John Lydon ‘so pleased for Prince William and Kate Middleton’ – Daily Gossip

MCR for BBC?, Susan Boyle equals The Beatles – your music gossip stop

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:

John Lydon appears to have gone full circle on his anti-establishment punk ways, going by what we’ve read this morning. Today a two-page letter written by the Sex Pistols singer has surfaced congratulating Prince William and Kate Middleton on their engagement. “When I heard William had popped the question to Kate, I had a nice cup of tea for them,” he writes, before going on to explain that he thinks Wills has “done very well for himself – she’s bang on the money!” (The Sun).

From the papers:

Simon Cowell is one person who’s set to make the most of The Beatles coming to iTunes – he’s organised a Beatles special on this week’s X Factor, where each contestant sings a Fab Four classic (The Sun).

Gerard Way has big aspirations for My Chemical Romance‘s new album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’, according to the red-tops. “My dream is that it becomes a 10-part BBC mini-series,” he says. Over to you, Beeb… (Daily Star).

Susan Boyle is supposedly as successful as The Beatles now. The tabs have leapt on the fact that she, along with the Fab Four and The Monkees, is the only act ever to have a Number One album simultaneously in the UK and US for the second time in a year. Not bad for someone who just two years ago admitted simply wanting to be the new Elaine Paige, we’ll admit (various).

And finally, wonderfully, theatre bosses at the New Victoria Theatre in Surrey are appealing for the return of a life-size cardboard cut-out of Gareth Gates, after it was stolen from the foyer. Not guilty (Daily Star).

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