Liam Gallagher will give all proceeds of his Manchester gig to the British Red Cross appeal
The former Oasis frontman was already planning the surprise mini-tour – which will also include London, Glasgow and Dublin – to showcase songs from his debut solo album, As You Were, due in October.
But he is giving all the proceeds of the Manchester gig to the British Red Cross appeal set up to help families of the victims. He explained: “I just knew I had to. I’m not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can.”
Like everyone the 44-year-old has been left deeply distressed by the atrocity at US pop-star Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday.
“I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it’s our duty to give people a good time,” he added.
Liam will play the O2 Ritz, with the announcement coming after a Manchester crowd did a spontaneous rendition of the Oasis classic Don’t Look Back In Anger following a public memorial service.
Meanwhile, there is mounting pressure from Twitter users for Liam’s estranged brother Noel, 49, to join him on stage for a one-off Oasis reunion in honour of the victims.
The band famously split up in 2009 due to bitter infighting.
Over the years the two have had regular spats on social media, including Liam’s recent slamming of Noel for not inviting him or their mother to his 50th birthday bash next week.
Nick Grimshaw would like to reprise his X Factor judging role if Cheryl Tweedy and Rita Ora returned
RADIO 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw is keen to return to The X Factor.
Day & Night bumped into the 32-year-old, who was doing a lively DJ set at Mayfair’s swanky Sexy Fish restaurant on Sunday.
The radio host is speaking of the fond memories he has of his time 2015 stint as a judge on the talent show.
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“It was hard work, but a lot of fun,” says Nick, who sat on the panel alongside Rita Ora, Cheryl Tweedy and Simon Cowell. “I haven't been in touch with Simon for a bit, but I would go back if Rita Ora and Cheryl did…”
In the meantime, Nick, who counts former One Direction singer Harry Styles as one of his closest pals, is enjoying the success of his Radio breakfast show and rubbing shoulders with trendy the likes of Burberry model Suki Waterhouse, 25.
Suki, comedian Jack Whitehall and Boy George also made an appearance to launch the restaurant's new Sexy Brunch project – which sees an Asian-inspired menu paired with cocktails and a live DJ for a modern morning out.
In the coming weeks, the celeb hotspot’s guest DJ will be actor Jude Law’s model son Rafferty, 20.
Matilda Ramsey insisted her father's foul-mouthed rants were for viewing purposes only
GORDON RAMSAY’S daughter Matilda, 15, says his foul-mouthed rantings are strictly for the telly.
“He does not swear at home,” she tells Waitrose Weekend Magazine. “On telly he is like a strict teacher but I find it funny because it is so different to how he is at home. He’s just a normal dad.”
Matilda – youngest of Gordon’s four children with wife Tana, 42, has already fronted a children’s cooking show, Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch, on CBBC and just published her first cookery book. With news that Gordon, 50, has no intention of leaving his fortune to his offspring, it’s perhaps a good idea she makes her own dough.
Jamie Foxx denied he and Katie Holmes were dating despite four years of romance rumours
EARLIER this week Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx denied he is dating Katie Holmes following almost four years of romance rumours.
But he may find it tricky to explain new photos that show him and the 38-year-old actress leaving the same hotel and boarding the same private jet in Paris just days before. Jamie and Katie – the ex-wife of Tom Cruise – were pictured leaving Park Hyatt Vendome hotel for Le Bourget airport.
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However, their jet was not given clearance for take-off and they returned to their hotel before jetting back to America the next morning.
Just last Monday, when Jamie, 49 – who was in the French capital to fi lm Robin Hood – was asked if the pair were in a relationship he jokingly replied: “Fake news, fake news.