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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.

Jimi Hendrix’s Death Remembered In Cumberland Hotel Puke Suite (Photos)

JIMI Hendrix died 40 years ago tomorrow, so what better way to mark his premature passing in room 507 at the Samargkand Hotel on September 18th 1970 than by sticking a waxy statue of the man in a hotel room at London’s Cumberland Hotel and having housekeeper Miroslava Ryczko dust it?

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9473881 Jimi Hendrixs Death Remembered In Cumberland Hotel Puke Suite (Photos)
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EMBARGOED TO 0001 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17. Receptionist Martina Bukovanova with a wax figure of Jimi Hendrix, on loan courtesy of Madame Tussauds, on show in a suite at the Cumberland hotel in central London to mark the 40th anniversary of his death on 18th September 2010.

Says the press release of the – get this – Hendrix Suite:

The suite is designed to inspire its visitors from the instant they enter; to capture the ethos of Hendrix and ultimately be a sanctuary where Hendrix himself would have enjoyed spending time.

They must be kicking themselves over at the Samarkand, if they not choking on their own puke…

Posted: 17th, September 2010 | In: Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kay Burley On Bafta And Wiping Out The Eastern Seaboard

kay burley bafta Kay Burley On Bafta And Wiping Out The Eastern SeaboardKAY Burley, of Sky News, is being itnerviewed by Metro newspaper:

What have been the highlights of your career?

Winning a Bafta at Sky for our coverage of 9/11. I enjoy going to work and having no idea what the day will have in store for me, where I’ll be sent, what stories I’ll be working on.

Did you really say ‘the entire eastern seaboard of the United States has been decimated by a terrorist attack’ during your 9/11 coverage?

I don’t know if I said it or not but if I did, I’m sure people took it into account when they gave us our Bafta.

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Video: George Michael Cruises For Sex On Hampstead Heath

GEORGE Michael is in jail. And in the news of the tautological, the Sun’s Tom Wells says the singer’s been visited in his jail by “gay lover” Kenny Goss”.

More sensation that George Michael is gay as and when the Sun reports it. Now for the video:

George Michael’s Careless Rizla: Homophobia And Tabloid Puns

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1114258 Video: George Michael Cruises For Sex On Hampstead Heath
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GEORGE MICHAEL OF POP GROUP "WHAM" ON STAGE FOR THEIR LAST SELL-OUT CONCERT AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON

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Peaches Geldof And Pixie Are ‘Dead Ringers’ For Tragic Paula Yates

paul yates peaches Peaches Geldof And Pixie Are Dead Ringers For Tragic Paula YatesTHE Most Tasteful Story of the Day is Jennifer Dunkley’s tale in the Daily Star about how Peaches Geldof and her sister Pixie look and dress just like their “tragic” mother Paula Yates, who died.

And the headline for this touching opinion piece?

“DEAD RINGERS”

Lovely stuff…

Posted: 17th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jamie Oliver’s Buddy Bear Maurice Photos And Other Starsky & Hutch Tributes

JAMIE Oliver and wife Juliette are believed to have named their son Buddy Bear Maurice, after a New York diamond dealer and part-time wrestler in a season 3 episode of Starsky and Hutch.

Oliver already has a Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo Pamela and Poppy Honey Rosie – names inspired by Waitrose shampoos – so thinking up a new name recipe was not going to be easy. But words were tossed into the blender and after a quick burst of action, Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver it is.

We spotted Jamie hosing off his news dish. Here’s the entire Oliver family showing off Buddy Bear Maurice at London’s Portland Hospital. Wish him well…

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9475147 Jamie Olivers Buddy Bear Maurice Photos And Other Starsky & Hutch Tributes
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Jamie and Jools Oliver with their new baby boy, Buddy Bear Maurice, and daughter Petal Blossom Rainbow at the Portland Hospital in London.

