now it looks like new parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are making plans to skip down the aisle. Of course, a depressing percentage of these unions end in bitter public battles over everything from custody of the children to who gets the coffee maker, but ignoring the threat of divorce, let's learn of this upcoming OK! magazine cover story.

A source close to the pair has unconvincingly claimed that they "can’t give too much away" about the Richie/ Madden wedding, before adding that "I can say that it will be this summer." The insider went on to maintain absolute secrecy by revealing that the invitations are being sent out soon and that everything is more or less confirmed excepting the outfits.

Nicole will have eight bridesmaids and the whole shindig will be sweated over by a top celebrity party planner. New York bakery Alice's Tea Cup is prepped to provide the cake, though tastings are still determining what culinary creation guests will gorge on.

What are the chances that dad Lionel will knock out cheese-fest song 'Three Times a Lady' in tribute to daughter Nicole at some point during the day?

[via OK! Magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on April 7, 2008 in Musical Stars, Nicole Richie | Permalink | Comments (0)

All Saints reunite again, Cameron Diaz's new bloke & more

All_saints_2Last week came news of the New Kids on the Block comeback, and now prepare yourselves Star Trippers as more pop strumpets past their sell-by dates fancy another stab at stardom. Sadly, 90s girl band All Saints have already squandered any good will towards them with their lame reunion in 2006, which after producing one hit song and a flop album, saw them being dropped by record label Parlophone. However, those optimistic types at the All Around The World label clearly think they're good for another shot and so are helping the quartet plan a new assault on our eardrums before the end of the year. It's not news to beat that Monday morning gloom, is it? [via The Sun]

Click over to find out which A-list couple said "I do" over the weekend, who Cameron Diaz is dating and who has gone from brunette to blonde.

After they acquired a NY marriage license last week, gossip was rife that rapper/ producer/ media mogul Jay-Z was gonna make things official with his long-term girlfriend Beyoncé. Now, news has leaked that the couple did wed on Saturday after Jay-Z's current touring partner Mary J. Blige congratulated the couple during a North Carolina gig. "Congratulations to my man, Jay-Z, and my girl B!" said Mary, and may Star Trip also add our best wishes to the happy couple. [via Us Magazine]

Lily Allen has ditched her brunette locks in favour of something a little lighter. The star was spotted with a new blonde do this weekend. Anything to distract from how crap that chat show is. [via Heatworld]

After cooing that "she loves boys", Cameron Diaz has gone and bagged herself some serious beefcake in the form of Scottish actor Gerard Butler. The pair has been seen on a few dates, which in showbiz terms means they're either just polite acquaintances or banging each other's brains out. You decide which story you prefer. [via the Sunday Mirror]

Posted by Katie Button on April 7, 2008 in Cameron Diaz, Film Stars, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 4, 2008 9:52 AM

Kate Moss upset with Agyness Deyn over Pete Doherty

Agy_alexa_kate_2As much as Star Trip is all for a united sisterhood, we do understand that certain men can be worth putting up a decent fight for. Like if you were close to nailing Brad Pitt, you might not want to hurt Angelina Jolie's feelings, but all's fair in love and war, right? But that's a special kind of example. Brad has been Hollywood's numero uno in the dreams of lusty ladies for years, capable of causing a hot flush in even the most frigid women. Many women would gladly pound their sisters or best friends for a sniff of a shot with him, but it seems that a celebrity a little closer to home and a bit more (how shall we say?) less obviously attractive, has got two women ready to claw each other's eyes out over him. Step forward Pete Doherty.

Though he looks like he must be allergic to soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. etc., the Babyshambles singer is causing a ruckus between ex-flame Kate Moss and her modelling rival Agyness Deyn. We understand Agyness wanting to nab Kate's crown as Britain's premier fashionista, but craving her sloppy seconds?

According to the Mirror, the younger of the models has been spending lots of time with Pete at his home in Wiltshire and Kate is far from happy. "Kate can be like an ice maiden when she doesn't take to someone, and things between her and Agy have been very frosty," explained a source. "Everyone keeps making comparisons about them, and it is getting on both of their nerves. Kate is feeling particularly sensitive because Agyness is only just starting out and is nearly 10 years younger than her. She feels Agy is trying to copy her. She hangs out in similar places and they have friends in common."

Point established: washed-up granny Kate is scared of the young whipper-snapper, but where does Pete come into this? "She went mad when she heard Agy had become close mates with Pete," continues the insider. "Kate had planned to nip into Pete's for his birthday party. But she heard Agy was there and said it would be too awkward."

All this does rather beg the question, what would Agyness see in Pete? She already has a bloke (Josh Hubbard of The Paddingtons) and Pete is hardly the most desirable of accessories. The chum went on to confide misgivings about the union: "We're also concerned how Agy's relationship with Pete might affect her career. It only needs her to be in the wrong place at the wrong time with him and it could all come crashing down around her ears."

Come on Agy – I know models aren't known for their sharp minds, but a relationship with the scruffy jail-dodger does not equal a sound move personally or professionally. And he's supposed to be interested in Scientology, nuff said.

[via the Mirror]

Posted by Katie Button on April 4, 2008 in Kate Moss, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 3, 2008 10:42 AM

Britney and ex Kevin Federline get closer

Brit_kfedIt's been a while since we caught up with the pop wreck that is Britney Spears here at Star Trip, but frankly we had been enjoying her keeping a low profile. That's not to say that she can't grab our attention when she wants to and this news about the Toxic star certainly had us pricking up our ears. Could a Britney/ K-Fed reunion be on the cards?

Last week, Kevin publicly admitted that he would always love his pop princess ex missus and now the separated pair looks set to spend some quality time together in a bid to reestablish bonds. A source close to the pair revealed: "They saw each other on Easter. That meeting went so well that Britney and Kevin have agreed to take a trip away from the glare of Hollywood to work on their relationship."

'Work on their relationship'? That's what couples that are only temporarily apart usually say, not those that have officially split. Regardless, it does all sound quite positive, even if just for the benefit of their two young sons. Sadly, re-uniting with K-Fed could be the best move for the troubled Britney – now there's something we thought we'd never say.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on April 3, 2008 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dannii Minogue's big date with Lewis Hamilton

DanniiThose Minogue sisters seem to be perpetually unlucky in love, between them they've romanced many high-profile gents but it always seems to end in tears. However, younger sibling Dannii seems ready to take another stab at love having planned a big date with F1 ace Lewis Hamilton. Could this be the one for the X Factor judge?

The pair met at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in March and seemed quite enamored with each other. A friend of Lewis' told The Sun: “Lewis has been texting Dannii like mad since they met in Melbourne. He took a real shine to her. Lewis thought she was gorgeous and was really impressed with her knowledge of cars. He wanted to take her out for dinner that night but she had something on that she couldn’t cancel. He’s kept at it and she’s finally agreed to meet him for dinner at the Monaco Grand Prix.”

Full marks to the speed demon for being so dogged in his pursuit of La Minogue. “Lewis is delighted they have finally set a date," confided the McLaren driver's chum. “It’s the earliest time they could both do. They will certainly have a lot to talk about. Dannii is quite knowledgeable about F1 thanks to her relationship with Jacques.”

Jacques being Jacques Villeneuve the Canadian former F1 Champion who she was engaged to back in the late 90's. That romance soon ran out of gas but Dannii is clearly impressed with her latest suitor: “I think the guy is incredible," commented Dannii. "He is mostly perfect in every way, shape and form.” Ooer – sounds like you're well in there Lewis.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on April 3, 2008 in Dannii Minogue, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 2, 2008 11:39 AM

Girls Aloud claim they like their grub

GaIt's hard for young women to earn the approval of the media when it comes to their weight. Either they're too fat and a podgy example of this country's greasy slide into obesity or they're too skinny and look like they might shatter into a million pieces if touched. One group of ladies getting the hump due to the newspaper's fascination with their weight is pop princesses Girls Aloud.

"Journalists write that we [Girls Aloud] starve ourselves, but it's not true," says Kimberly Walsh in New! magazine. "We eat everything in moderation and we're not obsessive in any way." The bronzed pop star claims that she and each of her chart-topping band mates Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole have "healthy appetites [and] eat really well".

Cheryl is equally angry with the media's claims that the girls deprive themselves as it goes against her desire to be a strong role model. "We have a responsibility because young girls look at us," argues Cheryl, "and we don't want them thinking we're depriving ourselves because we genuinely don't."

Interesting that this commitment to grub comes in the wake of the girls signing a deal to promote Kit Kat chocolate bars. They wouldn't be much cop at selling the naughty treats, if they all claimed to be calorie-consumed diet obsessives would they?

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on April 2, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Beyoncé and Jay-Z acquire marriage license

285_beyonce_jayz_120806They've teased us on many occasions with their will-they, won't-they shenanigans, but now it really does like look Jay-Z will be making an honest woman of Beyoncé Knowles soon. The loved-up pair has been dating for six years and now People.com is reporting that they have taken out a marriage license in Scarsdale, New York. Does this mean we can expect to see the Independent Woman settle down with her fella?

Beyoncé's rep has issued the standard "no comment" statement, while Jay-Z's spokesperson has similarly kept schtum. The document was obtained on Tuesday morning and is valid for 60 days, which means either 1: they're planning a small, low-key wedding (are such things allowed in hip-hop?) 2: they've already organised it and have simply been customarily tight-lipped or 3: it's a big ruse.

Gossip flew about late last year that they had been and gone and done it, but that was found to be nonsense. Is this just more of the same?

[via People.com]

Posted by Katie Button on April 2, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 1, 2008 12:00 PM

The Star Trip quiz

George_clooneySo you read Star Trip religiously (of course) and are constantly scouting the Interweb for celebrity gossip. How's about putting your money where your mouth is and testing your skills on the Star Trip quiz? Sadly, there is no prize apart from the immense feeling of satisfaction and pride that will come as result of scoring full marks. But that's enough isn't it?

1. Which diva hung up the telephone mid-interview with Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates for getting her album sales wrong?
2. Who is this hunky chap pictured right?
3. Which (still unmarried) couple have individually starred in films such as Thelma and Louise, Gone in 60 Seconds, Seven Years in Tibet and Shark Tale?
4. "I wasn't the skater dude or anything. I tried really hard in school. I got good grades. I was in advanced classes so, if anything, you'd probably call me a nerd." Who is this Wild Cat of a teenage hunk talking?
5. Which sexy star was voted best dressed man by GQ magazine for the second time?
6. I've been rocking it in a New Jersey band since 1983. I was married to Heather Locklear and had a fling with her chum Denise Richards. I got arrested last week for driving under the influence with my daughter in the car. Who am I?

Click over for the answers.

1. Mariah Carey.
2. George Clooney.
3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
4. Zac Efron.
5. Daniel Craig.
6. Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora.

So how did you do? Leave a comment and let us know.

Posted by Katie Button on April 1, 2008 in Film Stars, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pete Doherty given second chance by music festival organisers

Petedohertygalema07Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnel is gobsmacked that the band have been asked to play at this years Reading and Leeds festivals after front man Pete Doherty misbehaved at the events three years ago. Time heals all wounds or are the event organisers hoping to spice things up? [via Contact Music]

Click over for the pop reunion no-one needs, a female sleb admits she's addicted to men and which late star might have a secret love child?

Take That, The Police, The Spice Girls. What do these groups all have in common? Yes, they've all reunited of late. Add to that list New Kids on the Block. The early 90s boyband that had us "hanging tough" are gonna meet up on this Friday's edition of US programme Today to reveal their future plans. Will they still be capable of "the right stuff"? (Okay, I'll stop it now!) [via Truemors]

Cameron Diaz might have seen herself replaced by Jessica Biel in the affections of ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, but the actress claims she loves being single. "It's been nice not having a boyfriend for the past year," she tells GQmagazine. "In fact, it's the first time I haven't had one in 10 years, and I'm enjoying what I'm getting out of this moment. I like boys — a lot. I'm boy crazy. That hasn't changed since I was very young." Sounds like a call to arms fellas. [via Us Magazine]

The late Heath Ledger might have fathered a secret love child during an affair with a married woman. Said woman gave birth to a girl eleven years ago after a fling with the then 17-year-old Aussie star. Funny how this has only been 'uncovered' once Heath's no longer around to pooh-pooh such gossip. [via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on April 1, 2008 in Cameron Diaz, Film Stars, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 31, 2008 1:13 PM

Estelle blasts 'soul' singers Duffy and Adele

Estelle300R'n'B singer Estelle might seem to have it all at the moment. Her single 'American Boy' is sitting pretty on top of the UK singles chart for the second week, her new album 'Shine' is released today and she's been confirmed to perform at this year's Glastonbury festival. But Estelle is far from a happy bunny. Why so glum chum?

It's those other pesky female singers, especially Duffy and Adele that have Estelle ranting in an interview with the Guardian, as she lays into the media labeling their music as 'soul'. "It's hilarious," says Estelle. "I'm not mad at them - but I'm just wondering, how the hell is there not a single black person in the public eye singing soul? Adele isn't soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha Franklin records once and she's got a deeper voice - that doesn't mean she's soul."

"That doesn't mean anything to me in the grand scheme of my life as a black person. As a songwriter, I get what they do. As a black person, I'm like, 'You're telling me this is music?' F**k that! People keep trying to tell me what soul music is and I'm like, we know what soul music is, stop f***ing around with us!"

Eek – I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of this star. But does Estelle have a point? Is today's definition of soul music sorely lacking or does this musical debate veer into one of racial ownership? What do you think Star Trippers?

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 31, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 28, 2008 10:20 AM

Is Scientology Pete Doherty's new fix?

X134148940352057808We all know that Scientology is a load of old pants. A religion that sounds more like a science fiction B movie is for gullible Hollywood types, not us sensible folks. However it seems like professional germ-fest and sometime musician Pete Doherty didn't get the memo to stay away from gibberish cults. Oops.

According to the Sun, the Babyshambles front man and ex-lover of Kate Moss has succumbed to Scientology after being introduced to it by new lady friend DJ Nadine Ruddy. She has coaxed him into this world of sci-fi mumbo-jumbo and now the poor fella can't get enough. He's reading books on the matter (yes, reading!) and other such dangerous shenanigans.

A chum confided: “Nadine is really into Scientology. She takes her beliefs very seriously. Pete’s chatted a lot with her about it. He went out and bought some books to read up about it. He just wanted to find out more about Nadine and what she believes in.”

She believes in aliens and other gubbins. Get back on the crack pipe Pete, it must be better for you than Scientology.

[via the Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on March 28, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

March 27, 2008 12:12 PM

Robbie Williams wants to become a TV chef

Robbie_williamssittingRobbie, Robbie, Robbie. Where did it all go wrong? Yes, Rudebox was an atrocious song (any ditty that references TK Maxx is in trouble), but what a fall from grace. Just look at those Take That boys enjoying their comeback with sell-out arena dates, best-selling CDs and DVDs and Brit awards galore. And you, what are you doing? Pining for a cookery show. Bless.

A source close to Robbie revealed: "He has an urge to host his own cookery show and bring out a book with it. The problem is, Robbie isn't exactly the healthiest eater on the planet. Who needs lessons in how to cook burgers and fries? That's about all he's interested in."

Oh Rob *shakes head wearily*. What are we to do with you?

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 27, 2008 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Amy Winehouse not off to rehab

Amy_winehouseAmy Winehouse, off to rehab again? Surely not. Doesn't she know that her popularity and album sales increase the more her life degenerates? We all knew the rumours suggesting that the singer was off to get some professional help were too good to be true, and sure enough – they were. When she sang that she didn't want to go to rehab, boy she really meant it.

"Amy's doing well. She is not going back to rehab at this time," commented her representative to US Weekly. "The problem" (wait! There's only one?) "is that her face looks bad because of impetigo - it's not a nice thing, but it's not related to drugs." No, it's probably more to do with living like a filthy tramp.

"(Amy is) having time off, recording a bit at her home studios, about to go back into the studio properly and working towards her husband's freedom." And by time off, he means hitting the crack pipe and back-combing her wig. Back to Black might be a best-selling album, but in her current state any new recordings would probably sound more like a drunken cat being garroted, than a Grammy award winning diva.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on March 27, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 25, 2008 10:54 AM

Lindsay Lohan furious at leaked Calum Best sex tape

1000034599Bored of the Kristin Davis sex tape scandal? Well, here's a new one for you. Lindsay Lohan and Calum Best. Eek – it's enough to make you wish you hadn't eaten all those Easter eggs over the holiday weekend. The pair of flighty ne'er do wells shacked up together last year and now we can all enjoy a seedy insight into their 'romance' courtesy of Calum's mobile phone. Dare you read on?

The footie legend's son and Love Island Romeo taped his and Lindsay's romp and sent it to some of his chums. Now it's been leaked online and this pic, though grainy, does look like a plausible snap shot of the twosome's bedroom antics.

Calum is no doubt thrilled at this, such seedy gossip extending his 15 minutes of fame, though La Lohan is said to be horrified at the news. The Mean Girls actress might have spent her time since leaving rehab pimping herself out to every magazine going in a bid to resurrect her flagging career and even getting naked for one publication, but a sex tape? Even she has limits. Apparently.

"I can't believe you would ever fucking do this to me," she allegedly ranted to Calum via phone over the Easter break. "I should have listened to everyone, I should never have fucking trusted you.”

And there lies the moral of the story children - don't go near Calum Best.

[via Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on March 25, 2008 in Film Stars, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 19, 2008 9:50 AM

Does Lily Allen have a new boyfriend?

LilyallenIt only seems like five minutes ago that she was all loved up with Chemical Brothers DJ Ed Simons, but now Lily Allen is bouncing back from that failed relationship into the arms of another man. The Smile singer and TV personality (yeah, I don't get it either) is now living with producer pal Robertson Furze and tongues are a wagging that their friendship has blossomed into something more.

“Lily has been through a tough time this year," revealed a chum. "She split from Ed only weeks after they lost their baby and she has been feeling incredibly down about it. Her TV show has been struggling too."

Yes, life can certainly deal some shitty cards to play with, so who is this mystery fella helping her? “She has known Robbie for years and he was there when things went wrong with Ed. Robbie and his pals have been doing everything they can to cheer Lil up. It has worked — she is back on great form.”

Everything they can? What does that mean? “She moved in with him a few weeks ago and they have been sharing a bed. It started off innocently but they are doing more than just cuddling now." Like pillow fights and bedtime stories? Come on spill!

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on March 19, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Winehouse to perform for Hollywood stars

20070609_74366651cg024_isle_of_wighIf you were to host a fancy schmancy showbiz shindig, which star performer would you book to sing? Someone reliable. Someone charming and courteous. Someone not likely to rant about their incarcerated husband and forget their own lyrics. Apparently not, as rehab runaway Amy Winehouse is being courted to sing at a Hollywood bash thrown by top stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

The event is to be hosted by fashion icon Giorgio Armani and held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume in May. And how much could the Wino expect to pick up for her troubles? A whopping half a million pounds. Wow – those A-listers sure overpay for some off-key warbling and nervy dancing.

A source close to the Wino claims that "she hasn't really taken it in - and keeps saying that her life is getting more surreal by the second". That'll be all the drugs. The insider went on to explain how Armani wishes to chat to Amy about future collaborations. Who knew that ratty bee-hive wigs were so fashionable?

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on March 19, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Film Stars, George Clooney, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 18, 2008 12:39 PM

Is Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage on the rocks?

9908879madonnaThere has been much speculation of late concerning the Ritchie's seven-year marriage. Madonna and Guy haven't been spotted together since January. He didn't accompany her to any of her recent big events, including her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and to reciprocate she didn’t mention him during her acceptance speech. His father John has revealed to Closer magazine that concerns over the couple's future might be warranted.

"They're not spending any time together," says John Ritchie. "Madonna is busy in America with the children, and Guy wants to stay in the UK. They won't be spending Easter together either. Guy will be over here all year as he's working on a script. I don't know if there are serious problems in the marriage. I truly hope not." As do we. Clearly not comfortable with such gossip, Madonna has had her long-time publicist Liz Rosenberg come out fighting in defence of the couple.

"The Material Girl" (can't she call her Madonna?) "toured the US to promote her upcoming album Hard Candy, while the director was in England putting the finishing touches on his new film RocknRolla, filming a Nike commercial and working on several scripts," adding that the pair are "joyfully back together at home in London. All is well and wonderful in the Ritchie household."

Anyone else smell a rat?

[via Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on March 18, 2008 in Madonna, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 17, 2008 2:07 PM

Emma denies Spice Girls in-fighting

Eb2Emma Bunton might be better known as Baby Spice, but it seems this baby is having a bit of a sulk. The singer has rejected claims that the Spice Girls tour was blighted by bitchy in-fighting, insisting that the five girls prematurely called time on their reunion world tour for family reasons. Okay Emma – we'll try to believe you. "The tour was special for everyone. We were having the best time, contrary to some reports," insists the star earnestly.

"We were supposed to be at each other's throats when we were actually having a great laugh." At Geri's dancing no doubt. "We've grown up. We had far better things to do than argue amongst ourselves. It was emotionally charged, though, because we've shared too much history. It ended because we wanted to get back home to normal family life and the kids needed to get back to school, simple as that. There is no question of us falling out."

No question? Well, I think there was a question hence why you are publicly answering it. But claiming that your kids all had to hurry back to school? Surely, with your PR team you could have spun a more likely story than that old chestnut.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on March 17, 2008 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 14, 2008 11:05 AM

School children name David Beckham their top role model

David_beckhamWhen you were a kid who did you look up to and admire? Chances are they were slightly more inspiring than the current crop of celebrities that British children claim are their top role models. A new poll conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) found that a whopping 53% of sprogs want to be David Beckham. With his footballing prowess, hoards of lusty female fans and impressive bank balance – Mr. Beckham is one of the more understandable and logical choices found on the list. Unlike other names…

David's Spice Girl wife Victoria was inexplicably voted the second choice with 30% of the vote. Yes, she too enjoys a life of celebrity luxury and was once a hard-working pop star – but a role model for young minds? Still, it could be worse – Paris Hilton made it to number six on the list.

Elsewhere, sporting stars such as Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Formula One rookie Lewis Hamilton proved popular as are actors such as David Tennant and Keira Knightley, with music being represented by the Sugababes, Leona Lewis and Nadine Coyle.

Being in double digits, the idea that these celebrities are worthy role models has me scratching my head in confusion (not cos I have nits – urgh!), however the general secretary of the ATL, Dr. Mary Bousted, is far less surprised.

"It reflects the current media obsession with celebrity and the effect of celebrity culture on society as a whole," she explained. "However, we are deeply concerned many pupils' believe celebrity status is available to everyone. They do not understand the hard work it takes to achieve such status and do not think it is important to be actively engaged in school work as education is not needed for a celebrity status.

"Celebrity culture can perpetuate the notion that celebrity status is the greatest achievement and reinforces the belief that other career options are not valuable."

And let's be honest – not every girl aspiring to be a WAG is going to be pretty enough to pull it off.

[via Contact Music and Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on March 14, 2008 in David Beckham, Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Keira Knightley, Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Sport Stars, Sugababes, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 13, 2008 1:08 PM

The Beckhams hit up a sex shop

Beckhams20richardsonthumb_2They've been married for a few years now and so to show the public that they still have the hots for one another, the Beckhams were spotted visiting a Hollywood sex shop – talk about spice up your life. The couple hit up the Pleasure Chest adult store late at night, dressing rather plainly (in a fruitless bid to look like they didn’t want to be snapped), and clearly enjoying their saucy adventure.

"David grabbed a small shopping basket and stocked up on some goods," a source told The Sun. "Victoria was very vocal, cracking jokes constantly. They seemed to know exactly what they wanted and after asking an assistant where items were, they grabbed what they came for." And what sex toys do appeal to such an A-list couple? Apparently, massage oil, personal lubricant, a Cyberskin vibrator, a leather braided cane and a padded black collar and restraint. Wish I hadn't asked now.

[via The List]

Posted by Katie Button on March 13, 2008 in David Beckham, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 11, 2008 1:11 PM

Pete Doherty to help young drug addicts - WTF?

PetedohertySpot the problem with this description of a new Channel 4 programme: "Pete Doherty will help young heroin addicts in a new TV show." Come again? The hygiene-free zone that is Pete Doherty can barely help himself and now he considers himself in a suitable position to help youngsters. Is this for real? Sadly yes, the tabloid favourite and regular court botherer aims to use his "musical experiences" (he's a musician?) to help other drug addicts get straight.

A source sought to offer an explanation: "Pete really hopes to be able to use his own experiences to help these youths. Hopefully they will be inspired by his visit." What the hell wisdom can he impart? How to dodge a prison sentence, how to bag an equally skanky model girlfriend? The TV experiment will see him visiting housing estates in Manchester and Sheffield and is due to be screened later in the year. Smells like a nasty PR stunt to me.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 11, 2008 in Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sophie Dahl defends height difference with boyfriend Jamie Cullum

002074242514Ex-model turned writer (it runs in the family, don't you know?) Sophie Dahl has spoken out against those that judge her romance with jazz singer Jamie Cullum, based on their height difference. As a former catwalk queen, Dahl is suitably tall, six foot in fact, while Cullum is less statuesque at 5ft 4". Writing for the Times Luxx magazine, Dahl let rip about the media's perception of the showbiz couple, complaining: "Thanks to genetics, the image of us together has been treated like a carnival sideshow."

"What's lost," adds Dahl "is that we happen to be two people who met, fell madly in love and will probably produce fairly average-sized children, hopefully with his more elegant feet, not mine." Dahl explains that there was no element of choice in the matter, and that you fall in love with someone for more important reasons than their size: "Height is one of those things you can't do a whole lot about. It's a bit like colour. If my boyfriend was black, I doubt very much there would have been such a vocal response to our coupling, because that's out of bounds."

Dahl's comments have been splashed all over the Internet, with many readers leaving comments of support and understanding. So why the fascination with the height difference? Partner Jamie Cullum has spoken out on the issue as well, admitting: "We don't really care about the height difference to be honest," adding on saucier note: "I can assure you I make up for it in other ways." Ooer!

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on March 11, 2008 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 10, 2008 11:31 AM

Robbie Williams claims he's seen 3 UFOs

RobbiewilliamsNow that Take That are back and his music career is in the toilet, it seems that Robbie Williams is already making plans to move in a new direction – he wants to become an Ufologist. That's right people, the Angels singer wants to commit himself to the study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and already believes he has spotted three. You can't make this crazy shit up.

Williams opened up about his spooky side to singer Joss Stone (?) on the Jeremy Kyle Show (??) Apparently, his first UFO sighting was way back when he was a nipper in Britain, while the second was in L.A. Those of you that eat up this sci-fi nonsense, prepare to be amazed as the third sighting was after Robbie had written a song about alien contact. Scary, huh?

Robbie went on to discuss ghosts, which are "from another world", and almost seemed aware of how weird he sounded, admitting: "People will think I'm mental, which I am." Poor Robbie – one day you’re a top performer, duetting with Kylie and hanging with Oasis, the next you’re on the Jeremy Kyle Show sounding like a deluded nutter. Gary Barlow must be pissing himself.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on March 10, 2008 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 7, 2008 11:50 AM

Ringo Starr fed up of being known as a Beatle

070822_ringo_vmed_2p_widecAs a huge Beatles fan, Ringo Starr will always have a little piece of my heart. Sure, he's not my favourite of the Fab Four (I love you George!), but he can count himself among their number - only he doesn't want to. What? I hear you cry. Yes, Ringo is upset that people only know him for his time hanging with John, Paul and George and wants to be appreciated as a musical talent in his right.

"Some days I'm just fed up with The Beatles," grumbles the multi-millionaire who made his fortune with the band. "I think that when I die, the message on my tombstone will be 'Ex-Beatle'. Like I've done nothing else." Okay Ringo, as I type this my blood is boiling and globules of angry spit are hitting my computer screen from my rabid ranting – what else have you done that is more impressive than the Beatles?

Well, you recently insulted the people of Liverpool by suggesting you wouldn't want to live there anymore. You are the only ex-Beatle not to have had a UK number one and you narrated 80's kid's programme Thomas the Tank Engine. You're right – a truly humbling CV.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on March 7, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Kelly Rowland admits she's had a boob job

0205_rowland_bauer_griffin_2She might have sung Bootylicious with Beyonce during their time together in girl group Destiny's Child, but Kelly Rowland wasn't feeling very curvy and sexy. The singer, who has recently been looking a bit more top heavy in photographs (left), has admitted that she underwent plastic surgery last October. Talking to People magazine, the 27-year-old explained why she felt the need to enlarge her breasts.

"I was sick of not fitting into my tops," says Rowland. "There was this one really hot House of Dereon top — I just wanted to fill that out!" And now she does, having gone "from an A-cup to a B-cup." Once she had made up her mind to go under the knife, Rowland was careful not to get too carried away: "I didn't want to have double Ds and be a little bitty size 2 — that would look nuts!" And now that she's had the work done, she's mightily chuffed with her new, er, assets: "I'm so happy. I feel complete." Always good to hear a woman is happy with her body – just a shame that it means forking out serious cash to do so.

[via USA Today]

Posted by Katie Button on March 7, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 6, 2008 4:14 PM

Westlife's Kian likes ladies with curves

Kian_egan_bioI admit that I consider Westlife the absolute anti-thesis of music (how many bloody Barry Manilow cover versions can one boy band do?), but bless his little Irish heart as Kian Egan (that little one that never sings but pops up with Louis Walsh on The X Factor) has been making non-skinny lasses everywhere feel better about themselves. Kian, who is engaged to ex-Hollyoaks 'actress' and glamour model Jodi Albert, has been booing the size zero trend claiming he prefers "curves".

"It seems women nowadays think unless they're a size six then they're not pretty," observes Kian. "It's sad and completely untrue. You look at women like Beyoncé Knowles and Jennifer Lopez and they're beautiful and sexy. They're got nice curves and big asses!" Loathe as I am to agree with a member of Westlife, it is nice to hear such a high-profile and lusted after (really?) bloke big up the fuller-figured female.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 6, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars, Westlife | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 5, 2008 1:53 PM

Pals worry that Posh is "exhausted"

Poshwi2702_468x664_2Friends of Victoria Beckham (otherwise known as her staff) are concerned that she is wearing herself out. Speaking to Grazia magazine (cos the tabloids are so grubby), one chum revealed: "Victoria has been running on empty for the last few months and is very, very tired. The tour has completely drained all the energy out of her, as it did the other girls, but on top of her Spice Girl commitments, Victoria has continued to invest masses of energy into her fashion career. Everyone is very worried she might keel over."

Fashion career? As the pop one went so well. The pal continued: "Victoria kept saying how exhausted she was and there were moments backstage when she had to stop and sit down or lean against a wall because she felt so wobbly."

That could be due to blatantly eating nothing – go on girl, get a sandwich down your neck. But more importantly, do we believe such comments? Couldn’t they be a very convenient way to achieve public sympathy, and why does she need to work at such a reported break-neak speed anyway? She's set up for life and doesn't need to work herself into the ground.

Come on Vicky – have a sit down, put your feet up and have a nice relaxing cuppa.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on March 5, 2008 in Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rihanna bans umbrellas from gigs

Rihannaumbrella400a060107Rihanna really doesn't understand British weather. The R'n'B star is currently on tour in the UK and has banned fans from bringing umbrellas to her concerts. Her Umbrella song (impossible to think of it without adding the "ella, ella") was the anthem of last summer, however the 20-year-old's security team is concerned that overzealous fans might hurt each other with them. But what if rain is due? Come on RiRi – it only makes good sense.

Apparently not, as a security guard in action for the star on Monday night at the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre revealed: "We were taking precautions over a potential accident. We were told Rihanna's song features dancing with umbrellas on stage. We didn't want the crowd following her actions and someone getting their eye poked out."

Fans are upset that they won't be able to gyrate with their umbrella along with Rihanna: "I was really looking forward to whipping out my umbrella during the song", grumbled one. "I have been practising the routine for weeks but it has all been for nothing."

Slightly sad to have been "practising for weeks", but let's keep an eye on the weather forecasts. If rain is due, fans could always don their cagoules. Just a suggestion.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 5, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 4, 2008 1:37 PM

Lily Allen becomes grumpy hermit

_42417156_lily_allenap416Despite rumours that she might soon be off to rehab, singer and TV presenter Lily Allen insists that her life is quite ordinary and dull in a new interview with Glamour magazine. "I've been sad and quite lonely recently because if you're young, living in London and working in this industry, unless you drink and take a lot of drugs, there's not much to do," says the 22-year-old. "I've been sitting on my own watching TV. It's boring to go out if everyone else is taking cocaine and shouting at me."

Why would they be shouting at you Lily? Is it cos of that god-awful BBC3 show you insist on inflicting on us? Looking back to those few short months when she was pregnant, Lily reflects: "When I was pregnant, I stopped drinking and I didn't start again. Then when the baby was gone, I thought, “That doesn't mean I'm going to go back to how I was."" Good for you – if only you could get Amy Winehouse to come visit and you girls could enjoy a wholesome evening of scrabble and Horlicks. Just a thought.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on March 4, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Girls Aloud's Nicola happy to be pale-skinned

1000030844When you think of Girls Aloud, chances are you that Nicola Roberts is the last name to come to mind. After all, Nadine enjoys high profile romances with American actors, Cheryl's marriage (or lack thereof) has guaranteed attention for years and Sarah Harding is always spotted getting wasted at showbiz parties. Nicola is the redhead they often hide away in the corner, remember her?

Well, since photographs of her looking pale next to über-tanned band mate Kimberley (left) caught the public's attention recently, the quietest Girls Aloud member has had something to say. And surprisingly, I found myself liking her for it…

As with many girls with fair skin, Nicola has admitted how crap it used to make her feel compared to her more tanned chums, saying: "Being pale was a massive insecurity for me. I hated it, especially being against the other girls who were so tanned." Nicola's concern ran so deep that she even wished to have a skin graft to darken her skin.

Now however, Nicola is no longer having fake tan sprays and is becoming increasingly comfortable and accepting of herself. So much so, that she is soon to bring out a make-up range for other pale-skinned girls.

Well done Nicola – such news is very much at odds with your bandmates ways of attracting attention and is to be saluted, especially since this Star Tripper is also fair-skinned. Can't wait for the make-up!

[via Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on March 4, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 3, 2008 12:39 PM

Leon a loner on the X Factor tour

Leonx460_2Aww – poor Leon. It seems that winning the X Factor (Rhydian was robbed!) has failed to bring the Scottish scamp happiness as he feels "left out" on the show's tour. The tour, which stars all of your (ahem) favourites from last year's talent show, might have Leon as the star attraction, but he's not feeling the love. Why? Because ex-girlfriend Emily from girl band Hope (you remember them? There were five of them, but only one of them could sing) has since found comfort in the arms of Welsh puppy dog Andy Williams (not that Andy Williams), leaving the lad all alone.

A source blabbed to the Daily Star Sunday: "There have been a lot of nights out with all the young crowd. This week the girls in Hope and the boys from Futureproof went to a foam party" (mmm, classy) "with the rest of the lads after our show in Nottingham. And Andy has been getting really close to Emily."

"Leon and Andy were very close but now Emily and Andy are starting to spend a lot of time together Leon is a bit left out. He hasn't got anyone he's particularly close to and is really quite shy with girls."

Chin up son, it's not all bad. We had to endure that god-awful When You Believe drivel. Call it payback.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on March 3, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cheryl demands husband Ashley publicly apologise for cheating

Cheryl_ash_26nov07_big_350It's the love saga that won't end. Will Cheryl forgive husband Ashley his philandering ways or will she boot him out and end their marriage? For weeks this showbiz story has rumbled on, taking in trips to LA for Cheryl as she holidayed with her Girls Aloud band members, consulting them on their views (one piece of advice Cheryl - don't listen to Nadine. She obviously has no standards when it comes to men, after all she did date Jesse Metcalfe.) Sometimes we hear that they're on the mend, at others it appears to be all over. Does anyone know what's going on?

Well, according to the Sunday People, Cheryl is considering reconciling with Chelsea left-back Ashley, on the condition that he publicly apologise to her and admit his wrong-doing. Sound about as likely as Amy Winehouse washing her hair? You betcha. Ashley is far from keen, despite the importance that Cheryl has placed on the gesture.

A source close to the England player reveals: "He doesn't want to do it. He still insists it wasn't his fault. He claims he can't remember because he was too drunk." Cheryl, though sees it as the only way forward: "She feels like a fool. She feels betrayed and hurt. Now she needs him to take the blame for what he has done."

With fool-proof logic and unarguable common sense on his side, after all he was "too drunk" to know that he had his penis inside a woman other than his wife, surely Cheryl should forgive Ashley's dalliance?

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on March 3, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 29, 2008 11:43 AM

Nadine Coyle dating Josh Hartnett

Img_8Nadine, Nadine Nadine *shakes head and sighs wearily*. We all know what a bad time you had in your former relationship with professional douchebag Jesse Metcalfe but is this really the best move? Maybe you should spend some quality time alone – knitting, learning the harmonica, watching daytime TV – anything but rush into another ill-conceived fling. Isn't the mess band mate Cheryl's in enough to deter you from slimy men? Apparently not. Yes, Star Trippers, Nadine is said to be dating Hollywood womanizer Josh Hartnett.

I'm sure the 30 Days of Night star might seem like a good catch. He's a high profile actor and could help break you in Tinseltown, but the list of women he's been with is frighteningly long and not always of top quality. Rumer Willis? I ask you and look at poor Kirsten Dunst now holed up in rehab. Please re-consider your options Nadine. Being single isn't such a sad state of affairs but being made to watch your man in Pearl Harbor is. Think on girl.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on February 29, 2008 in Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 28, 2008 1:03 PM

Amy Winehouse back on the drugs and booze

070808amyIt's the news that no-one wanted to hear – the Wino has relapsed. After her family talked to the press about her impressive commitment to detox, the bee-hived singer has fallen back into her old, self-destructive ways. According to reports, she was only clean for about ten days in her bid to perform at The Grammys in the US, but has recently returned to taking cocaine, cannabis, ecstasy and booze.

Her performance at the BRIT awards last month prompted speculation that she was back to the drink, but new revelations from those close to Amy reveal she truly is Back to Black. One friend admitted: “On the first night in rehab she begged a friend to take her in some drugs. After that she did not take anything for a week to ten days. But that was just about trying to get her to the Grammys. Now we’re back to the dangerous levels of before.”

These "dangerous levels" include purposefully burning her hand with a lighter and shrieking: “My life is a shell of what it was. People talk to me and I just zone out. It’s like the whole world is now stillborn. Colours aren’t as bright, love doesn’t feel real. I don’t know who I am and I just feel numb.”

Commenting on the chaos, another of Wino's inner circle added: “We were sat around the table when she held a lighter over her hand and let the flame scar her skin. Amy has been up and down in a way she never was before. One minute she’ll be fine, the next she’ll be in a heap on the floor, screaming she can’t go on. She feels that rehab is turning her into some sort of zombie with no emotion.”

Amy is said to be house-hunting in the Buckinghamshire area, since moving out of her London flat and was snapped carrying a photo of her imprisoned hubby Blake Fielder-Civil as the removals took place.

Oh Amy – at Star Trip we've long lamented your personal problems and can only continue to hope that you get the help you need.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 28, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 27, 2008 12:05 PM

Johnny Borrell fancies a bit of Natalie Imbruglia

Borrellpa20_243x231Razorlight's Johnny Borrell, he's a hunk isn't he? What red-blooded woman could resist the scruffy singer in those all-in-one baby-romper suits he wears? Well, not many apparently. He's recently been romantically linked with ickle Hermione from Harry Potter (known to some as Emma Watson) and his former girlfriend Kirsten Dunst is now in rehab – not the best endorsement. But all that hasn't deterred the newly single Natalie Imbruglia.

The pair met at a Valentine's Day ball in Russia (a story as old as time), and once their eyes met Johnny was a smitten kitten (yes, that is the technical term). A chum of the America warbler elaborates: "Johnny only had eyes for Natalie. He gushed about being a huge fan," (a sure sign that he wanted to get into her knickers, come on, she does whiny girl music only tolerated by lovelorn teens), "and suggested they meet to discuss a collaboration." As that would be a credible move for Razorlight? Me thinks not.

The source adds: "He jotted his phone number down and slipped it into Natalie's hand, whispering in her ear: “Call me, I'd love to see you again.”' Johnny has reportedly been besieging the poor girl with his phone calls ever since, though why she would let him close enough to whisper in her ear is anyone's guess. Maybe after her split from hubby Daniel Johns, the Aussie star is up for a bit of rough.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 27, 2008 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 26, 2008 12:10 PM

Amy Winehouse to launch fashion line, but would you buy it?

Distressed20amy20winehouse20wandersLook at any celebrity magazine and you are frequently faced with impossibly perfect looking specimens. Yes, we all know that many stars aren't adverse to some imaginative air-brushing, a touch of Botox or even a trip to the plastic surgeon, but when they look great, who's complaining? Whether we like to admit it or not, we nobodies often try to imitate the styles of our favourite stars hence the current trend for celebrity fashion ranges at high street stores. For Kate Moss wannabes there is TopShop, for Kylie or Madonna fans there is H & M and now comes a new brand from Amy Winehouse.

