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Bassey Bemoans 'Showbiz Has Gone'

Welsh diva DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has launched a scathing attack on the music industry, insisting real showbusiness has been replaced by crass TV talent contests. The flamboyant GOLDFINGER star who, in the past, has slammed...

Bassey Slams Sister's Retirement Rumours

LATEST: DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has slammed her sister's claims she is on the verge of retiring as ludicrous, insisting she doesn't even talk to her sibling. Earlier this month (JUN06) EILEEN HOPKINS alleged the Welsh...

Bassey On The Verge Of Retirement

Singing icon DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is on the verge of retiring, according to her sister. EILEEN HOPKINS is convinced the Welsh diva has grown tired of performing and is keen to spend more time relaxing...

Cliff, Wailers And Skatalites Entertain Monaco Royals

Reggae stars JIMMY CLIFF, THE WAILERS and THE SKATALITES entertained Monaco's royal family at Monte Carlo's Rose Ball on Saturday (25MAR06). I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW hitmaker Cliff opened the glitzy event, which was attended...

West Had Never Heard Of Bassey

KANYE WEST has hit back in the row over his sampling of DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY's DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER JAMES BOND theme, insisting he had never heard of the singer. Bassey is considering legal action,...

Williams Wanted For Bond Theme Tune

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS has been approached to sing the theme tune to the next JAMES BOND movie. Veteran singer TONY CHRISTIE has written a song he believes suits the former TAKE THAT...

Bassey Binged After Daughter's Death

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY was forced to wear maternity clothes after her weight rocketed following the tragic death of her daughter SAMANTHA in 1985. The BIG SPENDER hitmaker ate compulsively in a bid to stem...

Daltrey Honoured By Music Industry

Veteran rocker ROGER DALTREY is to receive a Gold Badge award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his contribution to musical entertainment. Best known as lead vocalist in British band THE...

Bassey Fumes Over Kanye Sample

Legendary diva DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is furious after discovering rapper KANYE WEST sampled her 1971 hit DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER in his single DIAMONDS FROM SIERRA LEONE. The 68-year-old star is considering legal action after...

Church Lies About Alcohol Abuse

CHARLOTTE CHURCH fears her wild partying lifestyle is affecting her pop career - she recently pretended to be ill because she was too hungover to attend gig rehearsals. The CRAZY CHICK star's drinking habits...

Church's Mother Slams 'Jealous' Bassey

The bitter feud between Welsh singers DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY and CHARLOTTE CHURCH has reached new heights - Church's mother has joined the war of words. The CRAZY CHICK singer's mum MARIA was horrified when...

Bassey Attacks Carey's Diva Demands

Welsh singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has slammed comparisons between her outrageous demands and MARIAH CAREY's flamboyant requests - insisting the pop beauty is much fussier. Bassey and Carey are both notorious for their detailed...

Bassey Attacks Church's Binge Drinking

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has accused fellow Welsh singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH of setting a bad example to her peers by boasting about how much alcohol she drinks. The GOLDFINGER star was horrified when the 19-year-old...

Bassey Orders Fans To Stop Following Her

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has ordered her dedicated fans to stop buying front row seats at every concert she plays - because she finds seeing the same old faces "psychologically disturbing". The GOLDFINGER singer has...

Bassey Slams Church's Pop Transition

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has attacked fellow Welsh singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH's ill-advised move from classical music into pop. The BIG SPENDER star hates Church's latest single, CRAZY CHICK and believes opera music better suited the...

Bassey's Furniture Auctioned Off

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has thrilled fans by selling off the entire contents of her luxury London apartment for charity - because she wants to make a fresh start in Monaco. The flamboyant Welsh singer's...

Halliwell Late For Royal Appointment

GERI HALLIWELL shocked guests at a British royal reception hosted by QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILLIP last night (01MAR05) by arriving 40-minutes late. The royal couple had already met a large portion of...

Bassey's Last-minute Boot Buy

Singing legend DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY had to make an impromptu shopping trip after being caught with the wrong footwear at a Scottish fox hunting event. The DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER icon realised her designer footwear...

Bassey's Boring Christmas

Singing legend SHIRLEY BASSEY is planning a boring Christmas, as she won't drink, party or spend any money. The Welsh diva claims she won't be celebrating the festive period, and will be resting her...

Bowie Snubs Bond

Pop legend DAVID BOWIE has laughed off the idea of any involvement with the JAMES BOND Films. Unlike fellow music icons SHIRLEY BASSEY, MADONNA and SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, LABYRINTH star will not be writing...

Shirley Bassey Rocks The Boat

Welsh superstar DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY received eight standing ovations as she took to the stage on boat QUEEN MARY 2 following a bout of sea sickness. The GOLDFINGER singer, 67, had to cancel...

Bulging Bassey's Dress Quip

Welsh singer DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY was considering pulling out of a charity auction of some of her flamboyant dresses - because she found she couldn't fit into them anymore. The DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER star...

Shirley Bassey Sells Her Clothes

Veteran singer SHIRLEY BASSEY is auctioning off her famous collection of stage gowns in order to help musical students. The kind-hearted Welsh star has picked 50 dresses to go under the hammer at London...

Bassey Gives Away Dresses - And Her Secret

Diva singer SHIRLEY BASSEY's gift for style is the reason she's remained popular for so many decades. The GOLDFINGER songstress' collection of super-glitzy dresses are to be auctioned for charity next week...

Charlotte Church Slammed By Opera Know-all

Teen soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH has been lambasted by an opera expert who has accused her of turning into a "pre-pubescent SHIRLEY BASSEY". Since ditching the opera tracks that made her famous as the VOICE...

Shirley Bassey's Heartache At First Husband's Suicide

Welsh singing diva SHIRLEY BASSEY has spoke of her anger following the suicide of her first husband, KENNETH HUME. Gay Hume, who was the GOLDFINGER star's manager, committed suicide in 1967, which left the...

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