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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.

Buy Darth Vader’s Actual Star Wars Out For Halloween (Photos)

IT’S not too late to buy Darth Vader’s original costume in time for Halloween (2011) or the Christmas party. The Star Wars outfit was made for The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. One small issue – it’s expected to sell for up to £230,000 at Christie’s showroom in South Kensington, London. You might to be a bit more creative. Fetch the toilet role tubes

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Christie's employee Caitlin Graham adjusts an original Darth Vader costume, that is expected to sell for up to £230,000 when it is put up for auction next month, at the Christie's showroom in South Kensington, London.

Posted: 28th, October 2010 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Take That Announce Latest Comeback With Comatose Press Conference: Video And Photos

TAKE That were at Radio 1 to sell their stuff. And thrill fans with talk of second comeback tour.

The Daily Mail pours it usual bile on the event by looking at Robbie Williams and opining:

With the top of his hair teased into a quiff-style, Robbie appeared to be attempting to hide his silvery locks as he arrived at the studios with Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald.

Yeah, Because that’s how you hide going grey isn’t – by giving your hair a curl. It’s why self-billed blondes like Doris (79) Old Mr Anorak’s stamp archivist has given her luscious locks a soft curl.

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Posted: 27th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lady Gaga At The Dublin 02 In Big Photos: The Battered Sausage Tour

LADY Gaga was at the O2 in Dublin for one leg of The Monster Ball Tour. But we saw her in London, stood outside the Sea Shell Fish Bar in Marylebone. This is the eatery where Michael Jackson once arrived for his battered sausage.

These are very big photos (give them a second or two to download):

Posted: 27th, October 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Keith Richards Snorts Dad In Rolling Stones Gonzo Snuff Movie

KEITH Richards, of the Rolling Stones, says in his memoirs Life that his did snort his dad Bert’s ashes:

“The truth of the matter is that after having Dad’s ashes in a black box for six years, because I really couldn’t bring myself to scatter him to the winds, I finally planted a sturdy English oak to spread him around.

“And as I took the lid off of the box, a fine spray of his ashes blew out on to the table. I couldn’t just brush him off so I wiped my finger over it and snorted the residue.

“Ashes to ashes, father to son. He is now growing oak trees and would love me for it.”

So. Keith inhaled his dad. And Ronnie Wood smoked meringues:

“It got to the point where I would be on my hands and knees looking for crumbs that might have fallen out of the crack pipe. I even banned my children eating meringues in the house after I ended up smoking sugar, believing it to be cocaine.”

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Posted: 27th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nadine Coyle Finds That Not Being Cheryl Cole Can Get You Ignored

NADINE Coyle was once with Girls Aloud. So too was Cheryl Cole. Cheryl is on the X Factor as the nation’s sweetheart.

Nadine is ignored:

Posted: 27th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boyzone And Louis Walsh Are Available For Panto: Aladdin At The Gaiety

BOYZONE’S Mikey Graham is too old to be called Mikey but just about the right point in his career to appear in panto. X Factor judge Louis Walsh met with the Boyzone crooner ahead of their dates for The Gaiety Theatre’s version of Aladdin.

Walsh plays “the master of the world” (that alright with you, Mr Cowell, sir?), while Mikey Graham plays Abanazar and Una Pedreschi becomes Princess Jasmine.

You see a panto – X Factor contestants might see a yearly highlight in their post-show careers…

Posted: 26th, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Q Awards 2010 In Photos: On The Skinny With Pop’s Littlest Award

THE 2010 Q Awards were a swanky affair. We’ve got all the photos of the winners holding their stolen Quaglino’s ashtrays mounted on a small metal beer mat. The bigger the actual trophy the less meaningful the prize, so the saying goes. Polo, for instance has cups  with their own postcodes. Football has a small statuette. The Q Awards are thus steeped in significance. Enjoys the photos – picture 4 is brilliant. Ann Widdecombe has joined the Charlatans…

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Nadine Coyle arriving for the Q Awards, at Grosvenor House Hotel in central London.

