New gay band causes stir

Those in the know are pointing out Dangerous Muse as the next big thing in dance music. The VERY sexy, openly gay, duo from New York are known for their electroclash / new wave sound. (Think the Pet Shop Boys meets Scissor Sisters with a little edge thrown in.) And did we mention that the boys are particularly tasty? Best of all they really seem to enjoy spending much of their time with their shirts off. Dangerous Muse grace the cover of an upcoming edition of US gay mag The Advocate and are set to sonically appear at a club near you. Click here to listen to a couple of their tracks.

Beyonce Knowles offers to help Whitney

Singer Beyonce Knowles has come out in support of Whitney Houston following news reports on the shocking state of the singer’s life. The National Enquirer recently published scary photos of Houston’s squalid bathroom covered with drug paraphernalia. They were taken and released by Whitney’s sister-in-law Tina Brown who said that it was an attempt to save the formerly glamorous star. Recent pictures of the once chart topping diva show her looking like a homeless bag-lady. According to Britain’s Daily Star, Beyonce, who it’s said was discovered by Houston, is determined to help her friend. It’s all very vague though – we’re not sure if she’s planning an intervention or will simply be praying for the I Will Always Love You singer, like Mary J. Blige is said to be doing.

Robbie Williams arrives! Lock up your daughters!

Robbie Williams had barely touched down in South Africa for his three sold out concerts than the sexy singer was spotted making moves on local lingerie model Minki van der Westhuizen at Planet Bar in Cape Town. Reports say that the singer made the blonde sizzler giggle loudly as he openly flirted with her. Aside from her curvy assets, Minki is best known for her string of celebrity and sportsmen boyfriends. We recommend that Robbie also try out the local boys. He won’t be disappointed!

Trouble for Bradgelina?

Paris may be the city of romance for most people, but it was almost the city of break-ups for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Until secretly jetting in to Namibia on Monday, the couple were ensconced in the city apparently in preparation for seven and half month pregnant Angelina to give birth to their child. Rumours are that the two have been fighting regularly, with much of the tension centring on where the birth should take place, her skinny figure (belly excluded of course), as well as Angelina’s refusal to marry Brad. Apparently, Brad recently dramatically walked out of their apartment after a heated argument. It’s said that he is under intense pressure from his family to marry the actress before she gives birth, but she is refusing to commit to a date. It’s been reported that the couple are now on holiday at a beach resort near Walvis Bay. They may be the perfect Hollywood couple, but at the end of the day they’re apparently just as confused as the rest of us.

Tom Cruise’s media frenzy

As Tom Cruise prepares for the launch of his new film, Mission Impossible 3, he can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. Is this ‘Tom Cruise frenzy’ simply an attempt to create interest in the movie? First there’s all the talk of pregnant girlfriend’ Katie Holm’s impending childbirth, apparently complete with Scientology signs placed around her insisting that she remain silent throughout the experience (yes, indeed the controversial religion could only have been started by a man). Some are increasingly alarmed at Holmes absurdly large belly – with Internet sites even claiming that the pregnancy is an elaborate hoax. (It does seem like she’s been pregnant for at least a decade!) And now just to add to the madness around him, Tom, 43, has revealed that he was abused by his father. Tom told Parade magazine that his dad “…was a bully and a coward – the person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. … It was a great lesson in my life, how he’d lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang!” Oh, those wacky Hollywood stars – always eager to use a little misery and family scandal to sell a flick.

More Clay Aiken woes

Poor Clay Aiken. An apparent sexual liaison has turned his life upside down. The former American Idols contestant was always dogged by rumours about his sexuality (which he always denied), but matters got worse when a man called John Paulus came forward with a tale about meeting Clay online, followed by a hot sexual rendezvous. This has apparently led to Clay’s next CD being shelved – what with his fans threatening to sue the record company for deceiving them about his sexuality. Now, to rub salt in the wound, Paulus, who has embarked on a life in porn, has posted pictures on his blog, which he says are of the DNA encrusted “washcloth that I got for Clay after he had his way with me for 90 very long minutes.” He has also posted messages and photos that Clay sent him. There can be no better example of what hiding in the closet could do to your life. Ouch!

Sharon flies first class with baby in economy

When Sharon Stone recently flew from New York to Los Angeles, she got comfy in first class, while her 9-month-old son and his nanny got stuck with economy class seats. In all fairness, according to a spokesperson for Sharon, apparently there were no more first class tickets and she didn’t want her child to fly on a separate flight. Then again, perhaps she really should be hoarding her salary from Basic Instinct 2. The sequel to the original 1992 hit premiered in the US with a meagre and very embarrassing $3.2 million in its opening weekend – barely making it into the top 10. It’s officially a box-office bomb. The scathing reviews by the critics probably also won’t help the actress score another high paying role anytime soon. Basic Instinct 2 opens in South Africa on the 13th of April.

David Beckham comes out of OCD closet

Gorgeous British soccer star and global sex symbol David Beckham has revealed that he suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The disorder sees suffers engaging in bizarre repetitive and obsessive behaviour. In an ITV television interview, 30 year old Beckham said that he has a compulsion to count the cans of soft-drink in his fridge, the clothes in his closet and to persistently re-arrange magazines in straight lines. “I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs,” he said. His wife, Victoria, said that, “Everything has to match in the house. If there are three cans of Diet Pepsi, he’d throw one away because it’s uneven.” The condition affects around 2% of the population according to the World Health Organisation. Poor Becks, we hope he finds a successful treatment!

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