Here’s the most pointless celebrity news story from the weekend. Justin Bieber has filmed a Public Service Announcement telling his fans not to send text messages while driving. The problem is, I think most of his fans are likely to forget it, bearing in mind they won’t actually be old enough to take their driving tests for at least seven years!
Katy Perry has shown off her new blonde hair, which she’s trying out just one month after dying her original brown hair red. This seems a very insecure thing to do. Anyone would think she’s married to a bloke that’s famous for wanting a different woman every night…
Jimi Hendrix’s estate has slammed rumours of a possible biopic documenting the legendary guitarist’s life. Experience Hendrix, the group that administers the star’s posthumous affairs, has blocked the use of the rocker’s music, likeness and any additional copyrights made by Hendrix during his lifetime, and said that the project cannot go ahead without its express permission.
Bruce Dickinson has been awarded an honorary degree for services to music. The Iron Maiden frontman received his Honorary Doctorate of Music at London’s Queen Mary University last week. He studied history for a short period at the college in 1979. I’ve met Bruce several times and not only does he have a keen interest in steam trains, he is also a qualified pilot and often flies the band to gigs! All in all a very talented bloke and one of the nicest you’ll meet.
Dolly Parton doesn’t regret any of the sacrifices she made for her career, including not having children. The 65-year-old singer said: ‘I wanted to make music in my career because I wanted to travel and have clothes and things for my people.
‘People always ask me if it’s worth what I’ve sacrificed and it absolutely is. I’ve gone through a lot. You give up a lot to make it and I did but I don’t have any regrets. I would have liked to have had children but it wasn’t meant to be.’
And finally this week, Snow Patrol have revealed their brand new single Called Out in the Dark. The track will be the first single taken from their upcoming sixth studio album, which is the follow-up to 2008’s A Hundred Million Suns.
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