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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.

Snakes on a Payne: One Direction fans spew venom in Adelaide

PA 17369239 Snakes on a Payne: One Direction fans spew venom in Adelaide

ONE Direction fans are the most hardcore fans in the book. If you really want to frighten the olds this Halloween eschew Asda’s mental ward outfit and pull on a Harry Styles-faced crop top and scream Louis at the top of your lungs.

This week the lads were in Adelaide, Australia. Behind the hotel was an area marked “SNAKE HABITAT”. That’s where some of their fans camped in the hope of seeing their heroes.

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Posted: 28th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity gif of the day: Nicholas Cage wants to dance

Celebrity gif of the day: Nicholas Cage wants to dance:

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


Justin Bieber alerts fans to the thrill of fizzy mineral water abuse

group 300 Justin Bieber alerts fans to the thrill of fizzy mineral water abuse

JUSTIN Bieber has lot of tattoos, gobs on his fans, walks about with his shirt off and pants low, and smokes weed. That makes him gangster.

Justin Bieber is a man-child who travels the world in big cars, grew up in rural Canada and has a private tutor to teach him to place the silent ‘h’ in ghetto. What with his inner-city crib and access to men with big guns, Prince Edward grew up more gangster than Bieber.

But Bieber is making a stab at being street. He’s been picked to rap with Brandon Green, aka Maejor Ali. This is that rap:

“Throwing up a G note/Like I’m at a casino/I’m all fancy yeah/I’m popping Pellegrino.”

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


After Fulham: Where does the Michael Jackson statue go now?

PA 17723502 After Fulham: Where does the Michael Jackson statue go now?

THIS week  Fulham uprooted Michael Jackson, or rather a statue of the King of Pop. It turns out it really was a statue and not a 7feet tall Jacko standing very still so as to start over.

Once upon a time, Mohamed Al Fayed created this effigy to the King of Pop and said anyone who didn’t like it could “go to Hell”. Jackson was, after all, a Fulham fan, although not in the same vein as Citizen Smith or Keith Castle (1st British Heart Transplant patient) because he only went to won match. In 1999, Jackson was there to see Fulham beat Wigan 2-0.

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Posted: 27th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zach Galifianakis is between two ferns with a wounded Justin Bieber

justin bieber Zach Galifianakis is between two ferns with a wounded Justin Bieber

JUSTIN Bieber sit down for a chat on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis:

 

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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Justin Bieber from Justin Bieber

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


Pudsey will lay a large turd at the Premier of his new film

THE new film about Pudsey the Britain’s Got Talent dog is creating a stink. Having head earlier in the week that Pudsey had wazzed on a car near the Hertfordshire film set, the Sun now reports that Pudsey has fallen ill after “eating too many ham SANDWICHES”.

News should soon follow that Pudsey has laid a large turd.

Or he might save that for the sequel…

 

 

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


Willie Nelson on the Ernest Tubb show

PA 8637283 Willie Nelson on the Ernest Tubb show

SOME singers discover god and politics as they age. Others, like Willie Nelson, grow their hair long, find that smoking weed is agreeable to them and speak out on matters of real importance. Here’s Willie on same-sex marriage from Texas Monthly:

Texas Monthly: For better or worse, you’ve also grown into a reputation as something of an authority on marriage itself.

Willie Nelson: I’ve been there and back a few times. It’s not perfect, so why should we expect it to be perfect for everybody?

Texas Monthly: But to be clear, you think everybody should be able to get married?

Willie Nelson: Absolutely. I never thought of marriage as something only for men and women. But I’d never marry a guy I didn’t like.

Texas Monthly: A lot of people think this battle echoes the fight for civil rights in the sixties.

Willie Nelson: It does. It’s about human rights. As humanity, we’ve come through so many problems from the beginning to here. I guess it finally had to come around to this. This is just another situation, another problem. We’ll work it out and move on.

Texas Monthly: And what do you think they’ll say when they look back on this?

