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Monday 29 October 2012
Mitt Romney has already lifted one American out of poverty. Eric Hartsburg, from Indiana, recently used eBay to sell "tattooing rights" to his face. A wealthy Republican paid $15,000 (£9,300) for Mr Romney's campaign logo to be inked on his right temple. "I don't mind," the (Romney-supporting) Mr Hartsburg told reporters. "It's something I believe in." Let's hope he feels the same way in 20 years.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Julie Walters has revealed how she loosened up on the set of her upcoming period film Effie - by demanding a more comfortable corset.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The Football Association video reviewers must surely have Monday as a double-shower day, the second one coming immediately after the kind of shift which yesterday included analysis of allegations that Robin van Persie delivered an utterly gratuitous cheap shot to Yohan Cabaye and Robert Huth stamped on Luis Suarez.
Saturday 06 October 2012
He's the svengali to the stars who sits in Andy Murray's VIP box, masterminded the Spice Girls and turned Pop Idol into a £15 billion global brand. Now Simon Fuller is plotting to outmanoeuvre his great rival, Simon Cowell, by buying EMI's assets, including the famous Parlophone music label, in an audacious £350 million deal.
Monday 20 August 2012
Up & Over It's Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding storm through an entire grumpy argument by rapping their hands on the table. Smacks become thumps, soften into wheedling brushes and thunder back into angry wallops. The rhythms are as fast and intricate as tap dancing, while the performances are lit up with sidelong glances and seething resentment.
Thursday 16 August 2012
Former Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear, Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp and comedian Julian Clary were among the latest housemates to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house last night.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
We didn't know The Dandy was still going
And neither, sadly, do the vast majority of the British public. The UK's longest-running children's comic, starring cowboy Desperate Dan, sold two million copies a week in its Fifties heyday. But now The Dandy sells fewer than 8,000 a week. No surprise, then, that it's facing closure. Its publisher, the Dundee-based DC Thomson, said: "We are carrying out a review of our magazines business to meet the challenges of the rapidly-changing publishing industry."
Thursday 02 August 2012
If Randy Jackson yells "Yo Dawg!" during the next season of "American Idol," he could be talking to Snoop Dogg, if the rapper has his way.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
The low-down on today's newsworthy names
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Mariah Carey will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, Fox has announced, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The X Factor became the axe factor when 60 contestants were dumped from the show's boot camp section before they had the chance to sing.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Brian May thinks Adam Lambert's 'a keeper', and the audience agrees
Friday 13 July 2012
From Little Britain and Britain's Got talent, to another UK-themed show
Friday 13 July 2012
Rocker Steven Tyler on has bowed out of his job as a judge on top-rated television singing contest "American Idol" - the US equivalent of the X Factor -, saying he wants to dedicate himself to his band, Aerosmith.
Friday 06 July 2012
N-Dubz star Dappy has apologised after the video for his latest song featured a call for the killer of headteacher Philip Lawrence to be freed.
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