Sophie Anderton 4 Calum Best?

Don’t tell anyone, but apparently Love Island’s Sophie Anderton was dating fellow contestant Calum Best just a week before jetting off to Fiji for the show.  Closer magazine reveals that the pair were actually romancing for three months.  According to “a source” (has anyone ever met one of these sources?  They’re everywhere!), the couple planned to hook up while in Fiji, where Calum was expected to be recording for ITV2.  Sophie had no idea that Calum would actually be going on the show itself.  Well, fair play – until the ratings slipped so far that the Shipping Forecast was ahead of it, neither did anyone connected with the show.

Sophie remarked on camera that Calum is “very in your face with his sex appeal”.  Indeed, literally.  Kate Lawler can vouch for that, having had a cheek-to-cheek with him during the show’s final week.

This week’s Lindsay Lohan boob job rumours

Because it’s only a few days since the last piece of Li-Lo-inflation gossip hit our desks. Today’s Sun has a papped photo of Lindsay “going bra-less underneath a loose-fitting grey dress” (i.e. she was putting out the rubbish in the morning. Probably.) And the paper reckons the snap will do little to silence the gossip about whether the star has been pumping up her assets. Obviously, the accompanying slideshow is purely for readers with an educational interest in the ins and outs of 20-year-old actress’ breasts. Right?

Adam Rickitt: Defending the Welsh. In Tights.

Another busy week in former soap star Adam Rickitt’s quest to become a Tory MP. For starters, Adam told the good folk of Chester that if elected as their MP, he would get rid of the ancient laws that allow them to hang any Welshman caught within the city walls after midnight, and shoot other Welshmen from the wall with longbows. Tough on archaic cross-border crime, tough on the causes of archaic cross-border crime…

Meanwhile, Ad is heading to the other side of the country later this year to further bolster his political credentials by, er, playing Prince Charming in panto at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Well, it worked for David Cameron. Oh, no. No it didn’t. Tsk. [Stuart Dredge]

Patsy Kensit Gets a New Rap Toyboy

It’s safe to say you wouldn’t catch Liam Gallagher rapping like a demon in an ad for Fruit Pastilles. At least, I think it’s safe to say – who knows what he’ll resort to if the next Oasis album doesn’t sell well. But anyway. Liam’s ex-wife Patsy Kensit has apparently taken up with 26-year-old rapper Killa Kela, who’s the star of a certain chewy-sweets advert that’s on your screens now.

The two were spotted holding hands and sharing “passionate kisses in the sun” (as opposed to The Sun) last weekend, before Kela’s set at the Sprite Urban Games in London. Patsy’s now got a veritable supergroup of past and present beaus, what with Kela, Liam and former husbands Jim Kerr out of Simple Minds, and Dan Donovan out of Big Audio Dynamite. Kids, ask your dad about those last two… [Stuart Dredge]

Adam Rickitt winning over hard-to-please Conservatives

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 himon 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).

Wonder If Hubby Marilyn Manson Will Be Attending?

Venerable sex-kitten Dita Von Teese has stripped for many a cashed-up ‘sleb, but I bet stripping for Posh and Becks will be an experience she’ll never forget. The ubiquitous couple have booked the burlesque stripper for their pre-World Cup party, an insider told the Mirror ‘The party has a slightly naughty theme and Victoria and David just feel that Dita will be perfect.’ Now, I wonder what ‘naughty’ means to Posh and Becks – Perhaps we can expect to see a slobbish, unmade-up Vic drinking Fosters, with David sporting a week’s growth on both his face and legs? Anyone got a spare invite to what’s being touted as the ‘highlight of the showbiz calendar’ ? Rats, I guess I’ll have to wait for the photos to appear in OK! magazine along with everyone else. [Katherine Hannaford]

Ronan Keating: “Louis Walsh tried to ruin me!”

It was one of the most spectacular celeb fallings out of all time, when bosom buddies Ronan Keating and Louis Walsh parted ways. It’s fair to say it wasn’t the most amicable of splits and the resulting war of words has been entertaining to say the least. Louis told the press: “He wasn’t the most talented one – he’s not a great singer and he’s got no personality.” However, that was awhile ago, but it appears Ronan isn’t over it yet!

He told Closer magazine: “That man absolutely tried to ruin me and if he thinks we can ever hug and make up – he can forget it. I haven’t heard from him in three years and I wouldn’t have a problem if I never saw him again. He’s not a nice character.”

Ronan Keating: “Louis Walsh tried to ruin me!”

It was one of the most spectacular celeb fallings out of all time, when bosom buddies Ronan Keating and Louis Walsh parted ways. It’s fair to say it wasn’t the most amicable of splits and the resulting war of words has been entertaining to say the least. Louis told the press: “He wasn’t the most talented one – he’s not a great singer and he’s got no personality.” However, that was awhile ago, but it appears Ronan isn’t over it yet!

He told Closer magazine: “That man absolutely tried to ruin me and if he thinks we can ever hug and make up – he can forget it. I haven’t heard from him in three years and I wouldn’t have a problem if I never saw him again. He’s not a nice character.”

The Rooney Sleeps Tonight (In an Oxygen Tent)

Yes, it’s true – at least if today’s Sun is to be believed. Manchester Utd and England striker Wayne Rooney is apparently going to be sleeping in an oxygen tent to try and get fit for next month’s World Cup, after breaking a metatarsal bone in his foot. The 12×8 tent is apparently big enough for fiance Coleen to lie alongside him – although sadly not her ever-growing collection of posh frocks.

More importantly though, is this the start of a slippery Michael Jackson slope of behaviour for young Wayne? After all, after Jacko was famously revealed to be sleeping in an oxygen tent, it was a only a matter of time before he was a monkey-cuddling crotch-grabbing loon. And kids, if you have to ask who Michael Jackson is, you obviously weren’t listening hard enough in Stranger Danger class.