Morning round up: Kylie’s credit-crunch spending, plus Barack Obama’s gift to the Queen

02 April 2009

Looks like not even Kylie Minogue's bank balance is recession-proof. The queen of pop showed she was all about mixing high-street bargains with designer pieces as she was spotted shopping in a Salvation Army charity shop in Melbourne, Australia. Kylie, you're a girl after our own hearts! [Metro]

Nevertheless, we all know it's what's on the inside that really counts. Especially now that scientists believe they can prove why it's always the funny guy who gets the girl. Apparently, making women laugh makes a man seem more intelligent, trustworthy and a better bet for a relationship. Hmmm, guess that justifies our secret crush on Russell Brand then... [Daily Mail]

Not that President Barack Obama should have a problem with that. When he visited the Queen along with a monochrome-clad Mrs O yesterday afternoon, he presented her with a fully loaded iPod. With video footage of HRH's 2007 visit to the US as well as hit Broadway songs. Naturally... [NY Daily News]

And finally, Leona Lewis looks set for US stardom after taking on A-list producer Timbaland to help with her long-awaited next album. Hmmm, we wonder how Timbers will feel about another Snow Patrol cover... [Mirror]


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