The Sunday Mirror reports Robbie Williams has dumped girlfriend Rachel Hunter just before the new year after a passionate 10-month romance. “Basically, Rachel was looking for a bit more commitment and Robbie just isn’t in a position to do that,” a friend explained. “It wasn’t a huge surprise for Rachel – she had seen it coming.”
Robbie Buys Buckingham Palace Replica Bed For Rachel
January 10, 2003 – The Sun reports Robbie Williams has had a replica of a Buckingham Palace bed made for girlfriend Rachel Hunter. The model loved the antique wooden bed when she spent the night with Robbie at the Portobello Hotel in Notting Hill, London, last year. Robbie tried to buy the bed, but because it came from the Palace the hotel couldn’t sell it.
Robbie Offered ‘Osbournes’ Style Show
January 8, 2003 – WENN reports Robbie Williams was presented with a reality TV show offer at the renewal of the Osbournes’ wedding vows in Beverly Hills on New Year’s Eve, where he made a big impression on MTV executives. A source says, “Robbie rang in the New Year watching the Osbournes renew their wedding vows at a lavish ceremony. But before the night was over he was offered a deal to star in his own MTV reality show. He made a great impression on the bigwigs in the music network – doing impersonations, telling jokes. He was the life and soul of the party. And the show they propose could help him crack the US market.” Robbie reportedly net $1.5 million per show plus a percentage of the profits, and sources say he’s seriously considering the offer.
Reality TV Bubble Will Pop In 2003
December 31, 2002 – Dominic Mohan of The Sun offered his predictions for the year in music in the UK in 2003. He says the country’s reality pop bubble will burst, but predicts a big year for t.A.T.u. who release their debut single ‘All The Things She Said’ in January. He’s skeptical as to whether Robbie Williams will crack America, but still thinks he’ll dominate in the UK. He also is hopeful of Avril Lavigne’s continued success.
Robbie To Promote ‘Escapology’ In U.S. Next Month
December 19, 2002 – The Sun reports Robbie Williams is to kick off a three-month promotional tour of America in January. The singer is desperate to make it in America following his £80million recording deal. Robbie, who is spending Christmas in Los Angeles with girlfriend Rachel Hunter, will zig-zag across the country making dozens of TV appearances in support of his new album ‘Escapology’.