Caught & Social: The trouble with bad dreams
The singer, who has therapy for sleeping problems, explains: “It always starts with playing a concert and there’s some insurmountable problem. I have many more nightmares than dreams; probably nine to one. Real life is much better.” Martin once dared to perform a song that “came in a dream” to pal David Bowie. “He said ‘I’m really sorry, but it’s not your best’,” Martin recalls. “It might have been written by sleeping pills … I wasn’t too offended.”
Tyler to tie the knot with model
Steven Tyler has reportedly ended the year by becoming engaged to his girlfriend, Erin Brady. The Aerosmith rocker, who has been dating the model for five years, apparently popped the question with a ring made by jewellery designer Loree Rodkin. “Having made Steven’s jewellery for so many of the past years, it was an honour to be part of his future,” Rodkin told US Weekly. Tyler, 63, has been married twice before and is 25 years older than Brady. He has four children, including the actress Liv Tyler. Relations between Brady’s family and Tyler’s are reportedly strained.
All I didn’t want for Christmas was …
They may have triumphed in this year’s X Factor, but there’s little in the way of seasonal goodwill towards the girl band Little Mix in a new poll. A survey carried out by the British Heart Foundation lists their debut single as the nation’s “most unwanted” Christmas present.
Backing for Sir David
Sir David Jason’s comedy comeback in BBC1’s The Royal Bodyguard has been widely panned by the critics, but one fellow star in the much under-fire sitcom is urging the public to stick with the show. Timothy Bentinck, who also plays David Archer in long-running BBC radio series The Archers, defiantly declared on Twitter: “Keep faith if you love Sir DJ. It does get better. Promise.”
“I’ve been wanting to see what I look like with a shaved head for ages. And I’m happy to say my skull is fantastic.”
Eddie Izzard approves of the bald look he adopted for Sky 1’s ‘Treasure Island’
“I’m thinking: ‘Are they going to hit the right notes?’ Sometimes I’ve been to shows that have not been rehearsed enough.”
Sir Cliff Richard is not always impressed by the live performances of younger rivals
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