Pop star Vanessa Carlton is devoting this summer (04) to getting a tan because she's sick of being pale and interesting.

The singer - who is dating Charlize Theron's ex STEFAN JENKINS, of rockers THIRD EYE BLIND - is planning on taking a lengthy vacation in California in a bid to get bronzed.

She says, "I don't really like to lay out, but I've decided that my goal this year is to get a decent tan without looking like an OOMPA LOOMPA - you know, that orange colour."

28/05/2004 09:16