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28th, June Celebrities

Barry Humphries Bans Lazy Comedians From Using The F-Word

Try harder... More »

28th, June manchester united

Manchester United Balls: Luke Shaw Loses £6m And Plays For His Old School

The richest teen in football... More »

28th, June Celebrities

Sky Ferreira Defends 'Uncle' Terry Richardson

She said that she's worked with Richardson since she was 17 and never felt "forced or manipulated into anything"... More »

27th, June In Pictures

Glastonbury 2014: Great Photos Of People In The Rain And Mud Featuring The World's Most Regretful Man

Scroll down for some great photos of people in the rain and the mud. Some enjoy it - most of them are under 10. The man at the end is less chuffed. He is the world's msot regretful man... More »

27th, June Flashback 1

Guilty Pleasures: 5 Musicians Of The 70s You’re Supposed To Hate (But Secretly Love)

Everyone remembers that scene in Tommy Boy where Farley and Spade declare their distaste for The Carpenters. After all, The Carpenters are “lame”. Only the biggest loser would actually like The Carpenters. Fast forward a bit, and they’re singing their little hearts out to “Superstar”.... More »

27th, June Celebrities

Phil Collins Donates his Alamo Collection to Texas

He said: "Some people would buy Ferraris, some people would buy houses, I bought old bits of metal and old bits of paper. It's at my home, in my basement in Switzerland. I look at it every day, but no one else was enjoying it." Collins' love grew from being a kid watching Fess Parker play Davy Crockett in the '55 Disney show 'Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier'.... More »

27th, June Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Mario Balotelli Plays Joins Manchester United's Hernandez In Newlook Arsenal Front 5

TRANSFER Balls: A round-up of Mario Balotelli news in the scoop-to-deadline mainstream media... More »

27th, June Celebrities

Mug Shot: Bill Gates Arrested For Driving Without A License, 1977

So. Why was Bill nicked? More »

27th, June Key Posts 1

Mic Wright's Remotely Furious: The Weird World of Meet the Mormons

WATCHING Meet The Mormons (Channel 4) felt like taking part in a bizarre game of Where’s Wally? as the camera caught glimpses of the Church PR people lurking just out of shot... More »

27th, June Key Posts

Killer Nazi Child-Eating Rats Take Over Britain: The tale Of The Daily Star's Toothy Shockers

RATS! Everywhere you look...rats! More »

27th, June The Consumer

For Sale: Bid For This Signed Photos Of Jesus

ON August 17, you can bid for an “autographed” portrait of Jesus. It's signed “With love, J”... More »

27th, June Celebrities 1

12 Vintage TV Publicity Photos That Must Be Seen

FROM the Sonny & Cher show, here’s mom and Chastity (now Chaz) before the female-to-male gender transition. Is it wrong that I still find Cher sexy in a Tweety Bird outfit? Don’t answer that. But do enjoy a handful of great publicity photographs from the 1960s - 1980s. Some are odd, some awesome – all are interesting... More »

26th, June Sports

World Cup Balls: Paul Merson Forgets England 1984 And Thinks Mexico And Brazil Are Rubbish

WORLD Cup Balls presents the wit of Paul Merson - billed in the Daily Star as "Our top columnist",. He "shoots from the lip"... More »

26th, June Flashback 2

The 5 Greatest Episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 - 1981)

AS impossible as it is for me to believe, Glen Larson’s version of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 – 1981) turns thirty-five years old this year... More »

26th, June Liverpool

Luis Suarez 'Don't Bite Me': Tom Rosenthal's Songs For Football's Biggest Entertainer

A psychoanalysts dream you gotta lie down, tell them what it means... More »

26th, June Sports

Face Of The Day: Luis Suarez And The Making Of A Global Signature Move

FACE of the day: When Luis Suarez appeared to bite an Italian, his signature move went global... More »

26th, June manchester united

Transfer Balls: Manchester United Buy Ander Herrera For Less Than They Bought Him For Last Year

Spanish Balls... More »

26th, June Fashion 1

Drive the Chicks Wild! Vintage Menswear Adverts

THE obvious way to sell men’s clothing is to proclaim that the garments will somehow turn the average guy into an irresistible Studasaurous. From the late Sixties to early Eighties, when Baby Boomers were in their sexual prime, this marketing tactic went into hyperdrive. Boomers were ready to mate, and menswear adverts proclaimed that their apparel was the gateway to sweet, sweet lovemaking. Here are a few examples... More »

26th, June Flashback

Epic Intros: Then Came Bronson (1969)

Keep working on that.... More »

26th, June Liverpool

Liverpool Balls: Reds Erase Luis Suarez From Club Website

SO. How did Lvierpool FC report on the Luis Suarez biting incident at the 2014 World Cup?... More »

26th, June Strange But True

Illionois Journalism School Misspelled Own Name On Diplomas

Regret the error... More »

26th, June Celebrities

Game Of Thrones Photos: Cersei Lannister Gives The Queen The Death Stare Of Sardony

QUEEN Elizabeth II took a trip to the Game of Thrones set on a visit to Northern Ireland. Cersei Lannister was there... More »

25th, June Key Posts 4

He's Not That Kind Of Player: How The Biased English Media Love To Hate Luis Suarez

MUCH debate over the Luis Suarez biting incident. On seeing it, did you jump from your chair and yell "Ha! Brilliant"? Did you shake your head and worry about the state of the planet, the kids and the ozone? Were you tuned into ITV and heard Clive Tyldesley break the borefest of England plodding along against Costa Rica's second XI to tell us about the bite: “It’s on ITV4. Bye bye, everyone"? Do you just marvel at how grown men can tie themselves in knots over a bit of nibbling? More »

25th, June Liverpool

Liverpool Balls: The Redemption Of 'Evil' Luis Suarez

As Luis mulls over the future, we take time to revisit the words used to annoint Suarez when he was welcomed back into the (swallows sick) 'football family' after his respective bans for biting and calling Manchester United's Patrice Evra a "negrito" over and over and over. That word is "redemption"... More »

25th, June Celebrities

Eli Wallach Takes Photos On The Set Of MacKenna's Gold, 1967

FLASHBAK to August 4 1967... More »