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THUSHA Kamaleswaran is on the front pages of the Sun, Mail, Mirror, Telegraph and the Guardian. The tabloids lead with photos taken from CCTV footage of Thusha being shot. The ‘broadsheets’ lead with photos of the child’s face before the horror.
Thusha Kamaleswaran is five years old. Her life changed when three men with murder on their minds – Nathaniel Grant, 20, of Camberwell, Kazeem Kolawole, 19, of Kennington, and Anthony McCalla, also 19, of Streatham – chased two rivals along Stockwell Road, London.
Thusha Kamaleswaran was in the Stockwell Food and Wine store on Stockwell Road, her uncle’s shop. One of the men being hunted by the gang ran into the shop. Nathaniel Grant was on a bicycle. He had the gun. He shot two bullets into the convenience store.
IN “I posed as a girl of 14 online. What followed will sicken you” Mark Williams-Thomas told Daily Mail readers that he was “shocked by what I encountered when I spent just five minutes on a social networking site posing as a 14-year-old girl”.
“Within 90 seconds, a middle-aged man wanted to perform a sex act in front of me.”
How do we know it was middle-aged man? Middle-aged men on Facebook have been known to pose as 14-year-old girls.
…I wasn’t surprised that a vulnerable teenager, Ashleigh Hall, was groomed on Facebook before being brutally raped and killed.
BIOMEN, a Turkish shampoo brand, has come under fire for a television commercial featuring Adolf Hitler declaring that “real men use Biomen”.
The 12-second ad features black-and-white footage of Hitler delivering one of his famously impassioned speeches. It is dubbed to Turkish, with a male voice shouting: “If you don’t wear women’s clothes then you shouldn’t be using women’s shampoo either. Now you can get the 100 per cent male shampoo Biomen. If you’re man enough then use Biomen.”
Perhaps it was an attempt to emulate the popular Downfall videos, but Turkish Jews were not amused. They have protested vocally against the ad, which is apparently still running on state television. The chief rabbi of Turkey issued a statement demanding a public apology from the advertising company “to repair the damage this commercial has caused to society’s conscience”.
NAME that film. We’ve got a gallery of images from behind the scenes on famous films. Can you name all the movies?
IMAGINE the horror of someone breaking into your house with a mental look in their eye. Of course, if it happened to you, no-one actually cares. You have to be famous for people to show sympathy about such matters. And Simon Cowell, a man who doesn’t get much kindness from the world, found himself with a nutter in his house!
No, it wasn’t Louis Walsh masturbating in the lean-to.
Cowell had just settled down in his London mansion on Saturday night to watch himself on ITV’s Jonathan Ross show (of course he’s the kind of person who watches himself on television) when he heard a noise.
A HISTORY of National Anthem Diasaters:
When Kazakhstan’s Mariya Dmitriyenko received her gold medal at the recent Arab Shooting Championship in Kuwait, she was greeted, not with the customary national anthem, but by the obscene version from the film Borat. Highlights included “Kazakhstan’s prostitutes cleanest in the region” and “come grasp the mighty penis of our leader”.
But she took it in all in her stride, possibly aware that such indignities are nothing new…
RIP Jocky Wilson, favoured son of 1980s televised darts – world champion in 1982 and 1989. Wilson died at his home in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He lived smoking 40 ciggies a day for 40 years. Rumours are that he liked a drink – darts’ Jocky Wilson Cup between England and Scotland was tipped as a new measure for wine and spirits. This is the way with sporting maverick, they can take a dink, a ciggie and, above all, a joke. Back when Jocky used his feed hand to hold a lit cigarette amid the tungsten, darts had character and no need for walk ons, theme music and the Dutch.
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CAN the media turn Britain’s Got Talent’s Jonathan Antoine into a victim and give him a Susan Boyle-styled hairy halo? The Daily Star makes fist of it, leading with:
“I NEEDED SHRINK TO FACE COWELL”
Wow, indeed. This sounds as is Jonathan Anotoine has mental health issues. Can it be that Antoine, the teenaged talent from Essex who performs live with his band Outside Art and has sang at London’s South Bank Centre, is so scared of Simon Cowell he needs a head doctor?
James Inham writes:
Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Antoine suffered a nervous breakdown after years of taunts about his size.
Jonathan Antoine is fat. This makes him an object of wonder. Fat used to mean jolly and confident, the life and soul of the party. Now it mean your a sad victim, TV’s Biggest Loser who needs help, saving and beating up.
The 17-year-old, who stunned millions with his amazing operatic voice last night, is seeing a psychiatrist and believes he can go all the way in the ITV1 show.
WHO is Britain Got Talent’s Jonathan Antoine, aka Jonathan Stavvy Antoine, of Jonathan and Charlotte? Will the Essex teenager (17) make it to Celebrity Big Brother? Will he be mated with Susan Boyle? Will he ditch Charlotte Jaconelli, 16, the fanciable sidekick who proves he is not socially inept and can befriend girls?
The Mail says Jonthan is “following in the footsteps of Susan Boyle”. To the fridge? No, to fame and fortune as the authentic face of manhood. It was Botox-studded Holden who told us of Boyle:
“The minute we turn her into a glamour puss is when it’s spoiled. I won’t let Simon Cowell take her to his dentist and I certainly won’t let her near his hairdresser.”
KAREN Matthews, mother of missing-then-found Shannon Matthews, is back in the news. The mum-of-seven staged a fake kidnapping of her daughter Shannon to get a £50,000 reward offered by national newspapers. A hungry media lapped up the story of the missing child. Dewsbury had its own Our Maddie. But Shannon was in Michael Donovan’s flat. ‘Uncle Michael’ was in cahoots with Karen Matthews. He was jailed for nine years for kidnap and false imprisonment. Earlier this month, Donovan was released on licence. Karen Matthews got eight years. Now she’s getting out.
Dewsbury Reporter: “Exclusive: Karen Matthews won’t come home to Dewsbury Moor”
On March 25, the paper reported:
KAREN Matthews is expected to be released from jail within weeks – but she isn’t likely to return to Dewsbury.
Karen is expected to finish her eight-year sentence for kidnap and false imprisonment of her daughter, Shannon, next month. This Wednesday it was the fourth anniversary of Shannon being found. “I know for a fact she is not coming back,” Ms Bushby said. “As far as I’m aware she will head for a halfway house.” She also rubbished tabloid newspaper reports of Karen having a boyfriend waiting for her in Cyprus and that the jailed mum plans to head straight for The Jeremy Kyle Show when she is released from prison in Derby.
Ms Bushby said: “It’s nonsense. She won’t be able to make any money from her crimes.”
THE Florida man who goes by the name of Christopher Chaney is going to plead guilty after being accused of hacking into the email accounts of film stars Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and other celebrities so he could share all their boobies with us.
Chaney will plead guilty on Monday to nine criminal counts, including unauthorized access to a computer and wiretapping, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The maximum sentence he’s facing is 60 years in prison, which is weird, because the bloke who killed a young black man for absolutely no reason isn’t getting anything done to him at all.
God bless America, eh?
MOHAMMED Mera, aka Mohamed Merah and Mohammed Merah – the news media has yet to settle on the name of the Toulouse mass murderer is dead.
He came out shooting as police stormed his flat. He jumped from a window at his flat. He was shooting as he jumped.
So. Why did the Muslim murder Jewish children? Why did the man murder French soldiers, two of them Muslim? Why did the nutter shoot at the police? How does the media speak about Mohamed Merah?
HOW dangerous are shisha pipes? As No Smoking Day looms, a barage of press releases have gone out wanting that shihsa smoke is a killer.
The Daily Mail is informative:
How an hour spent smoking trendy shisha pipes is as harmful as a HUNDRED cigarettes
Non-trendy ones are just as dangerous. In Singapore, Yahoo says:
Shisha: 200 times more harmful than cigarettes?
