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

X Factor 2010 Spoiler Alert – Week 2 Song List

X FACTOR 2010: It’s week 12 of the live finals and we know what the agonists are going to sing. So do you:

John Adeleye – A Song For You (Donny Hathaway)

Storm Lee- Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)

Mary Byrne: Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’

One Direction: Kelly Clarkson’s ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’

Treyc Cohen: Purple Rain

Katie Waissel – I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James)

Wagner- Help Yourself (Tom Jones)

Cher Lloyd – Hard Knock Life (Jay Z)

Paije Richardson – If I Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys)

Belle Amie – “You Really Got Me”

Posted: 16th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


X Factor Jedward Are Now A Nintendo Video Game (Photos)

X FACTOR winners Jedward – now 3.4 times more recognisable from 10 paces than any other X Factor act and the epitome of Simon Cowell’s gift to music – are 19 today.

John and Edward Grimes, the Priapic-haired duo with the names plucked from a Dickens workhouse are now jobbing as Nintendo ambassadors. Like Nintendo games, Jedward are annoying, two dimensional, repetitive and the fit line of defence in an alien invasion…

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Posted: 16th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Welington Goncalves dos Santos Is Our Police Chase Video Of The Day

POLICE Chase Video of The Day features  Brazil’s Welington Goncalves dos Santos. He’s escaped from jail in Sao Paulo. He’s on the run. The police are on his tail.

He smashes into police cars. He goes backwards. He goes forwards. It’s all great stuff. But the tin lid on the show is the commentator on Ao Vira TV.

Any moment he’s going to scream “Gaaaaaooooooooooooooolllllll!!!!.”

Posted: 16th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Jeremy Kyle Meets The Incredible Mr 3D’ Teeth: Video

DOES Jeremy Kyle pick his victims  guests for his bear baiting show on looks alone?

On last week’s show we were met by a man whose face was made for 3D TV.

Kyle remains one dimensional, a flat-track bully offering a public service cleverly disguised as orchestrated abuse and public ridicule as dressed in a soppy suit he harangues and shouts at people clad in man-made fibres.

But still they come. And still we stare…

Posted: 16th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (5)


X Factor 2010 Week 2: Musical Heroes Week Song List

X FACTOR 2010: The theme of Week 2’s show is “musical heroes”.
So far:

Mary Byrne: You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)

One Direction: My Life Would Suck Without You (Kelly Clarkson)

What odds One Direction (aka One Haircut have the same hero, and ojne who won American Idol and was singed to Simon Cowell’s label?)

Storm Lee: Purple Rain (Prince)

We always hurt the ones we love…

Posted: 15th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Daddy Teaches His Daughter How To Skateboard: Video

IN this instructional video, daddy will teach his daughter how to skateboard.

You know what’s coming. You can feel the inevitable looming.

But the payoff is no less entertaining for it.

Watch. And. Learn:

Posted: 15th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor 2010: How The Bullying Sun Turned Katie Waissel Into The Underdog We Love

KATIE Waissel is not the most dislikeable X Factor product. That one usually wins or gets to sit in judgement. Waissel, who worked at OK!, mingled with BMG supremos, knows Sharon Osbourne (see judges) and Dermot O’Leary’s manager, and opened for East 17 is no mere plucky amateur.

But these facts and her uttering the line, “I just want to be a legend. I want to create a legacy and that’s what I will do” does not mean she must be hated.

Indeed, the pressure piled on Katie Wassiel is such that if it can be cranked up Our Katie can be the show’s underdog and thus become a firm favourite with the UK voting public. Bullying is the X Factor buzzword and, perversely, if Katie can be a victim, she can survive.

Already Joe McElderry, Daryl Johnson and Alex Reid have come out in support of Katie. They care. And they want you to know it.

READHow The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel

But can Katie be made to look more hateful? Here’s Sharon Hendry in the Sun. This is the “dark side of Katie”, the “fame junkie”.

Katie, we learn, has a “supreme self-belief that belies her age – and ability.”

