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Celebrity news & gossip from the world’s showbiz and glamour magazines (OK!, Hello, National Enquirer and more). We read them so you don’t have to, picking the best bits from the showbiz world’s maw and spitting it back at them. Expect lots of sarcasm.

Breaking Bad Meth Doll Brian Cranston Vows To Burn His Florida Mom Action Figure

FLORIDA mums (at least one of them) says it’s wrong that Breaking Bad toys and meth (accrding to the Sun) are being sold in branches of Toys R Us.

Bryan Cranston responds:

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Spotter: Time

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scott Ian of Anthrax Recalls Meeting Lemmy For The First Time (Much Swearing)

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SCOTT Ian of Anthrax on meeting Lemmy for the first time. Language is spicy.

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Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lynda Bellingham Stars In Norman, Is That You? (Photos)

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LYNDA Bellingham, born Meredith Lee Hughes; 31 May 1948 – 19 October 2014:

 

Harry Worth and Lynda Bellingham rehearse at the Phoenix Theatre in London in the new West End comedy, “Norman, is that you?”. Date: 08/04/1975

 

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Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Christmas Jumper-orama: The Hideous Gremlins And Fargo Sweats

READY for Christmas? Ready for your seasonal sweater?

Mondo have greated designs based on the 1984 film Gremlins and the 1996’s Fargo.

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Posted: 19th, October 2014 | In: Fashion, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pop Water: Ariana Grande Contemplates Name Change

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FURTHER evidence of pop star’s wit and wisdom comes via the mouth of Ariana Grande, who tells us:

“I love drinking water — and I want to inspire my fans to do the same”.

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Posted: 18th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘I Am Beyonce’s Hair’: Dave Hill And Brian Eno’s Fringe On A Life In Showbiz

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HEADY days for Slade fans, for whom the band only ever seems to ride high on the popular culture news Chopper when it’s Christmas. Beyonce Knowles has successfully bid for Dave Hill’s hair, and, moreover, taken to wearing it over her own luxurious chestnut locks.

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Posted: 18th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pollyanna Woodward And Caprice Are Pregnant By Spash!

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Golfers Ian Poulter (left) and Paul Casey (right) with the latter’s partner Pollyanna Woodward in the Royal Box

 

THIS week saw the birth of Pollyanna Woodward’s first child by golfer Paul Casey. You’ll know Pollyanna from her work on TV’s The Gadget Show and pro-celebrity falling on ITV’s Splash!. She tells us:

“There must be something in the water [on Splash!], because [fellow diver] Caprice discovered she was pregnant after the last series!”

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Posted: 18th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oscar Wilde, Henry Bushnell And The Reading Gaol Exhibition

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In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sent down for  two years for the crime of homosexuality.Male homosexuality was decriminalised in Northern Ireland with the passing of law reform in the House of Commons in…1982!

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Posted: 17th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Footballers Don’t Know How Much Milk Costs, And Other Shocking Facts

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The Liverpool players celebrate with the FA Cup, and a bottle of milk each, in the dressing room after their 2-1 win: (l-r) Geoff Strong, Tommy Smith, Wilf Stevenson, Ron Yeats, Chris Lawler, Roger Hunt, Gerry Byrne, Peter Thompson, Tommy Lawrence, Ian Callaghan
Date: 01/05/1965

 

PEOPLE often wheel out the line about footballers being overpaid. Some of them are indeed, paid gigantic sums of money. Many will tell you that it is too much ‘to kick a ball around for 90 minutes’, but of course, those people are gasping simpletons.

Of course, there’s a lot more to being a footballer than turning up on a Saturday afternoon and running around for one-and-a-half hours. Either way, there’s no getting away from the fact that football has made some young men millionaires.

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Posted: 17th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Grisham Tells The Truth: Watching Child Porn Doesn’t Make You A Paedophile

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JOHN Grisham has rather surprised the usual people by telling the truth about child pornography. Yes, there is truly vile stuff out there and those who produce it and seek it should indeed be locked up. But that’s not quite the same as saying that everyone who looks at a pair of underage tits should be in jail:

The author of legal thrillers such as The Firm and A Time to Kill who has sold more than 275m books during his 25-year career, cited the case of a “good buddy from law school” who was caught up in a Canadian child porn sting operation a decade ago as an example of excessive sentencing.

“His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ’16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff – it was 16 year old girls who looked 30.

“He shouldn’t ’a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything. And God, a week later there was a knock on the door: ‘FBI!’ and it was sting set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people – sex offenders – and he went to prison for three years.”

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Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dude Where’s My Gun? Brad Pitt Is Armed And Possibly Dangerous

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BRAD Pitt and his child army, nannies, security guards and ever since Angelina Jolie met the Queen, footmen, unicorns, Apache helicopters and magic, are safe.

If that and the haze of love and goodness at Chez Brad don’t render the intruder powerless, Brad keeps a gun in the house. He says he needs the gun to feel one hundred percent safe. He tells the Radio Times that he got his first gun at 6:

“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons. My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was kindergarten. The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon.”

