Monday, June 25, 2007

Following Katie Holmes in hte Media

It's amazing what you can find out there on the net. How about a site dedicated to the news about Katie Holmes?

Yes, everyone's favourite Scientology dupe can now be followed as the newsrooms follow her.

There's a section on Katie Holmes and her marriage to Tom Cruise.

There's also news reports and photos, even video of news reports about Katie Holmes.

If you want to follow celebrities then why not click through to see the site?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Moel's Trade

There aren't all that many people who know what a moel does....he's he guy who carries out the circumcisions in an Orthodox Jewish community.

Now, leave aside such religious reasons and ponder whether we should be routinely using circumcision in the rest of the world?

We know that it does reduce the liklihood of getting certain diseases and cancers. But on the other hand, there's a thought that it reduces sexual pleasure by reducing sensitivity.

It's worth clicking through one of those links to see that the latter argument is false: circumcision almost certainly increases the sum of sexual pleasure precisely via that reduction in sensitivity.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

You Have to Wonder

What on earth possessed the woman to do it? Wendie Ann Schweikert I mean? Are there actually any jollies to be had by a 37 year old woman having sex with an 11 year old boy?

I understand (although do not share) the male desire for the post pubescent...that's when women are at their most fertile and there's good evolutionary reasons for the attraction, even if we culturally disapprove of them.

But what on earth would make Wendie Ann Schweikert find a completely inexperienced, virgin even, boy, sexually attractive?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Election of the Living Dead

No, that's not a description of the average Labour Councillor (although it would be an apt one):

A villager is campaigning in northern India for the rights of people declared legally dead by cheating relatives seeking to steal their assets.

Lal Bihari, a lower caste villager who lost his father's inheritance due to an unscrupulous uncle, formed the "Union of the Dead" in 1980 to fight for the rights of thousands he says have fallen victim to scams by relatives.

He is contesting as an independent in a month-long election in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, which ends on Tuesday.

In 1976, an uncle allegedly connived with corrupt local officials to fudge village records and declare Bihari dead. The uncle then won the inheritance of Bihari's father.

"It was only as late as in 1994 that I succeeded in proving myself alive," Bihari, 52, said.

Like many poor in India, it was very hard for him to get a court ruling to reverse the decision, due to corruption and a backlog of millions of cases in the judiciary.

"Nearly 3,000 others are fighting their independent battles in other parts of U.P. (Uttar Pradesh) to prove that they are alive," Bihari said.

Imagine, a politician standing for election on a reasonable and honest platform. As likely as zombies themselves, ain't it?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Phil Spector Murder Trial

Phil Spector's muder trial is due to start on Mondayin LA:


The murder trial of pioneering rock producer Phil Spector finally begins on Monday, more than four years after a B-movie actress was found shot to death at his castle-like mansion outside Los Angeles.

The trial, delayed repeatedly since Spector was indicted in 2003, will be shown on live television amid fascination with the 1960s musical genius turned recluse who once described himself as having "devils that fight inside me."

Fifty news organizations applied for a seat in the Los Angeles courtroom for the biggest celebrity trial since pop star Michael Jackson's 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges.

I really don't think he's going to get off you know, life without parole is what I expect as the sentence. Rich white guys just don't get the death sentence.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Brosnan and Streep in Mamma Mia?

You what? Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep in the movie version of Mama Mia?

Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is in final negotiations to join Meryl Streep in the movie version of the popular ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!"

The story revolves around a bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) and her formerly rebellious mom (Streep) who raised her on a Greek island and never disclosed the identity of her father.

The bride locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. Brosnan will play the main father figure.

The musical features 22 ABBA songs, including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All."

Phyllida Lloyd is directing the Universal project; ABBA members and songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus will serve as executive producers, as will Tom Hanks.

Brosnan has "Butterfly on a Wheel," which he also produced, and "Married Life" with Rachel McAdams and Chris Cooper, in the can. Seyfried has appeared in "Mean Girls" and "Alpha Dog," and can be seen on HBO's "Big Love."

I officially decalre this a turkey, before they even start shooting.

