Ronan on the run
actually told me once that if I ever wanted to quit my day job I would
be an OK shrink. I was like, ‘I think there’s something wrong with you
saying that but thank you so much!’ Keating’s Cancer Run.
Irish pop star Ronan Keating is calling on fans to sponsor him to run
the London Marathon next month (APR07).
The 30-year-old singer will tackle the 26 mile (42 km) course through
the British capital, to raise money for Cancer Research UK - a cause
close to his heart.
Keating mother, Marie, lost her battle with disease in 1998.
So far Keating has raised $6,000 (£3,000), thanks in part to a $3,000
(£1,500) one-off donation from his record label Polydor.
He writes on his website, “I’ll be running the London Marathon for the
first time with my ‘Team Ronan’ colleagues Mark Plunkett, Barrie Knight
and David Keoghan. We are hoping to complete the marathon in under four
hours, whilst aiming for a fundraising target of £5,000.
“Cancer Research UK” is a charity that is hugely important to me. My
mum, Marie, died nine years ago from breast cancer and I believe that if
she had been more aware of the warning signs she would still be here
Duff doesn’t bluff
Hilary Duff: ‘I’m Not Singing about Nicole Richie’ . . . Hilary Duff has
laughed off rumours about two songs on her new album are about Nicole
Richie, who is dating Duff’s ex-boyfriend, Joel Madden.
The teen-star insists she has no bitterness towards Richie - and that
the songs are actually about her mother and father.
Duff says, “I’ve read that Gypsy Woman and Stranger are about Nicole but
they’re not - they are about my parents.
“I want Joel to be happy, and if she makes him happy . . .
“Obviously he’s going to find someone else, like I’m going to do.”
Meanwhile the teen-star is loving the single life, because for the first
time in years she gets to make decisions for herself.
Duff ended her long-term relationship with Good Charlotte rocker Joel
Madden last year, and insists she’s too busy learning about herself to
look for another man.
The 19-year-old says, “The last thing I want right now is to be in a
relationship. When you’re in a relationship you make decisions based on
what’s good for both you and someone else. So now it’s nice to make
decisions based on what I want - it’s empowering.”
Avril Lavigne has credited marriage to fellow Canadian Deryck
Whibley for turning her into a more mature, calmer person.
Lavigne, 22, and Whibley, 26, tied the knot last June and she insists
the relationship has had a positive influence on her.
She explains, “I have a strong personality. (But) I don’t fight people
anymore. I’m more mature and I just don’t think fighting is good.”