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Zac Efron Works The Reverse Tootsie Look At The Charlie St Cloud Premiere (Photos)

ZAC Efron slapped on a moustache and a hair strap about his chin for the UK premiere of Charlie St. Cloud, at The Empire Cinema in Leicester Square. The face hair and the three-piece suit make Zac look like a woman from the 1980s doing irony at a Tootsie convention. And the hair..? We knew one day that Donald Trump’s tsunami wave would catch on. That day is now. Catch the wave, dudes…

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9476798 Zac Efron Works The Reverse Tootsie Look At The Charlie St Cloud Premiere (Photos)
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Star of the film Zac Efron arriving for the UK premiere of Charlie St. Cloud, at The Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, central London.

Posted: 16th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Katy Perry Still Wants Shane Lopes? Photos

9401901 Katy Perry Still Wants Shane Lopes? PhotosTHE more you see and hear of Katy Perry the harder it is to keep liking her. You need to almost constantly remind yourself that she is the reason Russell Brand no longer lives in the UK. But in the long term even this gift to the people of Britain might not enough. Perry was at her high school in Santa Barbara. The hymn-singing, cock-teasing singer then spotted Shane Lopes in the crowd. Who he?

“Is that Shane Lopes? You were the most popular kid in my class! But you never wanted to date me, it was always Amanda Wayne. Oh yeah, you really chose right honey. What’s up? What’s up now, player? I’m going to dedicate this next one to Shane Lopes everyone. “

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Posted: 16th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How John Winston Lennnon Inspired Churchill

John Lennon1 How John Winston Lennnon Inspired ChurchillJOHN Lennon would have been 70 next month, a fact that has not escaped the Mirror’s Brian Reade, who notices that The Beatles’ front man’s middle name was Winston. Reade offers up this gem:

“It may surprise you to learn he was christened Winston because he was born during the Blitz…”

Factual and surprising stuff from the Mirror’s in-house Liverpudlian.

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Posted: 16th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Umarried Chantelle And Preston Go On ‘Honeymoon’

chantelle houghton prestron naked11 Umarried Chantelle And Preston Go On HoneymoonCHANTELLE Houghton and Sam Preston are on a “SECRET HONEYMOON”. It’s so secret that there is no sign of the Big Brother stars ever getting remarried.

In this week’s OK!, integrity-hunting Preston told us about his American girlfriend. Having read the front-page headline that Preston and Chantelle were “BACK TOGETHER”, the actual story turned out to be that they were back together not in bed and in love but in OK!.

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George Michael Attacked In Jail By Singing Peadophiles: Photos

9459129 George Michael Attacked In Jail By Singing Peadophiles: PhotosGEORGE Michael is in jail. And having lashed him with a dose of homophobia, the Sun now leads with the headline: “GEORGE SOBS ON PAEDO WING” The signers is staying on Pentonville prison’s Vulnerable Prisoners Unit.

It’s petty standard procedure to put a new inmate on a wing where he can be closely monitored. But to the Sun this is the place wher paedophiles are caged. Tom well then delivers the line:

Michael was offered the opportunity to mingle on the wing with his grisly fellow inmates.

In the Mirror Derek McGovern suggests “Greek soap-dropper George Michael” will save his mingling until shower time. That will when the star washes with the paedos, right, readers?  As for those grisly inmates, well…

In the most harrowing 12 minutes of his first full day, Michael – aka prisoner A8365AW – was escorted to the shower block to the relentless chants of “Guilty George has got no Freedom”.

Not a bit of it. The most harrowing part of Michael’s days would have been reading an open letter from Tony Parsons:

Dear George… Jail will be a wake up call for you – and we both know you have been sleepwalking for years. In the leafy little corner of North London where we both live, your drug-addled behaviour has long been a bit of a joke.

It’s Me And George. Can Parsons be arrested and locked up for muscling in on the story?

I struggle to recognise you as the decent, good -humoured, fresh-faced kid I first met more than 25 years ago. Time changes us all, of course – but that teenage boy in Wham! would have been sickened at the podgy, fog-eyed old wreck that you have become. Come in, George Michael – your time is up.

The tabloids are going to town. Over in the Sun, readers see a mock up of Michael’s prison cells, because they are unable to imagine what one might look like. But it turns out that it’s just another chance to take the piss out of Michael’s sexuality.

