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Zoe Ball

Zoe Ball

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Zoe Ball

As Emily Hourican talks to RTE's Lottie Ryan, Pat Fitzpatrick takes a look at some female celebrity DJs...

ZOE BALL

This Strictly Come Dancing presenter and former DJ was the poster girl for ladette culture in the 1990s. We're not saying her hard partying has left its mark. But when we turned on Strictly for the first time this season, we wondered what Bruce Forsyth was doing in a dress. Only messing. (You don't seriously think we watch Strictly?). The whole ladette culture has attracted a lot of criticism. Lots of men are intimidated by heavy-drinking women. They're afraid of the skinny ones too, says you.

 

PARIS HILTON

Paris is not just a spoiled heiress and reality star, you know. She's a DJ as well. We hear people go crazy at her gigs.And not just when they hear she is paid $1m per set. Another group driven crazy by her success are professional DJs. In fairness, you can understand where they are coming from. Celebs like Paris rock up and make it look like all a DJ does is play one record after another. When, in fact, some of the real top DJs play one record during another. Genius.

 

LINDSAY LOHAN

Lindsay featured in the 2005 movie Herbie: Fully Loaded. An unfortunate title there, given Lindsay's lifestyle choices. She even has us sniggering at the word 'Herbie'. Lindsay recently played a DJ set at the Whisky Mist nightclub in London. All the celebs get to DJ in London. And no, the time you grabbed the mic in that place in Camden and shouted, "who's up for the ride?" doesn't count. But it got a great laugh in the magistrates' court.

 

KATE MOSS

Kate has been known to spin her own tunes in posh London nightclubs. There's yet another thing you don't have in common with Kate Moss. (Along with being able to carry off a leather jacket at the age of 41.) Kate said she really enjoyed a recent shoot with modelling sensation, Cara Delevingne. We believe her. There is nothing a 41-year-old woman likes more than being photographed next to a 22-year-old stunner.

 

ALICIA KEYS

She is famous for playing the piano. This begs a simple question. If she got into guitar, would she change her name to Alicia Strings? Someone should look into that. Her DJ name is DJ AK-47. She must have been looking to toughen up her nice R&B image with a DJ name that strikes fear across the world. Apparently she was going for an Irish one. Until her manager pointed out that some countries are unfamiliar with DJ Carey.

Sunday Independent