Sir Paul McCartney had a very busy Saturday. The former Beatle managed to zip over to France to be given a medal, then hotfoot it back to London to appear on stage with Damon Albarn.
The first part of Macca’s exciting day out saw him awarded the French Legion of Honour, for services to music, by President Francois Hollande.
Later in the evening, McCartney surprised the audience at Damon Albarn’s Africa Express concert in London’s Kings Cross, by joining the African and British musicians in several extended jams, alongside Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, before performing his own Goodnight Tonight.
Amusingly, during the final song of the night, the power to the P.A. was switched off in a scene similar to when he appeared with Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park. Is that Sir Paul’s thing now?
Lady Gaga has begun work on her new album ARTPOP (don’t forget the capitals) and is apparently recording it the Prince Harry way – in the nude.
We don’t have any photographic evidence of Mama Monster singing in the all together (though she’s bound to tweet a pic sooner or later) but an “insider” has told reporters:
“Gaga has really taken to the idea of naked recording. She has been recording vocals while she’s been completely starkers. She thinks it makes her voice sound better.”
Either that or she’s just lost a game of strip pool in a Las Vegas hotel room.
The star will presumably be putting some pants on (though not necessarily much more) when she appears at London’s posh Harrods department store on October 7, which fans believe will be to promote her new perfume.
Since the last one was said to smell like blood, we dread to think what new aroma she’s concocted. Meat and teacup?
Justin Bieber is without a doubt the world’s most famous teenager. We can say that for sure.
But he doesn’t seem to think so. In fact, Justin doesn’t even feel famous at all. So how does he explain all those screaming fans who follow his every move and burst into tears when he so much as looks their way?
Well, he told Vibe magazine:
‘What does that really mean, ‘to be famous’? In general, fame can tear you apart, so you can never really feel like you’re famous.’
Philosophical stuff from the Biebs. Either that, or just downright confusing.
Justin even shrugged off the fact he was listed by Forbes as the third most powerful celeb in the US. He said:
‘Oh, that’s cool. I wasn’t like, ‘Oh, that’s awesome!’ I could really care less.’
The surest way to start a war of words is to insult a fellow hip hopper’s girlfriend, as 50 Cent has just done to Kanye West. This won’t end well.
You may be aware that Kanye has written a new track for his girlfriend Kim Kardashian (we have no idea what she does but she’s famous). The title of the track in question is slightly too rude to print here, but West calls Kim a perfect female dog. It’s supposed to be a compliment.
But 50 Cent has some harsh words to say about the relationship, telling reporters:
“You know how it is? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I mean, if that man feel like she’s perfect, then she’s perfect. He could mean it and you’ll end up singing the words to it because he’s Kanye.”
Wait, did you think we meant…? Sorry, no. Lady Gaga is not pregnant with her first little monster. The Poker Face singer is apparently having a room in her house specially built for Elton John’s son Zachary to stay in.
According to reports, Gaga is giving the surrogate child of Elton and David Furnish his own nursery, bathroom and playroom overlooking the sea in Crete. We hope he appreciates it.
Gaga is godmother to Zachary and has spoken previously of giving him a bath, telling the press:
“Zachary’s so beautiful. I could not see a happier family than I see in them. I gave him a bath the other day. We have this sweet little boat for pouring water to rinse soap off Zachary, and as I’m pouring, Elton is singing Tiny Dancer and I’m thinking, ‘This kid has no clue that his father is such a legend’.”
Or that his godmother wears meat. He’s in for a lot of surprises.