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Ed Sheeran says NO to twerking and Billy Ray Cyrus wants to take Bieber camping… all that and the rest of the day’s filth.

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Kian Egan recently announced his solo plans, but it seems that a new job could be on the horizon. The King of the Jungle is rumoured to be taking Gary Barlow’s empty seat on this year’s X Factor UK. The ex-Westlifer is currently a judge on The Voice of Ireland, so certainly has the judge credentials down.

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Barlow announced last year that he was leaving the show. The full judging line up is due to be announced in April, with Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole also rumoured to be returning. (The Irish Sun)

You won’t catch Ed Sheeran twerking any time soon, with the ginger singer saying that the provocative dance is “what strippers do”.

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Speaking about Taylor Swift’s dress snappage after her overeager dancing at Sunday night’s Grammy awards, Ed told E! that he definitely doesn’t go to strip clubs, but imagines that’s what goes on. Sure.

Twerking is what strippers do. It’s a fact. If you go to a strip club, not that I go to strip clubs, but if you go to a strip club, they twerk.

He then made a plea to twerking’s Godmother, to cut it out for everyone’s sake.

You shouldn’t be encouraging little kids to twerk. Stop doing this, Miley Cyrus, please. Stop. Stop. Sing ‘Wrecking Ball.’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ is a great song.

Whatevs, Ed.


Speaking of Miley, her father Billy Ray Cyrus has reached out to Justin Bieber after he got himself into a spot of trouble last week. The teen popstar was arrested for DUI, but now, help has finally arrived.

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Billy has suggested that Bieber hit him up to ‘hang out’, presumably so he can dole out some calming parental advice.

A lot of people do ask me for parenting advice. So I would say, first of all, hey, I’m sure he’s got lots of people talking to him right now. I would just invite him to come down and chill out with me.

But the plans don’t stop there.

Let’s go up to the tepee, build a fire, step away and just, you know, maybe take a break for a little bit, just think about what’s important. Get back to life… Build a fire, count the deer and the hawks and relax a little bit.

What could possibly go wrong? (Access Hollywood)

Aaand the rest of the day’s dirt…

  • Cara Delevingne posted a photo of her and Michelle Rodriquez hooked up to an IV drip. Why? We will never know (Daily Mail)
  • Beyonce and Jay Z were such skinny-minnies at the Grammys because of their new ‘plant-based diet’. SO NOW (The Mirror)
  • Fresh from her Grammy win, Lorde is teaming up with Disclosure for a Brits performance (BBC)
  • Gabriel Byrne is to star in a movie about the 2010 trapped Chilean miners (Daily Edge)
  • A photo of Daft Punk with their helmets off has emerged, and frankly, we’re shocked.

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Yesterday’s Dredge: RTÉ presenter Maura Derrane is totally pregnant…>

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