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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.

Julia Roberts wins an award for ‘courage’ and the truly courageous get schooled

Dontchaloveshowbiz? At the James Corden-hosted amfAR Gala in Los Angeles, Julia Robert won a gong for…courage. Roberts has done good works in the fight against HIV/AIDS.AmfAR is “dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research”. All good. … READ ON

Posted: 20th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jim Davis: Garfield’s owner Jon did not drink dog semen

In 1990, did Garfield’s owner John scarf a cup of dog semen?

In the May 1990 strip, Jon … READ ON

Posted: 20th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jamie Oliver’s sugar tax pushes lazy eaters to fruit juices

Jamie Oliver has fiddled with food every since Tony Blair realised the chef was popular on the telly and grabbed him for a conflab. Oliver has been raging against sugar for some time now. But signs are that it’s not … READ ON

Posted: 18th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lysette Anthony and Harvey Weinstein in Trial By Media

Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul accused of multiple crimes against women, is all over the tabloids.

The Sun leads with the “3 Brit Victims”. Alleged victims, of course, a fact given credence with those inverted commas. Weinstein is deserving of … READ ON

Posted: 16th, October 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Courtney Love in 2005: don’t go to a private party with Harvey Weinstein

As the media tries Harvey Weinstein in the court of public opinion, we cast our eye back to 2005, when at the “Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson”, reliable source of wisdom Courtney Love was warning young actresses not to … READ ON

Posted: 16th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton throws Harvey Weinstein under the bus (with all of Bill’s women)

Did you roll your eyes and let you mouth fall agape when Hillary Clinton told Andrew Marr about Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul accused of rape? There’s delusional and there’s Hillary Clinton levels of delusional:

“I was really shocked and

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Posted: 15th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Brexit is good for tea and tigers

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Hold fast there! No need to flee Brexit Britain, where glorious democracy rules and inspires. I’ve been offered a Portuguese passport – something to do with the Inquisition and the Portuguese being sorry. Mrs Anorak qualifies for an Irish … READ ON

Posted: 15th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hollywood twinned with Rotherham: Corey Feldman tells Barbara Walters about Tinseltown abuse

 

If everyone speaks out when they see criminality, the criminality would not be allowed to fester and become endemic. If so many claim to know, why do so few tell?

Is Hollywood just a glitzier version of RotherhamREAD ON

Posted: 14th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Harvey Weinstein begins the slow transformation from mogul to victim

Posted: 13th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What Liam Gallagher does on a plane

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Posted: 3rd, October 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lover Lover Lover: Leonard Cohen’s Yom Kippur War

“I’ve never disguised the fact that I’m Jewish, and in any crisis in Israel I would be there. I am committed to the survival of the Jewish people.” – Leonard Cohen

 

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On October 6, 1973, as Israeli Jews … READ ON

Posted: 30th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hugh Hefner serenades two would-be Japanese Playboy Bunnies and it’s horrendous

Next up on the god-awful 1980 TV show Pink Lady & Jeff  – a show featuring Japanese female singing duo Pink Lady (Mitsuyo Nemoto (“Mie”) and Keiko Masuda) and Jeff Altman, who was there because he could speak English, … READ ON

Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Hugh Hefner: breaker of taboos

 

RIP Hugh Hefner (1926-2017), the man who made your feel less guilty about looking at nudes. Hefner was the man who gave us the enjoiner: “I only buy it for the articles.” And, boy, were those stories good. So … READ ON

Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


F. Scott Fitzgerald conjugates “cocktail”, 1928.

F. Scott Fitzgerald conjugates “cocktail”, 1928.

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald conjugates "cocktail", 1928.

 

“Present:
I cocktail
thou cocktail
it cocktails
we cocktail
you cocktail
they cocktail.
Imperfect: I was cocktailing
Perfect or past definite: I cocktailed
Past perfect: I have cocktailed
Conditional:

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Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Owen Jones meets Alistair Campbell is beyond parody

When the Guardian’s Owen Jones interviews Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell is was golden.

 

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Posted: 20th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tomb Raider: Alicia Vikander seen without Photoshop for first time

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It’s pretty well known that Swedish dancer an actor Alicia Vikander is part giraffe. In her previous jobs the professional liars (surely ‘Photoshop artistes’? – ed) shorten Vikaner’s neck so as not to alarm household pets and dads.

Happily, … READ ON

Posted: 19th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn’s wife shuts down Arsenal fan Piers Morgan

When Piers Morgan spotted Jeremy Corbyn chatting with Arsenal’s Spanish defender Hector Bellerin, he tried to butt in. Mrs Corbyn shut the boorish TV presenter down in the best way:

 

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Spotter: Tony GrayREAD ON

Posted: 19th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Celebrities, Politicians, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1967 the Monkees sold more records than the Beatles and Rolling Stones combined – wrong

Pop musical group, "The Monkees" are shown in this Oct. 20, 1966 photo. At top are: Peter Tork, right, and Mickey Dolenz. At bottom are: David Jones, left, and Mike Nesmith. (AP Photo)

 

 

Ever hear the story about how in 1967 The Monkees sold more records than the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined? Rolling Stone, that bastion of factual news reporting, told us as much:

In 1967 the

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Posted: 17th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Harry Dean Stanton RIP – ‘He’s got this innocence and naturalness’

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Harry Dean Stanton has died. he was 91.

Stanton also led his own band, first known as Harry Dean Stanton and the Repo Men and later simply as the Harry Dean Stanton Band, and would play pickup gigs in

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Posted: 16th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arse v Spuds battle of the rappaz: Arsenal and Spurs fans in excruciating music fight

Steel yourselves, readers, for this epic battle between fans of Arenal and Spurs.

First up: the Selly Oak Crew with You Just Got Kaned. With sincere apologies to Chas ‘n’ Dave, mum, dad, musicians and every poor sod who … READ ON

Posted: 15th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Key Posts, Music, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Louella Michie is dead and the Press all ask: ‘Who is John Michie?’

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Louella Michie is not the subject of reports on her untimely death. The 25-year-old woman’s body was found dead on her birthday at the Bestival music festival. And ever since that unhappy discovery, the Press have been telling us … READ ON

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Irma destroys tax exile Richard Branson’s private Necker island

Hands up who feels sorry for Richard Branson, whose private Necker island was smashed up by Hurricane Irma? I said, “Hands up who…” Oh, never mind. The billionaire would-be rocket-shop operator has shared pictures of Necker after Irma hit. He … READ ON

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What does it say on Ernest Shackleton’s CV?

 

Sir Ernest Shackleton (5 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) died on an exhibition to the Antarctic. In December 1903 the great explorer applied to be Secretary of the The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS). Indeed, he got the … READ ON

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Hollywood’s Nazi shame – Bake Off star battered

Paul Hollywood, 51, once pulled on a Nazi uniform and strode into the White Stag pub in Monkon, Kent. His wife was dressed a member of the French Resistance, albeit unarmed and of a sort imagined by writers of British … READ ON

Posted: 11th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0