Tuesday, 6 July 2010

After 6 Music is saved Coldplay ecstatic

Fans for supporting their campaign to save BBC 6 Music from closure Coldplay have thanked, insisting they are "very pleased" to have achieved their aim.

Bosses at the alternative station announced plans to shut the station earlier this year in a bid to save money.
But the news infuriated stars including Lily Allen, David Bowie and Jarvis Cocker, who all backed a campaign to stop 6 Music from being pulled.
The station will now stay open after the corporation's chairman rejected proposals to close it earlier this week - and the Yellow hitmakers are ecstatic at the news.
In a post on Coldplay's official website, the band writes, "You might remember that, earlier this year, the BBC announced its plans to close 6 Music, the wonderful radio station which plays a crucial and unique role in British music. We're very pleased to report that the BBC Trust today rejected the station's planned closure. This was largely due to the enormous public opposition to the plans. So, we'd like to offer heartfelt congratulations to everyone at 6 Music and a big thanks to all of you who took the trouble to contact the BBC Trust and voice your opinions."
Former Pulp singer Cocker, who has his own show on 6 Music, also expressed his joy at the announcement, saying, "It's great that everyone's finally agreed with all the arguments to keep it on air. The BBC should be proud of 6 Music it provides something that can't be found anywhere else on the radio. It's been a pleasure to be involved with the station and I'm happy that it'll still be here to do what it does best play music that would otherwise go unnoticed on mainstream radio."

Friday, 2 July 2010

Coldplay kid wants to be Beyoncé

Gwyneth Paltrow’s six-year-old daughter wants to be “Beyoncé Knowles or a baker” when she gets older.

The 37-year-old actress has two children, Apple and four-year-old Moses, with her husband Chris Martin. Apple is a keen singer and loves bread, and so has decided she wants to be a pop star or a baker when she grows up.

“She’s a good singer, really good singer,” Gwyneth said in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “She says wants to do concerts like Beyoncé or be a baker so I’m hoping for something somewhere in the middle.

“Although I wouldn’t put her in front of you Ellen on theAmerican Idol stage – you’d crush her!”

Ellen is a judge on the hit singing contest.

Gwyneth and Chris are good friends with Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z. The couples met at a charity event in New York a few years ago and have been close ever since.

“We just kind of hooked up and become close,” Gwyneth explained. “They are incredible people, very kind and generous. She’s amazing at everything. She’s so good it’s nauseating. She’s so perfect it’s hard to take!”

Gwyneth also spoke about rumours she is planning to expand her family in the near future. She said she would love to have another baby, but would be just as happy if she didn’t.

“I would love to have another child at some point, but I feel so lucky to have two healthy nice ones that I’d be happy with that too,” she said.