Profile of the modern family: Three mobiles, three laptops, and five hours of TV a day

October 10, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

The findings from a study of 2000 families revealed that technology plays a large part of modern life.

Gordon Ramsay suffers new kitchen nightmare

April 27, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

TV chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a kitchen nightmare after TWICE falling foul of health inspectors over food hygiene standards. Ramsay, 44, famous for dishing out foul-mouthed tirades, was left red-faced after a string of cock-ups at his Michelin-starred restaurant Claridges. Environmental health inspectors found a shocking SIX major breaches of food safety during an…

Missing BBC presenter Peter Rowell found alive

March 31, 2011 | by | 6 Comments

A ‘depressed’ radio presenter who went missing earlier this week has been found alive and well in Cumbria. BBC Bristol broadcaster Peter Rowell, 52, sparked a huge search involving a police helicopter after he failed to turn up for work on Tuesday morning. The presenter, who was said to be vulnerable following the death of…

Fred West’s daughter condemns new ITV drama

March 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The daughter of Cromwell Street killer Fred West yesterday broke a ten-year silence to condemn a controversial new ITV drama about the grisly mass murders. Distraught Anne Marie Davis believes the TV dramatisation will revive deeply traumatic memories for the families of Fred and Rose West’s victims. Anne Marie, whose own mother Rena Costello and…

New Dancing With The Stars 2011 cast announced

March 1, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The first Dancing With The Stars cast for 2011 has been revealed. The show, a US version of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, has pulled together a typical selection of fading celebrities hoping to breathe life back in to their careers. Producers appear to be keen to avoid any of the controversy caused by last…

Two and a Half Men cancelled following Charlie Sheen’s bizarre rant at creator

February 25, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Two and a Half Men’s producers have halted the series after troubled star Charlie Sheen rampaged against its creator during a series of bizarre interviews. Charlie, who is currently on holiday with ex wife Brooke Mueller, current girlfriend Natalie Kenly and porn star Bree Olson, took fire at series creator Chuck Lorre during interviews with…

Yogi Bear ‘arrested’ in Utah

February 24, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Cartoon character Yogi Bear was ‘arrested’ in Utah yesterday for a variety of offences. The Hanna-Barbara legend’s mugshot was posted on the Utah County Sheriff Office’s website alongside other suspected criminals. His crimes list of crimes included fishing without a licence and immigration offences. Yogi, who is described as 60 years old and 5’8’’ with…

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’s Paddy Doherty branded ‘scum’ by family members

February 22, 2011 | by | 7 Comments

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty has been slammed by relatives after the cousin he accused of attacking him walked free from court. The family of Johnny Joyce, 20, who was found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a five day trial, said hardman Paddy had paid the price for…

‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ travellers branded “animals”

February 21, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A chef who catered for a reception featured in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding today branded the guests ANIMALS after hundreds of travellers went on a drunken rampage. Caterer Neil Green also claims he is still owed £4,000 from the bride’s father – nearly EIGHT months after the wedding. Neil, 35, put on a three-course…

Families bond in front of TV

February 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The television has taken over from the dining room table as the hub of the family life, a study revealed today. Researchers found only five hours a week are spent eating together now with double that amount of time spent in front of the telly. The study also found families now ‘bond’ during reality TV…

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’s Paddy Doherty tells court: “I’m no hardman”

February 17, 2011 | by

Irish traveller Paddy Doherty, who appeared on Channel 4’s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings talking about his bare knuckle fighting past, has told a court that his hardman act is all for the cameras. Paddy, 51, was giving evidence at the trial of his cousin Johnny Joyce, who the TV star has accused of breaking his…

Rastamouse kids TV show brings Jamaican slang to the playground

February 9, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Rastamouse, the cult CBeebies TV show, has got kids in the playground uttering a new catchphrase – the Jamaican patois ‘Irie’ Voiced by Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates, the cheese-loving mouse and his reggae band – the Easy Crew – double up as crime fighters on Mouseland Island. The Carribean hero and his chums speak…

Hilary Devey to replace James Caan on Dragons’ Den

February 4, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Hilary Devey has been named as James Caan’s replacement in the new series of Dragons’ Den when it returns to BBC Two this year. She will be joining the other dragons, Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Duncan Bannatyne and Deborah Meaden on the panel, judging the pitches of wannabe entrepreneurs. Hilary is an award-winning business woman…

BBC apologise for Top Gear Mexican jokes

February 4, 2011 | by | 20 Comments

The BBC has apologised to the Mexican ambassador in London following comments made by Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May. In the show, broadcast on Sunday night, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were discussing the new Mastretta sports car which hails from Mexico when Hammond said “cars reflect national…

Top Gear under pressure over “vulgar” Mexican jibes

February 2, 2011 | by | 29 Comments

The Mexican ambassador in London has complained to the BBC over “inexcusable” comments made by the presenters of Top Gear. In the show, broadcast on Sunday night, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were discussing the new Mastretta sports car which hails from Mexico when Hammond said “cars reflect national characteristics.” He then said:…

Gavin & Stacey stars pay tribute to ‘Doris’ actress Margaret John

February 2, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The stars of sitcom Gavin & Stacey have tweeted their ”sadness” at the death of actress Margaret John, who played Doris in the popular show. Margaret, 84, who passed away in hospital in Swansea in the early hours of this morning after a short illness, had a career spanning six decades. She received a Bafta…

Justin Bieber shock CSI ending revealed

January 31, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Justin Bieber‘s CSI character Jason McCann will star in shocking scenes – set to spark either tears or cheers from viewers – when he returns to the show next month. WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW Co-star George Eads has revealed that his character Nick Stokes is set to break a million teenage hearts by shooting the 16-year-old…