JLS enjoyed a good 2-oh-oh-oh-0-11 but it is the month of July we wish to discuss with seriousface pioneer Marvin Humes.
At the beginning of the month, permanently frowning tennis player Andy Murray lost to Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the second year in a row.
Do you think his problem is physical or mental?
I just think Nadal has got that slight edge on Murray at the moment. I think Murray is an incredible tennis player and I have no doubt that one day he will win Wimbledon. It’s like all the tennis greats of my time; Sampras started losing to Federer, Federer eventually started losing to Nadal and Djokovic and so they’ll start losing to Murray. I think he will win a Grand Slam and definitely Wimbledon.
Do we Brits have the will to win or are we a bit too ‘no, that’s fine, it’s your turn, carry on’?
I don’t question his ambition or determination one bit. You can see from his determination on the court that he absolutely wants to win a Grand Slam and I believe that he will do.
Fox News announced that Barack Obama had been assassinated via their Twitter account, which had been hacked.
Do you think the proliferation of social media and specifically Twitter means that such hoaxes are reported as fact too quickly?
Maybe but I think the great thing about Twitter is that you can shut things down extremely quickly. Especially for us, if there’s a rumour in the paper and you just wanted to shut it down and say ‘that’s a load of rubbish’ then Twitter’s a great platform for that.
A British Lottery winner scooped the largest ever prize in Europe by winning the EuroMillions jackpot of £161,653,000.
What would you do with that kind of money?
I’d give away at least £61 million to friends, family and charity. I always think about what if me or one of the boys won the Lottery and I think we’d just fund everything ourselves. We wouldn’t need to do anything with a label because we’d have the finances to do it ourselves and we could do what ever we wanted to do.
Obviously you’ve worked with RedOne after bidding for him in an auction but who else would you ideally want to work with if you had that amount of money?
Timbaland would be brilliant to work with I think.
An unfinished manuscript by Jane Austen sold at auction for nearly a million.
Are you a big reader of literature?
(Laughs) No, really not. JB is the reader of the group. I used to read a lot at school, but I’d rather just watch the film on my iPad or something.
Also in July, Japan won the Women’s World Cup.
Do you think women should be allowed to play football?
Of course! Absolutely. There needs to be fairer pay as well. It’s embarrassing the difference between men’s and women’s pay, especially in football. It’s ridiculous.
Amy Winehouse passed away.
What will be your memory of her?
I met her about eight years ago when she was promoting her ‘Frank’ album, which for me is her best album. I remember having a good conversation with her. I was in a different band and she was saying ‘look, just keep writing’ and she signed me an autograph in her ‘Frank’ album sleeve saying “keep writing, lots of love, Amy” and so that will always be my memory. She looked really well and she was such a lovely girl.
The twenty-fifth and final Harry Potter film was released in July.
Were you a fan of the schoolboy wizard?
Do you know what, I only saw the first two but I’ve since bought all of them on Blu-Ray a couple of weeks ago and over Christmas we’ve got a long break and I want to do a Harry Potter marathon and do them all back to back.
And finally, the News of the World shut in July due to extreme cuntery.
Do you miss the paper?
I do actually. I miss waking up on a Sunday and going to buy it. It’s been a newspaper that I’ve read since I was a kid, from the showbiz to the sport. It always had the juiciest gossip of the week. Hopefully there will be some sort of similar newspaper coming out next year.
What would people find out about Marvin if they tapped your phone messages?
Really not exciting to be honest. Let me have a look at my voicemail… (Fiddles with phone for a bit) My last three voicemails are… Well one is from our press girl saying I have an interview, one is from my friend who is a songwriter saying he’s on the way to the studio, and one’s from an estate agent about a property I enquired about. Really boring, not exciting stuff.
But presumably with the last one a showbiz journalist could end up being a story along the lines of ‘Marvin’s moving in with Rochelle because I’ve found out he’s looking at a house with X number of rooms in it’.
(Laughs) Exactly, they definitely could.
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