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Monday, April 07, 2008

Lily Allen Drops Out of Judging Panel Citing Illness

Maybe the peroxide got to her head? Lily Allen was supposed to be a judge at the Orange Prize For Fiction but had to drop out citing "health issues" as the reason.

Allen apparently had kept her end of the bargain by reading books as the first part of the judging process but was not able to continue as she is now sick. Lily was supposed to be 1 of 5 judges on the panel.

"Rather than do a disservice to what she [Allen] sees as an incredible array of female literary talent, it has been agreed that she will withdraw before the final judging takes place...Lily hopes that her withdrawal will not detract from the huge importance of the Orange Prize and sends her sincere apologies to her fellow judges and to the individual authors.", says a spokesperson for Lily.

Feel better Lily...maybe next year you'll be a judge. Just don't dye your hair blonde before the event.

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