Georgia Boot

17 Dec 18
Dandelion Chandelier

Team Snow, this is your time! While some are heading for sun and sand, those who love winter sports are heading for the slopes. But what are the best luxury ski vacation destinations this year? Here’s our round-up of the best places for Christmas vacation in the snow.

17 Dec 18
Extras Alerts

***NON-UNION *** Kelly is taking submissions for the following shows working TOMORROW, Monday, 12/17! Please read carefully before submitting! A. an AFRICAN-AMERICAN looking FEMALE to portray a CONGREGATION MEMBER for a show working in LOS ANGELES (90068) at 6:30 AM! Wardrobe: Sunday best – No red, yellow or purple please! Setting: Summer time in Georgia […]

17 Dec 18
DO THE G!G NYC

MONDAY DECEMBER 17 Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime Bar Next Door Olin Clark Trio w. Ben Rolston, Stephen Boegehold ▲ Dana Reedy Trio w. Pete McCann, Morrie Louden Birdland Santino Fontana ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Blue Note Chris Botti 14th Annual Holiday Residency w. Eldar, […]

16 Dec 18
Cosmic American Productions

Country music, to me, is more than just a genre. For me, it is a feeling, and it is home. My parents met through their mutual love of country music and their band Tenbrooks Molly. I was raised on country – it was all I knew. When other kids talked about the Backstreet Boys, I […]

16 Dec 18
The Sun
DANCING on Ice could soon have to rename itself Swimming in Water if problems with the rink are not fixed in time. Bosses are splashing out thousands of pounds on insulation after the ice in Bovingdon, Herts, began to melt ahead of rehearsals for the show’s launch on January 6. The first show, hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, is set to air on January 6 but bosses are said to be worried about the ice melting Gemma Collins lands awkwardly during training as she prepares for hit show A telly source said: “They already have three chillers powered on generators to keep the ice cold, but the studio seems to be too warm to keep everything frozen. They have been installing insulation so the temperature doesn’t rise any more. It’s very hard to get it right — a few degrees out and puddles can begin to appear.” The show returns on Sunday nights with Holly Willoughby and co-host Phillip Schofield at the helm. The line-up includes Towie’s Gemma Collins, singer Brian McFadden, ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan and Grease actress Didi Conn. Producers have reportedly spent thousands of pounds of installing intulation Gemma Collins is part of the 2019 Dancing on Ice line-up [bc_video video_id=”5838080808001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Dancing on Ice reveals all the celebrities so far including Brian McFadden, Towie’s Gemma Collins, a Pussycat Doll and cricketer Ryan Sidebottom”] READ ON FOR THE REST OF ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN Love Island: Santa claws come out TEARS, tantrums and a couple pretending everything is fine in paradise – it sounds like any other Christmas get-together. Jack and Dani put on a united front Georgia wore a Christmas jumper with two creatively placed puddings Sam is thought to have confronted Georgia during the reunion Hailey paired her festive jumper with black boots and a mini skirt Tonight’s Love Island: The Christmas Reunion, on ITV2 at 9pm, sees Sam Bird confront Georgia Steel about her cheating. And Ellie Brown challenging Charlie Blake about his. Meanwhile, Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham do their best to act as if they haven’t had a big row. Anything to protect their TV deals and endorsements. Michael puts his PM Ed on HE’S already played two British Prime Ministers on screen, now Michael Maloney has got a hat-trick. Michael Maloney will play Edward Heath in The Crown The Suffolk-born actor will play Edward Heath in the third series of Netflix drama The Crown, alongside  Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter. Michael played John Major in BBC2’s Margaret, and Sir Robert Peel in The Young Victoria. He is now set to begin filming scenes which will show him rowing with a notorious trade union leader. In an exclusive interview at the Sky Women in Film and TV Awards, Michael said: “I’ve done an awful lot research. It’s been very, very interesting. All I know in advance is I’m going to have an argument with Arthur Scargill. I’m not sure who wins yet. I think I got the job in April and I’ve been waiting to do it ever since. So at last I’m starting.” I hope he’s not heading for a winter of discontent. Edward Heath was Prime Minister from 1970 to 1974 [boxout headline=”bizbit”]LAST year’s Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn has announced her pregnancy. The Sweets in the City owner exclusively told The Sun: “I’m so excited. It’s fantastic news to round off a brilliant year.” [/boxout] Lucky to have a grandma like Joanna JOANNA Lumley is arguably an unlikely Black Eyed Peas fan, but that hasn’t stopped her from securing a spot as host of their ITV special on Saturday night at 10.05pm. Joanna has revealed she is a fan of WILL.I.AM But she admits she hasn’t kept in contact with lead singer WILL.I.AM after filming a BBC1 documentary with him in 2014, saying: “No of course not. People like me don’t stay in touch with Will. ‘Hi Will, I’m your grandmother’s age’. “But he is wonderful and it’s been lovely to see him.” Anyone would be lucky to have a grandma like Joanna. She’ll need a big chimney CRANBERRIES are not the only saucy thing in Mary Berry’s house this Christmas. Mary Berry’s new show will air Monday night at 8:30pm on BBC1 The cheeky Bake Off queen flirts up a storm on BBC1’s Mary Berry’s Christmas Party tonight at 8.30pm, with news anchor Huw Edwards, and she also reveals her ideal festive treat – Poldark hunk Aidan Turner. While making a meringue roulade with Aidan’s co-star Eleanor Tomlinson, Mary says: “Aside from Aidan Turner, I can’t think of anything more I’d like for Christmas.” She’ll need a big chimney. [boxout headline=”Bizbit” intro=”JAMES May has made off with a part of The Grand Tour set after Amazon said it would move away from studio-based shows.”]Jeremy Clarkson posted on social media yesterday: “James May has stolen a carpet from our tent.” [/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE ” posts_category=”330″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [boxout headline=”Soapbox” intro=”IN EastEnders, Hayley has moved in with the Ahmeds after last week’s events, but Alfie wants her to come home.  