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The stars out and about and on Twitter ; CELEBRITY SPOTTING with Simon Wilson

July 6, 2013


CLIFTON chart-topper @jakebugg isn't the most prolific of tweeters so all we had from his two sets at Glastonbury was a simple Glasto! on Thursday as he arrived then on Saturday: Just wanna thank everyone for their support! Had an amazin' time yesterday, Thank you! Other Notts musicians had more to say with West Bridgford indie band @Dog_Is_Dead posting this photo of them on stage: Glastonbury. What a dream... Thanks to everyone who made Glastonbury so special.

Long Eaton's Indiana (@Indianathegirl), who was on the @bbc_introducing stage took the opportunity to reveal that she was pregnant: Here's @Indianathegirl introducing the crowd to her newest band member. She's due in September! #bbcglasto said @bbc_introducing with this photo.

Newark soul man @AdySuleiman posted a link to a video of his performance on the same stage, saying: Check highlights from my @GlastoFest performance. Thanks @ bbc_introducing, was well fun.

Veteran Radio 1 DJ Anne Nightingale (@aanightingale) was there for both sets, tweeting: Big fan of Indiana and Ady Suleiman.

LOCAL musician @TomWardleMusic unearthed this poster from 50 years ago advertising a Beatles gig at the Odeon with Roy Orbison and Gerry & The Pacemakers, saying: I hope whatever they replace that building with, they put a blue plaque there commemorating this. We like that idea for the front of the student flats they are currently building on that historical site.

BOXING champ @Carl_Froch was at Wimbledon this week where he met a former champion, quipping: Living legend..... and John McEnroe.

IT wasn't just Notts musicians enjoying exposure on BBC TV at Glastonbury, as many on Twitter spotted a giant Forest flag dominating the screen during Example's set on Saturday. @KatieFreeman posted this photo saying Loving the huge @Official_NFFC flag with @_siaanx adding: Forest flag flying high from the crowd. Put a right big smile on my face. You Reds! The club (@Official_NFFC) also noticed it, tweeting: Great to see a massive #nffc #Forest flag at the front of #Glastonbury #coyr.

INDIANA was also featured in this week's NME with a review of her latest EP. She posted this image of her in her local supermarket with a copy saying: The #smokinggunEP got a good review in NME magazine! YOUNG rapper @Cameronwhiley from Strelley made use of PhotoShop to create this image of his face looking down on Barack Obama in a meeting of some kind. The 19-year-old, whose video for his debut single Reh Reh Reh features actor John Altman aka Nasty Nick from EastEnders, said: On the agenda today... the economy, foreign policy and Cameron Whiley! WHILE everyone was focusing on Glastonbury, @radfordred spotted this poster for an Elton John show outside a restaurant near to Riverside Retail Park. He said: Rolling Stones @ Glasto - what about Elton John at Riverside Farm. Look carefully and you'll see there's no mention of it being a tribute show. It's only Pounds 16 and you get a meal. Bargain.

BOY band The Wanted have been flitting around Europe this week promoting their latest single, with Newark's Jay McGuiness (@JayTheWanted) keeping his 800,000 Twitter followers up-to-date by posting a picture of them in a TV studio in Amsterdam. Madrid here we come, he said on Wednesday night. Jay, a graduate of Carlton's MADD performing arts college, was also delighted with a new iPad given to him by the band's manager. He said: A new iPad so I can reconnect with the world before showing off his skills (using an app of some sort one suspects) with a cartoon of himself.

But the highlight of his week on Twitter has to be this random thought: My heart's happy that cows have best friends. They have a favourite cow to hang around with... the best thing I've ever heard.

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