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Barack Obama, David Cameron And A Dead Cat

OBAMANIA Watch – Anorak’s look at Barack Obama in the news

BARACK Obama and David Cameron have been chatting. And – guess what? – they thought they were talking off the record and the massive fuzzy boom mike held by …

Posted: 27th, July 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nuts For Dimitar Berbatov

WANT to know what The Spurs footballer gets up to on a night in and out? Its nuts!

Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov never goes to nightclubs and says he prefers to stay at home and feed squirrels from his balcony.

Posted: 27th, July 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sun Mishears Max Mosley’s Trigger Word

WHAT would Sir Oswald Mosley, veteran of the Battle of Cable Street, have made of the news that his son, one Max Mosley, needed to pay someone to be beaten up?

One imagines he would have felt a deep …

Posted: 25th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cristiano Ronaldo Gets A Roasting

THE summer football season has been a flurry of inactivity for Crisitano Ronaldo.

But now with his transfer from Nereida Gallardo complete (pictured in the Star canoodling on a beach with one Jose Cuneca), he can focus his energy on …

Posted: 25th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Do Not Throw Chairs Into The Ring

AND you thought wrestling was fixed. Tsk:


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What happened to the towels?

Posted: 23rd, July 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


West Ham Fans Disgrace Football And The English Language

TO the United States, where fans of West Ham United are watching their team take on the might of The Columbus Crew.

The Star sees members of the Hammers’ Inter-City Firm unveil a banner and start a bout of fisticuffs …

Posted: 22nd, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cristiano Ronaldo’s Four Play

MORE news on Cristiano Ronaldo, the want-away Manchester United winger.

The Mirror leads with “RON THE ROMEO”, telling readers that since “splitting” with Nereida Galardo the player has been on dates with four girls in four days.

It’s front-page …

Posted: 21st, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (16) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police Log: Flowerpot Bomber And Mokey Woman

POLICE LOG: Anorak’s look at crime in the news…

It’s Me Or The Monkey:

A southwest Missouri woman has sued Wal-Mart, local health officials and Cox Health Systems, claiming they discriminated against her and her monkey named Richard.

Posted: 18th, July 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Will The Real Sven Goran Eriksson Please Add Up

Posted: 18th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mick Hume And Johnathan Pearce On Cristiano Ronaldo’s Slave Labour

JOHNATHAN Pearce looks at Cristiano Ronaldo’s slave labour, and Mick Hume’s reaction:

But the recent comments that Ronaldo’s contract amounts to a form of slavery is stretching the use of language to breaking point, contrary to what Mick Hume

Posted: 17th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That Cristiano Transfer News In Full

THE story so far: Cristiano Ronaldo’s onoffonon transfer from Nereida Gallardo is occupying minds. Now read on.

Says the Star:

“But Cristiano proved his love to Nereida by snubbing Hollywood beauty Paris [Hilton]”

Says …

Posted: 17th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paris Hilton Bids For Cristiano Ronaldo

MORE Cristiano Ronaldo transfer news as the Manchester United footballer fends off a late approach from Los Angles scout Paris Hilton.…

Posted: 17th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cristiano Ronaldo’s Transfer Is On

CRISTIANO Ronaldo’s transfer is back on after being back off earlier this morning.

Says the Sun:

“Spanish beauty Nereida Gallardo looked sick as a parrot yesterday after getting the red card from soccer ace Cristiano Ronaldo”

Asked if she …

Posted: 16th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cristiano Ronaldo’s Transfer Is Off

YESTERDAY the transfer of Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo was very much on. Today it is off.

The Star reports that he IS staying with Nereida Gallardo and will NOT be transferring his affections to a new Page 3 stunna.…

Posted: 16th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cristiano Ronaldo Gets Nereida Off His Chest

DAILY STAR readers may wonder which of the Big Brother housemates Ronaldo is, and if he has ditched “HIS ‘TOO SEXY’ LOVER” to hook up with Lisa, Rex or Maysoon?

Its turns out that for the first time in weeks …

Posted: 15th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Only Olympic Judo Winners Get Paid

A SURVEY by the Sunday Herald Sun, Australia, says Britain pays nothing to Olympic champions, except those who triumph in judo.

Given the recent headlines on youth crime and the Jeunesse D’ore’s favoured hobby of kebab-shop-stabbing, the British taxpayers’ …

Posted: 13th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Money, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Good Lourdes: Ingrid Betancourt And Liz Jones

THE Observer leads with a picture of Ingrid Betancourt giving thanks for her release from captivity at the Catholic shrine of Lourdes.

Observer readers may not be aware that Betancourt looks very much like Liz Jones, the Mail’s fashion expert. …

Posted: 13th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sepp Blatter And Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is No Darren Ferguson

SEPP Blatter, the FIFA president, is musing on Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Manchester United to Real Madrid:

“I think in football there’s too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere.”

The …

Posted: 11th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (18) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gazza 2008: Bianca Gascoigne’s Tribute To Paul

GAZZA 2008 might be over, but the tabloids are still talking about the big summer footy battle, and now its got its first Wag.

Step forward and drop your shorts, Bianca Gascoigne. Says the Star’s front-page headline: “BIANCA – I …

Posted: 11th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fernando Torres Is On A Hat-Trick

THE Star says that Spain and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is “addicted” to the number 3.

Torres is turns out does every thing three times, everything three times, everything three times.

Torres has three sets of shorts, tops and socks …

Posted: 11th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London Olympics Torch Protest

THE London Olympics sets the capital ablaze…

Image: Monkeon

Posted: 10th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Football Referee Too Drunk To Whistle

TO a Belarusian Premier League match between FC Naftan and FC Vitebsk.

The half-time whistle blows and FIFA appointed referee Sergey Shmolik heads to his room for a restorative.

The second half gets underway and Shmolik is drunk.

Posted: 10th, July 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mad About English: A Film About China

THe Olympics are coming to China and the locals are getting ready. Mad About English is a 60 minutes documentary by local production house Journey Pictures. It’s going to be a hit.

File under: Humanising the Chinese…

Posted: 9th, July 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Free Sausage With Every Daily Star

THE Daily Star has been at the vanguard of building site-newspaper relation for years.

Not for nothing has it been the official building site paper.

And today Star readers are offered a “FREE CUMBERLAND SAUSAGE BUTTY”.

The Cumberland sausage is …

Posted: 9th, July 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


30 Reasons To Watch China Olympics

THE China Daily has “30 reasons to watch the Beijing Games” – once the smog clears, naturally.

Want to know why you should watch? (Picture: Beau Bo D’Or Website)

12. “English, English”

A 170-page Chinese Menu in English Version

Posted: 8th, July 2008 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0