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Lily Allen honoured for cricket support by Freddie Flintoff - Daily Gossip

Boy George for Big Brother, Brandon Flowers quits smoking – your music gossip stop

Lily Allen's first manager was BBC 6 Music presenter George Lamb, who discovered her on the island of Ibiza. Pic: Marvin Scott Jarrett
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 has been made an honorary member of Lancashire Cricket Club. The singer, who watched most of this summer's Ashes, revealed her love for the sport throughout the competition and at one point expressed an interest in commentating alongside David Lloyd. As a thank you for her continued support, Lancashire Cricket Club gave her a cricket bat signed by the likes of Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, as well as a complimentary shirt (Press Association).

From the papers:

Boy George has signed up to appear in the new series of 'Celebrity Big Brother' (Daily Star).

The Killers' Brandon Flowers says quitting smoking has helped make him a better frontman (New Magazine).

Rod Stewart says he'd have tried going on 'The X Factor' if he was a teenager now (The Sun).

Amy Winehouse supped champagne at the Brickhouse bar in London's Brick Lane (Daily Mirror).

Peter Hook says he was too scared to talk to Iggy Pop when New Order played with The Stooges (Independent).

La Roux's Elly Jackson says she never planned to style her hair in a quiff before she became famous for it (Daily Mirror).

From NME.COM users:

Hollywood star Neve Campbell was spotted watching Richard Hawley and Alex Turner at the Mencap Little Noise Sessions gig at London's Union Chapel (from Ele).

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