Willie Nelson: We’ll look back and say it was crazy that we ever even argued about this.

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


Great music videos: Douglas Hart – X Film Plus Ultra

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VIDEO of the day is by Douglas Hart, former bassist in The Jesus and Mary Chain (1984 – 1991).

Spotter: Blank Editions

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


Who stole Willie’s Nelson stuffed armadillo?

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WHO stole wIllie Nelson’s stuffed armadillo, Ol’Dillo, from the sound desk stage at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York last Thursday?
Ol’Dillo is cared for by Aaron Foye, who for the past three years has sat the stuffed creature atop his sound board when Nelson plays.
Tom Bailey, who manages  the Capitol Theatre, say he’s captured a suspect on clear images on CCTV. Says he:
“We now are quite clear as to what the perpetrator looks like. We’re going to close this thing up right and get that armadillo back to Mr. Nelson.” 
If you can’t get your hands on Willie Nelson’s stuffed armadillo, why not get a stuffed Willie?

 Kay Petal sells this Willie at Felt Alive:

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Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Savile stands in for Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2

chris evans Jimmy Savile stands in for Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2

THE Daily Mail reports that “DJ Chris Evans has courted controversy after impersonating serial sex predator Jimmy Savile live on air to nearly 10 million listeners”.

Impersonating Jimmy Savile involves:

a) being dead

b) grabbing hold of children

c) becoming aPapal knight

d) looking like an identikit nonce

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Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Failed audition tapes: Tom Selleck was Indiana Jones

Once upon a time, Tom Selleck was Indian Jones…briefly:

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Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Terrible rap: Top That from 1989 film Teen Witch is a horror show

IN the 1980s, white rap was routinely terrible. In this 1989 teen dream flick Teen Witch, the cast are forced on pain of death (we presume) to perform a rap called Top That.

teen witch Terrible rap: Top That from 1989 film Teen Witch is a horror show

The film, for those of you not in the know, is:

Louise is not very popular at her highschool. Then she learns that she’s descended from the witches of Salem and has inherited their powers. At first she uses them to get back at the girls and teachers who teased her and to win the heart of the handsome footballer’s captain. But soon she has doubts if it’s right to ‘cheat’ her way to popularity. 

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Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Simon Cowell commentates as Pudsey the dog urinates on a tyre in Sarratt

PA 15616669 Simon Cowell commentates as Pudsey the dog urinates on a tyre in Sarratt

WHAT news of Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey? Well, Pudsey has been filming Pudsey: The Movie. The Watford Observer reports that he’s gone a bit Depardieu and urinated on a Bovingdon man’s car while filming in Sarratt. This might be news if Pudsey were human. But it’s a dog. When Pudsey starts urinating as he opens the batting for England, then it’s news.

The first canine winner of ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent has been spotted in Sarratt, relieving himself on a car wheel.

Was that in the script?

In the film Simon Cowell will be the voice of a pooch pal of the Britain’s Got Talent dog, while Mr Cowell’s fellow judge David Walliams will take on the voice of Pudsey.

A talking dog?

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Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rylan Clark bites back at critics of his weird teeth

ryan teeth Rylan Clark bites back at critics of his weird teeth

JUST as a lack of teeth really defines a pensioner’s face, so do brand new, bright blue Hollywood veneers, as sported by half of the people you’ll ever see on the tellybox.

One notable tooth-haver is Rylan Clark, who has teeth so large, he looks just like Cleanyourteeth from Stoppit & Tidyup. So magnificent are Rylan’s gnashers, that they’ve got their own Twitter account.

Well, Rylan has hit back at critics, declaring that “half of them haven’t even got a tooth in their heads”.

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Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bono chased at G8 summit by Make Bono History heroes

BONO, Mr G9, was Heiligendamm in 2007 for the 33rd G8 summit, when members of the Make Bono History campaign – aim: “remove Bono from the public-eye and restore a sense of dignity to mankind” – spotted him:

“I was chased down the street in Germany by a bunch of anarchists at the G8 summit, wielding placards and shouting ‘Make Bono history!’ – which even as I was running for my life I thought was a pretty good line.”

