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The Dredge: Which 1990s boy band are running a cruise?

We get our hands mucky with the best of the day’s celebrity dirt.

Would you let these men on your boat?
Would you let these men on your boat?
Image: Nick Tansley/EMPICS Entertainment

EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, the Daily Edge digs through the celebrity dirt to bring you the best of it. Here’s The Dredge…

Backstreet’s back, everybody. And this time they’re travel agents.

Yes, the Backstreet Boys are now running their own cruise. To celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary – feel old yet? Good – the guys are shilling cabins on a giant ship and setting sail for the Bahamas.

Cruisegoers will pay up to $4,000 for the privilege of sharing an enormous floating vessel with “all five members” of the band. Plus: “You’ll get to spend time on a private beach dancing, swimming, playing and partying with your favorite guys.”

Judging by this video of a previous outing, this involves ageing boyband stars riding miniature bicycles. AKA ‘the holiday of a lifetime’. (BackstreetBoysCruise.com)



The Words

OCD-style: How Kristen Stewart arranges her possessions, according to Kristen Stewart. ”I recently put all my stuff in one area and obsessively, OCD-style, arranged all of my stuff,” she said. But what did she put in all the other areas? Meanwhile, the world has witnessed naked pictures of K-Stew in her upcoming movie On The Road. (Refinery29, Mail Online)

Something’s… out of place. (Rob Griffith/AP/Press Association Images)

Dumped: Chris Brown, by his excellently-named model girlfriend Karreuche Tran, after photos emerged of him enjoying ‘private time’ with first Nicole Scherzinger and then Rihanna. Meanwhile his reunion with RiRi appears to be gathering pace, with the two photographed together at a Jay-Z concert. The world issues a baffled sigh. (Radar, TMZ)

Not to editorialise, but… what a douchebag. (Matt Sayles/AP/Press Association Images)

$400,000: The annual bill for Suri Cruise’s upkeep, according to legal documents. Tom Cruise will be paying over that sum every year to cover medical and dental care, college, summer camp, and “extracurricular” expenses. Also, apparently his marriage to Katie Holmes was over months before the final split. (Radar)

Suri Cruise could buy and sell you, peasant. (Guerin-Taamallah/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment)


The Dirt

Glenda Gilson’s feelings were deeply hurt after she was name as a tax defaulter. (Irish Daily Mirror)

Ashton Kutcher’s home got invaded, or it was all a joke, or something. (TMZ)

Dappy out of N-Dubz has watched his cousin Tulisa’s sex tape, and feels confident he could do better. (Mirror)

Jon Hamm’s todger has made another public appearance. (The Superficial)

Justin Bieber’s ridiculous car got towed. (TMZ)

P Diddy is a man of deep and unassuming modesty. Lol.


The Barrel Scraper

More questions than answers, really. (NME)

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