Dublin Daily reports that thanks to a new breed of celebrity male it’s no longer considered uncool for guys to take pride in their appearance or show their sensitive side. David Beckham, Robbie Williams, and Justin Timberlake are cited as being “metrosexuals” — or the guys who are “just gay enough.” They report the *NSYNC star’s obsession with grooming – particularly his hair – is legendary. Bandmate Lance Bass has even joked, “When he had curly hair, we’d joke around with him, like, ‘Uh-oh! Curl No 66 is out of place!'”
Robbie Refused Hotel Discount In Germany
July 4, 2003 – The Sun reports Robbie Williams has switched hotels ahead of his gig in Germany this weekend because he was refused a 50% discount for 30 rooms for he and his entourage at the five-star Mandarin Oriental in Munich. Hotel boss Christoph Mares responded, “We are not prepared to play these games with superstars who want to haggle.”
Robbie Shares His Breakup Pain
June 30, 2003 – The Mirror reports that before belting out ‘One For My Baby’ at his gig in Edinburgh with Max Beesley accompanying him on the piano, Rob talked with the crowd about his painful split with Rachel Hunter, which happened about the same time Max split with former Spice Girl Mel B. “Me and Max spent a lot of time out in the States this year,” he said. “Whilst out there we had these break-ups with two very high- profile celebrities and we were very upset. We were miserable all over Christmas. And I was back on the pills. We are single lads, ladies and gentlemen, and will be getting lonesome.”
Mom’s Gaffe Leaves Robbie With Untimely Tattoo
June 29, 2003 – When Robbie Williams phoned his mother to ask the time of his birth, Jan gave him a time that ended up being incorrect, which ended up with bad consequences. “Robbie was in the tattoo parlor and phoned his mum and asked her the exact time he was born,” an aide told The Sun. “She told him but accidentally gave him completely the wrong time. She called him back later and corrected herself but it was too late, the tattoo had been done. He sees the funny side and isn’t at all bothered.” The numbers 1023 are on the singer’s left wrist, but he refused to confirm whether those were the numbers in error.