The Daily Ligger: Arctic Monkeys have Xmas bash

Your music gossip stop: Britney Spears little sister pregnant?

Welcome to the Daily Ligger: your daily gossip stop to see who in the world of music has been up to what.

Today’s top gossip:

Arctic Monkeys partied in style at their Christmas shin dig at Manchester’s Studio club. Matt Helders arrived with his lady, while guitarist Jamie Cook was with his Page 3 girlfriend Katie Downes. Meanwhile Alex Turner and bassist Nick O’Malley arrived on their own. (The Sun)

From the papers:

Britney Spears was ‘digitally altered’ for the video of ‘Piece Of Me’. An unedited video which leaked onto the internet showed Spears looking “bigger.” (The Daily Mirror).

Another baby due – Editors Tom Smith is expecting one with Radio 1’s Edith Bowman. The couple said it was: “The best Christmas present we could have wished for.” (The Daily Mirror).

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