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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.

Malawi wants Gary Neville but gets Madonna

PA 16196952 Malawi wants Gary Neville but gets Madonna

MALAWI welcomes you. But not Madonna. Says Malawi’s leader Joyce Banda

“It is worth making her aware that Malawi has hosted many international stars, including Chuck Norris, Bono, David James, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville, who have never demanded state attention or decorum despite their equally dazzling stature.”

Eat yer heart out, Madge:

Neville Neville, Your future’s immense,
Neville Neville, You play in defence,
Neville Neville, Like Jacko you’re bad,
Neville Neville, Is the name of your dad!

Photo: US performer Madonna, centre, tours the Mphandura orpahange near Lilongwe, Malawi, Friday April 5, 2013. Madonna, is spending her fourth day in the southern African country from where she adopted two children David Banda, right and Mercy James, left. 

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The BBC bans Judy Garland: Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead (and so is Maggie Thatcher)

PA 4946859 The BBC bans Judy Garland: Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead (and so is Maggie Thatcher)

THE idiotic BBC has decided not to play the Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, the tune from the Wizard of Oz reinvigorated by the anti-Margaret Thatcher. It will not feature on the Official Chart Show. All 51-seconds of it have been censored.

Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper tells the BBC:

 ”The decision I have made is I am not going to play it in full but that I will play a clip of it in a news environment. When I say a news environment, that is a newsreader telling you about the fact that this record has reached a certain place in the chart and here is a clip of that track.

“It is a compromise and it is a difficult compromise to come to. You have very difficult and emotional arguments on both sides of the fence.

“Let’s not forget you also have a family that is grieving for a loved one who is yet to be buried.”

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Music, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Simonon: The Clash bassist we all wanted to be and star of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll photo of all time

PA 10412272 Paul Simonon: The Clash bassist we all wanted to be and star of the greatest rock n roll photo of all time

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The greatest most terrifying buried alive moments in film history

buried alive The greatest most terrifying buried alive moments in film history

BEING buried alive is right up there in the list of things you fear most.

YOUTUBER jethack shows us the Mysterious Swaying Plant. He says it’s creepy. It is. But when I saw it I stated to think of The Vanishing, the Dutch film in which a man is buried alive. Jewthack walks off with his video to post on YouTube. He never digs beneath the wavering plant. And in a box beneath the soil a man with only a stem to breath through, screams…

Presenting the Best Buried Alive Scenes in Film.

The Vanishing

The Screaming Woman

The Candy Snatchers

Superman

Gunmen

Patrick Stewart played his drug lord role with relish, especially since it is such a change for him recently. From the press packet: With his role as the captain of the starship Enterprise, “I became everything synonymous with honor, intelligence, and rectitude,” he says. “Loomis is a delightful and refreshing alternative to that.” Indeed. In his very first appearance, we see him sitting at an open grave, where he calmly has his wife buried alive.

The Big Carnival

The Serpent and the Rainbow

Blood Simple

White Zombie

Tales of Terror

Kill Bill (Vol 2)

Casino

Creepshow

Premature Burial

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tiny Tim entertains the kids with a song about mass death and destruction

TINY TIM is entertaining the kids in the late 1960s. Tiny Tim‘s version of The Other Side captivates the girls before him.

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


McFly: Harry Judd link his heart to his hands

PA 16095738 McFly: Harry Judd link his heart to his hands

LINK of the week appeared in Hello! magazine where McFly drummer Harry Judd was in the chair. The writer began:

“Drummer Harry Judd rarely misses a beat — but the same cannot be said for his heart. The McFly star has recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with an ectopic heartbeat.”

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twitter twat Geri Halliwell and Spice Girls’ power dies with Maggie Thatcher

PA 1097473 Twitter twat Geri Halliwell and Spice Girls power dies with Maggie Thatcher

GERI Halliwell is the Spice Girl who gave us one of the greatest ever showbiz photos (see Page 2 – NSFW). She is the flame-haired trailblazer who told us:

We Spice Girls are true Thatcherites. Thatcher was the first Spice Girl, the pioneer of our ideology – Girl Power. But now we’re desperately worried about the slide to a single currency.

And now she is Halliwell who tweeted:

‘Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power, Margaret Thatcher, a grocer’s daughter who taught me anything is possible…x’

A few pillocks attacked her for saying that. So. She did as any champion of girl power should. Yep, she deleted the tweet and posted:

‘I’m sorry if I offended u. X’

Bit late for that, Geri.

Posted: 10th, April 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Selected short film of the day: Let It Rain

let it rain Selected short film of the day: Let It Rain

SHORT film of the day is Let It Rain. The tagline is When it rains, he pours. It’s like an Australian version of Stick Guns, the British films about fighting in the woods.

And more of it, we say. Going to the cinema used to be a chance to see a selected short before the main show. Now you get the ads, the warnings to turn your phone off and threats about recording the film you’ve paid to see lest you, erm, see it again (one viewing is all you get, folks) and cinemas turn to dust. You used to get that great adverts for Tia Maria, Kia-Ora, Lyons Maid ices, Frankie’s hotdogs, a smoking section, ushers with neck-strap trays and Pearl and Dean titles. And then you got to watch a short film.

Time to bring the selected short back:

Ok. Have an other one:

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


One Direction learn a foreign language (video)

ONE Direction has been dubbed into a foreign language. It’s brilliant, gurning lip-synching glory. Who knew the boys could act?

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


1977: when Droids made cosmic Star Wars music

droids star wars 1977: when Droids made cosmic Star Wars music

IN 1977, the world was going batty for Star Wars. Over in France, Yves Hayat, Jean-Paul Bataille and Richard Lornac formed Droids. In ’77,  two of the trio (whish we can’t say) dressed as robots and shook the room with the song (Do You Have) The Force, with R2D2-styled bleeps and burrs.

Cosmic:

 

Spotter

Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kim Kardashian fake baby bump soon available in all high street stores

kardashian baby fake Kim Kardashian fake baby bump soon available in all high street stores

“FAT KIM’S PREGNANT A FAKE?” leads the National Enquirer. It’s a headline that suggests a question asked and answered.

Kim Kardashian is carrying hip-hop star Kanye West’s child. The Kardashian way is to exchange privacy for fame. So. Why would she cook up a phantom baby to hide her fatness? Surely simpler for one of the Kardashian Klan to create new episodes by dating a new K-star, like Kris Kristopherson, Kevin Klein, Kato Kalin (grounds keeper for OJ Simpson, who testified at the murder trial where Robert Kardashian, Kim’s dad, worked as the sportsman-turned-actor’s defence counsel), Kiera Knightly or Kermit.

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


Piers Morgan uses guns to keep you off his land

PIERS Morgan wants more gun control in the US.

@JamesOKeefeIII tweets:

Hey, @piersmorgan, can you please explain these signs on your Beverly Hills property? 

Get off my land!

Piers Morgan Piers Morgan uses guns to keep you off his land

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


1969: Pink Floyd play live at the BBC as Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon

PA 1176466 1969: Pink Floyd play live at the BBC as Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon

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


Jon Hamm and his little Hammster hate being treated like actresses

jon ham cock Jon Hamm and his little Hammster hate being treated like actresses

MAD Men’s Jon Hamm tell Rolling Stone:

“They’re called privates for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for fuck’s sake. When people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my cock, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal.”

It’s hard being an actress, isn’t it Jon. Now show us your side moobs…

Nominative determinism note: Ham is not piece of meat.

 

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


When Princess Diana played Golden Girl Dorothy, dodged a ‘randy old Taurean’ and went to the gay bar with Freddie Mercury

cleao rocos diana When Princess Diana played Golden Girl Dorothy, dodged a randy old Taurean and went to the gay bar with Freddie Mercury

KENNY Everett’s busty distraction Cleo Rocos has a book out. One section deals with the time she met Princess Diana. Over bellinis, Shy Di would refer to people as “that randy old Taurean” or “Typical Sagittarian, always dancing on the table  with a bottle of vodka  down his trousers.”

Everett, Rocos and Di then went back to Kenny’s penthouse to watch The Golden Girls. Mercury popped over. The foursome ad libbed their version of the show. Everett was Blanche, Diana was Dorothy, Mercury was Sophie and Rocos was Rose.

