Tinie Tempah not playing royal wedding, Mona love the UK - your music gossip stop
Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out what the stars of the music world have been up to in the tabloids and beyond, with the help of plenty of “anonymous sources”.
Today’s top gossip:
The singer said: “It will be more of a fantasy, Moulin Rouge type of stuff. My life’s been so surreal from buying a football club to god knows what.” The script is being penned by Lee Hall, the same writer who created Billy Elliot (BBC Radio 2).
From the papers and beyond:
Mona‘s Nick Brown has been bigging up the UK in the papers as a haven for new music, describing the people of our island as “a lot more accepting and open-minded” than those in the his home country, the USA. Brown added of his band’s career prospects: “It happened for Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix here first, why not us?” (Daily Star).
Despite coming second on The X Factor last year, according to the red-tops One Direction have still convinced Simon Cowell’s record label to pump a cool £2 million into the boy band. A “source” revealed that the band are “in the States to meet top producers and songwriters before they start recording material for their debut album”. Despite the hefty investment, each one of the band has only been given £8,000 each, which is 0.4 per cent of their advance. Seems a bit stingy…? (The Sun).
Calvin Harris has given a remarkable insight into the mental health of those in the limelight, we read, labelling all actors, musicians and presenters as “mental”. He also had a message for those who treat celebrities as role models, adding: “If you look to our TV presenters as leaders in morality you might as well sit in traffic.” Given he’s now retired from touring, maybe he has a future as a tabloid columnist (Daily Record).
Finally, Tinie Tempah has denied reports he has been booked to play the forthcoming royal wedding. Speaking on the Graham Norton Show he responded to the question over whether he’d been booked by saying: “Am I? Really? Are you serious? Honestly, I’ve heard as much as you.” He did admit that he’d seen Prince William at one of his gigs though.
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