Thursday, 30 July 2009

And now we have the divorce dance video...

Millions of hits on You Tube are fine, but you know you have really hit it big time on You Tube when you get parodied. And that's just what has happened to Kevin and Jill Kheinz their Wedding Dance video has been a mega hit since it was posted two weeks ago and now along come the Wedding parodies.

The first to hit the net is titled "Kevin and Jill's last day" and is humorous reminder that so many wonderful weddings inevitably end in the divorce course, not that Jill and Kevin are heading that way.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Wedding Dance takes YouTube by storm

More affirmation that we live in the era on instant celebrity. Another day and another Wedding Dance video takes YouTube by storm.

The Khienz who posted their wedding video shot at a Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota for the enjoyment of a few friends and family ( and it seems 1.7 million and rising YouTube viewers) are the latest instant fame phenomenon.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Irish Cinema warns customers over Bruno

Sacha Baron Cohen loves courting controversy, and the characters he has created over the years have really pushed comedy and taste to the limit, from Ali G the sururban wannabe gangsta rapper, through Borat the interprid Journalist from the depths of Kazakhstan, to Bruno the uber-camp and flamboyantly gay Austrian TV reporter.

Of all his creations Bruno is arguably the most outrageous, so much so that a tiny Irish Cinema in Navan, Co Meath has issued a hilarious warning to its customers on its answerphone.

Click here to listen to the answerphone message

The message is clear, the sensitivities of the good folk of Navan may not withstand the assault Bruno launches of all things they consider good and proper. The announcer kicks off by reading off times for other films showing and when it comes to Bruno he has this to say

"Today we are showing Bruno at 3.15pm and 8.20pm and it carries a 16 cert. Now, Bruno is particularly vile. It leads to a hell of a lot of complaints from people who say, 'We didn't think it was that bad'."

"It is that bad, it will offend every prejudice in the book, believe me so don't come on after the film and tell us how horrible it was."

However as is said the exception proves the rule he ends his review with

"One or two people have enjoyed it though."

And if you don't know what Bruno is about, here is the trailer

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Holly Willoughby to front "This Morning"

Housewives (or should that be home makers), students, shift workers, Job seekers and slackers across UK are today breathing a sigh of the relief as the clarity returns to their lives. The question that haunted them for ages has been resolved as Holly Willoughby has been confirmed as the new co-host of ITV1's flagship daytime show This Morning.

Holly Willoughby who also present the Xtra Factor (X Factor's twin programme) on ITV2 was reportedly offered a £250,000 contract to replace Fern Britton on the programme, could she really say no to that kind of cahs no she couldn't saying that she would "never pass up the opportunity" to work with present host Phillip Schofield.

Britton announced her departure from This Morning in March after ten years on the famous sofa, saying she wanted to work on new projects. Her resignation coincided with revelations that she was earning a lot less than what ITV paid to her co-host Phil Schofield

Speculation over who would replace the 51-year-old has been rife since she announced she was to quit, with names including Myleene Klass, Melanie Sykes and Kate Garraway all mentioned.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Lewis Hamilton vs Jensen Button - Who's top?

Not as Formula 1 racing drivers, cos to be honest I have no idea and it seems to be as a casual watcher of the sport that who is the best, depends really on who has the best car.

I am interested in the difference in the attention they have got from the British media. This year has been a great year for Jensen Button on the Formula 1 circuit. He is leading the F1 championship, like any self-respecting racing driver has a beautiful model girlfriend, and is British. You would think that would generate acres of headlines for him, but it doesn't seemed to have happened, at least not in comparison to the headlines around Lewis Hamilton over the last two years.

Jensen Button and girlfriend Jessica Michibata

Hamilton won the Championship in 2008 and came close as a rookie in 2007, he also has the glamour girlfriend - Nicole Scherzinger, but over those two years he amassed masses of headlines. This year a dip in form (that should really be a dip in the form of his car) has seen him out of contention for the Championship and the coverage of F1 outside the sports pages has up till now dropped across the board.

Lewis Hamilton and girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger

Then suddenly at today's German Grand Prix, Hamilton is back in contention at least for this race and even on the weather reports there are references to the German Grand Prix and how it would affect Hamilton's chances, no mention of Button.

I understand there is a fascination with Hamilton's back story, the first black British driver to make it in to F1, a profession that is the exclusive preserve of middle-class white males, the dedication of a dad who gave everything to see his son get where he was, and ultimately victory in only his second year on the F1 circuit.

Good back story, but what about Jensen's years toiling away at the rear end of the championship and just when everyone thought all his career would amount to was a footnote in history his upsets all odds as he roars onto a completely unexpected championship, isn't that news worthy?

Friday, 10 July 2009

This advert is guaranteed to make you smile

What's not to like, a classic sound track from the 70's The Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight and cute babies roller skating...Did I hear an awwwwwwww! :-)

I think Evian have got a winner with this.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute : Video clips from the Memorial Service

Today was the day Michael Jackson was laid to rest with a funeral and memorial service. Family, friends and 17,000 fans lucky enough to win tickets to the event gathered at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles to watch the tribute to the King of Pop

Tearful farewll from Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson

Lionel Ritchie sings at the service

Montage of Michael Jackson played at the Memorial Service

Stevie Wonder at the Memorial Service

Michael Jackson Tribute : BBC2, SKY to show memorial service Tuesday

Michael Jackson fans in the UK who missed out on invitation for his memorial service tomorrow will be able to follow it live on TV tomorrow as BBC (BBC2), Sky (Sky Arts HD) and Channel 5 have all confirmed that that they will be showing it.

Programmes are expected to start at 6 pm.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute : Get Tickets for the Memorial Service

Tickets for the memorial service for Michael Jackson are now available and the good news is they are on offer to fans across the world. Half a billion are expected to apply, with only 17,500 tickets to be made available to the public through a lottery.

To apply go to According to the website the Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. (US Pacific time) at STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles, California and simulcast inside to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE across the street.

So if you don't live in the USA and you are applying, you really need to think how you would get across to Los Angeles by Tuesday.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute : Thriller co-star is "devastated"

Tributes continue to pour in for Michael Jackson, and even from of the most unlikely places. Thriller co-star Ola Ray who now lives in Sacramento has spoken of her devastation over the death of Michael Jackson.

"I'm very devastated right now. I'm in shock. I'd like to say that Michael Jackson was my hero as well as my mentor,"

Her effusive praise went on "I am freaking out. I can't believe that he's gone. I really respected him as an entertainer. We made history together. He was the best and he will always be the best. May he rest in peace. God has him now. He may be gone but he's not forgotten. He's a legend. That's all I have to say. God bless you Michael. I love you man."

Ola co-stared with Michael Jackson in the video of Thriller 25 years ago when she was a budding actress and model. The single and accompanying video went on to become one of the biggest selling singles of all time.

Things however did not go so well for Ola Ray as her career failed to take off from there and she has been involved in legal battles with Michael Jackson to get what she claims are her fair share of royalties, with the latest suit filed last month. Makes you wonder what she is really devastated about.