Archive for September, 2008

Kelly Osbourne: I have STD tests four times a year to be safe

kelly osbourneKelly Osbourne has revealed she is regularly tested for sexually transmitted diseases for “peace of mind”.

As an ambassador for World Contraception Day, which took place last Friday, Kelly told New magazine that she saw her first condom when she was “about seven or eight”: “I was on tour with my dad [Ozzy Osbourne] and at every single one of his shows, they hand out condoms.

“I was about seven or eight and I picked up a packet and was like, ‘Mum, what’s this?’ She had to explain to me what they were. It was something my parents had never been shy about.

“They always told us what they think and that we should protect ourselves.”

But that didn’t stop her being confused about things after she lost her virginity: “I convinced myself I was pregnant when I was 13 and I hadn’t even got my period.

“There are so many rumours and also so much wrong information being passed around, so it is a really important message the World Contraception Day is trying to give out.”

Now she’s completely on top of her sexual health: “I go three, maybe four times a year to get tested [for sexually transmitted infections] and most of the time I don’t even need to. I just go for peace of mind.”

Janet Jackson hospitalised after falling ill at concert sound check

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson was rushed to hospital last night after falling ill just hours before a concert.

The singer was forced to cancel the show in Montreal, Canada after she “got suddenly ill during a sound check”.

She was taken straight to hospital and kept overnight for monitoring, according to a statement released by her tour’s spokespeople. No further details regarding the nature of the illness or her current condition were released.

Janet’s Rock Witchu Tour - her first tour in seven years - started in Vancouver earlier this month and is scheduled to end in Detroit at the end of October after a run of gigs around the US and Canada. No word was given as to whether her gig in Boston tomorrow night would also have to be cancelled.

Travis Barker driving back to Los Angeles, won’t ever fly again

Travis BarkerTravis Barker and ex-wife Shanna Moakler are returning to their home in Los Angeles by bus, after the former Blink 182 drummer was released from a hospital in Augusta, Georgia yesterday.

A spokesperson for the Meet the Barkers stars told the New York Post that the couple are being ferried across the country in a tour bus provided by his former bandmates.

A source added: “He’ll never get in a plane again.”

In related news, Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein attended a memorial service for Travis’ assistant Chris Baker in Los Angeles yesterday. Baker was killed along with security guard Charles Still and two pilots when their private Learjet crashed on take-off in South Carolina last week.

As the sole survivors of the crash, Travis and DJ AM were treated for burns and smoke inhalation before their release from hospital. Travis’ ex-wife Shanna flew in from Los Angeles to be with the musician while DJ AM’s ex-girlfriend Mandy Moore was also spotted arriving in Augusta shortly after the crash.

George Michael on safari to help sort himself out

George MichaelGeorge Michael is reportedly on a safari in Africa, hoping it’ll help “sort [him] out” after his recent drug arrest.

A source told the Mirror that George’s partner Kenny Goss booked the break before the incident on Hampstead Heath earlier this month but it couldn’t have come at a better time: “Kenny booked the holiday weeks ago.

“George was particularly keen to see lion cubs. He was determined to see the Big Five - buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

“They’re doing the whole open jeep thing, going out with a tracker and a guide. [Over there,] no one hassles George - he’s treated just like any other tourist.

“He is adamant he’ll return to London a changed man.”

George and Kenny are expected to return to London later this week, via their holiday home in the South of France.

Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding: I’m not the slapper of the group!

sarah hardingSarah Harding has dismissed claims she lives, or has lived, a promiscuous lifestyle.

The Girls Aloud star was frequently linked to men during her partying days but in the band’s forthcoming autobiography ‘Dreams That Glitter’, she explained: “One paper called me the ‘slapper’ of the band. I don’t think so. I’ve never even had a one-night stand.

“I have lots of male friends but that doesn’t mean I’m linked romantically with all of them.”

She added that current boyfriend Tom Crane is “only my third long-term relationship” but she’s convinced it’s going to be a long-term thing: “it felt different when we got together. I’m hoping to settle down with Tommy and have marriage and kids and all that.”

Amy Winehouse’s friends afraid to leave her on her own

amy winehouseAmy Winehouse’s friends and family are reportedly keeping the singer under constant surveillance in case she tries to do anything dangerous.

Last week, Amy admitted her life is “a mess” and she’s unhappy at how things have turned out, and a source told the Sun that those close to her are making sure she always has someone with her.

The source explained: “No one wants to leave Amy on her own - she’s in a very fragile state at the moment.

“Her most loyal friends are terrified she is going to do something which she can’t overcome.

“She’s been to hell and back already but some fear she’s going to get worse before she gets better.”