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Allen was told she was being replaced on 'Newsnight' just after giving a controversial interview on Channel 4 News where she accused the government of "micromanaging" the fall-out of the blaze.
Outspoken pop star Lily Allen has said that her scheduled appearance on ‘Newsnight’ following the Grenfell Tower fire disaster was “cancelled” with just hours to go.
The 32 year old singer had been due to appear on BBC Two’s politics show on Thursday night (June 15th) to discuss the fall-out of the Grenfell Tower blaze this week, which has claimed the lives of at least 17 people and likely dozens more.
Just a few hours before, she had appeared on Channel 4 News in a controversial interview with Jon Snow, saying the government was trying to “micromanage” people’s grief as well as suggesting that the true number of fatalities had been “downplayed”.
The singer takes to Twitter to explain her devastating inspiration.
Lily Allen tugs at heart-strings as she explains the true meaning behind her new song for the 'Pan' soundtrack, 'Something's Not Right'. The singer is well known for her love of family values, which only made this latest revelation all the more overwhelmingly sad.
Lily Allen pays tribute to her son
'Something's Not Right' is a slow, melancholy ballad, which Allen has just revealed was written in tribute to her stillborn son who died in 2010. The pregnancy was her first, and ended after just six months; and it's not something she has often openly discussed with her fans.
The 'Air Balloon' singer is said to have collapsed in the VIP area at the festival last weekend, but quickly recovered.
Lily Allen was reportedly treated by paramedics at Glastonbury after partying a bit too hard over the weekend. The 30 year pop star, who is a regular attendee at the annual music spectacular, received medical attention after collapsing backstage on the Saturday night (June 27th).
According to a report in The Sun on Sunday (July 5th), Lily was with her husband Sam Cooper and a number of friends in the VIP area when she passed out having sat down on the grass to take a breather. Witnesses told the paper that she was “out of it” for about 45 minutes, as concerned friends took her to a nearby car and called paramedics, who after supplying her with oxygen decided that she needed no further attention.
Lily Allen was up on her feet for the Wireless Festival in London this weekend
Continue reading: Lily Allen Required Medical Attention After Collapsing At Glastonbury
The pop star burned part of the flag after she spotted it walking round the Glastonbury camp site.
The owner of the anti-Kanye West flag that was strategically burned by Lily Allen over the Glastonbury weekend has hit back at the pop star, saying she had “every right” to make the banner and told her not to vandalise people’s things.
Allen, 30, who attended the three-day festival in Somerset last weekend but wasn’t one of the performers, posted a series of videos to her Instagram account that showed her burning the flag that read “F*** off Kanye” so that it simply read “Kanye”.
Continue reading: Owner Of Anti-Kanye Glastonbury Flag Responds To Lily Allen
The singer had a lucky escape after an explosion in her caravan at a Glastonbury campsite.
Singer Lily Allen is counting her blessings following a terrifying gas explosion in her caravan on Saturday. In the accident the 30 year old had a lucky escape, suffering just some minor burns. Allen has since used the experience to warn caravan users to be careful and watch out for warning signs with their gas stoves during the holiday season.
Lily Allen suffered minor burns in a caravan gas explosion on Saturday.
“I was in a gas explosion in my caravan today and I have minor burns and singed my eyelashes considerably. it was absolutely terrifying and I wouldn't want anyone to go through anything similar,” the singer wrote on Instagram.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Feels 'Grateful To Be Alive' After Caravan Gas Explosion
Hilary Duff is on Tinder but, in case blind dates weren't awkward enough, is reportedly filming them with a view to create a reality television show around her dating life.
Hilary Duff has reportedly been filming her dates with men she met using the dating app Tinder. The 27-year-old actress, best known for her roles in Lizzie McGuire and Gossip Girl, may be using the footage for a reality series, according to reports in TMZ. Duff is recently single having filed for divorce from her husband of four years, Mike Crombie, in February of this year.
Hilary Duff has reportedly been filming her Tinder dates.
Read More: Hilary Duff: My Tinder Date Was Cool.
Continue reading: Hilary Duff Filming Tinder Dates For New Reality Series?
The rap megastar at the centre of the Tidal streaming re-launch has removed his debut album from Spotify.
The much discussed Tidal revolution seems to already be taking effect. Having purchased the new streaming service as part of a joint venture and re-launching it as an “artist friendly” business model, Jay Z has removed his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify.
The rapper removed his album overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and it is currently unavailable to stream in the US and Canada. It is, for the moment, still accessible for UK users. Instead, North American fans can find it on – you guessed it – Tidal.
Jay Z has removed his debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' from Spotify
Continue reading: Jay Z Removes 'Reasonable Doubt' Album From Spotify, Places It On Tidal
Yesterday's re-launch of the streaming service Tidal has got the entire music industry talking, but Lily Allen believes that the business model might inadvertently drive fans back into the arms of illegal downloading sites.
