News Column

The stars out and about and on Twitter ; CELEBRITY SPOTTING

June 22, 2013


PETER Andre made 15-year-old fan Ellie Butler from Long Eaton yelp with joy when he called her at home this week. She won the treat on Greg James' Radio 1 show as his Star Caller, where fans get the chance to get a call from their favourite famous person. At first she didn't believe it was him, telling her friends: He thinks he sounds like Peter Andre. Once she realised it was really him - and it took a while - there was the expected Oh my God! hysteria and tears: I literally adore you! You'd think that would have made her day/year but when he didn't tweet her, friends waded in on Twitter to complain to the singer/reality star.

Eventually @gregjames had to nudge him Dear @MrPeterAndre, you MUST tweet (her) after her epic Star Caller. She has 72 posters of you on her wall and definitely isn't mad.

She later said: Yaaayy you kept to your promise! I knew you'd tweet me;) thank you so much, I love you millionssss xxxx.

BURTON Joyce actor Mathew Horne (@mfhorne) was having fun with the Faceswap app this week, creating this disturbing image of our future king and his bride, hinting at what their first child may well look like saying: Prepare yourselves! EASY listening music star @joshgroban has already proved he has a dry sense of humour when he guest hosted Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He was on form again when he dropped in to Nottingham on Wednesday night for a sell-out show at the Royal Concert Hall.

He posted a series of duck-related tweets before the concert.

It's our last concert in England so we're having a little fun. Instead of me and the band on stage it's just gonna be hundreds of baby ducks, he began.

The light show will be the same and the set list will be played from an iPod so that the baby ducks can be free to roam/be adorable.

There will be no encores because the baby ducks don't know how to leave the stage and come back again. Also, (PLEASE!!) don't take any.

He ended with: Have a great time with the baby ducks, Nottingham! I'm kinda jealous of the show you're gonna have! LOL! K off for a pint.

EG writer Mike Atkinson @miketd is keeping an eye on the local bands and musicians getting national radio airplay for his new blog @musicnottingham. He said: 8 tracks from Nottingham artists played on national BBC radio yesterday, and at least 19 tracks by 12 acts in the past seven days.

They included soul man @AdySuleiman who made the Radio 1 playlist, Asian rapper Ski (@itsski92), who was also played on Kiss FM and Long Eaton's Indiana (@Indianathegirl) who was also interviewed by Huw Stephens. The Radio 1 DJ chose her track Smoking Gun as his Big Thing.

That was well nerve wracking! I'm shaking! she admitted after.

She also posted this photo of herself from her next video, Mess Around, which will be her sixth single.

Indiana will also be playing Glastonbury next weekend alongside Ady Suleiman on the @bbc_introducing stage.

SHE may have retired from competitive swimming but Rebecca Adlington (@BeckAdlington) still enjoys a dip and this week it was with her mum and dad.

She joked: Realised I didn't get my swimming ability from them! Haha! The two-time Olympic gold medallist added: Took me back to when I was a kid. Loved it. Can definitely beat my dad at diving.

WANT to know what it's like to stand on the main stage at the Download Festival? Zac Baird (@justcallmehorse) posted this shot of the crowd at last weekend's festival while he was on stage with Korn.

NO ONE likes a queue jumper but one of the boys from West Bridgford indie band @Dog_Is_Dead resisted kicking off this week when it happened to them, for good reason. Someone just pushed in front of me in a queue wearing a Dog Is Dead T-shirt. He basically bought my dinner so I'll let it slide.

WOLLATON actress @Vicky_McClure is still working on the next series of the TV drama Line of Duty in Belfast and was caught in a rainstorm during a break from filming. She posted this photo saying: Brolly is now in the bin! Her latest film, Svengali, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival last night. The British comedy, developed from an online series, also stars Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake and Nottingham's Michael Socha.

DESPITE being sacked from the show in 1999 after the News of the World published an article about his cocaine use, Mansfield's @richardpbacon is leading the poll to find out the nation's favourite Blue Peter presenter. He posted a photo of the poll for the Radio Times saying: Haha. You're all heroes.

A service of YellowBrix, Inc.

For more stories covering arts and entertainment, please see HispanicBusiness' Arts & Entertainment Channel

Story Tools Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters