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  • Slowly but surely, Lily Allen is growing up. She recently told the audience on Lily and Friends that she feels sorry for the scandalized Cheryl Cole – and even admitted she was jealous of her: “A couple of years ago if I had the read the stuff about Cheryl Cole, about her and Ashley, I’d probably have had a little laugh to myself. Now I actually feel really sorry for her…She’s beautiful. That’s why I hated her so much.”(Digital Spy)

  • Perhaps I spoke too soon about Ms. Allen’s maturity?: Lily has pulled out of the Isle of Wight festival, claiming her new album is behind schedule. Festival promoter John Giddings is furious, calling her excuse “not acceptable” and adding, “Unfortunately this country has developed some great new girl singer-songwriters, but they seem to be having a few problems don’t they?”(BBC)
  • Amy Winehouse has been snapped hanging out with singer Tyler James, and all the tabloids agree: he looks like a nice guy. Clean-cut. No self-harming scars or trilby hats to speak of. What on earth is she doing with that junkie husband?(The Sun)
  • Here’s the first photo taken of Amelle Berrabah of Sugababes and her boyfriend, Freddie Fuller, since Fuller was brutally attacked with a machete in December.(Daily Mail)
  • Introducing the new face of the NRA: Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher. Supposedly, when he comes to LA, he gets an arsenal of rifles and goes on a shooting spree. Maybe he’s just protecting himself from Jeff Conaway.(Mirror)
  • Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher participates in a much more peaceful activity when in Los Angeles.(Digital Spy)
  • Daniel Bedingfield – you remember him? Natasha‘s older brother, had a big hit a few years ago. Well, he was turned away from a club when bouncers failed to recognize him. Pity.(Mirror)
  • Listen to “The Age Of The Understatement,” the new single from The Last Shadow Puppets a.k.a. Alex Turner and Miles Kane.(NME)
  • Record producer Linda Perry is suing Warner Music Group for royalties she feels she’s owed for James Blunt‘s Back To Bedlam album. (BBC)
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Filed Under: Cheryl Cole, Lily Allen
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.