The biggest music news of the last few days has been the launch of the subscription-only streaming service Tidal, and the stars have been lining up to give their differing opinions on the controversial business model.
Jay-Z re-launched the service at a star-studded press conference including the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Daft Punk on Monday (March 30th), promising that Tidal would be a “better experience for both fans and artists”.
Lily Allen has expressed concern about Tidal's business approach
British pop singer Lily Allen was spotted out and about sporting a new cropped, blonde hairstyle while she also bared her midriff in a crop top. She was out shopping on Rodeo Drive after leaving a dermatologists office in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th March 2015
The British singer immediately went on a lengthy Twitter rant after reports began to surface that claimed she gave up alcohol to "grow up."
Since Lily Allen had already stated several years ago that she has had issues with alcohol abuse, the British singer was more than annoyed when several reports surfaced on Tuesday (Dec 8th), claiming that she was "giving up alcohol" in order to "grow up."
Allen fired back at reports that claimed she recently gave up alcohol to "grow up"
In one alleged false report, she was quoted at the British Fashion Awards apparently saying, "I'm sober tonight. In fact, I haven't had a drink for a month. It's been hard not drinking, but I'm trying to grow up. Finally."
Lily Allen has described the Band Aid 30 single as "smug", and made by a "success club" of musicians.
Lily Allen has revealed that she turned down the opportunity to sing on the new Band Aid 30 record because she considered the project "smug". In an interview in the Mail On Sunday's Event magazine, Allen quite rightfully suggested she would rather donate the money herself than sign up for what she dubbed a "success club" of celebrities.
Lily Allen has branded the Band Aid 3 single "smug", saying she would rather donate the money herself
"I got an email asking me to do it," she explained. "It's difficult to explain why I didn't do it without sounding like a complete ****. I prefer to do my charitable bit by donating actual money and not being lumped in with a bunch of people like that."
Continue reading: Lily Allen On Why She Turned Down "Smug" Band-Aid 30
English singer/songwriter Lily Allen left her old management shortly after the release of her third studio album. Now, she has revealed who's managing her future.
Lily Allen, the English singer/songwriter known for her single, 'Smile', has reportedly gotten new management. This comes in the form of AMA Manager of the Year, Scott Rodger, and Henry Village from Stack House Management. The news was first revealed by Billboard when they reported a cover story on a collection of UK managers that have teamed up to create Maverick, a new managing group, of which Rodger is a member.
Allen left Rocket Management in June, and has just signed with two new managers.
In June, 2014, Music Week released a story confirming that Allen had left the Rocket Management company after six and a half years. Despite having her third studio album, 'Sheezus', reach the number one spot on the UK album chart, Allen was apparently unhappy with the choice of what songs were released as singles, leading to her departure.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Signs Up With New Managers
It's in the genes! Parents whose children have followed in their famous foosteps
News executives in America were left surprised when news anchor Brian Williams took time out of his NBC Nightly News bulletin last Wednesday to happily announce the appointment of his daughter, Allison Williams, as Peter Pan. Allison, who has previously proved her acting work on huge HBO hit Girls, has been cast by NBC to play the mischievous boy who never grows up in the network's live broadcast of the Broadway musical in December.
News anchor Brian Williams proudly announced his daughter Allison's latest job opportunity
Clearly thrilled at his daughter's achievement, the proud father elaborated: "Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three and they look forward to seeing her fly".
Continue reading: Who Are The Most Famous Showbiz Families?
It's been a big week in the life of Sam Smith.
Besides a promising musician, Sam Smith’s debut record has also shown him to be a savvy businessman – but not enough. In an effort to boost US sales and get the album to Number 1 on the Billboard 200, Smith’s management kept In The Lonely Hour off Spotify. The album did well, selling 166,000 copies in its first week, but ultimately fell short of Lana Del Rey’s sophomore effort Ultraviolence. The sultry pop record sold 182,000 units for Capitol Records, making it the biggest (bigger) debut of Lana’s career.
Despite Smith's Spotify gamble, this round went to Lana.
Still, it wasn’t a bad week for Smith. Besides the respectable debut of In The Lonely Hour, the singer-songwriter also discovered a lost connection recently. The saga of Smith’s relation to Lily Allen and her brother, Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen unfolded over Twitter, when Smith tweeted at the Sheezus hitmaker that, according to his parents, they were third cousins. To his surprise, Lily quickly responded, confirming his suspicion.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Beaten By Lana Del Rey To Billboard No.1
Lily Allen has replaced Two Door Cinema Club as Friday night headliner at Latitude 2014.
Lily Allen has been drafted in to headline the Friday night at Latitude Festival after indie-rockers Two Door Cinema Club were forced to cancel. The band's lead singer Alex Timble was hospitalised with a chronic stomach complaint after collapsing at Chicago airport.