He endures…

Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Daily Mail returns to leer at ‘leggy’ nine-year-old Leni Klum

daily mail pervert The Daily Mail returns to leer at leggy nine year old Leni Klum

THE Daily Mail continues to leer at young girls.

Back in January, thy Mail said that Heidi Klum’s daughter was a “leggy beauty”.

Heidi Klum’s daughter is eight years old. She is the Mail’s “lovely Leni”.

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Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 10 masked bands of all time (volume 1)

PA 6056744 The Top 10 masked bands of all time (volume 1)

SINCE time immemorial singers have coloured their faces or hidden behind masks. The masks enable the singers to be freer, take on news personas and cut loose. We’ve flicked through the record archives here at Anorak Towers and now bring you the Top 10 masked pop stars and groups of all time:

Gwar

Without doubt, the funniest masked band of all time, are the might Gwar. In their time, they’ve cut off limbs, given birth to ghouls and wheeled out giant menstruating beasts on stage. Their warty, demon masks are almost as important as their brand of schlock rock and god bless the lot of ‘em.

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Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EDL go after Tulisa Contostavlos

PA 17374270 EDL go after Tulisa Contostavlos

THE EDL are, clearly, upset about lots of things and you wouldn’t want them turning up outside your house unannounced (people have a hard enough time when they turn out unannounced in their town).

Now, Tulisa Contostavlos is being ‘targeted’ by EDL leader Tommy Robinson. The singer reportedly called police after spotting the English Defence League leader outside her home.

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Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1983 Dennis Hopper performed this Russian Dynamite Death Chair Act in Houston

PA 8948958 In 1983 Dennis Hopper performed this Russian Dynamite Death Chair Act in Houston

IN 1983 Dennis Hopper went to Rice University in Houston, Texas. Students piled onto buses. They followed Hopper to Houston’s Big H Speedway. His arrival was announced thus:

“Stick around folks and watch a famous Hollywood film personality perform the Russian Dynamite Death Chair Act. That’s right, folks, he’ll sit in a chair with six sticks of dynamite and light the fuse.” 

Rice News reported:

Dennis Hopper, at one with the shock wave, was thrown headlong in a halo of fire. For a single, timeless instant he looked like Wile E. Coyote, frazzled and splayed by his own petard. Then billowing smoke hid the scene. We all rushed forward, past the police, into the expanding cloud of smoke, excited, apprehensive, and no less expectant than we had been before the explosion. Were we looking for Hopper or pieces we could take home as souvenirs? Later Hopper would say blowing himself up was one of the craziest things he has ever done, and that it was weeks before he could hear again. At the moment, though, none of that mattered. He had been through the thunder, the light, and the heat, and he was still in one piece. And when Dennis Hopper staggered out of that cloud of smoke his eyes were glazed with the thrill of victory and spinout.

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Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bono says U2′s tax avoidance policy is ‘in total harmony with the Irish government’s philosophy’

PA 14827517 Bono says U2s tax avoidance policy is in total harmony with the Irish government’s philosophy

MORE epic stuff from Bono, aka Mr G21. U2′s lead singer tells Tim Adams in yesterday’s Observer about tax and moving his money out of Ireland:

Tim Adams: “The other persistent criticism is about the band’s decision to offshore part of their income through the Netherlands to avoid tax. Was it not hypocrisy for you to try to hold the Irish government to account for its spending while going through fairly exhaustive efforts to avoid paying into the Irish exchequer yourself?”

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Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Retro toys: Donny And Marie Osmond action figures, TV studio and adoption kit

 Retro toys: Donny And Marie Osmond action figures, TV studio and adoption kit

DONNY and Marie Osmond were the stars of their eponymous TV show. Between 1976 and 1979, kids tuned in to see the beaming Mormon siblings singing country-style songs. They also performed skits with star guests, performing parodies of hit films, like Star Wars (1977) and Battlestar Galactica (1978).

