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.
JIM Davidson OBE denies any wrongdoing. He’s the 10th man to be questioned by police as part of Operation Yewtree, the Met Police’s investigation into Jimmy Savile and others. Of that ten, nine men have been arrested, including Gary Glitter, Freddie Starr, Dave Lee Travis, Stuart Hall and Max Clifford.
The Sun says the man not arrested was “seized in Berkshire“. Such is the paedo panic that helping police with their enquiries now means you’ve been “seized“.
OPERATION Yewtree has called in two more names (total so far: nine). The Met police’s trawl for alleged historial sex abuse by Jimmy Savile and others has led to the arrest of a 53-year-old man from Hampshire and a 59-year-old man in west London. Both have been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences.
TAYLOR Swift and One Direction’s King Charles Spaniel wearing a Donald Trump Youth Do, Harry Styles, are an item. They are – cue the portmanteau – Haylor:
GUIDO’S claiming an exclusive, that Jean Michel Jarre is going to be the next Frenchman fleeing from the 75% tax rate.
I’m not entirely sure about that: not all of Guido’s exclusives have turned out to be entirely and wholly true over the years.
THE Daily Mail begins the year as it will surely go on. Omar Khyami used to date vapid aide to bikini tarmacing Tamara Ecclestone. The paper’s headline oozes:
Facing 2013 alone… Tamara Ecclestone’s balding ex Omar Khyami looks stressed as tries to relax poolside in Miami
This one’s got the lot: the snide remarks on physical appearance, the D-list subject, the naked flesh and the story created by a paparazzi photo of a man being “stressed” as a paparazzi snapper takes his photo…
BREAK-Up letter of the day, as spotted by Emily Temple. This letter was sent by Anaïs Nin to C. L. (Lanny) Baldwin, circa 1945:
Nin had an affair with Baldwin while both were married, and went on to publish a book of his poetry. Eventually, Baldwin balked at the deception, and went back to his wife and children. He responded to the following letter by writing that Nin was “a kind of dog in the manger with men. You want them all to sit at your feet and be yours, all yours and only yours.”
WHEN it was announced Kate Winslet had got married in secret, no-one really minded either way. She seems nice enough and doesn’t jar everyone as much as other Hollywood stars. Then, everyone saw what her new husband was called – Ned Rocknroll.
That’s when everyone became irritated beyond words.
WHAT news of Gaia, Leonardo DiCaprio, star of electronic arts? In 200, Leo told us:
Our fresh water and oceans are being polluted, soils are eroding, rivers are running dry, wetlands are disappearing, fisheries are collapsing, rangelands are deteriorating, temperatures are rising, coral reefs are dying, and not since a meteor hit the Earth 65 million years ago have so many species of plants and animals become extinct in such a short time.
How did we get to this point?
Quite simply, by making the same mistakes as that industrialist did by building his short smokestacks. With the ever increasing population and the constant need to tap into our planet’s non renewable resources, we are quite frankly creating our own scenario for disaster.
The problem is we are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere much faster than the land and seas can absorb it, the accumulating gas is trapping heat and upsetting the world’s climate …
I urge individuals around the world to stand up, and ask local leaders, if they haven’t already, to pledge to purchase cleaner cars, build green facilities, and buy green power like wind or solar energy. Our actions may determine if we become a casualty in the war for a habitable planet for generations to come.
I’M sorry Gerry Anderson decided to leave us over Christmas. Generally I do not approve of this sort of untimeliness. But I must not be severe. The astral tunnel functions by its own timetable and it’s not for the likes of me to waggle a timepiece at its insensitive operator.
But his death reminds me of my meeting with Sylvia Anderson, by then his ex-wife, of many years ago. She had been instrumental in the development of Thunderbirds and, in particular, in the rise of Lady Penelope: indeed, Sylvia was Her Ladyship’s honeyed voice.
AUTOTUNE has been the pariah of ears throughout 2012. However, Autotune is a fine invention when used well or creatively. Regarding the latter, a number of amusing Autotuned videos have appeared online, making the most tedious of voices more akin to an cyborg choir!
GERRY Anderson RIP. Photos of the life of the man who created Supercar (1961-62), Fireball XL5 (1962-63), Stingray (1964-65) and Thunderbirds (1965-66) can be seen here.
Photo above: The Television Society Silver medal awarded to “Thunderbirds”, the television puppet series, for work of outstanding artistic merit in front of the camera, is shown by Gerry Anderson and his wife Sylvia at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. 13/05/1966
Born into the immigrant Jewish Bieloglovski family, Gerry Abrahams became Gerry Anderson.
DID you have a Sammy Davis Jr. Christmas? Not to worry if you missed out, because the New Year looms like Justin Bieber over a ladyshave. Time, then to prepare yourselves for the pink plink fizz with Sammy singing the theme from Mary Hartman Mary Hartman.
THE 1970s were the golden age of the Chrismas hit. But Jan Terri is here to make the 21st Century rock with her “comeback hit” Excuse My Christmas:
BACK in 1978, the good folks at Alka-Seltzer needed a famous face to make their product buzz. They settled on Sammy Davis Junior.
Sammy would replace the double act of Buster Keaton and Speedy:
VOGUE magazine employed Carlos Rodriguez to style Gwen Stafani for the Jan 2013 cover shot:
MISS Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, is a marvel. At Miss Universe the beauty queen picked a question from the hat:
Question: “If you could make a new law, what would it be and explain why.”
Miss V. : “I think that any lays…constitution..already made. I think we should have strike was to war in our similar or in our life as in this. For example, I think the best way that I can take is the way I like boyfriend. Please. If you are only ……..Thank you, Vegas.”
It’s one for the list.