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Afroman - Albert Hammond Jnr, 22.40, Carling Stage, Carling Weekend: Reading, August 24, 2007. Pic: Guy Eppel
Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out who in the world of music has been up to what.

Today’s top gossip:

Lily Allen, The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr and his girlfriend Agyness Deyn were strip-searched when they flew in to Dubai recently for the opening of the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah hotel. "It took more than an hour," Allen explained. "It was really scary as they didn't tell you what they were doing. They just said, 'Take off your trousers'." (Various).

From the papers:

Stereophonics' Kelly Jones went to actor Dougray Scott's birthday party end ended up playing the band's 2005 Number One single 'Dakota' – with Jude Law singing along (The Sun).

Take That went out and got drunk after filming a Christmas TV show, 'Take That Come To Town', apart from Mark Owen, who scooted back to see his girlfriend Emma because she's set to give birth soon (Daily Mirror).

Chester French's Max Drummey scoffed fast food with wife Peaches Geldof while on the road in Las Vegas (Daily Star).

After splitting with Good Charlotte's Benji Madden Paris Hilton is supposedly trying to get back together with him. She enlisted Avril Lavigne to help track him down on the Los Angeles club scene – but he heard she was on his tail so scarpered (Daily Mirror).

Friendly Fires' Jack Savidge has said he hopes his band don't get on the wrong side of Glasvegas when they play on the same bill on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009. "They look nails and we're not nails," he said (Daily Record).

Girls Aloud partied at Gilmanesh in Camden with Sugababes' Keisha Buchanan (Daily Mirror).

McFly supped lager in the Lowry Hotel in Manchester (Daily Mirror).

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