Take That's customs woe, Jason Derulo won't play Hendrix - 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:
Some aeroplane-related tabloid shenanigans – N-Dubz have been causing trouble on a Transatlantic flight. After being denied booze, the band and a long-time pal were said to have shouted at cabin crew and accused staff of being racist. They also nearly incurred the wrath of boxer Joe Calzaghe, who was on the same flight (Daily Mirror).
From the papers and beyond:
More aeroplane action: The View are celebrating today (March 9) after finally securing a visa for frontman Kyle Falconer so the band can travel to the US. The singer had been denied entry to the country after being convicted of cocaine possession in 2007. Now the band say they might even record their next album in the States (Daily Record).
While The View have finally got over their visa problems, Take That‘s Mark Owen and Howard Donald ran into some new ones. The pair were detained for several hours by US Customs after flying to Los Angeles without working visas. The pair told officials they were only there to visit Robbie Williams, but this didn’t save them from a lengthy questioning session (The Sun).
Jason Derulo has told the tabs he’s turned down the acting role of a lifetime: playing Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic. The rapper explained his decision by saying: “I can’t do it because I’m trying to balance my album and tour” (Daily Record).
Foo Fighters have revealed they put some unusual studio directions up while recording new album ‘Wasting Light’. They reportedly displayed a pair of Queen guitarist Brian May‘s underpants on the wall, with Dave Grohl saying: “We hung them up like mistletoe” (The Sun).
Mike Skinner has had a last-minute change of heart and pulled out of a big money deal to have The Streets soundtrack a new Virgin Media TV advert. Skinner was supposedly nervous that the ad looked “too similar to the artwork for ‘Computers And Blues’“. They’ve used Dan Black instead who, let’s be honest, probably needs the exposure a lot more (Daily Record).
Jessie J turned green when she was younger – literally, we read. The Essex singer has a heart condition and a side-effect of her medication led to her skin looking green in colour. “It’s kinda funny now” she said in recollection (The Sun).
Finally, Noah And The Whale‘s Charlie Fink has said he’s getting sick of the UK folk scene and says he and his band have made a “modern sounding record”. Fink added that he “doesn’t respect artists who repeat themselves” (Daily Record).
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