You'd expect the News Of The World's big splash that Susan Boyle is living on £300 a week would contain within it a buried denial from Simon Cowell's management team.
It doesn't, though:
The Boyle management sources last night confirmed Susan's allowance is just £300 a week but said she could have more at any time if she wanted.The News Of The World does at least offer some perspective:
GLOBAL star Susan's weekly allowance is LESS than NHS hospital staff earn.When you put it like that, it doesn't sound so bad. We should probably be more worried about the low earnings of NHS staff than Susan Boyle - were it not for the massive gap between what Boyle has earned for everyone else, and what she's been given.
But do remember: the music industry does everything it does for the sake of the artists.