When he tries to resolve the situation, he’s surprised to learn that Hayley wants to give Cherry up.”]And Ian comes to Jean’s rescue after she is the victim of an attempted mugging. Meanwhile, in Coronation Street, Kate and Rana have a blazing row after Rana admits she doesn’t want a baby at all. In the bistro, Kate bites her tongue when Michelle innocently talks about her baby plans with Robert. But, later, over a drink with Adam, Kate comes up with a cunning plan to seduce him in order to finally get the thing she’s been longing so desperately for. [/boxout] Must watch WHAT? 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4, 9pm. WHY? This episode, the 200th, features a touching back story for motorcycle accident victim Ky, plus a love story and an insight into the life of a long-serving staffer. GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
16 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
DANCING on Ice could soon have to rename itself Swimming in Water if problems with the rink are not fixed in time. Bosses are splashing out thousands of pounds on insulation after the ice in Bovingdon, Herts, began to melt ahead of rehearsals for the show’s launch on January 6. The first show, hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, is set to air on January 6 but bosses are said to be worried about the ice melting Gemma Collins lands awkwardly during training as she prepares for hit show A telly source said: “They already have three chillers powered on generators to keep the ice cold, but the studio seems to be too warm to keep everything frozen. They have been installing insulation so the temperature doesn’t rise any more. It’s very hard to get it right — a few degrees out and puddles can begin to appear.” The show returns on Sunday nights with Holly Willoughby and co-host Phillip Schofield at the helm. The line-up includes Towie’s Gemma Collins, singer Brian McFadden, ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan and Grease actress Didi Conn. Producers have reportedly spent thousands of pounds of installing intulation Gemma Collins is part of the 2019 Dancing on Ice line-up [bc_video video_id=”5838080808001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Dancing on Ice reveals all the celebrities so far including Brian McFadden, Towie’s Gemma Collins, a Pussycat Doll and cricketer Ryan Sidebottom”] READ ON FOR THE REST OF ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN Love Island: Santa claws come out TEARS, tantrums and a couple pretending everything is fine in paradise – it sounds like any other Christmas get-together. Jack and Dani put on a united front Georgia wore a Christmas jumper with two creatively placed puddings Sam is thought to have confronted Georgia during the reunion Hailey paired her festive jumper with black boots and a mini skirt Tonight’s Love Island: The Christmas Reunion, on ITV2 at 9pm, sees Sam Bird confront Georgia Steel about her cheating. And Ellie Brown challenging Charlie Blake about his. Meanwhile, Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham do their best to act as if they haven’t had a big row. Anything to protect their TV deals and endorsements. Michael puts his PM Ed on HE’S already played two British Prime Ministers on screen, now Michael Maloney has got a hat-trick. Michael Maloney will play Edward Heath in The Crown The Suffolk-born actor will play Edward Heath in the third series of Netflix drama The Crown, alongside  Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter. Michael played John Major in BBC2’s Margaret, and Sir Robert Peel in The Young Victoria. He is now set to begin filming scenes which will show him rowing with a notorious trade union leader. In an exclusive interview at the Sky Women in Film and TV Awards, Michael said: “I’ve done an awful lot research. It’s been very, very interesting. All I know in advance is I’m going to have an argument with Arthur Scargill. I’m not sure