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Television and radio programme reviews, trailers, highlights, twilights and cinema news. Also the neglected gems from years past.

9/11 Truthers Are Consigned To History: A Truther Sees The Light

A TRUTHER confesses. Language is slightly NSFW:

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Posted: 4th, October 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (4)


The X Factor: Satanism and Drug Animals

THIS year’s X Factor has been more a case of breaking up the commercials with as little actual programme as possible. This of course, means that we’re all in the mood for buying things rather than buying into the soap opera that is ostensibly WWE For Girls.

That’s not to say there haven’t been a whole heap of stories surrounding the contestants of the show.

For starters, it transpired that Lascel Wood had starred in a grot-flick and that Goldie Cheung was one big joke. And now, we’ve got an apparent anti-Satanist stance and mondo drug hoovering.

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Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


More Video Emerge Of Mike Tindall’s Night Out

MIKE Tindall’s on the lash again:

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Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (3)


X Factor Victim Day: Luke Lukas Is Not Robbie Williams’ Son But Nu Vibe Might Be

THE X Factor leads the Sun’s news agenda, as it must on a Monday. News is that Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams are not cynical middle-aged stars using the X Factor to further their own careers as they snigger up their sleeves at hapless pop pretenders in a money-driven contest. They are in actual fact top blokes.

As we are told:

 

 

EXPLOITED – Gary & Robbie BLAST TV Bosses

Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams yesterday said X Factor bosses should stop putting kids on the show.

They spoke out after viewers saw them looking worried when Luke Lucas, 16, sobbed as he fluffed his audition.

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Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Gary Neville Pundit Masterclass: Spurs Van Der Vaart Is A Cheat

TOTTENHAM Hotspur v Arsenal Quote of the Day – presented by Sky Sports’ Gary Neville on the oscasion of  Van der Vaart’s goal:

“He’s brought that down with his hand, but taking nothing away from him…”

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Posted: 2nd, October 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Why Goldie Cheung Left The X Factor: A Village Reacts

GOLDIE Cheung has left the X Factor. The Tina Turner / Yoko Ono hybrid has walked out on the show. This is the same Goldie who walked out on show last week. Back in September, the Daily Mail told us:

Goldie quits X Factor … for making fun of her and using her as a ‘joke act’

One week on and the Daily Star tells readers:

X FACTOR star Goldie Cheung today reveals the reason she will quit the show tonight – her love for her two young sons.

We hear form a “neighbour who lives close to Goldie, her husband David Webb, 52, and two sons aged eight and ten in Lathom, West Lancashire”. Can it be that Goldie is banned from talking to the media? And get a load of the language uses by this unnamed neighbour:

“Everyone has been wondering why she quit. There’s been a lot of speculation about it ever since it came out. But the truth is she just couldn’t bear to be away from her boys. It’s very rural and quiet here. Goldie is very down to earth, she does the school run, goes to the local shops and is a real bubbly character.”

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Posted: 2nd, October 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Take It Easy On That Goop It’ll Give You And Gwyneth Paltrow Nightmares

TAKE it easy on that Goop – it’ll give you and Gwyneth Paltrow nightmares.

Posted: 1st, October 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Boy Hangs On For Dear Life: Video

DON’T worry – if the little lad falls off the bike, the car filming the ride will be on the scene – and on him – swiftly…

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Posted: 1st, October 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The Talking Amy Winehouse Cat: NoNoNoNo

MORE cats talking. This one thinks it’s Frankie Howerd singing Amy Winehouse:

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Posted: 30th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The Humane Society’s WTF Video Of The Day

THE HUMANE Society’s Juanita Crawl has a weaned, ten-year-old pure bred Scandinavian with little teeth up for adoption:

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Posted: 29th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Jimmy Savile: The Jingle Jangle Song

JIMMY Savile – you’ll miss him when he’s gone. This is Not Safe For Work:

Posted: 28th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Radio Presenter Mark Esterhuyse Signs Off With F*cking Outburst: Audio

INTRODUCING South African radio’s presenter Mark Esterhuysen. The 23-year-old on Talk Radio 702 Eyewitness News has been sacked for an on air rant in which he said the F-word 13 times in just 40 seconds.

The self-declared anarchist’s one-man argument referenced Julius Malema and the country’s right-wing Afrikaner AWB party, police, his blog and being stuck on the “graveyard shift”:

“Good morning, I’m Mark Esterhuysen. F*** racism.

“F*** the pigs who killed Andries Tatane. F*** the AWB. F*** racism. We are all wild animals meant to live free. F*** capitalism. F*** fascism. F*** this f***ing wage slavery graveyard shit. F*** domestication. F*** Malema. F*** the state. F*** the petrol economic growth on a finite planet. This is the only f***ing planet we have.”You can hear the incident here. Unsurprisingly contains NSFW language.Direct link.He added: ‘If you don’t agree with me please see my blog. Peace, love, respect, anarchy.’ Esterhuysen’s employers at the Johannesburg-based 702 Talk Radio station have confirmed he had been fired following the outburst.”

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Posted: 28th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


RIP David Croft: You Were Rarely Funny

RIP David CRoft. You wrote the sit-coms that marked time spent in front of the telly. You wrote You Rang, M’Lord?, Dad’s Army, Are You Being Served?,Grace and Favour, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi! and ‘Allo ‘Allo!. Anyone who has seen those shows will know that they were not always funny. In fact, they were rarely funny. Remove the exquisite Dads’ Army from the list and the show are forgettable mush of missable telly watched because there was nothing else on the magic box. If you stick anything on BBC 1 millions will tune in and zone out.

