Kanye West hires Yale student to manage his PR – Daily Gossip

Mark Ronson gets emotional over US drama, Take That sign up for 'Strictly Come Dancing' – your music gossip stop

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Today’s top gossip:

Kanye West has plucked a student from Ivy League university Yale, who is also a descendant of 19th century anti-slavery crusader Cassius Clay, to help his return following his Taylor Swift outburst on MTV a year ago. Cassius Marcellus Cornelius Clay has been advising him ever since the two apparently randomly bumped into each other while shopping for clothes in New York designer store Barneys. Clay has since dropped out of Yale to become part of West‘s inner entourage and is managing his affairs (IvyGateBlog.com).

From the papers:

Mark Ronson is apparently so obsessed with US drama series Mad Men that he’s cried during episodes. “Mark loves it so much, he’s been in tears afterwards,” a friend said (The Sun).

Lady Gaga is believed to be taking legal action against a company who are selling blow-up dolls of the singer. The star has ordered US company Pipedream Products to remove their Lady Gag Gag love doll from their online store due to copyright infringement (The Sun).

George Michael has reportedly launched a legal bid to leave jail. Lawyers are urging an Old Bailey judge to bail the singer while they appeal against his eight-week sentence for crashing a vehicle under the influence of drugs (The Sun).

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has landed a new job as marketing boss of Gatwick-based Astraeus Airlines. The frontman was already a pilot for the company and he will continue flying as well as being an amassador for the airline (Daily Record).

Take That‘s Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams have signed up to perform on Strictly Come Dancing next month. The pair will sing on the BBC1 show on October 2, a day after the series’ first live show (Daily Record).

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