He is watching Louis Spence on the telly. Spence is TV’s latest tame camp gay. Michael says he watches daytime telly and soaps. But he is gay and that means he must watch gay people, just as straight people only watch straight people, lesbians only watch lesbians and adolescent boys tune into Countdown.

In four weeks time, Michael will be out of jail and the same papers that attack him will want his story. If he has any dignity left, he should ignore them…

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1114258 George Michael Attacked In Jail By Singing Peadophiles: Photos
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GEORGE MICHAEL OF POP GROUP "WHAM" ON STAGE FOR THEIR LAST SELL-OUT CONCERT AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON

Posted: 16th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Victoria Beckham Is Not A Fashion Victim But Her Feet Do Hurt A Lot

victoria beckham shoes Victoria Beckham Is Not A Fashion Victim But Her Feet Do Hurt A LotVICTORIA Beckham is chatting with OK! about fashion and being a fashion victim – which she isn’t:

“When I dress in a certain way it’s not to get attention”

So…

“I’ll try on all my dresses and I’ll pick out a handbag and I’ll put on the shades. I instantly turn into this person and it sort of feels like a character. And there are so many pictures of it. But it’s a true character because it’s sill me.”

Are you a fashion victim?

“I wouldn’t say that I’m a fashion victim at all… Of course heels make my feet hurt. Absolutely! I’m not going to lie…”

Discuss…

Posted: 15th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pregnant Abbey Clancy’s An Expert In Embryonic Genitalia

abbey clany pregnant Pregnant Abbey Clancys An Expert In Embryonic GenitaliaABBEY Clancy is pregnant with Peter Crouch’s baby. We know this because as Clancy celebrated a 12-week scan in an eatery, she “blurted out the news”.

The Sun cocked an ear and also heard that it might be a boy.

Or as fellow diner tells the Sun:

“She’s the expert. She said she could see what it is now which means it’s probably a boy.”

Some big news that Abbey Clancy is an expert in pregnancy and embryonic genitalia.

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George Michael’s Careless Rizla: Homophobia And Tabloid Puns

george michael2 George Michaels Careless Rizla: Homophobia And Tabloid PunsGEORGE Michael is in jail. So, a perfect chance for a spot of punning and homophobia in the tabloids.

He scored eight week’s jail for being off his face on cannabis and pills when he crashed his Range Rover into a branch of Snappy Snaps in Hampstead, north London. (They’re the only winners in this.)

Anorak takes a look at puns and gay slights in the news about a great talent who is too stubborn or goofed to get a taxi:

Puns (Anorak goes with Careless Rizla)

LOCK ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO – Sun

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Posted: 15th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eva Mendes’ Sex Tour Undoes Hofit Golan In Photos Of The Other Guys Premiere

9464053 Eva Mendes Sex Tour Undoes Hofit Golan In Photos Of The Other Guys Premiere EVA Mendes pouted to good effect at the London Premiere of The Other Guys. The film is the top draw at the US box office. It stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg doing the police drudge works for super cops Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L Jackson. The lower life forms then stumble on the biggest crime of the age. And… Well, you know the rest.

But did you know that Eva Mendes has had sex in all 50 states of the UAA? Well, she has:

“I’ve had sex in all 50 states. A lot of it was on a road trip I took when I was younger.”

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Posted: 14th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jim Rosenthal Loses Case Against Heston Blumenthal’s Sickly Oyster

9462326 Jim Rosenthal Loses Case Against Heston Blumenthals Sickly OysterTO Oxford Count Court, where TV sports presenter Jim Rosenthal was pursuing a civil action against chef Heston Blumenthal after he got food poisoning at the TV chef’s Fat Duck restaurant last year.

Rosenthal and his guests became ill after eating jelly oysters served as part of a food and wine-tasting evening at the “prestigious” restaurant. Rosenthal and his wife, boxing promoter Frank Warren and three other guests lashed out £1,346.33 on a “gastronomic evening” in February 2009. In all 529 diners thought Blumenthal’s dinners so good they tasted them again on the way up.

