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I/ Talk Of The Town

When a huge wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein hit the headlines in 2017, reports quickly followed about the secret network of journalists and editors he had working for him in the shadows, helping to suppress negative stories. How did Harvey go about getting his gruff, sticky fingers into the print media pie in the first place? It’s a pretty interesting story…

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The United States Of American Media, Inc. II: Back On The Radar

Ever since it became engulfed in hush money scandals and attempted blackmail plots, the National Enquirer has caused no end of problems for its parent company American Media, Inc. But now it looks as though the embattled AMI is going to have to fight on another front too. Why? Because the mysterious death of a rather notorious criminal has got people sniffing around his financial history. And that might bring AMI a whole new world of trouble…

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The Dead Cats Society

Of all the strange contortions involved in trying to rationalise Donald Trump’s most recent racist tirade, one of the strangest is the idea that Trump is actually making an extremely smart PR move. Why have we all become so obsessed with these Dead Cat tactics? And why do we see them everywhere we look?

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The Bip Issue

Rumours involving a mad shagger MP and a relatively obscure internet celebrity have been doing the rounds in media circles this last week, but very little of it has ended up making it to print. So what’s the deal with this Bip Ling and Boris Johnson story? Has Boris actually bonked an internet influencer? Or have we all finally lost our minds?

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Tweeding Between The Lines

What do Boris Johnson and Cheryl Tweedy have in common? Aside from the early flirtations with violence, the persistent accusations of racism, the colourful love lives and the children that they both work so hard to keep out of the public eye – what links the two of them? As this last week has shown, more than you might think…

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PM Tea

As the nation buckles in for another grippingly gaffe-riddled Tory leadership contest, there’s no real telling which scandals and secrets will shake loose (and which will stay covered). So it looks like it’s time for Popbitch to do its national duty and give you a proper rundown of the candidates.

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Noise And Fury

Is Paul Danan excitedly screaming obscenities at a crowd of children, teens and senior citizens in Preston city centre the single most significant event to have taken place in 21st century pop culture? Of course not. Is it where we’re going to start this story anyway? Oh, you bet…

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Eurovisionary

We’ve been skirting around the edges of this for the best part of a decade now, trying to explain from the sidelines exactly why the UK keeps getting things so badly wrong at Eurovision. But after another last place finish, we’ve decided to fully map out the Popbitch Eurovision manifesto once and for all…

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Bubba/Tucker

American shock jock Bubba The Love Sponge is back in the news after scandalous comments that Fox News host Tucker Carlson made on his show a decade ago have been unearthed. This is the second time that Bubba’s weird name has cropped up in a significant media story – so it’s maybe worth us explaining who he is, and why someone named after a ineffective spunk mop has become such a big deal.

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A Doggy Shag Tale

One of the most enduring urban legends in music is the story about the rock star who got their stomach pumped to reveal pints of sperm swimming around in there – and not all of it human. It’s been attached to some of the biggest names in showbiz, but does it hold up to any scrutiny? And if not, where the hell did it come from? Popbitch investigates…

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