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.
BELIEVE it or not, Chris Brown wants to be a better person and has admitted that he doesn’t blame the public for “hating” him over him beating the crap out of Rihanna.
“Having to get personal opinion back and having to gain personal success back… it’s not all the way back, you know?” said Breezy. “But it’s one of my most humbling experiences. I can’t hate people for making judgement on me or making a decision of liking me or not liking me. All I can do is try to be better as a person, and I’m good with knowing everything isn’t always going to be perfect.”
“The fan base that I have and the actual support is unreal to me. They’ve put me in a position to be able to help people and continue to do music and help my family, help my mom… I just want my fans to be able to identify, whether it be the ones that maybe could of had everything or they maybe blew their chance and they failed and didn’t know how to get back up.”
JOHN ‘Johnny’ Beerling was the BBC Radio 1 Controller. He has been talking with Nicky Campbell, the DJ he hired to revamp the station from Smashy and Nicey to fresh-faced youth. He tells Campbell on BBC Radio Five Live about the Jimmy Savile, the alleged paedophile he never really knew:
“I wasn’t particularly close to him, as you know. It was a producer who looked after Jimmy, and he was very much a loner wasn’t he. He came into the building, did his thing and went off again. He wasn’t one to socialise with any of you guys or the girls in the office, so I’m really a bit staggered about all of this.”
WHAT does facing disaster bring out in you? When extreme weather in the terrifying shape of Superstorm Sandy slapped into the East Coast of America, how did you fare? As families hunkered down, people died and New Yorkrs looked at Okies with envy, most celebrities took to praying on twitter. Nana Gouvêa, a Brazilian glamour model on tour in the Big Apple, thought it apt to pose atop the destruction. But the star who starred down the Hurricane was Coco. Anorak’s former Woman of the Year (photos) knew what was needed. In an act of everyday heroism, she did NOT zip up her tracksuit top:
WHAT every story needs is a celebrity. It is the 9th Rule of Tabloid Journalism. Disappointingly, stars were either too rich to be on the Jersey Shore or busy praying on Twitter to get truly involved with Superstorm Sandy. Nana Gouvêa saw her chance. The Brazilian glamour model was on her first trip to Manhattan. And when the storm struck, ruining lives and killing, she posed. A diaster became a backdrop. As her husband Carlos Keyes snapped away, viewers of her blog got to see what Hurricane fashions look like. They also got to guess which is the more wooden: Nana Gouvêa or a broken tree…
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FIRST they came for the convicted paedophiles. Next they came for a man who made a living dressing up as Hitler and falling over. Gary Glitter has been arrested in connection with the police investigation of Jimmy Savile. Now Freddie Starr has been pinched.
Both arrests are rooted in the testimony of Karin Ward, who alleged in an ITV documentary that Savile sexually abused her. She was 14. She alleges that Starr tried to grope her. Karin Ward also said that she saw Gary Glitter having sex with an underage girl in Jimmy Savile’s BBC dressing room.
REVEALED: Why the BBC sacked Danny Baker from his brilliant daily afternoon show on London 95.9FM. The Danny Baker Treehouse has been felled:
1. “We dwell amid pinheaded weasels who know only timid, the generic and the abacus.” – Danny Baker
2. Global warming
HANDS up if you’d like to chop Simon Cowell’s head off. Quite a lot of you it seems. Well, he’s willing to let someone do it. No, honestly. See, the music mogul is convinced that it will help him live forever.
Don’t get too excited though.
MISHEARD lyrics. Which one is our favourite?
DO you want a piece of Jimmy Savile? The alleged predotory paedophile who masqueraded as a caring BBC worker as he prowled, schools, studios, marathon courses, NHS wards and mortuaries left around £4m behind. NatWest bank, which looks after Savile’s estate, has frozen his assets. NatWest says “distribution of the estate has been put on hold”.
SIMON Cowell has been on the Jay Leno show to answer the question: what do you get if you cross Bernard Manning with Dale Winton?
