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  • Blue-eyed soul singers Adele and Duffy have topped BBC’s Sound of 2008 list. Clearly, the industry’s trying to develop white female R&B singers in the mold of the mega-successful Amy Winehouse. Sorry, folks, but Winehouse is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of talent. She shall not be imitated.

  • More predictions of what will be big in 2008 from The Independent.
  • Mel B. has followed in Emma Bunton‘s clumsy footsteps, tumbling to the floor and twisting her ankle on New Year’s Eve. She’s apparently still performing in Spice Girls shows in spite of her injury.(Mirror)
  • You’d think becoming a Sugababe means you’re moving up in the world. So why is Amelle Berrabah living in a trailer, according to reports? This girl can’t catch a break. (Her boyfriend was nearly hacked to death with a machete on Christmas Eve.)
  • Another girl group member, Booty Luv star Cherise, got a smack to the face when she tried to help a friend involved in a fight in a club.(Mirror)
  • Sandi Thom and her touring crew were almost kicked out of an Aberdeen, Scotland hotel for bringing alcohol back to their room. Thom says, “It’s terrible. I seem to be getting a reputation with hotels. All these crazy things keep happening whenever we are on tour.”(Daily Record)
  • The Beatles‘ songs can now be used in commercials – with a catch. The songs “must be re-recorded by other artists,” according to The Sun.
  • Meet Paolo Nutini, fashion columnist.(Daily Mail)
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Filed Under: Adele, Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Music
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.