Wayne Rooney gives new Stereophonics album seal of approval - Daily Gossip

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In July footballer Wayne Rooney expressed his devotion to his favourite band Stereophonics by getting a tattoo done. The prominent tattoo, on the inside of his right forearm, reads 'Just Enough Education To Perform', the title of the band's 2001 Number One album. Pic: PA Photos
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Wayne Rooney has given the new Stereophonics album, 'Keep Calm And Carry On', the seal of approval after being given an advance copy by frontman Kelly Jones. The singer revealed that once the album was finished, he decided to give it straight to Manchester United striker Rooney – who likes Stereophonics so much he has the title of their 2001 album 'Just Enough Education To Perform' tattooed on his arm. According to Jones, Rooney's reaction to the new album was positive. "I popped by and gave him an album promo and within about 15 minutes of me driving away he was texting me his favourite songs - he was into it," he explained (BBC Newsbeat).

From the papers:

Pixie Lott was snapped locking lips with a female friend while celebrating her second Number One single, 'Boys And Girls' (The Sun).

Alex James drank in the Amba Bar & Grill in London's May Fair Hotel (Daily Star).

Former Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan reportedly received a six-figure pay off to leave the band. Her replacement Jade Ewen is now frantically re-recording Buchanan's parts on the girl group's new album, 'Sweet 7', which is out on November 23 (The Sun).

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos said he's not bothered about fashion designers using models who aren't stick-thin. "Doesn't everyone have a bit of belly flab? I mean, I do," he said (Independent).

Paul Weller watched an under-nines football match in Bristol. One of the teams featured the eight-year old brother of his girlfriend (various).

Take That's Gary Barlow says he wants to work with Dizzee Rascal "but he's not interested" (The Sun).

Katy Perry says she can't wait to work with Calvin Harris this winter (Daily Star).

From NME.COM users:

Patrick Wolf looked really out of breath while cycling in Brixton, south London. He was wearing a dress (from Miles).

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