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Cassetteboy vs Billy Connolly: Making New Jokes Out Of Old Ones

CASSETTEBOY has gone to work on Billy Connolly – he’s making new jokes out of old ones.

Posted: 25th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (2)

Michael Parkinson Savages Russell Brand: Well, He’s No Billy Connolly

MICHAEL Parkinson says Russell Brand is “Talentless, unfunny and lucky to be famous”. Well, Brand never did get to flick back his hair, stroke his beard and go on Parky’s chatshow, like, say, Billy Connolly did time and time and time again.

Connell went on to be a screen actor. As Parky says on Brand:

“I mean Rin Tin Tin had a very big career in Hollywood and he was a dog. An Alsatian. You don’t have to be particularly talented to have a career in Hollywood.”

Well, no. and you don’t have to be a great journalist to be TV interviewer. Still, it is good to see that Parkinson has his pet hates. And the last word is with Craig Brown, whose pet hat is Parkinson:

“He’s the real pits isn’t he? The idea that he should be rewarded as the master of chat with a knighthood is laughable. He has a complete lack of curiosity about anyone.”

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Posted: 13th, October 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (14)

Rachel Weisz’s Demented Colonscope Presents The South Bank Awards In Pictures

TO the South Bank Show Awards in the North Bank of the Dorchester, Mayfair in the company of someone who used to be Vic Reeves, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Frankmusik, Jarvis Cocker, Peaches Geldof, Ronnie Wood – of whom Big Brother’s Heidi Fleiss says: “Katia Ivanova: Dumbass. Ronnie Wood must have been drunk to have been with her” – the ubiquitous Michael McIntyre, the lovely Maxine Peake, sarky Miquita Oliver, bedpan fancier Grayson Perry, Will Young, Billy Connolly and Old Mr Anorak’s future wife No. 32 Rachael Weisz, all vying to take home Melvyn Bragg’s  demented colonoscope…


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Rachel Weisz at the South Bank Show Awards 2010 at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London

Posted: 26th, January 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment