When I’m looking for celebrity stories to write in the morning, I always try and go for something that pokes fun at the culture of celebrity, rather than the celebrities themselves (unless it’s Pete Doherty), because I find the culture of entertainment industry a lot more entertaining than the slebs themselves. Plus, Jane doesn’t like us to be snarky about people, which is fair enough.
Anyway, this morning I couldn’t find any that really fitted the bill, but I was shocked, SHOCKED, to discover that Nicole Scherzinger was given an economy seat on her flight back to LA from London, after the boot camp stage of the this year’s X Factor.
Yes, that cheapskate Simon Cowell refused to put is hand in his pocket to secure lovely Nicole a bit of extra leg room and an eye mask, on her BA flight home, so the Pussycat Dolls singer was forced to PAY FOR HER OWN UPGRADE. I know, shocking stuff.
A source told the Sun: 'Nicole was fuming. She always flies first-class but she was amazed to find that she had been booked into economy.
'The X Factor books all of her flights - but she hadn't expected this.
'Nicole spent 20 minutes trying to get BA to upgrade her but in the end she had to put her hand in her pocket.'
Even more shockingly, the cost of the upgrade (so more leg room, eyemask, some posh handcream and real cutlery with your meal, like at a Wimpy), was £3500.
Erm – does anyone want to tell Nicole that she’s been had?
Also, Nicole Scherzinger and Kim Kardashian - the same person, yes?