George Michael smokes spliff, Winehouse the good Samaritan – your music gossip stop

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:

Mark Owen‘s wife Emma has kicked him out of the family home following his admission that he had affairs with up to ten different women before their marriage. The Take That singer has apparently been staying at a friend’s house on a blow-up bed since the story broke. Owen is said to have gone to the tabloids offering his story after learning that his mistress of four years, Neva Hanley, was set to go public with news of their affair (Daily Mirror).

Yesterday, Owen admitted that he has paid £12,000 from his personal bank account to Hanley – including £9,000 since his marriage to Emma five months ago – because “she had lost her job and was going to lose her flat – and asked if I could help her out” (The Sun).

From the papers:

George Michael was pictured smoking what looked like a spliff at 7:30am on a boat in Sydney harbour while snuggling up to a man. Kenny Goss, the singer’s on-off partner of 13 years, wasn’t on board (Daily Star).

Cheryl Cole has pulled out of various TV and radio appearances because she’s got bronchitis (Daily Mirror).

Lady Gaga refused to remove her face veil as she got a flight from Los Angeles airport (Daily Star).

Amy Winehouse stocked up on vitamins and health products before giving change to a Samaritans collector (Daily Record).

Girls Aloud‘s Nadine Coyle is working on solo material with Robbie Williams‘Angels’ songwriting partner Guy Chambers (The Sun).

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