Courtney Love teams up with a beggar, Amy Winehouse goes on a bender in Camden, Babyshambles man slags off indie – 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:

Katy Perry has waded into the ongoing debate about whether Lady Gaga is actually a man. The rumours originally started after the ‘Paparazzi’ singer was photographed with a bulge in her pants recently, and Perry thinks that Lady Gaga has planned the whole charade herself, saying “It’s all very calculated.”
She also offers her own explanation as to how the bulge in question appeared. She stated: “She knows what she’s doing. She put something in her knickers, a mini strap-on. Bless her if she does have a dick but I am certain she doesn’t” (Daily Mirror).

From the papers:

Madonna and boyfriend Jesus Luz dined out in Portofino, Italy, while a gaggle of locals peered in through the restaurant’s windows (Daily Mirror).

Amy Winehouse went on a 48-hour bender in Camden, north London, where she hooked up with her ex Kristian Marr (The Sun).

Courtney Love gave a beggar a cigarette and some money in New York‘s SoHo (Daily Star).

Lily Allen was left holding her boyfriend Sam Cooper‘s overalls, along with a takeaway curry, as he fled from paparazzi in London (The Sun).

Jonathan Ross has revealed that Paul McCartney personally phoned him to ask him to stop making jokes on his TV and radio shows about his then wife, Heather Mills-McCartney (Daily Mirror).

Babyshambles‘ drummer Adam Ficek has slagged off the current crop of guitar bands, saying “no bands have anything to say right now” (Daily Star).

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