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“I didn’t name-drop Spike Jonze earlier to make myself look cool. That’s my friend” – Kanye West
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* Clarence House rules
* will.i.am’s 3D-printed lifestyle
* Charts: 5SOS v Ella for No. 1
>> Rebranding <<
David Rose again
If he has any hope of rekindling his career, it’s pretty crucial that plagiarist, incest-porn aficionado and Wikipedia bully, Johann Hari, picks his next project carefully.
Thankfully, we might be in luck. Word around the watercooler is that Hari is connected to a project to get a political documentary off the ground. One featuring a new kind of political hero. A celebrity who seems to have become BFFs with Hari…
… Russell Brand.
FYI: Apparently Michael Winterbottom is in the frame to direct it too.
Hurrah! Tewwy off-of East 17 is hireable to be your DJ! “90s dance anthems and club classics” are his speciality.
>> Royal treatment <<
Clarence House rules
There was a rumour doing the rounds with Royal-watching hacks which suggested that the Harry-Cressida split was more to do with the Prince cosying up to Amanda Sheppard (ex-wife of Bryan Ferry), than Cressida being unwilling to conform to Royal life.
Apparently the Mail approached Clarence House with the story (needing some text to run alongside all those pictures of Cressida out looking tearful) but it was firmly denied. Instead the Royal handlers suggested this story instead:
“After just three weeks apart, the pair have had a secret reunion and are now back in ‘constant touch’.”
The Mail ran it. Nice to see that the press are still happy to act as the PR arm of the monarchy.
We’re delighted Jonathan Shalit now has an OBE to add to his ‘professorship’. Surely this calls for a new passport…
>> Big Questions <<
Who wants to know what?
What else (other than the Katie Price-confessed vodka bottle) is Alex Reid said to like having put up his jacksie?
Which premier league footballer could probably do without a celebrity drug dealer posting photos of the pair of them out together? People might talk.
UKIP membership growth is being touted as extraordinary. In 2002 – 9,000; now – 39k. A massive growth of 2,500 per year.
>> Way out West <<
The wit and wisdom of Kanye
A big week for tech-trepreneur popstar egomaniacs this week. First, will.i.am declared that we are entering “the beginning of a more sustainable 3D-printed lifestyle.” But that wasn’t a patch on what Kanye had to offer.
Some thoughts from Kanye West’s talk at the Cannes Lions Festival:
* “The world as a whole is fucking ugly. The internet is ugly too… Instagram is nice, I’m not knocking
* “America makes the best music. Italy makes the best suits.”
* “What is the most distasteful thing you can do? Kill somebody. So good taste is the opposite of that.”
* “Cars should just be metal.”
* “It’s just ridiculous to give any celebrity a creative director role of anything… There’s only like three guys it could possibly work with. That’s Ryan Leslie, me and will.i.am.”