Beth Ditto Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

2nd August 2012

Quote: "(Los Angeles) is my own personal idea of hell. It's hot all the time, and everyone's trying to be famous. It's kind of crazy." Gossip singer Beth Ditto is not a fan of Los Angeles.

14th May 2012

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.

26th January 2012

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).

25th February 2011

Quote: "It was a complete fluke. I never considered Gossip great songwriters. We could stand in a room for a week and never write another song like that. We're just not good enough." Rocker Beth Ditto is convinced her band will never have another hit like STANDING IN THE WAY OF CONTROL.

23rd February 2011

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.

18th January 2011

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.

6th November 2009

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.

27th August 2009

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.

8th August 2009

Quote: "I never thought we'd get famous. I'm still saving money to become a hairdresser." Larger-than-life frontwoman Beth Ditto has a back-up plan if THE Gossip fails.

8th July 2009

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.

8th July 2009

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.

25th June 2009

Quote: "It's like going to prom four times a day for a week, (it's) really amazing... But a really cool prom. No fake seashells." Beth Ditto loves dressing up and attending fashion shows.

23rd June 2009

Fact: THE Gossip singer Beth Ditto has expanded her fashion range for plus-size clothing retailer Evans to include a collection aimed at revellers attending Britain's summer music festivals.

16th June 2009

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.

16th June 2009

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.

20th May 2009

Quote: "I played in Greece last summer and, I swear, when I went into the crowd, people actually ran away from me." THE Gossip star Beth Ditto fears she repelled her Greek fans.

11th May 2009

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).

2nd April 2009

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.

6th June 2008

Fact: THE Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto is currently working on her first book, about her life growing up in Arkansas.

19th December 2007

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.

14th December 2007

Fact: Golden Globe nominee Mary-Louise Parker has been named the Entertainer Of The Year in gay magazine Out. Other celebrities honoured on the new Out 100 include singers Beth Ditto, Marc Almond, actor Alan Cumming and filmmaker JOHN WATERS.

4th December 2007

Quote: "It looked horrible and the piercing was too big - I looked like a troll." Portly singer Beth Ditto on a disastrous lip ring.

20th November 2007

Quote: "Britney's so rad. She's just trash - and I mean that positively. I was trash too." THE Gossip singer Beth Ditto likens herself to troubled pop star BRITNEY SPEARS.

5th November 2007

Fact: Beth Ditto, The Enemy and Babyshambles star DREW MCDONALD are forming a supergroup called CRISIS in a bid to tackle homelessness in the U.K.

19th October 2007

Quote: "One of the favourite things anyone ever said to me was, 'I didn't like your record'. Thanks, I really appreciate that." Gossip singer Beth Ditto on her love of brutal honesty.

15th October 2007

Quote: "She looks boring as hell." Beth Ditto is no longer friends with Kate Moss.

19th September 2007

Quote: "Call me when X-RAY SPEX reunite because I couldn't care less about Led Zeppelin." The Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto doesn't care much for the rockers' forthcoming reunion.

7th August 2007

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.

5th August 2007

Fact: THE Gossip singer Beth Ditto's mum and dad are called VELMYRA and HOMER.

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