Madonna is the mummy of the money, Razorlight writing ‘Scottish’ album – Daily Ligger

Coldplay, Beth Ditto, Russell Brand, Britney Spears – your daily gossip stop

Welcome to the Daily Ligger: your morning stop-off to find out who in the world of music has been up to what.

Today’s top gossip:

Madonna has been named as the highest earning women in pop music. The singer scooped £36.2m between June 2006 and June 2007, beating Barbra Streisand into second place by a cool £6.1m. Shakira raked in £19.1m, Beyonce £13.5m and Christina Aguilera £10m (from The Mirror).


From the papers:

Johnny Borrell is writing Razorlight’s third album in Tiree in the Hebrides, Scotland after he visited the area a lot as a teenager to see his friend “Scottish Andy” (from Daily Record).

Beth Ditto and Coldplay had to fit in around each other at Air Studios in London‘s Hampstead after both wanted to use the same room (from The Mirror).

Former Shockwaves NME Awards host Russell Brand had to pee in a cup because he couldn’t remember where the toilet was while recording his BBC Radio 2 show (from Daily Star).

Britney Spears was spotted sat on the curb outside her Hollywood home after rowing with her manager. The singer then called for her mum, who flew from Louisiana (from The Mirror).

Justine Timberlake had high tea at the Dorchester Hotel in London (from The Mirror).


Sophie Ellis-Bextor and husband Richard Jones from The Feeling DJed at London hotel K-West (from The Mirror).

From NME.COM users

Carl Barat and Anthony Rossomando from Dirty Pretty Things at the Water Rats in London watching Leeds band Rebel Yell (from Sadie).

Check back tomorrow for the next Daily Ligger. E-mail your spots to


Kevin Smith: “I’m the world’s biggest Kevin Smith fan”

The beloved cult filmmaker reflects on an extraordinary career

The Best Films of the Decade: The 2010s

As chosen by NME

The Best Songs Of The Decade: The 2010s

Here – after much debate – are the 100 very best songs of 2010s