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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.

Jim Davidson: Michelle Cotton’s age, foreign rapists and Celebrity Big Brother

jim davidson 3 Jim Davidson: Michelle Cottons age, foreign rapists and Celebrity Big BrotherJIM 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“.

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Posted: 3rd, January 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nick. Nick. Operation Yewtree police arrest Jim Davidson OBE

PA 1401899 Nick. Nick. Operation Yewtree police arrest Jim Davidson OBE

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.

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Posted: 2nd, January 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Haylor: Harry Styles fan writes open letter to Taylor Swift

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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:

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Posted: 2nd, January 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Will Jean Michel Jarre be the next French tax exile in London?

PA 6093617 Will Jean Michel Jarre be the next French tax exile in London?

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.

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Posted: 2nd, January 2013 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to write a Daily Mail story: the D-list celebrity attack

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…

tamara How to write a Daily Mail story: the D list celebrity attack

Posted: 2nd, January 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anaïs Ni’s break-up letter to C. L. (Lanny) Baldwin

Anaïs Nin Anaïs Nis break up letter to C. L. (Lanny) BaldwinBREAK-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.”

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Posted: 31st, December 2012 | In: Celebrities, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Winslet to be sent to space with her new, awful surname

PA 15339962 Kate Winslet to be sent to space with her new, awful surname

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.

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Posted: 30th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Green shirt Leonardo DiCaprio uses up world’s oil and petrol as fast as possible

leonardo dicaprio boat 785x1024 Green shirt Leonardo DiCaprio uses up worlds oil and petrol as fast as possibleWHAT 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.

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Posted: 29th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities, Global Warming | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Did Lady Penelope break up jealous Gerry Anderson’s marriage to Sylvia?

lady penelope anderson Did Lady Penelope break up jealous Gerry Andersons marriage to Sylvia?

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.

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Posted: 29th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brian Cox autotunes his way back to the beginning of time

brian cox autotune Brian Cox autotunes his way back to the beginning of timeAUTOTUNE 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!

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Posted: 29th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Gerry Anderson and his supermarionation heroes

1675922 RIP Gerry Anderson and his supermarionation heroes

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.

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Posted: 27th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sammy Davis Jr. sings Mary Hartman for New Year’s Eve: plink plink fizz

mary hartman Sammy Davis Jr. sings Mary Hartman for New Years Eve: plink plink fizz

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.

Posted: 27th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Xmas Classics: Jan Terri sings ‘Excuse My Christmas’

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:

Excused:


 

Posted: 25th, December 2012 | In: Anorak TV, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1978: have yourselves a Sammy Davis Christmas with Alka-Seltzer

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:

busterkeatonalkaseltzer 1978: have yourselves a Sammy Davis Christmas with Alka Seltzer

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Posted: 24th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vogue loses Gwen Stefani’s head in photoshop horror

VOGUE magazine employed Carlos Rodriguez to style Gwen Stafani for the Jan 2013 cover shot:

vogue gwen stafani Vogue loses Gwen Stefanis head in photoshop horror

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Posted: 21st, December 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Miss Venezuela explains her new law at Miss Universe

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.

Posted: 20th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0