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Anorak’s News Week: Diana’s Life, Paris Hilton’s iPad, Paul Potts On Manning, Glastonbury & Killer Spice Girls

by | 24th, June 2007

glastonbury2.jpg IT’S been ten years since Princess Diana forgot to put on her seatbelt, and the celebration to mark the auspicious occasion are progressing well. (Pic: Glastonbury rescue The Spine )

In “DIANA’S LIFE COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED SAYS DOCTOR,” the Express brings readers the “death crash sensation”, what Tina Brown didn’t tell you.

Monday’s Diana & The iPad Hilton

Monday, and the paper hears from Dr James Colthurst, an independent medical man. Colthurst, 50, may not be around to mark Diana’s silver jubilee and the time is ripe for him to tell us: “My belief is that had Diana been moved more quickly, the surgeons may have had a better chance.”

Dr Colthurst was not at the crash scene. He was not at the hospital. He did not operate on Diana. But he knows. And he tells us: “Her injuries of course were very serious, but there were delays in addressing those injuries that, to my mind, could have been critical.”

Always good to get a second opinion; better, of course, to get it while the patient is still alive. But things do not always go to plan. And not every doctor has a decade to cogitate and deliberate the facts .

A decade of Express headlines, Al Fayed vomit ‘n’ cuff shirts and conspiracy theories have only burnished Diana’s legend. But will prison work wonders for today’s top celebrity, Paris Hilton?

paris-hilton-doll.jpg Also on Monday, Al Gore was talking with the Sun’s showbiz editor: “The G8 have been meeting in Germany and the United States is throwing a monkey wrench in the effort to get a consensus. The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton, we have to ask ourselves what is going on here?”

Can it be that the G8 leaders have been talking about Paris Hilton? Good that they have their fingers on the pulse of popular debate. But the G8 summit goes on for just so long and the worry seems to be that talk of Paris comes in place of other topics, like Big Brother, a European superstate and David Beckham’s hair. Or is Paris’s prison cell is a prototype for greener living she doesn’t even go to the toilet, let alone flush the thing. One day we will all live like Paris. All hail the new iPad .

Going To Potts & Manning The Stations

We need a voice to make sense of it all. Paul Potts . No. Maybe . More someone who cuts to the heart of the matter and plunges the knife in; someone who will not stand on ceremony; someone like Bernard Manning. But on Tuesday Manning, the People’s Pundit, was dead .

The Times’ obituary surmises Manning’s career: Comedian whose brutal disregard for ‘normal’ sensibilities fell out of fashion but remained popular on the club circuit .”

As Anorak’s Ed Barrett put it: “Contrary to popular misconception, Bernard Manning could be very funny without being ‘blue’ or otherwise offensive. Fortunately, he preferred to be offensive and was downright hilarious when he was. His

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