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:
Michael Jackson requested that a child with a “visible disability” join his set-up for rehearsals for his forthcoming residency at the London O2 Arena.
An anonymous source said: “Michael plans to have kids from all backgrounds on stage to fit in with his message of world peace and love.” (The Sun).
From the papers:
Meanwhile, Spears grabbed some food at McDonald’s in Neasden, north London before continuing her journey up the M1 to play a Manchester show. Her security guards checked the restaurant out for any possible danger before she headed inside to pick her meal – which one of the guards carried back to the car for her (Daily Mirror).
In more Jacko news, the singer donned an anti-swine flu mask while leaving a Los Angeles medical centre – along with some leopard-print skinny jeans (Daily Mirror).
Pixie Lott took delivery of a large bunch of flowers after a gig at the Hexagon in Reading (Daily Mirror).
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