The Mail goes on:
But the World Health Organisation has warned that a one-hour shisha session can be as harmful as smoking 100 cigarettes.
FABRICE Muamba is ill. On twitter, Liam Stacey has been death with but what to make of Red Issue, the Manchester United fanzine that sees mourn porn in the media’s cynical treatment of Muamba. It tweets:
* Bolton reserve game off. Time for ‘professionals’ to return to work methinks. Good job they’re not on £22k p/a in Afghanistan.
* News just in: Queen abandons Jubilee Tour. “One doesn’t think it right at a time a man is fighting for his life.” Olympics now in doubt.
* More stats for all our fans out there: 0 – Bolton games postponed when 33 supporters died 2 – Lpool games postponed when 95 supporters died
MOHAMMED Merah is the man suspected of murdering four Jews - three of them young children – in Toulouse. Mohammed Merah is a 24-year-old French citizen of Algerian extraction, self-declared Islamist warrior and member of the al-Qaeda network, linked to banned Islamist group Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride), and once arrested in the Afghan city of Kandahar.
Did Mohammed Merah murder Jewish children because little over week earlier, on March 12, UN worker Khulood Badawi posted a photo of a cloodied child on @KhuloodBadawi? Did it play a part in his thinking? (She has since taken it down, later writing: “Correction: I tweeted the photo believing it was from the last round of violence & it turned out to be from 2006.”)
Her original caption read:
Long Live Palestine – Palestine is bleeding – Another child killed by #Israel..Another father carrying his child to the grace in #Gaza.
STREAKER of the Day is 18-year-old Falkirk fan Lewis Fraser, 18. When Falkirk took on Ross County at Victoria Park, Fraser was stood with the away fans. Ross County scored. Fraser seized the moment. He vaulted the fence. He ran. And then he fell – his feet became entangled with his pants. He never stood a chance.
Fraser has been arrested and fined £500 for breach of the peace (ie: giving everyone a good laugh). Falkirk lost 1-2 – a scoreline from hereon known as the ‘meat and two veg’.
FABRICE Muamba: Anorak’s look at the Bolton Wanderers’ footballer in the news: Richard Littlejohn’s spite in the Daily Mail and the Sun’s cynicism in trying to own Muamba and his illness.
Daily Mirror (front page)” Why did they stop the game?”
The Sun (front page): “Did we lose? Why did they stop the game?”
Both papers lead with same story that Fabrice Muamba’s father Marcel asked him if he knew who he was. Aime Esalo, a friend of the Muamba family, says: “Fabrice said ‘Yes’ and the next thing he asked was, ‘Did we lose?’”
Fabrice asked why the game between Bolton and Spurs had been stopped. Hsi father replied: “Because of you.”
The Sun has spotted a campaign. Newspapers love a campaign – it’s what makes them stand apart. The front page invites readers to:
“Join our CPR campaign in schools”
AZHAR Ahmed, 19, was in the dock at Dewsbury magistrates’ court today. Azhar Ahmed was there because he posted an odious badly written Facebook comment that allegedly breached the rules of the Communications Act 2003. He had been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence. That was ridiculous.
Mr Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, denied the new charge.
He will stand trial at Huddersfield magistrates’ court on July 3.
Outside court, an estimated 50 far-right protesters staged noisy demonstrations when he arrived and left.
On the same day, Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Anthony Frampton, 20, Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, Private Daniel Wade, 20, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire were being repatriated.
FACEBOOK Page of the Day is Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses. It features: Kirstin Dunst mattress, Mickey Rourke mattress, January Jones mattress (quilted), Alan Cumming mattress, Britney Spears mattress, Lindsay Lohan mattress, Sandra Bullock mattress, Nadine Coyle mattress, Diane Kruger matress and Rihanna mattress. Sex sells. Dress for availability and comfort…