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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.

Desire Dubounet sings My Way (crying)

DESIRE Dubounet will now sing My Way. Look out for the cars…and the chopper…

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Posted: 5th, October 2013 | In: Anorak TV, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor bury the hatchet and perform this duet

IT was all a put up job, a PR-inspired row to foment interest in the Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor duet? No. Course not. O’Connor is the real deal. Cyrus is a stage school pillock. And if you really want to make Cyrus look bad, do this – stick her next to O’Connor:

Posted: 5th, October 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Internet catches Scarlett Johansson on a dolphin after she falls over (photos)

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WHEN Scarlett Johansson fell over in public the internet rushed to her aide. They slapped her on a dolphin, a surf board and a field. Disaster averted:

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Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Manchester United legend Eric Cantona play The Stallion in erotic French comedy Les Rencontres d’après Minuit

eric cantona erotic french Watch Manchester United legend Eric Cantona play The Stallion in erotic French comedy Les Rencontres d’après Minuit

AFTER mucking about playing himself and “a man at a bar” in the likes of Looking for Eric and Jack Says over the years, Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has finally landed the role he was born to play!

Cantona has reportedly been cast as a bearded Gallic lothario, known simply as “The Stallion”, in an erotic French comedy titled Les Rencontres d’après Minuit (which translates as “Meetings After Midnight”).

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Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Film, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Project Drive-In: Possibly pointless renaissance for American drive-ins

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ZOD knows there aren’t nearly enough stereotypes about lazy Americans spending too much time in their cars, so it’s a good thing Honda and Sony are sponsoring something called “Project Drive-In”  in an attempt to #SaveTheDriveIn,  which is not exactly trending on Twitter even though it has been tweeted (in sponsored posts) by such noted celebrities as Will Ferrell.

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Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Edinburgh and Leeds University ban on Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines is racist

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ROBIN Thicke’s hit has everyone’s knickers in a twist. The Universities of Kingston, Edinburgh, Leeds, Derby and West Scotland have banned their students unions from playing one of year’s biggest hits. The righteous students have censored the Top Ten, just like the BBC did in the unenlightened 1970s, when the likes of The Kinks, Paul McCartney, the Sex Pistols and Judge Dread were all banned.

Granted, Macca never did rap “ I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two”, which it turns out is not a reference to a late-night Ultra Chilli Kebab from Big Ahmed’s Van but something illegal in Qatar. And Macca never did grope naked birds on his videos. Yes, he posed with dead babies. But naked women is so. well, offensive to “good girls” who don’t enjoy posing in the nude and being awakened to the magic of sex by Thicke’s dick.

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Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Danny Dyer should write his own EastEnders scripts and freak his nut out

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DANNY Dyer is the new King of the EastEnders Queen Vic. Here’s hoping he’s writing his own scripts. As his self-penned tweet of the anniversary of 9/11 proves, he has a way with words:

 “Can’t believe it’s been nearly 11 years since them slags smashed into the twin towers. It still freaks my nut out to this day.”

‘Ave it!

Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sinead O’Connor’s open letter to Miley Cyrus: ‘don’t be a prostitute and save your tongue for your boyfriend’

milery cyrus Sinead OConnors open letter to Miley Cyrus: dont be a prostitute and save your tongue for your boyfriend

SINEAD O’Connor, Anorak’s Woman of the Century, has penned an open letter to Miley Cyrus. Miley, of course, told Rolling Stone that Sinead is her “role model”.  It is down to O’Connor and that Nothing Compares 2 U video that the world can gawp at Cyrus licking a hammer in her Wrecking Ball video.

 O’Connor has no responded. and she is, as ever, a cracking read:

“I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you. The music business doesn’t give a shit about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it’s what YOU wanted.. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, ‘they’ will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone…

“Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you. I needn’t even ask the question.. I’ve been in the business long enough to know that men are making more money than you are from you getting naked. Its really not at all cool. And its sending dangerous signals to other young women.”

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Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lostprophets announce split as singer faces grim sex charges

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IN a move that should be met with “No shit!” and “Urgh, what to do?”, Lostprophets have announced that they’re splitting up in the face of frontman Ian Watkins imminent trial for sex offences, which make for particularly grim reading.

The group, who have been making a racket since 1997, announced the news on their Facebook page, saying: “After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets.”

“Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we’ll be forever grateful for all you’ve given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been.”

