Rihanna's 'S&M' video banned in 11 countries – Daily Gossip

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Rihanna's 'S&M' video banned in 11 countries – Daily Gossip

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Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out what the stars of the music world have been up to in the tabloids and beyond, with the help of plenty of "anonymous sources".

Today's top gossip:

Rihanna's steamy new video for 'S&M' has certainly proved controversial. So far it's been banned in 11 countries, MTV are considering re-editing it for daytime play and YouTube are making sure users confirm they're over 18 before watching it.

The video features Rihanna sucking on a banana, simulating sex with a blow-up doll and leading celebrity blogger Perez Hilton around on a dog's lead. Watch it by scrolling down and clicking below, if you think you're old enough (various).

From the papers and beyond:

Lady Gaga could be topping even Rihanna in the visual controversy stakes, we read. The singer has reportedly cast a record number of transsexuals for the video for new single 'Born This Way'. A "source" said: "This could be her most shocking video yet" (Daily Star).

According to the red-tops, Hurts singer Theo Hutchcraft has bagged himself a Playboy model. The suit-loving frontman, currently touring Europe, has apparently been dating former Miss Germany Shermine Shahrivar after they met at an awards show last year. According to an anonymous source Hutchcraft is "a real ladies' man" and "has had a lot of attention from models" (The Sun).

Spice Girl Mel C has caved in to demand, it seems – she's said that she is back in the studio making a "dance album". Her collaborators reportedly include club DJ and celebrated drag queen Jodie Harsh, and the singer is said to be "very excited" about the album (Deanpiper.com).

Finally, after following news of Sleigh Bells and Beyonce’s studio collaboration, could Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino go one better in the pop crossover stakes? The singer was pictured hanging out with Justin Bieber backstage at the Late Show With David Letterman on Monday (January 31), though there’s no talk of a duet yet (picture at Brooklynvegan.com).

Check back tomorrow for the next Daily Gossip.

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