Former Beatle wins "songwriter's songwriter" at the NME Awards, but said "the great thing" about music is "you don't know how you do it".
Lily Allen has made her return to music by providing the soundtrack for the latest John Lewis Christmas television advert.
Singer Lily Allen is believed to be pregnant with her second child with husband Sam Cooper, months after giving birth to daughter Ethel.
Lily Allen showed some refreshing honesty after she agreed with a fan who said her new songs were "docile pop rubbish".
Allen has released three singles so far since comeback late last year. Hard Out Here, Air Balloon and L8 CMMR all hit the top ten, while her new album, titled Sheezus, is released in May.
Despite the new material being a chart success, one man took to Twitter to voice his complaints. Surprisingly, Allen agreed - blaming radio stations and her record label.
@lilyallen's new music is actually docile pop rubbish. So disappointing. She properly just wrote some rubbish to cash some cheques.
@rfwilding what you've heard so far yes. All i can do is do my best, the labels and the radio stations won't play the better stuff.
@rfwilding i had a myspace player before though, so you could hear it all.
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Lily Allen has responded to criticism from TV personality Katie Hopkins about the singer gaining weight in motherhood.
In an interview with Heat magazine, former Apprentice contestant Hopkins said when the Smile star became a mother, it "largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous."
Allen has talked openly about suffering a miscarriage in 2008 and losing a child to stillbirth in 2010, before giving birth to her two daughters. She hit out at Hopkins' comments on Twitter:
Yes, after tragically loosing a child so late in to mypregnancy I may have gained a few pounds,I am one of many that find comfort in food.
I wasn't exercising because I didn't want to take any risks, and funnily enough, the survival of my children felt more important than being
Pop star Lily Allen has attacked today's showbiz scene, saying it was full of fake and "sterile f****** Botoxed idiots."
The singer, 28, who retired from music four years ago, also said she had felt bullied by people who she had counted as friends when she became pregnant.
She told Esquire magazine: "I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends. But almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn't able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty.
"There's a way that those people survive, and it's not by being nice. The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracise other people.
Allen, who returned to the top of the UK singles chart with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, said of her new outlook on life: "I feel very lucky. I couldn't ask for much more really. And actually I'm not really asking for much more."
Lily Allen has posted a "selfie" with Labour leader Ed Miliband on her Instagram account, writing, "#lilliband lol".
Political "selfies" seem to have become increasingly popular since David Cameron's infamous shot with US President Barack Obama and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Lily Allen's cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know which has been used on John Lewis' Christmas advert has narrowly missed out on the number one spot in the charts.
Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, 17, sold 12,000 more copies than Allen's song with his debut single Animals.
The ad features a bear and a hare in an animated woodland tale, with Allen's tones providing the soundtrack.
The £7 million advertising campaign has also led to Keane's original version from 2004 climbing 74 places to re-enter the Top 40 at number 29.
Garrix, whose catchy dance tune is already a hit around the rest of the world, said he "didn't expect this success at all".
Lily Allen has become a mother for the second time after giving birth to a baby girl according to reports.
Although there has been no official confirmation it is believed that she and husband Sam Cooper have welcomed a second daughter to their family.
They already have a daughter called Ethel who was born 14 months ago.
Friends and fans were bombarding the star with congratulations this morning and she tweeted:
Quite overwhelmed by all the well wishing going on. THANKYOU everybody x x x
The Sun reports that the baby was born on Tuesday.