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Stormzy sang at a the funeral of a fan's father and remains the soundest person of 2017... it's The Dredge

Your last bit of celeb dirt until Christmas!

EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, rounds up the best of the day’s celebrity dirt from the top to the very bottom. 

The Fashion Awards 2017 - London Source: PA Archive/PA Images

Last week a Stormzy fan got in touch with the rapper on Twitter with a very special request.

The young man explained that on the day of his graduation (which was earlier this month), his father passed away. The father’s favourite song was ‘Blinded By Your Grace’ by Stormzy. So, he decided to chance his arm and see if Stormzy was free to perform at the funeral service.

Stormzy slid into his DMs and it all worked out in the end. A really, really lovely gesture that this man’s family will never forget.

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Lorde is considering cancelling a show in Israel after fans voiced their disappointment in her. 

Yesterday two fans wrote an open letter to Lorde urging her to cancel her concert in Tel Aviv in June 2018. The fans, Nadia and Justine, want Lorde to call off her show in Israel to take a stand against Israel and their military occupation of Palestine, which has resulted in an apartheid state where Palestinians are denied freedom of movement and basic necessities.

In their articulate letter, they referenced the success of artistic boycotts of South Africa’s apartheid.

Today, millions of people stand opposed to the Israeli government’s policies of oppression, ethnic cleansing, human rights violations, occupation and apartheid. As part of this struggle, we believe that an economic, intellectual and artistic boycott is an effective way of speaking out against these crimes.

Lorde responded to the fans, and told them that she was considering her options and speaking to different people about the matter. She also thanked them for educating her on the matter.

ad91725eb53d7f84709f83045b3b6f35 Source: Lorde/Twitter

In 2010, Elvis Costello cancelled his concerts in Israel in protest of the treatment of Palestinians. Earlier this year Radiohead and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds were heavily criticised for playing in Tel Aviv, despite fans urging them not to do so. (NME)

Q Magazine Music Awards - Liam and Noel Gallagher  - 1996 Source: PA Archive/PA Images

Liam Gallagher has discussed the possibility of an Oasis reunion after his ‘truce’ with Noel.

Earlier this week, it emerged that Noel had reached out to Liam just in time to sort things out before Christmas. War Is Over.

Bookies immediately began to speculate an Oasis reunion – Paddy Power reduced their odds from 100/1 to 8/1. However, Liam remains adamant that an Oasis reunion is simply not going to happen. He told Australian newspaper The Age that nothing’s going to change.

God no, no. Oasis isn’t getting back together, not at all. I’m doing my thing, Noel’s doing his thing and that is the end of it. It’s still the same – it’s just that I’ve called a truce on it and he’s called a truce on it and no more slagging.

Ah well. (The Age)

And the rest of the day’s dirt…

  • Kris Jenner has finally broken her silence on Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy (Metro)
  • People listed on Hugh Hefner’s trust must remain sober if they want to benefit from his fortune. (Goss)
  • Victoria Beckham is slagging Chloe Moretz for encouraging Brooklyn Beckham to style his hair like Denis The Menace. (Teen Vogue)
  • Amir Khan has received death threats for putting up his Christmas tree (Metro)
  • Cara Delevingne’s new Jimmy Choo campaign is being slammed as ‘tone deaf’ (

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