In short, Katie is ambitious and confident. And the tabloids hate ambitious young British women. Hendry wonders:

So what has instilled such incredible self-confidence in someone aged just 24? And why is Waissel so desperate to be worshipped?

Dunno, Sharon. Maybe she wants to do well and has self-belief? And as for her being worshipped, let’s not underplay it, Sharon. Let’s not build up Katie into an even bigger wannabe than she already is and make her look like a cross between Violet Elizabeth Bott, Anthea Turner and Cherie Blair.

Says Sharon:

At first glance there is nothing in her apparently stable, middle-class upbringing that lends itself to such intense self belief

Middle -class and stable?! Where’s the story in that, eh? Unless, you look at, say, Madonna or Lady Gaga who both had good homes. And this is all it is – a glance. Because Katie’s family will not speak with Sharon Hendry. Or as the investigate reporter who offers readers “a glance” at the facts, puts it:

Katie’s glamorous mum Diana is less forthcoming with information, already rudely dismissing journalists.

The X Factor 2010: Where You’ve Seen The Fix Factor Finalists Before

Would this be the same Diana Waissel who told a journalist at Heat magazine:

“She (Katie) may come across as annoying, but she just wants to stand out. She’s learning to handle the criticism. It would be difficult for anyone to take, but the more she receives, the more she’s having to get used to it.”

The same Diana Waissel who writes into the media, in this case the Harrow Observer, to offer her views on a Starbucks in the area:

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we think that starbucks has improved the passing trade to the high street and brought the community together its better than having another empty shop as there are many closing down

The same Diana Waissel who tells one and all:

“I don’t want that to happen to Katie. She is a team player and a lovely girl. She has a very supportive family. We don’t like all these bullying tactics.”

How rude of Diana Waissel not to want to talk to Henry, a woman adapting an old story who calls her daughter names in print. Shame on her.

Still, one that brighter note, lots more of it and Katie will be the nation’s favourite…

X Factor 2010: Cher Lloyd’s Fragile Watch With Robbie Williams
X Factor 2010: After Katie Waissell Treyc Cohen Is Another Fix?
X Factor 2010: Wagner Fiuza Carrilho Is The Cheryl Cole Antidote We Crave

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Posted: 15th, October 2010 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2)


X Factor 2010: Divabot Beats Cher Lloyd, Katie Waissel And Treyc Cohen To Title

X FACTOR 2010: Cheryl Cole, Cher Lloyd, Katie Waissel, Treyc Cohen – you’re going to take one helluva beating from HRP-4C, the singing diva – the “divabot”.

(Divabot beats Robot Mouth Sings Eduard Anatolyevich’s Tralala.)

Why take a chance creating the next star in Simon Cowells’s pop factory when you can just stick a new head and chests on Divabot and win?

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Posted: 14th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Jersey Shore’s JWOWW Slapped In The Ring: Peter Andre, that You?

IN one corner is Jersey Shore’s JWOWW, a woman whose name means “Class” in Polish. In the other corner is a vision who looks like JWOWW’s co-star Snooki.

It’s TV wwrestling at its very best. It’s JWOWWF being slapped in the ring. (And it’s good to see that Peter Andre has cracked America – in the face!)

Spotter: Brian Moylan @ Gawker

Posted: 14th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


BBC Moves Fingering Weatherman Behind The Camera

BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker can spend more time with his abs as he is moved “behind the camera”.

It was Tomasz who gave anchors Simon McCoy and Fiona Armstrong the finger on air – a wet one to see whish way the wind blows. It blew him off cameras. Although the wind is said to have been an ill one caused by cost cutting and some guff about hot air…

Posted: 14th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor 2010: Fragile Cher Lloyd In Nose To Nose Stink Off

X FACTOR 2010 – Cher Lloyd’s Fragile Watch: Anorak’s look at the use of the word “fragile” to describe Cher Lloyd – presented today by John Adeleye and Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho who have been arguing over “DEODORANT”.

The Sun take sup the drama:

As the two screamed “nose to nose” over breakfast, housemates including fragile Cher Lloyd, 17, cowered in fear.

This would be “fragile Cher who along with “Katie Waissel, Treyc Cohen and Rebecca Ferguson have also been bickering”?

More X Factor PR to follow…

READHow The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel

X Factor 2010: Cher Lloyd’s Fragile Watch With Robbie Williams

The X Factor 2010: Where You’ve Seen The Fix Factor Finalists Before

X Factor 2010: After Katie Waissell Treyc Cohen Is Another Fix?

X Factor 2010: Wagner Fiuza Carrilho Is The Cheryl Cole Antidote We Crave

Posted: 14th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Kimmo Wilska Sacked For Drinking Beer Live On Air: BBC News To Use Props

KIMMO Wilska is the English-language news anchor in Finland who thought it a good idea to illustrate an item about Finland’s alcohol licensing laws by drinking beer on air.

He’s been sacked. But we think that news readers helping viewers better understand what the story is and means with motions, props and acting is useful.

The BBC’s Louise Minchin and Bill Turnbull are already halfway there. Whenever it’s a sad story, they both look sad. When its a story they don’t approve of, they tilt their heads, purse their lips and give the big sideways eye.

The next logical step to help thick telly watchers make sense of it all must be props.

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Posted: 14th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (5)


X Factor: Konnie Huq Relieved She And Charlie Brooker Never Pre-Booked The Babies

X FACTOR’S Konnie Huq, the Kermit the Frog look alike who presents the Xtra Factor tells Company magazine that she never thought she’d get the job and had been planning to get impregnated by husband Charlie Brooker and give birth instead.

“I was a bit annoyed really because I was getting ready to settle down and have babies.

“Charlie and I both had a gap in work last summer so we’d booked flights to Vegas to get married.”

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Posted: 14th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor 2010: Cher Lloyd’s Fragile Watch With Robbie Williams

FRAGILE Watch With Cher Lloyd: Anorak’s look at the word “fragile” used in context of feisty X Factor singer Cher Lloyd, Dot Cotton’s Team America puppet made life:

Robbie Williams joins the chorus in X magazine:

“I wasn’t as fragile as she is when I was 16…”

More fragile news of fragile Cher to follow…

READ: How The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel

The X Factor 2010: Where You’ve Seen The Fix Factor Finalists Before

X Factor 2010: After Katie Waissell Treyc Cohen Is Another Fix?

X Factor 2010: Wagner Fiuza Carrilho Is The Cheryl Cole Antidote We Crave

Cher Lloyd And Chery Cole Are ‘Fragile’: Brittle, Hard And Thin

Posted: 13th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Man Interrupts Dutch TV Talk Show To Ask Directions To Toilet

IN this instructional video you will learn how to ask for the toilet in Dutch. You will seek directions to the loo from group of men talking on a TV show:

Posted: 13th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Cher Lloyd And Chery Cole Are ‘Fragile’: Brittle, Hard And Thin

X FACTOR 2010:  Cher Lloyd is fragile. We know this because the word fragile is used to describe her. Fragile is Cher’s tabloid eputhet. Like “rubber-faced funny man” Rowan Atkinson, “nation’s sweetheart” Cheryl Cole, “mad mullah” Omar Bakri and so on.

A source tells heat:

“She feels like she’s hanging by a thread. Their relationship is fragile and Cher has been struggling with this.”

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Posted: 12th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (3)


David Simon’s Pitch For The Wire And Treme Time

DAVID  Simon wrote The Wire. Anorak has not watched enough of this show because it was broadcast late at night after hours and hours of utter bilge had turned the telly into thing to hate, deride and mock. We’re catching up.

Simon, a former police reporter, has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant ($500,000).

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Posted: 12th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Elephant Film Of The Day: The Side Saddle Dismount

IN this Elephant Film of The Day, a man tries to climb on the beast in a manner befitting the Queen herself..

