For the record: 30/03/2009
Monday 30 March 2009
"Nobody will miss you more than me." Phillip Schofield bids goodbye to departing 'This Morning' co-host Fern Britton. So, absolutely no rift there, then.
A very public affair
The high-powered Google communications team can look forward to some interesting times, now that the 'Daily Mail' has decided its new Street View feature can be held responsible for every crime that takes place, for ever more. The newspaper's coverage of the vandalism of the home of Fred "The Shred" Goodwin was accompanied by a headline shouting: "How Google invaded Sir Fred's privacy – and could invade yours". The 'Mail' included shots of Sir Fred's Edinburgh house, from five angles, plus the helpful tip that "armed with an address gleaned from the electoral roll, a potential criminal can now study the outside of a home or office and evaluate its security measures, such as alarms, gates and lighting".
Even a creative genius such as Trevor Beattie (below) has to resort to nudity these days, his BMB agency filming Aardman character Wallace in the nude for the new npower campaign. Beattie's oppo Bill Bungay drily compliments the cheese-eating Wallace: "He laid off the Wensleydale for a couple of weeks prior to the shoot, and it showed."
How much of a success would 'The Damned United' have been without The Mill, the visual-effects facility in London's Soho that gave the 'wow factor' to 'Gladiator', 'Doctor Who' and 'Torchwood'? Judge for yourselves. This original image from the shoot of Tom Hooper's adaptation of David Peace's novel on Brian Clough, starring Michael Sheen, is supposed to show the Leeds United team lined up ahead of the historic Charity Shield clash with Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in 1974. The down-at-heel backdrop is in fact the away end at Saltergate, home of Chesterfield FC, one of the few English league grounds to retain terracing. To see how the shot was completely transformed to transport the players to Wembley, along with pictures of a host of other trickery from The Mill, go to: www.independent.co.uk/ thedamnedunited
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- 2 Britain First 'acting like Ukip henchmen' by invading meeting of activists in revenge for pub protest against Nigel Farage
- 3 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 4 Tidal: Jay Z's Spotify rival streaming service criticised for making wealthy artists even richer
- 5 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
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