Delphic hate London, Amy slags off Mitch, Fatboy goes sledging – 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:

Lewis Hamilton and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger have split up, after two years together. The Formula 1 star, who turned 25 last week, spent his birthday away from Scherzinger amid reports that the couple were on rocky ground, and they have now confirmed their split in a statement. “The two of us will focus on our careers at the present time and will remain close friends,” they said (various).

From the papers:

Delphic‘s Richard Boardman has laid into the London music scene, saying the band would never leave their native Manchester to live in the capital. “When we did our first gig in London the audience were posing, all dressed up as sailors or something, looking like idiots,” he said (Daily Star).

Mika says he puts veal in his stage shoes to stop him getting blisters (The Sun).

Amy Winehouse launched a Twitter attack on her dad Mitch, who’s been using his TV show to talk about her private life. “Why don’t my dad write a song when somethin bothers him instead of going on national tv? An you thought your parents were embarrassing,” she wrote (Twitter).

Katy Perry showed off her engagement ring while out in London with Russell Brand (various).

Guy Ritchie has launched a record label called Punchbowl Recordings, after his London pub of the same name. The first signing is the boozer’s house band (The Sun).

Fatboy Slim went sledging in Brighton (Daily Mirror).

Kelis went to nightclub Studio Valbonne in London (Daily Star).

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