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Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trolls: Chloe Madeley Turns Another Woman’s Rape Into A Daily Mail Column

7715352 Trolls: Chloe Madeley Turns Another Womans Rape Into A Daily Mail ColumnA WOMAN was raped by footballer Ched Evans. His lover went on the telly to say how she believes his innocence and stands by her man. Judy Finnigan went on the telly to say Evans should be given a another chance and that it wasn’t a violent rape, so not as bad as it might have been.

A few Twitter account holders said Judy might care to be raped to see what it’s like. Judy’s daughter, Chloe Madeley, chimed in that her mum was right. She now gets a column in the Daily Mail to tell one and all about her ordeal:

Violated in my own home by a coward on Twitter: CHLOE MADELEY on how she faced vile threats on site following her mother’s comments

And meanwhile, a woman who was a victim of rape wonders if all the opinion trolls, vain media wannabes and has-beens making careers from her pain will ever shut up.

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Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Public School Never Made Me Gay: Benedict Cumberbatch And Those Curious Boys

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Dermot Turing, nephew of Alan Turing inspects the Pilot ACE computer – formerly the fastest computer in the world in the 1950s and fundamentally designed by Alan Turing, at a preview of the Codebreaker: Alan Turing’s Life and Legacy exhibition at the Science Museum.

 

BENEDICT Cumberbatch is plugging his film The Imitation Game. He plays Alan Turing, the mathematician and computer scientist whose key work decrypting German codes in the second world war helped the British defeat the Nazis.

Turing died in 1954. He had been convicted of gross indecency for being gay. At the time homosexuality was illegal in the UK. He endured a chemical castration as an alternative to prison. His death was suicide, so they say.

 

 

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Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Highlight From Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture for BBC Music

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HIGHLIGHTS from Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture for BBC Music at the Lowry theater in Salford, Manchester.

On Apple and U2:

“The people who don’t want the free U2 download are trying to say, ‘Don’t try to force me.’ And they’ve got a point. Part of the process when you buy something from an artist, it’s kind of an anointing, you are giving people love. It’s your choice to give or withhold. You felt like they were robbed of that chance and they have a point.”

On  Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke selling the album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes via BitTorrent.

“Sure, BitTorrent is a pirate’s friend. But all pirates want to go legit, just like I wanted to be respectable. So it’s good that Thom Yorke is encouraging a positive change.”

On Modern Piracy:

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Posted: 14th, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ched Evans Turns Judy Finnigan Into A Monster

IS there anything that makes you think the Daily Mirror is not siding with Judy Finnigan in the matter of footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans.

 

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Judy appears to have put her face on upside down.

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Posted: 14th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World’s Got Talent: Movii Go H Make The (Hair) Cut

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Posted: 11th, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sadie Frost ‘s Tips For Absorbing Wine And Negative Energy

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TABLOID headline of the week arrived via the Daily Mail:

Jude Law steps out in ripped joggers as his ex-wife Sadie Frost reveals she sprinkles a line of salt across her doorways to ‘absorb negative energy’

Ripped joggers, it turns out, are not shredded middle-aged men in lycra, rather cloth trousers.The second part of the headline is that Sadie Frost has new guru-guide book out. The Times reveals Frost

“I slowly open my eyes. I start by engaging with pranyama and a light meditation along with some of my favourite mantras, such as ‘I love and support myself.’ ”

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Posted: 10th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


11 Who Should be Cast in Ghostbusters 3?

 

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Shown in this scene from the 1984 movie “Ghostbusters” are Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis. (AP Photo)

 

AS you may have heard, Ghostbusters 3 is definitely happening.

However, there’s a twist – writer and director Paul Feig says the new film will be an all-female Ghostbusters cast and he will be writing it alongside Kate Dippold (from Parks and Recreation).

Of course, some fanboiz are spitting feathers over this, as an all-female Ghostbusters isn’t what they had in mind at all. However, if the casting is right, this could be a brilliant addition to the franchise.

Feig said on Twitter: “It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That’s who I’m gonna call.”

So who could Feig cast? There’s a wealth of brilliant and funny actresses out there and everyone will have a shortlist of their own. Here are some of our favourites.

 

Tina Fey

Tina Fey is one of the funniest humans on the planet. Whether she’d take the Ghostbusters role is another matter, but producers should be throwing money at her.

 

Mayim Bialik

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Posted: 9th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC God Only Knows: The Song of the Apocalypse

THE BBC have made a charity single and that’s a nice thing. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t take the piss. The record – an all-star version of the Beach Boys’ ‘God Only Knows’ – is for Children In Need and isn’t unlike the BBC All-Star version of ‘Perfect Day’, a song about being on smack.

And so, here at Anorak, we’re doing a play-by-play of the video, looking at the deeper meaning behind the video and generally rinsing anyone involved in it.

Of course, with these grand affairs, you have to put a Marks & Spencer Christmas Advert sheen on everything, which means Victoriana and some pointless classical music bollocks.

The BBC don’t disappoint, kicking things off with a bearded conductor and an orchestra piddling about with their instruments.

 

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Then, before you know it, the stars come rolling out thick and fast, headed up by Pharrell who, even though we’re in the throes of Autumn’s mental weather, is still showing off his aversion to socks. The lunatic.

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Posted: 8th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Every Perverted Corporate Logo From Idiocracy

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THE film Idiocracy features perverted corporate logos created by Ellen Lampl. She tells TriviaHappy:

“A visual vernacular fusion of Nascar, candy packaging, Mexico handpainted signs and Japanese pop culture…

“Sometimes in comedy, graphics are the straight man. But, in Idiocracy, we let it be absurd, as part of the experience. We realized that life in its present state already had tendencies towards the ridiculous—branding seeps in everywhere—so we let it be over the top.”

 

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Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Danny Baker’s Dad Pinned Harry Enfield To The Wall

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DANNY Baker tells Radio Times readers about the time he asked Harry Enfield if he had any new characters. Enfield did. He’d created Frank Doberman, who told Baker: “Oi, Baker, no! You may think you’re the heir to the late-night talk-show crown, but to me you’ll always be a loud-mouthed, talentless, balding…”

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Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dappy Entertains The Kids At Guildford Crown Court

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YOU pick your heroes. Former N-Dubz singer Dappy, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, poses for a photograph with a young boy after his sentencing was deferred at Reading Magistrates’ Court.

The BBC:

Dappy has had his sentencing adjourned for punching a man in a row over a woman at a nightclub. The singer attacked Devonn Reid, who told him to stop talking to his female friend and girlfriend, at Evissa in Reading on 6 October last year.

District Judge Davinder Lachhar sent the case to Guildford Crown Court for sentencing.

She said this was because Dappy was given a six-month suspended sentence at the court in 2013.

The singer, who was found guilty of the nightclub assault last month under his real name Costadinos Contostavlos, was given the suspended sentence after being convicted of affray and assault at a Guildford petrol station in 2012.

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Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Joe Carnahan Fast Forwards To The Sex Scene: How To Fake A Hollywood Orgasma, A Video Guide

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EVER filmed a Hollyood sex scene?

Joe Carnahan filmed one for his new film Stretch. To help us understand the process, he’s released this behind-the-scenes video of the film’s fast-forward-to scene. You will see Brooklyn Decker and Patrick Wilson getting into the loving zoone and then engaging in the full 10 seconds dry-humping coitus.

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Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Uncle Monty’s Rolls-Royce From ‘Withnail & I’ Is For Sale

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UNCLE Monty’s 1953 Silver Wraith by Hooper & Co.is for sale. Last seen in the wonderful film Withnail and I, this is your chance to live the dream.

 

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Owned by Nubar Gulbenkian (1896 – 1972), the car is showy affair.

 

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Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian
2.VI.1896 – 10.I.1972
Armenian Petroleum Magnate & Socialite

 

Mr Gulbenkian is profiled:

“I’ve been retired all my life,” explains Nubar Gulbenkian, now 69. “but I’ve also been working hard all my life. A fortune does not look after itself, after all.” The fortune Gulbenkian refers to is one of the largest in the world. He inherited it from his legendary father, Calouste; who was nicknamed “Mr. Five Percent” because that was his usual cut on Middle Eastern oil and who owned possibly the world’s greatest art collection. Nubar, an Armenian, was exported in a Gladstone bag from his birthplace in Turkey, a land then inhospitable to Armenians, when he was only a few weeks old. Educated in England and France, he has been married three times and would be an impressive figure, even if he lacked his father’s business acumen (which he doesn’t), for his stupendous eyebrows, well trimmed beard, monocle and a habit of inserting into his lapel every morning a fresh orchid, the color chosen to suit the occasion. He has just written an autobiography, Portrait In Oil (Simon & Schuster), in which he discusses not only his finances but his voracious appetite for preferred pleasures like foxhunting, riding, food, drink, the odes of Horace, and driving, which he took up shortly after his 65th birthday. “If something is too much of a bore to do thoroughly and with zest,” says Gulbenkian, “then don’t bother to do it at all.”

 

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Nubar Gulbenkian, the well known oil magnate, examines a Vintage Claret during the French wine tasting reception held in the cellars of Lebegue, the well known London wine merchants
Date: 09/10/1964

 

 

When asked whether he most enjoys city life or country life, horses or Rolls-Royces, old brandy or young women, Nubar Gulbenkian reflectively strokes his luxuriant beard, puffs deeply on his cigar and makes a simple affirmation of love for the business of good living: “I prefer everything.”

 

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Philanthropist and bon viveur, Nubar Gulbenkian
Date: 04/05/1961

 

 

For £250000 o.n.o, you get a long wheelbase, coach built, 4.5litre vehicle one off with snakeskin trim, electic windows, Sedanca de Ville style roof, air con. and a speedometer in the back, so allowing Gulbenkian to keep tabs on his chauffeur and ensure he drove quickly.

 

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Bid at Frank Dale & Stepsons.

Posted: 5th, October 2014 | In: Cars, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0