who wins yet. I think I got the job in April and I’ve been waiting to do it ever since. So at last I’m starting.” I hope he’s not heading for a winter of discontent. Edward Heath was Prime Minister from 1970 to 1974 [boxout headline=”bizbit”]LAST year’s Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn has announced her pregnancy. The Sweets in the City owner exclusively told The Sun: “I’m so excited. It’s fantastic news to round off a brilliant year.” [/boxout] Lucky to have a grandma like Joanna JOANNA Lumley is arguably an unlikely Black Eyed Peas fan, but that hasn’t stopped her from securing a spot as host of their ITV special on Saturday night at 10.05pm. Joanna has revealed she is a fan of WILL.I.AM But she admits she hasn’t kept in contact with lead singer WILL.I.AM after filming a BBC1 documentary with him in 2014, saying: “No of course not. People like me don’t stay in touch with Will. ‘Hi Will, I’m your grandmother’s age’. “But he is wonderful and it’s been lovely to see him.” Anyone would be lucky to have a grandma like Joanna. She’ll need a big chimney CRANBERRIES are not the only saucy thing in Mary Berry’s house this Christmas. Mary Berry’s new show will air Monday night at 8:30pm on BBC1 The cheeky Bake Off queen flirts up a storm on BBC1’s Mary Berry’s Christmas Party tonight at 8.30pm, with news anchor Huw Edwards, and she also reveals her ideal festive treat – Poldark hunk Aidan Turner. While making a meringue roulade with Aidan’s co-star Eleanor Tomlinson, Mary says: “Aside from Aidan Turner, I can’t think of anything more I’d like for Christmas.” She’ll need a big chimney. [boxout headline=”Bizbit” intro=”JAMES May has made off with a part of The Grand Tour set after Amazon said it would move away from studio-based shows.”]Jeremy Clarkson posted on social media yesterday: “James May has stolen a carpet from our tent.” [/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE ” posts_category=”9″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [boxout headline=”Soapbox” intro=”IN EastEnders, Hayley has moved in with the Ahmeds after last week’s events, but Alfie wants her to come home.  When he tries to resolve the situation, he’s surprised to learn that Hayley wants to give Cherry up.”]And Ian comes to Jean’s rescue after she is the victim of an attempted mugging. Meanwhile, in Coronation Street, Kate and Rana have a blazing row after Rana admits she doesn’t want a baby at all. In the bistro, Kate bites her tongue when Michelle innocently talks about her baby plans with Robert. But, later, over a drink with Adam, Kate comes up with a cunning plan to seduce him in order to finally get the thing she’s been longing so desperately for. [/boxout] Must watch WHAT? 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4, 9pm. WHY? This episode, the 200th, features a touching back story for motorcycle accident victim Ky, plus a love story and an insight into the life of a long-serving staffer. GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
16 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
DANCING on Ice could soon have to rename itself Swimming in Water if problems with the rink are not fixed in time. Bosses are splashing out thousands of pounds on insulation after the ice in Bovingdon, Herts, began to melt ahead of rehearsals for the show’s launch on January 6. The first show, hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, is set to air on January 6 but bosses are said to be worried about the ice melting Gemma Collins lands awkwardly during training as she prepares for hit show A telly source said: “They already have three chillers powered on generators to keep the ice cold, but the studio seems to be too warm to keep everything frozen. They have been installing insulation so the temperature doesn’t rise any more. It’s very hard to get it right — a few degrees out and puddles can begin to appear.” The show returns on Sunday nights with Holly Willoughby and co-host Phillip Schofield at the helm. The line-up includes Towie’s Gemma Collins, singer Brian McFadden, ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan and Grease actress Didi Conn. Producers have reportedly spent thousands of pounds of installing intulation Gemma Collins is part of the 2019 Dancing on Ice line-up [bc_video video_id=”5838080808001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Dancing on Ice reveals all the celebrities so far including Brian McFadden, Towie’s Gemma Collins, a Pussycat Doll and cricketer Ryan Sidebottom”] READ ON FOR THE REST OF ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN Love Island: Santa claws come out TEARS, tantrums and a couple pretending everything is fine in paradise – it sounds like any other Christmas get-together. Jack and Dani put on a united front Georgia wore a Christmas jumper with two creatively placed puddings Sam is thought to have confronted Georgia during the reunion Hailey paired her festive jumper with black boots and a mini skirt Tonight’s Love Island: The Christmas Reunion, on ITV2 at 9pm, sees Sam Bird confront Georgia Steel about her cheating. And Ellie Brown challenging Charlie Blake about his. Meanwhile, Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham do their best to act as if they haven’t had a big row. Anything to protect their TV deals and endorsements. Michael puts his PM Ed on HE’S already played two British Prime Ministers on screen, now Michael Maloney has got a hat-trick. Michael Maloney will play Edward Heath in The Crown The Suffolk-born actor will play Edward Heath in the third series of Netflix drama The Crown, alongside  Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter. Michael played John Major in BBC2’s Margaret, and Sir Robert Peel in The Young Victoria. He is now set to begin filming scenes which will show him rowing with a notorious trade union leader. In an exclusive interview at the Sky Women in Film and TV Awards, Michael said: “I’ve done an awful lot research. It’s been very, very interesting. All I know in advance is I’m going to have an argument with Arthur Scargill. I’m not sure who wins yet. I think I got the job in April and I’ve been waiting to do it ever since. So at last I’m starting.” I hope he’s not heading for a winter of discontent. Edward Heath was Prime Minister from 1970 to 1974 [boxout headline=”bizbit”]LAST year’s Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn has announced her pregnancy. The Sweets in the City owner exclusively told The Sun: “I’m so excited. It’s fantastic news to round off a brilliant year.” [/boxout] Lucky to have a grandma like Joanna JOANNA Lumley is arguably an unlikely Black Eyed Peas fan, but that hasn’t stopped her from securing a spot as host of their ITV special on Saturday night at 10.05pm. Joanna has revealed she is a fan of WILL.I.AM But she admits she hasn’t kept in contact with lead singer WILL.I.AM after filming a BBC1 documentary with him in 2014, saying: “No of course not. People like me don’t stay in touch with Will. ‘Hi Will, I’m your grandmother’s age’. “But he is wonderful and it’s been lovely to see him.” Anyone would be lucky to have a grandma like Joanna. She’ll need a big chimney CRANBERRIES are not the only saucy thing in Mary Berry’s house this Christmas. Mary Berry’s new show will air Monday night at 8:30pm on BBC1 The cheeky Bake Off queen flirts up a storm on BBC1’s Mary Berry’s Christmas Party tonight at 8.30pm, with news anchor Huw Edwards, and she also reveals her ideal festive treat – Poldark hunk Aidan Turner. While making a meringue roulade with Aidan’s co-star Eleanor Tomlinson, Mary says: “Aside from Aidan Turner, I can’t think of anything more I’d like for Christmas.” She’ll need a big chimney. [boxout headline=”Bizbit” intro=”JAMES May has made off with a part of The Grand Tour set after Amazon said it would move away from studio-based shows.”]Jeremy Clarkson posted on social media yesterday: “James May has stolen a carpet from our tent.” [/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE ” posts_category=”12″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [boxout headline=”Soapbox” intro=”IN EastEnders, Hayley has moved in with the Ahmeds after last week’s events, but Alfie wants her to come home.  When he tries to resolve the situation, he’s surprised to learn that Hayley wants to give Cherry up.”]And Ian comes to Jean’s rescue after she is the victim of an attempted mugging. Meanwhile, in Coronation Street, Kate and Rana have a blazing row after Rana admits she doesn’t want a baby at all. In the bistro, Kate bites her tongue when Michelle innocently talks about her baby plans with Robert. But, later, over a drink with Adam, Kate comes up with a cunning plan to seduce him in order to finally get the thing she’s been longing so desperately for. [/boxout] Must watch WHAT? 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4, 9pm. WHY? This episode, the 200th, features a touching back story for motorcycle accident victim Ky, plus a love story and an insight into the life of a long-serving staffer. GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
16 Dec 18
Catherine Matthews Images

