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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.

Mandy Rice-Davies: sex, society and wonderful photos

Mandy Rice-Davies: 21 October 1944 – 18 December 2014.

Mandy Rice-Davies was a central figure in the 1960s Profumo affair. Along with her flatmate Christine Keeler, the scandal brought Harold Macmillan’s government to the edge. It was the story that kickstarted the Swinging Sixties.

John Profumo was the War Minister. He’d been having an affair with Keeler who was also said to be having a relationship with Soviet defence attache Yevgeny Ivanov.

Rice-Davies testified at the high-profile trial of Stephen Ward, an osteopath who was charged with living off the immoral earnings of her and Keeler,. The pot boiled with tales of sex and secrets in the upper echelons of society. Ward was guilty. But he never served a prison sentence. He took an overdose the night before a guilty verdict, and died days later.

Rice-Davies was famous. And she’d became notorious for claiming to have had an affair with Lord Astor. He denied it. Stood in the witness box during the trial at the Old Bailey, she called the noble Lord a liar.

When told he had denied the affair, she replied: “Well he would, wouldn’t he?”

 

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Police escort Marilyn (?Mandy?) Rice-Davies a witness in the trial of vice charges of Osteopath Dr. Stephen Ward, to a car in London on July 22, 1963, after the first day of ward?s trial. The trial, which is being held at the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court, would last a fortnight. (AP Photo)

 

 

Posted: 19th, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mel B: the husband vanishes in The Sun and reappears in The Mirror

Screen shot 2014 12 17 at 10.45.47 Mel B: the husband vanishes in The Sun and reappears in The Mirror

 

When Mel B was “at death’s door” and unable to judge X-Factor wharblers, the Mirror’s Simopn Boyle said:

The Spice Girl, 39, was in a high dependency unit – a level down from intensive care – with security on guard and worried husband Stephen Belafonte at her bedside.

But the Sun told its readers that Belafonte was missing. Today the Sun reports:

We told yesterday how the couple’s nine-year marriage was in crisis. Distraught Mel had told friends “It’s over” after Stephen didn’t visit her during the three nights she spent in hospital last week.

He did in the Mirror

 

Posted: 17th, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


X Factor miracle Mel B rises again as near-death experience hits headlines

Earlier we learned that Mel B has been at death’s door. Had it not been for a driver, she’d be an ex ex-Spice Girl.

The Sun said her huband was missing and  Mel would have died were it not for that mystery driver:

 

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The Mirror said there was no chance of  “seriously ill” Mel making it to the X Factor live final. Oh, and her husband has been a constant by her bedside.

And then… it happened. Mel rose form the dead to judge again. God (Simon Cowell) has seen the front pages, noted the ratings hike and declared that all was at it should be. Mel lives!

 

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


What really happened to X Factor judge Mel B: the driver affair and a magic husband

Mel B – nee Melanie Brown and known later as Scary Spice – is all over the tabloids. The X Factor final is on the tell. And Mel B. one of this show’s judges, is ill.

The Sun has an “exclusive”:  “MEL SAVED BY DRIVER.”

 

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How poorly is Mel B?

MEL B’s driver made a desperate dash to hospital when she collapsed on her way to X Factor rehearsals. Her terrified chauffeur rushed her to an A&E department after spotting her doubled over on the seat. The star, 39, has had tests for a virus and ulcer and missed last night’s final.

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


Sex with Bill Cosby is ‘like necrophilia’ with a white woman

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Bill Cosby’s getting a kicking in the Sun. The headline declares:

Bill Cosby’s hooked on sex with sleeping women

Says who?

Says Dr Charlotte Laws, friend of alleged victim… The Sun can reveal the 77-year-old US sitcom star has now been hit by allegations that he is a somnophiliac — a pervert hooked on having sex with sleeping women. Top psychiatrists say the depravity is “like necrophilia”, the sexual attraction to CORPSES.

The dead never do tell.

…Yesterday political commentator Dr Charlotte Laws said her friend was subjected to that same vile treatment — despite being in a raunchy relationship with the screen star and quite happy to “do anything” with him while awake.

Dr Laws, a former California councillor, revealed her friend met Cosby in 1979 and they started dating behind the back of his long-suffering wife Camille.