Croft’s skill was to create sympathetic characters and notice that a killer line is not a smug cue for the scene to end. The only current comedy show that comes close to Dad’s Army is The Inbetweeners, a look at adolescence through knowing eyes. Both shows are nostalgic and display warmth for the subjects.

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Posted: 27th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor: Tulisa Wages Class War Against Other Toffs Like Shane McGowan

“X FACTOR Tulisa Dumps Toffs.”

So says the Daily Star’s front-page-headline. Sad it is when the Official Big Brother Newspaper opts to lead with the X Factor.

TULISA Contostavlos has axed the X Factor band favourites because they are too posh.

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Posted: 27th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Nancy Grace Presents Celebrity Nip Slips: Wardrobe Malfunctions To Order (Photos)

NANCY Grace is no victim of nominative determinism.The US TV host is on Dancing With The Stars, showing her moves and boobs. Egads! What are the odds that her chest would fall out of her clothes on primetime telly?

The Orlando Sentinel describes Grace as someone who “will exploit anything for ratings — we’re talking slaughtered children, abused spouses, you name it… who has made an entire career out of turning other people’s tragedies into entertainment”.

Host Tom Bergeron quipped:

“On the European version that would be perfectly fine.”

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Posted: 27th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Inside Soap Awards In Photos: EastEnders Overshadowed By Chelsea Healey’s Yellow M&M

LUCIEN Laviscount was not with Kerry Katona at the Inside Soap Awards, that neon-hued show centred on the cast of EastEnders picking up five Awards, including Best Soap, thus proving that people will watch anything if it’s on BBC1. Of 15 awards, two are for “sexiest” male or woman – yep, still no pet category; four awards are for people who think Sharon Osbourne is likeable and try to act like her; and if the viewers are not voting with their underwear, they’re giving Bill Tarmey an award for “best Exit” – that’s the one where the writers get rid of the character.

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Posted: 26th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor Sensation: Save Goldie Cheung From The BBC, Tories And Yoko Ono’s Pyjamas

THE X Factor was memorable for one thing last night: Goldie Cheung, the answer to question what do you get if you cross Tina Turner and Yoko Ono?

Sad news is that Goldie has left the show. She has quit the contest’s live rounds (no, gun).

The Mail caught up with Goldie at her home in Skelmersdale, Lancashire:

Asked if she had left the show, Ms Cheung, who was still dressed in her pyjamas at 4.30pm [Yoko was naked], said: ‘No, I haven’t left the show. Who told you that? I haven’t even told anyone that. I cannot speak to you. The X Factor have told me I can’t give any interviews.’

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Posted: 25th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The Bird Helps The Turtle Learn To Fly: Awwww Shucks

ANIMALS can be sooooooo cute. In this video, the adorable bird helps the poorly turtle realise a lifelong dream and fly into a bin. Either that or else the bird is a bully auditioning for a part on the X Factor judging panel by abusing a mentally negligible lesser being…

Posted: 23rd, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Man Climbs Moscow Skyscraper Pursued By Electric Organ Playing Monkey

YOU are about to see a electric-organ driven climb up Moscow’s Gates Administrative Building, one of the seven Stalin Skyscrapers in Moscow.

It’s long way up… when you’re being chased b y Richard Clayderman with a Hammond electric organ…

Spotter: The Awesomer

Posted: 22nd, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


I’m Never Drinking Again: A Barftastic Show Tune

I’M NEVER drinking again. You see, BBC, show tunes needs not be about Oliver and The Sound of Music.

Look out for phrasing such as “Why did I send my boss my dick?” and “Why would I take a cake from the urinal?”

(Michael Barrymore may care to look away at the 1:49 mark.) Language NSFW.


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Posted: 20th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


That Hickey Came From The Dog I Didn’t Cheat: The Greatest TV Caption Ever

THE THAT Hickey Came From The Dog I Didn’t Cheat: The Greatest TV Caption Ever….

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Posted: 20th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor Ceri Rees Is Saved By Lily Allen On Twitter

THE News of The World abused the stars of its stories (see Milly Dowler) but its sister organ The Sun sticks to its pet causes like last night’s kebab to the bathroom sink. The front page reports that the X Factor is not dead because it’s watched by Lily Allen, and she says Ceri Rees is being exploited.

See the front-page news:

X factor Ceri in bullies storm

We are told:

LILY Allen last night joined mental health charities and thousands of furious fans in accusing X Factor bosses of exploiting contestant Ceri Rees.

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Posted: 20th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (17)


The Emmy Winners: Paz De La Huerta And Christina Hendricks Work 3DTV

THE EMMY Awards for 2011 tossed up the usual faces: Paz De La Huerta looking fierce, Phoebe Price looking to be looked at and Christina Hendricks doing for 3dTV what Bruce Willis once did for vests.

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Christina Hendricks, left, and Geoffrey Arend arrive at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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Posted: 19th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Alexander Lebedev Neutralises Polonksy In Oligarch Smack Down: Video

ON Russian TV it’s an oligarch Smack Down. In the leatherette chair to the left, Alexander Lebedev, holder of Two British newspaper titles. In the smaller leatherette chair to the right. Sergei Polonsky, the real estate baron, aka Rachmaninov.

Says Lebedev of the bout that offers Audley Harrison hope of a comeback:

“In a critical situation, there is no choice. I see no reason to be hit with the first shot. I neutralised him.”

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Posted: 18th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


George Lindell’s Car Accident Is Memorable

GEORGE Lindell’s car was rear-ended in Phoenix. His witness statement sets new highs for TV reporting:

Posted: 18th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment