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Mafia used SMS text-message ticker at the bottom of a sports broadcast to get reach mob bosses

To Italy, where TV show Quelli che il Calcio (That which is Football) is announcing the latest breaking news on its below the faces ticker. It slo show SMS messages sent in by fans. The potential for upset is …

Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


ITV live news reporter has malfunction on camera

Have a heart for the live TV reporter padding out the known facts in the London drizzle. ITV goes live to its man in Westminster. Come in, Rohit Kachroo, who has Type 1 Diabetes (it was related to that):

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Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Specials: Nursing Home Pensioners Rip It Up To Too Much Too Young (Video)

The Specials’ Too Much Too Young for the Nursing Home! As John Lydon says: “The Best Ska Punk Bands Ever.”

Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emily Thornberry: ‘There are people who poo who create a lot of jobs’

Emily Thornberry, Labour MP and shadow Foreign Secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s Cabinet of anyone who lives within walking distance of his Islington home, is on Radio 4. She says: “There are people who poo who create a lot of jobs.”…

Posted: 22nd, April 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Caption writers protect the Easter Bunny from would-be Trump assassins and Elma Fudd

The President of the United States is on the LEFT.

 

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“Excellent use of parentheses. Bravo caption writers.” tweets @Zoeparamour.

“Sometimes Breaking News comes at exactly the perfect moment” adds @Melissajpeltier.

 

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Spotter: Twitter/@MelissaJPeltier & Twitter/@ZoeParamour

Posted: 22nd, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Digging deep for Scarlett Moffatt’s topless photos

They are, says the Daily Star, the topless pictures Scarlett Moffatt does not want you to see. They are the “sizzling pictures” topless Scarlett Moffat hoped had been “lost for ever”.

 

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We are invited to see Scarlett …

Posted: 17th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Badass Danish girl gives ’em what for in 1969 TV news report

We join the action in 1969. A young Danish woman is being questioned by a TV reporter. He wants to know whey she’s traveling alone. She produces some papers to say it’s ok, her parents and the officials have approved …

Posted: 11th, March 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity Big Brother: bonking bonkers in TV’s Bedlam

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You know Celebrity Big Brother is dead when something better and harder-edged comes along to replace it. The Star trails the new show on its cover: “VIOLENT BBC STAR PULLED OUT Of HOUSE – Locked in ‘padded cell’ by …

Posted: 19th, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Argie-Bargy In Hun-derland! Sun and Star slam EastEnders over Eyetie Slur

When Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter told EastEnders viewers the Queen Vic’s Italian supper was “Eyetie night” he triggered a “race row”. So bad is that the Daily Star, the paper that once cheered for the EDL, is aghast.

“Danny …

Posted: 13th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Big Brother: Katie Price stars in race row homophobic repeat

The Daily Star presses f9 on the keyboard and gargles up news on Katie Price, the former glamour model “BACK IN CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER”. For those of you not watching the current series of CBB – yes, it’s still on …

Posted: 5th, January 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ore Oduba black story: from the slums of Canford to Strictly Come Dancing blondes

Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba is flanked by two blondes on the Mail’s cover. To his right is wife Portia. To his left is dance partner Joanne Clifton. “Strictly champ: I’ve neglected my wife,” declares the headline. Readers begin …

Posted: 19th, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On Daily Mail migrants from Barcelona and Andrew Sachs

In its front-page farewell to Andrew Sachs, known chiefly for his work as Manuel, the well-intentioned and hapless Spanish waiter in Fawlty Towers, the Mail juxtaposes the actor’s portrait by the news “MIGRANT NUMBERS HIT NEW RECORDS”.

 

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Posted: 2nd, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I’m A Celebrity: Ola Jordan in tabloid sex toy pregnancy shocker

The Daily Star has news on Ola Jordan, the former Strictly Come Dancing hoofer now being portrayed as a sex goddess, as her her contract with high-street seller of martial aides. On its front page the Star tells readers “randy …

Posted: 30th, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I’m A Celebrity threesome shocker: Scarlett Moffatt has Ant’s in her pants

Can you trust front-page headlines? The Daily Star’s cover story is that Ant and Dec have been in a “threesome” with “Jungle Scarlett”. Life moves pretty fast for Ant and Dec, the TV duo who just yesterday were triggering a …

Posted: 22nd, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I’m A Celebrity offends ‘Sensitive Australians’ and other crawling creatures

Hats off to the Daily Star for one of the most absurd and joyous front pages. The paper brings news that Ant and Dec are in a “RACE STORM.

Ant and Dec are the faces of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity

Posted: 21st, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Game of Thrones spoilers

Books. Ever hear of them?  The Sun says “SHOCK LEAK Game of Thrones fans sent into a frenzy as ‘entire plot for season seven leaks online’”. Games of Thrones is based on a series of books by George R.R. Martin. …

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Books, News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drink! Feck! Girls! Kids dressed as Father Ted characters win Halloween

“These must be the best costumes of Halloween 2016 by my sisters friends in Wicklow,” tweets @ChrisJudge.

 

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Posted: 31st, October 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The entire first season of Danny Dyer’s The Real Football Factories in one 60 second chunk

“I edited the entire first season of Danny Dyer’s The Real Football Factories into one 60 second chunk,” tweets ‏@AchinglyChic.

It’s brilliant:

Posted: 30th, September 2016 | In: Celebrities, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump is scum and beyond satire – but aren’t they all?

When Donald Trump had his hair ruffled on the telly, Armando Iannucci thought it “beyond satire”.

 

 

What could Trump do that could be un-presidential? Well, he could carry on doing what he’s doing – being a TV show …

Posted: 25th, September 2016 | In: News, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ethiopian shepherd transports two sheep on his bicycle (video)

In this video, an Ethiopian shepherd transports two sheep. Notes below the video tell us the “shepherd moves a couple of his animals across Bahir Dar in Amahara State”.

 

So much for Olympic cyclists going round and round and …

Posted: 16th, September 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool were cheated by Leicester: Vardy’s goal gets over-analysed

Liverpool FC tonked Leicester City 4-1 in the Reds’ first home match of the season. Looking on was Howard Webb, one of the platoon of former referees earning money as a pundit. Webb works for BTSport, where he analyses decisions …

Posted: 11th, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EastBenders: rewriting the ‘legend’ of Michael Cashman and ‘yuppie poofs’

barry and colin eastbendersLord Michael Cashman, the Labour MEP, is making a return to BBC soap opera EastEnders as  Colin Russell, the show’s first gay character.

Colin is remembered for a scene in 1987 when he and Barry Clark (Gary Hailes) preformed the …

Posted: 8th, September 2016 | In: News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The incredible insect highway over your heads

The air is alive with insects. The wasp you saw was nothing. In the troposphere, there are billions of insects riding over your head. Take a look:

 

Posted: 5th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch a weird Roll Cloud float over Chicago

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Amy King was on the lakefront in Chicago to record this video of a cloud rolling in.

Meteorologist Cheryl Scott explains:

What is a Roll Cloud and how does it form? It’s a low, horizontal, tube-shaped cloud. It is

Posted: 1st, September 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘I adore distilled whippet shit’: ‘Tom Baker’s’ advert outtake (NSFW)

Is this Tom Baker talking in an outtake for an advert he was recording? YouTuber campfreddie thinks it might be:

Tom Baker is over here. …

Posted: 1st, September 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0