Harry Styles branded a 'rat' by husband of teenager’s lover

Sunday papers

From the Sunday papers: husband’s tale, Tom Cruise’s unlucky number and Tony Blair in denial

LAST UPDATED AT 11:08 ON Sun 1 Jul 2012

ONE DIRECTION star Harry Styles has been called a "rat" and a "spoilt little rich kid" by the husband of a 32-year-old woman the singer bedded, according to the Sunday Mirror. DJ Lucy Horobin’s fling with the teen heart-throb is said to have left her husband "devastated", a pal told the paper, but the couple are now rebuilding their marriage.

THE LONDON Olympics will be opened by The Beatles anthem Hey Jude, The Sunday Times has revealed. Sir Paul McCartney will sing the number, omitted from his set at the Queen’s diamond jubilee concert last month, at the end of the £27m opening ceremony, urging the world to "make it better".

TOM CRUISE has been "weirdly dogged" by the number 33, says The Sun. Each of his three wives – Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and now Katie Holmes – was 33 when their marriage to the Hollywood actor fell apart. "Spookily", the Church of Scientology – Tom’s preferred religion - has been linked to the 33rd parallel, while Jesus performed 33 miracles and was 33 when he was crucified.

FORMER prime minister Tony Blair has claimed he's not part of the super-rich, despite owning six houses and having an estimated income of £20m a year, The Sunday Telegraph reports. "This notion that I want to be a billionaire with a yacht; I don't," he said in an interview, which according to the paper is part of Blair’s strategy to rehabilitate himself in Britain.

ARTIST Damien Hirst has submitted plans to build a giant statue of a naked pregnant woman holding a sword on the Devon coast in a project named the 'Angel of the West'. The Mail on Sunday says the 67ft piece, which will be ten inches taller than it's namesake in the north-east, has already been dubbed 'The Belly of the South' by opponents of the plan.

NICOLAS SARKOZY has been accused of asking a female MP for a sexual favour in exchange for a €5m grant to refurbish her town’s museum, according to an explosive new book. The Sunday Times reports how Sarkozy, described as a "hot rabbit" in the book by Marie-Celie Guillaume, allegedly told the MP: "Be nice, you can see I need to relax."

SERNIOR TORIES have been linked to the interest rate-fixing scandal by The Independent, which reveals that Conservative deputy chairman Michael Fallon is on the board of a company involved in the FSA's investigation into malpractice in the City. Fallon also sits on the Treasury select committee, due to interview Bob Diamond this week, and has been called to declare an interest by Labour.

EX-MODEL Jade Jagger tied the knot yesterday in a ceremony that saw her Rolling Stones father Mick wear a natty purple striped suit. The Sun reports how the father of the bride’s joyful dress sense contrasted with that of his ex-wife Bianca, who wore a black dress and “didn’t raise a smile” for photographers. · 

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