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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.

David Bowie’s 1967 letter to his first American fan

IN 1967, Sandra Dodd, a 14-year-old fan living in the USA wrote to David Bowie. Would Bowie be interested in endorsing her efforts to start a USA fanclub? The 20-year-old Bowie took the time to reply.

I hope one day to get to America. My manager tells me lots about it as he has been there many times with other acts he manages. I was watching an old film on TV the other night called “No Down Payment” a great film, but rather depressing if it is a true reflection of The American Way Of Life. However, shortly after that they showed a documentary about Robert Frost the American poet, filmed mainly at his home in Vermont, and that evened the score. I am sure that that is nearer the real America.

When David Bowie committed Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide live

12 obscure David Bowie gems today’s artists would kill for

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


Oscars 2013: the best quotes (Anne Hathaway thinks Fantine was real)

THE OSCARS 2013 – the pick of the lines:

Anne Hathaway: “Here’s hoping that sometime in the not-too-distant future, the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories – and not in real life.”

Because Les Miserables is a fly-on-the-wall documentary.

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Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Oscars 2013 – all the stars’ dresses in photos

THE Oscars 2013 – who wore what. Nicole Kidman cam dressed as a Dubai beach oil slick; Jessica Chatain looked Hollywood fabulous; Charlize Theron looked elegant; Adele looked meh; Jennifer Aniston had channeled her personality into her dress (dullsville); Bradley Cooper’s mum wore Ostrich by Bernie Clifton; Naomi Watts’ dress was unfinished; Catherine Zeta Jones wore a face that makes an Oscar look pot-marked; and Anne Hathaway has a tissue tucked in somewhere:

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Nicole Kidman arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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


The 10 best premium-rate phone lines of the 1980s

IN the 1980s, fans could get close to the stars on telephone chatlines. The messages were pre-recorded. But the billing was live.

The New Kid On The Block had a message for you:

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


Kurt Vonnegut’s advice for teachers at Iowa Writers’ Workshop

KURT Vonnegut wrote to Richard Gehman in 1967. He had advice to give.

“Mornings are for writing and so are most of the afternoons… The classes don’t matter much.”

Gehman was due to teach at University of Iowa’s famous Writer’s Workshop,where Vonnegut had been there from 1965 to 1967.

 “Cancel classes whenever you damn please.”

Spotter: Slate

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


And the winner of the most memorable Oscar speech of all time is…

LIGHTS, cameras… Cue wailing and gnashing of teeth… Yes, it’s Oscars time again, and that means Oscar speeches.

Rebecca Rolfe, of the Georgia Institute of Technology has been analyzing these excruciating exercises in emoting, and says that the average length of an acceptance speech was 44 seconds for men and 39 seconds for women in the 1960s. Now it is 1 minute and 57 seconds for men and 1 minute 56 seconds for women. Interestingly, 71 per cent of the tears have come since 1995.

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Posted: 24th, February 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tanning mom Patricia Krentril heads to London in search of the sun’s rays

IN May 2012, Patricia Krentril was arrested in New Jersey for taking her 5-year-old daughter to a tanning salon, where she was burnt. Krentil, who looks George Hamilton’s portrayal of Geppetto’s Mr. Hankey, became a star. In May of that year, Patty Baked swore of tanning. Well, she agreed to take the challenge issued by In Touch magazine and abstain from UV rays for 30 days. Sure, she still used Jergens self-tanner and told us “I feel weird and pale”, but she did it. But now she’s back. And the Sun says she heading to the UK – in search of a tan!

(After which she will head to the Himalayas in search of the Abominable Snowman; Loch Ness in search of a Monster; and Mecca in search for a bacon roll.)

Says Patty Baked:

“I was born to tan — and there is nothing like the colour that you get from a sunbed. But in the past year I have been banned from tanning salons. Now I have to spend hours covering myself in tanning lotion to get the colour I want.”

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Posted: 24th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Price announces her baby with a football cliche

KATIE Price aka Katie ‘Loud’ Hayler and her husband Kieran (pronounced: Kevin) are to have a baby. Katie says, “We’re all over the moon.” She is also sick as parrot and delighted that Kevin’s cross-come shot tricked over the line. Other football phrases to watch out for: too good to go down; a games of two halves; a great advert for the game…

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Model Jordan shows off Sock shop's new Valentine's basque after removing a specially designed coat made from daffodil badges - the symbol used by the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity - in Cheapside, London to support their Daffodil Campaign.

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


RIP Bob Godfrey: from TOTO to Roobarb, The Beatles and Henry’s Cat

RIP Bob Godfrey. You created Roobab and Custard, the story of the chipper snot-green dog and the snide purple cat. Everything wobbled.

You died in the same week as Richard Briers, the actor who gave your characters voices.

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Posted: 23rd, February 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ant ‘n’ Dec: Taking drugs and loving booze never did us any harm

THEM Mirror’s front-page scoop is an extract from a interview Ant ‘n Dec did in the Guardian’s Weekend section. The TV presenters say they love booze. Just love it. But that’s ok. Getting off your face on alcohol is legal. The shocker is: “Ant ‘n’ Dec’s shock confession – We’ve taken drugs and voted Tory.”

Suit-wearing TV stars vote for lower taxes and have taken drugs?

What scoops to follow: Jordan sleeps on her back! Pope enjoys balcony views! Tony Blair has no shadow!

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


Jorge Pérez spanks women’s bottoms and says it’s music (video)

JORGE Pérez of patáx slaps woman on the bottoms for his art. Born in Boston  in 1979, Pérez was raised in Madrid where he studied percussion at the Creative Music School in Madrid. He returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. There he pulled together this ensemble. The woman’s names are not known, and are thought to be Jeremy Irons’ former secretaries picking up stray paperclips:

 

Posted: 22nd, February 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Groping Jeremy Irons helps stupid woman find their own bottoms

SAYS Jeremy Irons in the Radio Times: “If a man puts his hands on a woman’s bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it. It’s communication.”

