Celebrities | Anorak - Part 70

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Celebrity news & gossip from the world’s showbiz and glamour magazines (OK!, Hello, National Enquirer and more). We read them so you don’t have to, picking the best bits from the showbiz world’s maw and spitting it back at them. Expect lots of sarcasm.

Lostprophets announce split as singer faces grim sex charges


IN a move that should be met with “No shit!” and “Urgh, what to do?”, Lostprophets have announced that they’re splitting up in the face of frontman Ian Watkins imminent trial for sex offences, which make for particularly grim reading.

The group, who have been making a racket since 1997, announced the news on their Facebook page, saying: “After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets.”

“Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we’ll be forever grateful for all you’ve given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been.”

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Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment (1)

Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne have created the themes tune for the world’s designated drivers

Sings Paris Hilton:
“Yes, I’m having a good time and I might be a bit tipsy but that’s okay cuz you’re with me.”

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Music | Comment

People with money to burn can ruin Frankie Cocozza’s body


YOU remember Frankie Cocozza don’t you? He was the chap who appeared on the X Factor looking like a knuckle peering out of a grizzly bear’s arse, who had perhaps THE most annoying ‘cheeky chappie’ schtick since Loaded sent a load of their writers on television to defend their stance on burping at women’s baps.

You may also remember that he got his derriere out and displayed a bunch of girls names he’d got tattooed on, when notches on a bedpost wasn’t enough.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Farrah Abraham never did that million plus dollars for her leaked dirty tape

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LIKE you, we’ve always marvelled at how celebrities are always offered a million dollars to perform in a sex flick. So good is the money that you wonder if the leaked skin vid is what drives the celebrity industry. Back in May, the Daily Mail told us:

Although previous reports alleged the Teen Mom star had sold the rights to her ‘private’ sex tape for around $1 million, the 21-year-old revealed to on Tuesday that she sealed the deal for an even higher sum of $1.5 million.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Malcolm Gladwell’s guide to interviews

malcolm_gladwellMALCOLM Gladwell’s podcast is worthwhile:

I am rarely nasty. If I write about you, I do not want you to ever regret having talked to me. In cases where I think someone will regret talking to me, I do not do the story or do not use the person’s interview or don’t use the parts they’ll regret having said. Part of that is my personality, partly it’s because there’s very little negative stuff you can put in a book or an article before you turn most of your audience away. Negative stuff is interesting the first time, but you’ll never re-read a negative article. You’ll re-read a positive one. Part of the reason that my books have had a long shelf life is that they’re optimistic, and optimism permits that kind of longevity.

But more importantly, as a journalist, if you interview someone your job is to select out what is relevant to the story you want to tell and to not use what is irrelevant to the story you want to tell. … That’s not false. It’s actually true. It’s what we do with our friends. It’s what we do with our parents. It’s what we do with everyone that we love. We edit our impressions of them. We’re blind to their faults in a kind of very beautiful way. And there’s no reason why journalists can’t do the same. I really object to this notion of journalism as this kind of, you know, if they said it, you print it. No. If they said it, you think long and hard about whether it’s necessary. And you think long and hard about the sense in which they were speaking. You think long and hard about whether if you asked them that question again whether they would answer the same way. And if you don’t think they’d answer it the same way a second time, you can’t use it. It’s not a game of gotcha.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment

1983: Macho George Michael loves The Sweet but hates the ‘effeminate one’

FLASHBACK to Smash Hits, September 29, 1983, when George Michael was picking the hits. George Michael liked The Sweet, but hated “the effeminate one” with the red hair. After dismissing the Sweet’s feminine one, Michael told us that he went on to like Elton John and Queen. Oh, the macho fool.
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Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment

Justin Bieber does not bring down the Great Wall of China with an hormonal meltdown

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JUSTIN Bieber is on a trip to Beijing. Once there, the Bieber did as all US tourists to China must and took home a female baby went to the Great Wall, where he got two men to carry him up the steps on their shoulders.

The bodyguards did not then dip him in oil, set him alight and toss him atop the One Direction fans massed at the foot of the wall. King Joffrey Bieber will get his when the time is right.


Later, Bieber went skateboarding in China whilst two grown men paid to look after him attempted to keep up and save him from “technical difficulties” and falling head first into a sink hole.

It can’t be easy living in front of millions of people waiting for your to go Britney or Cliff. But you feel the hormonal meltdown coming, don’t you..?

Spotter: Dlisted

Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

James McAvoy auditions for Jimmy Savile role at the Filth premiere

JAMES McAvoy’s new film Filth has opened in London. McAvoy would play Jimmy Savile if Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh ever penned a script about the BBC DJ, NHS ward wharbler and sex predator, the Scottish novelist has said. Welsh told the Radio Times that while making Filth, he discussed the subject of sexual abuse with X-Men star McAvoy, who apparently told him: “If you ever write a script about it, I’d love to play Jimmy Savile.” Maybe the film could feature a trial and name some of the enablers who let Savile prosper? After all, the law never did catch up with Savile while he was alive…

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Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Film | Comment

1991: Nirvana’s first televised performance of Smells Like Teen Spirit and Kurt is unplugged and contracted in a Radio Shack

TWENTY years ago, Nirvana released In Utero. Anorak bought it. And played it loud. In 1991, Nirvana appeared on MTV’s 120 Minutes to perform Smells Like Teen Spirit. Grunge went mainstream.

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Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Music, TV & Radio | Comment

The 17 British sports legends and pop stars who owned their own shops

WHEN Huddersfield Giants star Danny Brough (seen here with his bestselling blueberry bonbons) revealed his other life as co-owner of the Hull confectionery shop Sweeet Shack (with an extra ‘e’) some people may have raised an eyebrow or two.


Once upon a time, however, there was nothing unusual about celebrities operating a sideline. Former footballers, boxers and cricketers opened newsagents, sports shops and pubs. And they weren’t the only ones. Even the Beatles got in on the act.

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Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Music, Sports | Comment (1)

Snoopy stars in the Peanut Underground

THE Peanut Underground:



Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Music | Comment

Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen answer the phones on Efrom Allen’s New York cable TV show in 1978


ON September 18, 1978, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungun appeared on New York cable Tv show The Efrom Allen Show. Also on the panel taking calls from the great unwashed were, Stiv Bators of the Dead Boys, and Cynthia Ross of the B Girls.

Viewers were invited to “CALL 473-5386 TO SPEAK TO THE PUNK OF YOUR CHOICE”.

Photo above: Vicious and Spungen outside Marylebone Magistrates court after being charged possessing the drug methamphetamine – 08/02/1978.

Spungen seems to idolise her man, telling one caller who calls him “derivative”:

“He’s as original as you get! He’s not derivative of anything.”

On October 12, 1978  Spungen was dead. She’d been stabbed. The prime suspect in what looked like a suspicious death was Vicious, aka John Ritchie.


Photo: The Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street in New York City is shown, Oct. 18, 1978, site of Nancy Spungen’s murder. Her boyfriend Sid Vicious of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols has been arrested and charged with the murder.


Photo: New York police escort British punk rock musician Sid Vicious, or John Simon Ritchie, former bass guitarist of the Sex Pistols, shortly before he was charged with murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Nancy Laura Spungen, at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, Oct. 13, 1978. 



Photo: John Simon Ritchie walks from Rikers Island prison in New York, Oct. 16, 1978 after being released on $50,000 bail. Police  charged Ritchie with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

On February 2 , while out on bail, Vicious died of a drugs overdose. His mother told us:

“He knew the smack was pure and strong and took a lot less than usual.”

But it was enough to kill him:



Photo: New York City police carry the body of punk rock star Sid Vicious from apartment in the Greenwich Village section of New York, Feb. 2, 1979. 


Photo: Michelle Robinson leaves her apartment in New York, Feb. 2, 1979 after the body of punk rock star musician Sid Vicious was found in her apartment. 