Eddie Van Halen: Rehab

Eddie Van Halen has entered rehab to deal with his drinking and alcoholism:

Eddie Van Halen said on Thursday he would enter rehab "to work on myself," a move that appears to rule out a reunion by his troubled band when it is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week.

The announcement came a month after he and former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, his longtime antagonist, said they would tour North America in the summer. Within weeks, speculation arose the plans had run aground.

The Dutch-born Van Halen, 52, who has long battled alcoholism and survived a bout with tongue cancer, said in an open letter to fans he wanted to do right by them.

"I have always and will always feel a responsibility to give you my best. At the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best. That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110 percent that I feel I owe you and want to give you."

He added: "Some of the issues surrounding the 2007 Van Halen tour are within my ability to change and some are not. As far as my rehab is concerned, it is within my ability to change and change for the better."

The letter was released by his spokeswoman and girlfriend, Janie Liszewski, who did not respond to requests for further information.

He actually gives a reason for his drinking, too. No social skills at all, so to feel less embarrassed he gets drunk.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Police Reunite

So the announcement is out, The Police are going on tour again:

Reunited rock trio the Police said on Monday they would launch a world tour in May, more than 20 years after frontman Sting angered his bandmates by leaving for a successful solo career.

Sting, 55, joked during a news conference that he was "certifiably insane" to resurrect the band for a tour that will begin in North America and take in Europe, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Long resistant to the idea of a reunion with his estranged bandmates, guitarist Andy Summers, 64, and drummer Stewart Copeland, 54, Sting said he woke up one day about three months ago and decided to call them up and suggest a tour.

"If you'd asked me the day before I made this decision, I would have said, 'You're out of your mind. My head is somewhere else,'" he said.

The Police ended their seven-year run following a 1984 world tour for the album "Synchronicity," which included the Grammy-winning song of the year "Every Breath You Take."

Sting, the group's primary songwriter, who once described the Police as "a marriage of convenience," wanted more creative freedom. Summers and Copeland wanted the group to carry on, even though tension within the band often led to fistfights.

There's only one important question to ask when these sorts of things happen: who is running our of money?? Trudie got some expensive tastes or something?


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Friday, February 02, 2007

Shilpa Shetty: To Make a Fortune

On the back of winning Celebrity Big Brother it looks like Shilpa Shetty is going to make a fortune:

Shilpa Shetty, who was virtually unknown in Britain until a month ago, has suddenly become a phenomenon in this country.
The Big Brother winner is set to make millions of pounds from the show, and if her aides are to be believed the stunning star - who kept her dignity intact even while she suffered racist bullying at the hands of some of her fellow contestants, is in line to rake in an astonishing 10 million pounds.
The controversy that triggered protests in India and sparked a race relations debate in the UK - has propelled 31-year-old Shetty onto the world stage, and her business managers are said to be busy working tirelessly to turn this profile into profit.
Shetty's aides in Britain and India have already been inundated with six figure offers for book deals, TV work, film parts, endorsements and a chance to co-host the UK version of a reality cricket show based on the 'Indian Idol,' and rumours are also high that the actress is to be offered a lead role in a new BBC comedy, set in an Indian call centre.

From what I hear she's already made what most of us consider a fortne out of the show: her fee for appearing in hte first place was £350,000, or so they say.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Cyndi Lauper Goes Commercial

Cyndi Lauper says that with all the closures of venues to play a gig and the shrinking of the adventurousness of the radio market, the place to debut new music is in commercials:

If you're looking to break into the music business, U.S. singer Cyndi Lauper has a suggestion -- take the commercial route.

"There's just no venues anymore and commercials are a great new vehicle in which to have your music heard," said Lauper, who soared to success in the 1980s with her quirky costumes and songs like "Girls Just Want To Have Fun."

"Right now, commercials are where to hear new music," she said, citing the closing of so many clubs around the country, especially in New York.

That's a big reason why Lauper, 53, says she decided to sign on as a creative consultant for Alka-Seltzer's Battle of the Bands contest to find a new jingle for stomach ailment product.

Ah, she's judging the contest? She pretty much has to say that, doesn't she?