Behind NME Whines
Before they presented the NME awards, Matthew Horne and James Corden ran through the script on stage, going over the unflattering gags they would make about the acts. But their rehearsal was continually interrupted by NME reps sidling up and asking if they could tone down their comments about this artist or if they'd mind awfully not ripping the piss out of that artist, and so on. In the end (and dripping with sarcasm) Cordon snapped: "Look, why don't you just give us a fucking list of people you DON'T want insulted?"
Incredibly, the producers did just that, returning with a piece of paper on which were the names of those attending who they regarded as sacrosanct.
Danny Dyer, Farris Rotter and especially Kelly Osbourne: "Because we need to keep her onside..." Now THAT'S Rock 'n' roll!