SHANIA TWAIN is desperate to cross something else off her bucket list – performing in Glastonbury’s legends slot.She has already sold 100million records, headlined the Super Bowl half-time show and boasts the best-selling studio album of all time by a female act.
Shania won’t be able to do so this year as she will be performing across the States on her ‘Queen Of Me’ tourCredit: Louie Banks
Performing in Glasto’s legends slot would be amongst many career highs for ShaniaCredit: Getty
But the country superstar, who released her sixth studio album Queen Of Me on Friday, wants to follow in the footsteps of Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Kylie Minogue by taking the Sunday afternoon gig at next year’s festival.
Shania, whose global hits include Man! I Feel Like A Woman and That Don’t Impress Me Much, said in an exclusive chat: “This would be a fabulous idea. I would love it. Of course, it would be an incredible highlight for me.”
Sadly, she won’t be able to do so this year as she will be performing across the States on her Queen Of Me tour, which arrives in the UK in September.
Shania said of preparations: “It is sort of like training as an athlete. I’ve already started working on my voice.
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“I will have many weeks of rehearsals. It does take quite a bit of preparation.
“Part of that, which is kind of fun too, is making sure I get the right shoes for the shows. It’s practical and fashion at the same time.”
In the 30 years since the release of her self-titled debut, Shania’s fashion has become a key part of her image, with a host of memorable outfits.
But she has revealed she spent years hating her body, until a recent photoshoot when she stripped off.
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The Canadian singer went topless for the artwork to Waking Up Dreaming, her first single off the new album, while another photo shows her covering up with a strategically placed cowboy hat.
Shania explained: “I spent most of my life uncomfortable in my own skin from the age of ten. So I figured at this point now, I’ve already wasted so many years of insecurity about my nakedness.
“So I did this naked photoshoot to launch me into facing this discomfort that I’ve always had about my own naked image and it helped a lot.
“We’re not perfect. And this is the irony with fashion, as I love fashion so much because it can enhance the things you like about yourself and modify the things you don’t like.
“When the playing is all over, you still want to feel great when you look in the mirror — and I didn’t.
“The best way to face your fear is to take yourself out of your comfort zone, so that was exactly what I did.”
Busted now mended?
COULD Busted be about to reunite again?
Charlie Simpson is rumoured to be Rhino on The Masked Singer and now former bandmate James Bourne admits he is toying with the idea a comeback.
Former Busted member, James Bourne, admits he is toying with the idea a comebackCredit: Getty
The singer, who was also in the group, right, with Matt Willis, asked on TikTok: “Is it the right time for a Busted tour?
There are so many reasons why we should do it and also so many reasons why we shouldn’t, so it’s a lot to think about.
“I’d also maybe like to make an album first so we have new music.”
Cheryl’s stage show is sold out…of white wine
CHERYL’s run in West End show 2:22: A Ghost Story has led a shortage of white wine at the theatre she is performing at.
The other evening, punters were told there wouldn’t be enough for everyone, and it had run out by the interval.
Cheryl’s run on the West-End has led a shortage of white wine at the theatre she is performing atCredit: Getty
One busy bartender said: “The demand has been off the scale over the last few days. We have not seen anything like it. It’s quite a specific audience we have for the show, with lots of huns, and they do love a white wine.”
But The Lyric Theatre will have been coining it while stock lasted, because it charges £29.95 for a bottle of its house white.
Singer-turned-actress Cheryl has taken on the role of Jenny in the thriller, which tells the story of spooky goings-on at a house she is renovating with her husband.
The action takes place over the course of an evening and Cheryl’s character is seen nursing a drink for most of that time.
Sounds like she has the same idea as the audience.
Pinnock glam at Grammy’s
Leigh-Anne Pinnock mixed with US superstars in this eye-catching pink outfit.
The Sweet Melody singer wore the bra top and matching trousers to Jay-Z’s brunch on Saturday, where she mingled with A-listers including Beyonce and Kelly Rowland.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock mixed with US superstars in this eye-catching pink outfitCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Rapper couple Cardi B and Offset put on a display for the cameras with a French kiss on the red carpetCredit: Getty
More parties across town saw Niall Horan and Elton John posing together for a pictureCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The celebrities were out in force ahead of last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where Leigh-Anne has been working on solo music.
Rapper couple Cardi B and Offset put on a display for the cameras with a French kiss on the red carpet of the Pre-Grammy Gala, where Lizzo – who was up for five awards – performed in a dazzling fringed blue dress.
Lizzo was in attendance as she performed in a dazzling fringed blue dressCredit: Rex
Megan Fox looked racy in a strapless red number with her partner Machine Gun KellyCredit: Getty
Also at the bash, Megan Fox looked racy in a strapless red number with her partner Machine Gun Kelly.
Across town, more parties saw Niall Horan and Elton John posing together for a picture at an event showcasing new artists signed to their label Universal Music.
Matt charges princely sum for selfie with fans
PRINCE Philip actor Matt Smith is charging fans £230 for an autograph and selfie with him.
The Crown and former Doctor Who star is to appear at Liverpool’s two-day Comic Con in April, which has an adult standard day entrance fee of £21.45.
If die-hard fans want to get up close for a quick pic with Matt, they will have to fork out £115 for the snapCredit: Getty
But if die-hard fans want to get up close for a quick pic with Matt, they will have to fork out £115 for the snap – along with an extra £115 for a signing.
One fan wrote on social media: “One hundred and fifteen pounds for a photo? You’d know about the cost of living, right?”
Another said: “Are you joking? £115? Was so excited, as my ten-year-old loves him as well.”
Matt, who previously dated actress Lily James, most recently appeared in Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon, as Prince Daemon Targaryen, and had peroxide-blond hair.
He is due to attend the Liverpool event alongside House Of The Dragon co- star Paddy Considine, who is asking £42 for a picture or autograph.
Mimi date bid
MIMI Webb has found plenty of songwriting inspiration through heartbreak but has turned to celebrity dating app Raya to find “the one”.
The singer is nominated for Best New Artist at the Brit Awards this weekend and is climbing the charts with single Red Flags.
Mimi has set up a profile on the exclusive celeb dating app, RayaCredit: The Mega Agency
She has set up a profile on the exclusive app and one of her photos is of her performing at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball in London last December.
Mimi, who will release debut album Amelia next month, has linked her page to Lykke Li’s hit I Follow Rivers and revealed she is a fan of celebrity haunt Daphne’s in South Kensington.
A source said: “Mimi has had her fair share of heartbreak and has channelled this into creating songs her fans love.
She was with her ex for over a year until they split last summer, which prompted her to write Ghost Of You.
“But now she is open to meeting someone new and is looking forward to having a few dates with someone who understands her world of music.”
The singer from Canterbury, Kent, opened up to Bizarre last month on writing about her love life.
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She said: “I’m probably not in a relationship because I’m writing about it. But I’m a songwriter and I take inspiration from my journey.
“I just want to be able to write about it and have people connect to my songs. The right person, he’ll be able to deal with it.” More