Ricky Wilson prefers to lose to pop stars at Brits, Pete Doherty ogles pants – Daily Ligger

Lily Allen, Alex James, Mel B – Your music gossip stop

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

Today’s top gossip:

Kaiser ChiefsRicky Wilson would prefer to be beaten by pop rivals at this year’s Brit Awards rather than lose out to rock counterparts. Wilson said: “I am surprised to be in the same category as Take That and Girls Aloud, but it’s exciting. You think of them being massive bands, and I think it’s healthy to think of people bigger than you. You can’t really compete with Girls Aloud. But if Editors or Arctic Monkeys win, then I’d be a bit grrr.” (Daily Star)

From the papers:

Pete Doherty checking out a pair of ladies’ pants onstage in Cologne. (Daily Mirror)

Scary Spice Mel B looking a little windswept in central London‘s Knightsbridge. (Daily Star)

Blur’s Alex James and Scottish singer KT Tunstall are writing a children’s charity book together. (Daily Record)

A smiley Lily Allen driving her new BMW Convertible 325i through north London. (Daily Star)

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