The Best Of: Hype Alert

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Anna Friel, Liam Gallagher Vic Reeves and Anthea Turner are among the nominees for this year's Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award, to be presented on Tuesday. Past winners, who demonstrated the "positive aspects of wearing spectacles", have included Lorraine Kelly and Sir Cliff. The Jarvis Cocker campaign starts here

Budgie gets to shake his tail feathers in A Chorus Line. Adam Faith, "famous for his phenomenal success as a pop star", it says here, will star as Zach in a new production of the high-kickin', blockbustin' Broadway musical which starts a national tour at the Richmond Theatre (0181-940 0088) on Monday.

City suits will be encouraged to make fools of themselves without the aid of alcohol at the 30th anniversary Twister-thon celebrations (Exchange Sq, Broadgate Wed 12pm). Dennis "Flexman" Franklin will be on the mats to demonstrate the best method for grappling with strangers at parties