The singer was forced to pull out of a string of performances after being diagnosed with appendicitis
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Friday 22 May 2009
Monday 30 March 2009
What are you wearing right now?
I am wearing a pink APC jumper, a pair of 7 For All Mankind wide-legged jeans, and YSL Tribute shoes.
Tuesday 10 February 2009
John Michael Hayes: Screenwriter who graduated from radio and collaborated with Hitchcock on 'Rear Window'
Tuesday 25 November 2008
For Alfred Hitchcock, actors may have been cattle but writers were a different breed; in collaborating with him, however, they could be sure their haunches would soon bear his initials' impress – and the steam from that operation lingered for years. Raymond Chandler, for one, never ceased complaining after his experience with Strangers on a Train, and John Michael Hayes was understandably irked by Hitchcock's dismissing him, during long conversations with Truffaut, as "a radio writer". Hayes had worked with the director on four films over a two-year period, an intense, congenial and educative process which yielded one masterpiece and added three more curiosities to Hitchcock's bewilderingly uneven output.
Friday 17 October 2008
Sunday 20 July 2008
Even if he were to cover his sort-of namesake's "Grace Kelly", Micah P. Hinson would still sound like a backwoods mechanic hiding something in the cellar.
Saturday 12 July 2008
The swankiest hotel in Monte Carlo is without a doubt the Hôtel de Paris, with its Alain Ducasse restaurant, the three-Michelin-starred Le Louis XV. What people often forget is that up on the roof is a perfectly good one-star restaurant with the most wonderful views.
Saturday 26 April 2008
Friday 29 February 2008
A museum dedicated to the work of the Spanish fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga has become embroiled in a scandal over allegations that the legendary couturier's creations have been given away.
Monday 11 February 2008
Allan Grant, a Life magazine photographer who had the last photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe and captured on film such moments as the first atom bomb tests in the Nevada desert in the early Fifties, has died.
Thursday 07 July 2005
Sunday 21 November 2004
By the time you read this, I shall be spending my first night under the glorious starry sky of the southern hemisphere imprisoned with a group of people I honestly wouldn't have marked down as ideal camp companions. Luckily, I know one of my fellow detainees, the glamorous Nancy Sorrell, whose wedding to my pal Vic Reeves I attended earlier this year. I'd only seen Nancy, (now the face of Ann Summers lingerie, but a pole dancer in an earlier existence) clad in a skimpy skirt, bra top and jewelled mules - and that was for a windy beach lunch in Whitstable - and so I walked straight past a gorgeous Grace Kelly lookalike wearing an elegant chignon and a floor-length silk gown at the wedding reception a few months later. Luckily my major faux pas was ironed out when Vic pointed out his new bride before she noticed. Nancy is so glamorous it's amazing - and totally frank about her sex life, telling the tabloids that she's going to miss "nooky" really badly during her spell on I'm a Celeb... and revealing tha
Friday 05 September 2003
Monday 11 August 2003
Friday 11 October 2002
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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