Hold onto your hats:
» A Digital Spy article claims Ke$ha "sold clothes for food" although on closer inspection it seems she simply worked in a clothes shop/ (Digital Spy)
» Simon Cowell's Haiti charity record is Number One, selling 453,000 copies in its first week. (BBC News) We wonder how much could be raised if every single person involved in that song spent half a day not recording a song but, instead, filming an ad or performing an exclusive gig for a corporate sponsor? For example how much do you think JLS got paid for that Nokia gig they did over the weekend? What about Cheryl Cole's L'Oreal commercial? What we're proposing here readers is a 'new model' for popstar charity singles in which no song is actually recorded but the stars in question each give up half a day to the highest bidder, with cash going straight to the charity. T‑Mobile pay £40,000 for Robbie Williams to do some print ads, James Blunt raises £10K by doing a Poundland endorsement. All across the music industry people are looking at alternative revenue streams — why shouldn't charity singles do the same?
» British radio is shit. (The Register)
» Florence from Florence & The Machine says that she likes having a tour manager so that she doesn't need to really worry about what she needs to do, where she needs to be or when she needs to be there. This is early warning that in precisely 18 months from now Florence will be utterly incapable of even wiping her own arse without permission from some bloke with a clipboard. (Digital Spy)
» The subtle 'heart effect' on these pictures of JLS and The Saturdays suggests that someone in The Sun's art department is undergoing some sort of minor mental breakdown. (The Sun)
» Toni Braxton has been a‑warblin' her new tune on US TV. (MuuMuse)
» The Sun has some old videos of Marvin from JLS. It's
interesting that the whole 'half haircut' phase seems to have been
erased from Marvin's history, but it is important that we all remember.
(The Sun) WE WILL NOT FORGET.
And that's your lot. Except to say…
» FISH NEWS. Seafood Holdings is on for bumper results this year. Founder Toby Baxendale says "we have continued to grow during the recession". Fish: it's recession proof. (FishUpdate)