FemaleFirst.co.uk reports that Mariah Carey has invited Robbie Williams on a dinner date after he impressed her with his Live 8 performance on Saturday. Carey is reportedly wanting to work with the former Take That star.
The story at Femalefirst.co.uk has since been removed.
EMI Nervous Over Robbie’s Next Album
May 1, 2005 – A music industry insider says bosses at EMI are worried about Robbie Williams’ follow-up to 2003’s mega-selling ‘Escapology’, which is due out later this year. “There’s absolutely no question of Robbie being dropped by EMI, but there are a lot of worries about the new album, the insider tells The Mirror. “People are nervous about what the new material will sound like, especially with Guy Chambers no longer involved. They’re worried it will be an anti-climax. It doesn’t help that Robbie is so hard to work with. All the people he surrounds himself with are sycophantic ‘yes’ men and women.”
Robbie Turns Novelist
April 25, 2005 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Robbie Williams has nearly finished writing his first novel. The British pop artist said, “I started it as a hobby but the publishers are keen to put it out.” The singer revealed it was a work of fiction – but based on “some of my wilder experiences.”
Robbie Williams And Guy Chambers End Feud
April 17, 2005 – The Sun reports that Robbie Williams and his former songwriting pal Guy Chambers are talking again. The tab’s source says: “Robbie and Guy have made their peace,” a source revealed. “They were so close for such a long time that they both found it difficult to forgive and move on. But they are pleased that they are on speaking terms again.”
Robbie Saves Comic Relief Dress
April 1, 2005 – Matt Lucas tells the Daily Star that ever since Robbie Williams appeared dressed as a woman in the Little Britain Comic Relief special, the singer has refused to hand back the costume he wore for the show. “He couldn’t get into that dress fast enough,” Lucas said. “I thought he was simply dashing as a lady.”
Robbie Came Close To Becoming Queen Singer
March 17, 2005 – Queen guitarist Brian May revealed that Robbie Williams came close to replacing the late Freddie Mercury for the band’s reunion tour. “We got close with Robbie,” May said. “We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if we did something.’ It came close.” The plan fell apart after doubts crept in as to whether it could work because of Robbie’s superstar status, prompting them to offer the job to Free singer Paul Rodgers instead.