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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.

S-Nigger Watch: Eeeny Justin Bieber Is No Meeny Jeremy Clarskon

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WHEN he 15, Justin Bieber told a racist joke about black people. Four years on and The Sun is outraged. It’s posted footage of Bieber behaving like a dickhead (which is pretty much all he does) for a documentary called Never Say Never.

The so-called joke goes like this:

Bieber: “What’s the most confusing day for black people?”

He answers his own question: “Father’s Day.”

He then fires another:

Bieber: “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?

Voice in room:“Don’t say it.”

Bieber: “Run-nigger-nigger-run…”

 

This, to the Sun, is “Bieber’s N-word shame”.

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Posted: 1st, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express Writers Say Daily Express Story Is Untrue

COMPARE and contrast these Daily Express stories on Daily Express columnists Richard And Judy:

 

MAY 12, 2014: Richard and Judy;s “suicide pact”:

Screen shot 2014 06 01 at 20.51.49 Daily Express Writers Say Daily Express Story Is Untrue

 

 

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Posted: 1st, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 10 Lyrical Low Points of the 1970s

ABBA Ring Ring costumes The Top 10 Lyrical Low Points of the 1970s

 

BACK in January, we covered The Top Ten Lyrical Low Points of the 1980s.  Well, it’s time to tackle another decade – the 1970s.  While there were certainly a lot of good songs with good lyrics recorded during this period, there was a metric f**k-ton of bad ones as well.  But despite the enormity of the task, we’ve waded through it and plucked out the worst of reasonably well-known songs, and here they are…

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Posted: 30th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rap Genius Founder Fired For Being a Complete Dickhead About Elliot Rodger

 Rap Genius Founder Fired For Being a Complete Dickhead About Elliot Rodger

 

THAT you’re able to think up and found one of the web’s hotter properties does show that you’ve got some smarts. You’re good at doing something at least. But that’s not to say that having done that that you’re smart, as Mahbod Moghadam of Rap Genius has just proven. For he’s gone off and done something so dickheaded that he’s had to immediately resign from the company that he himself founded. He took the manifesto of the UCSB psycho shooter who killed all those people last week and loaded it up onto his own site. Fair enough, that’s what it’s for, you put a document up on Rap Genius and then people can add their annotations to it. But then he started to make his own annotations. Which were not cool, not cool at all:

Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam has been fired from the annotation service after posting appalling comments on the memoir of mass murderer Elliot Rodger, who killed six people in a shooting spree earlier this week.

In now-removed annotations on the site on the sick 141-page manifesto, Moghadam added a tasteless series of comments, including “beautifully written” and also “MY GUESS: his sister is smokin hot.”

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Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Copyright Suits: Beastie Boys Lose The Right To Say ‘No’

PA 5187360 Copyright Suits: Beastie Boys Lose The Right To Say No

 

WHEN Adam Yauch passed away, his fellow Beastie Boys were told, in no uncertain terms, that they should respect his legacy by never allowing their music to be used in advertisements.

And so, the Beasties are now taking on the Monster Energy drinks company over music used for commercial purposes.

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Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Devil Made Them Do It: The Five Best Exorcist (1973) Knock-Offs

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WILLIAM Friedkin’s The Exorcist — based on the best-selling novel by William Peter Blatty — quickly became one of the first genre blockbusters of the seventies, and a generational touchstone to boot.

The Exorcist also represented a new brand of horror film, in a sense, because it lacked a familiar “monster” like Dracula, the Wolf Man or The Frankenstein Monster, and it didn’t depend on well-known genre personalities, like Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, or Peter Cushing, either.

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Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Here’s Some New Music From Shy And Not-At-All-Money-Mad Queen

PA 10484336 Heres Some New Music From Shy And Not At All Money Mad Queen

 

THE notoriously shy and not-at-all-money-obsessed Queen have confirmed plans to release a new album featuring previously unheard tracks sung by their late frontman Freddie Mercury.

Since Freddie’s untimely death, Queen have never been so busy, putting out musicals under the band’s name and touring the world with a variety of guest singers, like Paul Rodgers from Free.

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Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kasabian Release An ‘Important’ Message To The Cool Kids

PA 19932202 Kasabian Release An Important Message To The Cool Kids

 

MODERN rock ‘n’ roll is in a treacherous place – it is ruled by musicians too masculine and backward looking, while the rest of the world’s genres has mixed it all up.

And without any trace of irony, Kasabian’s furry helmeted Serge Pizzorno has said that rock ‘n’ roll is dying.

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Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


AKB48: Japanese Girlgroup Attacked With A Saw

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RECENTLY, women’s rights have been shoved to the forefront of the debate, thanks to a number of dreadful events. It has been difficult for some men to read the #YesToWomen hashtag, which has shown just how unsettling life can be for women.

While most men aren’t to blame for all that befalls women, most things that befall our female buddies is at the hands of men.

