Morrissey, Carl Barat, Blur, Elton John – 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:

Alexandra Burke, winner of ‘The X Factor’, has been banned from having a boyfriend by her mentor, Girls Aloud‘s Cheryl Cole. “Cheryl told me to keep away from men,” she said. “She wants me to concentrate on music without any distractions” (Various).

From the papers:

Lily Allen is sending a cake to Katy Perry adorned with her face – to say cheers for the apology Perry made after saying Lily was fat (Daily Star).

Elton John slagged off ‘The X Factor’ at his London O2 Arena show on Saturday (December 13). “I’d rather have my privates bitten by an alsation than watch those shows,” he said (Daily Mirror).

Kylie Minogue has said that she wants to do more acting in films and on the stage (The Sun).

The HorrorsFaris Rotter has been hired by his ex, Peaches Geldof, as chief artist on her magazine, Disappear Here. Apparently her husband, Chester French‘s Max Drummey, isn’t too pleased about it (Daily Mirror).

Robbie Williams‘ girlfriend Ayda Field has said she doesn’t want to leave Hollywood – possibly putting a dampener on a possible reunion for the singer with Take That (Daily Star).

Pink had fun on a trapeze in Los Angeles, at a fun park on Santa Monica Pier (Daily Record).

Actress Eva Mendes has said that she wants to get naked with Morrissey – for a possible PETA charity advert (The Sun).

Daniel Craig sang along to Kings Of Leon at their London O2 Arena show (Daily Mirror).

E-mailed in from NME.COM users:

Graham Coxon went Christmas shopping in central London, noting that it was “weird” to be on the cover of NME again – but he was very happy about it (from Alanos).

Carl Barat went to a house party in north London‘s Stoke Newington and brought a bottle of bubbly – but asked guests to sniff it because he was worried it was off (from Bianca).

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