I was staring out the dusty screen door of our canary-yellow, cookie-cutter rambler when I first realized he had superpowers. ….Watching him, I learned there must be something deeply satisfying about rowing a boat you made with your own hands.  In so doing, you earned the pleasure of it all. And somehow, building that boat built him.   

16 Dec 18
dru's book musings

Here are 14 new books on my list releasing this week for your reading enjoyment. Maddie Day, Sarah Fox, Debra H. Goldstein, and LynDee Walker have debut series. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]

16 Dec 18
The Scribe Theatre Review

Director: Olivia Allen Assistant Director: Martha Barnett Producer: Steph Green Assistant Producer: Abby Barker Choreographer: Kashka Arnell Cast: Thomas Davy, Lydia Duval, Georgia Bennett, Betty Meakin, Georgie Gillespie, Rueben Foux, Aimee Churchhouse, Alex Pestell, Lewis Fraser, Tom Gibson, Andrew Brown Christopher Marlowe’s magnum opus Dr. Faustus is a play of duality; is Faustus a figure […]

16 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
ANASTACIA was told that for one very special gig she didn’t have a cha-cha-chance of performing any of the sexy moves she learnt on Strictly Come Dancing. The singer’s lower body-parts were ordered to remain firmly static last night during a performance for Pope Francis at The Vatican — after the pop star was issued with a “no hip shaking” rule. Anastacia was told to tone down her performance for Pope Francis and issued a ‘no hip shaking’ rule [bc_video video_id=”5573474306001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Anastacia breaks down in tears on This Morning over Manchester terror attack”] We can reveal that the US singer, partnered on the dance show with Brendan Cole, was given a series of strict protocol instructions ahead of her live show, in order not to offend the Roman Catholic supremo. As well as being told to stand still, Anastacia was also instructed to wear a “smart and length-appropriate” dress and told not to swear during the evening. A source said: “Anastacia is more used to calling the shots and issuing demands ahead of a performance. “But a few weeks ago she received an official document which clearly spelt out, in no uncertain terms, the conditions she must adhere to if she wants to perform in front of the Pope. Anastacia was partnered with Brendan Cole during her time on Strictly Come Dancing “Everyone knows Anastacia loves to move a lot on stage and that her stage outfits are pretty risque, as she’s partial to showing off her incredible abs. “The Pope’s officials needed to make it clear that there could be none of that. “Not only would it be highly inappropriate for religious reasons but Pope Francis is about to turn 82. He would probably have the shock of his life if Anastacia started shaking her hips in front of him.” The Italian job comes just a few months after a clip of Anastacia dancing went viral when she flashed the flesh during an appearance on Dancing With The Stars in the same country. Pope Francis is reportedly a big fan of the US singer A clumsy lift caused her sparkly dress to ride up, exposing her flesh-coloured knickers and showing off her bottom cheeks. Anastacia was also granted a 20-minute one-to-one audience with the Pope as, strangely, he’s reported to be a “big fan”. Let’s just hope she didn’t hit a bum note. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE” posts_category=”9″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Amber’s  one step closer JUST because her new film Aquaman has been panned, it doesn’t mean that Amber Heard can’t score highly in the fashion stakes. The actress, who stars as Mera in the DC superhero film, put on an impressive sartorial performance in a white couture dress with black belt as she left a TV interview in Miami. Amber looked stunning in white as she left a TV interview in Miami Amber – previously married to Johnny Depp – has been on the promotional trail alongside fellow cast members JASON MOMOA, who plays the title character, and Nicole Kidman, who plays Aquaman’s mum Atlanna. With it not scoring well with critics, Amber can only hope that the box- office returns manage to get as high as that split in her dress. [boxout headline=”Leap of the imagination” intro=”Hollywood stars are known for the extreme lengths they can go to, just to get themselves in the right headspace for a role.”]Now X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult has told (we’re sure with his tongue firmly in his cheek) how he went “method” to voice the character of Fiver the rabbit in the BBC’s new adaptation of Watership Down. He said: “I lived in a hutch for five weeks to prepare for this role. I’ve only been eating carrots – I can see in the dark very well. “I have big ears and a little tail that I put on when I’m at home. It’s like living in the Playboy mansion, but it’s just me.” Well that really takes a leap of imagination. Watership Down is on BBC1 at 7pm on December 22 and 7.20pm on December 23. [/boxout] Si’s shorts a fright HERE’S Simon Cowell predicting your inevitable reaction when you spot the garish pink swimming shorts he’s wearing. The X Factor judge teamed his beach look with sunnies, a life jacket and a very hairy chest during his annual Christmas trip to Barbados. Simon Cowell enjoying his annual Christmas trip to Barbados Fortunately partner Lauren Silverman made a splash on the Caribbean island with her stylish brown Melissa Odabash bikini under her jacket. The mum was spotted taking four-year-old son Eric for a dip in the sea before being snapped next to a jet ski. No doubt it’s so she can make a quick getaway when she spots Simon’s shorts. Simon’s partner Lauren Silverman looked very stylish in a brown Melissa Odabash bikini [boxout headline=”Leona’s hen bash was pants” intro=”LEONA LEWIS celebrated the end of her single days with a raucous hen-party trip to male cabaret show Briefs: Close Encounters.”]The singer, who is getting hitched to Dennis Jauch, attended the performance last night at Leicester Square’s Spiegeltent alongside 12 female pals and became the star of the show. A source said: “Leona was having