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Posted: 13th, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ray Bradbury: how to burn a book without fire

PA 13739979 Ray Bradbury: how to burn a book without fire

This Dec. 8, 1966 file photo shows science fiction writer Ray Bradbury looks at a picture that was part of a school project to illustrate characters in one of his dramas in Los Angeles. Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Southern California. He was 91.

 

Thought of the day:

“About two years ago, a letter arrived from a solemn young lady telling me how much she enjoyed reading my experiment in space mythology, The Martian Chronicles. But, she added, wouldn’t it be a good idea, this late in time, to rewrite the book inserting more women’s characters and roles…. The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist / Unitarian / Irish / Italian / Octogenarian / Zen Buddhist / Zionist / Seventh-day Adventist / Women’s Lib / Republican / Mattachine / Four Square Gospel, feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse… The real world is the playing ground for each and every group, to make or unmake laws. But the tip of the nose of my book or stories or poems is where their rights end and my territorial imperatives begin, run and rule.” — Ray Bradbury

Posted: 13th, December 2014 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tom Jones get to grips with Paloma Faith’s chest in the BBC Vine Booth (SFW)

Screen shot 2014 12 12 at 15.09.35 Tom Jones get to grips with Paloma Faiths chest in the BBC Vine Booth (SFW)

 

Inside the BBC Vine Booth Paloma Faith and Sir Tom Jones are spinning around:

 

Posted: 12th, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Being Stavros: jibes and snides when a 30 stone man enters Mr Gay UK

Screen shot 2014 12 12 at 09.58.56 Being Stavros: jibes and snides when a 30 stone man enters Mr Gay UK

 

Organisors of Mr Gay UK turn on a man for being not the ideal weight. Stavros Louca was robbed:

When Stavros decides to enter the Mr Gay UK beauty pageant nothing goes quite to plan. This is the story of one man’s unbreakable spirit – a tale of triumph, heartbreak and how to wear your underpants.

 

Being Stavros from jonothan mcleod on Vimeo.

Posted: 12th, December 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC Balls: Star Wars in horrible no news story

What you missed on the BBC:

 

 

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It'; news when the BBC says it is…

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


Grumpy Cat’s £64m fortune is pie in the sky

Grumpy Cat has earned its owner £64m.

Well, so says the Daily Express, which spoke with Grump Cat’s owner Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona.

Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Source “has made £64 million from an array of products, including bestselling books and a film”.

The Telegraph repeats the claim without any doubt, stating:

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


Oh, yes he did: Lionel Blair is not appearing in panto because all adults are suspected sex criminals

PA 7291791 Oh, yes he did: Lionel Blair is not appearing in panto because all adults are suspected sex criminals

Dancer Lionel Blair with his wife Susan and their new born son Daniel.
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Lionel Blair is not appearing in panto. He explains why:

Case one: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

 ‘There was this one little boy who used to come up to me every night to give me a hug and in the end I had to say to the matron, ‘I love him but will you please stop him doing that? It only takes one stagehand to say ‘Lionel Blair is touching the kids backstage’ and that’s your career over. So I had to stop it. It’s awful, so sad, because I adore children.”

Case 2: Oh, no he didn’t. Lionel asked a seven-year-old boy his name at a Stockport panto.

Boy: “If you touch my nuts, you’re dead.”

Traditional names are best…

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


Why is Benedict Cumberbatch ‘glum’? That question to the paparazzo with his camera on ‘stun’

Why is Benedict Cumberbatch “glum”? The Daily Express tells readers:

Missing Sophie? Benedict Cumberbatch looks glum as he arrives at LAX airport

 

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Posted: 8th, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Beatrice implicated in North Korean hacking shocker

Daily Mirror 8 12 2014 Princess Beatrice implicated in North Korean hacking shockerPrincess Beatrice has been ‘HACKED”.

Not to death. Her phone calls have been recorded. This hacking has to do with her salary.

As the Mirror reports:

Hackers working for North Korea are thought to have been behind the security breach in revenge for a new film The Interview, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. It mocks the country’s leader Kim Jong-un.

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Posted: 8th, December 2014 | In: Celebrities, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 22 most marvellous and ridiculous items Burt Reynolds is selling at auction

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Burt Reynolds is selling the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit – billed as “maybe the coolest car ever”. It isn’t.  But if that doesn’t take your fancy, Burt Reynolds is clearing out lots of other stuff, including numerous guns (mostly non-firing), horse tack, a treasure chest of trophies and lots of artworks of his goodself. 

Shop until you drop at Julien’s Auctions:

 

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Sculpture of Reynolds reading a newspaper, opening bid $1000-2000

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Burt Reynolds Rolodex, opening bid $300-500

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Dom DeLuise painting, opening bid $1500-2000

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Burt Reynolds voided American Express card, opening bid $100-200

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Burt Reynolds Striptease working script, opening bid $200-400

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Burt Reynolds naked torso painting, opening bid $800-1200

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Burt Reynolds carved miniature, opening bid $400-600

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Estimate: $60,000 – $80,000
Starting: $30,000
Few movies are as iconic in the world of cars as Smokey & the Bandit. Released January 1, 1977 starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and a black and gold “Screaming Chicken”, the movie tells the story of the aches and pains of getting a Coors beer east of the Mississippi. This is Mr. Reynolds’ 1977 Trans Am Coupe (T-Top) which was used as a promotional vehicle for the movie and gifted to Burt for his collection. She features a 400 cid Pontiac V-8 engine, a 4-barrel carburetor and an automatic transmission. With a gold plaque on the driver door stating “1977 Pontiac Trans Am Owned By Burt Reynolds” and a customized “Bandit” logo, this is “no ordinary automobile”; it’s a piece of “Hollywood History”. This is an amazing opportunity to own what just might be the coolest car EVER!

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Starting: $5,000
A custom-built motorized stagecoach, built in 1979 on an International Harvester Scout frame with a 345 V8 engine and four-wheel drive, seats up to 10 people. This stagecoach was used for Burt Reynolds’ wedding to Loni Anderson. The interior was custom-designed by Dolly Parton. It is marked “The Burt Reynolds Horse Ranch” and has the “BR” monogram in multiple places. Vehicle identification number J0062JGD30393.

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Starting: $1,500
A custom-built Valley Carriage Works red and white covered carriage with the Burt Reynolds Ranch “BR” monogram. This carriage was a gift to Burt Reynolds from Dolly Parton.

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Estimate: $200 – $300
Starting: $100
A pair of Burt Reynolds brown leather chaps. Dark brown trim is tooled to look as though the leather was woven. Additional floral tooling, lacing and buckle closure and faux bone fasteners down the side of each leg.

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Starting: $1,000
A Golden Globe award presented to Burt Reynolds for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Comedy for his role as Wood Newton in Evening Shade (CBS, 1990-1994). Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Estimate: $400 – $600
Starting: $200
A black and white publicity photograph signed by the cast of Friends (NBC, 1994-2004). Inscribed “To Burt, Your Friends” and signed by Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.

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Estimate: $200 – $300
Starting: $100
A color photograph of Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning and Michael Jeter taken on the set of Evening Shade (CBS, 1990-1994) from a 1991 episode. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame.

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Starting: $200
A typed, signed letter from Katharine Hepburn to Burt Reynolds. The letter, dated “XII – 24 – 1992,” is on Hepburn’s personal stationery and reads in full, “Dear Burt, All day long I’ve been sending thanks and thanks and thanks so much – Now I have received your present – I’ve opened the bottle and have drunk the entire bottle of whiskey – Now I am happy – How sensitive of you to know exactly what I needed at this junction – Kate” Housed in a matte with the original transmittal envelope.

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Estimate: $400 – $600
Starting: $200
A frame with an inscription to Burt Reynolds from Elizabeth Taylor. The silver frame has a heart-shaped window with an image of Reynolds and is inscribed “A.P.L.A. September 19th 1985 To Burt Reynolds With My Love And All My Thanks Elizabeth.”

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Estimate: $2,000 – $3,000
Starting: $1,000
A full body mounted brown Kodiak bear in aggressive pose.

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Estimate: $600 – $800
Starting: $300
“He Wants You To Have His Baby (Portrait of Burt Reynolds),” lithograph on canvas, advertising image from the film Paternity (Paramount, 1981).

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Estimate: $600 – $800
Starting: $300
“The Many Faces of Burt,” oil on artist board, signed by Victor Victori and dated ’82 lower right

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


God’ll Fix It: when Jimmy Savile confessed to his demons in 1978

Book of the day is the 1979 tome, God’ll Fix It, the divine words of Sir Jimmy Savile.

 

Screen shot 2014 12 03 at 14.30.56 Godll Fix It: when Jimmy Savile confessed to his demons in 1978

 

The chapter How Do I Cope With Sex? , told readers:

Sex at its worst is corruption, as when young people might be corrupted to provide sex.’

