My husband claims that it was I who coined the line about Stephen Fry that he is "a stupid person's idea of a clever person". And if I weren't a sober person's idea of a booze-addled person, I might be more useful in remembering whether this is true or not. Whatever, it's pretty damn good.
Nobody since Gorbachev has done as much to heat up relations between East and West as Anna Chapman, the saucy spy who last week stripped to her undies for the cover of Maxim's Russian edition. And Gorbachev's family, it turns out, is aware of Ms Chapman's work. "My husband reads Maxim," Gorbachev's fashion journalist granddaughter Anastasia told me yesterday, "so I'm used to seeing the magazine around the house."
ITV's relaunched Daybreak show has slipped a million viewers behind its BBC rival for the first time, figures showed today.
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BBC bosses were today hoping to repeat the success of former One Show presenter Christine Bleakley by unveiling a replacement who even looks like her.
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Jonathan Ross has signed a deal to present a chat show for ITV, it was announced today.
The BBC has withdrawn its offer of a new contract to The One Show presenter Christine Bleakley, prompting immediate speculation that she is to join ITV.
ITV's World Cup took another turn for the worse yesterday when one of its pundits, Robbie Earle, was fired for selling a batch of match tickets which were allegedly used by a beer company in a marketing exercise.
They score, the fans erupt, then the Three Lions tick another box in their tournament list with a huge blunder.
TV presenter Christine Bleakley admitted tonight she is "torn" by offers to make her future with ITV or the BBC - but has not yet plumped for either.
Much tittering in the publishing industry last week, following the news that a certain Icelandic volcano had rendered Tony Blair (plus tan) unable to return from the Middle East. Not only was he due to join the Labour Party on the campaign trail, but he was to be thrown a no-expense-spared do at the London Book Fair by his publishers, Random House, in order to meet and greet industry figures. Unable to cancel the event, the champagne and canapés had to be passed around without him.
It might, as they say, be best to sit down. Michael Flatley – Irish jigster, sometime holder of the world record for taps per second, all too easily confused with Mick Hucknall – is making a comeback. More than that: he plans to rejoin Lord Of The Dance, the multimillion-pound tap-dancing monolith he founded in 1996.
Adrian Chiles is quitting BBC1's The One Show for a new four-year deal with ITV, it was announced today.
Chris Evans is to make his return to television as host of The One Show on Friday nights.