You read correctly Star Tripper. The troubled singer is moving into fashionable circles with a range of clothes and make-up based on her own, erm, inimitable style. So, what would such a collection be comprised of? Massive ratty bee-hive wigs? Transfer tattoos of topless women? Apparently, hairspray (as there's a real gap in the market for this?) and liquid eyeliner (for us to apply our own tear drops for Blake Incarcerated presumably.) But would you buy this? A fashion industry type thinks we will…

“I think this stuff would sell very well in London," claims the fashionista. "She [Amy] has become a fashion icon despite not always looking too fresh.” That comment makes her sound like days old milk, but a chum of the singer agrees that the Wino is a style icon in the making.

"Amy’s style has been copied by girls around the country and there’s a lot of money to be made. It’s a very distinctive look. She wants to bring out a range of cosmetics and fashion products. There could be hairspray, head scarves, liquid eyeliner, perfume. All the things that are distinctive of her look.”

Let's cut the crap. In this instance by saying 'distinctive' you mean no-one else would want to share it, surely? Would you want to dress like the Wino? Loser husband accessory optional.

[via the Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 26, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Christina Aguilera furious after poor magazine sales

3737Since she gave birth to son Max Liron in January, the most gossip-worthy Christina Aguilera news has been the growth of her breasts. I mean, sweet Jesus, those things were quite respectably sized before she started to play mama, but now they look like they're about to take over the world. They're ha-yuge! But as a straight girl with a pair of my own to marvel at if the mood so takes me, that's not the big Christina news any more. Oh no, those hormones are obviously racing around and outta control, as the Back to Basics diva has had a full-on strop over a magazine cover.

Christina and her ickle bundle of baby joy graced the cover of People magazine recently (pictured left), taking home a reported £750,000 for the effort. However, the sales of the magazine fell that particular week, selling 100,000 less than usual. Yes, that must be a bit of a blow to her ego. Usually those first baby snaps of celebrity offspring are surefire sellers. Think Suri Cruise for Vanity Fair or Shiloh Jolie-Pitt for OK! magazine. So, how did the star take the news? Not well…

Yep, Christina felt the underperformance of the magazine was a reflection on her and took some serious action by firing her staff. She axed her manager from PR firm BWR and one of her assistants. A source close to the stroppy celeb revealed: "She went crazy and had a massive tantrum. It was astonishing. She was absolutely furious and blamed her staff for the way everything had been handled."

Eek – that baby better start bringing in the big bucks for mama, or else it could be out on its ear as well.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on February 26, 2008 in Baby Watch, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 22, 2008 12:18 PM

Jennifer Lopez gives birth to twins

0578056800Congrats to J-Lo and her hubby Marc Anthony! People magazine reports that the Latino diva has given birth to twins – a boy and a girl. The female half of the pair made her grand entrance at 12:12am this morning weighing in at 5lbs. 7oz , while the boy followed later (typical) at 12:23am coming in at 6lbs. There had been much speculation about when J-Lo would pop out the sprogs, with talk of a hospital room being kept ready for her for the past few weeks. But now the two bundles of joy are out in the world and first-time baby mama La Lopez, (Marc Anthony already has three children), is suitably thrilled. "Jennifer and Marc are delighted," confirms the star's manager Simon Fields, "thrilled and over the moon."

We reported back in September that rumours were circulating that the diva was up the duff, but it wasn't until November that Lopez confirmed the happy news. Ever since, Jenny from the Block remained quite reticent to share her pregnancy gossip and it was her father that told the press that her sizable bump was hosting not one, but two babies. Leah Remini, a close friend to J-Lo has every faith in the star's maternal instincts calling her "a born mom" and adding: "With our daughter, she's so great. I mean, lets her go in her closet and play with her coats or her jewelry. She's just so giving and loving." How long until you sell some baby pics J-Lo?

[via People magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 22, 2008 in Baby Watch, Film Stars, Jennifer Lopez, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Why Nadine from Girls Aloud claims she missed the Brit Awards

1000031351We told you yesterday how Nadine Coyle missed the Brit Awards – but do you know what excuse the Irish pop strumpet has wheeled out for such a high profile no-show? She couldn't find her passport. Seriously, the Girls Aloud singer wants us to believe that she rummaged about her Los Angeles pad searching for the document, couldn't find it and gave up. Doesn't she have people to do such menial things for her? Keen to quash speculation that her absence from the girl group on Wednesday night might become more permanent, Nadine has posted the following statement on the group's official website.

"Hi guys, I hope you all enjoyed watching the BRITs last night. It's a shame we didn't win Best British Band, but we're big fans of Arctic Monkeys so we're happy it was them. Any indie band that covers Love Machine is alright by us. Haha...."

"I just wanted to let you all know how frustrating it is losing your passport. I lost it somewhere over here and wasn't able to make it back for last night's show. That's the only reason I wasn't there! Hello? I'd love to have spent the night with my girls and watch Amy, Kylie and Rihanna perform. Anyway I'll be back soon and you can catch us all performing on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway on 1 March. See you all there. Love Nadine xxx"

Though I have no trouble in believing her to be genuinely ditsy enough to lose her passport, it does sound a bit suspicious. Is Nadine going to be the first Alouder (I don't know what their fans are called – tone-deaf and horny?) to go solo or is this just an unfortunate mistake? Take your bets now.

[via Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on February 22, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 21, 2008 1:43 PM

Hollywood's 'coolest' kids revealed

0815suriHollywood's coolest kid? I kid you not. American magazine In Touch Weekly has ranked celebrity spawn and decided upon who is the 'coolest'. I have to confess, I'm a bit baffled by the notion of being deemed 'cool' when still not potty-trained. How could they have calculated such a thing? Did they ask take a poll in the playground and ask which kid has the best trainers and the most Panini football stickers? I don't think so. It's probably more an extension of their parents, a dash of designer togs and how much a photo shoot with OK! magazine is worth, but nevermind. Everyone likes to be thought of as cool, and so onto those impressive tots…

In at number five is Ava Phillippe – the daughter of Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan. The number four spot is taken by our very own Brooklyn Beckham – edging out his brothers Cruz and Romeo to make the coveted list. Helene 'Leni' Klum, the offspring of supermodel Heidi Klum and Formula One boss Flavio Briatore is in at number three and at number two, narrowly missing out on the top spot is Suri Cruise (pictured). I had thought that the Scientology sprog looked a little like a slanty-eyed alien, but what do I know? And the one kid that all these famous faces look up to – click over for the number one coolest celebrity kid.

And the winner is (drum roll please) – Kingston Rossdale. With rock hunk Gavin Rossdale and the peroxide diva Gwen Stefani as your parents, 21-month-old Kingston has hit the genetic jackpot. The kid is often seen decked out in boho-trendy garb and has been described by his proud mother as "a chilled-out little guy". Keep up the good work Kingston, you'll have competition for the top spot soon with a sibling on the way.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on February 21, 2008 in Baby Watch, David Beckham, Film Stars, Gwen Stefani, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Tom Cruise, TomKat, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Brit Awards: Who won, who lost and all the backstage gossip

92a226748a40f3b2114ccfdf7562c41aSo what did we all think? Yes, it was bawdy chaos but that's to be expected, hell it's the only reason I bother watching. The Osbourne clan was as reliably amateurish and embarrassing as we could have hoped for as the night's hosts (especially Sharon, for such a seasoned TV star she really brought the crazy) and there was the much touted appearance of Amy Winehouse. And not only did she awkwardly tug at her dress and dance in that squirmy fashion that suggests she needs the loo once, but twice!

Awards wise, 90s comeback kings Take That got all emotional over their two gongs (Best Live Act and Best Single) and the Arctic Monkeys were apparently so full of naughty words that they were cut off midway despite picking up Best British Group and Best British Album for Favourite Worst Nightmare. Rock gods The Foo Fighters couldn't be bothered to make the trip to London, so Dave Grohl made some cheeky thank you speeches via a video tape for the group's two wins for Best International Album (Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace) and Best International Group. Oh and there was plenty more…

Kylie jigged about to that god-awful Wow song and snagged Best International Female. Kanye West, like the Foos, picked up his Best International Male award via a VT, while Kate Nash and Mark Ronson won as the Best British Female and Male respectively. Mika scored with the Best Breakthrough Act and Adele took home the Critics Choice award in its debut outing. In a show-stealing performance Sir Paul McCartney reminded his money-grabbing soon-to-be ex how he came by his fortune with a great medley to celebrate his Lifetime Achievement gong.

The gossip from backstage is all a bit girly, with question marks over some notable Girls Aloud absentees with neither Nadine Coyle or Cheryl Cole's wedding ring in sight. But of course, whatever she does has tongues a-wagging and so the appearance of the Wino generated the most buzz. Yes, she turned up. Yes, she sang (albeit pretty screechy at moments.) She gave her obligatory mention of her locked up hubby (as if anyone could forget) and looked quite sauced. But no, surely this couldn't be. We all know that she's been trying to clean up and get her act together, what's that you say Heatworld insider? That the Wino got bladdered. Please do elaborate.

"Amy was enjoying herself," reveals the source. "She had a few drinks and she wanted to party. She has been under so much strain and it was really nice to see her letting herself go and having a good time." Letting herself go? I think we're a bit past that stage love. How going on a bender is any reward to a life spent on a bender I don't quite understand, but if you missed all the debauched antics hop on over to our sister site, My Chemical Toilet, for a real-time look at the night's winners, losers (Leona Lewis) and more.

Posted by Katie Button on February 21, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Girls Aloud, Kelly Osbourne, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, Take That, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 20, 2008 10:03 AM

Pink splits from husband Carey Hart

Carey_hart_05After months of speculation, pop star Pink has confirmed that her marriage is over. The Stupid Girls singer married motocross racer Carey Hart in January 2006, but the relationship has been dogged by rumours of Hart's infidelity. Pink's rep confirmed to People magazine: "Pink and Carey Hart have separated. This decision was made by best friends with a huge amount of love and respect for one another. While the marriage is over, their friendship has never been stronger."

So what was responsible for the split? Was it Hart's alleged wandering eye? The unofficial line is that work commitments kept the couple apart (that old chestnut), with Pink in the studio working on new music while Hart is busy opening nightclubs. Really people, when you have so much money and control over your careers (there's no 9 to 5 clocking in with these slebs), why let work dominate your lives and sabotage your relationships?

[via TMZ]

Posted by Katie Button on February 20, 2008 in Musical Stars, Sport Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 18, 2008 9:38 AM

Amy Winehouse's hubby trades her pictures for drugs in jail

Amy_winehouseJust as his famous missus seems to be cleaning up her act, Blake Fielder-Civil, the rat-faced husband of Grammy darling Amy Winehouse, is hitting rock bottom. New reports claim that the jailbird has been flogging signed pictures of the Wino to his fellow inmates in exchange for drugs. Holed up in north London's Pentonville Prison, Blake trades the pictures for a "Joey" (don't ask me, my heroin drug slang is a tad rusty) as the other prisoners are confident they can get some money from the Wino merchandise on eBay.

A source told The Sun: "Blake has to pay for his gear somehow – and he has no qualms about cashing in on his wife’s fame. He’ll take orders from other inmates then ask Amy to bring in signed photos of herself during visits. He usually gets her to write a little personalised note to make it look authentic."

“Once he’s back on the wing he’ll swap these for Joeys. The boys think they’ll get a few quid for them on eBay. It’s not clear whether she knows exactly what’s going on . . . but she must find it strange that all these so-called prison hardmen have suddenly become starstruck Amy Winehouse fans.”

Blake recently over-dosed after taking contaminated heroin and has failed three random drugs tests.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 18, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

The romance is over for Cerys Matthews and Marc Bannerman

1000023144Who'd have thought it? The romance that played out on national TV is now over. Yes, the washed-up celebrity has-beens Cerys Matthews and Marc Bannerman can no longer milk their cash cow to the likes of OK! and Hello as the love has gone. The pair, which met on ITV1's reality show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! last November caused a right ol' ruckus with their not too subtle flirting as former Eastenders actor Marc already had a girlfriend – the cad! She (some scowly faced actress), was swiftly out of the picture and so our lovebirds were free to express their happiness and pose for paparazzi pictures all day long. They talked of their love, they talked of babies – it was Jordan and Peter Andre all over again.

But as is tragically all too often the way when celebs meet under unusual circumstances, forget everything about the real world and embark on a mismatched coupling – the split was inevitable. Reports reveal that it was welsh warbler Cerys that did the dumping, and in what style – over the phone just days before Valentine's Day. Ouch - don't pull any punches eh, Cerys.

A friend of the former Catatonia singer revealed to the Sunday Mirror: "The passion fizzled out and they've hardly seen each other in the last month. All the talk of having babies and settling down turned to dust," admitted the blabbermouth. "She realised the relationship was going nowhere and wants to concentrate on her tour, so she told Marc they were finished this week."

Marc's mum has also been keen to speak up, confirming that: "It's finished with Cerys. He's very upset, very down." Cheer up Marc – I'm sure you can still sell your break-up exclusive to the papers. And maybe you can re-unite with your grumpy ex – that would be an unexpected twist.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on February 18, 2008 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 15, 2008 10:27 AM

A baby on the way for Nelly Furtado?

Redcarpetnellyfurtado76617877Currently celebs seem keen to either book a room at a rehab clinic or on a maternity ward, with Nelly Furtado the latest star to get sperminated. Joining the ranks of Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez and possibly Angelina Jolie in the swollen belly club, the Maneater singer is expecting her second child. She has a four-year-old daughter from her four-year relationship with DJ Jasper Gahunia. The couple split back in 2005.

The 29-year-old is now engaged to sound engineer Demo Castellon, with a source close to the couple revealing: "She's not very far along yet, so she's trying to keep the pregnancy under wraps." Nelly's rep has yet to confirm the happy news but she did wear what looked like a giant blue sheet at the Grammy awards on Sunday night – always a sure sign of pregnancy in Hollywood.

[via Star magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 15, 2008 in Baby Watch, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Liam Gallagher weds Nicole Appleton

Ed_imgrsnf30biza_203759aLiam Gallagher and long-time love Nicole Appleton have made it official and gotten hitched. The 90's stars said "I do" at London's Westminster Registry office – the same place the Oasis front man married first wife actress Patsy Kensit in 1997. Big bruver Noel was busy in LA where he and Liam have been working on new Oasis material and so missed out on the nuptials, but Nicole's sister Natalie and her husband, Prodigy star Liam Howlett were in attendance.

Also enjoying the day were the couple's son Gene, six and Lennon, Liam's eight-year-old son from his first marriage. A source revealed: “They felt like they were married anyway. He’s worn a ring on his wedding finger for years to show his commitment. But he decided it was the right time.” Liam will head back to sunny California to re-unite with Noel and get down to business next week. Congrats to the happy couple!

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 15, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

February 14, 2008 8:06 PM

Britney happy not to be a "full-time mum"

Britney_boys1All the Britney gossip might be concerned with her current flame Adnan Ghalib but her first husband Jason Alexander has been earning himself a few column inches with his new revelations about the troubled star. Talking to 'In Touch Weekly', Alexander reveals that the Gimme More singer no longer wants custody of her two sons. Britney married Alexander, her childhood chum for a whopping 55 hours before calling an end to the union, but this brief spell as Mr. Spears has provided Jason with an insight into a bizarre and crazy celebrity world of the fallen pop princess.

"She wants to see them (kids)," admits Alexander, "but she doesn't want to be a full-time mom. She said it doesn't matter if she doesn't get them back full-time, and that she can always have other kids later on". Such talk suggests that her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James must be better off with their father and Britney's second husband Kevin Federline, a viewpoint that Alexander shares: "I don't think she should have full custody because she needs to focus on her". He is keen to stress that Britney "misses" her children, and though we all hope that gets the treatment she needs to pull her life back together, the notion that her children are replaceable remains a worry.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on February 14, 2008 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Kylie to tone down sexy image

KylieThink of Kylie and you probably remember her shaking her ass in those gold hot pants, however the pint-sized pop princess is looking to tone down her raunchy image and smarten up now that she's approaching her forties. The Australian singer hits the big 4-0 in May and is looking to update her wardrobe with a more mature look in time for her European tour later this year. So, what new ensembles can we expect to see her in? Polyester belt dresses from Littlewoods finished off with some comfy orthopedic flats?

Of course not – this might be an older look for Kylie, but she's not ready for her twin-set and pearls just yet. The 2 Hearts singer will be working with eccentric designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, the mad mind that brought us Madonna in a coned bra for her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990. Her stylist William Baker explains: "The next tour will see Kylie ageing gracefully. She's celebrating her 40th birthday this year so what we have planned is to move in the right direction. We're working with Jean-Paul Gaultier on the costumes - he designed Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour. The outfits he designs are incredibly sophisticated. It's difficult in pop to remain young so what's the point?" Hear hear – if only others could accept such truths.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on February 14, 2008 in Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 13, 2008 10:19 AM

Aretha Franklin angry with Beyoncé for not showing any R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

20080211t072552z_01_nootr_rtridsp_2It might not sound like the most obvious of celebrity feuds, but Aretha Franklin has the hump with the bootylicious Beyoncé. The former Destiny's Child singer dueted with Tina Turner at Sunday's Grammy Awards and it was her praise for the Tina that riled Aretha. Not only did Beyoncé list Aretha as one of many female stars that didn't measure up to Tina, but introduced the River Deep, Mountain High warbler as "the Queen" – Aretha's title. Not prepared to hear someone else steal her glory, Aretha released a statement on Tuesday that bit back at Beyoncé.

'I am not sure of whose toes I may have stepped on", read the catty message, "or whose ego I may have bruised between the Grammy writers and Beyoncé. 'However, I dismissed it as a cheap shot for controversy.'' Is releasing a statement talking about it any form of dismissal and surely no-one else would really have noticed the "controversy" if she hadn't said anything? Is 'the Queen of Soul' label so precious as to snipe at your other esteemed peers? Come on Aretha - let's not fight. Maybe she was just jealous of how fantastic Tina looked strutting her stuff in her silver ensemble, I know I was.

[via OK magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 13, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Amy Winehouse's brother praises her fight to ditch drugs

Cps_ich17_110208073143_photo01_photThe brother of Amy Winehouse has been talking up his sister's stint in rehab, claiming that she is now firmly on the road to recovery. The Back to Black singer won an amazing five Grammy awards on Sunday night and performed at the prestigious American music show via a satellite link up to a studio in London. Denied a visa to enter the US, the Wino seemed sober and energetic throughout her performances of Trouble and Rehab (though I could have done without the creepy shaking dancing.) Her parents were at her side to enjoy the celebrations and Alex Winehouse (their parents must like names beginning with 'A') really believes that that it is the start of things to come. "It (the night of the Grammys) was without a doubt the greatest night our family has enjoyed in a long, long time. For the first time in God knows how long, my parents were truly happy, and Amy was too."

"Detox was tough," adds Alex, "but she did it. She was as bright and vivacious as she had been before her demons took over. She didn't miss crack, she told me, and she was glad to be rid of it. Which was a nice thing to hear." Would this new-improved Amy be due to a little time alone from her incarcerated hubby Blake Fielder-Civil?

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on February 13, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 11, 2008 7:45 PM

Studio audience walks out of Lily Allen's chat show

F_200708_august10ed_356286aLily Allen's new BBC3 show is off to a dodgy start if rumours from the show's production are to be believed. Gossip from the fledgling chat show suggests that Lily is far from comfortable in her new TV role, with one third of the studio audience walking out during filming. Those in attendance were Lily's MySpace friends, but there was nothing friendly about the negative feedback. One disappointed fan complained: "Everyone really, really wanted it to work for Lily. She is such a lovely person, but all the jokes fell flat and she seemed very nervous. It just did not work. I do think she's got a nice voice, but she didn't sing at all. I think everyone was expecting she would."

Maybe a spot of singing might have helped as another guest revealed: "We were all told when to clap and laugh but a lot of people, including me, were very uncomfortable. Much of the humour was very limp.” This "limp" enforced humour included videos of animals having sex, an idea that had guest Hollywood actor Cuba Gooding Jnr. baffled. The Jerry Maguire star wondered aloud: "I don’t know what’s sicker, animals having sex or you clapping.” Technical problems also wrecked havoc with Lily's autocue breaking down, leaving the Smile singer dependent on written cue cards.

Another unfortunate audience member whined: “We were all standing about, getting quite tired. She was halfway through her interview with David Mitchell when she seemed to forget the questions and launched into an attack on all the horrible things people had written about her on online chat forums. It was terrible. Even David Mitchell had to remind her not to criticise the very people who would be watching the show.”

Yes, but will anyone be watching?

[via Showbiz Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on February 11, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 7, 2008 12:52 PM

Amy Winehouse to move in with pal Kelly Osbourne

1352532813525338largeThe troubled bee-hive has been spotted looking slightly healthier of late since entering rehab, and now Amy Winehouse might be enlisting the help of celebrity pal Kelly Osbourne in her bid to ditch the drugs. Unhappy to return to her flat (the one in that crack pipe video), the Wino is said to be making plans to move to the Osbourne's family estate.

Obviously the Osbournes have a bit of space to spare on their mansion estate in Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. so there will be no need for Amy to kip on the floor or bring her own sleeping bag. Instead, she can look to the support of a showbiz clan that have all been there, done that. A source tells the 'Daily Mirror': "Kelly is probably the most qualified of her pals to help look after Amy - she's certainly a better influence than Pete Doherty." Cos that's so hard.

"Kelly has always been there for Amy, they are very tight," explains the insider. "When Amy went into rehab, it was Kelly who picked out clothes to take in from her East End flat. She's patient, she has been there before with her dad and knew this time would come."

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 7, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Kelly Osbourne, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 6, 2008 3:33 PM

The touring Spice Girls don't stay in the same hotel

Spicegirls1It was never going to be a long-term thing, but news that The Spice Girls are cutting short their world tour has had tongues a-wagging about fallings out within the girl group. They've been keen to appear chummy, with Mel B even getting her grope-on with Posh's boobs onstage, but new reports claim the pop quintet aren't even staying at the same hotel as each other.

A blabbermouth within the Spice camp revealed to 'The Mirror': "They usually stay in the same hotel, but that's changed. What was meant to be a chance to get together, have fun and make cash has become a nightmare. The only time they get together is for sound checks and the concerts. They lead separate lives.

"The tension has been bubbling under the surface for some time. Mel B and Mel C seem to have a real problem with each other. All this talk of family and solo careers seems far fetched. As far as I'm concerned, the bickering is the issue."

I love that even those in the inner Spice sanctum scoff at their solo efforts. Well, what do you expect when you reunite five competitive, ambitious girls in the glare of intense media scrutiny? Bitchiness about who looks the fattest and has had the best-looking offspring is only natural.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on February 6, 2008 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 5, 2008 3:04 PM

Joss Stone smokes rollies to "help" her heart

399pxmmva2007_joss_stone_3a2v0205If you're reading this, chances are you're interested in the world of celebs. Finding out about the day to day shenanigans of the rich and famous can be uplifting, enlightening and inspiring. However, it's always nice to remind ourselves that a fat wallet and a lawn full of paparazzi stalkers does not guarantee an ounce of intelligence. And who best to exemplify this? Step forward Joss Stone. The west-country singer attended a New York Fashion Week event for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Heart Truth awareness campaign and made a real humdinger of a faux pas.

Joss was asked what she did to protect her heart and this is her sage advice: "In England we smoke rolled cigarettes. It's better to smoke rollies than straights because straights have chemicals that keep them burning. So, if you have to really smoke, smoke rollies.” Thanks Joss – you've truly perked me up.

[via Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on February 5, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 4, 2008 3:59 PM

Sarah Harding wants a solo career - but she's the only one

Sarahharding1bIt really feels like Girls Aloud have been around for ages. Obviously they haven't and I do hazily remember a time when they weren't pouting and gyrating on TV, but it seems that even one of the girls themselves is making plans to fly the nest. Step forward Sarah Harding. The pop princess has been making noises about leaving Girls Aloud to industry big-wigs in the hope that she can stop seeing her pay cheque split five ways and make it as a solo artist. And how is she progressing? Not so well apparently.

A source reveals: "Sarah has had an eye on her future for a long time. She knows girl bands only have a short shelf life and that the dream wouldn't last forever." Sounds sensible, if not slightly optimistic, but the insider admits: "The response hasn't been quite what she had expected. She thought people would jump at the chance to take her on – but it hasn't quite worked out like that." Aw bless, well she'll always have the Ultima lingerie contract and lads mag appearances to help her once the music dream dies.

[via Now Magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 4, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ex-nanny speaks out against Jordan and Peter Andre

JordanharveyJordan might have dyed her hair brown and had her boobs down-sized, but her cleaned up image is under threat. Becky Gauld, the star's former nanny who was publicly dismissed on her ITV2 reality show 'The Baby Diaries', has been spilling the beans on the glamour model's life with husband Peter Andre and how she raises her children. Gauld has been talking to 'The News of the World' (because that is the place to go for credible journalism) and is keen to reveal her version of events (how did Jordan not slap her with a no-talking clause in her contract?)

So what naughtiness is Jordan accused of? First off, she's a bad mum claims Gauld: "I only saw Katie or Pete put the boys to bed four times in the 18 months I worked for them." The ex-nanny alleges that Jordan let her disabled son Harvey gorge himself on McDonalds chicken nuggets (quick – someone call Jamie Oliver!) even though dangerously overweight and taught him to swear for the amusement of her friends. Gauld also casts doubt on Jordan's OK! picture perfect life with walking six-pack Peter Andre, claiming that "she would sometimes come in completely trashed and start vomiting. They would shout and Peter would call her a slag."

A pal of Jordan's has leapt to her defence, talking to 'The Daily Star' (what 'The Times' wasn't interested?) shouting off about imminent legal action and how the nanny better be careful when wandering dark streets by herself (probably.) "She trusted her and brought her into her house and now she's been betrayed. Kate is calling in her lawyers and is determined to show she's innocent of these accusations."

Don't worry Jordan – even if you are found guilty of being an absolutely abysmal mother, without a scrap of maternal instinct or parental love – you'll always have Britney Spears to make you feel better.

[via The Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on February 4, 2008 in Musical Stars, Peter Andre, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 28, 2008 4:46 PM

The Beatles are back.. in Israel

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43 years after the Beatles were banned from Israel (maybe it was that hippy yellow submarine vibe) they have now been offered the chance to return. They were banned in 1965 as people thought their music would 'corrupt innocent minds', but clearly now they've aged they can't do any damage. They are invited to come in May for Israel's 60th anniversary and fingers are crossed they'll appear. Time heals all wounds, eh?

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on January 28, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 24, 2008 12:09 PM

Lil Wayne allegedly had shitloads of drugs on his tour bus

lilwayne.gifThings you are not really supposed to keep in your tour bus that Lil Wayne allegedly did:

- 105 grammes of Marijuana

- 29 grammes of cocaine

- 41 grammes of ecstasy

- drug paraphanaliums

Also, carrying all of the above along with what may / may not be a licensed firearm is somewhat frowned upon. Wayne - or Lil, as I like to call him - isn't as big on these shores as he is in the States, where he's almost as popular as dodgy subprime mortgages. Maybe this bust will give him the international exposure his career could use. So much easier than promoting an album and all that malarkey.

[via VH1]

This post first appeared on Shiny Media's music site My Chemical Toilet

Posted by Aigua on January 24, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 15, 2008 4:40 PM

50 Cent and Mary J. Blige linked to trafficking of steroids

50_cent_gunit Oh dear. Wherever fame and rap go, trouble is usually sniffing around too. This time, trouble is spelled with a capital S.T.E.R.O.I.D. A year-long investigation into trafficking of illegal steroids in New York has thrown up the ‘names’ of Timbaland, 50 Cent and Mary J Blige in connection with the really not legal in any way shape or form trade. Yipes!

According to DrownedInSound, the claims emerged via "ever-murky ‘confidential sources’", though the entertainers in question - also including Wyclef Jean - seem to be taking the matters seriously, only Blige’s representatives have come out to refute and say "Oooooh, wait a minute!" The illegal substances seem to be getting into the US through the Albany docks on the West bank of the Hudson river before being distributed through a local network of doctors’ practices, pharmacies and anti-aging clinics... and rappers... maybe.

[My Chemical Toilet ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on January 15, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 4, 2008 3:19 PM

Gareth Gates to wed. Umm, isn't he supposed to be gay?

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Hmm. Maybe it's Will Young I'm confusing him with, not to suggest that these stars all cam out of the same cookie cutter (X)factory. OK, just because he also comes from the X factor school of fame and is known for his, ahem, metrosexual haircut, baby face, and penchant for top of the lungs warbling does not, REPEAT, doe snot, make him the same person. In no way would I suggest that this metrosexual mannequin is marrying a 32 year old as he is seeking a mother figure/make up advice, or that it's a coldly calculated ploy to make him seem straight. No, I'm sure dancer Suzanne Mole really loves her little Gary boy, all 23 years of him and position 23 in the charts. Cynical, moi? 'We're both extremely happy and look forward to planning our wedding and  life together,' says Gates.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on January 4, 2008 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 21, 2007 12:00 PM

Shakira's hips don't lie...

It seems like throaty Beyonce look a like Shakira has been a little quiet lately, with no new songs, and no press releases describing her 'breasts as small and humble'. She's also  deciding she fancies being a little more modest , as she just pulled out of a film deal because she 'doesn't want to do nude scenes'. Hello? Shakira honey, you aren't famous for your insightful lyrics, it's your smoking hot bod! Here's a clip of her worst nightmare.. and what she'd be like if she gained four stone!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on November 21, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 9, 2007 3:42 PM

Top Five Celeb Calendars: Who will be on our wall in 2008?

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Ok, some people may have stopped buying calendars when they graduated from primary school, but there clearly is still a large market aimed at the post pubescent purchasers (mainly male, my investigations have revealed, but why should I judge?) so to cope with the demand there are a plethora of scantily clad celebs stripping off to make  a quick buck. Hey, they have bigger Christmas lists to deal with OK? So let's see what will be adorning bedrooms around the country for the next year.

Number 1: The Spice Girls

Well January does follow their December sell out tour, and I'm sure there will be new tweens obsessed with them as well as all the old queens debating which Spice they most resemble.

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Number 2: Kelly Brook

Well, she is super hot, and ahas just released a perfume, so it's no surprise she's making calendar pages. Oh and did I mention she just launched her latest sexy undies for New Look?

Hollyoaks_calendar_2 Number 3: Hollyoaks

Now these hot honeys are truly pin ups, after all they can act and strip which is quite a talent. After all, as gripping as the Hollyoaks storylines can be (who doesnt love the did she/didn't she sleep with her brother twist at the moment) we know that a fair majority of men nationwide just watch, well OK the McQueen sisters help a lot, but all the rest ares seriously gorgeous too.

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Number 4: Girls Aloud

No longer the 'sound of the underground', these girls are mainstream hotties. With their name on everything from phones to underwear these Girls are hotly touted to make the Christmas No1, and the number 1 stocking filler!

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Number 5: Jordan

Yes this big breasted lady will be making a stir in 2008, as always the lad mags favourite, Jordan a.k.a Katie Price has been hot to trot in 2007, with the launch of a fragrance, hair accessories and a Richard and Judy style chat show. Go Jordan!!

[ via World in Focus ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on November 9, 2007 in Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

October 31, 2007 3:02 PM

Joss Stone's pre-gig 'hair malfunction'

Jossstone_2We’re all wary of what havoc a hairdresser will wreck when let loose with our precious tresses and soul diva Joss Stone is no different. Set to perform at the Desert Rhythm Festival, Dubai on Saturday, the singer requested some last minute changes to her barnet just moments before taking to the stage. Keen for blue streaks to be inserted into her mane of red hair, Joss was pretty pissed off when she got to assess the handiwork in a mirror.

A source reveals: “She wanted a little tint in her dyed red hair but it all turned dark blue. Joss was screaming and sobbing because of this hair malfunction and chucked a tray of tea on the floor.” Hair malfunction, is that really what we’re going to call it? The tale continues: “Then when she walked in front of the crowd she had a beaming smile and acted like nothing had happened.” Joss was seen with the same blue hair colour nights later at a New York gig (pictured right on the event's red carpet], so we can only assume that she decided to stick with it. Still, things could be worse - imagine being a sexy young star and foolishly shaving your head, reducing yourself to attaching grotty hair extensions. The nightmare.

[via Fametastic]
[Image via getty]

Posted by Katie Button on October 31, 2007 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Charlotte Church shifts baby weight by cleaning

Charl16Having popped out daughter Ruby at the end of September, Charlotte Church has found a novel way to shift the baby weight – housework. The Welsh singing star has taken to brisk walks and intensive cleaning to lose the pounds and it seems to be working with half a stone already gone. A friend revealed: ''She takes Ruby out for loads of walks and is absolutely fanatical about keeping the house clean. With all the vacuuming, dusting and mopping she's been doing, the weight is falling off. Charlotte has never liked the gym, and to be honest, she isn't a fan of exercising, full-stop.''

The expensive gym in her country retreat is for the sole use of boyfriend, rugby player Gavin Henson, as Charlotte admits she never uses it herself. But does the new mum have any other tips for women looking to get back into their skinny jeans? Charlotte’s chum confides that breastfeeding has also been of help: ''She's been very lucky, as breastfeeding Ruby has also contributed." So consider yourselves told Star Trippers – give yourself a workout with the hoover.

[via This is South Wales]

Posted by Katie Button on October 31, 2007 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Charlotte Church, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 29, 2007 4:50 PM

Emma Bunton introduces baby Beau

BabyjpegThe media is full of the antics of the Spice Girls, and now Baby has gone public with the first published photograph of baby son Beau. In this snap with long-time partner Jade Jones, Emma seems to be beaming, and the joy is evident in her blog post that invites everyone to ‘meet Beau’: “Hi everyone. So sorry for the wait, but here is our beautiful little boy Beau. As you can see from the picture he is a bonny little soul, and he makes us so happy, he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us. He’s 10 weeks old now and we can’t believe how quickly time flies. We’re all getting ready to go to L.A., we’ve packed his little bag with all his goodies. He’s started to sleep through the night now so mummy is getting some well deserved sleep before the tour : )

“I’ve been rehearsing with Geri and Mel C the last few days, and I really think it’s going to be a great show. We shot the video for Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) the other day and I didn’t stop laughing all the day with the other girls, it was great having the gang back together. I really hope you love the single as much as we do. Anyway that’s all for now, will try to send you a blog from L.A and let you know how the rehearsals are going. See you all soon! Lots of love, Emma xx” How cute!

[via Perez Hilton]

Posted by Katie Button on October 29, 2007 in Baby Watch, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

October 26, 2007 12:21 PM

The Spice Girls to front Tesco's festive campaign

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Supermarkets are currently enjoying wheeling out the celebrities to promote them. The ASDA ones feature stars such as James Nesbitt, Victoria Wood and Ian Wright working in their stores, while Morrisons happily have Alan Hansen or Nick Hancock singing their praises. Now Tesco have gone one better by roping in the newly-reformed Spice Girls to front their festive campaign. Sporty, Ginger, Baby, Scary and Posh filmed two adverts for the store, each earning a whopping £1million for their efforts.

In the pic, the girls lounge around surrounded by their gold discs, lots of champagne and some tasty finger food (which none of them will probably eat.) A source revealed: “It’s an amazingly lucrative deal for the girls, and Tesco are thrilled as it’s a real coup. The ads are very funny as the girls insisted it had to be a send-up.” The source was right, as the Tesco spokesman is thrilled: "We are thrilled to be working with the Spice Girls for our Christmas campaign. We feel that the new commercials really emphasise Tesco's commitment to offer something different and exciting this Christmas." The adverts will air during Coronation Street on November 12th.

[via The Press Association & The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on October 26, 2007 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 25, 2007 3:54 PM

Cheryl Cole describes 'adult' marriage to Ashley

_41335820_julien6getty_2Cheryl Cole isn’t quite as salacious as the perma-tanned Jordan, but she does love telling the media all about her marriage to Chelsea and England full-back Ashley Cole. The Girls Aloud singer has revealed in an interview with New! Magazine what an adult and mature relationship the loved-up pair share. "We don't have arguments” insists the Geordie pop star. “I know people would love to think we do, but we don't. We discuss things like adults - and like a married couple would.

"We have conversations - that is natural between a couple. But Ashley is a different person to how he is on the pitch. He wouldn't even know how to hit the roof - we have never had any blazing rows." What is she insinuating - that her hubby is an ill-disciplined motor-mouth on the pitch? I just love her insightful observation that conversations are natural between a couple. Oh Cheryl – teach us everything you know.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on October 25, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Westlife's Nicky reveals the boy band nearly broke up

Westlife_epa_183600mWe were so close… Westlife’s Nicky Byrne (one of the little ones that never sings lead vocals) has revealed that the Irish boy band was close to splitting up after disappointing sales of their 2004 album, ‘Allow Us To Be Frank’. The rat pack style swing effort performed so poorly that the boys thought their next album, ‘Face to Face’, would be their last. Sadly, this was apparently not to be.

Nicky confirms: "After the big band-theme album ‘Allow Us To Be Frank’ was our least successful, we thought we were making our last album on ‘Face To Face’. If you’d asked me then...I’d have said we were on our arse. Then 'You Raise Me Up' was the biggest comeback." On new album ‘Back Home’, Nicky enthuses: "The single ('Home') is a cover, but it’s 90% original material and I think this is our best album." How I wish he would substitute the word ‘best’ for ‘last’. Never mind.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on October 25, 2007 in Musical Stars, Westlife | Permalink | Comments (6)

October 23, 2007 3:55 PM

Hear the Spice Girls comeback single, Headline

After all the hype and excitement, now the comeback single from The Spice Girls is with us. The song, Headline (Friendship Never Ends) is a girly ballad in the vein of 2Become1, rather than one of their up tempo dance numbers. Its weird hearing the girls together again on a new song after so long apart, but as long as it means no more Victoria solo stuff, I’m all for it.

Listen to it here and see what you think. Is it a classic destined for greatness or has the magic gone?

Posted by Katie Button on October 23, 2007 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 18, 2007 1:31 PM

Finally, Leona Lewis releases video for new song 'Bleeding Love'

With a whole host of new hopefuls ready to battle it out on Saturday nights, it seems that last year’s winner of singing show The X Factor, Leona Lewis, has done nothing with her ‘million pound record contract.’ Yes, there was that Christmas number one cover of Kelly Clarkson, but diva Cowell had been bragging about her talent so much that we had expected her to explode onto the pop scene like a Britney or a Christina.

Well, now the warbling wannabe is back with a video for her new single Bleeding Love. It looks like the record company have tried to throw some money at it, as it avoids that whiff of cheapness that most talent show ‘stars’ emit in their videos. But will it be a hit? Will the writhing minx be a new pin-up girl for the lads and will we wish Ray Quinn had won instead?

Posted by Katie Button on October 18, 2007 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (9)

October 16, 2007 3:13 PM

Peter Andre calls wife Jordan a 'filthy bitch'

285_price_andre_062907Why don’t they just get it over with and hump on national television? Married couple Peter Andre and Jordan/ Katie Price (name dependent on what she’s doing) seemed to come pretty close when they first met on ITV reality show ‘I’m a Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here!’ and now they have been revealing more saucy secrets about their sex life. Peter blabbed: "Katie is a filthy bitch and I'm her temptation. Everybody has fantasies and when it comes to sexual ones, when you close your bedroom door and it's just you and your partner, anything goes. If we're sat downstairs with the kids and the nanny, Kate tells me off if I discreetly suggest we sneak off upstairs. She'll say 'Pete, you make it so obvious you want to go upstairs for a shag'. And I get really embarrassed. I'm like 'Thanks honey!' So that blows that out."

And all this comes after Jordan/ Katie recently compared Peter’s goods to a Sky+ remote and their lovemaking to horror film Hostel. Dear God people, we get it: you’re married and quite fancy each other. It’s natural and nothing to be ashamed of, but think of your children – do they want to have to grow up and read all this nasty trash talk from their mummy and daddy?

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on October 16, 2007 in Musical Stars, Peter Andre, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 12, 2007 3:35 PM

Westlife claim the Spice Girls are "running scared" of them

Issue2_westlife_fullWestlife's brand of mumsy ballads has never been my musical cup of tea, but apparently one member of the Irish boy band is keen to stress how tough they are…by picking on girls. Yes, Kian Egan (the one that never sings lead on the singles and helps ‘advise’ Louis Walsh on the X-Factor) has been mouthing off against the recently reformed Spice Girls, after a potential chart battle between the two pop power-houses was averted. Like rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent before them, the groups were looking to release albums on the same day, but now the ladies have delayed theirs by a week and Kian has been calling them chicken.

“We would take great pleasure in beating the Spice Girls - especially Mel C because every time she opens her mouth something mean comes out” reveals the tough-talking pop star. "Our album (Back Home) is good, we've worked hard on it and it would have been good to go head-to-head with their one. As far as we were concerned, we were going up against them and we were up for it. But then they suddenly changed their minds. They're running scared." This could be due to the Spice Girls losing out in a previous head-to-head with Westlife, but that was back when the divas were only a foursome. Now that they’re back with Geri, selling out shows and enjoying a media high – who’s to say the boys would have beaten the girls this time around?

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on October 12, 2007 in Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Westlife | Permalink | Comments (3)

October 11, 2007 9:45 AM

Watch Kylie's comeback video '2 Hearts'

She’s back! Here’s a look at Kylie’s comeback single ‘2 Hearts’. Already the glam rock-inspired song and foxy new look for Kylie have prompted comparisons to Alison Goldfrapp, but for fans who have been waiting eagerly for the pop princess’ return this is a real treat. Kylie slinks around in a black cat suit, pouts in red lipstick and provides one of the catchiest tunes of the year. What’s not to love? Welcome back Kylie – we’ve missed you!


Posted by Katie Button on October 11, 2007 in Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (2)

October 10, 2007 5:14 PM

Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton to wed

2649471_2Hands up who even remembered these two were together? In a world of Brangelina and Posh’n’Becks, the celebrity hook-up of Oasis ‘singer’ Liam Gallagher and All Saints ‘singer’ Nicole Appleton seems so passé. They’re happy together, have a family and don’t need to court the press to appreciate the significance of their relationship – well done you washed up has-beens. Now the 90s stars are going to be walking their romance down the aisle, with a wedding planned for later in the month.

The pair, who have been together for seven years (is that some kind of celebrity record?) are said to be “registered for a service in Marylebone." This will be the first marriage for Nicole (though she enjoyed a high-profile dalliance with Robbie Williams) while this is all old-hat for Liam who was previously hitched to telly totty Patsy Kensit. Congrats and looking forward to receiving my invitation.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on October 10, 2007 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 5, 2007 2:56 PM

Geri Halliwell spills on the new Spice Girls single

244_halliwell_geri_101606For years there was quiet and now the Spice Girls seem to be everywhere again. After we reported on their reunion concerts selling out in about half a second, now Geri Halliwell has been exciting fans further with news of the comeback single. Talking on GMTV, ‘Ginger’ revealed that the song is called ‘Headlines’ and is ‘absolutely amazing’ – FACT. Over to Geri: "Emma and I initially worked on it with the original writers we used to collaborate with and then the other girls chipped in later on, adding lyrics.

"It's a Spice Girl classic. We are so proud of it. We started putting words down before we even had the finalised yes from everyone. It was kind of like a prayer - when you kind of put the footwork in hoping that it will happen - so it is a really special song, it's kind of magical...It's a big love song." Yeah – I’m sure it’s a frickin’ masterpiece.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on October 5, 2007 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 28, 2007 9:23 AM

Lily Allen wants 'normal people' on magazine covers

Lily_allen_in_blue_dressLily Allen is one ambitious loudmouth, as not happy with conquering the music biz, the singer is out to revolutionise the fashion industry. After launching her own clothing line ‘Lily Loves’ at high street chain New Look, the singer became unhappy with unflattering comparisons with Kate Moss. The skinny super-model was also debuting her own designs at rival Top Shop and Lily felt she was unfairly dubbed the ugly fatty of the competing fashionistas.

'I'm a size 10 with a size 8 top and was made to feel fat next to someone like Kate Moss’ moans Lily. But what are you gonna do? ‘It's now my ambition to get all those skinny-arsed bitches off the covers of magazines and get normal people on them. I felt I'd been set up and it shook me. All of the body image issues I struggle with on a daily basis came up.' For once I find myself agreeing with Lily and can only giggle amusedly at the phrase ‘skinny-arsed bitches’ – such poetry.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on September 28, 2007 in Kate Moss, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 27, 2007 10:45 AM

Has Michael Jackson married his children's nanny - again?

Michael2520jackson20todayWould you marry Michael Jackson? Apparently the former King of Pop enjoyed married life so much that he’s gone and gotten himself a new bride – his nanny. No, this isn’t a flashback to 1996 and his nuptials with Debbie Rowe. This is a whole new nanny and a whole new bride – that guy sure has a type. MJ is said to have secretly wed third wife 40-year-old Grace Rwaramba in Las Vegas (classy) earlier in the year.

The National Enquirer has gotten its mitts on a real estate document from MJ’s camp that states that the Moonwalker is married, and a chum has gone public on their ‘love’: "Grace... is one of his dearest friends. She is one of the few people who stood by his side through all of his problems - including the child molestation trial in 2005." Michael’s spokespeople are denying the union, but really why bother? It’s hardly the worst publicity he’s ever had.

[via IMDb]

Posted by Katie Button on September 27, 2007 in Michael Jackson, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Beyonce uses American Express

I'm guessing this bootylicious babe spends far more than us mere mortals could ever envisage, and now she has another lucrative sponsorship deal.. with American Express (who's betting she now has a Gold Amex?). She shows how she's just a 'normal' girl who pays her own way.. for premieres and limo's. Uh, OK.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 27, 2007 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 21, 2007 10:00 AM

In the news: Weller praises Wino, Katona attacks Marsh and Ozzy's willy

Ozzy- Keira Knightley might have established her name with Hollywood blockbuster films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and King Arthur, but the actress with body issues (she did call herself “big”) is keen to move away from them. She says, "I can't imagine ever doing another one. I had five months off from Pirates during the summer last year, when I made Silk and Atonement, and it was so great - I want to be able to explore emotions in smaller projects." So she wants to blight quality, mature films with her ‘acting’ instead of expensive American ones – got it. [IMDb]

- Paul Weller has defended tabloid favourite Amy Winehouse, calling her a “great role model.” The Modfather, who has worked with Wino in the past, is obviously hoping for a musical reunion: "She is an amazing, great talent and, despite what all the papers say, she is a great role model for people and I don't think the drugs and the drink and all that make a scrap of difference really." Tell that to the fans she regularly disappoints by cancelling her gigs. [Female First]

- Obviously determined to make the nation feel nauseous, Sharon Osbourne has been talking about her and husband Ozzy’s sex life. According to the X Factor judge, Ozzy is “like a rabbit, he’s terrible. Every song gets him in the mood for love. He’s just like that battery. Instead of that little rabbit they should have Ozzy’s willy banging a drum.” An image guaranteed to make stomachs lurch. [The Sun]

- Kerry Katona hasn’t been in the papers for a few days now and so has opted for the failsafe headline grabber: badmouth another celebrity. Over to Kerry: “I can't believe that stupid cow Jodie Marsh has married Matt Peacock. I think she's spent her whole life trying to be Jordan and now she's married Kate's ex. She's got sloppy seconds. How low can you go?” I don’t know Kerry, you tell me. [Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on September 21, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Keira Knightley, Kerry Katona, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 20, 2007 4:21 PM

Stereophonics singer gets into a fight and cuts arm

Kellyjones Indie dunce and Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones was involved in a brawl at the London bar Amika last night, leaving him with a bloody arm.

The hoarse rasper reportedly started the fight after he was thrown out of the women's toilets at the venue. Maybe he wandered in their because his girly name (Ho! Ho!). The frontman claimed he was looking after his girlfriend and smashed his arms on a table of glasses in protest, causing himself an injury. Moron.

The singer, who had performed earlier at the Vodafone Live Music Awards, then needed to double up with his guitarist Adam Zindani when taking on a passer-by. Never trust a member of The Stereophonics with... no... never trust them. Ever.

Posted by mofgimmers on September 20, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Mel B's cleaner claims she was dumped with her kids

Melb_2That Mel B’s a busy girl. If she’s not in court busting Eddie Murphy’s ass, she’s doing promotional work with the Spice Girls for their upcoming reunion tour or practicing her dance moves for US reality show Dancing With the Stars. Phewee – sounds like she’s in need of a break from her hectic schedule and according to her former housekeeper Tonia Lamere she took one –and promptly dumped her newborn daughter Iris on her. Lamere claims she was given sole responsibility for the baby and her eight-year-old half sister Phoenix Chi, as the singer eloped with boyfriend Stephen Belafonte to Las Vegas where the couple tied the knot.

Lamere elaborates: "One evening of baby-sitting turned into four days. The child was sick, there was no nanny, and when Mel called, she never even asked about the baby." The cleaner claims she had to buy food for the two girls from her own money but Mel’s rep has been quick to quash the damaging rumours. She said: "Melanie is a hands-on mother completely dedicated to the upbringing of her children and the well-being of her entire family. Any fictitious accusations to the contrary stem from greedy people looking to make a buck." And I thought cleaners got a decent wage these days.

[via Female First]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on September 20, 2007 in Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Kylie for the Brit Awards, Wino wins MOBO & Sian Lloyd's bum

Amyw- Amy Winehouse scooped the prize for best female at last night’s MOBO awards. Beating Jamelia, Joss Stone, Corinne Bailey Rae and Beverley Knight to the honour, the bee-hived wild-child not only made it to the awards ceremony, but performed as well. Reports say she was a bit rubbish though. Damn – so close. [The Daily Mail]

- Kylie’s big comeback continues with news that the pint-sized pop princess will be performing at next year’s Brit Awards. The show’s organisers are also in talks with Robbie Williams, with rumours that he will come back ‘from the ‘dead’ by rising from a coffin. Can’t he just take the hint? [The Sun]

- Now I’m no Jamelia fan and frankly hate that Superstar song, but the long-legged diva has earned some brownie points by speaking out against the size zero craze: 'People like Nicole [Richie] are hyped as being stylish but they're emaciated. Why would anyone want to look like that?' Why indeed. [Now magazine]

- TV weather girl Sian Lloyd and Joseph star Lee Mead have won this year’s awards for Rear of the Year. The vote was in support of the Beating Bowel Cancer charity and at 49, Sian is the oldest recipient to be decorated for her derriere. Just proves that if you’ve got it, flaunt it! [The Daily Snack]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on September 20, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Gossip Rag Roundup, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Rag Roundup, Robbie Williams, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 19, 2007 11:04 AM

Marks and Spencer sign up Take That

Takethat460After the comeback of comebacks, Take That are being touted as the latest stars to sign up with department store Marks & Spencer. The four heart-throbs - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald are to advertise the men’s clothing range (as the women’s wouldn’t fit properly) and are said to have already completed their photo-shoot with famed photographer Rankin.

A source explained: “It's a very clever campaign. An army of female fans have grown up with the band and will want to buy the same clothes for their partners that their idols are promoting." The store has yet to confirm the Mancunian foursome as their new representatives, but after the success of Myleene Klass, Laura Bailey, Twiggy and the others flouncing about in the women’s clothes, Take That seem a sensible choice for a sensible shop.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on September 19, 2007 in Musical Stars, Take That, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

In the news: J-Lo is pregnant, Angie isn't and Jodie Kidd's career woes

Jodie_kidd- We all know J-Lo has plenty of junk in her trunk but does the star now have a bun in the oven? The singer/ actress who had been trying to get knocked up for the past few years by hubbie Marc Anthony could even be expecting twins. A source revealed: “the test calculated that she was about 12 weeks pregnant. The way the foetus is lying made it difficult for the doctor to tell if there was more than one baby in there." Let’s hope she’s in the family way and it’s not just some trapped wind. [IMDb]

- If the drugs rumours circulating about Jodie Kidd prove true, the model could be set to lose up to £500,000 in modelling contracts. So far Jodie has kept quiet on her reported cocaine habit – come on girl, let’s hear your side of the story. [the Daily Mail]

- Another Hollywood star keen to get up the duff is Brad Pitt’s lady friend Angelina Jolie. Busy collecting her Benetton collection of children, the Tomb Raider star mistakenly thought she was pregnant, only to be told by her doctor that she is too thin to conceive. Get scoffing those biccies now! [The Sun]

- Now that she’s had to abstain from the booze during her pregnancy, Charlotte Church has realised that she was pretty unpleasant when rat-arsed. Speaking to Cosmo the Welsh diva confessed that pregnancy “made me realise what a bad drunk I was. I would get nasty, aggressive and jealous. Drinking doesn't suit any of the women in my family.” Let’s hope she stays off it once she's given birth. [Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on September 19, 2007 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brangelina, Charlotte Church, Drug Scandals, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Jennifer Lopez, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 18, 2007 11:44 AM

In the news: Keira thinks she's big, Britney's help quits and who hates Paris?

Keira- Everyone is abandoning the sinking ship that is Britney Spears's career. Her manager Jeff Kwantinez has quit and so has her attorney, Laura Wasser who has been representing Britters throughout her custody battle with ex Kevin Federline. Maybe she should advertise for some replacements on YouTube like P Diddy. [People]

- “Weight is a big issue in Hollywood because I’m twice the size, height and everything else, of most of the girls who are going in to see the director for a part. When you realize that I am, at my size, one of the largest actresses there, you start to think, ‘I don’t think it’d be healthy for me to stay here much longer.” - Keira Knightley. Is she getting herself confused with someone else or does she have one of those wobbly fun-house mirrors? [Perez Hilton]

- Victoria Beckham is not going to be throwing any welcome parties for new L.A. resident Rebecca Loos. Mrs. Beckham is said to be devastated that her hubbie’s reported past bit-on-the-side is moving in on her turf and possibly jeopardising her acting aspirations. As an Oscar was practically her’s, eh? [Digital Spy]

- I love Dave Grohl. Not in a creepy stalker way, but even non Foo Fighters or Nirvana fans have got to hand it to the guy – he’s got style. And just to prove my fan worship worthy, the rock god has spoken out against socialite/ sex video star Paris Hilton: "Paris is f***ing lame. She's more offensive to me than anything. She's a total, raging, disgusting, rich, lazy party slut. I pray that my daughter will not turn out like her." Yeah, I’ll bet she does too after that outburst. [The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on September 18, 2007 in David Beckham, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Keira Knightley, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Posh 'N Becks, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 17, 2007 10:52 AM

In the news: The return of Leona Lewis and Fiddy v.s Kanye

Leona_lewis_new- After winning last year’s X Factor, Leona Lewis seemed to disappear. Now the warbling wannabe is back with new single Bleeding Love out in October. For your first listen click on the link – but please note you will be exposing yourself to a girly ballad. You have been warned. [Perez Hilton]

- A new week, a new Amy Winehouse story. The big-haired, ballet pump loving songstress was spotted with a blood-stained cloth wrapped around her hand as she exited a cab in Chelsea. Could it be this season’s must-have accessory? [Daily Mail]

- Is this the end of 50 Cent? The rapper promised threatened to retire if rival Kanye West’s album, Graduation, sold better than his, Curtis, when both were released on the same day. In the UK, it’s one-nil to Kanye and early sales in the US seem to be following suit. Better start working on your get-out clause, eh Fiddy? [BBC]

- "Recently I've been emotionally unstable, eating a lot and have been walking round with a massive smile on my face.” Apparently that’s what pregnancy does to Radio 1 presenter Sara Cox, who has announced she is expecting her second child. Congrats! [the Metro]

Posted by Katie Button on September 17, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Gossip Rag Roundup, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 14, 2007 11:00 AM

Cheryl Cole hits out at WAG culture

ChetweIt’s not often that I agree with anything that comes out of Cheryl Cole’s mouth, but I think the Geordie popster might be on to something with her recent dig at the WAG culture. As wife to Chelsea left-back Ashley some might consider the Girls Aloud star hypocritical in her views, but it should be noted that her mini-skirted version of success was achieved prior to their romantic involvement and so I nod in agreement wih her as she kicks some WAG ass.

Speaking to Q magazine (really?) Cheryl ranted: "To be labelled as someone's wife I find very degrading as a woman. It's embarrassing and depressing when I hear kids say to me: 'I wanna be a WAG.' That's not a job. This generation is really having it pushed down their throat that being a footballer's wife is the be all and end all. It's not. What if you get cheated on or beaten up? What are you going to do then? Stay there for the Chloe handbag? I don't think so." No definitely not Chloe, at least hold out for a Fendi.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on September 14, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

In the news: Colin Farrell splashes out & Lily Allen goes glam

Lilybraun_450x450- Irish heartthrob Colin Farrell has deep pockets as shown by him taking homeless chum Stress on a shopping trip in Toronto. The actor shelled out over £1000 on the man telling assistants: "Get him anything he wants. Whatever he needs.” Now you mention it Colin, there are one or two things I could do with. [the Daily Mail]

- Hell’s Kitchen might have taught model and WAG Abbey Clancy a thing or two about nouveau cuisine, but she knows what she likes. The girlfriend of footie star Peter Crouch has admitted since leaving the show that “I’m sick of rich food. I want some normal food, like beans on toast or a ham sandwich.” Sounds good to me. [The Sun]

- Coleen McLoughlin is desperate for her parents to leave their home in Liverpool after the shooting of school boy Rhys Jones. Having endured years of death threats against her loved ones, Coleen is hoping they will move in with her and fiancé Wayne Rooney in Cheshire. I'm sure they could pay their way, doing the ironing or something.[Now magazine]

- Usually seen scuffing about in battered trainers and colourful dresses, Lily Allen has gone glam for an advert for the Braun Satin Hair range. I wouldn’t mess with her while brandishing some heavy hair-straighteners, would you? [the Metro]

Posted by Katie Button on September 14, 2007 in Coleen McLoughlin, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars, Wayne Rooney | Permalink | Comments (2)

September 13, 2007 9:47 AM

In the news: Hayden is single, Kylie's comeback and an X Factor snub

Haydenpanettiere- If young blondes in cheerleader outfits are your thing, then good news: Heroes actress Hayden Panettierre is now available. The pint-sized star has ended her relationship with Stephen Coletti and is now free and single. Form an orderly queue boys. [TMZ]

- That VMAs fiasco refuses to die, with everyone still busy dissecting the wreck that was former pop princess Britney Spears. Now sources close to the star have revealed that she applied an ab-defining spray tan before the show to “create the illusion of more tone.” Having fled from the stage after her act screaming that she was a “fat pig”, I guess Britney didn’t think it worked. [Us magazine]

- Someone hoping to make a more considered comeback is Kylie Minogue. New single 2 Hearts is scheduled for a November release with an album later that month. Dig out your hot pants girls! [Perez Hilton]

- Ben Mills from last year’s X Factor (you remember him, the one with the tatty long hair and gravelly voice) has turned his back on the ITV1 singing contest. He has rejected an offer to appear on this year’s series and has sought to distance himself from the show, urging people to forget he was on it. All too easily done Ben. [Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on September 13, 2007 in Britney Spears, Gossip Rag Roundup, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 12, 2007 12:23 PM

Winehouse's mum says Amy has lost herself

WinoIt has been her in-laws blabbing to anyone who would listen recently, but now Amy Winehouse’s mum has decided to tell her side of the story. Speaking to First magazine, Janis reveals that she no longer recognises her daughter: "Amy is playing Russian roulette with her health and musical gift. She's lost herself. We're not talking about my Amy. It's not someone I recognise. She has become her own stage creation.”

On her daughter’s drug habit, Janis admits to having been in the dark: "I knew she was smoking marijuana but not that she was doing class A drugs until she collapsed. She won't stop until she sees the point of stopping. When I saw her afterwards, I did not tell her to clean up, there was no point. I know all about class A drugs. I understand the process where the brain shuts out everything except the drugs. Talking to her about it won't make any difference." But talking to the press will help? Don’t give up on her mum – she’s still your gap-toothed sweetheart under the bad make-up and drag queen hair!

[via Digital Spy]
[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on September 12, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Kylie's new hair, Big Brother stars sing and The Beckhams 'over-hyped'

Bbsam1- Kylie has been spotted with a new strawberry blonde bob hairstyle. Looking good lady! [The Sun]

- Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson is set to appear in the upcoming Sex and the City movie as Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant. She needs an assistant? Why didn’t she advertise on YouTube like P Diddy? [IMDb]

- The Beckhams have topped Radar magazine’s poll of the most over-hyped people on the planet. David was described as an "overpaid soccer star" while Victoria was labelled a "pointless collection of body parts.” Still, as long as she carries a donor card she could prove useful one day. [Digital Spy]

- Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Big Brother twins Sam and Amanda Marchant are launching an assault on our ears with their cover of Aqua’s cheese fest hit Barbie Girl. Let’s hope it charts as well as other BB star’s singles, anyone remember Craig from BB1's Xmas ditty? [the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on September 12, 2007 in Big Brother, David Beckham, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

September 11, 2007 12:12 PM

In the news: Kelly Osbourne makes her mum blub and Ulrika to get hitched

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- Tamsin Outhwaite is swapping Hotel Babylon for life as a yummy mummy. The former Eastender is sad to say goodbye to the BBC1 hotel drama but is keen to start a family. Does that mean the Beeb will axe it? Fingers crossed. [The Daily Record]

- Charlotte Church wants Prince William to make an honest girl of Kate Middleton and march her down the aisle. And why? So the press will stop hounding her and her fella, that Welsh rugby guy. Is that really the only solution? [The Royalist]

- Kelly Osbourne’s West End debut in musical Chicago had mother Sharon in tears. We’re sure she won’t be the only one. [Now magazine]

- Third time’s the charm for Ulrika Jonsson who is set to marry new boyfriend Brian Monet. A spokesperson has revealed that “Ulrika wants a really low-key wedding.” So that’s only a ten page spread in OK! rather than the 20? [Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on September 11, 2007 in Charlotte Church, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kelly Osbourne, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, The Royal Family, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Why was Britney so bad at the MTV Video Music Awards?

BritneyvmasThe knives are out for Britney. Everyone from Akon to The New York Times has been laying in to the former pop princess for her frankly, rubbish appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards. So what was to blame for Britney’s shambolic ‘performance’? Some hard-core fans are suggesting a broken stiletto could be the guilty culprit. Yes, that would cover the apparent stumbling – but the half-assed miming and almost bored look?

Turns out that the act suffered some major changes at the last minute. An insider revealed that: “Britney wanted an elaborate magic act on stage. But it got to be so over-the-top, it was just too complicated to pull off. So, she had to modify her act at the last minute, and she wasn't happy." This abandoned plan A was the much-rumoured collaboration with chum Criss Angel involving the star disappearing and magically re-appearing throughout the number. Sounds tricky and it was. “Logistically, it was so involved, that the producers nixed the idea all together" the source explained.

Upset that she couldn’t perform as she had originally planned, Britney is said to have become bored and frustrated with her new routine: "She went out all night and then came in for rehearsals entirely not into what she was doing. It was obvious she didn't want to be there. Brit no longer seemed to care. She'd roll her eyes in response or not say anything. It was hard to watch.”

Too right it was, but it turns out that it wasn't just us on-lookers disappointed, but Britters herself. Another source has claimed that: “Britney was supposed to wear a matching corset that she opted out of wearing at the last minute. She was just plain nervous because of all the hype and she's embarrassed."

While another has blabbed that backstage after the show: "She looked disappointed. She was extremely nervous. It's been awhile since she's done this, and she was performing in front of all her peers, on live TV. She just got out there and froze. People who were at rehearsal saw something else. It was good. It really was."

I’ll take your word for it.

[via People/ E! online]

Posted by Katie Button on September 11, 2007 in Britney Spears, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

September 10, 2007 10:37 AM

Britney Spears turns up for MTV Video Music Awards

After all the hype, Miss Britney Jean Spears did perform at the MTV Video Music Awards last night in Las Vegas, and now having watched the clip of her ‘performing’ new song ‘Gimme More’, I truly feel that the poor lass has sunk to a new career low. The former pop princess almost forgot to dress, with only a glittery bra and knickers combo to save her blushes, while her new nasty hair extensions just seemed to get in her eyes.

Her appearance onstage sparked huge applause as she opened the show, but by the end there was only polite hand-clapping. Check out 50 Cent’s reaction in the audience - how bored is he? Having mimed (badly) and made little attempt to remember her dance moves, even Britters looked fed-up as if she’d rather be anywhere but there. The pop strumpet was a shadow of her former self and now I suspect that even her die-hard fans will have to concede defeat. Still, it could have been worse - at least K-Fed wasn’t in the crowd pelting her with rotten vegetables.

Posted by Katie Button on September 10, 2007 in Britney Spears, Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (3)

September 6, 2007 11:29 AM

Newly single Lily Allen ruins Madonna's speech at awards show

060713_lilyallen_2Lily Allen is back on the market again after having split with DJ boyfriend Seb Chew after a two-and-a half year relationship. The mouthy madam is happy to reveal her new single status, revealing that: 'Seb and I aren't together any more. I split with him a month ago so I'm single now. I'm back on the market and I need to get in practice. I don't know if I can pull any more.' Any takers?

And how did the newly available singer enjoy herself at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards? By talking loudly all the way through Madonna’s presentation speech. The Material Girl’s surprise appearance was in support of chum interior designer David Collins whom she presented with the Inspiration Award, only for Lily to chatter noisily throughout. An onlooker described the scene: 'Lily was being rude and loud, she was chatting all of the way through and it was painfully obvious. At first nobody noticed but then it was evident what she was doing — even Madge gave her a look.'

Such was Lily’s typically uproarious behavior that she was reportedly sent home by her record company bosses at EMI before anything serious went down. So how would we rate her chances against the Queen of Pop in a bare-knuckle fight? Lily has age on her side, but no amount of scuffed up trainers could cope with an über-fit and pumped-up Madonna. Having said that, the Kabbalah might forbid her from drop kicking Lily in the face. Shame.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on September 6, 2007 in Lily Allen, Madonna, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 4, 2007 11:39 AM

Sarah Harding hates Victoria Beckham

SarahhardingkbSarah Harding is not one to bite her tongue. Oh no, the Girls Aloud singer loves to flap her gums and she’s been at it again, this time taking a swipe at fellow girl grouper Victoria Beckham. First band member Cheryl Cole dissed the idea of pop group reunions in a less than cryptic dig at the reforming Spice Girls and now Sarah has hit out at Mrs. Beckham for, of all things, her hairstyle.

Sarah has had her peroxide bob cut into a boyish crop to avoid being confused with Victoria. Over to Sarah to explain: 'I got my new haircut only because I hated when people compared me with Victoria Beckham. That's the only reason why I cut my hair’ clarifies the 25-year-old. ‘I hate her so much and I just can't stand it when I get compared with her all the time. I don't understand why it's such a big deal with me and her. I mean it's quite stupid. I am so glad my hair looks different now and I really hope people will stop this nonsense.' Yes people – you heard Sarah. Stop comparing her to the fame-seeking, blonde-barneted, pop puppet – they have absolutely nothing in common.

[via Now magazine]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on September 4, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

Sugababes to axe new girl Amelle Berrabah?

SugababesHow many line-up changes can a pop group sustain and still be the same band? It looks like the Sugababes could be about to find out, with reports suggesting that recent new addition Amelle Berrabah could soon be shown the door making a possible fourth line-up in six years. Berrabah joined the charting-topping trio when founding member Mutya Buena quit to go solo and immediately caused problems. It seems that these troubles have now reached crisis point, with fellow Sugababes Keisha Buchanan and Heidi Range having held secret auditions to replace Berrabah at the weekend.

Firstly Berrabah’s ex boyfriend Freddie Fuller was questioned about the alleged rape of her younger sister and then she was arrested herself after a brawl at a pub. Now it seems that her personal life is proving such an exciting distraction that she failed to show for a gig in Aberdeen and has enjoyed a relaxed approach to attending recording sessions for the group’s new album.

A source has revealed the inside scoop on the pop princesses: “Keisha and Heidi are the ultimate professionals when it comes to their career. They have worked hard for everything they have achieved. Amelle doesn’t seem to take it as seriously. When the girls were recording their latest album, Amelle kept arriving late to the studio. They had blazing rows over timekeeping.

“The Sugababes were always known as being a bitchy group, but when Amelle joined they went out of their way to accept her into the group and gave her nothing but support over Freddie. But they feel that support has been thrown back in their face. She was handed a golden ticket and the chance to be in one of the UK’s most successful girl bands. But the girls feel she has let them down.”

It seems incredible in this age full of young wannabes desperate for the chance to perform on shows such as The X-Factor that someone granted entrance into an already established and successful pop group would throw it away so carelessly. We all know that going solo isn’t a credible option for Keisha and Heidi, as after the initial few singles, long-term success is rarely achieved by those accustomed to the safety of a group’s numbers. And with a single due out on September 24th, the girls need to achieve the look of unity even if things are falling apart behind closed doors.

Do you think there’ll replace Amelle? Do you think they can afford to, given their penchant for changing faces or do you think its time The Sugababes said farewell? Leave a comment and let us know.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on September 4, 2007 in Musical Stars, Sugababes, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 31, 2007 11:44 AM

Keira Knightley fumes at no-knickered celebrities

244_knightley_keira_091906Keira Knightley likes her knickers! The Pirates of the Caribbean actress is at the Venice Film Festival to promote her new flick Atonement and has been talking to the press on those celebrities that forget to put on any undies before they leave the house. Britney and Lindsay – she means you.

The posh-voiced bean-pole blabs: "I'm not going to get blind drunk and then stumble out and fall over and puke up in front of people. I'm not saying I don't do that in private, but I try not to.” I like that – the image of Keira with dried vomit in her hair as she hobbles about drunkenly with the remains of a kebab down her clothes. That’s a picture I wanna see! She adds: “The whole celebrity thing is not magic. They're real people proving they're s**ttier than everybody else because they don't even wear knickers." I agree lady after all, it must get draughty down there without any pant protection.

[via IMDb]

Posted by Katie Button on August 31, 2007 in Britney Spears, Film Stars, Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (2)

August 30, 2007 1:23 PM

Jesse Metcalfe shows love for Nadine Coyle with new tattoo

Nadine_coyle_jesse_metcalfeFormer Desperate Housewives torso Jesse Metcalfe is said to have made a very public commitment to girlfriend Nadine Coyle – a tattoo in her honour on his left arm. Mmm, romantic. The inky stain is of the Girls Aloud singer, naked, holding a bloody heart in the shape of Ireland, her home country. Sounds like a bestseller.

Blabbing all to US TV, Metcalfe has explained his unusual token of love for his lady: "It’s not that I’m not over the break-up, it’s just that I really wanted to remember what it felt like to be in that relationship so that I never really go there again. I went through a hard break-up.

“Every tattoo is a memory. It doesn’t mean you are staying in that moment or obsessing about it. I chose to get that tattoo, especially with the heart on the arm, because I chose to wear my heart on my sleeve.”

Isn’t that just the most adorably loving gesture? If that doesn’t secure Nadine’s affection forever then her Ireland shaped heart must be made of stone.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on August 30, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

August 29, 2007 12:43 PM

Courtney Love blames Steve Coogan for Owen Wilson's suicide bid

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Since the reported suicide attempt by Hollywood A-lister Owen Wilson, the accusatory fingers have been pointing. Was it the fault of ex-girlfriend Kate Hudson, now happy in the arms of Dax Shepard or was it comedian Steve Coogan? Yes, the funnyman best known for putting Norwich on the map as Alan Partridge has been accused by none other than his ex Courtney Love for Wilson’s drug-fuelled problems.

True, the two are friends and Coogan has had some problems with addiction in the past, but the claims seem wild even for Love. She rages: 'Under normal circumstances I wouldn't comment but I care too much about Owen. I went through it with Steve. I tried to warn Owen. I tried to warn his friends.' Could Coogan be the bad influence or is Courtney crazily mouthing off again?

[via The Metro]

Posted by Katie Button on August 29, 2007 in Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Mariah Carey launches her Perfume: M,

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Throaty diva Mariah Carey has put another notch in her never ending belt with the production of her new fragrance M. The singer has partnered with Elizabeth Arden to create a scent that 'translates the beauty of her musical notes into a fragrance that embodies her warmth, sensuality and glamour'. The scent mixes the sweetness of marshmallow with Tahitian Tiare flower petals, and amber with woody accents. 'For me creating this scent was like  creating a song; it takes many notes to compose a fragrance. It's like a beautiful melody', says Mariah.

More pics after the jump.

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The bottlle is beautifully crafted from purple glass with a butterfly stopper and is a pleasure to display on  any dresser.

' The inspirations for were multiple places I've been, moments in my life and childhood memories. It combines my favourite scent and means so much to me. I wanted my fragrance to be a gift to my fans', says Miss Carey.

It's available from 22nd September at Boots, Superdrug and Debenhams.


 

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 29, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (6)

In the news: Nadine might be with Jesse again and Madonna gets a step closer to adoption

76201415 -Amy Winehouse's father  in law urges fans to boycott her concerts. He's worried about her drug taking and his sons involvement with it all. "I think they both need to get medical help before one of them, if not both of them, eventually will die," he said. [BBC ]

-Madonna has had a lucky break in her ongoing adoption struggle as a Malawi social worker is being sent to assess the suitability of Madge's home. I'm sure Jacuzzis and the gyms will prove up to scratch.  [Now ]

-Are Nadine Coyle and Jesse Metcalfe back on again? Some say yes, some say no. Even her father, Niall Coyle doesn't seem to be in the loop.   "Sure why would I know anything about that?" he asked. "It's   not any of my business. I can't say whether they are back together or not." [BT ]

-So Pete Doherty didn't show for Get Loaded in the Park. Well that's a surprise and a half. Organisers says that he "was never 100 percent, but they kept a slot for him just on case". "[NME ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 29, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Girls Aloud, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Madonna, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 28, 2007 11:09 AM

In the news: Cheryl Cole bitches about the Spice Girls and Owen Wilson recovers

75591741 -Owen Wilson, star of such movies as Blades of Glory and  Starsky and Hutch is apparently on suicide watch after reportedly slashing his wrists. "I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time," he says.[NY news ]

-Simon Cowell denies fellow X Factor judges Danni Minogue and Sharon Osbourne are arguing with eachother. "I've been with them throughout the auditions and I just don't see it. Unless I'm the most naïve person in the world, there are no rows." [Ireland Online ]

-Cheryl Cole bitches about the Spice Girls comeback and does a great impression of anti sisterly love. "We could hardly go out as Girls Aloud when we're old and wrinkly. We would have to call ourselves Old Girls Aloud – and that would never do," she says about the Spice reunion. [Daily Mail ]

- Who's Cameron Diaz dating now?b First it was John Mayer, then Crisis Angel, and now it's apparently Bradley Cooper. Woah, slow down girl!  [D-Listed ]

[Image: getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 28, 2007 in Cameron Diaz, Dannii Minogue, Girls Aloud, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

August 27, 2007 11:35 PM

The top five most unusual celebrity friendships: The stars we never thought would be chums

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Like true best friends, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are so close that they share everything – a penchant for dating celebrities, a tendency not to each much and now both have completed jail time (paltry though the sentences were.) And so in celebration of this bond, we at Star Trip look to other celebrity friendships that have garnered their fare share of column inches. We’re not interested in any of those obvious alliances that make sense – chums like Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox or Peter Kay and Corrie star Sally Lindsay. We want those that have you screwing up your face in confusion – they’re friends you ask?

 

Number 1: Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes

 

Who knows how these two become friends but since that mysterious introduction Mrs. Beckham and Mrs. Cruise have become the world’s most photographed best friends. Posh is said to bestow Katie with marriage and fashion advice, though what Katie brings to the party we don’t know. She has copied Posh’s new cropped hairstyle, tags along with her when shopping and at football matches and hasn’t even managed to snag her any movie roles yet. In her favour, Katie and hubbie Tom did co-host a welcome to LA party for the Beckhams, but I wonder if their bond goes even further. Maybe they have already planned the future marriage of their children – I said maybe.

Number 2: Tom Cruise and Joss Stone

Joss Stone is hobbling around on crutches these days with crazy purple hair, but one of the most surprising things about the West country soul singer is her friendship with Tom Cruise. Yes, the Tom Cruise, that sparkly-toothed, air-punching, sofa-jumping megastar. On her Hollywood chum, Joss says: "He's just a guy. It's like a huge compliment, 'cos he is at the top-top-top of his tree. He's lovely. He's just a normal guy” Really? I thought Scientology beat that out of you. Having hung out with Tom and his kids she believes she has the inside scoop on the movie star: “He doesn't want anyone to hurt me, because he knows I'm just starting. He's like, if you ever need anything, just call me up. He's a lovely, lovely person. That's all it is. And he's really good at what he does." Don’t forget that plug for his acting talents Joss. What kind of celebrity friend would you be if you forgot to promote his work?

 

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Number 2: Pamela Anderson and Liz Hurley

Apparently they had been buddies for years but it wasn’t until they were spotted together at theVanity Fair Oscar Party in 2001 that the world learned of the friendship between Liz Hurley and Pamela Anderson. People were surprised – what could the two possibly have in common? Well, there’s the limited acting ability, fixatation with their own breasts, rollercoaster relationships with other high-profile men, oh we get the point.

Number 5: Arnold Schwarzenegger and David Spade

Guess who turned up to help celebrate funnyman David Spade’s 43rd birthday back in July? Non other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Governator was caught on camera at the bash held at the Buffalo Club by website TMZ. In the footage, Arnie looked almost bashful that the paparazzi had clocked his friendship with Spade, as though some nasty secret - but we say be loud and proud Arnie. After all, they would make the ultimate in little guy/ big guy pairings, with Arnie kicking ass while Spade delivers the pithy putdown. Someone make this film now!

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Number 4: Liza Minnelli and Martine McCutcheon

 

The media circus that was the 2002 wedding between Liza Minnelli and David Gest had a seemingly never-ending guest list. An invite to this showbiz ‘I do’ was considered no big deal in many elite circles. However when it comes to the actual wedding party for celebrity unions usually only the most trusted, intimate and close friends are involved. So everyone was surprised when ex Eastenders star Martine McCutcheon turned up as a bridesmaid. Yes – she wasn’t in charge of the guest list, the gifts or any other pointless job, she had been chosen to trot down the aisle as part of the main event. Sure there were about 15 bridesmaids, but Martine has found her celebrity chum to be an inspirational force: "If it hadn't been for Liza I would still be really depressed. I met her at a time when I was feeling disillusioned and she really helped me. She made me believe in myself again." And that’s what friends are for – aww!

Posted by Katie Button on August 27, 2007 in Film Stars, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Tom Cruise, TomKat, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (5)

August 24, 2007 9:25 AM

Cheryl Cole speaks out on past abusive relationship

CherylCheryl Cole has followed in the footsteps of Jennifer Ellison and spilled all on the abuse she suffered in a past relationship. The 24-year-old Girls Aloud singer is now married to Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole but things weren’t always quite so rosy. She reveals: 'As a teenager, I was in a really horrible relationship where I was emotionally and physically bullied by my boyfriend. It's degrading. When someone makes you feel small or humiliated, it's probably the worst thing you can go through.'

This wasn’t Cheryl’s first experience of being mistreated, also admitting to hard times suffered at school: 'Kids mocked me for having dark skin and other little things like that,' she says. 'It just shouldn't happen, full stop.' No Cheryl it shouldn’t. But then, Girls Aloud songs make my ears bleed – it’s not a perfect world.

   

[via Now magazine]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 24, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 22, 2007 12:00 PM

Beyonce flashes fans at concert

It seems like a month of slip ups for Beyonce as she's either falling down stairs on stage or flashing her wares to her fans (who no doubt are appreciative). Here she manages to lose her top for all of five seconds; the video is patchy and the sound is scratchy but the boobies are definitely on show!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 22, 2007 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 21, 2007 11:49 AM

Kate Moss rages at Sarah Harding at V Festival

SarahhardingKate Moss made Sarah Harding cry, yes really. And I don’t mean a silent sob but a reported full-on, who’s-got-a-hankie blubberfest. The ladies clashed at the V Festival when Moss spotted the Girls Aloud star on her table at the Bacardi B-Live tent and was having none of it. Kate channeled her inner diva and went ballistic raging at Harding and her chums "Who are these people? There’s too many of them. I'm not going in there, no chance. Get them out!"

      

Such a stern talking to was more than fragile Sarah could take, heading for the loos and locking herself in away from Hurricane Moss. A source who witnessed all reveals: "Sarah looked really upset and scurried off to lock herself in the toilet." But the supermodel wasn’t done yet, oh no, with Sarah defeated she turned her anger on an official photographer. The spy reports: "She started swearing like a trooper and flounced off in a huff." Such unlikely behaviour for a supermodel.

Sadly, even with this shit-storm over, Sarah must have had mascara running down her cheeks as she refused to be prized from the security of her toilet sanctuary. One organiser was heard trying to coax her out with apologies: "We're really very sorry Sarah. Now that's she gone, you can go back." And yet she wouldn’t move: "Sarah was really upset and kept saying: "What have I done?"She refused to come out. No amount of apologising was going to budge her."

      

But budge she finally did nearly an hour later, when she met up with DJ boyfriend Tom Crane and started to drink away her sorrows. Now, that’s my girl.

      

[via the Daily Mirror]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 21, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Kate Moss, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 20, 2007 3:03 PM

Nicola Roberts blasts Pete Doherty

NicolarobertsClearly fed up with being referred to as the ‘ginger one’ in Girls Aloud, Nicola Roberts is keen to establish herself with a mouthy reputation to rival that of fellow Alouders (what else would you call them?) Cheryl Cole and Sarah Harding. She has been speaking out on everyone’s favourite bowler hat wearing, Kate Moss shagging junkie Pete Doherty, and she’s not mincing her words.

    

'I still don't understand why people print his picture. What he gets up to is really bad. People are dying out there of overdoses. People are really ill and in a troubled, frightened place. When someone like Pete is being portrayed as this super-cool rock star, it's awful. How many times has he been caught with drugs and he still isn't in jail? It's disgusting. He's an a***hole.'

I had no idea Nicola had such a sharp tongue on her, and am intrigued by the mounting of a moral high horse in the fickle world of pop. What next – Kylie takes on Courtney Love? Cliff Richard goes it alone versus Marilyn Manson, whipping out his bible and clocking the shock-rocker before he’s even had a chance to put on his make-up? Now those are some celebrity death-matches I would definitely tune in for.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on August 20, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 17, 2007 12:00 PM

Ex-girlfriend tells all on her fling with Kerry Katona's husband

Kerry2 He cheated on her, she cheated on him – let’s just call it even shall we? After recent speculation that Kerry Katona’s husband of only six months, Mark Croft, had been unfaithful, comes the kiss and tell itself. Clare Bonello, ex-girlfriend of Mark’s, claims that she has been back in the sack with her former beau despite his having wed the ex-Atomic Kitten star.

         

Clare has ‘fessed up: 'He told me: “I'm only with her for the money". After we slept together he kept saying: “Don't tell, Kerry, don't tell Kerry. It's just not in his genes to be faithful. The only things he loves are money and fast cars.' Kerry herself has been accused of a little bit of the side, with 21-year-old Leighton Ogden alleging that he binged on cocaine with Kerry before getting down to some bedroom Olympics. Can these two sort it out or is Kerry headed for her second divorce?

[via Now magazine]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 17, 2007 in Kerry Katona, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 16, 2007 2:24 PM

Make a booty call with the Beyonce mobile

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We've had celebs with gadgets, celebs advertising gadgets,now it seems that celeb gadgets themselves may soon be hitting our shores. Hopefully it won't be along the lines of celeb scents (where they seem to stick their face on a bottle but have no input into the actual smell), and produce phones that actually work and look nice. There are plans in the making for a Beyonce phone, preloaded with Beyonce tracks and ringtones naturally, and her dad and manager Matthew Knowles has gone on record saying, 'It's expected to use the thousands of phone numbers collected on her current tour to pitch a variety of products, including a Beyoncé-themed phone.' There are no plans so far for the styling, but I'd guess they'd try and cash in on Beyonce's famous booty and produce a phone that's bottom heavy...

[ via Pocket Lint ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 16, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

The search for Diddy's P.A goes on, with entertaining entries..

The fabulous P Diddy is looking for a P.A , and thousands have applied for the coveted role. Here's an update on how the process is going.

See some of the wannabes after the jump.

And here's one of the hopefuls.

And another..

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 16, 2007 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 15, 2007 5:23 PM

Pete Doherty wants to take on Anne Robinson

Pete_doherty_pasPete Doherty and his ker-azy antics really are the gift that keeps giving. Not content with his bizarre plea to ex Kate Moss for a reconciliation through the tabloids, he is now keen to win her back by appearing on BBC2 quiz show the Weakest Link. Really, you just can’t make this gibberish up.

       

The Babyshambles frontman (name me a song of theirs and I’ll give you my first-born child) is looking to prove his intelligence and considers a face-off with TV’s Queen of Mean would be just the ticket. He is reported as saying: “People might not realise it, but I am well-educated and well-read. I can prove there is more to me than just drugs." Like booze and cigarettes?

The Daily Express have quoted a source close to Doherty as adding: "Kate has this romantic notion of love and finds intelligence a huge turn-on. Pete thinks going on the show will prove to her that he does have the depth and IQ that she loves so much."

      

But what if he fails to bank in time? Really, has he thought this through? The Weakest Link might look easy from the comfort of your armchair, but in front of Anne and the hot studio lights he could soon be sweating like an addict needing his next fix – oh, maybe we shouldn’t right him off after all.

    

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on August 15, 2007 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (4)

Girls Aloud to split soon?

_42012678_nadinejesse203paNow you might want to make sure you’re sitting comfortably for this bombshell – Girls Aloud are going to spilt up later this year. Well, that’s the gossip anyway. Nadine has been spotted back on the arm of ex Jesse Metcalfe prompting bookies to slash their odds of the girl group making it into 2008.

Despite the former Desperate Housewives actor (I use that term pretty loosely – he took off his shirt and pretended to hoe, that’s it) seen out on the town with a bevvie of beauties, Nadine has evidently forgiven her man and the two of them were photographed at an LA petrol station (oh, the glamour!) looking as loved-up as ever. She has brought a house in LA and her family have even moved there to set up an Irish bar (insert stereotype here.)

All this talk of settling down and domestic bliss might sound far from convincing given Metcalfe’s wandering eye, but after a good spell in the fickle world of pop, it could be a smart time for Girls Aloud to hang up their mini-skirts and call it a day. Paddy Power is offering odds of 2/1 that the ladies will soon split with their spokeswoman, Sharon McHugh, adding: "Nadine must be desperately in love with Jesse. Only a few weeks ago he was spotted canoodling on the beach with a mystery lady. At this rate it seems Nads would do anything for love, and a split could definitely be on the cards."

Nads? Isn’t that surprisingly matey for a bookie? Sounds like it’s hankies at the ready for those of you who enjoy sweatily gyrating to the sound of the underground. But not to worry – I’m sure there’ll each launch solo singles (*shudder*.)

[via The Belfast Telegraph]

Posted by Katie Button on August 15, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 10, 2007 4:13 PM

Amy Winehouse snubs rehab despite overdose

AmywWhen she sang against rehab, boy did Amy Winehouse mean it. The big-barneted songstress may have suffered a suspected drug overdose early Wednesday morning, but she has not checked herself in to The Priory clinic as has been widely reported. Instead Amy is rumoured to have holed herself up in a London hotel to recover after her ordeal.

      

Though first reported by the media as a collapse after ‘severe exhaustion’, all attempts to hide the more naughty origin of her ill-health were rendered futile after her father-in-law Lance Fielder told the press: "It was bought on by all her excesses. Yes, work is one of them, but there's the drink and drugs too. She's got to get a grip before it's too late." Amy was treated with an adrenaline shot and had her teeny-tiny stomach pumped. Come on love – let’s not be stubborn, rehab can’t be that bad. I’m sure its pyjama-wearing, group-hugging bliss.

    

[via NME]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 10, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 8, 2007 3:50 PM

Suzanne Shaw is jealous of Girls Aloud

SuzanneAndy Warhol might have said that we all get 15 minutes of fame, but for some 15 minutes isn’t enough. Some washed-up slebs will do anything to attract a bit of publicity once they slip off the front page of the tabloids: take ex Hear’Say member Suzanne Shaw. Suzanne’s moment in the spotlight included dating Darren Day (don’t all swoon at once girls) and now that the pop career’s dead and buried she has opted for new tactics: slag off other celebrities. It’s a tried and tested technique that never fails and always gets a response. But who is the pint-sized, former pop princess taking a pop at? None other than my favourite blow-up dolls, Girls Aloud.

      

Suzanne’s current beau, Radio One DJ Jason King, still has a career in music and so when he comes in contact with the lip-gloss, hair extensions and PVC that comprise Girls Aloud, she gets very jealous: “I get insecure when girls chat him up or if he flirts with someone. Every time he interviews Girls Aloud, I just want to stab them all! He meets the most stunning singers and film stars and I get jealous all the time.”

Is there a compliment in there somewhere about Girls Aloud being foxy babes or is it hidden by all the scary knife talk? Never one to call the kettle black, Suzanne might not appreciate her fella’s flirting but is keen to attract her share of the gents: “I love flirting, but it doesn't mean I'm going to sleep with anyone. Jason feels the same if guys chat me up, but he just never admits it. I want him to be jealous!”

      

Hey Suzanne, how’s about you take out your opposition with more unorthodox tactics? I’m sure the sight of you getting it on with Girls Aloud would soon stop his wandering eye.

   

[via Now magazine]

    

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 8, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars, Where Are They Now? | Permalink | Comments (2)

August 7, 2007 3:53 PM

Moss dumped Doherty over his death wish

KateGossip from camp Moss has revealed that it wasn’t the womanizing and drug binges that led the supermodel to dump Pete Doherty. Oh no, that’s all perfectly fine. After all compromises and allowances have to be made in a relationship if you want it to work, it’s like men leaving the toilet seat up or women nagging – it’s neither here nor there.  What she did take offence to is his juicily described “death wish.” Yes, the hygienically-challenged musician made plans in the event of his death (nothing new there, people draw up wills all the time), except that he was welcoming death in with open arms and hoping it would turn up soon (oh, I see.)

The source has revealed how "Kate is convinced Pete is determined to die in the next few months. She believes he wants to carve a place in rock ’n’ roll history as one of the legendary hellraisers such as Jim Morrison, Sid Vicious and Jimi Hendrix, who died in their prime." Um – I hate to nit-pit but weren’t they legends as much for their naughty shenanigans as their incredible musical legacies? The chum elaborates: "Everyone thinks Kate ended it with Pete after pictures came out of him taking a model home. But that’s not the reason – he’s been going with groupies most of the time he’s been with Kate. That’s just the kind of relationship they have.” They’re so lucky – I’m always on at my boyfriend to snag himself some cheap groupies.

"The real reason is because of Pete’s death wish. Kate found a will he has recently written because he thinks his time will be up soon. She was livid because, when she confronted him, it came out that he’d told his family about it but not her. It really was the last straw. Kate’s no angel and can forgive a lot of things but one thing she won’t do is watch him die." But will she have much choice? Whether they’re together or not, the media will keep both parties informed on the antics of the other and so if he wants the big rock star death, we’ll all be hearing about it.

    

[via Daily Snack]

      

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 7, 2007 in Kate Moss, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 6, 2007 5:15 PM

Amy Winehouse to launch clothing range?

Amyw_2I don’t kid myself that I’m some undiscovered style icon – far from it. I’m most at home in pyjamas and fluffy slippers, but happily I admit to such shortcomings and accept my limitations. Not so with celebrities. They can do everything. And seemingly highest on the list of attractive side projects currently doing the rounds is the fashion line. Oh yes, you’re nobody until you have your mug in the window of New Look and hundreds of under-age girls wearing your sexy ensembles. Madonna’s done it, Kate Moss has done it and now the Wino herself could be dressing the female youth of our generation.

    

Known for scuffing about in ballet pumps, skinny jeans and cropped denim shorts (though not all at the same time), Amy Winehouse is said to be the name that big-name brands are chasing to sign up. A source blabbed to the Daily Star that “Amy is constantly being asked to create her own clothes range and the main area designers are interested in her working on is denims. Skinny fit jeans and denim shorts are the stuff she wears. Amy is of course interested in these offers, but her music comes first. She will be flattered to know that Calvin Klein is also keen to speak with her.”

Calvin Klein and Amy Winehouse working together, really or doth my eyes deceive me? The girl can barely turn up for her own pop concerts let alone preside over a clothing collection. And I wonder if garments produced will only come in her miniscule size, or can those of us that eat partake in her fashion foray as well? It seems such an odd marriage, someone who has publicly shed about half her body weight and who is only ever photographed in one outfit moving into haute couture. It’s like a vegetarian working at a butchers or Jade Goody writing a book, no wait…

      

[via Digital Spy]

[image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 6, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 31, 2007 10:59 AM

In the news: Britney pole dances and Prince Harry loves the jungle

Britneyspearsstripperpole10_copy - Jennifer Aniston is leaving the sunny shores of LA for the East Coast high life.  She's been spotted browsing for apartments in Manhattan with Isla Fisher, and is planning to move before the end of the year. [Popsugar ]

-Prince Harry gets some hot jungle action as he strolls through Africa with girlfriend Chelsy. The couple were seen canoodling and enjoying the outdoors, with all thought of his supposed 'fling' with a bar-girl forgotten. [NOTW ]

-Britney shows us that she still  manages to keep her class, by straddling a strippers pole in torn fishnets. Uh huh. [Egotastic ]

-Don't worry Lindsay, it's not all over for you yet! Donald Trump has requested that the wild child participate on Celebrity Apprentice, where he 'will straighten her out'. On the other hand, it's a chance to publicly fire the ginger menace once and for all.. [The Sun ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 31, 2007 in Britney Spears, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Jennifer Aniston, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, The Royal Family | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 30, 2007 3:31 PM

Cheeky Girls: buy one, get one free

_42434225_lembit_remove100207Those Cheeky Girls really are excellent value. I am often swayed when supermarket shopping by a two-for-one deal, and it looks like I’m not alone. Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik is currently engaged to one half of the hotpant-wearing, flame-haired twosome, Gabriela Irimia (they have surnames – well, you learn something new every day) but has also been forced to make room for the other sister at his country cottage in Montgomeryshire, Wales.

               
The mother of the girls, Margit (a multi-talented lady herself, guilty, sorry, responsible for writing the girl’s songs and managing their music careers) was thrilled that one of her offspring had snaggled a man to shack up with, but feared for the single Monica. Having always done everything together, her maternal fears sound justified and so as an obliging gent, Lembit opened his door to Monica – even having the spare room redecorated in her favourite colours to make her feel at home.

According to the Daily Star Sunday, a source confirmed: "Gabriela loves Lembit and is really looking forward to tying the knot. But she really misses Monica's company and did not want to live apart from her. The girls' mother Margit is really pleased Lembit has found a compromise."

            

I’ll bet they’re the talk of the town in Montgomeryshire.

          

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on July 30, 2007 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 27, 2007 4:08 PM

Robbie Williams to boldly go where no man has gone before?

RobRobbie’s publicist deserves a fat pay rise and sharpish for I simply love the most recent news from camp Williams. According to the Daily Snack, the former Take Thatter (is that what we call them?) is in final talks to be cast as Captain James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek movie. The big budget film, to be directed by Lost creator J.J. Abrams has just cast Sylar from Heroes in the role of Spock and is looking to nail down a captain for The Enterprise.

                        

Robbie is said to be a big fan of sci-fi (find me a straight guy who isn’t) and apparently “jumped at the chance” to make his nerdy fantasies come true. Abrams is quoted as saying: "I think he’d be a good Captain Kirk. The Kirk in my movie is quite young, it’s like the early years. But I can’t comment on who we are casting just yet. You’ll have to wait."

So what does that mean? That Robbie has been approached? That he’s in the running but not yet confirmed? That he’s squeezing into those unflattering jumpsuit thingies as we speak or it’s a nice idea but as an actor he’s light years away from leading a Hollywood film? Whatever the truth, just getting his name mentioned with such a hotly anticipated project and one with such of-the-moment star names attached, means that his publicist is doing a great job, even if Robbie doesn’t land the acting gig.

Posted by Katie Button on July 27, 2007 in Film Stars, Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

In the news: Paris Hilton is on the move and Johnny Depp to marry

75544420 - The lovely Claire Danes reveals more than planed when she experiences the dreaded celebrity nip slip, popping out of her top while being interviewed for MTV Canada. Oops. [Egotastic ]

-Kate Nash likes Lily Allen, she just doesn't want to be Lily. She says she finds the constant comparisons annoying and that 'it's lazy journalism and also quite sexist that there's not enough room for more than one female singer songwriter from London'. That's us told then. [Music Rooms ]

-Apparently Johnny Depp is planning to marry long term lover and mother of his two children, Vanessa Paradis. They've been together for nine years so it's really about time he made a honest woman out of her. [Dotspotter ]

-Paris Hilton is finally bowing to pressure by her neighbours and leaving her Hollywood Hills mansion. Her 3,000 square foot four bed, four bath mansion is on the market for $4.25 million if you fancy it. [Forbes ]

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 27, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Johnny Depp, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 26, 2007 6:48 PM

Girls Aloud inspire sick story

Girls_aloud_promo_photo_sound_of_th I’ll come clean and admit that I’m not exactly the number one fan of girl group Girls Aloud. Though I applaud their ability to eek a career out of the minimal amount of talent, now is not the time for mean jibes. Why? Because it has been revealed that the five gyrating lovelies have inspired the gruesome Internet story ‘Girls (Scream) Aloud’. It is described as "the very sexy deaths of all five members of the world’s sexiest all-girl group" and includes nastiness such as torture, rape and mutilation – with their dismembered body parts being traded on eBay. Not one for the Harry Potter literary crowd.

The gals have put their brace faces on, with their spokesperson saying "We won’t give this person the satisfaction that the girls care. They have security with them all the time, they are safe enough." The Internet Watch Foundation have traced the site to America, but the UK based service which investigates icky stuff online admitted they face an uphill struggle in locating those responsible. A source revealed "Because it is hosted in the US, it falls outside our remit, but we are aware of this site. It also contains child abuse fantasy stories. We have passed on intelligence reports of the site on to British police for information. And that’s been passed on to the law enforcement agencies in countries where it is hosted." It’s all very ugly and we hope the girls don’t let it affect them. After all, Sarah Harding’s got some serious partying to do and can’t afford any silly distractions.

                  

[via Daily Snack]

Posted by Katie Button on July 26, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Usher to marry this weekend

UsherSorry ladies, from this Saturday R’n’B star Usher will be off the market. Usher and his lady friend Tameka Foster will be making it official and saying “I do”, though those invited have only just found out. There were no invitations involved as the loved up pair wanted to keep things under wraps, preferring to phone people instead, and all with only a few days notice. Why the rush? Tameka (10 years Usher’s senior and mother to 3 children from a previous relationship) has a bun in the oven and they wanted to get hitched before she gives birth.

                  

Celebrity chums rumoured to be on the exclusive guest list include Jay-Z and Beyoncé, though there may some notable omissions. Usher recently fired both his assistant of 6 years and his manager mother Jonetta Patton (eek – family counseling anyone?) and it is not known whether either will be invited to the shindig. The rifts are said to be due to his choice of bride, with the message of disapproval further expressed by Erika Jackson, owner of Usher’s biggest fansite www.usherforever.com. Usher is now battling to have the website closed because of this. Are we in for more Britney/ K-Fed ‘I told you so’s?’

                              

[via OK! magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on July 26, 2007 in Baby Watch, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 24, 2007 5:25 PM

OK! to reveal all about shocking Britney interview

Britneyspears1Things are so weird in the world of Britney, one minute you’re dubbed the princess of pop, the next you’re a baby machine for smoothie K-Fed. Now, it looks like we’re going to get Britney’s side of the story, as she has signed a deal with America’s OK! Magazine to spill all. But will this be the real Britney, warts’n’all or a sanitized version to gloss over the problems and polish up her image for the reported big comeback?

Apparently Britney’s behaviour during the interview and photo shoot with OK! was so truly horrific that even the magazine’s staff didn’t know if they wanted to come clean on how messed up she was. TMZ is now reporting that they have reached a decision and are going to tell all in a massive spread that could leave fans shocked. Sarah Ivens, the OK! Editor-in-Chief has said "OK! Magazine spent a heartbreaking day with Britney Spears and witnessed first-hand an emotional cry for help that will leave you shocked and sad. This week, on newsstands Friday, the truth will be told."

So what is this ‘shocking behaviour’? As frankly with Paris and Lindsay setting a high benchmark to beat, this meltdown better be pretty dramatic. Sources reveal that Britney was "completely out of it" during the shoot, with erratic mood swings and severe paranoia, scared that the ceiling would collapse on her. These moods changed after each and every bathroom visit (of which there were said to be many) and when her dog pooed on the floor, she wiped up the mess with a Chanel dress.

               

She apparently looked as bad as she acted, assuming a dead zombie look when her eyes rolled back in her head. She refused help from OK! with regards to hair and make-up, even though they had hired some of the best in the business to help the ailing mum with her ropey hair extensions. She preferred the help of two chums, described by the source as “skanky.” And it wasn’t just the Chanel dress that would suffer, as after getting her mitts all greasy snacking on some fried chicken, Britney wiped her hands on the expensive Gucci dress she was wearing.

                  

Oh Britney – greasy fingers? Loose-bowelled pets? You’re going to have to do better than that if you’re going to wrestle those headlines off of Lindsay and her driving arrest!

Posted by Katie Button on July 24, 2007 in Britney Spears, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 23, 2007 4:32 PM

Christina speaks out in defence of Britney

74871551Back in the day Smash Hits would have had us believe that Christina Aguilera were arch rivals, who'd gladly have strangled eachother with their prospective halter tops. Whether that was media hype (it was) or not the tables appear to have turned. Christina has spoken out in support of the old rival.

We've all seen Britney's decline into blatant mental illness, not to mention her worrying bits-flashing new media persona. Rather than pointing out the hilariously obvious, fellow song-accosting pop machine Christina stuck up for Britters against recent attacks on everything she does these days. "Britney is a good person and a good mom," she told the Daily Star. "She's been under so much pressure since she was a child...I don't think any of us should judge her or jump to conclusions. She loves her boys and they're turning out great."

Christina who is now pregnant to her new husband Jordan Bratman needs to take a look at her definition of good parenting before the world starts pointing the finger of shame in her direction too. Anyone who looks like they might come second to the utterly brain devoid Keven Federline in a fight for custody might as well never come out of doors again. Which would be nice because then maybe we could go a day without seeing her nipples or lady garden.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 23, 2007 in Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 20, 2007 4:02 PM

Louise and Jamie Redknapp: Not interested in fame

Jredknappphoto1_jpg_wdi34897Really Louise, tut tut. Don’t you know that as a wife to an ex-footballer, it is your role to grace cheap tabloids, make friends with other photographed celebrities and if you’re really lucky, model for Asda? You are not allowed to be normal, spill ketchup down your top or miss a manicure. These things are simply not done. Well kudos to Mrs. Redknapp for putting two fingers up to the cult of celebrity and insisting that her and hubbie Jamie are happy to lead a low-key lifestyle.

She may technically be referred to as a WAG, but Louise says her and Jamie, who have been married since 1998 and have a son, Charley, are not interested in cashing in on their fame. 'It doesn't particularly appeal to us, especially Jamie. He just wanted to play football. He was the captain, and he was proud just to do that. He wasn't a model. However, times have changed and it's more acceptable for players to have a celebrity status and promote things. Some take it to the absolute max... but I think it's better to be known and remembered for what your talent is. There are times when you think, "Should we have cashed in more? Played the game a bit more?" Then we go, "Nah!"' Good for you Louise!

Posted by Katie Button on July 20, 2007 in Musical Stars, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Shayne Ward to show us his pants?

Shane Shayne Ward hasn’t really done much since winning season 2 of X-Factor has he? A couple of bland singles – it’s nothing to set the world alight. With his dance moves, falsetto voice and good looks (if you like that Northern Chav look), he was tipped to be the new Justin Timberlake. News is, he’s more likely to be the new Freddie Ljungberg and I don’t mean playing for Arsenal.

Calvin Klein is looking to recruit Shayne as the new face of their underwear range. The prestigious fashion house was apparently seriously impressed with his portfolio of pictures and wants to sign him to a rumoured £750,000 one-year deal. What kind of photos earns you an underwear deal? I shudder to think. A Calvin Klein source told the Daily Star that “Shayne's latest set of pictures for us are bombshell stuff.” So snaps of a tight ass in pants are now considered “bombshell stuff?” Got it.

Posted by Katie Button on July 20, 2007 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

Posh's leg - what the Hell is wrong with it?

Posh_blog_11_3Pictures seem to be all over the papers today of Victoria Beckham’s dodgy looking leg. Never one to miss out – here for Star Trip is the snap that will have Posh gnashing her bleached teeth and tearing at her bleached hair. Just what is wrong with her leg? All theories welcome. I know exercising is beneath her (it would involve taking off her hooker heels) but surely David could advise her on a few stretches to help. Or maybe her new Hollywood pals could give her the number of a good plastic surgeon, as the one that (may or may not have) done her boobs, needs their license revoking.

Posted by Katie Button on July 20, 2007 in Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

July 19, 2007 5:56 PM

Cosmetic surgeries of the stars revealed

Air-brushing, good lighting, constant supervision from a make-up artist (how very Victoria Beckham) – there are many ways for celebrities to look better on the front cover of a magazine than how they look first thing in the morning. What is quite depressing is how many of them take it a step further and get cosmetic surgery. Slebs, with the media, present the world with unattainable ideas of beauty and then struggle to meet their own standards. For those of you having a spot break-out today, hate your wonky nose or wish you had fuller lips, never fear as Star Trip is at hand to make you feel better. We present a quite revealing YouTube clip of stars who have had a bit of help from their surgeon, from those you knew had, to those that you didn’t. According to this, no-one in Tinseltown is actually naturally good-looking – score!

Posted by Katie Button on July 19, 2007 in Angelina Jolie, Ashlee Simpson, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Film Stars, Janet Jackson, Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Musical Stars, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Cruise, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (8)

Top 5 Celebrity Yo-Yo Dieters: The stars who slim down and bulk up

JanetCelebrities are not often caught eating food. For them it is the sure-fire way to lose your svelte figure, your magazine covers, your whole GODDAMN career. Famous folk like to pretend their bodies are nourished on a diet of fresh air and air-kisses. Nothing with calories, nothing with nutritional value, nothing full-stop. Victoria Beckham failed to even eat the gift of a cookie bestowed upon her by blogger Perez Hilton during one of the many set-up scenes in her ‘documentary’ aired earlier in the week. And yet, they’re not all stick-thin. We’re constantly bombarded with the images of disturbingly stick-thin stars like Amy Winehouse and Nicole Richie, but not all eating disorders mean size zero waists. Some stars like their food, Hell love their food, but hate the accompanying love handles. This leads them into a dangerous cycle of binge-eating and drastic dieting, turning them into veritable Jekyll and Hydes – which one will you meet? The one making their way through all the cheeseburgers in McDonalds single-handedly or the one with killer abs and a personal trainer? Here we have the top 5 celebrity yo-yo dieters.

                        

Number 1: Janet Jackson

                     

When Justin Timberlake accidentally revealed to the world Janet’s breast during a performance at the Superbowl, Janet was embarrassed but probably thanking her lucky stars that she had slimmed down for the event. Janet is a classic yo-yo dieter, sometimes Michael’s lil sis looks mean and lean with a six-pack you could grind cheese on, and at others times she seems bloated and frumpy. In June 2006, she appeared on the front cover of US Weekly magazine, only for the edition to become the magazine's best selling issue ever. It showed a skinny Janet, having lost a whopping 60lbs and telling all on her fitness regime and tough diet. She claimed that she had bulked up for a film role that never happened, though close friends remained dubious. Recent pictures suggest that she has once again been attacked by the munchies, though she claims it is due to being stuck in a recording studuo rather than on one of her carb-killing tours.         

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Number 2: Britney Spears

                

What else is there left to say about the fallen pop princess? Her life seems to be one crazy rollercoaster ride of men, children and addictions. Her reputed craving for booze might be more headline-grabbing, but Britney clearly likes some food to be washed down with her liquor. Now I am not going to rudely label her as fat or chunky, as Britney packing a few extra pounds is still slimmer and sexier than most girls, but she herself has come clean on her love for food. She was a big fan of junk food (fried chicken in particular) when carrying and then nursing her two young sons, and rumours persist that she has only managed to shed the baby weight with a little help from the surgeon. Whatever the real story is, Britney’s not telling, but with everyone from her mum to her husband being shown the door, her relationship with food doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

                  

John_travolta Number 3: John Travolta

            

Once he dazzled us with his dancing moves and trim figure in hits such as ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘Grease’ but now he’s happy to dress up as a fat lady in ‘Hairspray!’ – go figure. John’s in his 50’s and a Hollywood A-lister, so I can understand his reluctance to get down the gym and shift a few pesky pounds. But it’s not always been this way. John has had many serious battles with his weight in the past and been made to slim down for film roles such as ‘Swordfish’. At the time, he even happily bared his newly gained six-pack at the MTV Movie Awards. John has been very public about his fight against the flab and should be admired for coming clean about a subject that Hollywood is only interested in once you’ve lost the weight.

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Number 4: Oprah Winfrey

          

Not being American, I don’t understand the world’s love for Oprah. I’m sure if she knocked on my door for a chat, she’d be a most interesting conversationalist, but until that time I have yet to see the fuss. Oprah has endured incredible hardships in her life and remains an icon for many and yet in the UK the only time we are really reminded of her and her celebrity is when she’s spent too long at the buffet table. In 1988 she exhibited a wagon-load of fat on her TV show to signify her 67lb weight loss, but has since admitted regretting the move, as she soon gained most of the weight again. She said, "I had literally starved myself for four months - not a morsel of food. Two hours after that show I started eating to celebrate - of course, within two days those jeans no longer fit!"

             

Matthew Number 5: Matthew Perry

                        

Reminding us that there was food available on the set of ‘Friends’, comic actor Perry has had the cameras rolling as his weight fluctuated. Watch the ‘Friends’ seasons back to back and the changes are shocking – one moment he’s gaunt and scrawny, the next he’s clearly been enjoying his food. Since leaving the hit sitcom, his weight battles have raged on. For a while he was amazingly toned and athletic looking, but has recently been photographed jogging looking quite out of shape. We wish him health and happiness as he works out what’s best for him and his body.

Posted by Katie Button on July 19, 2007 in Britney Spears, Celebrity Diet Watch, Film Stars, Janet Jackson, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Stars do their bit for charity (again)

Celebs just love doing their bit for charity. Often this involves a pop concert or a telethon thingy, either way they want us to part with our cash for a good cause. This time the good cause is Amnesty International’s campaign to make some noise. The advert here features many the famous bod riffing on this theme in their own ‘quirky way’ and really is a case of blink-and-you-miss-em. It’s one of the pet projects of George Clooney and features everyone from top Hollywood stars like Tim Robbins and Joaquin Phoenix to Patrick Kielty. Yes, you read correctly – that Northern Irish ‘comedian’ from 'Fame Academy'. These charity adverts really do need to be discerning with the folks they enlist.

Posted by Katie Button on July 19, 2007 in Film Stars, George Clooney, Musical Stars, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 18, 2007 12:04 PM

Mel B to marry again?

Mel_bHasn’t she got enough on her plate? No apparently. Mel B may have only just spawned ex boyfriend Eddie Murphy’s sprog and announced the Spice Girls re-union, but she has cunningly found time to fall in love with film producer Stephen Belafonte. Scary Spice and her new beau could soon be taking a trip down the aisle together with Brown having blabbed "He's the love of my life and I am going to marry him. Stephen's been a godsend.”

If I had gone through as many failed relationships in the public eye as her, I like to think I might show a bit more caution in publicly branding someone “the love of my life”. She had first husband Jimmy Gulzar, TV ‘star’ Max Beesley, some lesbian flings and then Eddie Murphy, or as Posh described him in her show ‘Victoria Beckham: Coming to America’ “Beverly Hills C**k”. Never one to miss the opportunity to dis her ex, Mel elaborated “Eddie hasn't been in touch once since I had the baby, it's unbelievable. But Stephen has been a tower of strength." Good, looks like he’ll do for the next ten minutes then.

Posted by Katie Button on July 18, 2007 in Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 17, 2007 1:13 PM

Top 5 Worst Celebrity Mums: The stars who should never have been allowed to procreate

KateMy mum is tops, and like a good daughter I am suitably adoring. But I know others aren’t so lucky and have to struggle on as best they can by themselves. Some women are just not naturally maternal and as such can find motherhood a struggle. But celebrities excel at everything, don’t they? If they can sell out concerts in minutes, win Oscars and pen best-sellers and all the while look radiant and flawless, then surely they must make perfect parents? We bring you the top 5 most questionable showbiz mums, and honestly it was hard limiting it to five (Britney didn't even make the list!)

                     

Number 1: Kate Moss

                              

Yes, Kate Moss has a child. A four year old girl in fact, called Lila Grace who lives with her. Kate is one of the world’s most photographed women, constantly makes headlines internationally and yet her daughter remains mysteriously mysterious. On the one hand, this could be due to Moss protecting her precious infant from the intrusive media glare, but on the other it could be that she’s been too busy getting high, ‘designing’ Top Shop clothes and dating Pete Doherty to notice that crying bundle in the corner (I suspect the latter.) With a mum known for drugs, sleeping around and looking like a gaunt tramp, we should book Lila Grace her spell in rehab now.

                                 

BobbywhitneyNumber 2: Whitney Houston

                  

Cocaine Kate is a junkie novice when it comes to Whitney. The ex Mrs Bobby Brown is mummy to 14 year old daughter Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, but her parenting duties never held her back when it came to her partying ways. Her own sister even sold a picture to the National Enquirer of her bathroom cluttered with drugs. But it’s not just the drugs. Whitney has a rumoured eating disorder, has sold off her own clothes to stave off bankruptcy and was being sued by her own father when he died in 2002. She has undergone rehab, with many fans hoping that with her recent divorce from bad influence husband Bobby Brown, she can finally sort herself out. News that she is now dating infamous sex-tape star Ray-J rains on that parade.

                     

Dina Number 3: Dina Lohan

                         

The fact that I have even heard of Lindsay Lohan’s mum says it all. The ultimate ‘pushy mum’, Dina is an attention-seeker, happy to ride the coat-tails of her famous daughter to achieve her own fame. She has indulged and even benefitted from Lindsay’s much-publicized addiction problems and has used the media as a tool in her war against her former husband and Lindsay’s jailbird father Michael. In Hollywood she has surreptitiously campaigned to earn a spot as one of the presenters on US talkshow ‘The View’ and is now in talks to do a reality show tentatively called ‘Mom-ager.’ This programme will follow Dina as she tries to turn Lindsay's younger siblings — Ali, 13, and Cody, 11 — into stars. Well, the first child turned out so well, so why not?

                      

20060205courtneyNumber 4: Courtney Love

Courtney had a troubled childhood and having learned from the experience, seems to have successfully provided her own daughter with one as well. Love is most famous for being the widow of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, a marriage which spawned their now 16 year old daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Yes – shit name, even worse mum. Vanity Fair alleged in 1992 that Love continued to shoot-up during the early stages of her pregnancy (she denies it) and as a result the couple were investigtaed by Child Welfare Services and the girl removed from their custody for a period. Love has been on and off the drugs over the years and as such in and out of rehab. She’s had run-ins with the law and after experiments in plastic surgery and extreme weight-loss, even looks like a complete mess.

_42467869_jadebaby_pa203bNumber 5: Jade Goody

I’m not one to kick when someone’s already down, but I have never been a fan of Jade Goody and so feel entitled to weazle her out as a bad showbiz mum. Goody has two sons, Bobby Jack and Freddie, from her rocky (violent) relationship with fellow reality TV star Jeff Brazier. Jade has not only endured public wrath over her apparent racism towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, but also had her collar felt by the Police. She was arrested on suspicion of stealing a jacket from Asda, apparently punched a grandmother and was recently found guilty of two counts of driving without a licence and driving with no insurance, receiving a 6 month driving ban. All this and she can’t tell her left from her right – good luck kids, you’re going to need it.

Posted by Katie Button on July 17, 2007 in Drug Scandals, Film Stars, Jade Goody, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

July 16, 2007 3:13 PM

Victoria Beckham in quite witty shocker

75398775_2Victoria Beckham is once again the biggest news of the week with her husband David. The pair have just moved to LA for David's start with his new club the LA Galaxy, and of course for Victoria's fashionable stance and pout to get a cross-Atlantic work out.

Amid the publicity mania our Vic' has sure learned a thing or two about how to create some press. During filming for her reality TV show Victoria Beckham: Coming To America (which is yet to hit screens) she hit out at one rich and famous American star, with surprisingly witty results. When asked about Eddie Murphy she quipped, "Eddie Murphy? Beverly Hills C**k."

Surprisingly sharp for the ex-Spice Girl. She was of course defending ex bandmate Melanie Brown who got knocked up by the cheating actor, before he denied fatherhood of the tyke. If Victoria keeps up this cattiness she might just be thought of as something more than a walking wardrobe, could she be considered witty and intelligent? Maybe that's a stretch.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 16, 2007 in David Beckham, Film Stars, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, Sport Stars, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

Kylie back with ex Olivier?

Kylie_minogue_olivier_martinezI’m not sure about Kylie Minogue – she seems like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth but I refuse to be taken in by her innocent, girlie charms. I suspect that underneath all her winsome looks and bottom-shaking that she’s probably a bit of a madam. She’s certainly had quite a few men but never seems to be able to hold on to one for more than half an hour. Is she being punished for her success, as any boyfriend will always be known as Mr. Kylie? Or is the pint-sized pop princess just a wee bit high maintenance?

Who better to ask than recent ex-boyfriend French actor Olivier Martinez. But what’s this I spy? The two exes’ have been spotted getting a bit smoochy in Paris. According to Australia’s 'Sydney Daily Telegraph', Kylie was spotted "kissing and embracing Martinez" outside a cafe close to his Paris home. This is the first post break-up sighting of the pair; though her spokesman has played it down as nothing new, “they do see each other”. I’m not buying that coy ‘there’s nothing to see here’ stance. Kylie’s been famous for long enough to realize that if you get friendly with another famous person, and one who incidentally is your ex, that the media might just take an interest. It’s only a matter of time until the public reunion – you mark my words!

Posted by Katie Button on July 16, 2007 in Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 13, 2007 2:30 PM

P Diddy needs you!

I really think this could be serious! Rap mogul and self-proclaimed 'bad boy for life' P Diddy has uploaded a job advert to YouTube. Yes, Diddy is on the hunt for a new personal assistant and is inviting applications via the popular video-sharing website. This is interesting timing considering his recent split from long-time partner and mother to his brood Kim Porter. He appreciates that the job will be tough, and there's a good chance he will "scream at you, go crazy, keep you up at late hours, have you sleep-deprived." Mmm, but what's the health plan like?

Posted by Katie Button on July 13, 2007 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 19, 2007 10:23 AM

Akon gets overfamiliar with an underage fan

978_akon Now, I don't know much about this new-fangled music you kids call hip-hop. I know it involves flash cars, sexy women, and an awful lot of gyrating, but that's about it. One thing I do know quite a bit about, though, is the law. Laws governing the way adults treat children, laws governing consent, laws governing assault, that sort of thing.

Akon, a famous rapper I've never heard of, seems to know an awful lot about hip-hop. He doesn't seem to know much about the law. At least, I hope not. Because if he did he wouldn't have enticed a 14-year-old girl on stage to gyrate against him in a fake competition to win a trip to Africa, and then flip her over and simulate sex with her, flinging her around the stage like a slowly deflating blow-up sex doll.

And it's all on film, after the jump. Did these boys learn nothing from R. Kelly?

Posted by Aigua on April 19, 2007 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 30, 2007 1:10 PM

Christa Aguilera plagued with lip-synching rumours

Christina_aguilera_1 Oh Christina, say it ain't so! You're the only of of the pop tarts who can actually sing, you were just as hot as Dirrty Xtina as you are all scrubbed up, and you've actually got some sort of credibility. So I reall hope these rumours of you lip-synching during your live gigs are untrue. If you don't use talent you lose it, and to waste talent like yours? Bad idea.

Hollywood Rag wrote:

"Audiences at the Madison Square Garden show were alerted to the possibility that the 'Dirrty' singer might have been miming through the entire set when she encountered undisclosed technical problems.The blonde star's manager Irving Azoff admitted there were some sound-related problems during the show, but did not comment on the allegations that Christina was lip-syncing. He said: 'Miss Aguilera is one of the most talented vocalists to ever grace the stage. However, we did have a technical problem with the sound equipment at the Garden.'"

Posted by Aigua on March 30, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 15, 2007 10:38 AM

Amy Winehouse in America

Amy Winehouse is now bringing her signature eye-liner and beehive across the pond to try and make it big in America. She appeared  on The Late Show With David Letterman earlier this week, which is filmed in The Ed Sullivan Theatre, where The Beatles made their American debut. I think Amy's fabulous, however, in this photo, she looks like she vants to suck your blood.

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Posted by Cate on March 15, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 14, 2007 11:11 AM

Jimmy Kimmel wants to strangle Jared Leto

Everyone (okay, everyone with the exception of Kat) pretty much hates Jared Leto. This list now includes Jimmy Kimmel, who recently told Stuff Magazine that Jared was "so insufferably satisfied with himself that I wanted to strangle him." If you watch the video, you'll see what he means. I've never seen anyone so impressed with them self before. Super neat nail polish by the way, Jared.

Posted by Cate on March 14, 2007 in Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (7)

Christina to star on CSI: New York

Christina_aguilera Apparently if you're a celebrity and you have a favorite TV show, all you need is for your people to talk to their people and Bam! You're on the show! Earlier this week we reported that Madonna is set to be on Nip/Tuck, and now Christina Aguilera is apparently going to appear on CSI: New York. Executive producer Anthony Zuiker says, "Christina's a fan of the show, and we're excited to have her. The episode will probably explore the topic of battered women." This would be fitting for Christina, as she's an advocate against domestic violence, and has spoken openly about her own experiences with domestic violence as a child.

However, I think it's a bit of a heavy subject for a celebrity guest. I was personally hoping they would go back in time to the '20s, and have Christina star as a famous lounge singer that was murdered by her jealous back-up singer with a microphone stand...or something.

Posted by Cate on March 14, 2007 in Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 9, 2007 10:27 AM

Eddie Van Halen in rehab

Scaryeddie After rumours swirled that the Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth reunion tour was cancelled due to heavy drinking and alcohol abuse, Eddie has now checked himself into rehab. (Oi vey.) Eddie released a statement saying, " would like Van Halen fans to know how much I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Without you, there is no Van Halen. At the moment, I do not feel I can give you my best. That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110 percent I feel I owe you and want to give you." 

I'm really hoping that all of these rehab stars get together and make some sweet, sober music. I'm thinking that they should release a powerful musical collaboration (like the 2001 version of Whats Goin' On). They could call it Sober up & Get Down, featuring Eddie Van Halen, Britney Spears, Keith Urban, and Robbie Williams. Then perhaps they could take it to the next level, and have back-up vocals by Lindsay Lohan, and a guest "rap" by KFed. I'd totally buy it...and then add the video to my "Totally Pimped Out Custom Layout" Myspace page.

Posted by Cate on March 9, 2007 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 7, 2007 12:11 PM

Joss late for gig, angers fans

Jossstone Joss Stone seems to be going through a bit of an "almost-quarter-life-crisis-". Never mind her gigantic red hair, or the fact that she embarrassed herself by speaking in an American accent at the Brit Awards; now it seems like her fans are miffed at her, as well. Last night, it's reported that Joss was booed by her fans after showing up to a gig more than two hours late. Apparently she also rambled in between songs, and some fans even complained that they couldn't hear her. Joss left the gig wearing a psychedelic jumpsuit, and carrying a pink rose which she probably stole.

Joss moved to California 18 months ago to be with her then boyfriend, Beau Dozier, and one has to wonder if her strange behaviour has to do with her admitted loneliness in LA. Joss says she doesn't really have any friends other than her "mum and my hairdresser, Brian". Although, if Brian is the one responsible for her latest hair style, he can't be that great of a friend...

Posted by Cate on March 7, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 27, 2007 12:26 PM

Venus Flytrap maybe the next Spice Girls...kind of

While the world is still recovering from the Spice GIrls, it seems there is another group much like them on the horizon...well, kind of. The Thai group called Venus Flytrap consists of five members: Hot, Cool, Posh, Naughty and Sweet. However, the big difference between these two groups, besides their nationality, would be that Venus Flytrap is made up of young, hot, sexy...transsexuals - or "ladyboys", as they like to put it. Nok, who preforms as "Posh",says, "The outstanding selling points of us are our special looks as special women or ladyboys." Their goal is to spark sexual confusion among straight men inspire transsexuals all over the globe. Take a look for yourself...

Posted by Cate on February 27, 2007 in Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 21, 2007 12:08 PM

Celebrity's siblings up to no good

Amelle_berrabah Bad news for the sister of Sugababes star Amelle Berrabah’s sister Zakiya Berrabah. Zakiya, who is a 33 year old healthcare assistant, has been charged with theft, and suspended from the hospital she works at after Zakiya apparently sole a ring off of a dead patient's finger. In the past, Zakiya has had her home raided by police after allegations that she stole from both colleagues and patients; now Zakiya has been arrested after a nurse at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford reported her credit card missing.

This isn't a good week for celebrity's siblings, as Mischa Barton's 19 year old sister Hania, has checked into rehab for her addiction to prescription drugs. Sad times. I just hope she checked into a different rehab than Britney, as she may have a bad influence on Hania. And we certainly don't Hania coming out of rehab bald and pregnant.

Posted by Cate on February 21, 2007 in Musical Stars, Sugababes | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 19, 2007 11:11 AM

Amy Winehouse parties a bit too hard

Rehab After the Brits last Wednesday, it appears that Amy Winehouse had her own special way of celebrating. The News Of The World reports that a witness claims,"It was late and Amy was totally off her face, but somehow she still had loads of energy. She was jiggling around and whistling to herself. When she got in the cab she started wiping her nose furiously." As you can see from the photos on PerezHilton, it appears that Amy has been caught white red handed. Amy has admitted to smoking cannabis but has always claimed that,"Cocaine isn't really my thing." Sure, whatever, Amy. Maybe she should call up Denise Richards...

Posted by Cate on February 19, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 15, 2007 11:12 AM

The Brits' big winners

Nbrits15 The big winner of last night's Brit Awards would have to be Amy Winehouse, who won the coveted Best Female Solo Artist award. Lily Allen was snubbed in all four of the categories she was nominated in, and may have been, rightfully, a bit miffed. However, the fantastic James Morrison won for Best Male Solo Artist, and I couldn't be more excited for him. Congratulations to all the winners!

-British Male Solo Artist James Morrison
-British Female Solo Artist Amy Winehouse
-British Group Arctic Monkeys

-MasterCard British Album  Arctic Monkeys “Whatever people say I am..."
-British Single Take That “Patience”
-British Breakthrough Act Fratellis

-British Live Act Muse
-International Male Solo Artist Justin Timberlake
-International Female Solo Artist Nelly Furtado
-International Group The Killers
-International Album Killers “Sam’s Town"
-International Breakthrough Act Orson
-Outstanding Contribution to Music Oasis

Posted by Cate on February 15, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 14, 2007 11:12 AM

Corrine Bailey Rae's acoustic version of 'Like A Star'

Tonight, aside from it being that dreaded lovely-dovey holiday, the Brits are on! Although Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse are both the favorites to win the British Female category, don't forget that the incredibly talented Corinne Bailey Ray is also a nominee. Such a tough category to decide on, but after listening to her sing the acoustic version of Like A Star, I would be very pleased if she won. Good luck, Corrine.

Posted by Cate on February 14, 2007 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 13, 2007 10:49 AM

The Brit Awards

Brit_awards_2007 The Brit Awards are tomorrow night, and for those of us who aren't being whisked away to Paris or treated to a forced and obvious lovely, romantic night out; no doubt the ceremony will make for an entertaining night in. While voting is closed for most categories, you can still vote for the British Single category. And the nominees are:

The Feeling: "My Little World"

Razorlight: "America"

Take That: "Patience"

Will Young: "All Time Love"

Snow Patrol: "Chasing Cars"

Please! Quickly text and vote for anything other than Take That!


Posted by Cate on February 13, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 12, 2007 11:01 AM

Mika at the top of the charts

Shot02032rgb_243x304 Congratulations to the fabulous Mika! Not only is his single Grace Kelly at the top of the UK charts, but his debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion, is also the number one album in the UK. Last month, before his album was even out in stores, it reached number one on the downloading charts. Mika has even outsold chart toppers such as the Kaiser Chiefs, Amy Winehouse, and The Fray for the top selling honors this Valentine's Day. Well done! 

Posted by Cate on February 12, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 9, 2007 11:51 AM

Paolo Nutini turns down £3,000

Due to the controversy surrounding the grant, Paolo Nutini has turned down an award of £3,000 of Scottish taxpayer's money to help fund his trip to a festival in Texas. The money was awarded to Paolo a year before his These Streets album was released. Nutini's management turned down the grant after criticism that Nutini could obviously afford to pay his own way. I think they made the right choice. But on another note, please enjoy Nutini's video for his new song New Shoes! So fun, and free...and strangely makes me want to go shoe shopping.

Posted by Cate on February 9, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 31, 2007 11:57 AM

Brandy hit with $50million lawsuit

Xin_260104251020812231824At 10:30 AM on December 30, 2006, on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, RnB singer Brandy accidentally caused a fatal car crash.The fatality in the crash resulted from the domino effect of Brandy's 2007 Land Rover striking a 2005 Toyota. The 2005 Toyota then hit a 1989 Toyota, while the 2005 Toyota slid sideways and hit the center divider. As the 2005 Toyota finally came to a stop, it was hit by a 1988 Acura. The driver of the 2005 Toyota, Awatif Aboudihaj, was immediately taken in critical condition to the Holy Cross Hospital and, sadly, died the next day.

Brandy admitted the crash was her fault at the scene, and now the California Highway Patrol is urging the LA City Attorney to criminally charge Brandy with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. However, now Brandy is also being sued by  Aboudihaj's family for $50million, for both compensatory and punitive damages.

Apparently, Najee Ali, who is the leader of Project Islamic HOPE, is claiming the CHP's recommendation to file charges against Brandy "is unfairly targeting her for prosecution because of her celebrity". Okay. Well, perhaps the $50million lawsuit is a bit much, but um...she killed someone because she wasn't paying attention while driving. That would be vehicular manslaughter. The CHP is treating her exactly like anyone else who did this.

Posted by Cate on January 31, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

January 22, 2007 11:45 AM

Diddy likes Jessica Biel... a lot

I think this photo of Jessica Biel and P.Diddy really just speaks for itself.

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Okay, I don't blame him for looking. However, with tons of paparazzi around, you do have to be a wee bit more discreet than that.

Posted by Cate on January 22, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 17, 2007 11:30 AM

Lembit Opik and Cheeky Girl are a "meeting of minds"

Cheeeky While liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik admits that his relationship with Cheeky Girl Gabriela Irimia makes them the "oddest couple in Britain"; he claims their love is a "meeting of minds" and based on "intellect". (Insert wild laughter here.) While Gabi doesn't like to discuss claims that she is £130,000 in debt, a decision she's based on how Paul McCartney is handling his divorce, she will openly talk about her relationship with Lembit across eight pages of Hello!

Lembit says, "Gabi is insightful, bright, sharp, challenging, very funny and pretty strong-minded. She challenges me intellectually...our relationship is not based on lust." By "challenges me intellectually" does he mean that Gabi quizzes him on Cheeky Girl lyrics over tea? Or perhaps each morning Lembit tries to guess which colour underwear Gabi's going to wear that day...I can imagine the intensity level of their conversations and philosophical debates is purely mind shattering.

Posted by Cate on January 17, 2007 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

December 15, 2006 1:03 PM

X-Factor Leona: "I wouldn't bed Simon Cowell"

Leona_2 Somehow we missed the original reports that Leona Out Of The X-Factor would sleep with judge Simon Cowell to secure a recording contract. It's a ridiculous idea, of course, given that all she actually has to do to bag a deal is beat demonic man-child Ray in the final this weekend.

But still, in today's Sun, Leona's keen to make it clear that her heart's not with any high-waisted pop supremos, but instead with her boyfriend Lou. Here's what she has to say about Simon: "He is more like a father to me than someone I would go out with. He’s about the same age as my dad too. So the thought of me going out with him is all wrong — sick. I was shocked when I read that I supposedly want to bed Simon. There is no way I would sleep with him. I never said anything like that."

No news yet on whether Ray would brave Sharon Osbourne's grundies to get a three-album contract, but I'll keep you posted. Hopefully Saturday's show won't see any more judge-baiting shenanigans, too.

Posted by Stu on December 15, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Myspace drama with Paris and KFed

Kfedph Apparently the Myspace bulletin written by Paris Hilton defending Britney Spears, wasn't written by Paris at all. Hilton's reps say, "Paris did not write it. She does not have a MySpace account." Hmmm, perhaps that would explain why it was actually readable and made sense. So, the "Official Paris Hilton Page" is indeed, not so official. This is heartbreaking news considering I recently messaged her telling her how totally awesome, and like how pretty and smart she was. How embarrassing...

In other tragic Myspace news, Kevin Federline has apparently deleted JR Rotem off of his Top 20 friends list, after JR was seen canoodling with Britney Spears. He's so ballsy, that Kevin. You get him where it hurts...Myspace. Ouch! You're my hero, Kev.

Posted by Cate on December 15, 2006 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 14, 2006 12:31 PM

Rod Stewart has trouble with his, erm...

Rodstewart Reading this completely disturbing story about Rod Stewart's love making made me cringe...and then laugh a whole lot. Rod, being 61, apparently has a hard time concentrating while, um, enjoying his fiancee Penny Lancaster. Rod told the London radio station Heart that,

"I'm not one for having music on, or the TV, or any distractions for that matter. I just like a few candles around the place otherwise I lose my concentration. To be a good lover takes great concentration. Penny is a lucky lady, but I'm also a very lucky man. She's heaven sent."

Maybe it would help if he put his own music on? He already knows all the words and chords, so maybe it would be comforting for him? Penny would probably love it, it would be the ultimate Rod experience on both physical and auditory levels!

Golly, she sure is lucky.

Posted by Cate on December 14, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 11, 2006 1:09 PM

Arctic Monkeys in environmental row

Arcticmonkeys Gordon Brown famously tried to grab some yoof cred by saying he listened to the Arctic Monkeys on his iPod, before digging himself out of the hole at the Labour party conference with the comment: "I'm more interested in the Arctic Circle than the future of the Arctic Monkeys". The big buffoon.

But it seems ver Monkeys might actually be hindering Gord's environmental plans too. Today's Mirror has a report on the group having a big bust up with climate-change organisation Artists' Project Earth, which recently released an album of latin-style reworkings of famous songs, including the band's 'Dancing Shoes'.

But apparently there's a huge hoo-ha going on now, after a video for the song was shown on GMTV, which apparently counts as 'advertising' in the Monkeys' book. "The song can't be played on the music channels because now there's no video to go with it," a source tells the paper. "So sales are seriously hit. The other much bigger acts such as Coldplay and U2 have been true professionals - unlike the Monkeys."

Still no news on whether the band have also finally treated their dirt-poor girlfriends to something nice – a gaz-guzzling car perhaps, or some shovels to beat baby seal pups with.

Posted by Stu on December 11, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hilton and Spears pretend to be adults

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Our favorite "Best Friends Forever!!!" team is seriously cracking us up. Britney's posse must be doing some serious damage control lately. Last week she wrote an apology  to her fans on her official website,saying that she "probably" had taken her new freedom and partying too far. She was even spotted this weekend in Hollywood with demure, brown hair. Are we supposed to believe that she's suddenly all humble and responsible again? BAH!

And that brings us to Paris Hilton. Paris was seen in LA this past weekend with her old boyfriend Stavros Nachos Niarchos. What's even more disturbing, is that she's been wearing a big ole rock on her engagement ring finger. Again, who is she kidding? How many times has this girl been engaged? And do these two party gals really think that they're fooling us with all of this "settling down" rubbish?

I think not, ladies. Good try though. Now, if you can both start wearing underwear and stay out of Hyde, we might feel a little tingle of hope. But until then, we have our eye on you...and your little dogs, too.

Posted by Cate on December 11, 2006 in Britney Spears, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 7, 2006 9:23 AM

Britney Spears speaks up on her official website

Britneybig041206_228x358_1 And the saga continues. Britney Spears has posted this message on her official website,

"It's been a long time since I've been out on the town with my friends. It's been 2 years since I've even celebrated my birthday. Every move I make at this point has been magnified more than I expected, and I probably did take my new found freedom too far. Anyway, thank God for Victoria Secrets' new underwear line! I look forward to a new year, new music, and a new me."

Okay, good for her for finally speaking up. However, does she expect us to feel sorry for her because she made the choice to get married and have two babies in two years? I'm so shocked to hear Kevin Federline didn't take her out on her birthday. That's so unlike him. All in all, Britney, you didn't just "probably" take it too far. You've been hanging out with Paris Hilton and showed your lady parts to the world. THAT is too far.

We wish you the best, and just hope you really do make it down to Wal-Mart Victoria Secret and buy yourself some knickers, and manage to spend some time with your kiddos.

Posted by Cate on December 7, 2006 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (36)

December 6, 2006 12:27 PM

Razorlight are a bunch of radiation-fearing wusses

Razorlight Far be it from me to make fun of pop stars' genuine health scares. Actually, that is what I'm paid for, so let's get on with it.

Razorlight apparently got The Fear after travelling on a plane that was later found to have traces of Polonium-210 on it – the substance that's been linked to the death of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.

"The lads were terrified," a source tells today's Sun. "They were all feeling run down when they got back from Russia, then switched on the TV and found out the plane they had been on was grounded in the radiation scare. They feared the worst and immediately called their management for advice. Luckily they have all been given the all-clear by doctors."

Singer Johnny Borrell wasn't even on the flight, but still rang NHS Direct to seek advice, the paper says. Tsk boys, all this worrying isn't very rawk, is it? Myleene Klass almost got shot down by the Taliban, and she didn't moan about it.

Posted by Stu on December 6, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Jessica Simpson flubs Dolly Parton tribute

During the Kennedy Center Honors last Sunday, Ms.Jessica Simpson was supposed to pay homage to honoree Dolly Parton by singing her rendition of Dolly's hit "9-5". Despite supposedly being a huge fan of Dolly's, Jessica didn't exactly know the words. Apparently she was singing off cue cards, and abruptly ended the song saying, "Dolly that made me so nervous!" and proceeded to scurry off the stage like a scolded puppy.

Jessica, I do feel remotely bad for you, seeing as you embarrassed yourself in front of the President and -my God- Dolly! However...You're a performer. This whole "memorizing lyrics to songs" thing shouldn't be such an overwhelming task for your wee lil' brain to compute. Jess, you should give Lily Allen a call; she'll understand.

Posted by Cate on December 6, 2006 in Jessica Simpson, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 4, 2006 11:00 AM

Geri Halliwell flexes her girl power for the UN

Gerihalliwell_1 It's always refreshing to see celebrities doing things for the greater good, rather than their own good. Geri Halliwell recently shared with CNN the details of her travels to Zambia, where she helped raise awareness of the country's HIV pandemic with the United Nations Population Fund. Halliwell has been a UN Ambassador for the UNPF since 1999, after her separation from the Spice Girls. Meanwhile, Posh is so busy worrying about what she looks like naked, while we worry about what the hell she's wearing. Nice to see at least one of the former Spices has some real girl power.

Posted by Cate on December 4, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 1, 2006 11:36 AM

Christina Aguilera gets honored in wax

Christina_2 Christina Aguilera is the latest celebrity to get immortalized in wax at London's Madame Tussuad's. Christina's wax double wears a beautiful, floor-length jeweled gown,platinum blond locks, and her signature red lips. This wax-Tina stands in front of a 1920's style dressing room mirror, and fans can even sing along with Christina in a hairbrush microphone. Not quite as good as seeing her on tour, but a fun photo opportunity none the less.

Posted by Cate on December 1, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 28, 2006 3:56 PM

Lily Allen has to Google her lyrics

Lilly Lily Allen at a loss for words?!

Apparently while performing "Everything's just wonderful" Lily blanked and couldn't remember the lyrics to her own song. Thankfully her staff quickly Googled the forgotten lyrics and brought them to her on stage. Too bad for Lily this happened while Coldplay's front man Chris Martin; James Morrison; and her father, Keith Allen were in the audience! Maybe it was nerves, or perhaps she was just too busy thinking of her latest rant about NME?

Posted by Cate on November 28, 2006 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 22, 2006 8:46 AM

It's Oasis v Westlife for top slot in the album chart – and The Sun ain't happy

Liamoasis It's that time of year again, when EVERY new album is either a Greatest Hits compilation, or is by G4. It's grim. And more grim than usual this week, where instead of Oasis, U2 and the Beatles duking it out for top spot in the album chart, Westlife appear to be on the verge of sneaking in, thanks to thousands of sales to confused grannies in Tesco who think they're buying sprouts. Something like that, anyway.

Fear not, non-fans! The Sun has kicked off a campaign to secure Oasis the number one, presumably on the grounds that they're not Bono, and the Beatles probably don't need the money. "Fear not, comrades, it is not too late to stop this tragedy," trumpets the paper's Bizarre showbiz column. "With people power and a swell of support from Bizarre readers it is possible to overturn this catastrophe."

Posted by Stu on November 22, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 15, 2006 12:50 PM

All Saints comeback isn't so rock-steady after all

Allsaints Oh dear. All Saints have been all over the media in recent weeks promoting their comeback single and album, but it doesn't seem to have worked in the album's case. Today's Sun reports that on Monday, the band sold just 2,975 copies, including downloads. If that rate continues, it'll struggle to make the Top 40 chart this Sunday. Oof!

The paper makes the point that All Saints aren't the only pop comeback flops this year – East 17's didn't go that well, while Five didn't even manage to relaunch properly. It'll be left to Take That to prove that you CAN come back after a few years away and have your fans waiting. Or not.

Posted by Stu on November 15, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 7, 2006 10:00 AM

Taliban try to shoot Myleene Klass down. Fail.

Myleene Forget the War On Terror. There's a War On C-List Celebrities raging in Afghanistan, and it's a fierce one. Myleene Klass (whose job is seemingly now a 'TV babe') recently flew out to entertain British troops in Kabul, and was shot at by the Taliban en-route.

"I had to wear a protective helmet and flak jacket," she tells The Sun. "As we flew into Kabul I could hear this massive ‘thwack’ on the side of the plane. Then I could hear this grinding noise, which I found out was defence shields being put up. It scared the living daylights out of me."

I know what you're thinking. No, this wasn't the latest incident of friendly fire, caused by RAF fighter pilots angry at not getting a better class of celeb like Kylie, Fergie or Chantelle Out Of Big Brother. Shame on you for even thinking it.

Posted by Stu on November 7, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 6, 2006 3:55 PM

Javine nicks MC Harvey from Alesha Dixon

Javineharvey Okay, so this news won't be making waves around the world, but it's still quite a big story over here (and anything to get off the subject of Madonna...). But today's Sun has a story on singer Javine Hilton being caught in bed with ex So Solid Crew star Harvey by her boyfriend, who promptly rang up Harvey's wife Alesha Dixon (her out of Mis-teeq, and now a solo career) to break the bad news. Got that? Javine and Harvey are starring together in the musical Daddy Cool at the moment.

"Alesha is beside herself with anger, disbelief and pain. She is in pieces," a friend tells the paper. "She thought her relationship with Harvey was strong. She thought she’d be with him for ever.She has known Javine for a long time and even raved about her performance in Daddy Cool."

Tsk. Alesha's marvellous new single is called 'Knock Down', by the way. Insert your own joke here about what she's going to do next time she sees Harvey etc etc.

Posted by Stu on November 6, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (17)

November 2, 2006 10:07 AM

P Diddy gets down with... Alex Ferguson?!

Fergiemetdiddy Forget kicking teacups across the dressing room - soon Man Utd manager Alex Ferguson will be hurling bottles of Cristal at his players when they fail to perform. See, he's been hanging out with hip-hop mogul P Diddy, who turned up in Copenhagen last night to wish the team well before their Champions League match with FC Copenhagen (so well, that they lost 1-0).

"Fergie was excited to see me," Diddy tells The Sun, whose Photoshop gurus deserve praise for mocking up the picture above. "He knew about my music. He understands who is who in hip-hop. He gave me a Man United shirt with my name on it and said I was an honorary member of the club."

However, something tells me the Diddster won't be given a rapturous reception if he turns up at Old Trafford, after telling the paper "There are two professional teams from London — Manchester United and Chelsea and they are both awesome." D'oh!

Posted by Stu on November 2, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 30, 2006 12:45 PM

Wedding bells on the horizon for Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton

Liamandnicole_1 Well, kind of. Maybe. Perhaps. Yes, the story in today's Sun about Nicole'n'Liam getting hitched is kinda speculative, even if it is based on quotes from the lady herself. "Absolutely yes, we will get married," she tells the paper. "Of course we will. Things are so great between us that it will just happen when it does. We haven't planned anything..."

It sounds more like a hint for OK! magazine to get on the blower, to be honest. Still, Nicole is also happy to blow Liam's reputation as a rawk wild-man, saying that he's even not that fussed that the couple's son Gene prefers Damon Albarn's Gorillaz to Oasis.

"His dad is all right about it, surprisingly. Liam bumped into Damon in the street and told him, ‘My kid is a big fan of yours.’ I love the Gorillaz too so I think Gene has good taste.”

Posted by Stu on October 30, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 27, 2006 12:53 PM

Liam Gallagher on Pete Doherty: "Posh guys can't take drugs"

Liamgallagher God bless Liam Gallagher - it's fair to say his counselling skills won't be needed by The Samaritans any time soon. In today's Sun, Liam gives his considered opinion about the rehab antics of the likes of Pete Doherty and Keane's Tom Chaplin.

None of us have ever been in The Priory, like all these little idiots today. They have one little line, they have one burn and they’re all in rehab. That Pete Doherty is cabbaged already. And it’s like, ‘How old are you? Priory at 27 years of age? You idiot.’ Posh boys can’t take drugs, man. They’re lightweights."

Liam also tells the paper that Oasis are still capable of hellraising behaviour, even though they've settled down with wives, girlfriends and children. However, it never got too messy. "We never fell over drunk and all that because we like our clothes too much!"

Posted by Stu on October 27, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 23, 2006 9:59 PM

Top Ten Stories - Keith Urban Is An Alkie, & Madonna Is A Cradle-Snatcher

DradcliffeGood news ladies, Harry Potter, ahem, Daniel Radcliffe, is single. And going to be performing NUDE onstage next summer. Try to curb your enthusiasm, there.
Country crooner Keith Urban has quietly checked into rehab for alcohol abuse, whilst wife Nicole Kidman still manages to get some action with fellow rehab-fan, Robert Downey Jr.
Sharon Osbourne declares that fat is the new black, as she's set to remove her gastric band later this year.
The father of the year old Malawian orphan that Madonna has recently adopted is now claiming he didn't consent to him being adopted, that he thought they would only look after him for awhile. More likely he heard her latest album and couldn't surrender his child to such future horrors.
Jade Goody, forever having problems with the numerous men in her life, reportedly punched boyfriend Jack on Saturday night, splitting his lip.
Lindsay Lohan is a dirty, dirty bitch. But a considerate one, at that, as she left dozens of designer clothes behind when she recently moved out of the hotel she called home.
The Arctic Monkeys are set to write an autobiography based on their stardom, to be due before Christmas.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are set to get married in Italy next month, no doubt due to the lovely scenery there, and not all the hot male action. Ahem.
Predictably, Michael Barrymore's comeback attempt has failed, possibly due to the fact he's playing 'Scrooge' in A Christmas Carol, hitting more than slightly close to home.

Posted by Katherine on October 23, 2006 in Baby Watch, Gossip Rag Roundup, Harry Potter, Hot Gossip, Jade Goody, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Musical Stars, Nicole Kidman, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Tom Cruise, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (3)

October 13, 2006 5:43 PM

Top Ten Stories - Alec Baldwin Continues Missing His Anger Management Therapy, & Paris Hilton Is Single Yet Again. Surprised?

AlecAlec Baldwin is a nasty pasty. But a sexy one, mind, regardless of his temper.
Lindsay Lohan's mum has been mouthing off to the press about how she'd make a great Lara Croft. At least she's got the fake titties!
It seems when your trashy ex-wife assaults your new even trashier girlfriend, it's best not to stay together, in the case of Paris Hilton and Travis Barker.
China is not a fan of Jay Z, in particular his use of expletitives and suggestive language, banning him from ever performing there.
For those 3 people that care, Howard K. Stern has been listed as the father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter's birth certificate.
Ashlee Simpson continues in her quest to be better looking than Jessica, by getting more plastic surgery, this time to her eyes and chin. Someone tell her that she's been better looking than Jessica since birth?
Gwen Stefani is releasing a new solo album this December, sparking fear in those with bad taste that there will never be another No Doubt album again.
Like we needed more evidence about Michael Jackson's sanity, he is now moonlighting as a middle-aged woman in France, complete with heels and floppy hat.
David Beckham has been dropped as the face of Police sunglasses, promptly critics, well, me, to ponder how long it will take for him and ol' Sour Face to drop out of the limelight completely.
Sadly, Jessica Alba has vowed never to get nekkid on screen. If only other 'slebs would follow (hint hint, Sharon Stone)

Posted by Katherine on October 13, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brangelina, David Beckham, Gossip Rag Roundup, Gwen Stefani, Hot Gossip, Jessica Alba, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Michael Jackson, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Posh 'N Becks, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Thighs Wide Open, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (4)

October 12, 2006 8:57 PM

Top Ten Stories - Sienna Miller Looks Under 21, & Angelina Jolie Is A Murderer's Muse

Sienna_4Finally, someone puts holier-than-thou Sienna Miller in her place and denies her entry to a club, sadly for not having ID, not for being a stinky actress.
It seems being in close proximity to Angelina Jolie turns people into fighting-machines, as her driver hits a motorcyclist in India.
Contrary to all the rumours circulating about her and Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston told Oprah they're still together. Does this mean they're an official couple now?
Kevin Federline is understandably insecure about his marriage with Britney, and has convinced her not to lose her baby weight so she won't get so much male attention.
Nick Lachey blames their Newlyweds reality show as the instigator to his marriage break-up, and not say, Jessica's infidelity.
80s-throwback Justin Hawkins comes out of rehab and quits The Darkness, blaming his cocaine problems on being in the novelty band. Quite understandable - we'd be addicts too if we looked like that.
Nicole Richie debuts her new red haircolour with a new man. Needless to say, we preferred the old look better, in more ways than one.
Elle Macpherson has dropped her lawsuit against Heidi Klum over the use of her nickname 'The Body', after meeting the Dalai Lama. Bet he loved admonishing her on her childish fight with the fellow model, dirty thing.
Because apparently SpongeBob SquarePants is the new Simpsons, David Bowie adds to his archive of cameos and makes a guest appearance on the underwater show as Lord Royal Highness.
Desperate for attention, P Diddy has revealed that he never loved Jennifer Lopez to begin with. Neither did we, mate, neither did we.


Posted by Katherine on October 12, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Sienna Miller, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 11, 2006 3:50 PM

Top Ten Stories - Ricky Gervais Is Rich, & Sharon Osbourne Is Drunk. Nothing New There!

160x120_extras_gervais01Ricky Gervais becomes one of those rich bastards, as he has recently snapped up a £2.5 million home in North London. The only downside is he is now neighbours with Jonathan Ross.
Wee Baby Spice has grown up so fast, she's now set a wedding date of early next year with fiancee Jade Jones.
Perpetual skinny, Gwyneth Paltrow, has scrapped the macrobiotic diet she's been on for years, as she apparently isn't losing her minimal baby weight.
The folks behind X Factor are planning a reality show involving WAGs opening shops in Mayfair. According to the producer, 'there is no way that the girls are all going to remain friends'.
According to Pete Doherty's uncle (so reliable), Pete and Kate are going to get married on Kate's birthday, January 16th, as if we haven't already heard a million wedding rumours by now.
Hugh Hefner, the former sex-machine, no longer has the energy for sex, saying that he instead prefers a game of dominoes with the Playboy bunnies. Maybe he's gay?
Mel Gibson has apologised for his drunken, racist outburst of recent times, however seemingly forgets to apologise for The Passion of the Christ.
Like the sadist she is, Nicole Kidman has apparently phoned Katie Holmes and encouraged her to marry Tom Cruise, hopefully for entertainment's value only.
Russell Brand has found love with an art student. Figures, only an art student could love something like that.
Make sure you watch the Sharon Osbourne show tonight at 5pm, as apparently she's hopelessly drunk on tonight's episode - always a bonus, drunk elderly women.

Posted by Katherine on October 11, 2006 in Baby Watch, Gossip Rag Roundup, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hot Gossip, Kate Moss, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Nicole Kidman, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Russell Brand, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, Tom Cruise, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 10, 2006 8:42 PM

Top Ten Stories - Kate Moss Worst GF EVAH!!1!!1! Plus George Lucas Gives Us What We Want, For A Change

Kate_3Kate Moss pussywhips Pete 'Back on Crack' Doherty into leaving Babyshambles and going solo, as if that will be the end to their troubles. Hah!
George Lucas shuffles into his old-age home as he talks of pleasing us all and  retiring.
Victoria Beckham doesn't just scare us when she looks into a mirror, she scares herself as well, moaning that she looks awful nekkid.
Yet more talk of Anna Nicole Smith in the news, as she is attacked over claims she was fast-tracked a Bahamian citizenship.
Like we don't need any more excuses to want to sleep with Scarlett Johansson, she has come out and admitted she gets tested for HIV every 6 months.
Not just content with having one alien-child, Katie Holmes is already planning on a second, discussing her pregnancy plans with oh-so-fertile Victoria Beckham.
Looks like someone got some action, after Nicole Richie was seen doing the walk of shame from Paris Hilton's house the next morning after they had dinner together.
Things are definitely cold between Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, as he is caught smooching another blonde.
Kirsten Dunst is to do us all a favour and quit movies to go back to school.
Those two characters off Lost, the junkie ex-hobbit, and hot Kate who can't decide between Sawyer and Jack, are getting married in real life.

Posted by Katherine on October 10, 2006 in Baby Watch, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Moss, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Posh 'N Becks, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Scarlett Johansson, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open, Tom Cruise, TomKat, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 9, 2006 9:27 PM

Top Ten Stories - Madonna Adopts Orphan, But In More Breaking News, Paris & Nicole Are BFF's Again! Hallelujah!

Madonna_13'Holiday...Celebrate...Buy a baby...In Malawi', is reportedly the tune Madonna is humming, since she apparently did an Angelina Jolie and adopted an orphan, naming him 'Luca'. Sorry Madge, but adopting an orphan won't get you Brad, you're stuck with Guy and his crap movies for life.
Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton have reportedly sucked-face and made-up, leading many to wonder if there's another dreaded Simple Life in the works.
Lindsay Lohan obviously doesn't rate appearing at a benefit in Australia for kids and tweens very highly, as she skips out of the negotiations. She must've twigged that 13 year-olds are just far too young.
Chris De Burgh (get back in your box, raging-hormones), claims he can heal people with his hands. Me first! Me first!
Penelope Cruz naturally attracts beardy-lesbians. Like Tom Cruise.
The third, and ugliest Hanson brother has just married. Is there no hope for the rest of us anymore?!
Paris Hilton is snapped with some seedy looking skunk. Skank with some skunk, how's that for a new lyric, princess?
Following in the foosteps of Take That, and, err, 5ive, S Club 7 are reforming, heaven forbid.
Not content with appearing in the news only for being found slumped over his wheel on drugs, George Michael has announced Wham! are reuniting for a 'Christmas extravangza', hopefully sharing his drugs with the audience this time.
Russell Brand decides to do a Paris Hilton, and become celibate. Something tells me his attempt will be even more short-lived than hers.

Posted by Katherine on October 9, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Drug Scandals, George Michael, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Russell Brand, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (2)

October 6, 2006 2:47 PM

See Black Eyed Peas when they weren't famous!

Blackeyedpeasvideo And I mean RIGHT at the start of their career. Someone's selling on eBay the raw footage - actual reels of film - of the Black Eyed Peas' first ever music video, along with a CD so you can hum along. Obviously, in those days they didn't have a lumpy lady singer, but it's still a fascinating historical item. If you like the Black Eyed Peas and have $175,000 to spend.

Also today on Bayraider: Tatu's MTV award from 2001, and a Lost In Space audiobot.

Posted by Stu on October 6, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Star Trip interview: It's Chico Time!

The world needs to know what X-Factor's Chico is up to nowadays. I can tell you: he was doing a bar-top PA at the Mobile Choice awards last night, wiggling his pectorals for an appreciative (i.e. really pissed) throng of mobile industry people at Nokia's booth. It's not Wembley Arena, but I guess it's a start. Of sorts.

Anyway, Shiny Media's roving reporter Susi met up with Chico backstage at the event to find out what he's up to, how fatherhood is suiting him, and his plans for panto later this year. As well as having a few kisses and cuddles. Click below to see for yourself.

Posted by Stu on October 6, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 3, 2006 1:26 AM

Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe Slept Together (Apparently)

Elvis Elvis Presley's former agent Byron Raphael has claimed that the singing sensation bedded Marilyn Monroe within minutes of meeting her, something he has kept secret for over 50 years. It is claimed that bosses at the  William Morris Agency (PR) wanted the pair to 'date' as a publicity stunt, and although Monroe declined, Presley pursued a meeting.

Raphael told the New York Post: "When he saw her, they came together and, without saying a word, started kissing. I was in shock and I didn't know what to do. Then Marilyn, who was 10 years older, said, 'You're pretty good for a guitar player.' After two minutes, they went into the bedroom and I didn't know if I was supposed to leave, or stay and wait for them, so I just dozed off. The next thing I knew I was startled awake by the door opening and I dove behind the bar. And they both walked out stark naked."

If it happened, great, it's nice to think of two legends together. OR, this guy is a big fat fibber. Something tells me he's making a lot of money off this. Ooof, I'm going cynical in my old age!

Posted by Antonia on October 3, 2006 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch | Permalink | Comments (3)

Robbie Williams Seeks Professional Help

Robbie_5 We've already heard from Robbie Williams' Dad today but now his Mum has told the media about the problems her son is facing. Jan, who is a qualified drug counsellor (handy that, Robbie), has told her son to seek professional help in Los Angeles, in the form of a psychiatrist.

Jan has encouraged Robbie to seek help in the past, saying: "He was in the depths of despair. I had to practice what I call tough love. I still loved him but I didn't like him very much." Robbie recently cancelled the Asian leg of his world tour, claiming "exhaustion".

Posted by Antonia on October 3, 2006 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, Take That | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top Ten Stories - Nick Carter Still A Knob, And Janet Jackson Still Fame-Hungry

CartersimpsonNick Carter is still whining on and on about former flame Paris Hilton and how he was forced to cheat on her with Ashlee Simpson. Go back to cleaning out your rabbit hutch, Nick, you're boring us with your drivel.
Council flat tenants would vow not to watch the Jonathan Ross show anymore due to a jibe on last week's program, if they had television sets in the first place, that is.
Both desperate for fame, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake are in talks to do a duet together at either the Oscars or Grammys. Let's hope for a nip-slip along this line.
Coleen McLoughlin claims she has the world's hardest job. Oh no, girlfriend, writing about tat like this and resisting to throw in numerous expletives is harder.
Anna Nicole Smith did not get married to her lawyer over the weekend, oh no, as if they would be that insensitive to her recently-dead son - no, they just went on a luxury yacht cruise with plenty of champers, is all.
Prattish Jude Law first begrudgingly claims to regret cheating on Sienna Miller, then backtracks, and says he thinks in the long run he did a good thing. Say what?
Sure, we've heard stories about Tom Cruise pushing Katie Holmes to lose her baby weight - but has she gone too far and Nicole-Richie like?
Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears end their feud over who the hottest popstar was (face facts, Britters is well below Pink now, on the scale), with Christina giving Britney a $570 gift for her latest son's birth.
No surprises here, as James Blunt tops the funeral faves list - favourite song for a funeral, not favourite 'sleb to HAVE a funeral, sickos.
Could newly rehab-exited Robin Williams be back on the booze already?

Posted by Katherine on October 3, 2006 in Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Coleen McLoughlin, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Sienna Miller, Thighs Wide Open, Tom Cruise, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 1, 2006 10:24 PM

Top Ten Stories - Is Cocaine Kate Making A Comeback? And The Hoff Is A Liar?!

Kate_2Is 'Cocaine Kate' making a comeback, with The Sun pointing out some mysterious white fodder in her nostrils - or do supermodels get boogeritis too?
Are you a drug-taking jail-habiting alco? There's hope for you yet - if Robert Downey Jr can become Iron Man, so can you, junkie!
Don't tell us the Hoff was exaggerating when he bragged recently that Princess Diana fancied him! Shock! Horror!
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker have reportedly called it quits, blaming 'distance and demanding careers', as if all the rumours circulating about her unfaithfulness didn't exist.
Jay-Z comes out of 'retirement' to release a new album, and snag some new audiences, particularly yummy mummies, as he sings a duet with Gwyneth Paltrow at the Albert Hall. Way to enhance that hip hop credibility, Z.
One-legged tart, sorry, Heather Mills, moves on...With her personal trainer. Jogging on a treadmill with just one leg is real hard, so she needs 24/7 care.
Owen Wilson is a regular Romeo, as he serenaded Kate Hudson on her lawn, with a CD player, singing 'I can't help falling in love with you', by Elvis. So. Envious. Right. Now!
Brad Pitt wants a biological baby right away, Angelina Jolie wants to adopt again, later - so many choices facing Brangelina other than what crockery to purchase!
Hear that sound? That's the sound of millions of hearts breaking as Johnny Depp vows to marry his long-time baby momma.
And in concrete, ground-breaking news, Nicole Richie may or may not be attending Crystal Meth Addicts Anonymous, or Alcoholics Anonymous.

