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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.

Jimmy Savile stands in for Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2

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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 …

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:

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.

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The film, for those of …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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

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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”.…

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)

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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 …

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

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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’ …

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

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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

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’

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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

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

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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, …

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

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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

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

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

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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

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


Louis C.K. explains why his kids can’t have Smartphones

LOUIS C.K. explains why his kids can’t have Smartphones:

You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away, is the ability to just sit there. That’s being

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


Haifaa Al-Mansour: Saudi Arabia’s first female direction on Wadjda and growing up where cinemas are forbidden

Director Haifaa Al Mansour poses during the photo call of the movie 'Wadjda' at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

WHAT’S it like being Saudi Arabia’s first female film director? Haifaa Al-Mansour knows. Well, it has tricky. She directed Wadjda via a walkie-talkie.…

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


Tabloid rules: How to starve with Jude Law but not Justin Bieber or the Manchester United and Arsenal squads

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NICK Curtis wants to talk about stars, like Matt Smith, Jude Law, James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch and Damien Hirst. But he needs to find a way to work the celeb beat. So. He talks about diets as well to his …

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


Rich kid Jaden Smith thinks school is for losers like Malala Yousufzai

Actors Will Smith, left, and Jaden Smith attend the "After Earth" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

JADEN Smith thinks that the world would be a much better place if everyone dropped out of school. Of course, he might be a bit young… and rich… and mental, for saying something so bold.

The actor and son of …

Posted: 18th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Now That’s What I Call Brutality: the songs used to torture prisoners

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WHAT music do you hate? What music would drive you mad? We’ve trawled the archives to bring you the list of songs used by torturers to make their victims squirm. Retired US Air Force Lt-Col Dan Kuehl told the St

Posted: 17th, September 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman forced to listen to The Eagles turns into knife wielding nut

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LET’S not rush to judge. But if you music is shite and keeps me up all night (N. Gallagher), things could get messy. Mindful of that we turn to the news that 54-year-old North Charleston woman Vernett Bader, allegedly, …

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


Pie and Mash saved the world: the stars who love the traditional cockney staple

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PIE and Mash, the traditional cockney staple, is under threat. An ageing fan base, coupled with a shortage of eels, has accelerated the decline of the traditional eel and pie shop.…

Posted: 17th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0