LadBaby scores second Xmas No.1 with fastest-selling download of the year I Love Sausage Rolls

LadBaby is officially on a (sausage) roll as he is crowned the UK’s Official Christmas Number 1 for a second year in a row and sets a new chart record, the Official Charts Company can confirm. YouTuber and dad blogger Mark Hoyle, along with his wife Roxanne and their two sons, proves that lightning CAN strike twice, taking the coveted festive top spot today with I Love Sausage Rolls – a playful twist on Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll. Money raised from the single goes to foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, who support a network of food banks across the UK and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. According to Official Charts Company data, I Love Sausage Rolls smashes last year’s total too, scoring a huge 93,000 chart sales this week (18,000 more than last year’s winning track We Built This City) – and with 85,000 of that total coming via digital purchases, LadBaby not only claims the festive chart crown, but also the fastest-selling download of the year, in fact the fastest-selling download since June 2017’s Artists For Grenfell chart-topping charity single. The YouTuber sets a new chart record today, becoming the first […]

Selena Gomez weeds out fame-hungry suitors with ‘organic’ approach to dating

Selena Gomez has adopted a “natural, organic” approach to dating so she can weed out any potential suitors solely interested in her fame. The singer was being interviewed on Britain’s Capital FM when she was surprised by a pre-recorded message from Jason Derulo, who asked her for tips on the world of dating. “So what is your best advice to a man coming up to meet a woman for the first time?” he questioned in his message. “How do you like to be approached? What’s the best approach a man can give?” Admitting she’d “never really been asked this question before”, Selena thought hard before answering, and revealed she is a fan of being introduced to potential boyfriends by her closest pals. “I like group situations. So, I find that that’s what makes me comfortable. If they’re someone maybe I know of someone I know,” she said. Insisting one of the most important things is that a man is “genuine”, the 27-year-old added: “I feel like in the first five seconds, I can tell if I’m meeting someone that just wants one thing. And then I can tell when it’s a good group of guys and they’re cool. I love […]

Harry Styles: ‘The craziest part about the whole ‘X Factor’ thing, is that it’s so instant’

Harry Styles has joked that he could wake up in his forties with deferred mental health problems from his dizzying ascent to fame with One Direction. Buy tickets below. The 25-year-old singer shot to fame in the boyband alongside Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik after they were handpicked by Simon Cowell on ‘The X Factor’ in 2010 and Harry admitted One Direction’s success came so quickly that he never had time to process it. Speaking to The Guardian’s Weekend magazine, he said: “The craziest part about the whole ‘X Factor’ thing, is that it’s so instant. The day before, you’ve never been on telly. Then suddenly… You don’t think at the time, ‘Oh, maybe I should keep some of my personal stuff back for myself.’ Partly because, if you’re a 16-year-old who does that, you look like a jumped-up little sh*t. Can you imagine? ‘Sorry, actually, I’d rather not comment…’ You don’t know what to be protective of.” “We didn’t get to dip in a toe. But, listen, I was a kid, all I knew was: I didn’t have to go to school any more. I thought it was f**king great. Maybe it’s something I’ll have […]

Jack Black says Jack White’s studio is like going to Elvis’ Graceland

The ‘School of Rock’ actor and the ‘Seven Nation Army’ hitmaker have finally collaborated on the Tenacious D song ‘Don’t Blow It, Kage’, which the former White Stripes star has producer, after years of fans calling for the duo to team up. And the Hollywood actor revealed on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ this week just what White’s Third Man Records HQ in Nashville is like. He told the US host: “We toured all around the world, and we even stopped off in Nashville, and we got a call from Jack White, who has his headquarters there in Nashville. “He was like ‘Hey, if you’re coming through, why don’t you come by and record a little something at my home studio?’ “And we were like ‘Yes, we can’t say no to that,’ because he’s a legend. He’s my idol. I love Jack White.” He then compared his recording space to the late King of Rock and Roll’s former residence and now-museum.He added: “Every room has been meticulously curated with magic and humour and weirdness.” Addressing the crowd during his band’s Nashville show in August, Black teased: “Jack White – we went over to his house today and recorded a brand new song.” […]

Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno wants to celebrate 40th birthday with a huge party on an oil rig

Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno wants to celebrate his 40th birthday next year with a huge party on an oil rig. The Kasabian guitarist turns 39 on December 15 but he’s already thinking about how he’s going to commemorate the milestone age and has been inspired to host a big bash by his pal Noel Gallagher, who had a ‘Narcos’-themed 50th birthday party. Serge intends to fly his guests out to sea via a helicopter. In an interview with Q magazine, he said: “That’s never really been a thing for me. I don’t mind ageing. I’m looking forward to it! Will there be a big party? Yeah, I’ve got my eye on hiring this oil rig out in the sea. I’m having that – you get there by helicopter, out in the middle of nowhere, and have a party for three days. Job done.” Serge – who released his first solo album ‘The S.L.P.’ this year – admits he gets drunk quite easily but insists he can handle it well and keep going. When asked about the last time he fell over drunk, Serge replied: “You know what, I’m pretty steady on my feet. I get drunk quick, but I can […]

Justin Timberlake apologises to Jessica Biel for ‘lapse in judgement’

Justin Timberlake has apologised for his “strong lapse in judgement” after pictures emerged of him holding hands with his co-star Alisha Wainwright. The singer/actor, who is married to actress Jessica Biel, was photographed looking cosy with his Palmer co-star during a night out in New Orleans last month. In the images, Justin was seen holding Alisha’s hand, while the 30-year-old also put her hand on his knee. However, the 38-year-old finally broke his silence with regards to the scandal in a grovelling Instagram post on Wednesday night, writing: “I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumours that are hurting the people I love. “A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement – but let me be clear – nothing happened between me and my co-star. I drank way too much that night and I regret my behaviour. I should have known better. This is not the example I want to set for my son.” Continuing to apologise to Jessica, with whom he shares four-year-old son Silas, Justin wrote: “I apologise to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such and […]

Taylor Swift was making ‘faces that are ugly’ whilst recording her new album

The 29-year-old star has admitted she made her latest album, ‘Lover’, with the same intensity that she typically reserves for her live performances. Taylor – who also created ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ for the cinematic adaption of ‘Cats’ – told the January issue of British Vogue magazine: “I was really singing a lot at that point – I’d just come from a stadium tour, and then did ‘Cats’, which was all based on live performances – so a lot of that album is nearly whole takes. “When you perform live, you’re narrating and you’re getting into the story and you’re making faces that are ugly and you’re putting a different meaning on a song every time you perform it.” Taylor also stressed the importance of feeling a strong connection to her own material. The ‘You Need to Calm Down’ hitmaker shared: “I think [writing] is really important – also from the side of ownership over what you do and make. “Even if you aren’t a natural writer, you should try to involve yourself in the messages you’re sending.” Taylor recently won the Favorite Album – Pop/Rock accolade at the American Music Awards. And the blonde beauty subsequently admitted she had a great […]

Lewis Capaldi pulls out of show due to voice woes

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi cancelled his concert in Southampton, England at short notice on Thursday. The Someone You Loved hitmaker was due to appear at the O2 Southampton Guildhall venue, but took to Instagram just hours before the gig to apologise to fans and explain that his vocal woes meant he would not be performing. “Am so so gutted to be typing this message. Have been having trouble with my voice again this week and have been struggling through the past few shows and woke up today sounding rubbish,” his statement read. “This morning I had an urgent check up with a ENT doctor and they’ve told me that to have any chance of finishing this tour we’ll need to cancel tonight’s show at O2 Guildhall in Southampton. “I was hoping that a night off from performing yesterday would allow me some recovery time for tonight but unfortunately that has not been the case.” The 23-year-old apologised to fans and promised to add another Southampton date soon. Lewis’ next gig is at the O2 Brixton Academy in London on Friday.

T.I. ‘incredibly apologetic’ to daughter Deyjah after claiming gynaecologist checks every year she’s still a virgin

T.I. is “incredibly apologetic” to his daughter Deyjah, after he claimed he takes her to the gynaecologist every year to check she’s still a virgin. The 39-year-old rapper came under fire earlier this month when he admitted he takes his 18-year-old daughter to the gynaecologist every year to make sure her hymen is still intact. And he has now extended his apologies for his comments, but insisted he’s only apologising to Deyjah, and not the “weirdos” who he claims have been “tossing lies around” about him and twisting his words. He said: “There was never any objection. She did have a problem with me talking about it, however. And I understand that, and I am incredibly apologetic to her for that. To her. Not to any of these other strangers, any of the weirdos, who just kind of toss lies around for fun. She understands my intentions, and she knows who I am. She knows who I’ve always been. And I think that allows a certain level of understanding.” The ‘Live Your Life’ hitmaker went on to insist he’d made his comments as a “joke”, and slammed his critics for taking his words seriously. He explained: “I came to clear […]