The Mirror reports Robbie Williams stunned fellow diners at swanky restaurant Melrose Avenue in LA by singing a throaty rendition of Happy Birthday to girlfriend Rachel Hunter for her 33rd birthday bash. “He was sitting next to Rachel and her two kids, but after 30 minutes they were taken home,” revealed a source. “Robbie then suddenly stood up and started singing Happy Birthday. He was really going for it. People were stopping in the street outside to see what was going on.”
Robbie And Rachel Make Out In Los Angeles
September 12, 2002 – E! Online’s Ted Casablanca reports Robbie Williams and Rachel Hunter were spotted at Urth Caffé on Melrose Avenue where they sipped on coffee and leaned across the table multiple times for an impromptu makeout sessions.
Robbie Reportedly To Stay At EMI
September 11, 2002 – HitsDailyDouble.com reports after speculation Robbie Williams would bolt to another record label, EMI’s Alain Levy and David Munns have successfully concluded a new, worldwide deal for the international superstar. They now hope to break Robbie in the U.S.
Robbie Planning Another Big Band Album
September 9, 2002 – The Sun reports Robbie Williams is planning to release a follow-up to ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ with a project provisionally dubbed ‘Swing 2’. Robbie is doing this project while wrapping up ‘Escapology’, which drops on November 18. “Robbie has been a busy boy while he’s been in LA,” an insider revealed. “As well as writing and recording Escapology, he has been mulling over the idea of Swing 2. He was delighted with the success of the last album and enjoyed making it. It seemed like the natural thing to do.” Read more.
Robbie Stops EMI From Dropping Greatest Hits
September 1, 2002 – The Sunday People reports Robbie Williams has cost his old label EMI a £25m bonanza this Christmas. Bosses planned a greatest hits album, but Robbie stopped them because he’s releasing his own album ‘Escapology’ on a yet-to-be-named new label.
Robbie Gives Big Bucks To Gay Helpline
September 1, 2002 – The Sunday People reports Robbie Williams has given £10,000 to a gay helpline, which has set tongues wagging about the singer’s own sexuality. “It’s a generous gesture from Robbie but it will open the old can of worms about his sexuality,” said a pal. “Robbie has many gay friends and when he heard this charity was struggling he decided he had to do something.”
Robbie Buys Luxury Pad To Share With Rachel
September 1, 2002 – News of the World reports Robbie Williams has splashed out $5.4 million on a luxury pad to share with girlfriend Rachel Hunter. Robbie’s session player told Rav Singh, “They’re so happy together that buying a place was the natural step.” He added, “Rachel will still keep her place… but she’s practically moved in with him already.”
What’s That You’re Swimming In Robbie?
August 28, 2002 – The Mirror reports Robbie Williams felt the need to pee in his underwear in a glass tank while shooting the cover of ‘Escapology’, his upcoming album. Even tough photographers and stylist the singer had flown to Los Angeles from London were mortified, Robbie laughed, “I just pissed in the pool!”
Robbie In Talks For Documentary Of U.S. Stay
August 27, 2002 – The Sun reports Robbie Williams and entertainment company Done and Dusted, are in talks with the BBC to screen an hour-long documentary to tie in with the release of his new album ‘Escapology’, due November 18th. “Robbie is very excited. He has been in America all summer and his fans are dying to know what he’s been doing,” a TV insider said. “This film will show it all.”
Robbie Building Panic Room For Return To UK
August 25, 2002 – The Sunday People reports Robbie Williams is spending big bucks for a panic room on his house in West London in preparation for his return to Britain from the US later this year. When told by the police there wasn’t much they could do about fans outside his home, a pal said, “He called them back to inquire about having a panic room installed. He also wanted to make sure there would be a quick response procedure so that if he raised the alarm, the cops would be round within minutes.”
Robbie Close To $115 Million 3 Album Deal
August 16, 2002 – The Sun reports Robbie Williams is close to signing with either EMI, Sony, BMG, Warner or Universal for a $115 million, 3 album deal. A source close to Robbie said, “This is going to be a huge deal and it looks like being the biggest ever for a British artist. Robbie is Britain’s biggest male artist and he is determined to break America in a big way. He wants the right contract which allows him freedom and gives him the backing in the US.”