• Keith Richards has issued a statement insisting his earlier father snorting claims were a joke. The Rolling Stone star has now said: “I wouldn’t take cocaine at this point in my life unless I wished to commit suicide. The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English Oak. I took the lid off the box of ashes and he is now growing oak trees and would love me for it!”
  • Janet Jackson has revealed she’s worried about Britney Spears. Janet told Vibe Vixen magazine that she’s worried that Britney’s had “too much too soon” in both her career and personal life: “I’m really afraid something’s going to happen, and I hope it doesn’t.”
  • Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm has joked that she - in her Sporty Spice incarnation - inspired Madonna’s current penchant for tracksuits and sportswear. She said recently: “I’ve been a bit of a trendsetter in my day. I think Madonna copied those tracksuits from my Sporty Spice look.”