Britney Spears Seeks Out Dido Again

Dido with her hands in her pocket

Sky News reports Britney Spears is hooking up once again with Dido, hoping the singer can help put her career on track after penning the hit ‘I’m Not A Girl’ for Spears two years ago.

Dido’s Cancer Fear

The Glasgow Daily Record reports Dido believes she may die of cancer because she took fluoride tablets for her teeth as a kid. “It’s all natural I promise, but it may come back to haunt me,” Dido said of her pearly whites. “I had radical treatment on my teeth from the age of three, an experimental fluoride pill. So while it worked wonders I’ve never had a filling and they are always dazzling white I’ll probably die of cancer or something as a result.”

A Rockin’ Dido In Our Future?

The Sun reports Dido is hinting at a rockin’ album in the future. “At home I scream songs all the time, really aggressive songs,” she admitted. “They just haven’t made it on to a record yet. Will they one day? Never say never.”

Dido To Perform At MTV Asia Awards

Dido singer

MTV has announced that Dido, one of the nominees for Favorite Female Artist category, will be performing at the MTV Asia Awards 2004. The MTV Asia Awards 2004 is taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on February 14, 2004. Other nominees include Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Branch, Blue, t.A.T.u., Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, Ricky Martin, Gareth Gates, Robbie Williams, Stacie Orrico, and more.

Dido Excited About Grammy Nomination

Dido was one of Thursday’s Grammy nominations presenters and was also nominated for best female pop vocal. She tells Extra, “I was more than excited. I have been watching the Grammys since I was a little girl, so this is amazing.” The Grammys will be awarded February 8th on CBS.

Dido Comments On Sexed-Up Pop Peers

Steppin’ Out magazine spoke with Dido and asked the singer what she felt about singers such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles, or even now Jewel stripping their clothes to sell albums.

“It’s weird, isn’t it? First of all, I think Christina Aguilera is an amazing talent. I think she has a great voice. But it’s weird, isn’t it,” she said. “Look at Beyonce, who is an extraordinary talent. She writes, she sings, she produces, and she looks incredible. And trust me, I’m a woman and I know it’s great to show off every asset you’ve got. But what I’ve noticed in this society is that somehow wearing almost nothing has detracted from the other things in other people’s eyes. People see artists like Britney Spears as something less because of it. It’s really weird because you would think, well if you look that hot, why can’t you show it off and be really sexy? Do you know what I mean?”

Dido Dumps Her Lover Ferdie Unger-Hamilton

The Sun reports Dido has split from boyfriend Ferdie Unger-Hamilton saying she’s too busy for a relationship. “Dido and Ferdie were hardly seeing each other any more so they decided to call it a day,” a friend of the singer revealed. “It’s sad but she’s trying not to let it get her down.” Read more.

Dido Preps For EMAs Performing Before Only 250 People

November 5, 2003 – The Glasgow Daily Record reports Dido warmed up for her MTV performance at a intimate gig in Edinburgh last night before only 250 fans at the tiny St. Bride’s Centre venue. Thursday night, she’ll perform before a televised crowd in the millions.

Robbie Williams To Ride Dido’s Coattails To U.S. Success?

In his latest bid to crack the U.S. market, Sky News reports Robbie Williams has been talking to Dido about a collaboration. “The two have admired each other’s work from afar for ages,” a source revealed. “Robbie’s now keen to experiment – and above all else crack the U.S. With Dido, that now looks more likely to become a reality.”

Robbie Williams Pinches His Multi-Millions

October 26, 2003 – The People reports that while Robbie Williams earned a reported $80 million for his new record deal, he’s careful with the dough. He popped round to a video shop in Notting Hill last week to take advantage of their £1-a-film midweek deal.

Robbie Offers Fans Free Tickets To Film Premiere

October 25, 2003 – The Scotsman reports Robbie Williams is inviting hundreds of fans to a West End premiere for his new film ‘What We Did Last Summer’, a concert film about his record breaking Knebworth shows. “I’m really excited about seeing Knebworth on the big screen with my family, friends and fans,” Robbie said. “It will be nice to enjoy it from the crowd’s perspective as reliving the show without all the blood, sweat and tears.” Around 2,000 people will attend the screening at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on November 18th, with many fans winning tickets through his website. The DVD will be released November 24th.

Robbie Scraps U.S. Tour Plans

October 23, 2003 – Robbie Williams had hoped to break into the lucrative American market with a string of small gigs penciled in for the U.S. next year. But a source at EMI, Robbie’s record label, told The Sun the singer axed the plans. “The cancellation of the tour may be the final nail in the coffin of those plans now,” the source said. “As much as Robbie claims he isn’t interested in America, privately it does upset him.”

Robbie Strikes Out With Fashion Rocks Models

October 17, 2003 – Wednesday night’s Prince’s Trust Fashion Rocks show at the Royal Albert Hall saw Robbie Williams desperately trying to hit on models in attendance at the event, the newly-single Bryan Ferry was fighting them off. “He was stalking about back-stage sticking his head in various dressing rooms saying ‘Hello, I’m Robbie, let’s party’,” says one. “He was charm personified but the girls were busy so they really didn’t have time to listen to his attempts at chatting them up. In fact, after a while, one even turned to him and said: ‘Give it a break, we’re working’.”

Robbie Is ‘Too Camp’ For America Says Crow

October 16, 2003 – Sheryl Crow tells The Sun that Robbie Williams won’t be able to find success in America because he’s “too camp.” Crow explained, “Men feel threatened by him. Our stars are more aggressive. It’s a shame because I think he’s great. I’d love to work with him.” Crow added there is no chance that she and Robbie will get together romantically.

Robbie Williams Dating I. Trump

October 12, 2003 – The Sunday Mirror reports Robbie Williams has been quietly dating society girl Isabella Trump after meeting her in New York earlier this year — though they probably are referring to Ivanka Trump, the 22-year-old daughter of real estate tycoon Donald Trump. “Isabella is not like your typical British It-Girls. She’s not in your face,” an insider said, again likely referring to the wrong first name. “She’s reserved and quite modest. That’s what Robbie likes about her. He likes to keep his private life private and knows Isabella is not the type of girl who is going to tell the whole world about it. She’s also a very independent, level-headed girl, which Robbie really likes.”

On TV: Clay Aiken, Aaron Carter, Dido

Pop acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ runner-up Clay Aiken, who appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, MTV’s Total Request Live on Thursday, and The View on Friday; Sugababes will be on the UK edition of TRL on Monday; Aaron Carter and his twin sister Angel will be featured on the Montell Williams Show on Monday; Jessica Simpson and her 98 Degrees husband Nick Lachey will be on Larry King Live on Tuesday; ‘American Idol’ runner-up Justin Guarini will be on the Sharon Osbourne Show on Tuesday; Sophie Ellis Bextor and Hilary Duff will be on the UK edition of TRL on Wednesday; and Dido will be on the Sharon Osbourne Show on Thursday.

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