Wednesday, November 14, 2007

George Michael unspiced

Apparently, George Michael had been supposed to write a song for the Spice Girls comeback, part of the spectacular misunderstanding that anyone wants the band to do anything other than the first two albums.

However, he took so long he's been dumped, which has led to some bad blood between him and former friend Geri Halliwell.

None of which is remarkable, but it's worth taking a look at the - well, 'pun' would be wrong - that Newton has hammered into the last piece of her article:

Oh dear, showbiz pals eh?

One minute they are your best mate, but it can take one Careless Whisper and Wham! can’t stand the sight of each other any more.

Yes, more than a little lame, but it doesn't make any bloody sense, either: in what way is 'taking too long to write a song so services no longer needed' a "Careless Whisper"? It's like she was going to write a story about George gossiping and getting the poke, but when that turned out not to be the case, she thought she'd use the gag anyway. Bemusing.