Posted: 25th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jennifer Lopez Introduces Her Gucci Kids Then Drives Off Without Them (Video)

JENNIFER Lopez and Marc Anthony want to show you their children in a Gucci project in conjunction with UNICEF.

Can Max & Emme save the children – and mum’s career?

The family is on the beach filming a campaign for Gucci.

As our pal Rumor Rat notices, at the photo-shoot, the happy couple leave in their sports car, sans twins.

Mummmm! Daaaaaaaaaad!! We’ll always have the video, right?

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Posted: 25th, October 2010 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sex Pistol In Toyota Prius Horror Story

STEVE Jones, formerly of the Sex Pistols, is the subject of the most depressing story you will read this year.

The LA Times’ Geoff Boucher will now ruin your day:

Steve Jones, the guitar architect of London punk in its primacy, zipped down Hollywood Boulevard in his shiny white hybrid Toyota, which is customized with a rooftop image of her majesty Queen Elizabeth, a safety pin jutting from her lip. And you thought punk rock was dead.

Weep at your leisure…


Posted: 25th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kanye West’s Runaway Is 35 Minutes Of Credits And Underwear: Video and Photos

KANYE West has produced a 35-minute long video for his new song Runaway. The song is three minutes of dry grunting as Kanye humps his own legs. This followed by 32 minutes of credits in which a lit of people thank Kanye for existing as Kanye says ”yeah” over and over. It’s humbling stuff.

There is also time for Kanye to show off his car, a Lamborghini. It has an accident. Kayne is unscathed. Naturally. He can only be killed by being ignored.

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Posted: 24th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


My Chemical Romance Rock Hammersmith Apollo: Photos

MY Chemical Romance perform at the Hammersmith Apollo in West London. While you were watching the X Factor school of pap…

The New Jersey band played their new single Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na).

In yer face, Cher Lloyd!

The photos:

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Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance performs at the Hammersmith Apollo in West London.

Posted: 24th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cheryl Cole Interview: Jelly Baby Flour Pain And Other Heartaches

CHERLY Cole is on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories weeping and talking about herself and her struggle. As she tells BBC Radio 1’s Sarah Cox, this is her chance to “give myself a voice back.”

So says lip-syncing, auto tuning Cheryl. And, in any case, she had no choice but to talk about herself on the telly:

“I felt like I had to. It had reached a point when things had got so ridiculous – rumours and stories – and people were starting to get this idea I’m somebody I’m not.”

In the Guardian, Cheryl makes a vow:

“I will never talk about my personal life again.”

The interview with Simon Hattenstone has a few highlights:

Today, she still looks a little fragile*. I offer her some of my sweets.
“I’ll have a wine gum,” she says.
“What’s wrong with jelly babies?”
“I don’t like the flour on them. It goes through us.”

Ashley Cole’s Women (Alleged)

On Ashley Cole:

“I know to a lot of people the headlines and the stories they read are like some sick entertainment or soap opera, but it’s my life and I’m really dealing with it.”

That’s her life on the telly, on Piers Morgan’s show. That’s her life as she sells her marriage photos to OK! magazine. That’s her life as she poses for the National Lottery dressed in white with Ashley. Who talked babies. Who told us about her and Ashley’s bath-time fun. Is this a sick soap opera? If so, who provides the scriptwriters with their ideas?

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Posted: 23rd, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pamela Anderson Advertises Breast Meat For Peta: The Sexy Sexism Gallery

PAMELA Anderson has been chopped into bits of flesh for her Peta advert, who has already been playing in the US and has been banned in Canada for being sexist.

Meaty Pammy – good enough to sink your teeth into (although watch out for the plastic bags) says:

“I decided to do this provocative style because there is so much competition for people’s attention today, so Peta and I wanted to make sure the message couldn’t be ignored… The butcher diagram is the perfect thing to parody, because it allows you to use your own body as a protest tool.”