Photo: Anne Beverley, mother of the late punk rock star Sid Vicious, sits in ambulance outside the Sixth Precinct police station in New York, Feb. 2, 1979. Police said her son apparently died of a heroin overdose taken the night before at a party given to celebrate his release from prison. 

Now the phone-in show:

Posted: 30th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment

Is this the best movie death scene ever?

IS this the best movie death scene ever?

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Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Film | Comment

The Clash live in Tokyo 1982 – the full concert of the band’s last original line-up show

IN the first two months of 1982 the Clash stormed Japan. Their tour of the Far East was the last time the original line-up toured together: drummer Topper Headon was soon after rusticated for taking too many drugs.

On the fourth night of eight-date Japan leg, The Clash played Nakano Sun Plaza. It was January 28, 1982. The Japanese crowd were prevented from going truly wild by a local rule: they could only stand up if they remained by their seats.

Here below is the show in full. Look out for Paul Simonon’s wife Pearl Harbor (a.k.a. Pearl E. Gates) arriving to sing Fujiyama Mama.

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Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment

Education for Death: in 1943 Disney taught kids how to be a Nazi

IN 1943, Disney studios produced The Making of a Nazi,. This short film was funded by the US Government. Disney needed the money and the Government’s propaganda machine needed a new avenue. (The US had hired lost of top directors to produce its films, including Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford and Frank Capra). In all Disney produced 32 animated shorts.  But this one, based on a book by Gregor Ziemer’s book Education for Death was more hard hitting than Donald Duck declaring “Oh boy, am I glad to be a citizen of the United States of America!” as a tomato slapped Hitler in the face (even Bambi fought the Axis powers in Disney’s Volunteer Army).

Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment

In the celebrity Petri Dish with Kelly Brook, Cheslea’s Ashley Cole, Danny Cipirani and Katie Price fan Jemma Henley

article-2050457-0E6D3C6E00000578-686_468x702READERS may recall the name Jemma Henley from the Daily Mail’s story “Ashley Cole’s ‘three-month affair’ with a contestant on Katie Price’s model show”.

The mother-of-three has said of her protegee: ‘She has fierce model written all over her.”

Well, you pick your surgeons and tattoo artists and you take your chances.

You may also recall her Jemma from a 2005 TV about  US Brat Camps and this 2011 report in the Oxford Mail:

A FORMER wild child teenager whose behaviour shocked TV viewers has marked turning her life around by getting a tattoo of her idol… the 22-year-old, who was expelled from five schools but has since posed for Nuts, Zoo, Maxim and Loaded, has had a full-length portrait of Jordan tattooed on her right arm.

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Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Sports | Comment

Sharon Osbourne found Ozzy’s ‘Pyramid of Pills’ – but not a Colossus of crack

The_Sun_29_9_2013THE Sun on Sunday leads with the shocking news that Ozzy Osbourne has taken drugs.

In “Ozzy, I want a divorce…”, Pixie-voiced Sharon Osbourne, the X Factor judge, “discovers secret stash of Ritalin, Valium, speed and sleeping pills”. Cynics might wonder if the secret stash was found amongst other drugs.

SHARON Osbourne reveals today she demanded a divorce from Ozzy after discovering he was back on drugs and booze. Furious Sharon gave hellraiser Ozzy, 64, his marching orders when she found a secret stash of Valium, speed, sleeping pills and cocaine-like prescription drug Ritalin.

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Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Hey Lulu: The stoned and brilliant performance that saw Jimi Hendrix banned from the BBC


ON January 4, 1969 Jimi Hendrix appeared on Happening for Lulu. Sharing the bill with Pan’s People, Badfinger and Johnny Harris, Hendrix and his Experience would perform a duet with the Shout singer at the BBC’s London studios. Well, they were supposed to. But it never did happen.

