Lady Gaga fears badly aligned planets could jinx world tour
Red top tales: Worried Gaga calls in astrologers, lustful Simon Cowell regrets engagement
LADY GAGA has called in a team of astrologers, fearing the unusual alignment of the planets may put her new world tour at risk, says The Sun. "Gaga is worried as she wants the stars to be aligned when she hits the road," a source claimed, "she follows her horoscopes closely and has been looking ahead for when she's away." Gaga, an outgoing Aries, discovered that the planet Mercury was going to be in retrograde – where it appears to be travelling backwards through the sky - smack bang in the middle of her huge Born This Way tour, which kicks off this month. "She wasn't happy", the source said, "and she has been talking it through with her spiritual team".
CHARLIE SHEEN'S ALCOHOL-FREE SPIN
Reformed wildman Charlie Sheen has poked fun at his hard-partying reputation in a new advertising campaign for a non-alcoholic beer, says the Daily Star. The actor, who was hospitalised after drink and drug binges last year, appears to battle with his drinking demons after leaving a rehab clinic in the commercial for Dutch brand Bravia. The former Two and a Half Men star struggles with temptation as he spots men and women swigging cold brews everywhere he looks, before coming home to find a house party raging at his mansion. He exclaims, "What the f***?" as he is handed a bottle - before realising the drink contains no alcohol and giving in.
COWELL 'REGRETS ENGAGEMENT'
Simon Cowell has admitted for the first time that his engagement to Mezhgan Hussainy was a big mistake, says The Sun, which is serialising Tom Bower's biography of the reality TV tycoon. Cowell had proposed to the Afghan beauty on Valentine's Day 2010, but soon her jealousy and behaviour became so obsessive the reality TV tycoon begged family and friends not to leave him alone with her. Cowell broke off the engagement but let Hussainy keep their £5 million "love nest". It's the latest revelation from Cowell: after confessing to bedding fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue he also claims to have lusted after co-judge Cheryl Cole – but with no success.
SEX PISTOLS AIM TO TOP CHARTS – AGAIN
Punk rock legends The Sex Pistols topped the charts with their irreverent single God Save The Queen during the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977, and they are now looking to replicate the feat with the same song for the Diamond Jubilee, says the Daily Mail. The single, which featured a defaced image of Queen Elizabeth on the cover, was banned by many radio stations and record stores, and some charts even refused to recognise it as the Number One hit. Universal Music confirmed the song is being re-released, and a Facebook campaign has begun. One fan said: "This song was denied the No.1 for the Silver Jubilee in 1977, where many other charts at the time (including NME) placed the Pistols at the top spot. Time for a re-match... who's in?"