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


Camden Town looks up the Amy Statue statue

amy winehosue statue copy Camden Town looks up the Amy Statue statue

SHOULD Anorak favourite Amy Winehouse be immortalised in statue-form? The Amy Winehouse Foundation has hired Scott Eaton to design a bronze statue of the singer to stand on the Roundhouse venue overlooking Chalk Farm Road. It’ll be on the first floor terrace, overlooking Chalk Farm Road.

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Posted: 30th, March 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Plagiarism is nothing new in this brave new digital world

THE Washington DC-based website Brightest Young Things has removed all of its content for an audit. Why? Because Logan Donaldson, the site’s managing editor plagiarized whole sections of a 13,000-word music guide from other publications.” The article, “BYT Music Guide Spring/Summer Season 2013″, has been updated. It now reads:

All original words by: Svetlana Legetic, Shauna Alexander, Ross Bonaime, Logan Donaldson Marcus Dowling, Bryce Rudow, Alyssa Moody, Bri Younger & Shelly Bell

Ed Note: This post has been updated to include only original content produced by BYT writers. Thank you for reading and your patience.

BYT founder Svetlana Legetic is aghast and agog:

“There’s absolutely no excuses, for this. It’s a ginormous article. He was the one saddled with the music guide. We obviously don’t copy and paste from press releases. But you run out of ways to describe a new band and it gets to be 2 a.m. I’m not going to let him [Donaldson] go. He produces a lot of great original content. I’m not going to have him resign.”

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Posted: 30th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Richard Griffiths: Uncle Monty cracked the boards in his youth

RIP Richard Griffiths. You were Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films and the cooking copper in Pie in The Sky. But above all you were Uncle Monty in Withnail and I.

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16156557 RIP Richard Griffiths: Uncle Monty cracked the boards in his youth
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File photo dated 03/07/07 of actor Richard Griffiths, who has died of complications following heart surgery, it was announced today. He was 65.

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


Tamara Ecclestone: the Playboy photos (sponsored by Sudocrem)

tamara ecclestone playboy Tamara Ecclestone: the Playboy photos (sponsored by Sudocrem)

TAMARA Ecclestone has taken a break from finding new ways to spunk her dad Bernie’s cash. She’s getting it out for Playboy magazine. Tamara shared a photo of her day at work on Instagram. Pressed up against the Pope’s toilet door, Tamara turns to face the camera, looking away as a nurse checks her buttocks for signs of chaffing. Replace the Playboy logo with an advert for Sudocrem, and Tamara could be doing her bit to remove the stigma of adult ‘nappy’ rash*.

* Hugh Hefner endorses this message.

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


The actress rests: Tilda Swinton is sleeping at MoMA

PA 16132368 copy The actress rests: Tilda Swinton is sleeping at MoMA

AT the MoMa, Tilda Swinton has been sleeping in a glass box:

It’s part of an unannounced, surprise performance piece called “The Maybe” that will be taking place on random days all year. A MoMA source told us, “Museum staff doesn’t know she’s coming until the day of, but she’s here today. She’ll be there the whole day. All that’s in the box is cushions and a water jug.”

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Posted: 27th, March 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Katie Price becomes her own My Little Pony doll

katie price  Katie Price becomes her own My Little Pony doll

KATIE Price marked the 5th birthday of KP Equestrian range of clothing by dressing up as a pink horse at the Worx Studios in Parsons Green, west London. Jordan, for it is she, is the inflatable My Little Pony who wanted to be a fairy. The only thing missing from this tableau of family business harmony is someone trying to straddle Katie’s back….

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16137455 Katie Price becomes her own My Little Pony doll
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Katie Price during a photo call to mark the 5th birthday of KP Equestrian, her equestrian clothing company, at the Worx Studios in Parsons Green, west London.

 

Posted: 26th, March 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In the movies Everybody Wants to Kill Bruce Willis (a mashup)

IN the movies, “Everybody Wants to Kill Bruce”. Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat has recorded Willis’ career in 39 different action movies:

When he wakes up one morning, Bruce Willis finds himself pursued by an entire city!

Willis nearly never dies. But Steve Buscemi is every kind of dead.

Posted: 26th, March 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0