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BBC Three Was Killed Off To Make Room For New Versions of Old Versions Of Older Books

 

WHILE the world moves on at a terrifying speed, there’s one thing you can always rely on – the BBC’s fondness for wheeling out the cadavers of old books.

If it … (read more)

Posted: 24th, April 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Arcade Fire Are Arcane Dire: Guitar Band Takes Swipe At Electronic Music

Arcade Fire performs at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

THROW a brick into the air and, chances … (read more)

Posted: 24th, April 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Should We Boycott Record Store Day?

 

AS everyone knows, Record Store Day is to hipsters what Valentine’s Day is to the romantics. It’s enforced fun where naysayers chirp “you shouldn’t need a designated day to show … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment


Steve Jobs Biopic Stars Danny Boyle and Leo DiCaprio

Personal computer pioneer Steve Jobs of NeXT Computer Inc., shows off his NeXTstation color computer to the press at the NeXT facility in Redwood City, Calif., … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Technology | Comment


The Libertines Reuniting ‘To Pay Off Smack Debts’, Probably

Pete Doherty (left) and Carl Barat of The Libertines performing on the Main Stage, at the Reading Festival, held at Richfield Avenue.Picture date: Friday August 27, … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Man Claims He’s Allergic To Kim Kardashian: Makes His Palms Sweat

THE headline of this piece could’ve been ‘Stupid Man Invents Thing To Get In The Papers’, but alas, we’ll deal with the hand we’ve been given.

Mike Amess has claimed that … (read more)

Posted: 18th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True | Comment


Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher To Make A Record Together?

 

THE animosity circus that was Britpop, with everyone trying to outdo each other by saying “we’re the best band in the world” and slating other bands was fun for 10 … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment (1)


Dentist Plans To Clone John Lennon From A Tooth And Raise Him As A Son

A CLEARLY bonkers Canadian dentist called Dr Michael Zuk has spoken of his not weird and distressing at all plans to clone dead Beatle John Lennon and raise him as … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment


James Corden Says Something Truly Incredible About People At The Brits

Host James Corden, centre, takes a picture onstage with US recording artist Prince during at the BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London on … (read more)

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music, TV & Radio | Comment


The New Noah Is Looking A Bit White – And There’s A Weird Reason For That

From left, New Zealand actor Russell Crowe and Australian actor Hugh Jackman arrive for the UK Premiere of Noah at a central London cinema, London, Monday, … (read more)

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Film, Reviews | Comment


What We Learnt From David Letterman’s Retirement: Be Online And Be A White Male

David Letterman at the taping of his first talk-comedy hourDate: 01/02/1982

FOR years, David Letterman has been a televisual tour-de-force. However, the rug was getting pulled from under … (read more)

Posted: 14th, April 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Kylie Ditches The Voice, Unsurprisingly

UNSURPRISINGLY, Kylie Minogue has announced she will not be returning to The Voice.

The show, which has completely failed to set the world on fire, mainly thanks to being somehow more cynical … (read more)

Posted: 11th, April 2014 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment


Kurt Cobain Conspiracy Theorist Sues Seattle Police Department

In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, a phrase reportedly written by Kurt Cobain, the late frontman of Nirvana, remains on the wall of his … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment


Red Hot Chili Peppers Used As Guantanamo Bay Torture T(rack)

OF all the dreadful, heart-wrenching stories to come from Guantanamo Bay, the news that the CIA are using the Red Hot Chili Peppers music as a torture device is surely … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment


Were KISS Anti-Semitic?

LIFE as a member of KISS must be more mental than living in a hedge filled with laughing spiders. And depressing too. More depressing than Gene Simmons blood-chilling sex tape. … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment (1)


Ultimate Warrior Jams Brian Hellwig: Gloriously Mad And Regrettably Gone

The Ultimate Warrior is escorted by his daughters to the stage during the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Sports | Comment


Jessie J Moves Beyond Her Bisexual Phase Into The Husband Zone

WHEN Jessie J burst onto the pop scene, it briefly felt like we were going to have our own Lady GaGa, making jagged, wonky pop that was wise to the … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment


Glastonbury Is Dead But ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’

FOR people who don’t like hippies, festival-goers, indie music, ridiculous gig flags, wankers in bucket hats, posh girls in bindhis, heritage rock bands and wacky BBC presenters, the blanket coverage … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment


Wu Tang Clan: Releasing One Copy Too Many Of Their New LP

WU TANG CLAN have never been more popular, mainly because people who don’t really like hip hop really like wearing their t-shirts, throwing up ironic ‘Wu’ handsigns in photographs and … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Music | Comment


The Goonies Are To Return… Which No-One Really Wants

The house shown in this photo taken May 24, 2001, in Astoria, Ore., was used in the Steven Spielberg film “The Goonies.” Nearly 17 years after … (read more)

Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment


James Franco On Cloud 17: Conspiracy Theories And 1970s-Style Honest-To-Goodness Perviness For Teenage Girl

 

AS you’re probably aware, arch-hipster James Franco has been rumbled online, trying to tap off with a 17 year old Scottish girl. A variety of messages were batted back and … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Tom Daley Is Gay, Not Bisexual, Okay?

 

 

IMAGINE this: everyone in the world announces that they’re bisexual. Seems trite, but if everyone was bi, then it would stop the need for people to ‘come out’ and indeed, … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Now Look What Their Doing To Kurt Cobain: He’s A Musical

Kurt Cobain’s stash box

 

WHEN Kurt Cobain died, a whole generation lost one of their favourite icons. While he wasn’t necessarily a spokesperson for everyone through his … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment


Dear Christians: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Complain About Noah

Russell Crowe arriving for the premiere of the film Noah held at the Odeon Leicester Square, central London.

 

THE new film about Noah, starring Russell Crowe, has … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2014 | In: Film, Reviews | Comment


Unreleased Material Tragedy: Michael Jackson’s Rubbish Offcuts of Offal Pop Anyone?

 

WHAT happens when a musician dies? They get a TV special and a ‘Best Of’. Eventually, they’ll get a musical too, possibly written by Ben Elton or Jennifer Saunders.

Between those, … (read more)

Posted: 1st, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment