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The Duran boys latest craze is James Bond trivia quizzes. Not satisfied with simply performing the song for View To A Kill, Simon, John and producer Nile Rodgers are now constantly locked in deadly-serious debates on the life and times of 007.

OK then, team. Which baddie appeared in both Diamonds Are Forever and The Man With The Golden Gun? The winner gets a 27-hour Bond seminar from our very own Simper—Paul Simper

Stateside (as they say), the Jackson family legend is wilting a trifle under the weight of three extremely dodgy solo LPs by sister Rebbie, Janet and LaToya

In contrast, Princes cohorts continue to flourish. Latest news is that Purple Rain sidekick Morris Day has just signed a three-picture deal with 20th Century Fox. Mind you dont get Shaft-ed, Mo…


A Careless Whisper: According to certain indiscreetly inebriated sources the Wham boys have purchased a wine bar in Rickmansworth. Make it a big one for Whispers, lads!


Ski slip-ups! Whispers was warned by Martin Kemp to keep away from the slopes this winter. Last year Marty dislocated an arm engaging in this perilous pursuit and earlier this month Steve Normans girlfriend Gail broke her leg…

Whispers‘ fave ski story concerns the poor lass at A&M Records who recently broke a leg simply handing back her ski boots. Must have been piste…

With Kirsty MacColl and Alison both very happily preggie, what chance a No.1 Blind Date in the maternity ward?…

And while were on the subject of Marty Townsends rave pin-up, it seems Kirsty is a likely candidate to sing the theme song for the Ullman, French & Saunders TV comedy series Girls On Top

Now heres a good game to while away those lonely winter nights. See how many celebrities you can spot on the back of the new Bluebells single. Heres a couple for starters—The Beatles (as skinheads), Lenin, George Best

Oh and talking of footie pray tell us what is the connection between professional ball-player Bobby Bluebell and ‘saucy Samantha Fox? Whispersdemands to know the score…

Ex-park keeper Steve from Bronski Beat has been out shopping for the lads forthcoming tour of America. In line with the boys avowed love for their homeland, items snaffled include a kilt, a sporran and dinky tassled shoes. Dont forget to pack some thermals, children…


Betcha didnt know that Melle Mel would like to have been a Gremlin. “Id have probably ended up in the liquidiser but Id have had a lot of fun,” the Grandmaster told Whispers.

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In future please address the guy as Gremme.


Whispers goes to the movies… Van Helens Dave Lee Roth is all set to play the part of a ‘grouchy cook in the new Sesame Street film, Tina Turner and the leader of Aussie heavy metal group Rose Tattoo will soon be seen beating up Mel Gibson in Mad Max 3, out in the autumn, while Grace Jones has been spotted somersaulting through the air in the new Bond movie A View To A Kill

All Whispers begs to know though is when will we see Frankie in Body Double? Apparently Columbia are worried about letting this tale of voyeurs and porno queens loose on us unsuspecting Brits. Whispers say “Relax—just get on and do it!”…

Tales of a Pri-Madonna. Recently New Yorks disco pipsqueak was heard to say: “Prince dont do interviews, Michael Jackson dont do interviews, I dont do interviews…” Then what, pray tell us, does she do? And how come No.1s got a Madonna interview coming soon?

One thing Madonna does do is make films. Shes just starred in one called Desperately Seeking Susan where two girls take on the aspects of each others personality (it says here). During the filming Madonna and co-star Rosanna Arquette become bosom pals. Showbiz—doncha just lurve it?

Oh and when she and Rosanna arent confiding in each other, Madonnas busy making a video with Grace Jones ex-svengali Jean-Paul Goude

The Whispers ooh-you-little-cat award to blue-eyed soul boy Daryl Hall. Would you believe hes said he hates Whams ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go. As ‘Careless Whisper whizzes up the US charts could it be that hes afraid that one blue-eyed soul boy duo is being replaced by another at least ten years younger?

Did you know that Mick Jagger originally approached Trevor Horn to produce his solo LP which hes just finished in Paris? Unfortunately Trev said hed only do it if Art Of Noise could play on the album and the deal was off. Maybe he should have offered Michael Frankie


Dust off those stackheels! The four original members of Sweet are considering reforming due to the success of their greatest hits re-mix. Guitarist Andy Scott toppled over to No.1 to bring us the news in person. “Its not definite yet but its possible,” he said. King watch out!


Crass idea of ‘85 goes to EMI who are putting out a video called ‘Sexy Shorts consisting of various female anatomical shots from the labels pop videos..

Another simple sole is Fish of Marillion. This month you can see him sitting on a BIG motorbike with two models from Knave magazine talking about weird groupies. What else does he expect, looking like that?…

Excitement abounded last week when Whispers read a London newspaper leaked the news that Dexys Midnight Runners would be playing live for the first time in three years! Alas, the band read the story and promptly cancelled their ‘secret comeback. But they will be releasing an LP entitled ‘Dont Stand Me Down soonish…

Finally did you know that Eddie Murphys Beverly Hills Cop was originally written for Sylvester Stallone? No doubt in that case the music would have been more Rocky…


And what is the gentle Junior doing with all these rough. hearty football playing types? Why, making a video of course. How else do popstars ever get any fresh air and exercise.

The item in question is for his new single ‘Do You Really (Want My Love) and it features a five-a-side football game starring Tottenham wizards Mickey Hazard, Danny Thomas and Garth Crooks. Juniors team won, naturally, and he reckons he pulled a few fancy moves on the legendary Crookside.

Quick, recruit him for the ailing No.1 Allstars (won: none: drawn: one; lost: fifty-six).