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Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


JD Salinger: Five new manuscripts and a post-Holocaust film to duck

PA 10974713 JD Salinger: Five new manuscripts and a post Holocaust film to duck

JD Salinger died in  died in 2010 at age 91. Some of his unpublished works have been found. Cornel Bonca looks at them:

[T]his is the biggest literary “get” of the American 21st century.

The books include a World War II novel featuring Sergeant X from “From Esme,” the most intriguing character outside Holden and the Glass family that Salinger ever created. It includes a novella, in diary form, written by a World War II counterintelligence officer — Salinger’s job during the war — “culminating in the Holocaust.” Given Salinger’s war experience and his painstaking writing process, these two works could conceivably add up to a contribution to American World War II literature on a par with the work of Mailer, Jones, Heller, and Pynchon.

A third manuscript is, we’re told, a “manual of Vedanta,” a book explaining Vedanta Hinduism (and presumably, its relation to Salinger’s work), “with short stories, almost fables, woven into the text.” Finally, there are two compilations, one entitled The Family Glass, gathering all the published Glass stories together with five new storiesabout Seymour, the last of which “deals with Seymour’s life after death.” Given that once Salinger got going on the Glasses, his “stories” inevitably metastasized into novellas, this book is likely to be a real tome, and might conceivably be the greatest contribution Salinger makes to American letters, dealing as it must, with the question of how to live a genuine spiritual life in a postwar, post-Holocaust world.

Then there’s the final book, which [biographers David] Shields and [Shane] Salerno describe as “a complete history of the Caulfield family,” gatheringCatcher, six previously published (and I would imagine, wholly rewritten) Caulfield stories written in the early-to-mid 1940s, as well as new stories featuring, presumably, Holden, Phoebe, Allie, and D.B. Caulfield. Five new Salinger books! Doubtless, they will make us entirely reconceive Salinger’s current oeuvre. If the books are even close in quality to Catcher or Franny & Zooey, they might reroute the course of late 20th-century American literature.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2013 | In: Books, Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Old school hop hop megamix 1 and 2

TIME for an old school hop hop megamix. Remember how good this music was when you first heard it. Then the suits polished it into a pop-sized turd.

OldSchoolScholar writes:

This video’s theme is about the culture and music of Hip Hop vs Rap. What we hope you will identify is the enormous amounts of artists, flavors, aesthetics, crews, personalities, and competition that truly made the culture of real Hip Hop. Mainstream Rap, thanks to the corporate recording industry, has essentially stripped the pillars of Hip Hop away from what they call music. Hip Hop is for and from the streets as a true life form. Mainstream Rap is for and from controlled commercial marketing practices to sell products and brands.

We are simply demonstrating the greatness of the Old School and Golden Age of Hip Hop due to its tremendous growth and trailblazing thanks to style wars and battling by being “fresh” out the box every time. Thanks to Mainstream Rap, or Hip Pop, the current market only sells “clones.”

They all sound alike, dress alike, speak alike, deliver alike, and pose alike. Same content. Same gimmicks and artificial flavors.

This is the real Attack of the Clones. We thank the real emcees and artists in the streets for delivering the real Hip Hop like People Under The Stairs, JabberWockeez, East 3, DJ Craze, and Charlie 2na.

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Posted: 21st, September 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Musical Youth return to place Welsh children under heavy manners

PA 1583988 Musical Youth return to place Welsh children under heavy manners

PUPIL’S at Bryngwyn Comprehensive School have Musical Youth to remind them to pass one another on the left hand side.

Head teacher Paul Jones explains:

“The concept was an innovative and imaginative idea from pupils coming out of a school council meeting. The purpose was to improve the smooth and effective transition, as pupils and staff travel around school between busy lesson changeovers.”

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Posted: 21st, September 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0