Posted: 12th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor 2010: Nicolo Festa Is Admirably Bitter

X FACTOR 2010: Now that Nicolo Festa has gone to the celebrity Silo in Brussels, we want Wagner to win all the more. But while that Robert Downey Junior-Britney Spears hybrid rehearsed, Festa, well, festers.

He tells X Factor magazine:

“I felt humiliated and like I wanted to die. Every second I was mortified. I wasn’t sad, I just wanted to disappear. I don’t like to feel embarrassed!…

“I definitely want to go on vacation somewhere very foreign, have a surgeon change all the features on my face. I don’t want to be seen out. I’m mortified.”

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Posted: 12th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor 2010: Katie Waissel’s Magic Bracelet And A PR Hotline

X FACTOR 2010: Katie Waissel looks to Cheryl Cole in her 89 seconds of need. Backstage at the X Factor, Katie says: “Please don’t hate me.”

Another day and with it another chance to look at the Spin Factor. The Mirror looks on as Cheryl Cole “rushed to calm her protégé” (the one she hardly speaks to). Waissel is “borderline hysterical“.

How The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel

The tin lid is placed on Katie’s box in the from of a “huge diamanté crown with beads and costume jewellery”. She will wear this to sing Beatles hit Don’t Let Me Down.

Katie sees the crown and reacts:

“This is a joke. I don’t want to wear it. You can’t make me wear this s***. Stop making me do all this. Let me just sing, be me. I want it to be about my voice, not this s*** you’re making me wear. I look ridiculous.”

Such are the facts. No, readers, this is not some cynical PR plot to distance Katie from the stack of sun visors she wore on the first show and make her look warmer and more likeable. This is what really went down – word for word and overheard by someone who can recall the words and then tell the Mirror’s Clemie Moodie.

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Posted: 12th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


X Factor 2010: Mugbabe’s State Occasion For Gamu Nhengu

X Factor 2010: did you know that Robert Mugabe is happy that Gamu Nhengu is heading back to Zimbabwe? It’s  a tabloid fact. And Mugabe is not happy because Gamu is to be shot dead by his goons. He’s happy because Richard Chibvongodze says he is. And the Sun echoes the words:

Richard Chibvongodze, of the Department of Internal Affairs, added: “The Politburo are rubbing their hands in glee.”

As the Sunday Express told us one day earlier:

“The Politburo are already rubbing their hands in glee. This will demonstrate to Zimbabweans that the British are heartless and will never do anything to assist citizens of this country. Nokutula Ngazana and her family were not asylum seekers. They left this country perfectly legally, so won’t be in trouble when they return. In fact, they will be feted as true heroes of Zimbabwe.”

Only, Zimbabwe does not have a department of Internal Affairs. It has a department of Home Affairs.

And we’ve called the Zimbabwe embassy in London and they can find no Richard Chibvongodze at the home Affairs department.

You don’t suppose he’s been made up, do you?

Posted: 11th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor 2010: The Cher Lloyd Sex Doll And Hating Katie Waissel

X FACTOR 20201 and the Mail goes with a front-page picture of open-mouthed women: Mary Bryne agape and so too is Cher Lloyd.

Pick your sex doll, readers. Mary has teeth and a likeability. Cher’s is fuller-lipped and requires a lot less puff to inflate.

But not every woman on the show is everyone is equally shaggable.
Take Katie Waissel, who is pictured on the Sun’s front page with hand over her mouth.

The Sun has decided that the woman whose actually given us an orgasm face on video is not worthy of readers’ lusty thoughts. The talk is of “fan fury as flop Katie reprieved”.

Lucy Connolly continues with our scoop that Katie had a record contract and knowledge of BMG executes and Sharon Osbourne, and says, “viewers were livid last night after judges including Cheryl Cole saved Katie Waissel from the boot.”

Someone call Katie a “goblin. Another calls her “horrendous”. As rage goes the “fans’ fury” isn’t all that furious. In fact, the impression you get is that the Sun dislikes Waissell for being nothing more than ambitious. And the tabloids hate a young woman with ambition.

Indeed, the Sun is not even consistent in its owen story. One commenter says Katei Waissel:

“I don’t get is – sorry.”

Nor all that harsh, is it. But another voice says Wagner is “rubbish”; another calls Storm Lee a “clown”; a third calls Nicolo Festa a “weirdo”; a fourth says Diva Fever are a “bad idea”. Is that fan fury?

On Sunday’s results show we saw FYC all but praying to be put through. Faces contorted in pleading, desperate hope they sweated and knotted hands. But they are men. They are not “fame hungry”, only Katie is.

It is her story. Cher, for instance, is “fragile”, even thought we have heard about her beating up a classmate at school.

But the Sun, as all tabloids, ultimately realises that when a woman wants to get on it’s all about sex, and only about sex. So, inside across two pages Katie is wide-mouthed and wider-eyed. Cher, Mary and Treyc Cohen are also agog, agape and a-gasping.

And the most shaggbale wins…

Posted: 11th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor 2010: Week One Live Blog Results (Wagner Lives, FYD Die And Waissel Threatens)

KATIE Waissel is through to the next round of the X Factor. In the bottom three, Katie saw off a likeable Nicolo and FYD  , the most desperate act ever to appear on the telly, with a rendition of Dwon’t Leyyyyt Meeee Dowhhn.

Of course Katie was always going through. She’s the professional singer with the BMG connections and a decent slot towards the end of the Saturday night show.

Simon Cowell wonder why Katie did not sing that on the Saturday night show? Listen to the words , Simon. Don’t. Let. Me. Down! Is That a threat? Does she know something?

But the most important thing on the X Factor was not Katie’s survival. It was not toothsome Joe McElderry singing about his Happy Days in the Ambitions diner with Richie Cunningham.

The most important thing was that Wagner made it through.

Wagner can save the show and break up the PR-led onslaught on record sales and the Cheryl Cole bandwagon that encourages us to see all sorts of wonder and talent in the lip-syncing singer that just isn’t there?

And no other act plays the bongos. And so no other act has as much chance of failing and being spotted years from now reliving the glory days on the London Underground.

Save Wagner and make our future journeys to work interesting…

Posted: 10th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (2)


X Factor 2010: Wagner Fiuza Carrilho Is The Cheryl Cole Antidote We Crave

X FACTOR 2010: Can Wagner Fiuza Carrilho save the show and break up the PR-led onslaught on record sales and the Cheryl Cole bandwagon that encourages us to see all sorts of wonder and talent in the lip-syncing singer that just isn’t there?

Can Wagner save us from Cher Lloyd, the Dot Cotton Team America action figure who has split the nation – there are those who think she’s overrated, overhyped and not all that likeable and then there is Cheryl Cole. Who will win? And this is Cheryl who rejected Gamu and doesn’t like the likeable Nicolo.

Can Wagner save us from Katie Waissel, who appeared to have lost a fight with Zhandra Rhodes’ wardrobe and a croupier? She stood behind a keyboard she didn’t seem to be playing and sang We Are The Champions in the manner of one of the those Wembley Stadium warm up singers whom football fans hate.

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Posted: 10th, October 2010 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (6)


X Factor 2010: After Katie Waissell Treyc Cohen Is Another Fix?

X FACTOR 2010: Treyc Cohen – you’ve seen her before. The wildcard entry was on the X Factor last year. Simon Cowell sent her home. But this is the post-Gamu super supportive X Factor, and Simon Cowell is licking his eyeballs and doing his DJ Nicey impression saying how great all the singers are.

How manipulative is the show? Well, in 2009, Simon Cowell told Treyc she was “missing that star belief”.

She is kicked off. But in 2001, Treyc is back on the show because, as Simon tells her:

“Your body language is vulnerable and you don’t have any confidence. I am amazed that we overlooked you in this competition.”

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Posted: 10th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (3)