Lily Allen has been bashing ‘The X Factor’ to her Twitter followers (@lilyroseallen) this weekend, shocked at how Simon Cowell has been able to profit from the singing competition. Lily writes and retweeted:
X factor- FAIL. Too set up/scripted in my humble opinion. #Must be the Music
RT stacks3stripe Watching x factor an hour behind. What a load of tired old formulaic dog sh**. Fu** this.
RT sbushell7 @lilyroseallen x factor is so scripted. went to the auditions, made us do a standing ovation for a ‘camera test’ yeah right….
@harper7 the fact I’ve never been on it, does not mean I’ve not been asked
@GingerJoanna it’s sh**. FACT ! Its everything that I detest about modern western culture. Cowell is the only one who really benefits.
@GingerJoanna and people like you EAT IT UP.
I don’t know how Simon Cowell has managed to get away with essentially copywriting the talent contest. It’s beyond me, really.
Lily Allen is backtracking from a comment she made while performing at The Big Chill in Ledbury, England over the weekend. The singer picked up a potato that had been thrown onto the stage during the set, and told the audience, “It says, ‘Show me your penis’. They must have mistaken me for Lady Gaga.” When some in the crowd voiced disapproval, Lily then said, “I’m only joking – I love her.”
The pregnant star told her Twitter followers (@lilyroseallen):
Everyone knows I am @ladygagas biggest fan. So don’t believe the bullsh**. I’m a little monster and NO OnE can take that away from me!
Watch her ‘Smile’ performance at the show via YouTube below.
Lily Allen and boyfriend Sam Cooper are expecting their first child, with the couple breaking the news to their friends and family last weekend that the singer is pregnant. “It goes without saying we are both absolutely delighted,” Lily told The Sun.
“Sam treats me differently. He’s told me he’ll look after me forever. That’s what I’ve always wanted – someone to look after me,” the 25-year-old singer said. “We’ve never had one argument and there’s absolutely nothing about him that annoys me. He’s not impressed by what I do.”
Lily Allen sounded off to her Twitter followers (@lilyroseallen) in wake of an angry exchange between Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative MP for Richmond Park, and Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow about claims the wealthy Tory broke the rules on election spending. Watch it at YouTube. Allen writes:
So Zac Goldsmith is rich. Get over it @channel4. So transparent. Ugh
@Mrs_Dav the point is, all candidates are guilty of the same, but they’ve only gone after goldy cause he’s famously wealthy.
@Linda_Marric I’m labour till I die. I can spot discrimination a mile off though. And I know what journalists are like.
People won’t stop till a head turns up on a plate. So British, and depressing. If you want to destroy someones life and career, why go after one of the richest men in the country, when he’s got so much to fall back on? Won’t feel like a real accomplishment.
Lily Allen spoke with Glamour magazine for their July issue, explaining that she’s putting her career on hold to focus on starting a family with boyfriend Sam Cooper. “Because people have stopped buying music, the only way to make money is to tour – and I’m not willing to do that with babies around,” the 25-year-old reasoned. “A part of the way I became who I became was because I was subjected to a certain lifestyle from an early age. My parents hung out with famous people, but we didn’t necessarily reap the same financial benefits. So there was a part of me thinking, ‘I wanna be like those people’. And once I’d achieved it, it didn’t make me happy. So I don’t want to put my kids in that position. I’d rather set up businesses, put a roof over our heads, then move to the country to shelter them for a bit.” Read more.
Watch Lily’s performance of ‘The Fear’ at London’s Koko for iConcerts below.
Lily Allen appeared on Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show on Absolute Radio in London the other day, where she discussed her visit to the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil to highlight the plight of the rainforest and how she can’t wait to become a mother.
The singer said it would be a “minimum 4 to 5 years” before she’d release a new album, and the time seemed to point to the growing speculation that she’s pregnant, which Geoff repeatedly hinted at.
“I’d like to have a child within a year. It’ll be a minimum of four or five years before I make a record again,” the 25-year-old, who is currently dating painter and decorator Sam Cooper, told the radio host. “I know what commitment it takes to release an album. I don’t think that mixes well with the idea of settling down and having children, which is ultimately my goal and more of a priority than flying around the world.”
Watch the 2-part interview via YouTube below.
Update: Lily told her Twitter followers (@lilyroseallen) earlier today:
I’m not pregnant. FYI
Lily Allen and her boyfriend Sam Cooper were seen driving around central London in her new lime green Ford Focus RS on Sunday (March 21). The ‘Smile’ singer became very shy once spotted by the pesky paparazzi. Check out pictures from bauergriffinarchive.com. The 24-year-old has been showing off some impressive driving skills in the vehicle, including this J-turn below.
Lily Allen struggled to carry her bags as she left Crispins corner shop on Monday (March 15) in London, England. The singer has been having fun driving a lime green car at a driving lot, posting several Flip videos at her YouTube. Pictures from Bauergriffinonline.com have since been removed. Watch the brief clips, featuring Lily letting out a few shrieks, below.
Lily Allen made gestures towards the paparazzi as she was seen walking down the street in London, England on Wednesday (March 10). Pictures from Bauergriffinonline.com have since been removed. The British pop singer entertained herself on Twitter (@lilyroseallen) on Thursday, starting trending topics, having trouble with the number sign (#) on her keyboard, and weighing in on the popularity Justin Bieber enjoys on the micro blogging site. Lily writes:
It’s funny that people assume I’d be more upset at being called fat than a whore. oh god….
I can’t find the hashtag key on my macbook but: fatorwhore hashtag ?
Wow, I started a trending topic that got in the top 10. HILARIOUS !!!!!!!
I had no idea who this #justinbieber person was, just found out he’s that kid that’s always on the TV when im in the gym. He’s about 5 right
Unburies head from sand
I might stalk him
THAT WAS A JOKE OBVS
Note: The image provided by Bauer Griffin has since been removed.
Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri tells The Sun she’s a big fan of Lily Allen’s outspokenness, a trait she shares with the ‘Smile’ singer. “I think Lily’s great,” the 42-year-old told Tim Nixon. “When people wage war on somebody and that person retorts to it, they’re a bit like, ‘What are you having a go at me for?’ Lily’s like, ‘Well, because you said this.’ I think Lily’s very aware of what she’s saying and what she’s doing. I can see where Lily’s coming from. I read a lot of what she says and piss myself laughing – she says a lot of what people think. At the end of the day she’s made two great albums, and as long as she’s making great records she can say what she wants. All power to her.”