Tony Blair: 'Bono could be prime minister' - Daily Gossip

Amy's lovelife, Pixie's birthday treat, Katy Perry on 'The X Factor' – your music gossip stop

Tony Blair: 'Bono could be prime minister' - Daily Gossip

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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:

Tony Blair has said he thinks U2 frontman Bono has the qualities to be a "president or a prime minister". Writing in his new book, The Journey, Blair said of Bono: "He had an absolutely natural gift for politicking, was great with people, very smart and an inspirational speaker." He added: "I knew he could work with George [W Bush] well, and with none of the prissy disdain of his ilk," (The Independent).

From the papers:

Katy Perry is reportedly set to earn £220,000-per-show for her appearances on the US version of The X Factor (The Sun).

Pete Doherty stocked up on cigarettes at a newsagent in Kings Cross, London (Daily Mirror).

Matt Bellamy dined out with girlfriend Kate Hudson at London restaurant The Ivy (The Sun).

Pixie Lott sang 'Happy Birthday' to a girl at Camden's Gilgamesh (Daily Mirror).

Amy Winehouse's romance with Reg Traviss looks to be on the rocks, after his ex-girlfriend Raven Isis Holt revealed that he was still seeing her until last week (The Sun).

From NME users:

Felix White from The Maccabees watched Women's gig at Cargo in London (from Justin).

Members of Darwin Deez's band were in the audience at Rough Trade East for Everything Everything's instore gig there last night (September 1) (from Simon).

Check back tomorrow for the next Daily Gossip. Email your spots to news@nme.com.

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