 

 

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The final word is with the Star:

 

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Spotter: UsVThem

 

Posted: 3rd, December 2014 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail sexism: Kate Moss’ knees are ‘cursed by Voldemort’, Madonna and Demi Moore wear Satan’s skin

BREAKING NEWS in the Daily Mail: Harry Wallop notes:

BREAKING. Kate Moss’s knees have been ‘cursed by Voldemort’. Daily Mail has the scoop.

 

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Previously, the Mail has highlighted the aging process on…

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Posted: 3rd, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russell Brand V The Sun: The New Era Fourth Estate

PA 21615623 Russell Brand V The Sun: The New Era Fourth Estate

Residents from the New Era estate in east London, originally built as affordable housing for local workers, pose for photographs with their supporter British comedian Russell Brand, right, just before handing a petition into 10 Downing Street, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

 

Russell Brand is to sue the Sun. He’s done it before. He’s a comedian. You need to remebrs that as you see the media noise he creates.

In April 2014, Russell Brand has won libel damages from the Sun newspaper.  In November 2013, the Sun on Sunday led with a claim that Brand had cheated on girlfriend Jemima Khan with a glamour model.

The Sun settled with Brand out of court. He tweeted:

I got some money suing The S*n who lied about me. I am making a donation to the #JFT96 campaign. A tiny piece of justice.

— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) April 15, 2014

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Posted: 3rd, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mark Kermode’s Reviews As Painfully Honest Film Posters

We love this. Patrick Smith has used BBC Five Live’s film critic Mark Kermode’s bon mots as film poster reviews.

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Posted: 2nd, December 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shia LaBeouf: Two Witnesses Come Forward To Slam Detective Piers Morgan

Shia LaBeouf alleged he was raped. Piers Morgan mocked him. And now:

Early Sunday morning, two of Shia LaBeouf’s creative collaborators, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, tweeted some clarifications about the actor’s claim that he was raped during his #IAMSORRY project. (LaBeouf told Dazed that a female audience member “whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me” during an early February performance.) Rönkkö wrote that as “soon as we were aware of the incident, we put a stop to it and ensured the woman left.”

Why should an alelged male victim be discounted without question?

Posted: 2nd, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


High Life! Anyone Know How Much Russell Brand’s House Costs?

So. You want to know how much Russell Brand’s house costs:

 

Posted: 2nd, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crap Advent Calendars: One Direction’s Niall Horan Does A Runny Poo

Much excitement at Anorak Towers are we open the flaps on the first One Direction advent calendar window.

 

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The first flaps are situated on Niall Horan’s backside.

 

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D’lish.

Five boys one runny cip.

 

Posted: 1st, December 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Christopher Plummer Is Dead! Now Fill In The Gaps ‘TK’

Did you hear the news that Christopher Plummer is dead?

Plummer, famous for acting in The Sound Of Music and The Girl with the Dragon Tattooius 84.  To obituary writers thart places him in the file marked ‘Soon’. But it’s not soon enough for one People magazine scribe, who announced the star’s death:

 

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He died “TK in TK”.

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Posted: 1st, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Katie Hopkins Gets Her ‘Nob’ Out For The Stereo Kicks

Jobbing internet Aunt Sally, Katie Hopkins, has checked the news cycle and noticed that X Factor boyband range the Stereo Kicks are on the news.

Katie Hopkins pressess ‘f1′ on her kayboard and calls them names. And they respond.

 

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Tom is the one stoody by the other one.

 

Posted: 1st, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jerry Hall Says Surgery Is Wrong For ‘Normal Women’ Not On LSD

PA 20580833 Jerry Hall Says Surgery Is Wrong For Normal Women Not On LSDFormer top model Jerry Hall says women who undergo cosmetic surgery turn into “grotesque caricatures”. She tells Hello!:

“Why make yourself look a grotesque caricature of yourself? They don’t fool anyone. They look like pathetic, insecure creatures… I don’t mean to be critical, and I understand that actresses feel the pressure in Hollywood. They have to do it. I respect that and I feel sorry for them that they have to do it.

“But for normal women to do it? If men want to leave their wife for a 19-year-old, they’re gonna do it anyway. All the facelifts and Botox in the world isn’t going to change that guy, you know?”

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Posted: 1st, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0