District Judge Tim Parker tossed out the case. Rosenthal lost. The sports presenter and his dinner companions had already received £6,000 compensation for pain suffered in the wake of the meal.

Rosenthal is as sick as a parrot – or as a Blumenthal oyster.

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Posted: 14th, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Michael Gets 8 Weeks Jail: Photos

GEORGE Michael gets eight weeks jail for being off his face on weed when he drove his Range Rover into the Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, branch of Snappy Snaps.

Look out for lots of puns on Careless Riza and so forth…

George Michael is in jail! Boy George has done jail. Of the 80s Georges, Only George from Rainbow remains free of prison’s stench.

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George Michael arrives at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in north London, for sentencing after he admitted crashing his Range Rover while under the influence of cannabis.

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Jennifer Aniston ‘Impregnated’ By Seven Men And Jessica Simpson’s Sheets

Jennifer Aniston baby Jennifer Aniston Impregnated By Seven Men And Jessica Simpsons SheetsIN this week’s National Enquirer you can read about Jennifer Aniston’s “BABY BOMBSHELL”. If every Enquirer front-page screamer about Jen’s womb were true, she’d be the mother of 23 children.

As it is, Aniston has none. But she is trying, reportedly. Because the Enquirer has pictures of SEVEN men vying to impregnate the middle-aged hair model.

This is “her Daddy dilemma”. Beneath photos of Scott Stuber, Harry Morton, Josh Hopkins, John Mayer, Jason Sudeikis, Gerrard Butler and Chris Gartin, readers learn:

“One of these seven men WILL father her child”

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In Photos: George Michael Goes to Jail?

GEORGE Michael is in court. The 47-year-old sing is appear under the name Georgios Panayiotou. He’s at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, North London.

Geroge addressed fans via his website:

“Personal problems which I had tried to deal with myself had clearly got the better of me, and I am sorry that my pride has prevented me from seeking help before now.”

The court hears that the former sidekick to Andrew Ridgely drove his Range Rover into the Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, branch of Snappy Snaps.

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Help For Heroes Video: The Wanted Can’t Fail

AN Interview with The Wanted at the help For Heroes Concert.

It’s all a bit gauche – “We are proper international stars ” (Hello, Wales!) and the cause is a “bit relevant” to two of the band”.

But The Wanted can do little wrong:

The Wanted are managed by Global, owners of the radio stations Heart, Galaxy, 95.8 Capital FM, LBC, Classic FM, Gold and Xfm. The charts are shaped by airplay as well as sales. And The Wanted have been on the radio lots.

Here they are (swoon):

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Prince Harry attending the Help For Heroes Concert at Twickenham Stadium, south west London.

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Lady GaGa Uses Meat To Attract Men: Fail In Photos

gaga meat head Lady GaGa Uses Meat To Attract Men: Fail In PhotosLADY Gaga wears meat to the MTV Video awards and the media goes cray-zee. Is she using the meat to attract a red-blooded mate, a steak to seduce where crotch and breast meat failed?

It’s front-page news on the Sun. And inside the paper, Toni Jones, the paper’s Fashion Editor, tells readers:

“This meaty number is just another attempt at grabbing headlines”.

In which case, job done…

Posted: 14th, September 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Christina Hendricks Loses Her Legs – No-One Notices For 3 Years (Photos)

CHRISTINA Hendricks, the mould for modern womanhood who forgot to say ‘when‘ as she was poured out, has lost her legs. Well, she lost them in 2007, in a GQ photoshoot but some mad reason no-one noticed.

Hendricks, the star hit TV show Mad Men, also has only one eye, three thumbs on her left hand and a tattoo on the back of her neck that says “Mrs Anorak”…

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And in case you missed them her:

Spotter : Rumor Rat

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In Photos: The BGC 9/11 Celebrity Charity Day

THE BGC Partner’s 6th Annual Charity Day raises money in memory of colleagues who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. BGC is associated with Cantor Fitzgerald, the firm that saw than 658 of its staff murdered.

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson uses telephones on the trading floor during the BGC Partner's 6th Annual Charity Day, at Churchill Place in Canary Wharf, east London.

Celebrities working the phones were many. Some had one phone – The Cheeky Girls,  Nicola Roberts, Tony Christie, Elen Rives, Roger Daltrey, Kenny Dalglish, Cilla Black, Princess Michael of Kent, David Mellor, Samantha Fox, Ken Livingstone, Cilla Black, David Coulthard, Amanda Holden and Honor Blackman. Some had two -Penny Lancaster (picture 4′s a keeper) Johnny Vaughan andLisa Snowden. But only Jonathan Ross and Boris Johnson worked three phones.

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Video Music Awards Photos: Bieber, Gaga And West Out-Ponce Eurovision

9451612 Video Music Awards Photos: Bieber, Gaga And West Out Ponce EurovisionIN Photos the MTV VMAs – that’s Video Music Awards, you, squares – rival the Eurovision song contest for precociousness, pomposity, vanity and vapidity.

Stick a Danish flag on Kanye West’s red suit and he’d get douche points (no typo) and laughed at.

Taylor Swift’s moribund retort to West’s taking her award last year would have had more meaning had she sung it in Russian and sat before a video of the Finnish border at midnight. And Justin Bieber looks like he should be hanging on a chain from Lady Gaga’s throat.

But because we like Eurovision, we like the VMAs. Here are the pictures of all your favourites, plus the tosspots you love to hate:

MTV Video Awards Photos: Katy Perry’s Brocade Nipples And Paglia Gags On Lady Gaga

The Kanye West Meme Gallery (Updated)


Posted: 13th, September 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liberace Who? The Vegas Museum To A Legend Closes

LiberaceinHotPants Liberace Who? The Vegas Museum To A Legend ClosesTHE Liberace Museum, tucked into a strip mall of East Tropicana Avenue two and half miles from the Las Vegas Strip, will close on October 17th, after 31 years in business, writes Anorak’s Man in LA.

The announcement came on Friday, the week in which a performer known as Prince Poppycock moved to the America’s Got Talent finals after performing in a red-white and blue shortpants outfit that was surely a tribute to Liberace’s star-spangled hotpants, and the month in which Michael Douglas, who is set to portray the flamboyant showman in a biopic directed by Steven Soderburgh, began treatment for throat cancer.

From Tabloid Baby, Chapter 38:

“…The papers would say it last snowed in Las Vegas in 1990. Wayne and I were in town for that last storm. We’d just arrived to shoot ‘Vegas Week’ material for A Current Affair. That was when Wayne got Maureen to dress up as a showgirl and I shot a piece on the Liberace Museum that we promoted as the discovery of the little known ‘Mrs. Liberace.’ The story was true. She was his sister-in-law.”

Jeffrey Koep, chairman of the Liberace Foundation board of directors, says:

“When this started 30-some years ago, Lee was still a name. Keeping that brand alive has been very difficult. When Liberace passed away, no one really did what they did with the Presley estate. If you turn on XM Radio, you’re going to see a Sinatra station, you’ll see an Elvis station. When you look at Liberace, his music is well-played, interpreted by a real talent. But it isn’t kept alive the way Elvis or Sinatra’s is.”

Remember when Liberace was huge?

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Preston And Chantelle On Sex And Doing It Properly

chantelle houghton 1 Preston And Chantelle On Sex And Doing It Properly  PRESTON and Chantelle Houghton have reunited following their stint on Ultimate Big Brother. And, according to the Star, they have endured a “24 Hour LOVE IN”.

This follows yesterday’s news in the Star that Chantelle was going to keep Preston waiting for sex. As we were told:

CHANTELLE Houghton and Preston were giving their relationship another go last night – but sex is off the menu.

But this might not be the most cynical PR-driven story in the paper today. Before we reach loved-up Chantelle and Preston, the Star has news that Amanda Holden will not be ditched as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent because she is just too popular with the masses.

A BGT “insider” tells readers:

“She’s Mrs BGT. Fans love her.”

BGT might stand for Botox-Grinned Trollop (which might be the secret of her success), but facts are facts.

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