The Sun reports Robbie Williams had a furious argument with Mariah Carey after the diva’s bouncers breezed backstage and ordered everybody to clear out of her way at the NRJ Awards in Stockholm. Robbie yelled at the singer, “Fu** off. Who the fu** do you think you are? Get a life.” An onlooker added, “Mariah and her entourage swept in like they owned the place. Her security guards were shoving everyone back and ordering everybody out of the way. They explained they were clearing the area for Mariah but Robbie was having none of it. He shouted at her as she walked past, she gave him a scowl and then did her best to completely ignore him.”
Robbie Lands Super Bowl Halftime Gig
January 19, 2003 – The Sunday Mail reports Robbie Williams has landed the coveted Super Bowl halftime gig next Sunday in his bid to crack the American market. He’ll join Beyonce Knowles, Shania Twain, Bon Jovi and No Doubt.
Robbie Needs Backup Jet For Nice Flight
January 19, 2003 – The Mirror reports Robbie Williams boarded his Nice-bound private jet yesterday only to be escorted off minutes later because of technical problems. Fortunately, another jet was found to transport him to Saturday’s NRG Awards in Cannes with time to spare.
Robbie Wants A ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Or ‘Nevermind’ Classic
January 19, 2003 – Robbie Williams told reporters at a news conference in the French Riviera resort of Cannes that despite the success of his latest release ‘Escapology,’ the 28-year-old singer/songwriter isn’t satisfied. “It’s the best one I’ve done, but I’m going to keep going, chasing that elusive classic album that’s in the top 10 or top 20 albums ever written,” he said. “I might as well set my ambitions high and go for a ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ or a ‘Nevermind’,” Williams said, referring to the time-tested top-sellers from The Beatles and Nirvana.