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Death Row Is Not A Perfect World

EVERY criminal, especially one on death row, is entitled to a lawyer, right? Wrong, if you are unfortunate enough to be awaiting execution in Alabama.

“Perhaps, in a perfect world, every … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)


I Heart Huckabees – Lily Tomlin Freaks Out

FIRST there was Alien v Predator. Then there was Actor v Director. And now this video.

I Heart Huckabees director David O. Russell lays into Lily Tomlin, sweeping paper off a … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


How To Talk Like George Bush

WHAT you say: Oh Ginger, that was a bad thing. You’re a bad, bad dog, Ginger.
What a dog hears: Blah Ginger, blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah, Ginger. — … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comment (1)


We Shall Not be Moved By Estate Agents

MOVING house is considered to be one of the most stressful things one can do, along with filling in your tax returns and watching Steve McClaren’s England play.

However, according to … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment


eBay & The Web Of Deceit

NOT content with being skinned alive by outrageous bank charges, the innocent consumer has now also been taking to the cleaners by that purveyor of all known evils – the … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment


Old Folks’ Homes – The 127-Year Mortgage

BACK to the property game for a tale of either admirable trust or bad business practise, depending on your point of view.

A 102-year-old pensioner from East Sussex has been given … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2)


No Money Shot – All Change For Alan Sugar & The Apprentice

“I’M not going to dignify that,” says Sir Alan Sugar of The Apprentice repute.

The dignity of The Apprentice might not be immediately obvious to the viewers at home, looking on … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Bird Flu & Global Warming Panic

BIRDS are dying. No, it’s worse than that. British birds – our birds – are dying.

Not too long ago, back in the dim and distant past when flu-addled birds were … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (9)


Fame Of Sorts – Big Brother Shilpa Shetty’s Night Out With Jo O’Meara

IAN ‘Preparation H’ Watkins, star of Big Brother, says he can unite Shilpa Shetty and Jo O’Meara.

As the Star reports, Ian has invited Shilpa and O’Meara to come and see … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Celebrities | Comments (6)


Gordon Brown’s Budget Soundbites

GORDON Bown gets the idea of soundbites and being on-message. But, as this video shows, he needs to put them in context. Brown talks without punctuation – pauses and breaks in oratory the are gulps … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comment


Bob Woolmer Murder – Video Evidence Asks How Was He Out?

BOB Woolmer: “New twists.”

This is cricket’s most enduring whodunit since Shane Warne appeared in public with a fuller, shaggier and more highlighted head of hair.

And, as the Express says, there … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Back pages | Comments (5)


Natalie Pinkham Gives Prince Harry A Dressing Down

NATALIE Pinkham, says of her friend Prince Harry Baseball Cap: “We have always been and will remain just great mates.”

Pinkham is fresh from a night out with Harry at London’s … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (2)


Should George Bush Go Now?

PLACE an X in the box if you think George Bush and his wife Laura should separate?

The votes are in and the result is… inconclusive.

Things may have to go to … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (39)


The Third Men – Bob Woolmer’s Murder

CRICKET’S dominance of the front pages continues as Bob Wooolmer’s murder occupies minds.

Was he killed by poison? Strangled? Was it suicide, a cry for help as he strove to … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2007 | In: Back pages | Comment


Cherie Blair’s Bad Air(port) Day

“I AM no more a terrorist than Cherie Blair is.”

So says the unnamed passenger waiting to board a flight at London City Airport.

No-one can be above suspicion in the ensuing … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (9)


Britney Spears Saved By Dr Phil

SAVE Britney Spears.

It’s the cry de coeur on the Enquirer’s front page.

And help is on the way. Britney’s saviour doesn’t come on the end of a pair if hair shears, … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)


The Glass Riddle – Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie & Jennifer Aniston’s Puzzler

BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie occupy familiar position on the Enquirer’s front page.

“BRAD CHEATING RIDDLE!” screams the headline. And – shock of shocks – there is no mention of Jennifer … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (4)


Rudy Giuliani’s Third Lady, John Edwards, Jews, Arabs & Swallowing The 300

Rudy Giuliani’s Third Lady, John Edwards, Jews, Arabs & Swallowing The 300.

Future First Ladies & Third Husbands

JOHN Edwards’ wife has incurable cancer, Hillary Clinton’s husband raised over $70,000 during a … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Cherie Blair – Tightrope Walker, Juggler, Tony Blair’s Wife

“A BABY is born. A child develops a high fever. The boiler breaks down. A parent suffers a stroke. These are the everyday events that throw a working woman’s delicate … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comment (1)


Arsenal Takeover Mystery

AS Arsenal buy yet another teenage prodigy in Arsene Wenger’s quest to field the first-ever pre-pubescent Premiership team, Arsenal fans’ interest has turned to boardroom shenanigans.

As the last of the … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment


Gordon Brown’s Rubbish Budget

WITH all the Budget talk you’d think there was no other news, but yesterday the Lyons Report was buried published in local government finance,  writes Dizzy.

The Government “welcomed” the report … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Uncategorized | Comment


George Osbourne’s Tuppence Worth

AS the dust settles on Gordon Brown’s less-than-exciting two penny budget, people wanting to claim for the government’s tax credits scheme will have to wade through a voluminous 60 page … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment


Don’t Bank On It – RBS Staff Brought To Account

WHAT with underhanded bank charges and a colourful history of dodgy dealing, one could be forgiven in thinking that the banking establishment had all the morals of a money-grabbing ethically … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1)


Girl Power – Victoria Beckham & David Beckham At It Like Rabbits

VICTORIA wants a baby with her Day-vid.

And, as the Star reports, Sticky Vicky doesn’t just want any baby but a girl baby.

Of course, this quest has been well documented in … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (4)


Queen Elizabeth’s Crime Scene

Did you see it? Were you there? Tell me what you think in this week’s caption contest…
… (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Caption Competition | Comments (74)