Girls Aloud meet George Osborne, Plan B talks method acting – 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:

Biffy Clyro look set for bumper windfall Christmas after The X Factor winner Matt Cardle covered their song ‘Many Of Horror’, renaming it ‘When We Collide’. Going off past calculations, songwriter Simon Neil could earn £25,000 from sales alone and another £125 “kerching” every time the track is played on radio. Based on Alexandra Burke‘s 2008 cover of ‘Hallelujah’ being played 4,435 times in the two months after its release, that’s earnings from airplays of well over £500,000. (STV).

From the papers:

In other Matt Cardle er, “news”, the Essex boy has told the media he is “off women” until he has a hit record. Although he also told the world he really wished he’d kissed Rihanna after their duet on telly (Daily Mirror).

Oh dear. Wynne Evans, i.e. the opera bloke from the Go Compare adverts, will release his debut album in March, we read (various).

In what must have been quite an awkward conversation, Girls Aloud‘s Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh supposedly spent part of yesterday (December 13) hobnobbing with Chancellor Of The Exchequer George Osborne. The pair were attending an event at 11 Downing Street in aid of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Whether tips were swapped on solo careers and fiscal policy remains unclear (Daily Star).

Plan B has an unlikely role model in multi-Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis. The singer, currently editing his first film Ill Manors, said: “Daniel Day-Lewis is the greatest actor alive right now. I would like to immerse myself in one role like that. I could do it if I found the right job but would have to give up the music and directing” (The Sun).

The red-tops are reporting that a guilty conscience drove Justin Timberlake to lend his voice to the new Yogi Bear film. He was apparently concerned for young listeners, saying “my music is explicit” (The Sun).

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