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:
Lock up your singing daughters and sons – Marilyn Manson has supposedly agreed to be a guest judge on the Austrian version of The X Factor, we read. The show, which is officially-titled Helden von Morgan (Tomorrow’s Heroes), will be broadcast live on January 28 in the country. Past guest judges have included German rapper Sido and ’80s pop star Kim Wilde (Austrian Independent).
From the papers and beyond:
In last week’s NME The View admitted they needed a more disciplined approach to recording, so brought in The Verve producer Youth. What they didn’t let on about though was that the former Killing Joke bassist gave them elocution lessons while making their forthcoming third album ‘Bread And Circuses’. Singer Kyle Falconer said: “People complained they couldn’t understand us on the second album so he [Youth] kept us on our toes with the pronunciation” (Daily Record).
One person who isn’t happy about Mike Skinner announcing the end of The Streets is Drake, we read. The Canadian rapper is apparently a huge fan of Skinner‘s work and wants him on his new album, along with Florence Welch and Jamie Smith from The xx. Drake has told Skinner he wants him “to step into my world” (Daily Star).
Cheryl Cole has aparrently told organisers at the Brit Awards she wants to be seated nowhere near any former X Factor contestants. She supposedly wants to make it clear she is famous for her music and not for being mates with Simon Cowell… (Daily Star).
Finally, in sad news for teen poppers everywhere, Justin Bieber will not be getting his own store. A space had been sought at the Grove Shopping Centre in Los Angeles to sell nothing but Bieber‘s merchandise, but now we read that plans have now fallen through. Shame, it could have been the next Pretty Green (LA Times).
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