Posted by Katherine on October 1, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, David Hasselhoff, Drug Scandals, Eva Longoria, Gossip Rag Roundup, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hot Gossip, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, The Royal Family, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (8)

September 28, 2006 10:57 PM

Top Ten Stories

Tomkat_16Oh Lordy, turns out Tom Cruise was serious when he said he wants to star in a film with Katie Holmes, as he is currently shopping for scripts that will 'put him back in the good graces of the movie-going public'. Someone tell him it'll take more than a film, it'll take a death.
Steve Irwin's widow, Terri, claims the footage of his death will never be shown. Give up, snuff freaks.
Sounds like being divorced is the least of Jessica Simpson's worries, girl needs a fresh pair of undies!
Naomi Campbell was a no-show today at her court trial, the judge declared if she didn't appear for the next trial, she would be arrested and beaten over the head with a BlackBerry.
Hold off on the porn for a little longer, as Scarlett Johansson will be donning period garb and playing Queen Mary in a film to begin shooting late 2007.
Five, that rubbish pop band that split 5 years ago, announced yesterday they're reforming, ahem, as a foursome.
Shock! Horror! Pete Doherty spotted buying syringes! What is the the World coming to?!
The verdict on Anna Nicole Smith's 20 year-old son dying randomly has come in, it was caused by a drug cocktail of antidepressants and methadone. So rockstar.
Sweet, placid Lily Allen has sworn to 'kick and stab' Peaches Geldof in a fight.
As if we don't have enough reasons to laugh at him already, Russell Brand announced when he was 20 he auditioned for a boyband - perhaps he can join the new Five line-up?


 

Posted by Katherine on September 28, 2006 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Jessica Simpson, Katie Holmes, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, Peaches Geldof, Rag Roundup, Russell Brand, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Cruise, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (12)

September 27, 2006 7:41 PM

Top Ten Stories

ReneeThe original Bridget Jones doesn't look like she's a Singleton anymore, as Renee Zellweger has been seen canoodling with old flame, George Clooney.
Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern, announced he was the baby girl's father recently on Larry King Live.
After six weeks of teasing us with their possible marriage break-down, Kate Hudson files for divorce with Chris Robinson.
For those who live in the Cotswolds, you might be bumping into Brangelina down at your local off-licence fairly soon, as they're set to move to the upmarket Lower Mill Estate.
Yep, Winona Ryder is still as effed-up as ever.
Sorry to induce vomit on you, but 'Screech' from Saved by the Bell, has filmed a sex video with 2 women, reportedly involving a 'Dirty Sanchez'.
Paris Hilton has been charged over her DUI recently, and most probably will spend 6 months in jail. Yeh, right.
Because he hasn't messed with us enough already, Marilyn Manson is launching his own brand of Absinthe.
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty are rumoured to be marrying in the next 2 weeks - as if we haven't heard that one before.
Janet Jackson is a supplier of sex-toys to all those who seek them.

Posted by Katherine on September 27, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, George Clooney, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Janet Jackson, Kate Moss, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 26, 2006 8:49 PM

Top Ten Stories

Bella_cat_245Turns out the suicide-attempt by David Hasselhoff's 14 year old daughter that we reported yesterday may in fact have been caused by the family cat, pictured. David's estranged wife claims he used the suicide allegation as revenge on her to make her appear a bad mother.
Lindsay Lohan uses Stavros Niarchos to make ex-boyfriend Harry Morton jealous.
Is the world coming to an end? Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie have reportedly made up.
To add insult to injury, Heather Mills was kicked out of Sainsbury's for shoplifting there 20 years previously. What she doesn't know is they're team McCartney.
Liza Minelli's ex-husband, David Gest, has had his lawsuit thrown out of court, as the headaches he suffered from were because of his herpes, not a result of her beatings.
George Bush can breathe easy, as George Clooney is sticking to movies, and won't be running for presidency anytime soon.
Sadly, Russell Crowe won't be starring in a Steve Irwin biopic anytime soon.
Kevin Federline knows what the punters want, as he drops Popozao from his debut album, and replaces it with a duet between him and Britney.
Brad Pitt is rumoured to be starring in a biopic on Jeff Buckley's life.
Kate Bosworth says 'Orlando who?' after caught canoodling with an Unidentified Hottie in public.

Posted by Katherine on September 26, 2006 in Brad Pitt, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, David Hasselhoff, George Clooney, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sugababes set to sing Richard Hammond back to full health

Richardhammond_1 When I was last in hospital, all I got was some lousy food and grumpy nurses. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is a cut above – he's going to get his own private gig from the Sugababes! At least, that's what today's Sun claims.

"Richard is a cute bloke with a great smile — of course we’d sing for him," says 'Babe Amelle. "I love Top Gear. Richard is a great presenter and JEREMY CLARKSON is brilliant too.” That's The Sun's capitals, by the way, I don't think she shouted his name. But I could be wrong. Anyway, bandmate Keisha agrees:

"Richard is really popular. It was a shock to hear about his crash. If our singing can get us in the papers do any good we’re happy to perform.”

Posted by Stu on September 26, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Liza Minnelli's tap shoes dance their way onto eBay

Lizaminnellitapshoes She's one of the most famous tap dancers the world has ever seen! Obviously, she has other talents too, like singing, acting, and ridding herself of potato-faced ex-husbands. Anyway, fancy buying the shoes that Liza clip-clopped her way across Europe and the USA in for her 1991 tour? They've gone on sale on eBay for $700. And they're a famous pair of shoes too, having been worn for not one but TWO DVDs starring Liza. It's no surprise they're a bit worn.

Also today on Bayraider: a six-foot sexy pirate model, and a bunch of Tony Blair memorabilia, including some playing cards with him in drag. They're fake, obviously. At least, I think they're fake.

Posted by Stu on September 26, 2006 in Bayraider Blitz, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 25, 2006 5:27 PM

Top Ten Stories

Lindsay_lohanLindsay Lohan and Harry Morton have reportedly parted ways, after it was rumoured they were engaged.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney are trying to set their parents, Blythe Danner and Paul McCartney, up together, as they can't wait to overhear geriatrics going at it like rabbits.
Jennifer Lopez is so desperate to fall pregnant, she has resorted to IVF treatment. If only she'd stayed with P Diddy - his sperm seems very fertile.
Has Paris Hilton stooped even lower than Travis Barker, and hooked up with Fred Durst, Britney Spears's former lover?
Speaking of trashy tattooed bad boys, Steve O literally pissed all over the red carpet at the Jackass 2 premiere in Los Angeles.
After six days of engagement, Aaron Carter and his Playboy girlfriend have split.
Victoria and David Beckham are apparently going to star in an episode of Neighbours - let's hope Posh gets it on with Harold, eh?
Buffy - ahem, Sarah Michelle Gellar, thinks Alec Baldwin is sexy.
Not surprisingly, Steven Tyler has Hepatitis C.
David Hasselhoff's 14 year old daughter tried killing herself last night by slitting her wrists. We could make a joke here about how we'd do the same if he were our father, but really, we're not that cruel.

Posted by Katherine on September 25, 2006 in Britney Spears, David Beckham, David Hasselhoff, Gossip Rag Roundup, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Posh 'N Becks, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Soap Stars, Spice Girls, Sport Stars, TV Show Gossip, Thighs Wide Open, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

George Michael takes aim at Bush on-stage

Georgemichaeltour Forget candles, lights and backing singers. What every gig needs is a giant inflatable George Bush being 'pleasured' by a bulldog. George Michael's the man who realised this, for his European tour which kicked off in Barcelona last night. The Sun has a review of the gig, which was apparently ace, although Victoria Newton must have been the only person in the crowd to be "surprised he didn't do Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go".

George also explained why he's not going to be stripping down on-stage anytime soon. "As much as I don’t want to disappoint those people who want to see more of my bottom, I’m going to be less of a showman and more of a singer," he said at the gig. "Madonna has made it difficult for the rest of us but even if I gave myself another five years I’d never be able to fit into that bloody leotard!"

Posted by Stu on September 25, 2006 in George Michael, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 22, 2006 5:18 PM

Top Ten Stories

Robinwilliams1Robin Williams manages to slip the nurse a tenner and checks out of rehab, hopefully soberly.
Angelina Jolie has spent £200,000 on artwork by Banksy. Did no-one tell her you can pick his stuff up for free in Blighty, just off the street?
Jessica Simpson has said she still sleeps in Nick Lachey's tshirts, which is funny, as we thought she slept naked with strange men most of the time.
Don't bother Jack Nicholson between the hours of two and four in the morning, as that's his 'ass-scratching hours'.
Anastacia has accepted a marriage proposal from her British bodyguard - does this mean we'll have to put up with lots of crap sightings in Heat's 'Spotted' now?
Charlotte Church wears Bridget Jones-style big knickers to make her look slim on camera - bet Gavin Henson makes her wear 'em in bed, too.
Lisa Kudrow weeps quietly about being labelled tubby due to not losing the baby-weight as fast as other actresses.
To no-one's surprise at all, Britney Spears adores wearing hooker shoes.
Lindsay Lohan will have to wear the cast on her arm for another 6 weeks. Poor love, giving handjobs with your wrong hand sure is tricky work.
Make sure you pick up a copy of Vanity Fair's November issue, which will probably have Borat on the cover.

Posted by Katherine on September 22, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Charlotte Church, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 21, 2006 11:37 PM

Katie To Play Posh

Katie Now, please understand that here at Star Trip we're not the sort of people who will judge an artistic endeavour before we've seen/heard it.  That would be wrong and ignorant of us.  But, faced with the rumour that Tom Cruise has pitched the idea of a David Beckham biopic - let's just say eyebrows were raised.  The fact that Paramount optioned the movie caused those same eyebrows to move higher.  And, well, certain people will be taking tweezers to the backs of their necks in future with the news that Katie Holmes is set to play Posh.

A British actor is being lined up to play Becks, which will undoubtedly lead to guesswork aplenty in the press.  No word yet on who'll play Rebecca Loos.  An insider said "Tom has a brilliant grasp of what the public want to see".  Really?  And he STILL made The Last Samurai?  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on September 21, 2006 in David Beckham, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, Sport Stars, Tom Cruise, TomKat, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top Ten Stories

Brad_pitt_angelina_jolieYet another reason to hate Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, as Bono's Samaritan ways rub off on them.
And in the understatement of the century, Paris Hilton admits she's not got the whole deck of cards upstairs.
Madonna's current tour is the highest-earning tour by a female artist ever. You can just hear Britney taking notes 'right, Jesus-cross, check. Farrah Fawcett flicks, check'.
Turns out Janet Jackson regrets saying sorry for her nip-slip years ago. Next she'll be saying she meant it to happen.
Yawn...Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson are officially together - anyone paying attention anymore?
Kevin Federline gets himself a real job, dawg.
Not having anything to do with publicity for Justin Timberlake's recent album launch, him and Cameron Diaz were allegedly almost murdered by a papparazo.
Paris Hilton has a temporary lapse of judgment, and gives a homeless man a $100 note.
Whitney Houston got clean with thanks to Courtney Love's help. That's probably how she got hooked on crack in the first place.
Rupert Everett lacks something rather vital, sperm.

Posted by Katherine on September 21, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Cameron Diaz, Drug Scandals, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (0)

Eminem Getting Divorced As Well

Eminem_1 They do say "Third time's the charm".  Rapper Eminem has called in a mediator to help reach an agreement on his second divorce from wife Kim.  Em, who originally divorced Kim in 2001 before re-marrying her at the start of this year, filed for another divorce back in April.  After a meeting of lawyers ended in stalemate, mediation is the next step.  Both parties are stressing that what is most important in the case is the welfare of their daughter, Hailie Jade, and Eminem's niece Alaina, of whom he has full custody.

Perhaps what's really important is that they make up their minds already.  I swear, if they get married again after this, they can whistle for the next divorce.  They can just stay married.  That'll teach 'em.  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Aigua on September 21, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

September 20, 2006 11:30 PM

Bobby Brown Upset By Whitney Split

Whitney_5 Bobby Brown has revealed his heartbreak over wife Whitney Houston's decision to file for divorce after 14 years of marriage.  While the rest of us sit and marvel that they managed FOURTEEN YEARS, for Whitney and Bobby the ugliness is only just getting going - word has it that la Houston is asking for custody of daughter Bobbi Kristina.  Bobby broke his silence over the split, telling reporters "I'm really saddened by the whole situation".

Anyone who saw moments from the reality TV show Being Bobby Brown will remember that Brown seemed the more stable partner in the relationship.  However, onlookers have claimed that Whitney looks better than she has done for a while - admittedly not difficult, as whatever the cause she certainly has been looking gaunt - and is planning a comeback album, to be released next year.  One can assume that interviews will form part of the promotion for such an album.  Should be interesting... [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Aigua on September 20, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top Ten Stories

TarareidfingvipTara Reid gets her implants taken out, and her new movie goes straight to download-only. Coincidence?
For once, Lindsay Lohan is barred from a club for being underage. Bet she didn't go home to a nice mug of Horlicks, though.
Turns out Cindy Crawford isn't just naturally beautiful, she might've been indulging in some of the shiny needlework popular amongst models.
Be still my beating heart...The producers of 'Lost' have warned the hunky leading men not to skinnydip inbetween filming, worrying they're taking 'unnecessary risks in terms of their image'.
Glad to see Tommy Lee hasn't changed an ounce in regards to enjoying implants.
Brad Pitt is lined up to be the next Tom Cruise, sans the craziness.
Madonna is not just content with taking over the world, she's set the conquer space as well, in 2009.
Does Jack Nicholson have a hard on for strap-ons?
P Diddy just wants the kids to stay in school. And for them to buy his albums. And stay off his lawn, flamin' brats.
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty were caught having a hardcore-groping session when he was in The Priory - witnesses could tell it was her as her 'skinny blue jeans were the giveaway'. Yeh, like every other girl isn't wearing them too!

Posted by Katherine on September 20, 2006 in Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kate Moss, Madonna, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Thighs Wide Open, Tom Cruise | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 19, 2006 6:48 PM

A Week With Britney & Kevin

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Busy times at the Spears-Federline residence, as Britney has given birth to their second child; their second boy. Britney is remarkably decent when it comes to baby names (perhaps the only non-trash thing about her now) and is rumoured to be calling son number two Sutton Pierce, so he'll have the same initials as Britney's firstborn, Sean Preston. Which is quite a nice idea; love to know who thought of it, it sure as hell wasn't her. No other news from the K-Fed and Britney camp - one would imagine they're loving time with their newborn. OR, Britney's loving it, Kevin's out buying some gold shoes or something.  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Aigua on September 19, 2006 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Google Wars: Ant vs Dec!

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Google Wars is no respecter of friendship.  Don't be under any illusion about that, y'hear?  Sorry, came over all action-hero for no apparent reason there.  Anyway, this week saw a return to our airwaves after an absence of, oooh, minutes for Ant and Dec.  Since the early days on Byker Grove these two have been nigh-on inseparable.  I can't be the only one who secretly thinks that they live together, with a single bed each, much in the fashion of Bert and Ernie off Sesame Street, can I?  Can I?  CAN I?

Anyway, with the two of them having insurance policies taken out on one another, there can be no doubt that Dec and Ant are a duo, a twosome.  So many lyrics, they're frightened to use 'em.  So many lyrics, they keep them in stores.  They've even got them coming out of their pores.  So the rumour goes, anyway.  Well, we thought we'd drive a Google-war shaped wedge between the two of them.  We're so nasty, but you love us.  So, LET'S GET READY TO RHUUUUUUUUUMBLE!

First up is Ant.  Using the name "Ant McPartlin" we hit up the famous search engine to see who has the more results in a Google search and is, therefore, morally superior.  And Ant has ... 59,400.  That's not very many at all.  Let's try "Declan Donnelly", then.  Crikey!  He has 205,000!  Now, even allowing for the fact that Donnelly is a more commonly-occuring surname than McPartlin, that makes Dec the winner.  If he's smiling more than usual at the start of Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend, you'll know why.  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Aigua on September 19, 2006 in Ant & Dec, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top Ten Stories

WillieAs if it's surprising, Willie Nelson is in trouble with the police over possession of the ol' green herb.
If you can stretch your memory back to 1996 and recall popboy Aaron Carter, he is now all grown up and engaged. To a Playboy playmate. One of his older brother's ex-girlfriends. Uh-huh.
Taylor Hanson (come on, you remember), just spawned his third child. The most surprising thing is Hanson are about to release a fourth album!
Londoners now have the chance to get up close and personal with Tupac - if you dare.
Rumous are a'bounding about Sarah Jessica Parker possibly being preggers with her second child.
Please God, don't tell us Lindsay Lohan is going to buy property here in London. We can't deal with having her tumpsy perpetually splashed across The Sun.
Ricky Gervais has a conscience over how much money he has.
Britney Spears's new album is said to contain 'crazy ass' rapping. We can't wait...
Proving she is willing to stoop to any level, representatives for Anna Nicole Smith have sold the last ever photos of her recently departed son for $600,000.
Cover your ears, as Pete Doherty may be guest-editing a Christmas show for BBC Radio 4's Today  programme

Posted by Katherine on September 19, 2006 in Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Drug Scandals, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 18, 2006 4:23 PM

Top Ten Stories

Melgibson_1Yes, there really is a Mel Gibson video game, complete with tequila bottles and Star-of-David-throwing Rabbis.
Jon Heder, better known as Napoleon Dynamite, is expecting a baby.
Lindsay Lohan broke her wrist last Friday whilst partying. Hey, at least she didn't cover it up the way the Hoff did.
Katie Holmes is apparently having second thoughts about marrying Tom. If only she'd listened to Star Trip from the beginning...
Adam Ant claims his relationship with Heather Graham saved him from depression and suicide.
Elton John and George Michael are now BFF. Is it too soon to hope for a threesome?
Anna Nicole Smith is refusing to allow her baby's father from meeting her.
Jude Law is desperate to play a Romeo role before his good looks fade. Err...You're about 33 years too late for that, Judey-boy.
Scarlett Johansson speaks out over ultra-thin 'slebs, saying 'I don't need to be skinny to be sexy'.
Nicole Kidman will be riding husband Keith Urban's 'love bus' whilst he goes on tour for 6 months.

Posted by Katherine on September 18, 2006 in Baby Watch, David Hasselhoff, George Michael, Hot Gossip, Jude Law, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Nicole Kidman, Rag Roundup, Scarlett Johansson, Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open, Tom Cruise, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 15, 2006 12:02 AM

Top Ten Stories

Whitney_4Whitney Houston files for divorce from Bobby Brown after 14 years of marriage, whether or not this is due to Osama Bin Laden's crush on the crack-addict is up in the air.
Sean Penn believes there's rules for civilians to follow, and then there's rules for the 'slebs to follow. Well, derr, just look at Pete Doherty.
Speak of the devil, he's just had another Jaguar impounded, for failing to pay road tax.
Paris Hilton and Travis Barker (of Blink 182) are definitely porking.
Thank goodness the next series of Strictly Come Dancing will have some sass, as they've added Emma 'Baby Spice' Bunton to the list of despo keen 'slebs.
Graffiti artist Banksy cheats on us with Los Angeles and doesn't return our numerous frantic calls.
It's rumoured Britney Spears has named her second son Sutton Pierce, so he will have the same initials as his big brother, Sean Preston.
Oasis are not happy campers about being forced to release a greatest hits album. Don't worry, Noel, neither are we.
Marianne Faithfull has been diagnosed with cancer, but still intends on touring in 2007. Atta girl.
We've heard the rumours that Lindsay Lohan is engaged to Harry Morton, but could they have married already?

Posted by Katherine on September 15, 2006 in Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 13, 2006 5:02 PM

Top Ten Stories

KatieholmesKatie Holmes and Tom Cruise are set to get married within the next 6 weeks. Let's hope it's not a Halloween wedding, nothing can get scarier than having to see Suri pics again.
Brad Pitt has stated he will no longer be appearing nekkid or doing sex scenes, for want of a more wholesome family image. Sounds like Angie has him on a tight leash there...
Are they on, are they off, oh who knows, but it seems Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson have been getting schnoogly again, this time in Hawaii.
Meat Loaf has apparently propositioned Scarlett Johansson, but thank goodness she refused.
The Hoff continues his boasting, this time that Princess Diana and him almost slept together, and that she was 'smitten' with him. David Hasselhoff! Princess Diana! Hah!
Jane Fonda wishes she could smoosh Lindsay Lohan up to her bosom, pat her hair, and say 'there, there, pet'.
Could things be going poorly for Simon Cowell, whose black American Express card wasn't working in Miami recently?
Turns out it wasn't Russell Brand who raped the girl at his party in Edinburgh (just because the dude looks homeless doesn't mean he's a rapist!)
Paris Hilton is not just, well, everything, but she's also an homewrecker, according to Shanna Moakler, Travis Barker's estranged wife, who has been seen sucking face with the vapid airhead.
Just a week ago we reported that Sharon Osbourne's dog bit Patrick Swayze on her new chat show, well now the pup has gone and sunk it's teeth into The Hoff as well. Dog has taste, mmm.

Posted by Katherine on September 13, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, David Hasselhoff, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Relationship Watch, Scarlett Johansson, Simon Cowell, TV Show Gossip, Thighs Wide Open, Tom Cruise, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jay Kay makes late bid for inclusion in next Virtua Fighter game

Jaykaypapped Pap photo of the day, if not decade, is Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay squaring up to photographers outside London nightclub Kabaret (left). Look at that karate pose! Straight arm, clenched fist, booze-fuelled rage-on-face and, er, the punch missing by miles. Nevertheless, it's a marvellous photo.

The Sun's story suggests that Jay's rage was due to thinking the paparazzi were waiting for him, when in fact they were after Lindsay Lohan. I reckon he lost his rag when one of them shouted "Move along beardy, I can't get a decent shot of Li-Lo's tumpsy!"

Posted by Stu on September 13, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Strap yourself into Mariah Carey's Heartbreaker vest

Mariahcareyvest_1 Mariah Carey truly is the comeback queen of modern music. We thought we'd got rid of her, but she bounced back, 17-octave range still intact, to bestride the charts like a large-lunged colossus. If you see this as reason to celebrate, why not place a bid on this eBay auction for the vest that Mariah wore on the cover of her 'Heartbreaker' album? Bayraider found it, and it comes with a signed photo, and both have been framed for posterity (and to ensure you don't try to squeeze yourself into the thing).

Also today on Bayraider: Nike sneakers designed and signed by Eminem, porcelain dolls of a much-younger Prince Charles and Prince William, a Valentino diamond-encrusted iPod Mini case, and a collection of memorabilia from Arsenal's old Highbury stadium.

Posted by Stu on September 13, 2006 in Bayraider Blitz, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 12, 2006 5:54 PM

Google Wars: Sharon Osbourne vs Simon Cowell!

Sharon_2 She was the rock manager who (sort of) tamed Ozzy Osbourne.  He was the pop svengali who wore his trousers around his neck.  She gave us Maria Lawson, Brenda, Andy and Tabby.  He foisted Journey South, Il Divo and Steve Brookstein upon us.  She was nice.  He was nasty.  And Journey South are still dire.

Yes, this week Google Wars takes in the X Factor, gives it a cup of tea, and then hosts a Google War between the two judges who take up most space in the newspapers.  Which means that Louis Walsh is left sitting at the side reading the newspaper (and counting his money, obviously).  So we open up Google, and it's ladies first.  Let's see what Sharon's got... Oooh, 2,080,000 results.  Not bad.  Not great either - most of the stories seem to be about her various TV projects.  Nothing massively enthralling, but creditable nonetheless.  So let's fire it up again, this time for Simon...

Wow!  The closest Google War yet, with Simon shading it by 60,000 pages.  This faintly disturbing fan site being one of them.  Actually, there are a few fansites out there for Simon.  Mostly, it seems, they're based in America, and have a thing for his "cute British accent".  Should these people ever cross the Atlantic, they will be staggering around in a state of permanent arousal... [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on September 12, 2006 in Musical Stars, Simon Cowell, TV Show Gossip | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top Ten Stories

Bransongroup_228x170This is stuff that dreams are made of. Richard Branson deliberately confused Paris Hilton with a waitress, and asked her for a drink. Score 1 for the Billionaire - but which one?
Just days after giving birth to a baby girl, Anna Nicole Smith's 20 year old son dies mysteriously. Let's hope he wasn't taking Trimspa tablets, ouch.
Sean Combs is not allowed to be called 'Diddy' in the UK anymore, as apparently someone already goes by that name. Anybody? No? Me either.
Michael Parkinson is not impressed with Charlotte Church's new chat show, not least because she pulls off better cleavage than him.
Making us all green with envy, although we're unsure about the credibility of this, as it's supposedly from an interview with the NotW, Kirsten Dunst speaks out about her previous relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, 'We tried to spice things up - we had sex in cars, in the bathroom and even by the sea'. Bitch, just quit bragging already.
In more barftacular news, Denise Richards and Richie Sambora are engaged. Maybe.
Just recently Uma Thurman announced she wanted a toy boy, and ker-ching, she has one already. And it's Orlando Bloom...Life just isn't fair.
The only hot Desperate Housewife wants to quit to concentrate on her film career. Considering Eva Longoria's next film is called 'How I met my boyfriend's dead fiancee', I don't think it's a wise move.
And in other freaky news, David Hasslehoff wants to be buried in a glass coffin under his Hollywood star so people can watch him decompose. Little does he know we've been doing that the past 54 years of his life.
Claudia Schiffer is in trouble over her 'vicious dogs', and no, we're not referring to her supermodel pals.

Posted by Katherine on September 12, 2006 in Baby Watch, Charlotte Church, David Hasselhoff, Eva Longoria, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (3)

Tabloid Tales: Liam Gallagher's new best mate is, er, Roland from Grange Hill

Gallagherroly No, not the one who got into The Drugs, that was Zammo. Roland was the (and there's no way of saying this politely) fat chap with specs. Anyway, he's grown up to be a DJ, and according to today's Sun is now Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher's boozing buddy. "He met Liam in a studio and they really hit it off," a source tells the paper. "They’ve been out for beers.”

That's nothing. Last week, I saw Chris Martin out of Coldplay in my local, knocking back a few pints with that big rabbit from Wizbit.

Posted by Stu on September 12, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 7, 2006 8:27 PM

Top Ten Stories

Hilton_arrest_cops_x17Paris Hilton was arrested for driving under the influence earlier this morning, the photo on the left shows her being led, handcuffed, into a police car.
Speaking of DUI and raving loonies, Mel Gibson has left rehab, and is fed up with people paying so much attention to him. Don't worry, Mel, having a stiff scotch will surely help matters eh! 
Britney Spears is rumoured to be giving birth today, by C-section, and will be naming her supposed daughter 'Jailynn', after her mother, Lynne, and sister, Jamie. Yup, Jail Federline. What a knob.
As if we care, but Heather Locklear and David Spade have ended their 5 month relationship, with reports saying David thinks she's an 'high-maintenance bitch'.
But not to worry, as it seems Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey may be back together - perhaps she's clucky after seeing those cute Suri Cruise photos?
P Diddy's girlfriend is pregnant with not one, but two little P Diddlers.
Marcia Cross, of Desperate Housewives fame, is up the duff with her husband, reportedly 2 months gone.
Brangelina are tying the knot viddy viddy soon! Or so Star claims...
Yessss! Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth have split after 4 years - get ready to fight for him, girls.
And as one heart-throb becomes single, another disappears into marriage, with Emilio Estevez becoming engaged to his writer girlfriend.

Posted by Katherine on September 7, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tabloid Tales: the Arctic Monkeys look poor on the dancefloor

Arcticmonkey Have the royalty cheques not started rolling in yet for Mercury Prize winners the Arctic Monkeys? Seemingly not, judging by comments from their girlfriends in the Mirror today. "We have to get pissed before we go out because we can't afford it otherwise," says frontman Alex's girlfriend Joanna, backed up by bassist  Matt's other half Amy: "I'd love to come to London more often, but being a poor student I can't afford it much." Tsk, so much for my visions of a champagne-and-caviar lifestyle for indie-band WAGs.

Posted by Stu on September 7, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 6, 2006 9:28 AM

Tabloid Tales: Robbie Williams dubbed "the new Cliff Richard" as new single flops

Robbiewilliams_2 Not that you'd ever see Sir Cliff releasing a song called 'Rudebox', obviously. Perish the thought. Anyway, today's Mirror reports that Robbie Williams' comeback single is being outsold by both the Scissor Sisters AND Justin Timberlake. "Fundamentally, Robbie's new sound is a turn-off," one music-biz bigwig tells the paper. "He thought that he could do a Madonna - change his style and stay on top. But I'm afraid it has backfired."

But wait, it gets worse! "He's basically become the new Cliff Richard. A hard core of fans will pick it up automatically, whatever it sounds like, but when it comes to racking up massive sales, it's a different story."

Still, look on the bright side - at least the Robster will have a decent shot at a Christmas number one this year. Especially if he teams up with Sir Cliff.

Posted by Stu on September 6, 2006 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 5, 2006 4:47 PM

Top Ten Stories

Kellyosbournegreenroom2_1Kelly Osbourne fake marries in an inflatable church at a music festival in Ireland. Well, when in Ireland...
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn are apparently over, whilst Angelina Jolie is pregnant again - too much information to take in all at once!
The Arctic Monkeys are the favourite to win tonight's Mercury Music Prize, even though last year's favourite was Kaiser Chiefs, and well, we all know what happened there.
Sharon Osbourne's dog bites Patrick Swayze on her chat show. No, not her pussy. Her dog. Although I wouldn't put it past her to let the pussy out of the trousers with the likes of Swayze around.
If you're wealthy enough, and flamboyant enough, you can bag yourself some of Cher's very own outfits at Sotheby's auction house in London.
Keira Knightley is stunned she actually has to pay for something. Life is hard, doll.
Madonna is auctioning off her wedding tiara on eBay, reports that this is due to bankruptcy are entirely made up.
The video of Kate Moss for Agent Provocateur has apparently crashed their server, undoubtedly due to the millions of horny pubescent boys.
Pamela Anderson launches her own makeup line, because the kids aren't slutty enough these days.
You can pick up Syd Barrett's house in Cambridge for just £300,000 where the former Pink Floyd-er lived for 25 years.

Posted by Katherine on September 5, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Moss, Keira Knightley, Kelly Osbourne, Madonna, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open, Vince Vaughn | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tabloid Tales: Jamelia hits out at football WAGs

Jamelia Jamelia isn't too impressed by the WAGs (wives and girlfriends, in case you've forgotten already) who grabbed many of the headlines during England's doomed World Cup campaign. She reckons they're leeches. "They are famous for doing nothing," she tells The Sun. "They're taking advantage of her partner's position."

Strictly-speaking, Jamelia is a WAG herself, as she's engaged to Millwall player Darren Byfield. Except that she's probably richer and certainly more famous than him. Perhaps he should axe his career and concentrate on blowing Jamelia's earnings on clothes and man-bags.

Posted by Stu on September 5, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Judge Spares Pete Doherty Jail Sentence, Gives His Music Glowing Review

Doherty_3Pete Doherty has avoided jail thanks to a sympathetic judge who credited his efforts to get clean, as well as complimenting his music.  The Babyshambles star was in court on a charge of possession of ... well, it would be easier to list the drugs he didn't have on him.  Doherty has tested negative for heroin and cocaine in the last month, and has been undergoing a rehab programme in the Priory.

Judge Jane McIvor said it would be "counter-productive" to send Doherty to jail as he continues his rehabilitation, as a custodial sentence would merely take him "away from society for a matter of weeks and would undo the hard work that a lot of professionals have put in."  She then said of one of Doherty's new songs:   "The Blinding is very good, but I’m not sure about the words."  Well, if the words to that bothered her, it's probably best she doesn't hear previous Babyshambles single F**k Forever.  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on September 5, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Robbie Williams To Coach X-Factor Hopefuls

Robbie_3 There's really no easy way of putting this, so I'm just going to come straight out with it.  This year's X Factor contestants will be helped on their way by music biz luminaries Robbie Williams, Elton John and Westlife.  The judges, who on our screens will shortly become mentors but already have in real life, negotiated to get the stars on board.  It was Simon, mentor of the 16-25 age category, who got Robbie. 

As Robbie has recently been talking about leaving the music business - a cold and miserable place, don't you know - involvement with the next Shayne Ward may be just the right way to go about it.  Elton John will help Louis Walsh's over-25s, while Westlife will help Sharon out with the groups.  What's more, among other acts offering advice will be novelty opera act Il Divo.  If anyone needs me, I'll be running to the hills.  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on September 5, 2006 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, Simon Cowell, Westlife | Permalink | Comments (0)

Google Wars: J-Lo vs Beyonce

Jlo_4 The two most famous arses in music - pitted against one another.  No, it's not another Gallagher brothers feud, but a clash of the large posteriors.  In the red corner, it's Jennifer J-Lo Jenny From The Block Lopez.  She used to have a little, now she has a lot.  So much so that, before she became famous, she used to make a living by hiring herself out as a shelf.  Pitted against Jenny-Lo, in the blue corner, it's Beyonce "My Name Is Completely Made Up" Knowles, of Destiny's Child, and the current squeeze of Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter.  Beyonce is so generously padded on the flip-side that whenever she falls backwards, she bounces straight back up.

In the interests of science and accuracy, we have chosen to use both artists' real names.  Thus it is Jennifer Lopez versus Beyonce Knowles.  First up, it's the Lopez.  And she's got 30,100,000 pages in her honour.  OK, probably some of those refer to other people with the same name, but still, that's more than thirty million!  Astounding!  So how's Beyonce doing? 7,660,000 pages, that's all.  That's not even close.  Mr and Mrs. Knowles may regret naming their daughter so esoterically - she's never going to win a Google War with a name like that.  Try Sarah or something next time, guys.  As it stands, it's an easy win for J-Lo.  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on September 5, 2006 in Jennifer Lopez, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (4)

September 4, 2006 7:40 PM

Top Ten Stories

Hilary_swank_newHilary Swank moves on from Chad Lowe just 9 months after their split. What a mananiser!
With-hair-worse-than-Robert-Smith's, Russell Brand's DNA is being tested after being accused of raping a 20 year old.
Al Pacino has a massive Godfather-sized boner for Madonna, despite the leotards.
Geri Halliwell's baby girl, Bluebell Madonna, has apparently been abused. And we're not just talking about her name.
Ho ho ho, the jokes just write themselves, as lantern-jawed James Van Der Beek announces he is writing a debut screenplay about baseball.
Queen and Paul Rodgers throw away their zimmerframes and declare an attack on US stadiums and arenas. At least you'll be home for the prime-time movie on telly.
Samuel L. Jackson is keen to make a sequel to Snakes on a Plane, this time, titled 'Snakes on Crack'. Let's see if he can rope in Whitney Houston for a cameo.
Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields patch things up, cue her entrance into Scientology any day now.
Charlotte Church wants to recruit Tom Cruise for her new chat show, but claims he won't, due to the show's 'silliness'. What she doesn't realise is the silliness hasn't even started until he appears.
Ms. Shoewawa over on our new Shiny Fashion Forum told us about Banksy's Paris Hilton parody CDs, now available on eBay!

Posted by Katherine on September 4, 2006 in Baby Watch, Charlotte Church, Geri Halliwell, Hot Gossip, Madonna, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Russell Brand, Soap Stars, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open, Tom Cruise | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tabloid Tales: The Kooks get ID'd

Kooks The upside to being a fresh-faced pop star with winsome curly hair is that girls around the country fancy you. The downside? Well, it can be tough to get served in pubs. And Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard learned this the hard way according to today's Mirror, when he got carted off to a West-End police station after police thought he was an underage drinker. The band may have sold more than a million copies of their debut album, but clearly none of those had gone to the cops who didn't recognise poor Luke.

Posted by Stu on September 4, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 1, 2006 4:57 PM

Top Ten Stories

Lindsay_3One of Linday Lohan's casual lovers has apparently bought her a pricey Cartier engagement ring and whisked her off on holiday to propose, no less than a month after declaring she would never be monogamous.
Somehow we don't think this is an authentic baby registry for Britney Spears and Kevin Federline - firstly, he's listed as K-Fed. Is anyone really that dumb? Oh, wait.
Lionel Richie gives his mark of approval to daughter Nicole and current bed-warmer, Brody Jenner.
Thoughts of retirement are far from Madonna's mind, as she starts planning her next album, reportedly meant to be more of the same disco music. Just leave the leotards alone this time, love.
If you care to remember her, Christina Milian is flogging all her clothes on eBay to make a quick buck, sources say she is indeed close to bankrupt.
The filming of Charlotte Church's first talk show episode was apparently a 'shambles' but will be edited well for the debut tonight.
As if we need more evidence on Paris Hilton's more than willing thighs, here it is.
Could Robbie Williams be shedding his playboy image, preferring to jump into bed with his Playstation instead of a woman?
If the sight of Daniel Craig in his swimming trunks didn't turn you on, perhaps his gay kiss will.
Not surprisingly, Pete Doherty has been branded the 'worst tenant in history', as his landlord evicts him.

Posted by Katherine on September 1, 2006 in Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Charlotte Church, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, Robbie Williams, Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (0)

Family Fears As Geri Loses Her Baby Weight

Geri_2 It feels wrong filing a story about Geri Halliwell under 'musical stars'. But anyway - Geri has sparked worry in her mother, Anna Maria, as the ex-Spice Girl has over three stone since giving birth to first daughter, Bluebell Madonna, in May. Everyone knows Geri's previous problems with eating disorders and her weight, and a source told 'Closer' magazine: "Anna Maria is happy that Geri is looking so fit and healthy at the moment, but she doesn't want her to slip into her old ways after all the problems she's had with food in the past. She doesn't want her to become too skinny again."

Geri is thought to be losing weight as she is set to release 'Disco Sister: The Very Best of Geri' - her greatest hits - toward the end of the year. There's many, many jokes I could make here, but I'll go with two simple questions: 1) Since when has anything Geri Halliwell's ever done been termed as 'disco''? 2) Just how short a track listing is now allowed for a greatest hits? Anyway, a friend of Geri's said: "Geri is very proud of her singing career and is really pleased with the album." Jolly good, Geri, just don't go mad with the diet and exercise.

Posted by Antonia on September 1, 2006 in Baby Watch, Geri Halliwell, Gossip Rag Roundup, Musical Stars, Spice Girls | Permalink | Comments (1)

Sir Paul Gets Support From Richard & Judy

Macca_2 When Heather Mills realised that her marriage to Sir Paul McCartney was over, she probably expected a custody battle - but not over Richard & Judy. The TV power couple have come down hard on Paul's side and completely cut Heather - who they've had on their teatime TV show countless times - out of their life. And good for them!

Richard has been scathing of Heather in his newspaper column - where he finished with the words "a happy man is a good husband. Linda [Paul's first wife] knew that instinctively. Perhaps Heather should learn it - and Judy is said to have been a shoulder for Paul to cry on, says Closer magazine.

This all makes me think... does Heather Mills have any friends? Anyone at all?

Posted by Antonia on September 1, 2006 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

A Week With Jordan & Peter

Pete_9 I would imagine Peter has been in hot water this week after magazine reports alleged wife Jordan had a drinking problem, whilst listing their source as Peter's own autobiography. Ouch. Since then, the pair have been busy setting the record straight as Jordan denies an alcohol problem and just says Peter doesn't like her when she drinks. I'm not sure what the big deal about something so small is - when my husband has had one too many he starts singing about how much he misses Ireland - but that's the world of celebrity for you.

I'd just like to say something on the subject of Peter's autobiography. I've seen proof copies of it and the typeface and layout of the cover is exactly the same as it was for Jordan's first book, Being Jordan. Whilst I know these two are trying to be a global power couple, couldn't he have at least had something a bit different? Despite the book going into Peter's pop career, it's still called All About Us. Poor lad, bet he'd hoped for a bit of individual recognition for a change.

Posted by Antonia on September 1, 2006 in Musical Stars, Peter Andre, Relationship Watch | Permalink | Comments (0)

Nick Lachey: Doing Fine Without Jessica

Nick_1 After writing his entire debut album about his defunked marriage to Jessica Simpson, it would appear that Nick Lachey is back on his feet and feeling good about himself again. A source said: "Up until about a week ago, he was still pretty obsessed with Jessica. He was devastated. But now he's over it."

Nick is now dating Vanessa Minnillo, as his divorce from Jessica rumbles on. The pair didn't sign a pre-nup, which at the time was fine for Jessica who was the "lesser" star, but since their smash hit show Newlyweds Jessica's fame and wealth has rocketed and she's now the one in a vulnerable position without the pre-nup. I even heard one report that last year she earned $35million, with Nick bringing home just (I can't believe I'm writing "just" about a sum of money like this, but it's all relative) $5million. The pair's legal teams are still trying to thrash out a deal.

Posted by Antonia on September 1, 2006 in Jessica Simpson, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch | Permalink | Comments (0)

Robbie Williams Says He Wants To Quit Music. Again.

Robbie_2 Robbie Williams absolutely drives me insane. Despite being worth around £100million, all he seems to do is bloody moan. And he's off again, "threatening" to ditch his music career after saying he's not sure if he wants to be part of the "machine" anymore. Now come on - how many times have we heard this before?