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Posted: 23rd, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Jackson And Elvis: Lisa Marie Presley Tells Oprah What Happened

LISA Marie Presley, Elvis’s daughter, lives in Tunbridge Wells, England. It’s more private over here than in LA, a place obsessed with the vapid Weltschmerz of the ‘Me’.

England is just more free and easy. Sure Lisa, reportedly, asked staff at her mansion to sign a privacy document – an agreement not to talk about their work. One source told the Sun:

It was like they were being asked to sign the Official Secrets Act. It was way over the top and they felt it was a total infringement of their human rights. “Staff could not speak to their husbands, wives or even their grandchildren about what they did.”

Said Lisa Marie of her family’s move:

We have found the quality of life so much more enriching and fulfilling. The civility, the culture, the people and its beauty have reawakened me and have smoothed out some of my bleak and jagged views about people and life.”

Michael Jackson 1980-1990

So. Here’s Lisa Marie on the deep and meaningful Oprah Winfrey show, an interview conducted at here English idyll. Kent is not LA, but you can always bring some over.

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Posted: 22nd, October 2010 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Chilean Miners Film Trailer: Bobsleigh To San Jose

THE film about the 33 Chilean miners’ rescue from the San Jose mine is in the making.

The merchandise is being showcased.

The uphill bobsleigh team is being made ready for the winter Olympics.

All we need is a title. And who plays Yonni Barrios?

Your suggestions, please…

Action:

Posted: 22nd, October 2010 | In: Film | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Miley Cyrus Empowers Young Women (And Boys Like It Too)

MILEY Cyrus is not using her teenage sex appeal to flog records and be famous. MTV (via PopEater) Miley said that she hopes that her new image empowers young women:

It’s just about freeing yourself from anything you think is holding you back. And I think that’s really important, especially for girls, because so many people are told, ‘No, you can’t do something,’ or, ‘You need to be this because mom and dad say that, teachers say this.’

Sounds like the “Can’t Be Tamed” chanteuse is a modern day Betty Friedan!

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Posted: 22nd, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Selena Gomez Makes The Mic Look Less Than Wholesome At London Gig: Photos

SELENA Gomez, that home-grown Disney hothouse flower, performed at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Hammersmith, London, last night. Gomez is clean, young, perky. She is the tabloid fodder for years to come, a kind of Barbie waiting to be burnt…

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Selena Gomez performs at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Hammersmith, London.

Posted: 21st, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MOBO Awards 2010 Baskstage Photos: Tinie Tempah, JLS And A Living God

THE MOBO Awards 2010 backstage photos show Billy Ocean looking like he’s risen from the sea with a Trident in his hands. Tinie Tempah won an award that we except to see worn as a necklace – he’s best newcomer. Other acts that won and sat at round tables: JLS (surely up for a duet with X Factor deportee Gamu), Eminem (the biggest act could not but it is overwhelmed by the support of his British fans etc.), N-Dubz, Professor Green and Plan B.

MOBO founder Kanya King had a little gloat on stage:

“Now here we are 15 years later and urban music is the new pop music and I hate to say this, but we told you so.”

Isn’t urban music, now that’s popular, also pop music? (Red carpet photos here.)

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Jay Sean performs on stage during the 2010 Mobo Awards, at the Echo Arena, Monarchs Quay, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

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Posted: 21st, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John-Claude Van Damme Not Dead Says Jean Claude Van Damme (Photos)

JOHN-Claude Van Damme has had a heart attack? Or as Sky News says:

“Jean-Claude Van Damme Denies Heart Attack.”

Consider yourself denied, heart attack. Ha! But the best bit about this story is that Van Damme takes to his Facebook page to talk about himself in the third person:

“Hours ago, I read a rumor online about me suffering a heart attack. Please do not believe all what you read from rumours on any unofficial JVCD sites. Jean-Claude Van Damme is 100 percent healthy, training well for taking the fight and sending his fans and friends much love.”

HA!

Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MOBO 2010 Photos: JLS And Eminem Win Best Act Gongs

MOBO 2010: Photos and winners:

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(left to right) Jonathan 'JB' Gill, Aston Merrygold, Ortise Williams and Marvin Humes of JLS on stage to collect the Best Album award during the 2010 Mobo Awards, at the Echo Arena, Monarchs Quay, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Full list of MOBO 2010 Winners:

Best Newcomer – Tinie Tempah
Best UK R&B / Soul Act – Plan B
Best UK Hip Hop / Grime Act – Professor Green
Best International Act – Eminem
Best Reggae Act – Gyptian
Best Album – JLS, ‘JLS’
Best Video in association with MTV Base – Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth – Frisky
Best UK Act in association with Lebara Mobile – JLS
Best Song in association with PRSforMusic – NDubz FEAT. Mr Hudson ‘ Playing with Fire
Best African Act – K’Naan
Best Jazz Act – Empirical
Best Gospel Act – Guvna B
Lifetime Achievement – Billy Ocean
BeMOBO – Merseyside Dance Initiative

Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MOBO 2010: Winners, Photos And Gamu’s JLS Duet

MOBO Awards 2010 In Photos: all eyes on X Factor deportee Gamu Nhengu, who stole the limelight from raisin-haired Jermaine Jackson, N-Dubz and their surly mascot Dappy, Mark Ronson’s No.1 fan (meet your people) and someone who used to be white women called Natasha Hamilton (now a cocoa dusted figurine with a face like Qwerty keyboard – picture 4). JLS scooped a gong and the talk was that Gamu and the lads are to duet. Enjoy the photos…

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(left to right) Jonathan 'JB' Gill, Aston Merrygold, Ortise Williams and Marvin Humes of JLS on stage to collect the Best Album award during the 2010 Mobo Awards, at the Echo Arena, Monarchs Quay, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cheryl Cole Meets Her Waxwork: Spot The Difference In 13 Photos

CHERYL Cole, of the X Factor, was at Madame Tussauds in London to see her new waxwork. One of them is a manufactured icon with false hair, assisted teeth, a hint of side boob and a mouth that moves in time to the words of a song. The other is made from wax (bomb-boom)…

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Cheryl Cole unveils her waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London.

Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Elton John’s Mum Sells Her Memories: Photos

ELTON John was flogging some of his old stuff. Plus ca chance for Mr Candle In The Wind. For sale at Gorringes Auctioneers in Lewes, East Sussex, was memorabilia belonging to his mother Shelia Farebrother. Lots included 100 gold and platinum discs, tour jackets and VIP passes Mrs Farebrother used for backstage access at his concerts. And – yep – two multi-platinum discs marking the success of Candle In The Wind, which recorded more than 33 million sales when it was re-released in tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Buy it – or else he’ll sing it again…

Update: the whole lots sold for £28,820.

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Items from a collection of Elton John memorabilia belonging to his mother Shelia Farebrother before it goes under the hammer in at Gorringes Auctioneers in Lewes, East Sussex.

Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


S&M Club Man Jamie Theakston Advertises Activia TLC

JAMIE Theakston is on our TV screens advertising Activia pouring yoghurt. Jamie says it’s “TLC” for your body.

Might this be the same Jamie Theakston who in 2002 – ahem - “asked a taxi driver to take him to a late night drinking club and ended up in a Mayfair brothel indulging in a bondage session”?

TLC, readers…

Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


OK! Disingenuous Story Of The Day: With X Factor’s Sinitta

CHERYL Cole languishes on the cover of OK! and illustrates the line:

“I’m worried about Cher.”

Cher is Cher Lloyd, Dot Cotton’s team America action figure on the X Factor.

Inside the magazine and the big exclusive is not with Cheryl Cole but an interview with Sinitta, Simon Cowell’s Oddjob still waiting for spin-off series of her own. She has news, sort of. The “EXCLUSIVE” facts from Sinitta are:

  • Cher and Cheryl have no fallen out – at least, “I don’t think so”.
  • Cher is “very slim”.
  • Cher is stroppy. That’s Cher, the teenage girl who wants to be a telly and popstar.

In other front-page news, OK! does have one fact that can be backed up: it costs £1.99.

Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0