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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Roddick exposed as Astley fan

Reuters

LONDON -- Andy Roddick admitted he had warmed up for his first outing at Wimbledon with a hangover and on Thursday he was left red-faced again when his wife revealed his dubious taste in music.

While the American's supposed night of drinking was nothing more than a night out in London to see the film "The Hangover," he could not escape the embarrassment of being exposed as a fan of British 1980s pop star Rick Astley.

Roddick had written on his Twitter feed that he was going to ban his swimsuit model wife, Brooklyn, from bringing her iPod into the kitchen.

"Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, I feel like it's a 24-hour loop of the Disney Channel," he wrote.

She retaliated by saying: "One of his favorites is Rick Astley (enough said). He knows a few 'N Sync dances, and he LOVES Kelly Clarkson. I promise he is far worse."

Quizzed on his taste in music, Roddick told reporters: "What do you want me to say? I said I wasn't proud, but I'm not going to lie to anybody. I busted my wife on some of her ... music. She brought up Rick Astley. I can't deny it. It's in my iPod. I bet it's in your iPod, too, so shut up."