Lily And Elton Beef Free
Lily Allen's potty-mouthed banter with Sir Elton John at the Q Awards caused quite a stir last week, with many media outlets reflecting at length about the supposed 'beef' between the pair who were hosts at the celebrity-studded event.
But Lily has taken it upon herself to unceremoniously shut down the rumours via her myspace blog, claiming that she is still a good friend of Elton's, and that the pair were simply 'exchanging jokes'.
Lily's tirade at the GQ Awards included telling Elton to "f*&k off" and saying "I'm 40 years younger than you. I still have my whole life ahead of me" while on stage presenting an award.
While Elton weathered the tirade with ever-present humility, Lily's drunken banter caused quite stir amongst the crowd, and absolute hilarity for the rest of us who saw the footage on-line.
Many were guessing Lily And Elton were no longer BFF, after rumours started whirling that the war of words continued in the wings. Hogwash says Lily, claiming the two left the building still friends.
"Now it's all died down I'm saying my side of what I can't believe is considered to be a story. Elton John and I are friends," she posted.
"I'm not defending my drunkenness because I don't need to," she said. "I'm 23, it was an awards ceremony, I drank the free champagne, how awful of me.
"Trying to create a feud on the other hand, and trying to make me out as being some rude little girl with a drink problem is just unfair," she said. "Elton and I exchanged jokes and there were no hard feelings at all. In fact neither of us gave it a second thought. It's sad that an evening enjoyed by all had to ruined by some bitter journos again.
"All these showbiz journalists are just bullies when it comes down to it. I have felt really very bullied this week. I realize that when I first started this job I slagged a few people off when I probably shouldn't have and I have been opinionated about some things, but I haven't said a bad word about anyone for a long time, even when I have wanted to, even when people have tried to start feuds and said horrible things about me when they'd never even met me, when they'd based an opinion on me because of something they'd read," she rants.
But while the rest of the world may be calling the 'Smile' star an embarrassment who can't hold her booze, to Lily, the situation looks quite different. "I turned up and presented an awards ceremony for charity, I drank some champagne and went home for 12.30 and again I've been made to feel like a bad friend and an embarrassment to my fans and the people who support me. I shouldn't have to defend myself when I've done nothing wrong," she moans.
Only two weeks ago Lily claimed she was curbing her intake of alcohol because she was 'not a good person' when under the influence.
So, looks like Lily won't be accepting responsibility for her actions, nor will Elton receive an apology any time soon then!
By Penelope Quinn