Enrique Iglesias has admitted he is lonely and wishes the rumours about his love affair with Anna Kournikova were true.
He adds that he isn’t angry about the false stories claiming he was dating the Russian tennis star.
“There is no particular type of girl that I go for. However, I will say that I like independent and intelligent women” he told Croatian magazine, Gloria.
“There is always time for love. Any artist who says they can’t find time for romance is talking nonsense. Remember that ok. That’s crap. But there are times when I feel lonely, particularly when I find myself alone in a hotel room after a concert.”
“But it is far worse when you are surrounded by people who do not know you, or do not even like you, who you know are only there because you are famous. It doesn’t do you any good if they just pander to you all the time. You need real friends who will be honest with you.”
Promoters say Enrique Iglesias mimed at a concert at a ski resort, seemingly because of the thin air.
The 15,000-strong crowd at the show in Austria booed him after turning up an hour late. Why exactly was he late? The reason given was because Enrique really needed his beauty sleep and so stayed in a bit longer.
The show, in which the ‘Escape’ singer was to perform, was to mark the end of the skiing season in Ischgl.
Onlookers said that practically all present at the event started booing when Enrique tried to speak after singing and fans realised his microphone wasn’t working.
Ischgl marketing manager Birgit Bader confirmed Enrique had been using playback for at least part of the performance.
She said: “It’s not surprising that he was using playback, our resort is at a very high altitude and it’s hard for people who are not used to it to get their breath. We are at 2,300 metres and the air is pretty thin up here.”
She also confirmed Enrique had been late for the concert because he wanted to take his time getting up.
She said “He likes having beauty sleeps and just didn’t seem to want to get out of bed in the morning. That’s why he was 30 minutes late for the press
conference. And after that he wanted to take his time over breakfast and have a shower again. That’s why he was an hour late for the concert.”
Ok – one question? What’s the word for the male equivalent of a diva, again? I know there’s a word for it but it just seems to be lost on me right this instance.
Enrique Iglesias has announced details of his “One Night Stand Tour” which kicks off 11 March and will see him perform in a handful of venues.
Enrique is scheduled to perform at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Saturday 16 March 2002 – tickets are due to go on sale this Friday at 10:00 through Ticketmaster and Ticketmaster Outlets. You can book online here.
Plus, NYC Radio Station WKTU is giving listeners the chance to win tickets before they go on sale. It’s easy to enter – just click here.
Read on for more….According to the Enrique Iglesias Official Website, he’ll also be performing at the following venues:
3/11/2002 Sears Theater Toronto, OT
3/12/2002 Molson Theater Montreal
3/13/2002 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
3/15/2002 Auditorium Theater Rochester , NY
3/19/2002 Music Hall Cleveland, OH
3/20/2002 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI
Enrique Iglesias has managed to hang on to the top spot of this week’s UK Singles Chart. His ballad “Hero” is the first single to be taken from his album “Escape”.
The follow-up single will be Escape which is accompanied by a fantastic pop video featuring Enrique with tennis star Anna Kornokova. Escape is more up-tempo track and should easily go Top 10 when it’s released.
Pink, with her track “Get The Party Started”, remains in number two spot this week, followed by A1 with “Caught In The Middle.
Enrique Iglesias has knocked George Harrison from the top of UK Singles Chart.
Enrique, 26, stormed to the top of this week’s Chart with his hit new entry “Hero”. The track is taken from his album “Escape”, which has already been released in many countries (including the UK and the US). Enrique is the son of Spanish singer Julio – a pop star in his own right.
Other highlights from this week’s chart include; A1 – Caught In The Middle at number 2; and Britney Spears – Overprotected at number 5.