Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

What does it take for someone to get fired from the Daily Fail for their bitter and spiteful views? Jan Moir has already survived the scandals over Stephen Gately and the subsequent fallout where she “apologised” but did not retract what she said. This time round, another celebrity is in the spotlight

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Whilst the BBC are yet to confirm or deny this, it is pretty safe to say it is planned given that the BBC have, instead of saying yes or no, kept completely silent. Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC, is set to make swingeing cuts to budgets at all levels as the Corporation look to save as much money as possible. This means the circa-£6million per year budgeted for 6Music is too much in his eyes.

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You may or may not have heard, in the wake of the Haiti earthquake whick has left thousands dead and millions more homeless, that Simon Cowell has decided to get a few of his musical friends together to do a cover version of a song to be released in order to raise funds for charities. All well and good, you may think, people using their power to raise necessary funds for worthy causes. And it is all well and good. But there’s always things that rankle me about celebrities doing things like this for charities.

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Okay okay, so the title isn’t quite true…

Yesterday, Ross Noble got his Twitter followers to “Twitbomb” Duncan Bannatyne’s Twitter account with silly questions and absurd Dragon’s Den proposals, in order to hopefully solicit a humourous response from the surly Scottish businessman. It’s known as “Twitterbombardment” and is a way of brightening up many people’s days. This is a very recent phenomenon, started by Noble, and has proven very successful so far…his first target, Labour MP Kerry McCarthy, was probably a little surprised at first, but to her absolute credit she played along and responded to as many questions as she could through the day, so she gets my vote as “MP Of The Year”. Although others have proven slightly less successful (The Vatican twitter feed failed to respond) it’s been a very fun way of spending an afternoon.

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Today, Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents involved in the “Balloon Boy” hoax of October this year, were sentenced to jail in a Colorado court. Richard Heene will spend 90 days in jail, whilst his wife Mayumi will spend 20 days locked up.

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So Simon Cowell has thrown a tantrum over the Facebook-led campaign to block the X Factor winner Joe McElderry’s first single from the Christmas number one slot.  His view is that it is “cynical, stupid and very Scrooge”. How on Earth he can have this view when for the last however many years he has orchestrated his X Factor (and before that Pop Stars and Pop Idol) show to coincide with the Christmas charts is entirely beyond me.

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Tiger Woods – An Obituary

Posted: November 27, 2009 in Entertainment, Sport
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Today, the world lost one of its most influential and recognisable sportspeople, the professional golfer, Tiger Woods. Herein lies my tribute to the greatest golfer of his generation.

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