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Robert Pattinson Would Like to Make Beautiful Music with Will Young

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Actor Robert Pattinson has said he'd like to duet with UK pop musician Will Young.

Said Pattinson: "Will has a great voice and it would blend really well with mine but I bet he has no idea who I am. But you never know."

Howtobe How to Be, an indie film in which Pattinson plays a struggling musician in London, has been circulating at film festivals over the past year. Pattinson reportedly sings three songs on the CD.

In Will Young news, BBC Radio 1 breakfast show DJ Chris Moyles has been censured by Ofcom for "condoning negative stereotypes of gay people."

Moyles reportedly mocked Young by singing rewritten lyrics to his songs "Evergreen" and "Leave Right Now" on his show:

"The Radio 1 DJ sang the spoof lyrics on Young's birthday, 20 January. They included the words: 'It's my birthday today, gonna wear my new dress tonight. And I smell nice. I've had a shower and I've shaved my legs. Going out later, might go to Nobo for dinner. Oooh Will Young here, mmmh. I'm here, it's Will's birthday and as the years go by I get more very gay.' Other spoof lyrics inserted by Moyles included: 'When you saw me years ago you didn't know, but now I'm the gayest fella you probably know. Mmm, I like to wear a silly hat, I get camper by the hour, oh would you look at the muck in here. I'm Will Young and I'm gay.' In its defence, the BBC said Young was not being ridiculed because of his sexuality, adding that Moyles' remarks were not intended to be hostile or derogatory."

Ofcom felt otherwise, saying Moyles' statements "could have reasonably been interpreted by listeners as promoting and condoning certain negative stereotypes based on sexual orientation."

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  1. A/ Is someone at Troad dating Pattinsons' publicist? He's quite the nobody ,yet, is always getting posts. Hmm. You can tell, I won't tell anyone.

    B/ The will young thingy is much ado about nothing. Btw, the very first thing you see when you google OFCOM is "How to complain".

    More, hmmm.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Mar 23, 2009 12:36:54 PM


  2. Regarding Chris Moyles, this isn't the first time he has been accused of homophobic language. Despite having a gay member of his team, Moyles has used offensive and demeaning language to describe gay men.

    Until now, Moyles has got away with things as he is a major star of BBC Radio 1.

    And Derek, to use an old comparison, if Moyles had used racial stereotyping, would that still be "much ado about nothing"?

    I'm glad that Ofcom have taken action as the BBC certainly have a problem with reprimanding their higher-paid stars when they cross the line.

    Posted by: Rassy | Mar 23, 2009 12:51:18 PM


  3. Robby and Will have at least one thing in common... their hair product.

    Posted by: kansastock | Mar 23, 2009 12:59:41 PM


  4. "And Derek, to use an old comparison, if Moyles had used racial stereotyping, would that still be "much ado about nothing"? "

    You have a point.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Mar 23, 2009 1:25:48 PM


  5. That just goes to show you have to be very careful what you say and who you say it to because everyone knows everyone in the industry

    Posted by: John Lennon | Mar 23, 2009 7:34:30 PM


  6. Moyles has something in common with Howard Stern, who also has a gay member of his team. Artie Lang, the original toilet stall tramp himself. He's one of the few gay men born a bear.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 24, 2009 12:58:02 AM


  7. RASSY,

    are you a brit? americans treat collective nouns in the singular, as in: Ofcom has, rather than Ofcam have. and we americans would have used 'gotten' rather than 'got'. this is just an observation. please, do not read any more into it. the brits remain our friends no matter what kind of mischief our conservative republicans get us in to. i hope the regime change that more reasonable americans voted for will help us crawl out of the muck and mire.

    Posted by: nic | Mar 24, 2009 7:50:24 AM


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