Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Gordon in the morning: Kylie to the rescue

Who can save Britney Spears now? Gordon Smart thinks he knows:

Kylie says she'll help Britney

Really? Is she going to offer a bolthole for her? Is she going to fly over and sort out her head?

Um... not quite:
Kylie said: “I wish someone would write a manual about fame because it’s not easy. I’m always loath to say that because there are a lot more difficulties out there that people deal with every day - but when fame is handed to you, it is unique.

“It’s not to the same extreme, but I can remember having a mini-meltdown myself - and unless you’ve got good people around to support you, you’ve got a problem.

“Who knows what is going on in her life? Britney isn’t that young any more. I think she will still come back but it’s like she’s taken an extended holiday.

“Whatever help she needs, she should reach out and get it.”

Aha - it's Kylie helping by saying "ooh, there's no guide book for the famous and, you know, Britney probably should ask someone for some sort of help."

Still, it's one of those mornings where Gordon does have a good point about something. No, really. Running a piece about the retooling of Leona Lewis' album for the US release - she's adding a track recorded with accident prone child-threat Akon - he quotes an "industry insider":
“Leona could be a massive hit in America but the album needs this cutting-edge revamp.”

Which prompts Gordon to ponder:
I reckon it’s a bit cheeky. Why should the Yanks get two extra songs when Brits voted for her to win X Factor?

Yes. He's got a point - there is an implication that the British will take any old shit, but you've got to actually make an interesting record for the US. Mind you, it is a duet with Akon, so it's not exactly going to be a brilliant track, is it?