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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.

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


The Bachelor: Gavin Henson’s Nice Fruit Platter

BAD TV: Take an American TV format, transfer it to the UK, throw Gavin ‘personality’ Henson into the mix, and what do you get?

The Bachelor on Channel Five. Utter awkwardness:

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Posted: 20th, November 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment


When Gavin Henson Met Carianne Barrow Ashley Cole Was Nowhere

GAVIN Henson would like OK! readers to see the new lover he won on The Bachelor game show. She’s called Carianne Barrow, and such is the limited space in the celebrity Petri Dish that she can tell us about ” Her Night With Ashley Cole”, the Chelsea footballer once married to Cheryl Cole.

This is Henson’s third reality TV show, his having reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing and the final of 71 Degrees North. Both times the top spot eluded competitive Henson, who must have one day dreamed of holding TV’s Triple Crown. Understandable, then, that Gavin should take the easy silverware by being The Bachelor, a role that guaranteed success and a love interest for his ready-to-shine gym-honed body.

Indeed, pulling was once the stated aim of Henson’s rugby playing career. When wooing Charlotte Church, the player offered:

“I was going into games thinking, ‘I’ve got to make loads of headlines. I can’t let her forget about me.

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Posted: 2nd, November 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3)


Peter Andre And Gavin Henson Destined For Reality Romance

THIS week’s OK! features the words of Peter Andre and Gavin Henson.

In the middle of the Med, and awash in a sea of secret love for his sister Debbie (read here), sentimental Pete is asked if he has seen Henson, formerly Mr Charlotte Church, in TV’s The Bachelor on Channle 5 (prop. Richard Desmond). It’s the dating game show in which the sometime Wales rugby player selects a lover from a bevy of lovelies dreaming of telly stardom and an 8-page photoshoot in OK! (propr. Richard Desmond).

Says Pete:

“He’s a legend… It’s funny because when he first started seeing Charlotte Church he was papped on a balcony and I was like: ‘Damn, that guy is ripped.'”

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Posted: 2nd, September 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Charlotte Church And Gavin Henson: Why They Split In Pictures And Lesbian Footballers’ Wives

CHARLOTTE Church and Gavin Henson told OK! they were getting married, and six weeks later split. The Star says Char and Gav, the couple the media never reduced to Chav, split because she had a “lesbian snog”.

The story goes that Charlotte kissed a girl on a night out in London.

The Mirror says they split because he was on a reality telly show, and she was on a different reality telly show. Had only they shared the same reality telly show, love might have endured:

Arguments between the pair had escalated in recent months – particularly after Gavin flew to Norway in March to film celebrity reality show 71 Degrees North for four weeks, leaving Charlotte at home with the children just as she was planning her big comeback in Over The Rainbow.

The Sun gives another reason for the split:

CHARLOTTE CHURCH and GAVIN HENSON split after she accused him of getting close to actress SUSIE AMY, a pal claimed yesterday.

Amy denies any relationship with Henson. The Sun might care to look for signs of Touche Eclat on her collar.

Whatever the reason(s), and there are bound to be more, the couple once billed as the
earthy Welsh Posh ‘n’ Becks are no more. And OK! is left to wonder how to fill pages of pages of what would have been their weeding spectacular.

As charlotte Church once said:

“We do want to keep our private life private.”

Wedding cancelled. Job done.

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Posted: 31st, May 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)


In A Field With Charlotte Church’s Puppies

charlotte_churchHELLO! is in a field in Wales with Charlotte Church and her lover Gavin Henson. And it finds reason, nay, inspiration, to opine:

“It was an idyllic family scene. They looked very much together and very content with their own company.”

Just Charlotte, Gavin, baby Dexter, toddler Ruby, the photographer…

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Posted: 2nd, June 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3)