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Crap Paps: unusual photos of famous faces

THERE is a thrill in spotting a famous face. Some people will play it cool when the hearing excited murmurs that a famous face is close by but most – and I am one – will want to see the star.

My first celebrity spot was Derek Underwood, the Kent and England cricketer. He was sat in a Bournemouth pizzeria with Kent’s Bob Woolmer, the late South African team coach. I was one table over with my dad. It was he who spotted the players. Gesturing at my napkin and silently sliding a pen over towards me, dad thought it would be a good idea if I went and over got their autographs. Back then a signature was considered proof of the meet. I went over. They were charming. I had practically no idea who they were. But, still, I had the proof that I’d met them and that was everything to me and my father.

Nowadays autographs are considered naff. Photos are the thing. And because mobile phones have cameras, and phones are ubiquitous, the star can be snapped at any time. But, then, not everyone wants to be a paparazzo. Not everyone wants to be brash and invasive. So. You take a photo from afar and hope you captured the legend. On the Tumblr Crap Paps, such photographs are recorded.

Who are they. Go to the end of the story to find out:

A. The distance shot snap.

Kelly Brook


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Posted: 23rd, May 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment

For Sale: Monty Python Life Of Brian Script

GREAT news for office wags who can recite entire scenes from Life of Brian, the Monty Python aide de pratt. A script from the film is due to be auctioned at the Great British Comedy event on June 8 in London. Nothing screams funny like a comedy event – not even you begging for it to end. At the do will be Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin. Joining them will be Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Bring stitches…


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Undated handout photo of a script from the Life of Brian film which is due to be auctioned at the Great British Comedy event on June 8 in London.

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