The guy can sing and there's not many better live performers, in terms of getting a crowd singing, than him. And Angels was great, even if I sometimes think if I have to hear it again my head will explode. BUT, he doesn't seem happy in the music business and has desperately tried to portray himself as a tortured artist. His latest single "Rudebox" is so crap it just smacks of attention seeking, as his last few singles haven't really flown. If he's really unhappy, he should retire to count his money and sort out his personal demons. Or if he does like it, carry on and shut up whinging. I'm fine either way.

Posted by Antonia on September 1, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, Robbie Williams | Permalink | Comments (0)

MySpace Exposé

Preston This week's MySpace Exposé is a sad little story, as I'm featuring the profile of Preston; Ordinary Boys singer and newlywed. It's a sad story because little Preston, despite being in a band and appearing on Celebrity Big Brother, only has 52 friends on his profile. The poor little lamb. This is clearly a sore point, as in April this year he posted a blog entry about how he wanted more friends, stating a bet with another "celebrity" as his reason for putting the plea out. Yeah, right, I'd imagine he just logged on to another celeb profile and saw he was down on the friends stakes by around 100,000.

It's not really any surprise that he's got so few friends (for a famous bloke). His MySpace is, essentially, crap, with just three blog entries and a few photos. There's not even an Ordinary Boys song set up to play when you log on to the page! Really, this is amateur stuff, young man.

Posted by Antonia on September 1, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

A Week With Posh & Becks

David_5 Somebody needs to let the Beckham's know that this really isn't good enough. Week after week, I set out to write 'A Week With Posh & Becks' and I mostly have very little to say. Now I'm not suggesting they should have a screaming argument in public just to give me something to write about (though it would be nice), I'd just like them to, you know, do more than play football or shop.

The usual rounds of "friends fear for skinny Victoria" have been doing the rounds in the 'gossip and lifestyle' magazines, but that aside, there is NOTHING for me to say here. If P&B aren't careful, I'm going to have to start making it up. And I have a very overactive imagination ("David Beckham Eaten By Comeback Dodos!").

Posted by Antonia on September 1, 2006 in David Beckham, Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Relationship Watch, Sport Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 31, 2006 12:16 PM

Top Ten Stories

BrianmayIt seems us bloggers have got Brian May's goat, he recently fumed about three MySpace users pretending to be him, and that 'Paul Stanley of Kiss has the same problem'. Ol' Bri should be thankful he's still getting attention, bet Paul Stanley is bloody grateful no-ones forgotten about him!
Our brother-blog TV Scoop has the erm, 'scoop', on Pete from Big Brother's recent £1 million autobiography deal with HarperCollins.
Recent climber-out-of-the-closet popstar Lance Bass reveals that he is incredibly happy since announcing he was gay at the start of summer, now that he has a young buff plaything.
Girls, be prepared to put up a fight, as David Hasselhoff has proclaimed he's returning to Britain in order to find himself 'a beautiful girlfriend. But I don't want some dumb blonde. I'd like a woman who is really intelligent'. Well, Dave, ahem, here's my personal email address...
John Mark Karr (y'know, the bozo who claimed to kill the child star JonBenet Ramsey), apparently wants a movie to be made on her life, with Johnny Depp playing the part of him. Understandably, Depp is yet to comment.
There has been speculation for years about his questionably sexuality, but finally, is this pictorial evidence that John Travolta is gay?
Living up to their 'creative' imagination, scammers in South Africa used Oprah Winfrey's name in a recent scam.
From the same people who brought you Britney Spears's birth cast in stone, Suri Cruise's first poo is on offer, made from bronze, and is reportedly authentic.
Speaking of the Hoff, he's recently asked Orlando Bloom to play his son in the film version of Knight Rider, leaving female minds wondering if the screen is big enough for two oily heart-throbs.
Jessica Simpson finally 'fesses up to using lip injections last year, presumably she is spilling the truth now, as she's only just regained the ability to speak - seriously - did you see those babies?

Posted by Katherine on August 31, 2006 in Baby Watch, Big Brother, Britney Spears, David Hasselhoff, Hot Gossip, Jessica Simpson, Johnny Depp, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (2)

Tabloid Tales: Christina Aguilera's man wants her to be even more Dirrty

Aguilera Behind every great woman is... a man telling her to up the filth factor. At least, that's my conclusion from a story in today's Sun about Christina Aguilera's husband Jordan Bradman encouraging her to be MORE risqué. "He's right behind be, supporting every pelvic thrust," she tells the paper, which is a marvellous mental image for a Thursday morning. "Sometimes he'll even say to me: 'Why are you covering up? You're sexy, show it off.'" Sounds like it's time to dig out the chaps again Christina!

Posted by Stu on August 31, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 30, 2006 6:22 PM

Top Ten Stories

Lindsay_2Could Lindsay Lohan possibly be going sober, and, err, just what the world needs, becoming a DJ?
Justin Timberlake may or may not have binned Cameron Diaz in time for the launch of his new album, Future Sex/Love Sounds. We bet he's not getting much of either at the moment...
Yesterday we reported K-Fed was appearing in CSI, today it's Entourage, as he plays - get this - 'a celebrity's freeloading spouse'. Huh, the scriptwriters didn't have to stretch far, did they?
Should we feel privileged over this? I can't tell - 2 former Blink 182'ers have reformed as a new band (+44), reportedly named after the UK dialling code. Greeeaaat...
Funny that Snakes on a Plane tops the box office only in Australia. Steve Irwin, we blame you.
Celebrity relationships just get more and more aesthetically disgusting, as Jessica Simpson and John Mayer are reportedly a couple.
Sean Preston, (Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's bub), is pronounced a genius, as his first words uttered are 'dada'. Praise the Lord his first words weren't 'oi, you got a lighter?'
Score one for Blighty, as Charlotte Church knocks back Paris Hilton's offer of appearing on her new chat show.
Drats, Penny Lancaster is not content with having just one baby from the lovemachine of Rod Stewart, oh no, they're intending on having another. Curses!
So much for her vow of abstinence, Paris Hilton has moved in with 'Firecrotch' utterer, Brandon Davis.

Posted by Katherine on August 30, 2006 in Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Charlotte Church, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tabloid Tales: Diamonds are Mariah Carey's best friend

Mariah_carey_14 Blimey. I was quite impressed when I read a story in today's Mirror about Mariah Carey being given £3 million of diamonds by Prince Azim, son of the Sultan of Brunei. He even sent an envoy to New York in a private jet to deliver them before one of her concerts. It sure beats a box of Milk Tray. But hang on, the story also says the Prince is worth £25 billion, which surely makes giving £3 million of diamonds the same as, ooh, me giving someone a packet of Polos and a can of Strongbow?

Anyway, Mariah didn't take offence, and apparently the gig went swimmingly, so much so that Mariah spent £30,000 on Cristal champagne for her family and liggers friends after the bash. It's lucky she doesn't know any of the England WAGs, or that figure could've doubled...

Posted by Stu on August 30, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 29, 2006 4:56 PM

Top Ten Stories

Natalieportman_1As if celebrities aren't already superior to us mere civilians, Natalie Portman dons her battle rags and enters the war zone of Israel, to visit her family despite the war with Hezbollah. Bring us back a souvenir, won't you love?
Thank the lord, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie are reportedly civil with one another now. Is it too soon to suggest a threesome?
Owen Wilson-obsessives, time to hike down to your nearest Agent Provocateur, as he is apparently not bedding Kate Hudson, who is rumoured to be back with her homeless-looking husband.
Elton John proves he is walking ever closer along the path to senility and dementia, as he apparently wants to work 'with Pharrell, Timbaland, Snoop, Kanye, Eminem and just see what happens'. What happens, Elt, is that you'll wind up being shot.
Kevin Federline has landed a speaking role in CSI, where he'll be playing a 'threatening' teenager. At the tender age of...28?
More hope for Jennifer Aniston of staying Brad's parents' preferred choice of daughter-in-law, as they are offended by Angelina Jolie's drunk behaviour and 'tactless' personality at a recent birthday party for Maddox.
It's official, Suri Cruise will make her debut in the October issue of Vanity Fair.
At least the musical will be in keeping with the film version of Chicago, as fellow emaciated singer Ashlee Simpson is set to star as Roxie Hart, the part portrayed by Renee Zellweger in the film.
Not content with just stealing The Office from our fair shores, HBO are set to remake Little Britain to entertain Americans. Somehow I think the Vicky Pollard skits will be more of a real-life drama over there than a comedy.
And apparently Eminem is not a misogynistic so and so, he is, infact, channeling Buddha. Right...

Posted by Katherine on August 29, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Jennifer Aniston, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (0)

Star Trip tunes of the week

Basementjaxxguest I can't blame it on the sunshine. I don't think it's the moonlight. It certainly isn't the good times. So it must be The Boogie. Yep, it's Tuesday, so time for a few choons that'll make this week go with a swing. Top of the pile is Basement Jaxx's 'Hush Boy', which has just come out, and is the usual banging mix of disco, funk and random shouting. Woo!

Meanwhile, Kasabian's second album 'Empire' came out yesterday, which is a marvellous cross between 70s glam rock, and XTMNTR-era Primal Scream (and as fun as that sounds. Try 'Sun/Rise/Light/Flies' for one of the more psychedelic moments on the album.

Lastly - and I know I'm late on this - the Scissors Sisters are back, back, back! With some disco bleeps and bloops, and Elton John banging the piano. 'I Don't Feel Like' Dancin' should, ironically enough, make you feel the opposite.

Posted by Stu on August 29, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 25, 2006 11:49 AM

Bayraider Blitz: The last ever photo of Elvis Presley

Elvisphoto It's old-skool celebrity eBaying on Star Trip this morning, with one of the biggest celebs of them all. The King: Elvis Presley. And it's a chance to own the last photo ever taken of him, the night of his death in 1977. It'll set you back $4,999 mind. Bayraider has also found a 5x Platinum award given to Nirvana (or rather, one of their executives) for the In Utero album. And on an entirely non-celebrity tip, they've also turned up a rather marvellous life-size dalek that you can actually sit in. Cool.

Posted by Stu on August 25, 2006 in Bayraider Blitz, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Madonna: "Guy Hates My Music"

Madonna_11 Madonna has revealed that her husband Guy Ritchie is not entirely without insight - he's not a fan of her more recent music.  Kids Rocco and Lourdes - combined age 15 - adore it, but hell, if you ask a nine-year-old whether they like the music that's paying for their XBox 360s, personal trainers and iPods, they're going to shut up and agree it's brilliant if they know what's good for them.

Madonna says:  "My children adore everything that I do. They love my dance music. My husband isn't a great fan."  Well, it's nice to see honesty between a celeb couple, people used to never having their work criticised by those around them.  If Madonna could now tell Guy that Snatch was one of the worst crimes against humanity ever committed to celluloid, perhaps a seed would be planted.  Too late to save us from Swept Away or American Life, but timely nonetheless.  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on August 25, 2006 in Madonna, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 24, 2006 12:40 PM

A Few Thoughts On Britney Spears & Kevin Federline's Appearance at the Teen Choice Awards

  • Firstly, Jessica Simpson introducing Britney Spears and seeming excited about it. Girl, didn't think you'd like to be showed up that way.
  • Tell us the truth. Britney doesn't have a fashion stylist anymore, right?
  • Love the gum-snapping, it's ever so attractive hearing your saliva boomed throughout a massive audience like that.
  • Begrudgingly, we must admit she looks darn good with dark hair.
  • Anyone else notice that when she said the words 'my career', she shifted her eyes sideways? I think she realises along with us that it's a joke of a career.
  • Hmm, having a live pianist doesn't exactly help with the ghetto image, K-Fed.
  • Anyone else confused by the two other rappers who unfortunately bear a resemblance to the Fed?
  • Ahh, so the confusion was intentional, with K-Fed actually being the pianist. Triiiiicky!
  • He's meant to be a former back-up dancer, obviously he forgot the moves long ago.
  • The only remotely good thing about the song is the chorus, which coincidentally, he doesn't sing, natch.
  • Hopefully after the show, the producers offered free tetnus jabs to members of the audience in the first few rows - did you see the amount of saliva flying out of his mouth?

Posted by Katherine on August 24, 2006 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Jessica Simpson, Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

Top Ten Stories

Katehudson_1Unfortunately Kate Hudson hasn't heard the expression 'you can't have your cake and eat it too', as she contemplates going back to her scruffmeister of a husband, Chris Robinson. Poor Owen Wilson - I know a few girls who would willingly comfort him if need be, wink wink, nudge nudge.
Paris Hilton didn't learn her lesson when her own Sidekick was hacked, as she's recently been accused of hacking in to Lindsay Lohan's voicemail, no doubt hoping to hear messages from their greasy boyfriend-in-common, Stavros Niarchos.
Proving that she is indeed cheap, Britney Spears's autobiography from 2002 is selling for just 99 cents now, which is quite possibly 99 cents too much.
Nicole Richie is officially seeing someone, poor bloke.
Kate Moss's recent trip to Bali was not just an innocent Indonesian holiday, apparently it was meant to be a wedding ceremony for her and Pete Doherty. Shame he was in rehab at the time...
We predicted a book deal for Heather Mills McCartney, and it turns out we were right.
Mel Gibson does not a role model make. So stop taking tips from him, Tom Hanks, on racial put-downs already!
Put your clean undies on girls, as Bruce Springsteen's marriage is on the rocks.
As if Dr. Who isn't scary enough, they've recruited Meat Loaf to play a villain, as if he isn't scary enough.
It's practically an anti-drinking campaign in itself, as Kerry Katona was recently rushed to hospital in fear of her unborn child's health.

Posted by Katherine on August 24, 2006 in Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Hot Gossip, Kate Moss, Kerry Katona, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (2)

Tabloid Tales: Keane/Darkness/Babyshambles rehab supergroup is go!

Supergroup Isn't it great when life imitates cheap-blog-humour? Earlier this week, I drew the obvious conclusion from the fact that Justin Hawkins and Tom Chaplin out of Keane are both in The Priory, and suggested a Darkness/Keane supergroup in the making. And now Pete Doherty's in there too, it could be even better. But it's no joke: today's Sun claims that the three musicians have palled up.

"Tom was the first to play the piano in one session for some of the patients. After that Pete and Justin chipped in and suggested they write some music," a source tells the paper. Heaven knows what the results will sound like: in my head I'm hearing uplifting piano chords, widdly lead guitar, and Pete mumbling some suitably poetic vocals. It's a hit! Well, better than the Babyshambles album anyway. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 24, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 22, 2006 9:53 PM

New Album Makes Paris Cry

Paris_6 Paris Hilton has effectively handed music journalists a loaded gun and painted a target on her chest by saying that she cries whenever she hears her new album.  Multi-talentless Paris was speaking to Blender magazine when she said "I, like, cry when I listen to it, because it's so good. Everyone's like, 'Who is this?' I don't tell. Because I don't want someone putting their phone up and recording it and making a ringtone off of it." Well, naturally, Paris.  Not before you've made a few thousand quid off it, anyway.

Increasing the impression of total and utter delusion, Paris claimed she feels bad if she's ever mean.  She explained: "I think people expect me to be this b***h snob, but I'm really nice, and I feel bad if I'm mean."  Surely it gets easier after the hundredth time, Paris?  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on August 22, 2006 in Musical Stars, Paris Hilton | Permalink | Comments (0)

Star Trip Choon Of The Week: Kasabian

Kasabian Well, not a tune as such, but a whole album. Kasabian's 'Empire' CD isn't out until next Monday, but the band are streaming it for free all week on their MySpace page, so you can have a listen. It's been blaring out here all yesterday, and is a storming mix of big beats and glam-rock choruses, with a dash of pounding-pounding techno music thrown in for good measure. Which is always nice. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 22, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ronnie Wood narks his neighbours with late-night party antics

Ronniewood It's not just us civilians who annoy the neighbours with our loud music y'know. Ronnie Wood's been carpeted by his neighbours for partying till 4am on Sunday at his Surrey mansion, to celebrate the Rolling Stones' first UK date of their tour. Ron's still on the wagon, but spent the night inhaling laughing gas according to the Mirror - so heaven knows how he reacted when the police turned up in the early hours.

"We have got work in the morning," said one neighbour. "This is completely out of order." I've got no sympathy - how can you afford a £10-15m mansion in the Surrey countryside and still have to work, hmm? Also, the Mirror reports on some dancefloor antics at the bash that may leave Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones in the doghouse with his girlfriend. I won't repeat them, in case his lawyers get feisty. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 22, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Keane singer battling booze and drug demons

Tomoutofkeane Keane pluckily played last weekend's V2006 festival, despite having cancelled a bunch of other gigs for 'exhaustion'. Today's Sun gives more information about what that exhaustion is, saying singer Tom Chaplin has checked into The Priory to overcome addictions to alcohol and cocaine.

“I’ve admitted myself to The Priory to get the professional help I need to overcome my increasing problem with drink and drugs," he told The Sun. "I’m looking forward to sorting myself out and getting back to playing again as soon as possible.”

Obviously, Star Trip wishes Tom the best of luck getting himself clean and sober again. But isn't Justin Hawkins out of The Darkness also in the Priory at the moment? That's some corking piano-led duets right there - Keane famously don't have a guitarist, but a few musical sessions with Justin might take Tom in a more RAWK direction for the next album... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 22, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Google Wars: Paris Hilton vs Lindsay Lohan

Lohan_5 It's Round Three of Google Wars, and this week it's two big hitters.  Paris "the Heiress" Hilton vs Lindsay "the Talented One" Lohan.  Now, it's passed me by rather, but apparently these two have a "bit of previous", and also "really hate each other".  I'm sure it's due to get boring at some stage, but at the moment this feud is wonderfully immature, featuring the best in lowest common denominator catcalls from both sides.  Both have recorded albums, both like to party hearty, and both have racked up a few films each - Mean Girls being LiLo's high point, while Paris' artistic zenith came in 2003's gritty A Night in Paris, a story about one woman, one man and... well, the plot kind of ends there.

Two girls, one feud, infinite egos, and one search engine - who's Google's favourite?

Paris clocks up a massive 110 million entries (and you can write your own gag here).  Paparazzi upskirts, that home video, her alarmingly atrocious recording career.  At least one site even boasts a "Filmography".  Fairly short read, that one.  LiLo hasn't even got half as many, with 48,900,000.  Well, how does something like that happen?  What's Paris done that Lindsay hasn't?  Oh...

Posted by Antonia on August 22, 2006 in Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 21, 2006 1:49 PM

Shock news: Robbie Williams isn't getting married

Randyrobbie Well, it's not exactly a turn-up for the books, is it? Having spent the last few weeks seducing a different fan in every European city, Robbie Williams has been telling The Sun that he won't be fit to marry anyone for another ten years, although he's happy to "audition" plenty of women. "If you're in a relationship you have to keep your **** in your pants," he tels the paper. I think **** means 'dignity' or 'self-respect', but I can't be sure. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 21, 2006 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 17, 2006 12:11 PM

Top Ten Stories

Harry_2Turns out that the photos of Prince Harry having a grope were actually taken several years ago. Naughty Sun, bit desperate for a front-page story, there?
Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson's separation seems to be due to a young blonde thang named Owen Wilson, aka, The Butterscotch Stallion.
Tom Cruise's heroics the other day may well have been fake, as a list of all his supposed charitable efforts are revealed, leading one to wonder whether he is indeed a superhero, or a compulsive liar as we always believed.
Paul McCartney has banned Heather Mills from his house, good thing too, as he doesn't want that sort hanging 'round wearing hoodies, causing trouble.
Yet more Scientology-brainwash stories, this time Katie Holmes is described as  'dead in the eyes'.
Not content with pilfering clothes and jewellery, Winona Ryder is trying to steal Keanu Reeves's heart instead.
Cover your eyes and ears, kids, as Ace Ventura 3 is coming to a cinema near you. Without Jim Carrey, which is probably a good thing in my opinion.
P Diddy-doodles is robbed of a £6 million necklace whilst on holiday.
Thank the Lord, Madonna has given up acting permanently!
Justin Hawkins from the Darkness has checked into rehab at The Priory, presumably he turned to drugs and booze over his failed career.

Posted by Katherine on August 17, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Katie Holmes, Madonna, Musical Stars, The Royal Family, Tom Cruise, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (9)

Put your Hot Legs in Rod Stewart's shoes

Rodstewartshoes Rod Stewart's dancing days aren't over yet, despite the old codger turning 93 this year. But they are for this pair of shoes which formerly belonged to the Rodster, which Bayraider has sniffed out on eBay today for a starting price of $2,900. That 'sniffed out' is a metaphor, by the way. We're not suggesting you can smell Rod's feet from a continent away. Anyway, the star has even signed them, which should make them something of a collectable.

Posted by Stu on August 17, 2006 in Bayraider Blitz, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Lindsay Lohan barred from Justin Timberlake's gig

Lindsaylohanblacklisted Slap-downs don't come any harder (and more public) than in Hollywood. Fresh from being ticked off by her studio boss for excessive partying, Li-Lo's now been reportedly refused tickets for an exclusive Justin Timberlake gig in LA this weekend, with his people describing her as a "socialite ligger". Ouch!

"Justin’s gig will be packed with Hollywood A-listers and a lot of important names in music," says a source. “The last thing his label want is Lindsay getting hammered and making a spectacle of herself, taking attention away from Justin and his new album."

Perhaps Lindsay should take a leaf out of Peaches Geldof's book and head to Ibiza – she might have more luck blagging her way backstage at a Kasabian gig. Maybe. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 17, 2006 in Justin Timberlake, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Eddie Murphy and Mel B planning marriage?

I must've missed the original news that Mel B was getting all loved up with Eddie Murphy – apparently the couple got tattoos of each other's names within weeks of meeting two months ago. Which for Eddie at least wouldn't have been too painful with just four letters (imagine if he'd paired up with Geri Halliwell instead).

Anyway, today's Mirror reports that Murph and Mel are planning a trip to Disneyland so their children can meet, possibly as a first step to Hell and back marriage. "Uniting their families will take the relationship to another level," says a source close to the pair. Forget Britney and Kev, this is a reality show in the making, although if it culminates in Mel B kickstarting her career with a cover of 'Axel F', I may have to leave the planet. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 17, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 16, 2006 7:44 AM

MySpace Exposé - Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls)

Nicolepcd The Pussycat Dolls have recently been handed a $1400 for supposedly performing an 'indecent' stage routine in Malaysia, so I thought I'd have a look and see if the Dolls have made it on to MySpace - and they have. There's a rather boring whole band profile, but I'm going to be looking into the profile of lead singer Nicole Scherzinger.

Hawaii-born Nicole is pretty popular - she's got 174138 friends listed, including her five bandmates. From what I can tell, she actually regularly adds friends back. When I say "she", I mean whichever lackey it is that updates the profiles.

The blog has three entries, all deeply boring and direct rip offs of the blogs each member of the band does on their official website. All in all, not the best celebrity profile, but it fit in with current celeb affairs so I featured it anyway! [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on August 16, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (9)

August 15, 2006 7:46 PM

P Diddy gets the hump over polystyrene plates

Diddy Get your coat J-Lo, your ex-squeeze P Diddy has taken your crown as top pop tantrum artist. Diddy got the arse with Radio 1 yesterday when they tried to serve him fruit, juices, pastries and cereal on polystyrene plates, demanding proper crockery before he'd tuck in (oh, and do the interview he was there for). Oh, and he insisted his record company found him a castle in central London for his album launch. He should've asked Star Trip – we could have happily recommended a good one for Diddy's big bash. As long as he likes pork scratchings. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 15, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

A Week With Britney And Kevin

Britkev_12 A disappointingly slow news week for our favourite celeb/drifting nonentity sponger pairing, it has to be said.  We've brought you this wholly unsettling YouTube video, which just gets more disturbing every time you watch it, but aside from that there's not much going on with Britney and her favourite walking testament to worthlessness.  [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on August 15, 2006 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top Ten Stories

RobinsonhudsonGoldie-spawn Kate Hudson splits from homeless-lookalike husband, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes pretend to be good samaritans but it doesn't fool us.
Drew Barrymore is a-cluck-cluck-clucking her way into popping out some children soon with Strokes hunk-a-spunk, Fabrizio Moretti.
Firecrotch rears its ugly, dirty, fiery head in the form of Paris Hilton and her music producer, Scott Storch, after a Justin Timberlake concert. Yes, you read correctly, after a Justin Timberlake concert. The horror.
Brad Pitt takes kiddywinks to work with him, using the day-care centre facilities that 'anybody working on the lot, including secretaries and executives' can use. Double horror! Common people, argh!
Excuse me whilst I vomit, but James Blunt's debut album, 'Back To Badlam' has recently been made the second best-selling LP of the decade. Seriously, who buys his music? Deaf people?
Babyshambles were forced to cancel last night's gig in Ibiza due to Pete Doherty realising his passport had expired. If only it had expired outside the UK so he couldn't come back in!
Paris Hilton's debut album has launched exclusively on AOL Music from today, a week before anywhere else. Don't scramble too fast for your credit card, there.
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty are reportedly engaged, after she was spotted wearing a huge vintage diamond ring given to her by her on-off boyfriend. Jade Jagger is meant to throw them an engagement party in Ibiza this weekend - if Pete sorts out his passport dramas (see above).
Suri is seen in the wild by a 'commoner' (none of those schmancy Scientologist people this time), but it all sounds very fishy to us. Fishy as in Tom-Cruise's-flack-paid-someone-to-off type fishy.

Posted by Katherine on August 15, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Hot Gossip, James Blunt, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Relationship Watch, Tom Cruise, TomKat | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 14, 2006 11:56 AM

eBay Picks: Big Brother party tickets and Janet Jackson's thong

Bigbrotherpartytickets It's the last week of the latest Big Brother series, with fans anxious to see if Pete can live up to his red-hot favourite status in Friday's final. But what happens then? Well, the housemates are down to attend a reunion party in the BB house on September 24th, and Bayraider has turned up two tickets to the bash going for £160 on eBay. It's your chance to see if Imogen is really that boring in the flesh...

Meanwhile, Bayraider's also been on something of an underwear kick this morning, rifling through the eBay drawers to find a thong worn by Janet Jackson on the cover of this month's VIBE magazine. I'm surprised she didn't keep it after the photo shoot, but hey, maybe she didn't know what she'd got till it was gone. Etc. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 14, 2006 in Bayraider Blitz, Janet Jackson, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip | Permalink | Comments (0)

Where Are They Now? The Cheeky Girls

Cheekygirlsanddavidguest_1 Christ. When I started the research for this post, I was hoping the question would be unsolvable, but no. The Cheeky Girls didn't go away, they just kept a lower profile while recording, gulp, their new album. And by lower profile, I mean a bunch of club PAs around the country, including Pontins.

Oh, and they ran a 10km charity race in London, got new haircuts, and palled up with baked-bean-faced impressario David Gest (click on the photo left for the full, marvellous, picture). 10 minutes spent on the suitably gaudy Cheeky Girls website told me all of this, as well as providing photographic proof that they don't look quite as scary as they used to.

Sadly, the music hasn't improved judging by the tunes from the new album on their MySpace page. 'I'm Too Sexy' is about as horrific as you'd imagine, while 'Farmyard Hokey' plumbs new depths by being a version of 'The Hokey Cokey' with lead vocals by their six-year-old niece Lorena. And rejoice, for the album is a double-CD epic, with 'fun-pop' on CD1 and prog-thrash-metal 'club-dance' on CD2.

Like I said, Christ. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 14, 2006 in Musical Stars, Where Are They Now? | Permalink | Comments (5)

Love Island Latest

Loveisland_5 I haven't been updating about Love Island recently, mainly because it became so boring I couldn't bear to watch it. From what I can gather, some unknowns came and spent time on the islands, then left. Paul Danan got voted out, as did that Leo bloke, and Shane Lynch decided to walk. Then, all of a sudden, it got interesting again!

First off, Lee - who was head over heels for Colleen - got a chance to spy on her and heard her telling everyone she didn't fancy him. He then confronted her and got a bit violent, at one point spitting: "No, fuck you Colleen." He reduced her to tears, actually. He had to be calmed down, which Brendan attempted, only to have several choice expletives thrown in his direction as well. Bianca also had a go at intervening, but was politely asked to leave Lee and Colleen alone. Or something like that. [Toni Kelly]

But the story of the moment is really all about Sophie Anderton. Is this the least self-aware celebrity in the land?

Firstly, Sophie falls in love with Shane. She bores everyone rigid talking about him, spends hours analysing his every word he says to her and she also talks about him in the Beach Hut (I learnt what it was called!). When Shane announces he's leaving, she's in tears.

Then suddenly, like magic, she's okay again and has moved on to poor Chris Brosnan. They spend awhile kissing and cuddling, then Sophie manipulates the Daily Decider, asking poor Kelle to throw the competition so Sophie can go on the day trip with Chris. When they get back, Sophie trills about their "connection" and doesn't react well when Kelle says their relationship isn't real. Sophie, love, no one thinks your little alliance with Chris is real.

Then - dun dun dun! - the producers of Love Island have a brainwave and bring back Victoria Hervey for a chat with Sophie. If you remember, Victoria and Chris were pretty close before Lady V was booted off the island. Sophie has spent many hours in the Beach Hut saying she thinks Victoria will be "cool" with Sophie's relationship with Chris - but boy is she wrong!

The whole confrontation was laughable. Victoria had a bit of a go and Sophie said "well that's your opinion" several times. Sophie had been rocked earlier in the day when words she'd said came back to haunt her in the daily task, and she continued her denial trip by telling Victoria nothing had happened, to which Victoria rightfully responded "I've been watching it!"

Sophie is unbelieveable. The woman is the biggest bitch on the island, but goes and says she isn't and even says "I'm glad I'm not a bitchy person". HELLO?! What the hell are you thinking?!

When Sophie leaves, having had a bottle of wine poured over her, Sophie goes and tells Calum she's upset but "can't say anything". Then she... erm... says everything. She then goes and tells Kelle and has a good cry. Then she tells the group, and has a good cry. And bingo, she's got what she wanted - to be centre of attention.

Brendan stands up for Victoria, only to be interrupted by Lee, who really seems to have taken agin the New Zealander. Brendan later reflects on what he said, and says my TV moment of the year: "... and then Twat Features interrupts..." referring to Lee. It's a fitting nickname.

Then - and this really is the best bit - Chris goes and dumps Sophie! It spins around in her head and she's soon telling people how it was a mutual decision.

She's the most deluded person I've ever seen on TV. And for that, she's a treasure to watch. Keep it up, Sophie, I'm loving hating you!

Posted by Antonia on August 14, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Victoria Hervey | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 11, 2006 4:02 PM

James Morrison: blame his neighbour

Jamesmorrison_1 Maybe that's a bit harsh, but it's Friday and I'm sick of that pesky album advert constantly popping up on the TV... Anyway, today's Sun has a story telling how James Morrison was discovered by his 61-year-old neighbour singing in his back garden three years ago. Instead of throwing something heavy over the fence and telling him to get a proper bleedin' job, Alan Shaw gave James a Cat Stevens album, and a chart star was born. I can't help wondering what he would've ended up sounding like if Alan had been a big Iron Maiden fan though. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 11, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 10, 2006 10:05 PM

MySpace Exposé: Lily Allen

Lily_1 Another new feature for Star Trip - the MySpace Exposé. It's exactly what it says on the tin - we're just going to look at various MySpace accounts that belong to celebrities. Why? Because we want to. Ahem.

First up, we've found the MySpace account of this summer's superstar Lily Allen. The page has a rather funky background (that quickly becomes annoying) and the account basically details latest gig announcements and other news.

As for the blog, there's only four entries and let's say it's a good job Lily's music career is taking off - she isn't the best writer in the world. However, there is a good amount of swearing, so I'll let her off.

And the popularity statistics are pretty good: Lily has 56, 751 friends and 11,467 comments in general, with loads more on the blog. Good job, Lily. Just get rid of that background and all will be grand. [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on August 10, 2006 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top Ten Stories

Simpsons_2Joe Simpson continues to creep out his daughters Jessica and Ashlee by talking yet again about their boobs.
Pete Doherty claims to be 'clean' and in the process of marrying Kate Moss. Dude still needs a bath and a haircut, however 'clean' he may be.
Kirsten Dunst dates a mystery British man, and he lumps her with the bill. Atta boy, that's how we do things here in Blighty!
David Hasslehoff admits to loving being groped by female fans, and also tried to seduce married Kate Beckinsale 'I whispered in her ear the other day at a premiere, ‘I’ll give you everything I have’. She just laughed. But when she met me initially, she seemed very excited.' Suuuure...
Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler file for divorce, following in the footsteps of other failed MTV marriages, in the form of Jessica and Nick, and Dave and Carmen. It's about time someone put a curse on MTV marriages.
Lindsay Lohan gets kicked out of her L.A. home, the Chateau Marmont as 'it is very disruptive with all of her friends coming in and out and her late nights'.
Robin Williams falls off the wagon and enters rehab after being sober for 20 years. Reckon it had something to do with signing on to film Mrs. Doubtfire 2?
Several weeks after Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra split, he is now swapping saliva with porn-star Jenna Jameson. Such impeccable taste in women.
Sienna Miller and Jude Law break up for the last time reportedly. Do we even care anymore? Really, the only good thing about this slice of goss is the close-up of her inner-thigh bruise, tasty.
Anna Nicole Smith wants fellow white-trashee Britney Spears to be her New BFF,
'If you wanted to be friends, I would so much love to hang out with you...I think you’re totally cool and I think we’re going to have our babies about the same time,' as she wrote on her website. Like Britney needs any more bad  [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on August 10, 2006 in Britney Spears, David Hasselhoff, Hot Gossip, Jessica Simpson, Jude Law, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, Sienna Miller, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (1)

Who the hell are... OK Go?

Okgo Forget the super-huge budgets for music videos that used to be de rigeur (if you were signed to a major label anyway). All you need nowadays is a good idea, a single camera, and a working knowledge of YouTube. Take OK Go for example. I was dimly aware of the band for their 2002 single 'Get Over It', which was a cool slice of alt-pop. But recently, OK Go have become a huge viral web success, thanks to a couple of videos for new songs, 'A Million Ways' and now 'Here It Goes Again'.

So who are they? Wikipedia says OK Go are from Chicago, and share management with They Might Be Giants (remember 'Birdhouse In Your Soul'? Bet you do now. Sorry.) Their first album came out in 2002, and they've been described unimproveably by a US chap called Ira Glass as "part indie rock, part stadium rock, part straight up pop with the occasional whiff of Weezer or The Cars or Elliott Smith."

But anyway, the videos are why OK Go are suddenly so hot. 'A Million Ways' was released in August last year, with a video featuring the band dancing about in their back garden. It was apparently downloaded over three million times in the next couple of months.

In July this year, they followed it up with 'Here It Goes Again', which was recently spotlighted on our brother blog Tech Digest. Click below to watch it. It will make you happy. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 10, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 9, 2006 2:01 PM

Top Ten Stories

BillclintonSex-machine Bill Clinton turns 60 on August 17th, and will host several months worth of celebrations, culminating in a Rolling Stones gig in October.
David and Victoria Beckham are releasing a joint perfume next month, 'Intimately', featuring racy photos of the couple together.
Larry David's life veers dangerously towards resembling an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, when his BMW gets hit by an 'out-of-control shopping cart'. Wonder if Susie Greene was behind it all?
Speaking of sex gods, Barry Manilow is scheduled to have hip surgery, presumably due to an overtly-active pelvis.
Newly single Uma Thurman wants to set up an online dating service 'for all the lost and lonely socially-inept celebrities who don't know how to meet anybody'.
Conflict between Tori Spelling and her mother Candy continue, with Candy disinviting Tori to the Emmy awards.
£750 will buy you not only a rare painting by Pete Doherty made from blood, but also a meeting with the poet/artist/junkie.
Suri Cruise-Holmes's first picture will be shown in Vanity Fair this Autumn.
Paris Hilton has been turned into a Hello Kitty stuffed toy, only available in Japan as of yet. Plushophiles the World-over rejoice.

Posted by Katherine on August 9, 2006 in Baby Watch, David Beckham, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Posh 'N Becks, TV Show Gossip, Tom Cruise, TomKat, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 8, 2006 10:35 PM

Heather Mills McCartney Made To Look Stupid ... And Locked Out As Well

Heather_5We mentioned recently that Heather Mills McCartney was left "glowering with rage" after an unfortunate miscommunication left her locked out of her estranged husband's home yesterday, according to the Mirror.  It seems that Paul, co-writer of such classics as "Yesterday", and such legacy-staining travesties as "Free As A Bird", had changed the locks on the mansion's outer gates, and FORGOTTEN to tell Heather.  There's no other explanation, is there?

A source claimed: "She was horrified to find the gate lock changed. It was a huge mix-up."  Well, indeed.  No doubt Paul was left ashen-faced when he realised his "mistake".  Heather, who had turned up for an arranged visit, sent her security guard over the fence to open the gate from the inside, whereupon Macca's security men called the police, fearing a break-in.  She then requested her chauffeur to drive daughter Beatrice around the block so she wouldn't be upset by the sight of police officers.  Look, somebody's left this stable door open, I'll close it.  Oh NO!  Where's the horse? [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Aigua on August 8, 2006 in Musical Stars, Tabloid Tales | Permalink | Comments (0)

Top Ten Stories

Posh_2Posh tires of her new elfin look only days after getting the chop. Photo of new 'do on left.
Paris Hilton claims to remain celibate for the next year, and that she's only ever had sex with two men. That works out to 50% of her sex partners have been caught on film, classy.
Jennifer Aniston is left heartbroken yet again after Vince Vaughn refuses to marry her.
Pamela Anderson weds Kid Rock for the second time in a week. It has not been confirmed whether the groom was suffering from short-term memory loss due to drug use and had to do the whole kit-caboodle all over again.
James Blunt uses cheesy pick-up line although he has a supermodel girlfriend. There's just no pleasing these blokes.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are sleeping in separate rooms, keep your pants on, it's only because of baby Shiloh's crying. Apparently.
Jude Law chucks a strop as bouncers at an exclusive club don't recognise him and permit him entry.
Jerry Hall is desperate for a man, but he must be aged between 40-50, independantly wealthy, and American. Any takers? Get back in your box, David Hasslehoff.
Britney Spears is craving Cheetos, fried chicken, and soil during her pregnancy. So what else is new?
Neighbours of Mel Gibson join in on the Mel-bashing, claiming his seven children are 'terrors', and frighten the neighbourhood. They also reportedly use the line 'Don't you know who I am?' [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on August 8, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, David Hasselhoff, James Blunt, Jennifer Aniston, Jude Law, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Posh 'N Becks, Relationship Watch, Thighs Wide Open, Victoria Beckham, Vince Vaughn | Permalink | Comments (0)

A Week With Britney & Kevin

Britkev_10 It's been a busy week for Britney and Kevin. Following Britney's announcement that she intends to create a "true" celebrity magazine, featuring only stories that are confirmed and true from the celeb community, Kevin has announced that he supports his wife's latest career move, saying: "I think they would want to go to that magazine and tell the truth! I'm not kidding. This is something I want to do for real."

Kevin's been everywhere recently, as he's also announced his acting plans (oh Lord help us) and he also managed to bore his wife and clubbers alike by  playing his debut single 'Lose Control' four times in one night. We've also heard about Britney's rather strange pregnancy cravings, which include baby food and... erm... soil. Yummy. [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on August 8, 2006 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 7, 2006 8:47 AM

Sunday Rag Roundup: McCartney divorce gets nasty, Big Brother Mikey has plans for Grace, Mischa Barton's new rugby love and more!

Sundaymirror A bumper crop of tabloid goodness yesterday, including the first real indications that the Paul McCartney / Heather Mills divorce is going to turn nasty. Meanwhile, Big Brother evictees Mikey and Susie had their 15 pages of fame - Mikey wants to get Grace into bed, and Susie wasn't ever an escort.

Elsewhere, celebs are eagerly diving into new romances, whether it's Mischa Barton with a rugby player, Lily Allen with an indie drummer, or Noel Edmonds with a mystery woman (who doesn't drum or play rugby as far as I'm aware).

Colin Farrell and Bianca Gascoigne are the victims of kiss'n'tells, while there's also news of Jordan's country pile, the England WAGs' World Cup bill, and which former S Club 7 star is hotly tipped to be appearing in the next series of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. Read on for more details.

Heathermills_4 Sunday's front pages were dominated by Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, with the usual 'sources close to...' telling all about the couple's divorce battle. The News Of The World was firmly in Macca's corner, claiming that he feels betrayed. "As Paul says, all he ever did was love her and now she's playing the victim," said the source. "Heather thinks we're all stupid and she can pull the wool over our eyes."

Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror wasn't quite rooting for Heather, but its source was in her camp, claiming she was hit by a stern legal letter after her nanny took three half-used bottles of cleaning fluid from his Peasmarsh Estate. "They will stop at nothing to irritate each other, no matter how petty," said the Mirror's source. "Heather was speechless when she got the letter." Readers, this one will run and run.

