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Chelsea cleared over Gary Johnson sex abuse – but what of his lawyers?

Chelsea did not break any Premier League rules in their dealings with former player Gary Johnson, the former player who claims he was sexually abused by coach Eddie Heath as … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Idiots lock up innocent woman for possessing small amount of marijuana 22 years ago

To Chicago, where Latasha Eatman has been jailed for 49 days for something she didn’t do. CBS News reports that Eatman was arrested in 1993 on minor marijuana possession charges. Her punishment … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, December 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


All the facts on Simon Cowell’s Caribbean Christmas

What’s Simon Cowell up to these days? The Mirror told readers on December 6: “It’s a Cowell family Christmas as Simon ditches harem of ex’s to spend Xmas with Lauren and … (read more)

Posted: 20th, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


There’s No One Quite Like Piers Morgan: Cruz Beckham and deprived kids attacked over cynical stunt

David and Victoria Beckham “pimped out Cruz for Xmas,” declares the Daily Star. The 11-year-old has released a Christmas single. And morning TV presenter Piers Morgan is aghast. Morgan says … (read more)

Posted: 8th, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


Making an ‘ordeal’ over Matt Le Tissier’s naked massage

Former Southampton FC “legend” Matt Le Tissier is the latest name linked to the stories of historical sexual abuse in football. Le Tissier claims he was given a “naked massage” by … (read more)

Posted: 7th, December 2016 | In: Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Media balls: BBC blamed for Manchester United and Manchester City hype

In “MANCS FOR NOTHING”, the Mirror’s Dave Kidd looks at how Manchester United and Manchester City have failed to live up to the hype.

“Remember all that Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho hype,” … (read more)

Posted: 6th, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Scarlett Moffatt: the fix, the fake, the OK! wedding and shoes you can see your titties in

Now that Scarlett Moffatt is a bonafide celebrity on account of her victory in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, instead of just a ‘normal’ young woman watching … (read more)

Posted: 6th, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment


Scarlett Moffatt on her way to marriage, a first million and tabloid fame

Ant is delighted

 

“Find out what Scarlett Moffat will not next,” says the Daily Star on its front page. Judging by the picture of the Googlebox star … (read more)

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Stinking rich Lady Gaga endorses the ‘Happy To Be Poor’ revolution tour

Stage school kids and pushy parents, listen up. Stop sharpening your elbows and start smiling beatifically.Lady Gaga has arrived in London. And she has a message, as told in the Guardian:
Singer says money … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Prince Harry’s airbrushed life gets purpose with live HIV tests

 

Prince Harry has taken an HIV test to promote World Aids Day. It works. The papers are all covering the blood letting as Harry tours Barbados. It helps, of course, that … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2016 | In: Reviews, Royal Family | Comment


Peter Andre introduces his new baby boy – a six-footer from Bicester

Pop acorn Peter Andre smiles from the cover of OK! magazine. Above him hangs the legend: “IT’S A BABY BOY.” You might think Pete and wife Emily’s newborn child would need no … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Kids find something funny about Miss Butt in London school

We are at a loss. Cultural imperialism is rife. The Sun reports on “mum” Priscilla Terumalai, who was “hauled” into Mayville Primary School in Leytonstone, East London, to  explain why her … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Tony Pulis: Crystal Palace spank West Bromwich Albion manager

Tony Pulis, manager of West Bromwich Albion, is a “LIAR”. So says the Sun, which leads its sports coverage with news that Pulis has been told to pay Crystal Palace £3.7m – … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment (1)


Barry Bennell: Horrific abuse and the Dominoes effect but no Gary Speed

The paedophiles in football story continues unabated in the Mirror, which leads with the front-page headline “10 questions the FA must answer”. It must? No. This is the newspaper making … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2016 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment


Football paedophile panic: Hundreds becomes thousands as Barry Bennell grows ever more prolific

The Mail leads with the football sex abuse story. “THERE COULD BE THOUSANDS” thunders the paper’s lead sports story.

 

 

Be in no doubt it’s getting worse. Earlier in the week it was … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Reviews | Comment


The Hatcham College and Deptford Green School fight and the knife that came and went

In “KIDS V COPS”, the Sun leads with an ugly incident in London’s New Cross. Around 30 schoolchildren attacked two police officers (one male, one female) in a “picture to shock … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Dr Morton’s rings The Donald Trump Death Cult

More on the Donald Trump Death Cult – an occasional look at media chatter on Trump’s demise. The Star being news that the US President-elect will “DIE ON THE JOB”. … (read more)

Posted: 24th, November 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal, PSG and the case of the missing Serge Aurier

Drama ahead of tonight’s Champions’ League between Arsenal and Paris St Germain. In an “EXCLUSIVE”, the Star thunders: “Serge Aurier’s career could be ruined after he was banned from entering … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Kanye West: linking poor mental health to violence is dangerous

Kanye West is “troubled”. So says the Daily Mirror’s front page. West, aka Mr Kim Kardashian, has been “taken to hospital in cuffs for safety”. He is “reportedly on suicide … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2016 | In: Celebrities | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Transfer Balls: Harry Kane and Spurs happy to be at loggerheads

Harry Kane, the Spurs and England striker, is at “loggerheads” with his club. Well, so said the Sun on November 14. All “talks ware on hold” Tottenham, are “refusing” to make … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Raw chicken gives you E.Coli and makes your cancer worse, says a Daily Mail scare story

Chickens. If you eat them raw, you might get ill. It’s a lucky dip. The Daily Mail leads with news that 2 in 3 chickens sold in “British stores” have … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment