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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.

Iggy Pop Wants A Kettle, Bob Hope And Fat People From Miami: The Tour Rider In Full

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IGGY Pop, star of one of the greatest rock photos of all time, the man who faked Lou Reed’s death, Richard Wilson look alike, ToTP teddy molester, performer of the most revered failed stage dive, …

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen To All Parts Of Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives – The Televised American Opera

ROBERT Ashley (1930-2014). The composer was 83.

 

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Kyle Gann, who recently wrote a biography said of the Michigan-born composer, who in 1958 created the Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music , a pointer to his eperiments with audio …

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Janet Street-Porter Presents The Clash And The Sex Pistol’s First TV Show To Londoners In 1976

 

IN November 1976, The London Weekend Show, introduced by Janet Street-Porter, took punk to the masses.…

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Stars That Come Out To Support BBC Three Are The Reason It Should Close

THE BBC is a wonderful thing and this writer will defend it forever. That said, not everything it does is perfect. Take a look at BBC Three for example, which is currently being scrutinised now that Auntie has said it …

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 15 Scariest Dolls of Cinema and Television

THERE is just something inherently creepy about a doll coming to life. I think it falls into the same category as clowns, kids and the elderly.  Because they are supposed to be so benign or innocent, it becomes all the …

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Brent To Play Live Shows

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LIKE him or not, Ricky Gervais has managed to forge himself a career where he can do exactly as he pleases. Films? Sure. Children’s books? Done. Animations of podcasts he did ages ago? Fine. Making a star out of his …

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kurt Cobain’s Old Roomie Is Flogging His Old Stuff Online

AS well you know, Kurt Cobain is dead. He blew his mind out in a plaid shirt and a lot of people lost their favourite singer. It was terribly sad and inspired a lot of people.

Inspired them to do …

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rachel Johnson Discovers The Poor On A London Poverty Safari: London Mayor’s Sister Finds UK’s Lost Tribe

THE Times reports on Rachel Johnson, sister to London mayor Boris Johnson. She’s been on a Poverty Safari. Yes, those darling poor London wildings have been viewed:

 

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Spotter: @Fatima__Ayad

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charlie Chaplin Is Knighted: March 4 1975

ON March 4 Charlie Chaplin was knighted.

He had met The Queen in 1952.

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Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jake Bugg Predictably Slags Off TV Talent Shows

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WHETHER you like it or not, the only music format that doesn’t seem to want anything to do with the working classes, is indie. Prick your ears up during an interview with almost any new British rock band, …

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen To The 12 Wonderfully Dirty Women Of Early 20th Century R&B

LEAH Rich’s Dirty R&B is “a truly filthy, wonderful genre of blues fails to get the attention it deserves”.

This is picture is of the great Bessie Smith.

 

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She needed a little sugar in her bowl, a little …

Posted: 4th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


11 Examples That Prove Not Everything’s Better With Yakety Sax

CAN EVERYTHING be made better with Yakety Sax, even a Benny Hill sketch?

Homer “Boots” Randolph III ‘s 1963 record is a joyous thing. (That’s him below.) Originally released as the flip side to Boots’ first single release Percolator,

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


Liam Gallagher Tells Oasis Fans Not To Buy Oasis LPs

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NOT one for mincing his words, Liam Gallagher has told Oasis fans that they shouldn’t buy the forthcoming reissue of the group’s debut LP Definitely Maybe.

Why? Well, on Twitter, Our Liam got his one typing finger out, made …

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


In 1978 Sonny And Cher Were Advertising The Bible

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IN the November 28, 1970 issue of TV Guide Sonny and Cher were cheering for The Bible:

The people who make music today read the Bible. It’s that kind of book. It can make things work for you. Read

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


May The Verse Be With You: ‘70s Star Wars Music

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IN 1977, the entire planet was foaming at the mouth for anything Star Wars. The frenzy continued for several years with  piles of Star Wars products flooding the stores daily.  It seemed all you needed to do was …

Posted: 3rd, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beatles Dance Dance Nightmares: Raffaella Carrà’s 1978 Hellish Tribute To The Fab Four

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Before the medly, here’s a dose of  Carrà making Eleanor Rigby into her own. (And – boy-  she can have it):. Dance Dance, Eleanor.…

Posted: 2nd, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nerdlucks Can’t Jump: Five Science Fiction Movie Basketball Shots That Saw David Beat Goliath

 

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RECENT rumours about Space Jam II (purportedly to star Le Bron James…) serve as a good reminder that the science fiction cinema and the game of basketball are inextricably linked.

Well, not really.

But sci-fi and basketball at …

Posted: 2nd, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Read Morrisssey’s Snippy, Snide And Spot-On Record Reviews For Smash Hits 1984

IN 1984, Smash Hits magazine invited Morrissey to review the latest pop sounds.

 

 

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Spotter:   Geek Tragedy

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Posted: 1st, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Morrissey Doesn’t Know Anyone… Who Would Like A Reunion of The Smiths

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MORRISSEY, quite possibly the most tedious popstar ever created, is being all contrary again, giving withering looks and claiming that he doesn’t know a soul who wants a Smiths reunion.

Maybe that’s true because, in actual fact, he doesn’t …

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


1940: Hattie McDaniel’s Stirring Academy Award Winning Speech As The First Black Oscar Winner

 

ON February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award, winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for giving life to Mammy, the Gone with the Wind house servant. Fay Bainter heralded McDaniel by …

Posted: 28th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shaken Not Stirred: Five Great Character Moments in the Roger Moore James Bond Era

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I VERY happily grew up with Sir Roger Moore in the role of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, and thus maintain a deep well of affection and nostalgia for his seven films…even if some Bond fans do not

Moore’s epoch …

Posted: 28th, February 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spike Lee Goes MENTAL About Brooklyn’s Gentrification

 

EVERY city in the world follows the same pattern. Deprived area is cheap. All the artists move there and it gets hip. Hipsters follow the artists and the rents go up. The rents go up alongside the appearance of …

Posted: 28th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


SXSW won’t let Lady GaGa play gig inside a vending machine

THE swines at the City of Austin have mystifyingly refused to allow Lady Gaga a permit to play in a giant Doritos vending machine at the SXSW festival.

The idiots.

Mother Monster had been all set to play at the …

Posted: 27th, February 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Roots Of Ska: From Tennessee, Through Jamaica To The Best of British

 

SKA music gets into your bones.

In is essay The Chop On The Upbeat, John Jeremiah Sullivan looks at the birth of ska, the music that make you dance – and that anyone can dance well to:

Once,

Posted: 27th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0