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Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne have created the themes tune for the world’s designated drivers

Sings Paris Hilton:
“Yes, I’m having a good time and I might be a bit tipsy but that’s okay cuz you’re with me.”

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


People with money to burn can ruin Frankie Cocozza’s body

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YOU remember Frankie Cocozza don’t you? He was the chap who appeared on the X Factor looking like a knuckle peering out of a grizzly bear’s arse, who had perhaps THE most annoying ‘cheeky chappie’ schtick since Loaded sent a load of their writers on television to defend their stance on burping at women’s baps.

You may also remember that he got his derriere out and displayed a bunch of girls names he’d got tattooed on, when notches on a bedpost wasn’t enough.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Farrah Abraham never did that million plus dollars for her leaked dirty tape

Screen shot 2013 10 02 at 13.58.34 Farrah Abraham never did that million plus dollars for her leaked dirty tape

LIKE you, we’ve always marvelled at how celebrities are always offered a million dollars to perform in a sex flick. So good is the money that you wonder if the leaked skin vid is what drives the celebrity industry. Back in May, the Daily Mail told us:

Although previous reports alleged the Teen Mom star had sold the rights to her ‘private’ sex tape for around $1 million, the 21-year-old revealed to RadarOnline.com on Tuesday that she sealed the deal for an even higher sum of $1.5 million.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malcolm Gladwell’s guide to interviews

malcolm gladwell Malcolm Gladwells guide to interviews MALCOLM Gladwell’s podcast is worthwhile:

I am rarely nasty. If I write about you, I do not want you to ever regret having talked to me. In cases where I think someone will regret talking to me, I do not do the story or do not use the person’s interview or don’t use the parts they’ll regret having said. Part of that is my personality, partly it’s because there’s very little negative stuff you can put in a book or an article before you turn most of your audience away. Negative stuff is interesting the first time, but you’ll never re-read a negative article. You’ll re-read a positive one. Part of the reason that my books have had a long shelf life is that they’re optimistic, and optimism permits that kind of longevity.

But more importantly, as a journalist, if you interview someone your job is to select out what is relevant to the story you want to tell and to not use what is irrelevant to the story you want to tell. … That’s not false. It’s actually true. It’s what we do with our friends. It’s what we do with our parents. It’s what we do with everyone that we love. We edit our impressions of them. We’re blind to their faults in a kind of very beautiful way. And there’s no reason why journalists can’t do the same. I really object to this notion of journalism as this kind of, you know, if they said it, you print it. No. If they said it, you think long and hard about whether it’s necessary. And you think long and hard about the sense in which they were speaking. You think long and hard about whether if you asked them that question again whether they would answer the same way. And if you don’t think they’d answer it the same way a second time, you can’t use it. It’s not a game of gotcha.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1983: Macho George Michael loves The Sweet but hates the ‘effeminate one’

FLASHBACK to Smash Hits, September 29, 1983, when George Michael was picking the hits. George Michael liked The Sweet, but hated “the effeminate one” with the red hair. After dismissing the Sweet’s feminine one, Michael told us that he went on to like Elton John and Queen. Oh, the macho fool.
george michael  1983: Macho George Michael loves The Sweet but hates the effeminate one

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Justin Bieber does not bring down the Great Wall of China with an hormonal meltdown

bieber is a shit Justin Bieber does not bring down the Great Wall of China with an hormonal meltdown

JUSTIN Bieber is on a trip to Beijing. Once there, the Bieber did as all US tourists to China must and took home a female baby went to the Great Wall, where he got two men to carry him up the steps on their shoulders.

The bodyguards did not then dip him in oil, set him alight and toss him atop the One Direction fans massed at the foot of the wall. King Joffrey Bieber will get his when the time is right.

biebs Justin Bieber does not bring down the Great Wall of China with an hormonal meltdown

Later, Bieber went skateboarding in China whilst two grown men paid to look after him attempted to keep up and save him from “technical difficulties” and falling head first into a sink hole.

It can’t be easy living in front of millions of people waiting for your to go Britney or Cliff. But you feel the hormonal meltdown coming, don’t you..?

Spotter: Dlisted

Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James McAvoy auditions for Jimmy Savile role at the Filth premiere

JAMES McAvoy’s new film Filth has opened in London. McAvoy would play Jimmy Savile if Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh ever penned a script about the BBC DJ, NHS ward wharbler and sex predator, the Scottish novelist has said. Welsh told the Radio Times that while making Filth, he discussed the subject of sexual abuse with X-Men star McAvoy, who apparently told him: “If you ever write a script about it, I’d love to play Jimmy Savile.” Maybe the film could feature a trial and name some of the enablers who let Savile prosper? After all, the law never did catch up with Savile while he was alive…

Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1991: Nirvana’s first televised performance of Smells Like Teen Spirit and Kurt is unplugged and contracted in a Radio Shack

TWENTY years ago, Nirvana released In Utero. Anorak bought it. And played it loud. In 1991, Nirvana appeared on MTV’s 120 Minutes to perform Smells Like Teen Spirit. Grunge went mainstream.

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Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 17 British sports legends and pop stars who owned their own shops

WHEN Huddersfield Giants star Danny Brough (seen here with his bestselling blueberry bonbons) revealed his other life as co-owner of the Hull confectionery shop Sweeet Shack (with an extra ‘e’) some people may have raised an eyebrow or two.

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Once upon a time, however, there was nothing unusual about celebrities operating a sideline. Former footballers, boxers and cricketers opened newsagents, sports shops and pubs. And they weren’t the only ones. Even the Beatles got in on the act.

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Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Music, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Snoopy stars in the Peanut Underground

THE Peanut Underground:

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Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen answer the phones on Efrom Allen’s New York cable TV show in 1978

PA 1142512 Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen answer the phones on Efrom Allens New York cable TV show in 1978

ON September 18, 1978, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungun appeared on New York cable Tv show The Efrom Allen Show. Also on the panel taking calls from the great unwashed were, Stiv Bators of the Dead Boys, and Cynthia Ross of the B Girls.

Viewers were invited to “CALL 473-5386 TO SPEAK TO THE PUNK OF YOUR CHOICE”.

Photo above: Vicious and Spungen outside Marylebone Magistrates court after being charged possessing the drug methamphetamine – 08/02/1978.

Spungen seems to idolise her man, telling one caller who calls him “derivative”:

“He’s as original as you get! He’s not derivative of anything.”

On October 12, 1978  Spungen was dead. She’d been stabbed. The prime suspect in what looked like a suspicious death was Vicious, aka John Ritchie.

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Photo: The Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street in New York City is shown, Oct. 18, 1978, site of Nancy Spungen’s murder. Her boyfriend Sid Vicious of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols has been arrested and charged with the murder.

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Photo: New York police escort British punk rock musician Sid Vicious, or John Simon Ritchie, former bass guitarist of the Sex Pistols, shortly before he was charged with murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Nancy Laura Spungen, at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, Oct. 13, 1978. 

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Photo: John Simon Ritchie walks from Rikers Island prison in New York, Oct. 16, 1978 after being released on $50,000 bail. Police  charged Ritchie with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

On February 2 , while out on bail, Vicious died of a drugs overdose. His mother told us:

“He knew the smack was pure and strong and took a lot less than usual.”

But it was enough to kill him:

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Photo: New York City police carry the body of punk rock star Sid Vicious from apartment in the Greenwich Village section of New York, Feb. 2, 1979. 

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Photo: Michelle Robinson leaves her apartment in New York, Feb. 2, 1979 after the body of punk rock star musician Sid Vicious was found in her apartment. 

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Photo: Anne Beverley, mother of the late punk rock star Sid Vicious, sits in ambulance outside the Sixth Precinct police station in New York, Feb. 2, 1979. Police said her son apparently died of a heroin overdose taken the night before at a party given to celebrate his release from prison. 

Now the phone-in show:

Posted: 30th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is this the best movie death scene ever?

IS this the best movie death scene ever?

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Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Clash live in Tokyo 1982 – the full concert of the band’s last original line-up show

IN the first two months of 1982 the Clash stormed Japan. Their tour of the Far East was the last time the original line-up toured together: drummer Topper Headon was soon after rusticated for taking too many drugs.

On the fourth night of eight-date Japan leg, The Clash played Nakano Sun Plaza. It was January 28, 1982. The Japanese crowd were prevented from going truly wild by a local rule: they could only stand up if they remained by their seats.

Here below is the show in full. Look out for Paul Simonon’s wife Pearl Harbor (a.k.a. Pearl E. Gates) arriving to sing Fujiyama Mama.

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Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0