The Daily Ligger: Lily Allen pleases her dad

Plus your daily round up of all the best gossip from today's papers

Welcome to the Daily Ligger, your morning stop-off to find out who in the world of indie and rock has been up to what.

From the papers:

Lily Allen’s dad Keith approves of her new beau, The Chemical BrothersEd Simons. He was overheard saying: “Ed is a very nice young man…You want her to be with someone who’s not a total berk. But who’d take a sermon from me?” (The Daily Mirror)

Happy Mondays Bez outside the Leicester Square School Of English. Sting buying Miracle Glo from ’Gardens & Beyond’ in Highgate. (The Daily Star).

Today’s gossip:

The Cribs enjoying Steve Lamacq’s set at Cardiff’s student union before heading to Clwb Ifor Bach to booze into the early hours of the morning.

Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon in Selfridges‘ food hall “in the fish section”.

Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding at London’s Sketch club looking “worse for wear”.

We Are Scientists walking down Great Portland Street in central London with a friend.

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