We’re only a week into 2014, but we’ve already learned a lot. Let’s kick off with the news we’ve all been waiting for – a Kanye West inspired Bitcoin rival called ‘Coinye West’ will launch on January 11. The makers of the online currency are offering Yeezy 100,000 coins to namecheck them.
We found out that Paris Hilton is one of the Top Five DJs in the world this week, according to.. err.. Paris Hilton. Despite her success on her own personal scale, she didn’t make Forbes’ round up of highest earning DJs – Calvin Harris, Tiesto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 took the top spots.
Josh Homme and Jay-Z are buddies again. The pair had a bit of a tiff in September 2013 when the Queens Of The Stone Age singer got frisked at Jay’s music festival and branded the rapper a “kook”, but all’s resolved now. “We had a conversation,” Homme told Rolling Stone, “I think we saw each other’s point of view pretty clear. In fact, he told me his own family had a problem with security.”
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Queen’s Birthday Honours List
When PJ Harvey edited Radio 4’s Today programme we discovered that although she now has an MBE, the singer is still totally anti-establishment. Dissing David Cameron, Barack Obama and the Olympics, she invited Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer and Julian Assange to make controversial guest appearances.
If we hadn’t guessed Lily Allen’s opinion on celebrity culture already, the singer made it clear in an interview with Esquire. Describing modern stars as “a bunch of sterile fucking Botoxed idiots that stank of desperation”, she described how life in the spotlight made her feel like a “little bullied girl at school”.