The man who took on the banks, MICHAEL LEWIS – author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball and The Big Short – is coming to London. He’ll be talking Wall Street, whistleblowers and Flash Boys. Thurs 9 April. Tickets 20 quid with code FLASH. Go go go!
“I feel like Steely Dan’s presence has never been more felt in music that’s considered hip and vital” – Mark Ronson
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* John Travolta’s sexy subtext
* Ray Quinn’s lessons in respect
* Charts: Ellie v Kelly for no 1
>> Cookolded <<
Rhodes’ unamused bouche
As a chef, you’d imagine that Gary Rhodes would be delighted to see somebody enjoying their food. Apparently not.
At a recent event which Gary attended with his wife, he was heard tutting audibly and unmistakably every time she took a canapé.
Not to kick her while she’s down, but audience reaction to Madonna’s name was so quiet at the BRITs that screams were added to the broadcast.
>> Puppy love <<
Welcoming Paul and Debbie
Kudos to the Dogs’ Trust in Basildon – who have either pulled off a very sly trick or have inadvertently made a bit of a whoopsie.
We’ve no idea if they’ve heard the same, well-known showbiz rumours we’ve all heard (about some photographs of a very satisfied Alsatian) but we’re very much enjoying their decision to name the two newest puppies in their family after…
Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee.
Robbie Williams has been responsible (in part or in whole) for six of the last 25 BRIT-winning Singles of the Year. Bleak, right?
>> Big Question <<
Who’s asking what this week?
Who started the ridiculous rumour that’s been going around MTV this week that Nicole Scherzinger is actually a very convincing ladyboy?
Ed Sheeran won the BRIT for Album Of The Year last night – which fits the 25 year trend precisely:
>> Brokered promises <<
Don’t get done, get Don
What with all the “Gary Barlow Tax Dodger” stories that have been floating about these last few years, it’s easy to forget quite how fallow the late 90s were for our Gary.
Back in 1999, Gary was trying to arrange mortgage finance so he could buy himself a place in France, but he didn’t have much in the way of income at the time. How did he manage to secure himself a loan? By telling brokers that he was in the process of writing a hit album for Donny Osmond.
Mark Ronson won Single Of The Year at the BRITs for Uptown Funk – which kind of fits the 25 year trend too:
>> Cockwatching <<
A big surprise…
In hulking great wang news, word reaches us that Simon Calder – the travel writer and presenter – possesses a surprisingly huge cock. Apparently, in his travel show presenting days he was not at all shy about showing off his bulge.
Whether he had to pull down his trousers for a microphone pack to be fitted, or whether it was his choice of rather snug swimwear, his colleagues could scarcely avoid it.
(Legal footnote: it should be noted, especially in current climate, that Simon was very well-behaved around others – and kept it to himself.)