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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.
    (Digital Spy)
  • 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.

    1. Rihanna – Umbrella
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    2. Mutya Buena – Real Girl
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    3. Beyoncé and Shakira – Beautiful Liar
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    4. Hellogoodbye – Here In My Arms
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    5. Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder
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    6 Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold
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    7. Timbaland Ft Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake – Give It To Me
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    8. The Twang – Either Way
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    9. Calvin Harris – The Girls
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    10 Akon – Don’t Matter
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    Filed Under: Lily Allen, Music, UK Pop Charts
    By Kevin Wicks
    Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.