But what does it say, Jezza? To some primative minds it look like it says:

“I can put my hands on your primary sexual characteristics because I’m a man. If you can’t deal with it, then you are not a woman worth the investment. You are a gibbering wreck who probably can’t find your own arse with your own hands unless a man shows your the way. Now run along, love.”

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Posted: 21st, February 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Savile interviewed in 1964: did he have sex with a 16-year-old when he was 4?

JIMMY Savile was speaking with The New Venture News in 1964. Based on London’s Old Kent Road, New Venture News was talking with “personality of the moment”, Radio Luxembourg DJ Jimmy Savile. A “young lady” is also in the room.

In the interview,  Savile says he was “4” when he embarked on a “love affair” with a 16-year-old. His most embarrassing moment was being “caught” in a Great Yarmouth caravan with “five girls”. He says his life is “an open book”:

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Posted: 21st, February 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mitch Winehouse wears Amy Winehouse as a waistcoat at the Brits

AT the Brits Awards 2013, Mitch Winehouse arrived wearing a waistcoat bearing a picture of his daughter Amy Winehouse (quote:I used to walk into the Hawley Arms, grab a bag of mince and cook meatballs.“) 

Mitch is the cabbie called to give evidence to the House of Commons Committee’s debate on the cocaine trade. On Mitch’s website, the blurb for his album tells readers: “Mitch joins a list of illustrious artists from Elton John to Matt Monro who have performed Tony’s songs.” He’s written a hook called Amy, My Daughter. That’s not to be confused with his Channel 4 documentary My Daughter Amy. Mitch, who told us that his daughter’s new boob job “looks great”. You might have caught him on the chatshow Mitch Winehouse’s Showbiz Rant.  So here’s Mitch on the Brits red carpet. Amy was nominated for her posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

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Posted: 21st, February 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kim Kardashian thinks about her baby on meth

KIM Kadashian is in DuJour Magazine. The teaser boasts that this is the first in-depth celebrity interview conducted from within the subject matter:

Fearless in the face of scrutiny and a hopeless romantic in a cynical age, everywoman Kim is impossible to define.

But feel free to try. Kim is the 5ft 2inch beige wall whose mother turned an internet screw into a range of underwear, linen and perfume.

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Posted: 20th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Speidi-Pratt: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are armed and ready to meet a ‘crazed fan’

SDEIDI is HeidiMontag and Spencer Pratt, a waxy coupling last seen winning Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 (now snow free!). For the third issue on the bounce, Speidi is on OK!’s cover. We go “inside their £7m Californian Beach House“. We learn “We’ve Gained FIVE Stone”. 

You start to think that that FIVE stone is part of the marketing for their documentary on Channel 5, OK!’s sister organ. Called Speidi: Scandal, Secrets & Surgery!,  the show is  a warts-and-all-removed look at the couple who defeated Toadfish from Neighbours Sam Robertson from CBB and aide to masturbation Lucy Banghard to be stars.

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Posted: 20th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The world’s greatest ever Harlem Shake

THE World’s greatest ever Harlem Shake. A washing machine meme’s it maker:

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Posted: 20th, February 2013 | In: Anorak TV, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playing Massive Attack’s Tear Drop on an aubergine

CAN you play Massvie Attack’s Tear Drop on an aubergine? j.viewz investigates:

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Posted: 18th, February 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman covers body in Twilight tattoos: can’t see the trees for the wooden actors

CATHY Ward, 51, Cathy Ward, has scene and quotes from the Twilight books and films on her skin. In the right light, you can role her around in bed and read her. Her lovers’ are never without literary stimulation. Of her ink of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, Ward says:

“I’m still continuing with them. We’ve got plans and designs for my legs next year – the aim is to cover my whole body.”

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Posted: 17th, February 2013 | In: Books, Film, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TOWIE star Chloe Sims in Haribo horror: Jelly Bears attack leads to headache

WE are told what kind of Haribo sweets was allegedly tossed at Chloe Sims, the TOWIE strumpet with the looks of a young Freddie Mercury. Jelly Bears. Two of them. The alleged incident is said to have occurred at Hannah Kahn’s 13th birthday party. The Sun reports that Sims, 31, had been paid £3,000 to be the guest of honour at do. Reportedly, Sims was struck on the head and breasts by the 1cm soft-shell sweeties. She left with a “headache“. The Sun says Sims “considered calling cops to the party”.

Claims are that Sims never bothered to say goodbye to the birthday girl.

Was Sims put out that the Haribo was not a Starmix, Heart Throb or Heart Ring, the latter being lobbed by a wealthy footballer? What does the Jelly Teddy signify? And it is worse than a Sour Cherry?

 

Posted: 16th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1954: Woody Guthrie pictured in New York City’s Washington Square Park

1954: Arthur Dubinsky captures Woody Guthrie in New York City’s Washington Square Park. He’s accompanied by Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.

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Posted: 15th, February 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tulisa claims credit for rhyming ‘club’ with ‘up’

A ROW between the X Factor’s self-declared (see tattoo) “Female Boss” Tulisa and The Voice’s “Dope” will.i.am. Tulisa is claiming credit for some of the lyrics on will.i.am and Britney Spears’ hit Scream & Shout.

Tulisa has called in the lawyers. The Daily Mail notes:

One of the lyrics that Tulisa allegedly wrote was: ‘When you hear this in the club, you’d better turn this s**t up.’

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Posted: 15th, February 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0