Friday, March 06, 2009

Poor Lily Allen


Lily Allen would like all of you to take out your violins and start playing for her. Apparently she is out of money. Completely out of money. Uh huh. She says that she has spent every penny of the royalties from her first album and that since she won't be getting any royalties for about a year from her current album that she doesn't know how she is going to make ends meet. She has been forced to sell her car to pay off her debts and no bank is willing to advance her any money or extend her credit as they would have in the past.

"I've been hit big time by the credit crunch. Actually, I've just had to sell my car because I'm so broke. I bought a car last year and that was probably my biggest extravagance. Clothes, too. I'm always buying clothes. I'm completely skint."

"I'm waiting until I get the royalties from the (new) album and all the radio plays, but that takes about a year. I can't even spend on credit cards. The banks will usually front your money in that kind of situation, but they are not lending at the moment, so it's a tricky time."

Sure, she still spends money on nights out and clothes and art, but all of those are essentials you see. What is tricky is that she keeps spending money even though she says no new money is coming in. Ummm. Well, here is the thing. Right now she is on tour and making lots and lots of cash. Sure, she doesn't get to keep it all, but she gets a nice chunk of it. Plus, she can eat and drink for free on the road. Plus, I'm guessing if she wanted to earn a few thousand to show up at a club, a promoter would probably pay her. It is pretty tough to feel sorry for her. Of course I'm not really helping because I could have bought tickets for her show here on April 2nd, but instead am trying to go for free. It's all my fault Lily. It is because of me you won't have $100 to go to dinner.

21 comments:

canadachick said...

guess that answers the blind about the celeb wanting free Britney tickets for her and her friends

kathryn said...

Tough shit, Lily. Welcome to the world. Maybe you should reconsider that old guy you were all over the other day.

Bodie said...

boo fucking hoo

lily allen can bite my broke ass

Pookie said...

ditto Bodie!

Mooshki said...

Holy cow, her show is going to sell out in minutes with people hoping to get a look at you, Enty! :)

Bad Fish said...

OMG she had the audacity to talk about something! Ever consider maybe she wasn't complaining so much as commenting or stating a fact?

jax said...

i like Lily so she gets a pass.
she's always said she never had the kind of money people thought she had.

Ice Angel said...

Lily is tourning??? Why didn't I know that??? Love LOVE L-O-V-E her!!! I hope she's coming to Chicago!!!

lutefisk said...

Somehow I don't feel the least bit sorry for her.

kris said...

F*ck that. BROKE? I'll show you broke. I'm so tired of hearing celebrities complain...come back to the real world. Bah...i can't even type I'm so mad.

Syd said...

Well, she twittered from first class of a jet a few days ago. Her broke is different than my broke.

__-__=__ said...

I don't think she ever had that kind of money either, like Jax said. At a Concrete Blonde concert about a hundred years ago the lead singer, Johnette Napolitano, said how she thought she was a success because she was then making $40,000. I was aghast! I thought she was worth way more than that at the time. But no. Sad.

Harriet Hellfire said...

It's no secret that I am team Lily all the way. But I have a suggestion. She could mud - or- babyoil wrestle Katy Perry for some extra cash!

equinox said...

Good! I hate this twat and hope she goes away for good.

Sean said...

I guess she figured out coke costs money.

I would suggest porn. i am sure someone would pay for some beastiality.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again, Lily Allen spewing some croc for shameless publicity. This is a sad attempt at playing the false pity/sympathy card so that people will go out and buy her records or concert tickets.
Everyone knows that record companies normally give their artists cash advances while the artist is waiting for royalties to kick in and I am sure the advance would be a substantial amount for an established artist like Lily.

In addition she comes from a moderately successful family (mother is a producer, father is a singer/actor/entertainer and brother did a sold out thing in the West End,) not to mention a whole bunch the successful family friends et al. All whom she can always borrow money from or crash at their place until the royalty cheque kicks in.

PS: As Ent correctly mentioned, all she needs is one or more club appearances, that is straight up cash in hand. If Paris can make £500k, I'm sure Lily can make something along 5 to 6 figures easy.


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not on my dollar said...

Oh poor Lily. Not!

TO: Lily

Can kiss my broke ass you celebriturd brat!

Anonymous said...

LEAVE LILY ALONE!!!!!!

Amy F. said...

LOVED Johnette Napolitano back in the day. She was worth a hundred Lily Allen's! But I do love Lily, too. I dunno, she's such a funny combination of brat and talent and cutie pie and brash press manipulator. But yes, I'm playing the world's smallest violin for her. I'm with Bodie on this one.

stiffkittens said...

And there's the coke also - she needs it to stay slim, you understand. It must be hard being Lily...

Andrea said...

Wasn't there some blind ages ago about a poor pop singer that everyone assumed was Rihanna? Does this mean it may have been Lily?