Facebook scoops tabloid on news of Lily Allen dating Chemical Brother

    According to Lily’s Allen’s Facebook page, she is once again ‘in a relationship’ with Chemical Brother Ed Simons. Allen’s Facebook friends were notified earleir today via a message on the social networking site. While the fact that they have rekindled their romance is only slightly newsworthy on a slow day, far more interesting is that Allen and Simons were able to announce their reunion before the tabloids could do it for them. Just as Radiohead was able to eliminate their record company and deliver In Rainbows directly to their fans via a website, Allen and Simons could be pioneering the delivery of  celebrity gossip without the need for tabloid reporting. The only question remaining is what to read when you’re standing in line at the grocery store.