Mikeybigbrother Happier in love is Big Brother's Mikey Dalton, who was evicted on Friday and is already planning the obligatory 'romps' with fellow ex-housemate Grace Adams-Short. "I definitely want to get her into bed," he told the News Of The World, while the Sunday Mirror reports that Mikey took constant cold showers to cope with his sexual frustration. Nice.

Meanwhile, leathery model Susie Verrico was also evicted on Friday, and was promptly quizzed by the Sunday People on whether she'd ever been an escort, following recent tabloid claims. ""I loved being a stripper but I was NEVER a hooker," she said. Glad that's cleared up then. She also denies that it was a fix when she entered the Big Brother house as the 'Golden Ticket' winner.

Colinfarrell Best Kiss'n'Tell of the weekend is movie bad-boy Colin Farrell, who met Woody Allen's au-pair at breakfast, and bedded her three times before lunch. I'm not making this up, really. Unfortunately, she wasn't impressed. "Between the sheets, he is a let-down with only half a baguette in his lunchbox," says 24-year-old Angelique Jerome. "Once he'd got what he fancied - in about 10 seconds flat - he just wanted to go to sleep." Ouch!

Meanwhile, Love Island star Bianca Gascoigne is the victim of a notably un-chivalrous ex-boyfriend, who told the News Of The World about, yes, more romps. There's also a story about a bloke from military TV reality show Bad Lads Army that's notable mainly for heroic punning: 'phwoar hero', 'always has his weapon ready', 'on kinky active service', and even 'thrust deep into enemy territory'. Give that journalist a cold shower medal.

Lilyallen_2 More romantically, The OC star Mischa Barton is apparently scrumming down with an English rugby player, Lily Allen has snared the drummer out of The Rakes, and Noel Edmonds is bouncing back from splitting with his girlfriend by dating an English teacher in Monaco.

OTHER STORIES
- Jordan buying a £4 million country mansion (Sunday Mirror)
- Rachel Stevens set to brave bugs in the jungle (Sunday People)
- England WAGs' World Cup bill tops £1.5 million (Sunday People)

[Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 7, 2006 in Big Brother, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales | Permalink | Comments (3)

Top Ten Stories

Paris_5Paris Hilton retires from her skankin' days and reunited with former fiance Stavros Niarchos at Puffy Diddy Daddy-O's party.
Lock up your daughters: Johnny Allen is set to return to the 'Stenders square.
Cat Deeley latches on to Leonardo Dicaprio in the vague hope he'll further her career in Hollywood. Little does she realise she's about 10 years too late for that.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie will be renewing their wedding vows in order to squash those nasty divorce rumours.
The Prodigy demand Crunch Nut corn flakes on their rider for Creamfields
Macauley Culkin threatens to scare us for life by signing on for a role in a group sex film.
Hold back the vomit, Noel Edmonds is dating a former Miss England.
Chantelle and Preston continue with their publicity stunt, announcing wedding is to be held August 25th.
Lily Allen hates her hit 'Smile' now, just like the rest of the bloomin' country.
Courtney Love is first signed on to model for Dior, but then dropped faster than an erection at the sight of the latest Big Brother contestants.

Posted by Katherine on August 7, 2006 in Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Lily Allen, Madonna, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip | Permalink | Comments (1)

Michael Jackson Loses Legal Representation - Again

Jackson_2 Oh dear. It would appear that Michael Jackson has been clumsy; he's lost legal represenation, for the second time in a year. The troubled singer is currently fighting a legal battle against Prescient Acquisition Group, who claim he owes them a whopping $48 million.

Legal firm Wachtel & Masyr asked to be withdrawn from their position of Jackson's representatives after, they claim, they couldn't get hold of the superstar singer for over four weeks. In a letter to the federal judge in charge of the case, they said: "Unfortunately, Mr Jackson has failed to respond to every email and telephone message left for him over the past four weeks."

Jackson has been told to re-organise his legal team by September 5th 2006. [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on August 7, 2006 in Michael Jackson, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 4, 2006 12:00 PM

Rolling Stones slammed for being wrinkly tight-wads

Someone should tell Kasabian it's bad form to insult the band you're supporting, especially if they're the Rolling Stones. The band have a point though - Kasabian have been told that they're allowed to watch the Stones from the side of the stage, but that if too many of the Stones' love-children family and friends turn up, then they'll be booted off, and will have to pay £150 each to watch from the crowd! "It's quite incredible, we're f***ing supporting them!" says Kasabian frontman Tom, before remembering his place and claiming it's an honour to support the Stones. While tugging his forelock. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 4, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 3, 2006 10:19 AM

Kylie Minogue revamping live show for her comeback tour

Kylieminogue Today's Mirror has an exclusive interview with Kylie Minogue - it sounds like preparations are in full swing for her Showgirl Homecoming tour later this year. Apparently the stage show is being completely revamped - and not just for health reasons. Apparently one section will have an Eastern flavour, and Kylie's spending six hours a day in a rehearsal studio making sure the new show runs like clockwork. What a trooper. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 3, 2006 in Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Nadine Coyle and Jesse Metcalfe: Together (on-stage) at last!

Grillsallowed It's the musical collaboration of the year! Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle is apparently planning to duet with actor boyfriend Jesse Metcalfe at this year's V Festival - making them the Kylie and Jason of the 21st century. Or the Rene and Renata, I'm not sure. Bad luck festivalgoers though, the duet'll be in the Virgin Mobile Louder Lounge backstage at the fest, so they'll be performing to fellow celebs rather than their bottle-throwing rapt public.

Apparently Jesse is "a whizz" on the guitar (i.e. he can hack out three chords, and his agent hasn't dared tell him never to do it in public). [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 3, 2006 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

James Morrison's music ability comes under fire

Jamesmorrison No, not the lukewarm reviews for the singer-songwriter's new album (which is apparently headed for number one this weekend). Instead, The Sun has revealed the dubious scandal that James got a U - that's ungraded - in his Music A-Level. Call the chart police! This man shouldn't be allowed near a recording studio...

Hang on a minute, I don't agree with this witch-hunt. If music stars had to be properly qualified, we'd be stuck with non-stop Katie Melua and Aled Jones. Besides, any rock star worth their salt would've flunked their music A-level due to being behind the bike sheds swigging liquid crack while injecting cigarettes. At least, that's what the cool kids did at my school [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 3, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 2, 2006 10:33 AM

Tony Blair drops it like it's hot

Mctonyblair Fair play to the Sun's Photoshop team, they're doing some sterling work making the great and good look silly whenever possible. Like today, for a story reporting on British Prime Minister Tony Blair hob-nobbing with Snoop Dogg in LA this week. "Public-school boy Tony probably has loads in common with a porn-obsessed, ex-con spliff smoker from the mean streets of Compton, who raps about guns, pimps and ho’s," says the story, slightly primly, but it's worth it for the image of Tone mocked up in hip-hop gear. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on August 2, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 31, 2006 8:29 AM

Are Madonna's stadium concerts worth £150 a ticket? The critics say yes

Madgeworldtour First reviews are in of Madonna's gig last night at Cardiff's Millennium stadium, and despite 5,000 seats reportedly remaining unsold due to high prices, both the Sun and the Mirror reckon the gig was fantastic.

In summary: Madge played 21 songs, with lots of stuff from her latest 'Confessions On A Dancefloor' album, but a few oldies thrown in for good measure; The opening few songs had an equestrian theme; She did a mash-up of 'Music' with 'Disco Inferno'; Madonna was wearing £2 million worth of Swarovski crystals at one point; and would you believe it, there were some bondage-themed outfits and she sang from a crucifix at one point. Worth £150 of anyone's money - the Sun helpfully calculates that this adds up to £7.14 per song. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 31, 2006 in Madonna, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 28, 2006 11:08 AM

Drugs are bad (except for your ping-pong skills)

Tabletennis_1 Want to know the secret of becoming a table-tennis master? No, not practice. It's Class A drugs! At least, this is my conclusion from reading a piece in today's Mirror about Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, who claims he used to do lots of cocaine before playing ping-pong. Really. "Put lines on the table and then you can do those Japanese top spins and back spins right," he says. You don't see that at the Olympics. At least, not outside the training venues.

By the way, the accompanying picture has nothing to do with cocaine. It's just how you'd see a table-tennis match if you tried the same thing with LSD. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 28, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 25, 2006 11:50 AM

East 17 reunion descends into predictable violence

Brianharveyeast17 No, not their fans fighting each other to get to the exits at their reunion gigs. Instead, East 17's Tony Mortimer has apparently smacked bandmate Brian Harvey in the face during, er, a business meeting to discuss their comeback. I'm sure Alan Sugar would frown on that sort of behaviour. Anyway, Tony - who packs a weightier punch these days, it's fair to say - saw red when Brian turned up hours late for the meeting.

Listen up, MTV. If you must do boyband-based reality shows (see our previous story), at least model them on this. I want to see the ugly one out of Westlife battering the little fella out of S Club 7 in front of a baying mob of former Take That fans. With blunt objects. Make it happen TV people. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 25, 2006 in Musical Stars, Tabloid Tales | Permalink | Comments (3)

Madonna's holiday gear getting flak from both sides

Madonnaonbeach Poor Madonna, she just can't win today. The singer's relaxing in Miami to prepare for her upcoming tour, but The Sun is poking fun at her see-through wet t-shirt worn while paddling, and her head-to-toe towelling disguise while walking back up the beach. Meanwhile, the Mirror has some admittedly-juicy details of Madge's tour demands, which have been sent to UK venue bosses.

She wants a brand new loo-seat every night of the tour, three peculiar-sounding Kabbalah candles, and a Dead Sea foot-spa. Oh, and everything has to be draped in white, plus dozens of white roses dotting the backstage area. It's lucky she's playing arenas - they'd give her short shrift down the Camden Dog & Bucket, I can tell you... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 25, 2006 in Madonna, Musical Stars, Tabloid Tales | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Sun getting ratty with Robbie Williams' Rudebox

Robbiewilliamsrudebox_1 Did Robbie Williams step on Victoria Newton's foot at a press launch or something? The Sun's Bizarre columnist has been rubbishing the Robster's new single 'Rudebox' since Saturday, and she's not holding back. Having slammed it on Saturday as the worst single she'd ever heard, in today's paper she's publishing comments from readers, including one who reckons it sounds like Roland Rat's 1983 hit 'Rat Rapping'.

Still, the song appears to have kicked off something of a web craze, judging by the number of home-made Rudebox vids on YouTube. I assume this has been encouraged by Robbie's record label as a viral marketing thing. Top marks to the one with the granny, and the one splicing the tune with Christopher Walken's dancing in a Fatboy Slim video. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 25, 2006 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, Tabloid Tales | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 24, 2006 9:13 AM

Neil Fox disses Lily Allen, reveals self as old man

Neilfox Lily Allen is all hype who'll be forgotten in two years' time, says local radio DJ and star of 'Best Ever Family Films' Neil Fox. He qualifies that with some marvellous embarrassing-dad comments in today's Sun: "Smile is a good summer tune, and very appropriate for the weather we’re having, but I think she’ll pretty much be a one-hit wonder." Given that Lily recently labelled Bob Geldof "a c**t" for no particular reason, I can't wait for her response. When the weather is appropriate, obviously. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 24, 2006 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Has Robbie Williams narked Guy Ritchie with his Madonna song?

Robbiewilliams Today's Mirror poses the question of whether Robbie Williams is brave or foolish. No, it's nothing to do with whether he should join the Take That reunion. Rob's reportedly got on Guy Ritchie's nerves with his new song 'She's Madonna', reportedly written about the way Guy dumped model Tania Strecker for Madonna (in short: "Look, you know I really love you, but she's Madonna.")

Unsurprisingly, Madge herself seems fine with Robbie raking the matter up in order to show how desirable she is, but a source tells the paper that hubby won't be so relaxed. "Guy's not going to be happy that all this is being dredged up again," they say. "Although everyone concerned has moved on, it's a bit out of order that Robbie has used it as the basis for one of his songs."

Go on Guy, send Vinnie Jones round with a shooter. You know it makes sense. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 24, 2006 in Madonna, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, Robbie Williams | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 20, 2006 9:38 AM

Is this the most useless boy-band ever?

Totallyboyband That's a rhetorical question, by the way. MTV are launching a new reality show called Totally Boyband, for which they've created a supergroup of former musical pin-ups. Take a bow, Dane Bowers (Another Level), Danny Wood (New Kids On The Block), Bradley McIntosh (S Club 7), Lee Latchford Evans (Steps), and Jimmy Constable (911). You'll notice that we don't have Star Trip categories for any of these bands.

Anyway, the five-piece will be seeking fame and fortune in the reality show, zimmer-frames and all (Lee's 31, Jimmy is 34, and Danny is a creaky 37). In a nightmare scenario, the band could be battling for the Christmas number 1 this year with girl band Good Girls Gone Bad, starring Alicia Douvall and Grace out of Big Brother. Jesus. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 20, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

Charlotte Church's religious gags win her an eight-part chat-show series

Charlottechurch If your Nan still thinks Charlotte Church is a lovely young girl, you'd best not let her read this story. Today's Mirror reports that CC has landed an eight-part chatshow on Channel 4 after impressing in a pilot shot earlier this year. The All New Charlotte Church Show will be a mix of celebrity guests, comedy sketches, live music and tangerine-coloured rugby players.

So what impressed the C4 bosses so much? Er, apparently gags including calling the Pope a Nazi, sticking chewing gum on the face of Jesus, and smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary to reveal a can of cider. That distant sound you can hear is the sound of thousands of religious extremists spray-painting their 'VOICE OF AN ANGEL? VOICE OF THE DEVIL MORE LIKE!' protest banners... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 20, 2006 in Charlotte Church, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 19, 2006 2:23 PM

More exploitation of Big Brother stars - but this time it's musical...

Minty If it wasn't bad enough having spent the last few weeks listening to Big Brother inmate Nikki's squawkings on-screen, she's now been sampled for a record - along with fellow BB star Pete. The tune's called 'It's A Game, part 2' and it's the work of Minty. No, NOT the dopey Eastenders character, but a six-piece band who started life in 1992 as, ahem, 'a conceptual art and performance project'.

Anyway, you can hear the song now on Minty's MySpace page. It's rubbish - what did you expect? - but has at least got the band a few column inches. If you want to get a sense of their unorthodox live show, on the other hand, click on the YouTube clip below, which has the first live performance of the song.

Posted by Stu on July 19, 2006 in Big Brother, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Lily Allen fancies, er, Chris Moyles and Peter Crouch

Lilyallen_1 There's no accounting for taste. Lily Allen may be sitting pretty at number one in the UK charts, but her taste in men is, well, a bit dodgy. Today's Mirror reports that the singer prefers blokes who are "really tall or really fat", citing lanky footballer Peter Crouch and big-boned DJ Chris Moyles as examples. I'm trying to think of a really tall AND really fat man to be her dream date - it's a shame Andre The Giant is dead... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 19, 2006 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 18, 2006 8:58 AM

Harry McFly does the dirty on Lindsay Lohan

Lindsaylohan Tsk, Harry McFly, don't you know it's always the least famous half of any short-term coupling who ends up kissing and telling? So while Lindsay Lohan is still maintaining she Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Drummer, Harry has apparently spilled the beans on their liaison in a suitably ungentlemanly fashion. Does Li-Lo have fake breasts? "I couldn't tell," says the gallant sticksman. "They felt real, so if they're fake, they're very good ones." And of course, 20-year-old boy-band drummers are an authority on such matters... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 18, 2006 in Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (8)

July 17, 2006 9:24 AM

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie gets a beating

Primalscreamfight Get your block knocked off, get your block knocked off honey... Yes, Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie copped a bit of a beating on Friday while sitting in a Madrid hotel minding his own business. The unprovoked attack meant Bob turned up to a Top Of The Pops pre-recording on Sunday with two black eyes and a swollen nose, delaying the band's performance. Rumours that the assailant was a wrinkly piratical-haired guitarist called Keef muttering something about plagiarism are entirely unconfirmed... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 17, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 14, 2006 9:45 AM

Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball prove that the couple who puff together, stay together

Fatboyslimzoeball What's the secret of marital success? Today's Sun reckons it's synchronised smoking, publishing a snap of Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball contentedly puffing away while watching a Razorlight gig in Brighton. Personally, I'd need five crack pipes and a wagon-load of horse tranquilizers to get through an hour of Razorlight live, but still, best of luck to them. Fatboy and Zoe, I mean. Not Razorlight. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 14, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dandy Warhols get burrito'd on YouTube

If you haven't already seen the movie 'Dig!' then go grab the DVD now - it's the funniest rockumentary since Spinal Tap (with the added bonus of being actually real). It's based on the comical rivalry between US bands the Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. And if you need more persuading, how about clicking below to watch a crafty YouTube mash-up of the film's trailer, except with the musicians replaced by burritos? You know it makes sense... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 14, 2006 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 13, 2006 8:57 AM

Lily Allen takes aim at the Kooks' and Razorlight's testicles

Lilyallen God bless Lily Allen, she's a breath of fresh air for the UK pop scene, not least because she regularly shoots her mouth off about fellow celebrities. Latest in the firing line is Luke Pritchard out of The Kooks, who apparently fancies her. The Mirror has her riposte - Lily ain't impressed by Luke and his fellow indieblokes' threads.

"Him and Johnny Borrell (Razorlight) need to get a life!" she's quoted as saying. "They're not very good for making children. All their children-making organs must be f***** by now." Lily should hook up with MC Hammer - his testicles have never been endangered by too-tight kecks. Yes, I realise I'm about 20 years out of date with this joke. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 13, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Quote Of The Week With Paris Hilton

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“Simple Life is a reality show and people might assume it’s real. But it’s fake. All reality shows are fake basically. When you have a camera on you, you are not going to act yourself, so before I started the show I thought I’d make a character like the movies Legally Blonde and Clueless mixed together, with a rich girl all-in-one. Even my voice is different and the way I dress is different from me in real life. It’s a character I like to play. I think it’s carefree and happy. The public think they know me but they really don't.”

-Interview with The Sun

Posted by Katherine on July 13, 2006 in Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, TV Show Gossip | Permalink | Comments (0)

Single 'PopoZao' Was Fake According To Kevin Federline

The Cletus The Slack-Jawed Yokel doppelganger, Kevin Federline, is claiming to have 'Punk'd' the world three times over by releasing a fake debut single from his much-hyped up album, Playing With Fire. The single 'PopoZao', which he originally said was 'the shizz', was released 'so that people would look at him like a talentless wannabe rapper,' according to reports. K-Fed allegedly claimed 'that way, when I come out with my real sh**, people are f****** blown away!' 'At first, when I put out PopoZao, people were kinda laughing at me. I did it on purpose so people would look at me exactly the way they did'. More like when the single was released to the sound of laughter you had your people come up with a really lame excuse just like that. [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on July 13, 2006 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 11, 2006 11:55 AM

YouTube Video Of Mr Bungle's Red Hot Chili Peppers Parody

Please excuse this minor deviation from our usual coverage of ramshackle D-listers, I just found this amazing video on YouTube, featuring Mr Bungle doing a parody of the Red Hot Chili Peppers back in 1999. The lead singer in Bungle is Mike Patton, from Faith No More, Fantomas, Tomahawk and Peeping Tom, who reportedly has an ongoing feud with Anthony Kiedis. Make sure you catch Trevor Dunn pretending to shoot up, and Trey Spruance 'snorting' cocaine half-way through. There are still tickets available for The Peppers' remaining London dates this weekend. Enjoy! [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on July 11, 2006 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 9, 2006 12:57 PM

Madonna lining up Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson for new lesbian stunt

Madonnalindsaylohan Has Madonna run out of ideas? I only ask because Madge is reportedly in talks with Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan for what the tabloids are obliged to call a "three-way lesbian shocker" at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. You'll remember that three years ago at the same event she grabbed the headlines by snogging Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera on-stage, so her people have obviously decided it's time for more of the same.

Or is it? The Sun's story claims this time Madonna wants to go further, with "a bondage-inspired show". Which presumably means tying up Jess and Li-Lo, bundling them into sacks, and threatening to drop them off a bridge if they don't agree NEVER to tread on Madonna's 'actor/singer' turf again. Maybe. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 9, 2006 in Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Girls Aloud to Jump for their solo careers?

Girlsaloud Cheryl Tweedy may be fresh back from the World Cup, but she's seemingly been pitched straight into speculation about the future of her band, Girls Aloud. Today's News Of The World claims the band are splitting up next year following "a string of furious rows". Apparently Cheryl and Nadine Coyle aren't getting on, while Sarah Harding has impressively fallen out with ALL her bandmates.

Clearly, the fact that The Kids are rapidly losing interest in Girls Aloud has nothing to do with any decision to call it a day - naturally only after one last money-spinning Greatest Hits album and tour. I do hope they 'do an Eagles' and travel to all the gigs on separate tour-buses. Well, transit vans, at least. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on July 9, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Pete Doherty Interview Part 2

So what do you think of the shambolic singer? Poet, Idol, Sex god or just plain daft, let us know your thoughts. Personally, (as a full-blooded woman, mind), I found him quite...Attractive? Please don't spam me for saying so. I could definitely leave the eyeshadow, but other than that I must say I can see why Kate found him so appealing. All I want to do now is give the poor love a big hug and say 'cheer up Pete! It's not the end of the world!' Excuse me whilst I go throw up now...

Posted by Katherine on July 9, 2006 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 8, 2006 8:57 PM

Pete Doherty Interview On Jonathon Ross 7th July 2006

In case any of our beloved starstruck readers have active social lives and didn't catch the Pete Doherty interview with Jonathon Ross last night, here it is for your viewing pleasure. Voodoo dolls not included.

Posted by Katherine on July 8, 2006 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 27, 2006 8:03 AM

Robbie Williams to Rejoin Take That? Yeah, Right...

Take_that_1 Could Robbie Williams be rejoining Take That for their upcoming album? You might think so from a cursory glance at this morning's Mirror, which reports that the Robster "is in talks with his former bandmates to work on their album of new material". Cor, that's good news, eh? Or maybe not.

"We all hoped Rob would be able to join us on stage but he had his own tour and things got in the way," says Howard Donald. "But we speak all the time now, and he knows the door's always open if he wants to come and record with us or relive his Take That days in any way. We would love him to be on the album. Obviously he's got his solo stuff to focus on but he hasn't ruled it out."

So, hang on. That counts as "talks" does it? I'm off to ring up Christina Aguilera's people to suggest she joins me as I belt out Primal Scream's 'Rocks' in the shower tomorrow. She knows the door's always open if she wants to. Obviously, she has her mega-selling pop career to focus on, but she hasn't ruled it out. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 27, 2006 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, Take That | Permalink | Comments (0)

Gwyneth Paltrow Wants to 'Do A Madonna'

Gwyneth_2 No, she won't be capering about in a conical bra while snogging Britney Spears and licking the feet of a black Jesus. Although far be it from me to poke my nose into what she gets up to in the bedroom with hubby Chris Martin. No, Gywneth Paltrow is planning a singing career according to today's Sun, and is writing and recording with producer William Orbit - the chap behind Madonna's 'Ray Of Light' album.

The sessions are supposed to be a way of relaxing from the pressures of life as a mum-of-two, but have apparently gone so well, they may get a commercial release. But rest assured, Gwyn has NO plans to record a syrupy load of old shite with her husband. He does a good enough job of that on his own etc etc [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 27, 2006 in Gwyneth Paltrow, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 21, 2006 12:53 PM

The Cult, Womack, Womack and Lordi: Together at Last!

Hurrah for ticket agencies - if they didn't email me once a week with their latest offers, I'd miss out on a feast of musical fun. Such is the case today, as I'm trying to decide between Finnish shock-rockers Lordi, ancient soul duo Womack & Womack, and leathery rawk troupe The Cult. If only they'd all play the same festival, I wouldn't have to choose... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 21, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 19, 2006 3:35 PM

Russell Brand Is A Vile Predator According To Dannii Minogue

Russellbrand_1We first heard of Russell Brand's womanising ways when he seduced Britain's national treasure, Kate Moss, but we fear his taste is getting worse, as he recently pulled the moves on Aussie budgie, Danni Minogue. The singer lambasted Brand as being a 'vile predator' when she appeared on his show, and raved that he was 'completely crazy.' Brand is infamous for being a reformed sex and drug addict, but Danni claims 'I certainly don't think he has cured his sex addiction, that's for sure. He wouldn't take no for an answer...He always goes that step too far. Never quite far enough to slap his face, but usually too far.' I think you should be mighty chuffed that someone's actually interested in you for once, love!  [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on June 19, 2006 in Dannii Minogue, Musical Stars, Russell Brand | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pete Doherty Arrested In Sweden Last Night After Drug Incident On Plane (Hours After Checking Out Of Rehab)

Pete_2It seemed when my co-writer Toni reported just 5 days ago that Pete Doherty had checked into rehab in Portugal, and predicted it wouldn't work, she was right. Just last night Pete had a similar drug-incident on a plane, whilst flying to Sweden, as he did just the other week on an Easyjet flight to Barcelona. The Sun have reported that hours after he checked out of rehab in Portugal, he was arrested in Sweden, having been in a 'drug-fuelled high' aboard a flight. He had to be pushed from the plane in a wheelchair trolley into custody, as he was so 'wasted' according to witnesses. A passenger claimed that 'as soon as he got on everyone could tell he was clearly on drugs.' Perhaps he went on a bender as his on-off girlfriend, Kate Moss, is reportedly seeking therapy after fearing her life is out of control, and her 'head is so f***** up', as she recently told a friend. Well, we could've told you that! [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on June 19, 2006 in Drug Scandals, Hot Gossip, Kate Moss, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Boy George in trouble for community service avoidance

Boygeorge Poor Boy George, the fallout from his conviction for falsely reporting a burglary continues. The incident happened in October last year, when the police arrived to find no stripy-topped criminals carrying SWAG bags, but DID allegedly find cocaine. Anyway, the star was sentenced to a $1,000 fine and some community service, but a new warrant's been issued for Boy's arrest as he hasn't paid the fine, and his views on what constitutes acceptable community service differ from the court's.

Judge Anthony Ferrara has slated Boy's suggestion that he could run a fashion and make-up workshop - presumably because the demand for tips on painting your neck black to look slimmer isn't that big in NY - while George's lawyers say he's just trying to think of something more easy worthwhile than "sweeping the streets of Manhattan". How about a compromise: a fashion and make-up workshop for street-sweepers? [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 19, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 15, 2006 7:46 PM

Britney Spears In Shameful Poo Blunder

Britbabe2By now you would've gathered that Britney Spears puts the 'T' in trash, so there's really no point in us adding more evidence to the growing pile of wifebeater singlets and empty beer cans. Oh, what the heck, this is just too good to not tell you! She recently went to Victoria's Secret in California, and purchased two pink thongs, when little Sean Preston decided it was high time to go to the loo. She then proceeded to change Sean's nappy on the floor, next to the cash register. 'Britney then tried to hand it to an employee', claimed a source, but apparently she wouldn't accept it. Say what you will about her parenting skills, but one commentor on the US Weekly mag site claims she used to work at the exclusive lingerie shop, and 'can tell you that the thongs are NOT made to fit women Britney's size - pregnant or not.' Ouch, way to kick the bitch when she's down! [Katherine Hannaford] 

Posted by Katherine on June 15, 2006 in Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sandi Thom In Unwitting Headline Comedy

Sandithom Kudos to the subs at The Sun Online, who've given a story about rubbish singer-songwriter Sandi Thom the headline 'Sandi: My fans are crazy'. Altogether now: YOU'RE NOT WRONG... Oh, apparently Rolf Harris is one of her biggest fans though, after "one of his didgeridoo players supported Sandi at a gig in Wales". As you do. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 15, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 13, 2006 11:08 AM

Adam Rickitt winning over hard-to-please Conservatives

Ricket_tory_1 There aren’t enough Tory MPs who’ve appeared half-naked on stage belting out pop hits – at least in public – so three cheers for former Corrie star Adam Rickitt, who has just kicked off his new career as a Conservative Party candidate. Star Trip is right behind Adam in his quest to show that songs like this should not be a barrier to a high-powered political career, so we’re going to be tracking his progress. Or lack of.

This week represented a rocky start though. Having started by complaining in the Daily Telegraph that he’s become a “whipping-boy” for Tory leader David Cameron’s ‘A-List’, Adam was promptly given a good scourging by party members in Folkestone and Hythe, who didn’t even put him on their 20-strong shortlist for the next general election.

Then the Telegraph’s Simon Heffer sniffily dismissed him as an “underwear model” Ouch. Although given that 8 out of 10 political interviews nowadays seem to involve asking politicians about their pants, that’s surely not a disadvantage.

However, the tide could be turning. Today’s Telegraph has a letter saying that Ad has “demonstrated a clear understanding of the problem facing the Conservative Party; how to regain the centre ground, where elections are won.” The Rickitt bandwagon is back on track! More news as we get it (unless Grant Mitchell is appointed Home Secretary in the meantime).

Posted by Stu on June 13, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 12, 2006 10:20 PM

Michael Jackson - is he the Daddy?

Jackson So-called 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson may lose two of his children following court claims that he isn't the biological father to Prince Michael, 9, and Paris, 8, according to some news reports. The troubled singer is facing a court battle over the two children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe. Although Rowe signed off all of her parental rights to Jackson five years ago, she is now attempting to gain custody of the pair and has claimed the children were fathered by an anonymous sperm donor, not Jackson.

Reports that Prince Michael and Paris are "keeping their fingers crossed and hoping it's true" are unfounded (because I just made them up). But come on, Jackson as Daddy or some anonymous guy who couldn't be bothered with fatherhood and just wanted money for jacking off? I know who I'd prefer... [Toni Kelly]

Posted by Antonia on June 12, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Michael Jackson, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Kate Moss Proves She's Human, And Shock! Throws Up!

Katemoss_1Ahh, good to hear Kate Moss isn't immune to the one downside of alcohol. The model made an appearance at the Isle of Wight music festival over the weekend, and, well, let's just say she had a wee bit too much to drink, in typical I'm-A-Model-But-Shagging-A-Musician type manner. Early on in the evening, after introducing Primal Scream to the stage (pictured), she was seen swigging straight 35% proof Jagermeister liqueur, enjoying the music. Hours later, after stocking up on more beers, and riding every gravity-defying sideshow ride on offer, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie had to hold her hair back as she was ralphing up her stomach's contents in a corner of the VIP area. A source blabbed 'things went pear-shaped for Kate and she started chucking up, but around 1.30am she was back on form. She must have totally cleaned up as she looked fresh as a daisy'. That bitch. [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on June 12, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Kate Moss, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 9, 2006 11:32 AM

Guns'n'Roses' Hammersmith Gig Goes Off With A Bang

You know what I love about proper stadium-RAWK bands? The pyrotechnics. Rockets, flamethrowers, big sparkly things, it's all good. Guns'n'Roses didn't let anyone down on this score when they played London's Hammersmith Apollo this week. They came on stage over an hour and a half late, but when they kicked into Welcome To The Jungle with an enormous BOOM, everyone forgave them. Want proof? Watch the YouTube clip below, which is the whole song recorded in wobbly camphone-vision, and wait for the hair-raising (and singeing if you were in the front row) explosion about 40 seconds in. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 9, 2006 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 7, 2006 9:35 AM

Patrick Swayze Takes To The London Stage

SwayzeNo, he won't be jumping on this week's celebrity bandwagon and getting his man-boobs oiled up by a German porn star. At least, not in public. Instead, it's just been announced that Patrick is about to kick off a run on the London stage playing Nathan Detroit in Guys And Dolls. It's for eight weeks only, and he'll be joined by foghorn-voiced former soap star Claire Sweeney. Okay, so that's not a selling point. But if your heart was set aflutter by Pat's twinkling toes in Dirty Dancing all those decades years ago, you'll be wanting to grab tickets now. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 7, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 6, 2006 9:59 PM

See Paris Hilton's Debut Music Video Here - If You Dare!

I'm sorry, but today we just can't resist showing you YouTube clips of really, really bad singing. In this case, it's Paris Hilton's debut music video, 'Stars Are Blind.' Not so sure about stars, Paris, but I'm sure your fans are blind, as well as deaf. As one viewer on YouTube wrote, 'She's just got an expensive webcam, basically,' - if the sand in the clip were human, the police would arrest Paris for rape. [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on June 6, 2006 in Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (4)

Lucy Benjamin Storms Celeb X Factor Final

Congratulations to former soap-star Lucy Benjamin, who won the latest series of X Factor: Battle Of The Stars - beating off rugby star Matt Stevens in the final. She was the 2/1 favourite to win, despite claiming at the start of the series that she couldn't sing a note. Judge for yourself with this clip of her first performance, performing Corinne Bailey Rae's 'Put Your Records On'.

Or, if you're a paid-up masochist and would rather make your ears bleed, try 'Dr' Gillian McKeith's rendition of 'I Just Wanna Make Love To You', which unaccountably failed to propel her to the final. Click on the Play button below, and make sure you have some smelling salts to hand. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 6, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip | Permalink | Comments (0)

When Harry McFly met Lindsay Lohan...

McflyWho said rock drummers were boring? McFly's Harry Judd apparently copped off with Lindsay Lohan when his band made a cameo appearance in her Just My Luck movie last year, and according to this story in the Mirror, his presumably-jealous bandmates have now written a song about it called 'Please, Please, Lindsay, Please'. Which is subtle.

The band say that Harry gets the joke, but what about Li-Lo? "I'm not sure she'd like it, to be honest," admits bandmate Danny. That's not out of embarrassment - it's just Lindsay's not a big fan of watered-down Beatles pop with bad sixth-form lyrics. Etc etc. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 6, 2006 in Lindsay Lohan, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

June 5, 2006 9:22 PM

Barry Manilow Battles the Yobs (No, NOT with his nose...)

Manilow Piping rubbish music into car parks to stop boy-racers from revving their motors? Take that surly youths! No, not Take That (although judging by this story that might be the next step). Instead, it's housewives' fave Barry Manilow whose tunes have been judged offensive enough to scare the young scamps out of a Sydney car park. Or, in the wonderful words of a Sydney councillor, "Daggy music is one way to make the hoons leave an area because they can't stand the music." The flamin' galahs. Yes, I did learn all my Aussie slang from Alf Stewart. Anyway, the BazAlarm looks set to provide stiff competition for the Mosquito device announced earlier this year. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 5, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sharon Osbourne Goes Potty-Mouthed at Rebecca Loos

Osbourne This one could run and run. Grumpy X-Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has hit back in her verbal war with Rebecca Loos, apparently telling clubbers at London club G.A.Y. that "that **** has sold another story to the papers." Sharon's a proven mistress of the spoken word when it comes to swearing her **** off, so I'm wondering what she said. The F-Word? The C-Word? The Something-Else-Word? Bollocks, I'll just have to wait until some website is brave enough to give us The Unvarnished Truth about Sharon's latest riposte. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 5, 2006 in Musical Stars, Thighs Wide Open | Permalink | Comments (13)

June 1, 2006 8:59 PM

Did Pete Doherty take an EasyJab on his EasyJet Flight?

Dohertygetty It looks like Pete Doherty won't be off to Majorca this summer then - at least not on a cheap flight. Yes, he's been banned from EasyJet flights after a kerfuffle on board flight EZY5135 from Gatwick to Barcelona, where he was due to play a festival. This story says the flight crew found "a syringe hidden in a bin, covered in blood" in the plane's loo, and that Pete got "agitated and aggressive" when for some strange reason he came under suspicion ("Me? Caught taking heroin in a plane toilet? With MY reputation?")

Insert your own 'I remember when you got blood-covered syringes for free on flights, now EasyJet make you buy your own on-board' joke here. EasyJet? QueasyJet more like. Etc etc. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on June 1, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Britney's Anti-Kevin Poem

Britney_6 How much negative K-Fed news can you handle in a day? Hopefully you've got a bottomless chasm to fill up with rumours Britney and Kevin are going to split soon, cos gosh, there's alot of them out there. I just had a quick peek at Britney Spears's official website, where recently she has been publishing her poetry, and this new poem doesn't come as much of a shock. Titled 'Remembrance of Who I Am', it appears to be aimed at Kevin, with lines such as 'How do you stand sleeping at night...The sins of the father, what you do, you pass down, no wonder why I lost my crown...My crown is back and it's way too high for you to be in my presence, especially my son.' Below the poem is a picture of Britters pulling a rude hand gesture, which hopefully means their inevitable divorce is just past the cornershop. [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on June 1, 2006 in Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Hot Gossip, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Could Pete Doherty Have Hit Kate Moss?

KatemossbruiseWe told you just the other day that Kate Moss has moved on and snagged herself a new boy-toy, now it seems Pete Doherty didn't take the news too well, and may have unleashed his anger at the model physically. Mere days after Russell Brand was seen sneaking out of Kate's London home, Pete apparently paid his ex-girlfriend a visit at her house. Minutes after Pete left, she appeared to have a bruise on her right cheek, as seen in the photo to the left. Miss Mossy's aides rushed to her defence, stating it was simply 'an unfortunate camera angle', but given that this is Pete Doherty, are we really surprised? Maybe he was just jealous that Kate's new boyfriend Russell has announced he's 'sex obsessed', when it's a well known fact drugs can leave a man rather...Limp to say the least. [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on June 1, 2006 in Kate Moss, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 31, 2006 3:02 PM

Simon Cowell Leaps To Rebecca Loos' Defence. Quelle Surprise.

Oh, it's all kicking off in Celebrity X-Factor, although I missed the ignominious exit of Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee the other night. Sharon Osbourne is under fire for belittling Rebecca Loos live on-air, telling her she should wear some knickers. But would you believe it, Simon Cowell - a man presumably well-versed in the talents of women with false boobs and no knickers - apparently jumped to Rebecca's defence, telling Sharon to stop being so personal. However, the best part of this Mirror story is the bit where Kelly Osbourne apparently shouts "You're not a celebrity!" at Rebecca from the audience. Which needs no snarky comment from me... [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on May 31, 2006 in Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, Simon Cowell, TV Show Gossip | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 30, 2006 1:46 PM

Madonna's Crucifix Stunt Earns Catholic Curse

Madonna_5Madonna causing outrage with a crucifix is surely so 1980s, right? Not according to Irish cleric Archbishop Michael Cox, who according to this story has placed a curse on Madge for opening her Confessions tour set by being strapped to a crucifix wearing a crown of thorns. Although the curse appears to just involve shouting about the "wrath of God" befalling Madonna, which we doubt will have her quaking in her boots. Obviously, if a huge lightning strike flattens Wembley Arena during one of her gigs this August, I'll eat my words. Unless that's part of her stage show too. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on May 30, 2006 in Madonna, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Gwen Stefani Gives Birth To A Boy

Gwen_1'Tis the season to give birth, tra-la-la-la-laah. Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale are the latest celebs to join the fad, having given birth last Friday, via a caesarean section to a healthy boy, named Kingston James McGregor Rossdale. A source at the hospital claims Gwen arrived 'wearing her signature red lipstick and looked very excited.' The couple are said to be 'in a state of euphoria' since Kingston's arrival, hopefully not due to over-consumption of laughing gas, often present at births. [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on May 30, 2006 in Baby Watch, Gwen Stefani, Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bon Jovi Pities Pete Doherty

BonjoviJon Bon Jovi has managed to pull himself away from the bottle long enough to join the Doherty-haters and speak out about his drug problem. The ageing rocker insists he feels sorry for Pete, and is proud he was never a typical rock star who grew famous merely for his drug habits. 'Those people get a lot more attention. Like Pete Doherty. I hear he's great. But I've never heard a Babyshambles song in my life…I'd rather be doing what I'm doing.' And what exactly is that, Jon? Releasing box sets and live albums? Greeeaaat. [Katherine Hannaford]

Posted by Katherine on May 30, 2006 in Musical Stars | Permalink | Comments (33)

May 29, 2006 4:03 PM

Every 1980s Pop Video Worth Seeing Is Here

Man, YouTube is great. The video-sharing website is packed with goodies, from the bizarre to the, well, bizarre. And lots of stuff in between. Anyway, while reading the excellent Mogblog, we came across a link to this webpage, which rounds up LOADS of links to 1980s music videos which are watchable on YouTube. It's got all the classics, plus dozens that will have you crying with laughter. Have a look - I've spent the last 10 minutes watching Manowar's 'Blow Your Speakers' on a loop - click on it above to see why. [Stuart Dredge]

Posted by Stu on May 29, 2006 in Musical Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

FA Disses David Beckham's Rapping Skillz

Becksrap As if we needed any more evidence that the Football Association are blithering idiots, today's Sun has a story revealing that New Order were set to re-release their classic World In Motion song for the 2002 World Cup - with David Beckham handling the legendary John Barnes rap part. And the FA passed on the chance, the big ninnies: "He agreed! So did his management," New Order's Peter Hook tells the Sun. "In fact, everything was in place, but then the FA banned it because they had already signed Ant and Dec." Read it and weep, folks. [Stuart Dredge] 

Posted by Stu on May 29, 2006 in David Beckham, Musical Stars, Spor