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Lord Alan Sugar

What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? Alan Sugar doesn’t think West Ham should take on Olympic Stadium, Sir Bob Geldof releases a new single, and the headliners for the annual Glastonbury Music Festival a.k.a. Glasto have been revealed!

Alan Sugar and Olympic Stadium

British businessman and host of the BBC reality competition The Apprentice, Lord Alan Sugar has criticized English football club, West Ham United‘s bid to take over the new Olympic Stadium upon the conclusion of the London Summer Games in 2012. Sugar has said that West Ham’s plan will fail due to the requirement that they keep the running track, which will likely create problems if the field is used for football matches. Sugar wished the West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan good luck, saying, “I like the two Davids and of course Karren [Brady, West Ham vice-chairman], and good luck to them. It ain’t going to work, but good luck to them.”

@Alex_Segal: So… Mubarak steps down, Rihanna gets banned, West Ham have signed a death wish and Jordan is still angry with Alex Reid. What a day.

@CurryNutta: Mixed feelings with West Ham moving to the Olympic Stadium. Was needed but worried about the atmosphere. Hang on, what atmosphere?

@DarrylMydat: Alan Sugar (2011): “West Ham and the Olympic Stadium are not gonna work!” Alan Sugar (2005): “Next Christmas the iPod will be dead!” #spurs

@ThunderBadger: West Ham win approval for Olympic stadium bid, Alan Sugar complains yet Spurs fans rejoice. Huh?

Bob Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof

Irish singer/songwriter Sir Bob Geldof has released a new single from How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, his first album of new material in a decade (out March 15 in the U.S.). “Systematic 6-Pack” was accompanied by a rather strange and gruesome video via NME (language and violence NSFW) featuring Welsh actor Rhys Ifans and Scottish music magnate Alan McGee, both of which may star in a historical film documenting McGee’s Creation Records.

@mugglebornmico: The new Bob Geldof music video and single, O.o this is a joke right? It’s like something outta Father Ted. Like My Lovely Horse!!!!!

@sliceandserve: Love Sir Bob Geldof & his beautiful, rumpled, smile…but now need to watch Pink Floyd’s The Wall to balance out the charm with some harm.

@NMEmagazine: So Bob Geldof, Rhys Ifans, and Alan McGee made a Reservoir Dogs-style gangster film in Majorca – yes, really


Britain’s celebrated Glastonbury Music Festival has begun booking artists for this June’s four-day installment. Some of the names that have been popping up include U2, Beyoncé and Coldplay. Who do you hope signs on to play? Will you be there?

@GlastoWatch: A little bird just whispered in my ear that Primal Scream are heading Glasto’s way.

@StephLamby: I NEED GLASTO TICKETS IN MY LIFE. B E Y O N C E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@solobasssteve: Coldplay, U2 and Beyonce are playing Glasto. Presumably the comedy tent will feature Bobby Davro and Gary Wilmott #middleoftheroad

David Molofsky is the writer of the blog, A Place To Hang Your Cape.

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