Some gossip to end this week... Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond was horrified when organisers of London's annual Gay Pride concert asked him to finish his performance early on behalf of former Spice Girl Emma Bunton whose solo career failed to take off. Almond told London's Time Out magazine: "The last time I performed there, I'd choreographed this 15-minute routine with 30 Brazilian dancers, then just as we were about to go on stage, they asked me if I could cut it to five minutes because Emma Bunton wanted to go on early. That sums it up really. It's just a parade of acts and boy bands promoting their latest single, with record companies trying to milk the pink pound." Almond replied by saying he hadn't come there to make way for Baby Spice, and so did his 15 minutes as intended. Good boy he is!