Quote: "I love Adele. It's not because we're both big. I love that she's a f**king singer and that she just so happens to be beautiful. It gives me chills just thinking about it." Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto counts herself among Adele's many famous fans.
Fact: Outrageous singer Beth Ditto is following in the footsteps of Lady GaGa and Fergie by launching a make-up line with beauty company Mac Cosmetics. The Gossip star's range will hit stores this summer (12).
Quote: "I was six, riding my bicycle in the neighbourhood, I rode past these little s**theads, about eight of them, some of them were my cousins, they were making fun of me on my bike. I was talking back at them and I rode right into a wall. It was awful." Gossip singer Beth Ditto reveals her most embarrassing moment.
Quote: "It's like you were married for a really long time and then you decide you wanted to have an open marriage. I've always just wanted to see what I could do outside of that. Just to see what it's like dating someone else. It's like you've only kissed one person for 12 years - I've only been in one band." Beth Ditto on temporarily parting ways with her Gossip guitarist/songwriter BRACE PAINE to work on a new project with British dance music producers Simian Mobile Disco.
Quote: "The first time I ever met her was at a Gossip show in L.A. I really feel like I owe her a lot for the Evans (clothing) line. She'd been trying to get Philip Green to do it for a little while." Beth Ditto reveals Kate Moss was the driving force behind landing her plus-sized range at British retailer Evans.
Quote: "I didn't love being poor. A few years ago I had surgery and all my friends had to rally round, putting on benefit shows just to help pay for a simple medical procedure. I'm glad to be giving back to the community now.. Being able to give back to the scene that took care of you when you were sick, it's the most amazing feeling. And if I'm only able to do these things by selling out, then I'm totally proud of selling out." Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto is repaying her debts.
Quote: "We were taught to be polite, lovely conversationalists. Two-faced. Absolutely two-faced. Which I am to this day. I have it down to an art - it's amazing, it's in my blood." Gossip singer Beth Ditto was taught well as a child.
Quote: "When I go home, I'm normal. This is what all my friends are doing. There's tons of fat people who are gay and make music and love clothes and are like: 'F**k it, I don't care.' Everything that you think is weird is normal to me." Gossip singer Beth Ditto feels normal at home in Arkansas.
Quote: "People have even said to me in interviews, do you think if you weren't this fat person and if you didn't wear tight clothes that people would even care about your band? It's the opposite side of the same coin when people used to say if Madonna weren't blonde and beautiful she would never have had a career." Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto wants people to stop talking about her weight.
Quote: "When you're a woman it's a completely different set of rules that you're playing with. You become this b**ch, this diva. Because you have a strong opinion about your art doesn't mean you are an awful, sh**ty person, it just means that you have an idea. Heaven forbid that women have strong ideas." Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto doesn't want to be labelled a diva.
Quote: "There were no catsuits this time, not on me anyway. I had about 30 dresses to choose from. I was even thinking of dressing up as Miss Piggy." Larger than life Gossip star Beth Ditto ditched the lycra for a British music festival over the weekend (begs09May09).
Quote: "I'm almost positive they don't even carry gay magazines there. This Christian college still runs everything, and when I lived (in Judsonia, Arkansas) you used to have to ask for gay magazines." Lesbian singer [Beth Ditto] insists residents of her religious hometown won't be riled by THE Gossip star's cover shoot for the May 2009 edition of Out magazine.
Quote: "I did Ecstasy once. Pot is not my jam - it makes me out of my mind. I'm seriously under the covers with my teeth chattering. Or I pee my pants." Gossip rocker Beth Ditto stays away from marijuana.
Quote: "You couldn't get MTV in my town... It was banned because it wasn't Christian, and our whole county was ruled by this Christian college nearby." THE Gossip star Beth Ditto recalls her bleak childhood in Arkansas.