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Celebrities mourn loss of Rennie Mackintosh building

Celebrities in Scotland have expressed their sadness after fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art.

Singer Lily Allen who is currently on tour in Scotland, Scottish actor Colin McCredie, who played DC Stuart Fraser in detective drama Taggart and Edinburgh-based crime writer Ian Rankin all tweeted about the fire:

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Lily Allen agrees with fan who calls her songs 'rubbish'

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.

Fashion and music collide on the Brits red carpet

Calvin Harris and Rita Ora, Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire composite
Lily Allen's hair matched her bag on the Brit Awards red carpet. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Laura Mvula and Tinie Tempah on their way to the O2 Area for tonight's event. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Watch the Brit Awards tonight at 8pm on ITV and visit the Brits website for more news and gossip

British stars line the red carpet ahead of the Baftas

Dame Helen Mirren arrives on the Bafta red carpet, where the Duke of Cambridge will present her with the Fellowship award. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor arrives on the red carpet. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
British film star Emma Thompson poses with family on the Bafta award red carpet. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Singer Lily Allen is among the attendees of the British Academy Film Awards 2014. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula on the red carpet of the Bafta awards. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Lily Allen slams Katie Hopkins over 'weight gain'

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:

Singer Lily Allen hits out at 'botoxed idiots' on showbiz scene

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.

Lily Allen has spoken out about her negative experiences in the showbiz circle. Credit: Press Association

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."

Ed Miliband joins Lily Allen in 'Lilliband selfie'

Lily Allen has posted a "selfie" with Labour leader Ed Miliband on her Instagram account, writing, "#lilliband lol".

Lily Allen smiles with Ed Miliband in a 'selfie'. Credit: Instagram/lilyAllen

Allen's song for John Lewis ad misses out on top spot

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".

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