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James Bond, Star Wars & Batman For Sale

james-bond-star-wars-batman-for-sale.jpgA 400-strong collection of costumes created and supplied by Angels The Costumiers, London, has sold at auction at Bonhams in Knightsbridge.

More than 400 costumes were available to collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Ownership of Obi Wan Kenobi’s cloak was battled …

Posted: 9th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sophie Anderton Walks

sophieanderton-walks.jpgHigh maintenance mo-del Sophie Anderton was all set to embark on a two-week trek across the Arctic.

Sophie would walk 140 miles in temperatures of minus 40 degrees.

Her efforts would raise money for the Mitchempt Trust, which sends vulnerable …

Posted: 27th, February 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nicole Richie’s Sage Advice

anatomylessonlo1.jpgReforming celebrity stick insect Nicole Richie is worried.

Nicole is concerned that there are bad spirits infecting her flat in West Hollywood.

So she has hired a witch doctor to spiritually cleanse the place. For $1,000, the woman danced about

Posted: 26th, February 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britney’s Fantasy Surgery

small_171156_1_1169133168.jpg“BRITNEY – $30,000 PLASTIC SURGERY SHOCKER!”

K-Ferret, Britney would look worse?

Might it have been that hanging around with rat-faced Kevin Federline made Britney look prettier, cleaner, better?

The Enquirer’s front page features Britney’s rhomboid features. She looks bloated, pale …

Posted: 18th, January 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heading Home

Heading Home

Since 1998, British actor Clive Arrindell has shaved his noggin and headed off to Spain.

There he is the fairy godfather El Calvo [the Bald], star of Spain’s popular Christmas lottery El Gordon [The Fat].

For his public …

Posted: 8th, December 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Property – Picking Your Spot

BETWEEN 1991 and 2001, homes in Weybridge, Surrey, rose in value by, on average, 175% from £120,000 to £329,000.

The housing boom was in full flow and any property owners in London and the surrounding environs were making money on …

Posted: 4th, December 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poker’s Full (Public) House

A Full (Public) House

THE new Gambling Act, which comes into force next year, will allow pubs to host poker games. Before this, landlords have had to ask a local magistrate for special permission to allow games of chance to …

Posted: 30th, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bonded Labour

James Bond; Lottery

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Staying with James Bond, we learn that William Hills have opened a book on how many films Daniel Craig will play the secret agent in.

Four films is the 7-4 favourite, with 12-1 on Craig playing …

Posted: 23rd, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Bond Strips

Shaken Not Stirred

“There is no higher stakes in poker than the shirt of a man’s back,” says Englishman Jon Young, the World Strip Poker Champion.

He wants to take on Bond in a strip poker contest. “Bond rates himself …

Posted: 17th, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


About The Houses

YOU have to hand it to Rupert and Mandy. Getting into the property market when the boom was just about to start was a masterstroke.

Rupert and Mandy are so successful at the property game that their dinner parties have …

Posted: 16th, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pamela Anderson’s Busted Flush

Pammy’s Busted Flush

Pamela Anderson is no longer as big in poker as she is in bikinis. Pamelapoker.com, Pammy’s eponymous online poker room, has closed.

The operation has been taken over by Doylesroom.

The news comes just four months after …

Posted: 15th, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rooney’s Dream Team

Everytime’s A Winner

Psssst! Wanna win the lottery? It’s easier than you think.

A group of university types have come up with a winning formula. The syndicate from Bradford University ensure that every one of the 49 Lotto numbers is …

Posted: 3rd, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fruity Bets

King’s Ransom

Alex King bet his pal Lord Edward Davenport £100,000 that he could gatecrash the premier of The History Boys movie and shake hands with Prince Charles and the very fragrant Camilla. King achieved his objective, vaulting the VIP …

Posted: 18th, October 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Party’s Over

The Poker Party is over. The US Congress passed legislation on Sept. 30 making it unlawful for credit-card companies to collect payments for transactions with online-gaming sites.

PartyGaming, the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming company, and 888 say they …

Posted: 10th, October 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Keeping A Clean Council

THE chat forum on Yatton Parish Council’s website has been closed for mentioning gambling.

Parish council chair, Faith Moulin, says: “People have been clicking on the links and have found something really awful. There is a facility for forum members …

Posted: 6th, October 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poor Players

Best Buy

A shirt worn by Manchester United player George Best has sold at auction for £24,000. The shirt, won by Best in United’s 8-2 thumping of mighty Northampton Town in 1970, was bought by an anonymous buyer.

Poor Players

Posted: 28th, September 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hello, Stud

Adios

The interesting football transfer of Argentine superstars Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to West Ham United has caused William Hill to open a book on when the pair will leave the club. Punters can get 8-11 on the players …

Posted: 22nd, September 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There Are Limits

The eight possible locations for the sighting of Britain’s only super casino are writing their bids.

Blackpool, Wembley Stadium, Cardiff, Glasgow, the Millennium Dome, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sheffield are competing to host the country’s biggest slot (up to …

Posted: 21st, September 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Agassi Wins

Old Red Eyes

By now Andre Agassi should just about have stopped crying. The tennis ace has retired from the game, and his eyes are red with tears. But there is hope for more success in the Agassi household. Punters …

Posted: 20th, September 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Strip Poker

Naked Ambition

Slough has a new hero. John Young, a 32-year-old freelance writer, won the £10,000 first prize in the World Strip Poker Championship (no-limit hold ‘em), held at the Cafe Royal in London. Having seen off the challenge of …

Posted: 8th, September 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0