Frankie Boyle in Twitter war with X Factor finalist James Arthur

Dec 4, 2012

Tabloid tales: Boyle's latest Twitter spat, Lady Gaga buys 55 Michael Jackson outfits, 'unicorn lair' discovered

FRANKIE BOYLE has become embroiled in another Twitter row, this time with X Factor finalist James Arthur. An angry exchange began when Boyle called Arthur "a cross between a tramp and a duckling". James hit back saying: "Poor old man making yet more s*** jokes about X Factor because he knows that's the only way he can get attention anymore." To which Boyle replied: "if I wanted attention I'd sing covers on a talent show." The Sun reports that Arthur later threatened to "f*** him [Boyle] up" and the comedian told Arthur to "get a sense of humour." Boyle also said Arthur's fellow X Factor finalist, Chris Maloney, looks "like the uncle who gets questioned when a child goes missing".

Lady Gaga recently spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Michael Jackson memorabilia. The auction featured the collection of Jackson's long-time costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush and raised more than $5m. According to the Daily Mail, two of Jackson's crystal-encrusted gloves sold for more than $100,000 each, as did jackets and other performance costumes. Although it is unknown which exact items Gaga bought, the singer tweeted that she had purchased 55 altogether. Gaga said she plans to keep the items "archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery and fans worldwide".

Justin Bieber has been trying to win back Selena Gomez by taking her for a spin in a swanky car. According to the Daily Mail, Bieber is pulling out all the stops to reignite his relationship with Gomez and was spotted driving his fellow singer around Beverly Hills in his expensive white Ferrari 458 Italia. Despite the flashy ride, the pair apparently "looked in a serious mood" and tried "to go incognito". The couple broke up last month and recent attempts at reconciliation have ended badly, one dinner date resulted in Bieber locked outside the gates to Gomez's house.

The North Korean Central News Agency has confirmed that archaeologists have discovered a "unicorn lair". According to the New York Post, it was identified by the "rectangular rock carved with the words 'unicorn lair'" standing outside the entrance. Reportedly it was the home of the unicorn ridden by King Tongmyong, founder of the ancient Koguryo Kingdom. The discovery apparently also confirms that Pyongyang was the capital city of Ancient Korea, because the lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple, in the North Korean capital.

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