“It was megalolz. I don’t know what everyone is getting freaked out about” – Ian Watkins
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|_| |_| 19.12.13 ISSUE 671
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* A Popbitch present for you all
* Remembering Peter O’Toole
* Charts: X Factor will be number one
>> Christmas gifts <<
A little thank you from us
Back in March, we asked you to support a Kickstarter project to help us raise funds for a special, multimedia iPad spin-off of Popbitch. We met our target and made our pilot edition for our Kickstarters. And – thanks to the generosity of those backers, we are able to bring you all a little Xmas bonus – Popbitch: The Annual 2013.
It’s free! And full of our favourite stories of the year – plus loads of other exclusive bits and bobs, including:
* Erotic Godfrey Bloom fan fiction!
* Where’s Nick Cave? – An illustrated puzzle page!
From January, we’re going to publish premium editions fortnightly – and, fingers crossed, offer this on Android too pretty quickly. They’ll feature some great writers and film-making – so if you want to get a year’s subscription at a special price (for you or for your questionable friends), sign up now! We’ve made it this far thanks to our subscribers, it would be great to start 2014 with a bit of cash to spend on some amazing contributors.
And, of course, we have here the usual round-up of the best of the rest. See you in 2014, the newsletter will continue as normal – ie, free and out some time on a Thursday.
>> Xmas Presents <<
Buy something nice from us
1. Download the App – you can get a Newsstand subscription for 6 months or 12 months here:
2. Special Xmas Popbitch Gift Voucher – you and a friend that you nominate can get a subscription to the magazine for 2014 plus an invite to a PB Party!
3. You don’t have an iPad but you’d like something – here’s the “Back To Work” Bundle:
4. You’re full of the Xmas spirit and you just want to donate the PB weasels a glass of plonk:
Full details of all here: http://bit.ly/1bSjkVx
>> Entourage of the year <<
Put your fruit and flowers in it
We thought Roman Abramovitch was the biggest try-hard, with the dedicated fruit manager he employs aboard his superyacht, but it now seems he has a serious contender in Oprah Winfrey.
When she came over to London to do publicity for her film, The Butler, one of the members of the entourage she brought with her went by the job title “Shoe Changer”.
Term of the Year: Chickenhawk. A cute man who likes much younger men. See Dustin Lance Black.
>> Big Questions <<
Who’s been asking what this year?
Showing what Penguin Zac Efron got up to didn’t seem appropriate in the App Store, so you can see it here instead:
And if you want more, we’ve got some excellent ones in our 2013 Annual – available FOR FREE here:
2013 was the year internet TV didn’t quite take over. YouTube awards – 175k viewers.
>> Interview of the Year <<
A Lively bit of multitasking
New York Magazine’s website, The Cut, has posted an interview with Blake Lively this week. Its opening paragraph is possibly the year’s finest:
“Blake Lively walks into the room, chewing. ‘Hi, I’m Blake.’ With all the talks of her rumored new lifestyle site, it’s appropriate that she’s eating, looking, and smelling beautiful, all at the same time. It’s the very picture of having it all, the Blake Lively way.”
And it gets better: