She's a global superstar and I'm cockney as anything. But we both come from the shit-holes of the world – she grew up in Hell's Kitchen and I grew up in east London – so we understand each other.
If the tragic events of Hudson's life don't need spelling out, then neither do the reasons why she's called her comeback album "I Remember Me".
Lady Gaga will direct the video for her next single 'Judas'.
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As 6 Music faces the axe, Pierre Perrone argues that it does not deserve to be saved
The living legend is back in the UK
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He used to be a busker, but now Paul Bettany is one of our most successful acting exports. Just don't mention the bald patch, he tells James Mottram
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