And so, to Japan, where two members of hugely popular Japanese pop group AKB48 were left hospitalised after a fan attacked them with a saw.

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


Hunter S Thompson’s Daily Diet Regime: Chivas, Dunhill, Cocaine

HUNTER S Thompson’s daily routine:

 

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


Katie Price: Kieran Hayler On Horsing Around With Jane Pountney’s Hatchback

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KATIE Price’s third husband, Kieran ‘Loud’ Hayler tells Sun readers that he had sex with his wife’s “best pal” in her stables.

In an instant the mind turns to an image of the skin-tight stripper stood on an pile of his wife’s autobiographies behind a horse. Indeed, Hayler adds:

“We had sex standing up. It was very quick — we just unzipped and did it.”

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Posted: 25th, May 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jack White: Bring Back The Clapometer At Gigs

PA 11048429 Jack White: Bring Back The Clapometer At Gigs

 

NOTICED how there’s a lot of rock musicians complaining about the modern world lately? Like lunatics shouting at cars for being evil horseless carriages, spewing out Satan’s plume, they gripe and bitch about every modern development… apart from the ones that make them money.

And so, to Jack White – the most catholic musician in the universe – who has criticised people at gigs who spend more time on their mobile phones than watching the gig itself.

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Posted: 23rd, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 15 Greatest Retro Sci-Fi TV Themes

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THE mission: To identify the top 15 science fiction television program themes from eons past. It’s a region of space many Internet listers have gone before… but those were just training exercises. This expedition is for real. Let the countdown begin.

 

1. UFO

 


Goes well with martinis, miniskirts and go-go boots. Truthfully, anything that conjures up memories of those purple haired Moon Maidens is going to be top of the list.

 

 

2. Star Trek (original series)

 


How could the Star Trek intro not be in the list? No matter what you think of the show, you’ll have to agree this intro captures the thrill of exploration about as good as can be done. We may spend our days in a cubicle behind a desk, but when this intro plays, the dashing and adventurous Magellan lurking deep inside all of us gets bestirred.

 

 

3. Dr. Who

 


The Tom Baker intro will always be my favorite. Nostalgia aside, for my money, the sound of this track captures the “sci-fi feel” (if there is such a thing) better than any other, and the making of it is an amazing story. Only Star Trek trumps it due to Kirk’s brilliant prose.

 

 

4. The Twilight Zone

 


Is there an intro to any show, science fiction or otherwise, more iconic than this? “Doo dee doo doo, doo dee doo doo” has become a part of our lexicon.

 

 

5. The Tomorrow People

 


Similar to the Dr. Who theme, it has that spine-tingling, creepy vibe, yet is unmistakably science-fiction in sound.

 

 

6. The Six Million Dollar Man

 

 

“We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better…stronger…faster.”

Gives me goose bumps to this day.

 

 

7. The Outer Limits

 

 

“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.”

Anyone who remembers those ominous words intoned across the airwaves can testify that this belongs on the list.

 

 

8. Lost in Space

 


There were a few versions, but the “countdown version” is the best.

 

 

9. Space: 1999

 


You can’t go wrong when you combine the distinctively Seventies “waka waka” with a Gerry Anderson groove.
However, when it comes to raw Seventies sci-fi vibe, nothing comes close to the next on the list…

 

 

10. Star Maidens

 


For all-around 70s sci-fi awesomeness, the ultimate is, without question, Star Maidens. It would be higher on this list, but the intro is just a boring narration. However, the funktastic closing credits and incidental music was solid 70s gold.

 

 

11. Logan’s Run

 


Catchy and corny, but a fun sci-fi intro nonetheless. Of course, Heather Menzies’ constantly fluttering micro-miniskirt may be contributing to my bias.

 

 

12. Sapphire and Steel

 

 

“All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned.”

By the same guy that did the Dr. Who intro, no less.

 

 

13. The Starlost

 


Didn’t think Canada could make a groovy sci-fi theme? Once you get past the sleepy narration, things get hopping.
Thankfully, the series starred a Canadian game show host (Robin Ward) who wasn’t a drooling sexual predator. No idea what the hell I’m talking about? See this post.

Quickly moving right along…

 

 

14. Battlestar Galactica

 


It’s unfortunate that so many sci-fi openers got muddied by lame narration. I suppose a lot of explanation was in order – we wouldn’t want audiences confused. However, unless you have Shatner reading the lines, the theme is in danger of being dull. In the case of Battlestar Galactica, the orchestral part is so sweeping and large sounding, that it washes away the bad memories of Lorne Green’s intro.

 

 

15. The Jetsons

 


Everyone knows the words to this iconic theme song; you simply can’t have a list of top sci-fi themes without it.

I’m sure there are plenty of glaring omissions. (For instance, I nearly included the profoundly awesome Quark theme song, but it’s just too damn similar to Star Trek’s). Please, drop a suggestion in a comment and let’s make this list grow.

Posted: 22nd, May 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Led Zeppelin Sued For ‘Stairway’ Rip-Off – Hear The Evidence

PA 4074500 Led Zeppelin Sued For Stairway Rip Off   Hear The Evidence

Leadsinger Robert Plant of the British rock band Led Zeppelin performs at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia’s J.F.K. Stadium, on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

 

TO crate diggers and muso-nerds, this won’t be news at all, but to the occasional rock fan, you may not know that Led Zeppelin’s iconic ‘Stairway To Heaven’ has been accused of being a rip-off for quite some time.

And now, someone is suing the band over it.

Zep just so happen to be on the cusp of re-releasing their first three albums, which is handy as ‘Stairway’ is on the fourth and they might have to change the songwriting credits if they lose the case.

So what’s the craic?

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Posted: 21st, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Most Interesting Man In The World: Actor William Smith

DOS EQUIS MEME SMITHW The Most Interesting Man In The World: Actor William Smith

 

THE Dos Equis guy has nothing on actor, William Smith.  No – I didn’t say Will Smith.  We’re not talking about the Fresh Prince here, folks.  I’m talking about William Smith the world’s biggest badass and Renaissance Man.

Never heard of him?   Although he’s been in over 300 movies and TV shows, William Smith was never much of a headline actor – usually playing a supporting role as the stereotypical tough-guy villain.  You may recognize his face since he’s played everything from Conan the Barbarian’s father to the Russian commander in Red Dawn.  But he’s by no means a household name.

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Posted: 21st, May 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bob Marley’s Ghost Arrives In Court

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Priests and clergy from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church lead a procession out of the National Arena in Kingston, Jamaica. during the state funeral for reggae musician Bob Marley, May 22, 1981. Marley died of cancer last week in a Miami hospital. (AP Photo/Ray Fairall)

ONE thing you can always rely on, with the music industry, is that someone is going to sue someone else, trying to stake a claim to a song, or music, they had no part in writing.

And people wonder why the music industry is on its arse.

This time, the High Court in London is hearing arguments in a copyright dispute over 13 songs by Bob Marley. You’ll know Bob Marley because, to 90% of the world, he’s the only human on Earth who ever recorded a reggae record.

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Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black Keys: Proud To Be Luddites

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FANS of the Black Keys are, like the band themselves, people who look back at a fabled ‘golden age’ of rock that doesn’t actually exist.

See, a lot of fans of bluesy dadrock will tell themselves that, once upon a time, music was made by ‘real’ people who played ‘real’ instruments. Everything was honest. The lunatic were ruling the asylum and people were able to express themselves artistically in a way that people aren’t now.

Of course, that’s complete piss. Music has always been a cesspool and decade on decade, there was exactly the same amount of great music and complete dreck thrown toward the public.

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Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mötley Crüe Goes ‘Triple R’: The Best Bits From The Hot Mess Film

Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe Goes Triple R: The Best Bits From The Hot Mess Film

 

IF there’s one thing you can say about Mötley Crüe, is that their band name is a total pain in the arse to type on a computer, if you want to do it correctly.

Of course, there’s more to Mötley Crüe than that – they’re a hilarious hot-mess too.

It goes without saying that not everyone likes their music. However, as court jesters of rock ‘n’ roll, you can’t help but feel pleased they’re around. Media training is something that passed them all by and, in their day, they were rich, badly behaved and thick as pigshit – everything you’d want from a celebrity.

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Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Someone tell Rita Ora There’s No Fast-Track To Stardom

PA 19745208 Someone tell Rita Ora Theres No Fast Track To Stardom

 

YOU may have seen Rita Ora’s face knocking around and indeed, may have heard some of her songs on the radio. However, putting the sounds to the face is a trickier prospect. While Miley Cyrus and One Direction swiped the pop crown from Lady GaGa and Taylor Swift (for a bit), Rita Ora is lording it up in the VIP section.

See, Rita Ora is being billed as a superstar without actually being one. And it looks like she’s believing in it too.

Obviously, Ora isn’t the first pop singer to be heralded and championed without reason, but there’s something unusual about this occasion.

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Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


LOLZ: Dr Brule Reads Scarlett Johansson’s Lines In Her

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IN this video Dr Brule plays the part of the love interest (formerly Scarlett Johansson) in Spike Jonze’s Her:

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Dr. Steve Brule,” a childlike, male voice, who is severely naive, socially awkward and largely ignorant. As his needs and desires grow, in tandem with Theodore’s own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

 

Spotter: Reddit

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Euphemism Of The Day: Rolph Harris ‘Polishes Wood’

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IN Nick Pisa’s report on the Rolf Harris sex trial, he tells Sky News readers:

The woman told the court she was assaulted in 1969 and was staying with friends when she woke up, came downstairs in her pyjamas and found Harris polishing wood.

PS – If you want to know the outcome of the case, it might be best not to check Mr Pisa against other sources.

 

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0