Daniel Bedingfield has cryptically informed dotmusic that he’ll be working with some “illustrious” names on his new album. “I’ve been busy writing with illustrious names form yesteryear,” he revealed. “I can’t say who they are until the tracks come out but there’s a couple of duets.” The singer said he’ll begin recording the album in early 2004.
WENN reports Daniel Bedingfield shocked a hostile hip-hop crowd at the DMC World Mixing Finals in London last weekend with his stunning human beatbox skills. “When he got up there was some booing and jeering,” an audience member revealed. “He’s not exactly a star in the hip-hop world. But he won the tough crowd over. To be fair, he was wicked.”
Azman Ahmad of The New Straits Times Press of Malaysia caught up with Daniel Bedingfield who says he’s on the lookout for a girlfriend. “I am in Singapore looking out for a new girlfriend,” smiled the 23-year-old. Asked if after all his success, have any of his pre-fame exec’s come crawling back to him, Bedingfield responded, “No. We’re all good friends now. I’m not seeing anyone special now. None of them broke my heart. It was I who broke my own heart.”
The Mirror reports Daniel Bedingfield would love to be gay in order to get closer to women. “It would be good being gay as you’d get to hear all women’s intimate conversations and deepest secrets,” he explained.
Daniel Bedingfield, Monica and Smash Mouth will join Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Anna Kournikova, and others at the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, August 23, at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York for the world’s largest tennis and music extravaganza. Interactive games and tennis clinics will start at 9 a.m., and the stadium show, hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Summer Sanders and MTV’s Quddus, will start at noon. Tickets, from $10-$20, are on sale now through Ticketmaster (1-866-Opentix), go to www.usopen.org or at the USTA National Tennis Center Box Office. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, which benefits youth-oriented charities including USA Tennis NJTL, is the official kick-off event of the US Open, which starts August 25.
Daniel Bedingfield tells Launch.com that he hopes to eventually work with some his favorite musicians such as Coldplay frontman Chris Martin or Lauryn Hill. “I’d really like to do something with Chris From Coldplay,” Bedingfield said. “I’d really love to do something with Lauryn Hill. I’d love to work with Sting, Bono, or Bob Dylan. They’re my heroes because they never try to be this famous star or anything–they’re just being themselves, and [they] write passionate music from their hearts and that’s what I really want to do.”
The Sun reports that Daniel Bedingfield is claiming he can remember his own birth. “My earliest memory is being born,” he said. “I remember being dragged out by the surgeon – it was very traumatic.”
The Sun reports that Daniel Bedingfield revealed he hasn’t had a girlfriend for 18 months. The singer, introducing his new song Friday, told the crowd, “My next single is about a girl, but the tragedy is I haven’t had a girlfriend for about a year-and-a-half. So if there’s anybody nice here today, then I’m always interested.”
The Sun reports Daniel Bedingfield’s younger sister Natasha is launching a pop career after signing with BMG records. Daniel says, “I think she will be a real success.” Meanwhile, the New York Post reports Daniel will be performing his hit single, ‘If You’re Not The One,’ on next Wednesday’s episode of the CBS soap opera ‘Guiding Light’.
The Sunday Mercury reports Daniel Bedingfield left fans at a special gig fuming after he snubbed a delicious food spread they had laid on for him – and ordered a pizza instead. “The gig was really good but Daniel upset a few people,” an annoyed fan remarked. “We had laid on a real feast with wine, sandwiches, sausage rolls and fresh fruit but he took one look at it and disappeared into another room. Then a pizza delivery man turned up! It was obvious that all the lovely food we’d organized just wasn’t good enough for him! It seemed a bit ungrateful and insulting.” The full story at icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk has since been removed.