Apparently, Lily Allen‘s here to stay. Any other pop star of similar talent would have seen her 15 minutes run out a long time ago. But the tabloids certainly can’t get enough of her, and her Myspace blog is as much of a must-read for journos as Drudge Report. I can’t keep up with her, damnit. Here’s a roundup of this weekend’s Lily news:
In Lily’s song, “Everything’s Just Wonderful,” she sings, “I wanna get a flat/I know I can afford it/it’s just the bureaucrats that won’t give me a mortgage.” Well, she’s just bought her own house. What a difference a year makes.(Sunday Mirror) Dizzee Rascal‘s duet with Lily gets mixed reviews from Stereogum readers. Lily’s dad, Keith Allen (Robin Hood), says she should quit music because it makes her depressed.(Mirror) Allen has diagnosed herself as an alcoholic.
Also, you might have noticed Allen’s song, “Smile,” introduced Sarah Silverman at last night’s MTV Movie Awards. And girlfriend hasn’t even had a Top 40 hit in the U.S. yet! I want her PR rep’s number.
Rihanna and her umbrella-ella-ella-ay-ay maintain their stranglehold on the top spot of the UK chart for a third week, fending off a charge from Mutya Buena‘s “Real Girl.” Buzzed-about artists The Twang and Calvin Harris made the Top 10 this week with their latest hits.
3. Beyoncé and Shakira – Beautiful Liar