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AILBHE MALONEassures Nicki Minaj she’s not a bread head

TRACK OF THE WEEK:Hanging On’ Ellie Goulding and Tinie Tempah

Look! Ellies back, back, back. With a cover of her mate Active Child’s track Hanging On (if you like what you hear, btw, Active Child’s Playing House is along the same lines). It’s really a wonderful surprise – no more Your Song bleating, Ellie’s back to her electro roots. Tinie Tempah pops up for a verse, and it seems he’s been taking lessons from Drake on how to deal with fame, as he shouts “I barely even know this fucking woman in my bed.”

Nicki Minaj has opened up about her past. Speaking to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Starships singer explained about her previous job as a waitress. Unsurprisingly, Nicki was not the most patient of serving staff. “They always want too much bread. That’s what bothered me. You guys, please, if you go to Red Lobster, stop ordering extra bread.” Right, good to know. But Nicki wasn’t done. “We’re so busy in the kitchen and it’s like, the kitchen is hot, we’re waiting for your orders, and have another table. And we go to the table thinking it’s a big emergency and they’re like: ‘Can we have some more bread?’” Yes. Got it. We’ll hold back on the baguettes from now on.

This isn’t big, and it isn’t clever, but we never claimed to be either of those. If you haven’t seen it yet, this clip of Olly Murs falling down the stairs while performing is a 10/10 LOL. Our favourite bit? When he proclaims, “I’m alive, it’s alright!” tinyurl.com/ollytrips

Carly Rae Jepsen’s still not used to fame, despite her number one single, Call Me Maybe. The Canadian singer commented: “That is a little bit strange. I’m not at the level of like, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.” She’s already an old hand with the paps, though. “The airport paparazzi kind of wigs me out a little bit. TMZ, I think, caught me and they’re like, ‘Carly Rae Jepsen carries her own suitcase’, and I’m like, ‘Is that not allowed? Who is supposed to carry it? I’m new to this.’” Long may it last.