Charles R Cross recalls what occurred in his book Room Full of Mirrors. After breaking into Hey Joe, as arranged and introduced by the pop Pixie, Hendrix had enough:

“We’d like to stop playing this rubbish and dedicate a song to The Cream, regardless of what kind of group they may be in, dedicate to Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce”.

The band then began playing Sunshine of Your Love.

Hendrix told his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham (pictured above in 1969): “I’m not going to sing with Lulu. I’d look ridiculous.”

Noel Redding writes in his book Are You Experienced? The Inside Story of The Jimi Hendrix Experience:

“We cringed,… [tit was] so straight it was only natural that we would try to combat that atmosphere by having a smoke in our dressing room…In our haste, the lump of hash got away and slipped down the sink drainpipe. Panic! We just couldn’t do this show straight–Lulu didn’t approve of smoking! She was then married to Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, whom I’d visited and shared a smoke with. I could always tell Lulu was due home when Maurice started throwing open all the windows. Anyway, I found a maintenance man and begged tools from him with the story of a lost ring. He was too helpful, offering to dismantle the drain for us. It took ages to dissuade him, but we succeeded in our task and had a great smoke.”


Photo: Lulu marries Maurice Gibb of the pop group the Bee Gees at the Parish church, Gerrard’s Cross in Buckinghamshire on 18/02/1969.

Redding adds:

“This was fun for us, but producer Stanley Dorfman didn’t take it at all well as the minutes ticked by on his live show. Short of running onto the set to stop us or pulling the plug, there was nothing he could do. We played past the point where Lulu might have joined us, played through the time for talking at the end, played through Stanley tearing his hair, pointing to his watch and silently screaming at us. We played out the show. Afterwards, Dorfman refused to speak to us but the result is one of the most widely used bits of film we ever did. Certainly, it’s the most relaxed.”

Posted: 28th, September 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment

Snakes on a Payne: One Direction fans spew venom in Adelaide


ONE Direction fans are the most hardcore fans in the book. If you really want to frighten the olds this Halloween eschew Asda’s mental ward outfit and pull on a Harry Styles-faced crop top and scream Louis at the top of your lungs.

This week the lads were in Adelaide, Australia. Behind the hotel was an area marked “SNAKE HABITAT”. That’s where some of their fans camped in the hope of seeing their heroes.

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Posted: 28th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Celebrity gif of the day: Nicholas Cage wants to dance

Celebrity gif of the day: Nicholas Cage wants to dance:

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Posted: 27th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Gifs | Comment

Justin Bieber alerts fans to the thrill of fizzy mineral water abuse


JUSTIN Bieber has lot of tattoos, gobs on his fans, walks about with his shirt off and pants low, and smokes weed. That makes him gangster.

Justin Bieber is a man-child who travels the world in big cars, grew up in rural Canada and has a private tutor to teach him to place the silent ‘h’ in ghetto. What with his inner-city crib and access to men with big guns, Prince Edward grew up more gangster than Bieber.

But Bieber is making a stab at being street. He’s been picked to rap with Brandon Green, aka Maejor Ali. This is that rap:

“Throwing up a G note/Like I’m at a casino/I’m all fancy yeah/I’m popping Pellegrino.”

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Posted: 27th, September 2013 | In: Music | Comment

After Fulham: Where does the Michael Jackson statue go now?


THIS week  Fulham uprooted Michael Jackson, or rather a statue of the King of Pop. It turns out it really was a statue and not a 7feet tall Jacko standing very still so as to start over.

Once upon a time, Mohamed Al Fayed created this effigy to the King of Pop and said anyone who didn’t like it could “go to Hell”. Jackson was, after all, a Fulham fan, although not in the same vein as Citizen Smith or Keith Castle (1st British Heart Transplant patient) because he only went to won match. In 1999, Jackson was there to see Fulham beat Wigan 2-0.

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Posted: 27th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Sports | Comment (1)

Zach Galifianakis is between two ferns with a wounded Justin Bieber

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JUSTIN Bieber sit down for a chat on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis:



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Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment