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Ailbhe Malone got a great an­niver­sary present from Girls Aloud

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TRACK OF THE WEEK

Neon by Queen of Hearts. Fresh out of work­ing with Stu­art Price (Madonna, Kylie) and Sound of Ar­rows, the new sin­gle from pro­fes­sional woman of mys­tery Queen of Hearts is a corker. There are def­i­nitely touches of Gold­frapp, but QOH isn’t afraid to go for the pop jugu­lar with the cho­rus – a big whoosh of synth and bass with more de­ter­mined strut than a Round One con­tes­tant on Amer­ica’s Next Top Model.

How fit­ting, that for Pop Corner’s 100th edi­tion (does this mean we’re, like, ac­tual crit­ics now? No! Ed) there has been a con­crete state­ment about Girls Aloud’s re­turn to the stu­dio. Life­long GA col­lab­o­ra­tors Xeno­ma­nia tweeted “Prep­ping to go in the stu­dio with @Nadinecoyl­enow for new GA ses­sions... New GA ses­sions with @Ni­co­laroberts @Kim­ber­leyjwalsh @Sarah­nichard­ing in the stu­dio over the last week.”

Na­dine fol­lowed up Xeno­ma­nia’s tweet with “be pre­pared to be amazed!”

Adele’s taken des­per­ate mea­sure of late to stay un­no­ticed in public.

Speak­ing to Matt Lauer on NBC in the US, she ex­plained that the rea­son she goes un­recog­nised is down to her, um, in­ter­est­ing out­fit choices. “The other day I walked through Trafal­gar Square. I was in my py­ja­mas. I had flo­ral track­suit bottoms on, a green coat and pink pumps. Luck­ily I had a mas­sive um­brella so no one recog­nised me.”

Sounds like they were try­ing to save you the

em­bar­rass­ment, love.

Beth Ditto’s look­ing out for Ri­hanna’s well-be­ing, she told Time Out.

The Gos­sip singer is anx­ious that Ri­hanna isn’t hav­ing a say in her im­age – “I know what it’s like to have peo­ple pay­ing at­ten­tion to you and I think there’s more to her than her public per­sona. It would be re­ally in­ter­est­ing to ask her about that.

“I try not to judge be­cause maybe she’s hav­ing an in­cred­i­ble, ex­pres­sive sex­ual mo­ment in her life – a sex­ual awak­en­ing ... I would gen­uinely like to know what she thinks about it.”

Adele: left the flo­ral track­suit bottoms at home

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