Lily Allen performs at the Glastonbury Festival 2014 [Getty/Ian Gavan]
"It is with deep sadness that our longstanding supporters and Friday night headliner Two Door Cinema Club have had to cancel their performance under advice of doctors. We wish Alex all the best and a speedy recovery," said Melvin Benn of Latitude organisers Festival Republic.
Lily Allen's return to music has been eventful to say the least. She managed to garner plenty of negative attention online for her allegedly racist video for her Platinum single 'Hard Out Here', but she's out to boldly show she doesn't care about criticism from ruthless 'keyboard warriors' with her newest single 'URL Badman'.
The track opens with playful, music-box like tones before the steady drum beat kicks in and Lily begins to express her apathy over her frequent criticism. As usual, she's talking about real, contemporary issues in her uniquely comedic way that forces you to listen all the way through.
The dreamlike, psychedelic hooks dissipate with the arrival of the echoing chorus. The song seems to explode with synth whirrs and dubstep bassline - it's pretty cheesy in all honesty, but it sort of doesn't matter as it only adds to the humour. Despite this, there's another incredible catchy melody from an artist who has always been a master at creating sing-a-long tunes.
Continue reading: Lily Allen - URL Badman Single Review
The pop star let her views regarding the FIFA boss be known at Glastonbury Festival.
Younger revellers at this year's Glastonbury Festival may have needed to cover their ears during Lily Allen's set yesterday afternoon. The pop singer, who is known for her occasionally foul language, launched into a profanity-filled tirade against FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.
"The next song is dedicated to possibly one of, actually not, the most corrupt, annoyingly corrupt, person there is in the world, Sepp f***ng Blatter, you c***," she said before kicking off her hit 'F**k You.' Many in the crowd joined Lily in her anger towards the football supremo and were heard cheering loudly.
The 29 year-old singer crowned her musical comeback with a slot on the prestigious Pyramid Stage on the first day of the British festival. Appearing in a satin pink and white ball gown with a pint of beer in her hand, the 'Hard Out Here' star performed on a stage adorned with enormous baby milk bottles.
The strongest beards at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Thousands of Glastonbury Festival revellers turned out to watch the Kaiser Chiefs launch the first full day of music at the event, on the Other Stage early on Friday morning. "Glastonbury sing along if you know the words," yelled frontman Ricky Wilson before launching into 'Every Day I Love You Less and Less'.
Large beard, larger hat [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Matt Cardy]
With rain persistent all morning, the fans have already begun navigating the muddy fields and paths but appeared in high spirits for the Kaiser Chiefs.
Continue reading: The 14 Best Beards At The Glastonbury Festival [Pictures]
Monty Python's playful effort is the best example of a World Cup 2014 song yet
Monty Python’s cheeky reimagining of 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' is a playful ditty, sure to galvanise the nation’s spirit ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. This is probably the best unofficial World Cup song England has had. Sorry, Lily Allen.
The Monty Python gang reunite [photo: Getty, Ian Gavan]
Uploaded to YouTube, the lyrics include: “When you’re in the World Cup, And all your hopes are up, And everybody wants their team to win.” – “Then they go and let you down, And come slinking back to town, It’s time for this daft song to begin.”
Harry Styles, Chris Martin, Pharrell, is Lily Allen our new selfie queen?
It might be hard out here for some, but looking at Lily Allen’s Instagram page it all seemed like one very fun filled Big Weekend for the 'Sheezus' singer.
Lily Allen performing at Radio One's Big Weekend in Glasgow
Lily returned to Radio One’s Big Weekend this Saturday in Glasgow performing on the main stage after a five year absence from the festival. From the looks of things, Lily had a great time catching up with old friends and even making a few new ones. When she wasn't treating fans to songs form her latest album, she was treating them to some star studded snaps via her always entertaining Instagram page.
What are some of the best pop albums released so far in 2014? Here's a look at five of them.
We've nearly reached the halfway point of 2014, and through that period, we’ve certainly had enough music to last an entire year already. Luckily, there’s still a good amount of time to go, and rumored albums from the likes of Adele, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift just barely scratch the surface on what we could possibly see before the year’s end. However, until the day that there’s confirmation of any of those records existing, we have the top five records from 2014 that are definitely worth checking out.
05) Karmin - Pulses
After taking over the airwaves with their 2012 platinum single, ‘Brokenhearted,’ it was near radio silence from pop-duo Karmin when it came to their full-length. Rumored feuds with their label, Epic Records, may have had a part in what delayed the record, but it finally saw a release last march. Pulses is a 13-track jam fest filled with the best qualities Karmin has, with even a couple new ones thrown it. It didn’t perform nearly as well on the charts as it should have, but with a push to the song ‘Night Like This,’ it might just give Karmin another hit.
Continue reading: The Top 5 Pop Albums Of 2014 That You Really Need To Hear (So Far)
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