NERDS, geeks, sci-fi nuts and nostalgia enthusiasts have been kicking through the air, swearing and cussing at the news of Disney’s new ownership of Star Wars. Disney, it seems, are going to spoil the Star Wars franchise and the rest of the Lucasfilm canon.
“Obviously I’ve been talking about retiring for several years now,” George Lucas said. “I wanted to get into sort of another stage of life where I’m not in the film business anymore, where I don’t have to run a corporation. It occurred to me one day that the perfect person to run the company was [Lucasfilm co-chair] Kathy [Kennedy]. It’s just such a perfect fit, and I felt that I really wanted to put the company somewhere in a larger entity that would protect it. Disney is a huge corporation; they have all kinds of capabilities and facilities. There’s a lot of strength to be gained by this.”
FOLLOWING Kerry Katona’s tips on how to survive being looked at by alleged predatory paedophile Jimmy Savile, and David Walliams’ brush with a medallion , OK! leads with news that “TV PRESENTER” Sarah Cawood had a “LUCKY ESCAPE“.
Under the headline “He slobbered all over the back of my hand”, Cawood writs about being a celebrity Savile Survivor. Sarah says that she wrote to Savile’s Jim’ll Fix It Show, but never made it on.
“Maybe I had a lucky escape.”
JIMMY Savile, the predatory paedophile, was employed by the BBC. A letter in Rupert Murdoch’s Sun (he also owns BBC rival Sky – a broadcaster Britons with a telly are not obliged on pain of law to fund) explains the entire story so far. Is “ANON” Murdoch’s nom de plume?
ONE of the more uncomfortable relationships to clutter up the gossip columns has been that of Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton. Basically, she’s rather dim but sweet and Alex Reid is… well… a professional Thing To Occupy Some Space. Reid had Katie Price, showed himself off to be a cross-dresser and won some reality shows.
Savile met Prince Charles many times. Savile says he took Princess Diana’s secrets to his grave. Arbiter says:
“He would walk into the office and do the rounds of the young ladies taking their hands and rubbing his lips all the way up their arms if they were wearing short sleeves. If it was summer…his bottom lip would curl out and he would run it up their arms. This was at St James’s Palace. The women were in their mid to late 20s doing typing and secretarial work… “I looked at him as a court jester and told him so. I remember calling him an old reprobate and he said ‘not so much of the old’.”
DR Sakis and Les Infermieres will see you now:
GARY Glitter has been arrested. Paul Gadd, for it is he, the paedo pop pariah, has been arrested by police investigating Jimmy Savile.
Gadd, 68, has, of course, already done time for sexual offences against children. Back in 2006, he was arrested in Vietnam in 2006 for child sex offences.
The copper from Operation Yewtree tells one and all:
“The man, from London, was arrested at approximately 0715 on suspicion of sexual offences. The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘Savile and others’.”
“This is the stuff that I would wear if I was young enough to not look like Betty Davis in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane. In the Hem of all the dresses, there’s a ruby and it says c***.”
PSST! Want to see Jimmy Savile attacking a woman? No. The Daily Mail want you to. The headline tells us:
Caught on camera: Jimmy Savile gropes terrified teenage girl as he presents Top Of The Pops
The “girl” is called Sylvia Edwards. The Mail says she “can been seen trying to flee from grinning Savile”.
IT’S 1985. A young Lisa Hardy (adress supplied to all viewers) wants Jimmy Savile to fix it for her to be a barrister for a day. Featuring Noddy, with Lord Denning presiding. Mr Gollywog wouldn’t have got a fair trial…
DID you shave your head for Justin Bieber in an act of solidarity with the cancer-stricken singer? The Entertainment Weekly’s Twitter feed told the world:
“Pop Star Justin Bieber was diagnosed with cancer earlier this morning. Bieber fans are shaving their heads to show their support.”
The world saw the photos of two apparent Bieber lovers with shaven heads.
IT’S Halloween (ish). Time to grab a packet of dried noodle and make like you’re Justin Timberlake:
A QUICK look sat marijuana smoking in the cinema: