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Kylie and Dannii Minogue
"Kylie idolised Dannii and no matter how big she became, she always thought Dannii would be bigger."

Kylie and Dannii Minogue: their story

It was the '80s and two young Melbourne girls were on the path to stardom. The first was Young Talent Time regular Dannii Minogue, and the other, her sister Kylie. Though it's almost impossible to imagine, this was an age where Kylie was not as famous as her sister. It was also an age where big shoulder pads and even bigger hair was fashionable, so it's safe to say things weren't as they should have been in the '80s.

Come the late '80s and the scales were beginning to tip, with Kylie landing a role in Neighbours and instantly acquiring about 100 million adoring fans in the UK. It was then music gurus Stock, Aiken and Waterman's turn to transform 'Dannii's sister' into an overnight pop sensation. From there Kylie astutely achieved longevity by reinventing herself on numerous occasions to become the pop icon she is today.

Family feud
While Danni may have fired the first shot in the great Minogue fame challenge of the '80s and '90s, it was Kylie who well and truly won the war in the early to mid '90s. As Dannii's career floundered, Kylie's soared. The odd thing about their relationship is that in the early days Kylie thought Dannii would be the famous one. Eighties music producer Pete Waterman admitted they didn't sign both sisters to the Stock, Aitken and Waterman label as "it would have dented Kylie's confidence". He explained that "Kylie idolised Dannii and no matter how big she became, she always thought Dannii would be bigger."

Despite the reversal of fortune Dannii has stated she doesn't feel there is rivalry between the pair and their shared experiences outweigh any difficulties they may have. "We were raised in a family of love and support," said Dannii, "and that has not changed."

Of course the sisters' relationship hasn't been without the odd conflict, if you count a 1999 interview for Esquire magazine in which the pair recalled a fight they had as teenagers, when Dannii dared to borrow one of Kylie's dresses without asking.

When it comes down to it, the important issue is not that one sister has become more famous than the other, but that at least one of them is popular in the UK. Thanks to the relaxed British definition of the term celebrity, both of them will reap the rewards when only one is in the public eye.

Fame hog
Kylie. No questions. Both sisters at some point have been involved in music, acting and had their own fashion label. Kylie's forays into these fields have always been better received.

Compared to her sister, Dannii just seems to be unable to catch a break. Her songs, while performing well in their dance chart niche, in no way threatened her sister's dominance. She even married Julian McMahon at the wrong time, way back in the '90s when he wasn't famous and no one really cared that much about him. By any objective standard she isn't doing too badly for herself and unlike other ex-pat exports to the UK — um, Peter Andre — Dannii does actually possess some talent. It's just that her sister is really, really famous.


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Shake it off, Bey-Swizzle! Taylor Swift and Beyonce caught singing to each other at Justin Timberlake show MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Dec 15 2014 6:55PM

Now here's one celeb inner circle we'd love to be in: yes, that's Taylor Swift and Beyonce just having a totally casual singalong at Justin Timberlake's New York concert on Sunday night. Nothing to see here, right? Er, wrong!

Watch the above footage caught by fans on Instagram... complete with Tay-Tay's signature overenthusiastic, wide-eyed singing face. #LOVE.

"Bey-Swizzle", as we'll call them from now on, jumped up and down and mouthed the words to 'Holy Grail' while Justin and Jay Z took the stage at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

Who are those other girls cutting a move with Taylor? That's US band Haim ('The Wire', 'If I Could Change Your Mind').

Just a day earlier, Beyonce and Jay Z and Justin partied with Taylor for her 25th birthday, along with other celeb guests. Get all envious with these amazing pics from the #BestBirthayEver!

Author: Adam "Bey-Swizzle fan-boy" Bub. .

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WATCH: Ariana Grande 'almost died' after slipping on confetti at Jingle Ball MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Dec 15 2014 8:09AM

Ariana Grande might be the most accident-prone A-lister of all time.

Just weeks after dodging a Victoria's Secret models' wings on the runway, 21-year-old Ariana's "almost died" after slipping on confetti at Z100's Jingle Ball. Watch that moment above!

Posting the snippet to social media, the pint-sized pop star tweeted: "When you slip on confetti & almost die at madison square garden." Confetti – 1; Ariana – 0.

In recent weeks, the star's been no stranger to delivering memorable moments for TheFIX. At LA's KIIS FM Jingle Ball, Ariana cosied up to boyfriend Big Sean while performing 'Big Mistake'… only days after her terrified face at the VS show inspired a bunch of hilarious memes.


This face is the best thing we've seen all year.

Oh, and we've got video of that moment below too FIXers.

This all comes off the back of rumours that she wants to be carried around like a baby when she doesn't feel like walking. Perhaps there will be a few less wing-related incidents then?

"Her new rule is that she has to be carried – literally carried like a baby when she doesn’t feel like walking," a source told In Touch Weekly. "She says she doesn’t want her precious feet to hit the floor. Everyone was stunned. Ariana is such a diva."

Want proof? Check out the pics of her Mariah Carey-esque behaviour below…

View slideshow: Diva alert! Ariana Grande demands to be "carried like a baby" to protect her "precious feet"

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