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21st Cen­tury Girl by Wil­low Smith. She’s back! She’s com­ing to Dublin next week with Bieber! And here’s sec­ond sin­gle! And it’s, erm, okay. Spout­ing on about how “dan­ger is beauty” and how she likes to “rock the beat”, our Wil­low does her best Ke$ha im­pres­sion – with mixed re­sults. Ob­vi­ously

Whip My Hair Part 2 was never go­ing to hap­pen, but

21st Cen­tury Girl has more than a touch of “will this do?” about it. But hey, what do we know? It’ll prob­a­bly be our ring tone this time next week. Wi

Poor Ch­eryl Cole’s not do­ing well in the US. Af­ter los­ing out on a po­si­tion on the panel of the US X

Fac­tor, she’s feel­ing rather home­sick. The Sun re­ports that “she asks that ev­ery room she stays in has sim­i­lar fur­nish­ings and pic­tures so she doesn’t feel too dis­placed”. She’s also get­ting her favourite sweets posted over, as she “bought some Haribo the other day and she said even they tasted dif­fer­ent”. Life’s tough at the top.

It seems Bey­oncé (right) is ri­valling James Franco in the polymath stakes. Speak­ing about how she spent her down time af­ter com­ing off the I Am . . . world tour, she said: “I did all these things I wanted to do that I don’t have time for. I set up a pro­duc­tion com­pany, learned how to edit, did a bit of record­ing and di­rected a DVD. I even did some cook­ing, al­though I didn’t re­ally en­joy that. I’m not the great­est cook. I can do good things with ox­tail, though. It was great just hav­ing the time to be a wife rather than this non-stop trav­el­ling ca­reer girl.”

As Bey­oncé is grap­pling with ox­tail, Christina Aguil­era is out rais­ing trou­ble. The Dirty singer was re­cently ar­rested for pub­lic in­tox­i­ca­tion af­ter a Hol­ly­wood sher­iff pulled over the car her boyfriend was driv­ing. The best re­sponse to the sit­u­a­tion so far has been from Xtina’s

Lady Mar­malade

col­lab­o­ra­tor Pink, who tweeted: “Out of my­self, Brit­ney, and Christina – didn’t ev­ery­one think I was gonna be the trou­ble­maker? LOOK MA!!! No CUFFS!!!”

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