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December 24, 2016

'Why stars are right to boycott Trump inauguration events'

Donald Trump wants top celebrities to perform at his presidential inaugural events next month. In fact, Trump's former campaign manager and now adviser Kellyanne Conway even made a plea...

Jodie Marsh - Victim or Vixen?

By Deborah HobsonGlamour model Jodie Marsh rightly received the most votes from ‘Celebrity’ Big Brother (CBB) housemates who wanted her evicted. That made her the most unpopular contestant in the first round of the primetime Channel 4 reality s ...

What's that name, again?

  Geronimo, Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily and Dandelion have a bizarre connection. They are the names wacky celebrities have given their hapless children. A recent British survey looked at what famous people had called their offspring. Here is the top 10 ...

Why AA Gill is a 'Tosser'

By Deborah Hobson“Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman”. The words of the nursery rhyme from children’s favourite Jack and the Beanstalk would sit well with writer and critic AA Gill whose new book “The Angry Islan ...

X For Cynicism

“You are the X Factor”. ”You are a star”. The emphatic statements of X Factor reality show judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh to twenty-one-year old Shayne Ward, in Saturdays final, after his last song showdown with fellow finalist ...

Public Death

When the News of The World printed a photo of a gravely ill looking football icon, George Best, it served as an uncomfortable glimpse of near-death and as a warning to others. The writing that accompanied the photo was explicit: “The outlook is prett ...

Moss Factor

By Deborah Hobson She’s back. Supermodel Kate Moss has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of scandal and condemnation to return to work after seeking treatment for her addiction to cocaine at the Meadows clinic in Arizona. Moss, cat walk queen and ...

Behind Closed Doors

By Deborah HobsonDear Deidre,“My wife was so violent I divorced her- but now I’m really hurting because I love her so much.” Ironically, this heart-felt letter appeared in the agony aunt's page of The Sun newspaper, the same morning when ...

Rum Punch

By Liz Simpson We're told that life imitates art. But the celebrity bust up at Battersea in the early hours of Thursday morning, which made front page news, was a bizarre imitation not of art, but of Tv soap EastEnders. The Blunkett jinx had struck again. ...

Japanese Revolution

"We hope to make it a simultaneous worldwide release as much as it's possible." Coordinating such a launch is tricky business, and Microsoft's upcoming effort to ship Xbox 360 globally in time for Christmas is expected to be plagued by stock shor ...

Goodfellas on Top

Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas is the greatest movie of all time, according to a poll in Total Film magazine. It beat perennial favourites Citizen Kane and Star Wars to secure the number one spot in the list compiled by industry experts. The 1990 fil ...

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