Kylie’s Xmas cracker; Gaga’s flirty 30s; Adele’s py­jama party

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Ev­ery Day’s Like Christ­mas

Kylie Minogue Though we love Christ­mas, we do have some qual­ity con­trols in place when it comes to Christ­mas pop tunes. Luck­ily, this passes all the tests. It’s got a ro­man­tic mes­sage, but it’s not mushy. It feels gen­tly fes­tive but doesn’t over­dose on the sleigh bells. This is down to the writer (hiya Cold­play’s Chris Martin!) but also Kylie’s re­straint.

Hero of the week is Nicki Mi­naj, who told Red­bull.com that she still works su­per-hard on her verses. “Even now, I still re­write verses five and six and seven and eight and nine and 10 times. Be­cause I want it to be per­fect. Don’t rest on our lau­rels. Keep try­ing, as if it’s your first day on the job.”

Lady Gaga told Bill­board that she’s stoked about turn­ing 30 next year. “I’m really ex­cited about show­ing girls, and even men, what it can mean to be a woman in her 30s. Why is it that we’re dis­pos­ing of peo­ple once they pass that mark? It’s sud­denly, ‘You’re an old woman.’ I’m not f***ing old. I’m more sex­ual and pow­er­ful and in­tel­li­gent and on my shit than I’ve ever been.” Zero of the week is tour­ing, Adele told the New York Times. “Per­form­ing to that many peo­ple for ev­ery night, for that long, I find some­thing very lonely about it. Which sounds weird, be­cause you’re per­form­ing for like, 20,000 peo­ple ev­ery night, but you leave on your own. You don’t go home and, like, share a bed with 20,000 peo­ple and have a lit­tle py­jama party and watch movies.”

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