a great time. The group were whooping and cheering the boys on as they stripped down to tiny pants. One of the cheekier performers ends up going fully commando for a few seconds, which got some squeals from the girls.” It’s understood that Leona became pals with the Briefs boys after meeting them on Courtney Acts’s upcoming festive Channel 4 show Dragazine. [/boxout] No rules for Em the fem EMILY RATAJKOWSKI is tired of being judged solely on her looks – so it’s no wonder she took a much-needed lie down. The model and actress graced the Vogue Australia cover and in the magazine’s interview she declared: “I don’t really care if me wearing a crop top is somehow playing into some patriarchy, because it makes me feel good about myself, and I shouldn’t be limited on that. Making rules as to what a feminist should look like or wear is insane to me.” Emily says she is tired of being judged based on her looks To prove her point is not pants, Emily also posted a pic of herself in a bikini.  So there. Emily gracing the cover of Vogue magazine in Australia [boxout headline=”Anne not chasing a lover” intro=”I’M A Celeb’s Anne Hegerty may have captured the nation’s hearts but she’s got no desire to find love outside the Jungle.”]The Chase star – aka The Governess – has been hailed as a role model for opening up about her battle with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, while in the Aussie outback. But Anne told us that she finds it easier to be single because of her condition. Speaking to promote her appearance on Christmas single Rock With Rudolph, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, she said: “I find relationships a struggle because of my need to have a lot of space to myself so it’s not something that I’m pursuing right now. “I meet people who would quite clearly like to take it further but I’ve been around the block enough times to realise you know I’m not actually very good at this. “I’ll get into a relationship and then get very passive-aggressive.” [/boxout] Cheat ex on take me out I’M A Celeb’s Scarlett Moffatt may be one of ITV’s golden girls but she will soon want to switch off the channel – after her ex signed up to appear on Take Me Out. We can reveal that Scarlett’s love-rat former boyfriend, Lee Wilkinson, will appear on the new series of the dating show, which is due to begin next month. TV favourite Scarlett Moffatt’s ex-boyfriend is set to appear on dating show Take Me Out But no doubt Scarlett will hope that host Paddy McGuinness will inform the ladies looking for love about her own experiences with the fitness model. Back in April she branded Lee a “pathological liar” and accused him of cheating on her. We later revealed that they had briefly got back together again, before Scarlett gave him the boot for a second time. A source said: “Scarlett will be mortified that Lee is back in the spotlight. He seemed to really revel in the attention when they were together and no doubt she’ll think it’s part of his plan to get more publicity using her name. Scarlett accused ex-boyfriend Lee Wilkinson of cheating on her “He didn’t warn her he’s going to be appearing and she was disappointed to hear the news through pals.” We are told the show will feature Lee’s side career as a butler in the buff alongside his twin brother Ryan as a ploy to get the girls to keep their lights on for him. Fortunately Scarlett said no likey, no lighty to the love loser – and let’s hope the other hopefuls do too. [boxout headline=”Loyal?” intro=”LOVE Island’s Georgia Steel prided herself on being loyal . . . until it was revealed she cheated on her boyfriend.”]Now she calls her time with ex Sam Bird poisonous, saying: “I feel so much better in myself now that I’m out of that toxic relationship. “I’ve had time to focus on myself.” [/boxout] GOT a story? RING 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
16 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
ANASTACIA was told that for one very special gig she didn’t have a cha-cha-chance of performing any of the sexy moves she learnt on Strictly Come Dancing. The singer’s lower body-parts were ordered to remain firmly static last night during a performance for Pope Francis at The Vatican — after the pop star was issued with a “no hip shaking” rule. Anastacia was told to tone down her performance for Pope Francis and issued a ‘no hip shaking’ rule [bc_video video_id=”5573474306001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Anastacia breaks down in tears on This Morning over Manchester terror attack”] We can reveal that the US singer, partnered on the dance show with Brendan Cole, was given a series of strict protocol instructions ahead of her live show, in order not to offend the Roman Catholic supremo. As well as being told to stand still, Anastacia was also instructed to wear a “smart and length-appropriate” dress and told not to swear during the evening. A source said: “Anastacia is more used to calling the shots and issuing demands ahead of a performance. “But a few weeks ago she received an official document which clearly spelt out, in no uncertain terms, the conditions she must adhere to if she wants to perform in front of the Pope. Anastacia was partnered with Brendan Cole during her time on Strictly Come Dancing “Everyone knows Anastacia loves to move a lot on stage and that her stage outfits are pretty risque, as she’s partial to showing off her incredible abs. “The Pope’s officials needed to make it clear that there could be none of that. “Not only would it be highly inappropriate for religious reasons but Pope Francis is about to turn 82. He would probably have the shock of his life if Anastacia started shaking her hips in front of him.” The Italian job comes just a few months after a clip of Anastacia dancing went viral when she flashed the flesh during an appearance on Dancing With The Stars in the same country. Pope Francis is reportedly a big fan of the US singer A clumsy lift caused her sparkly dress to ride up, exposing her flesh-coloured knickers and showing off her bottom cheeks. Anastacia was also granted a 20-minute one-to-one audience with the Pope as, strangely, he’s reported to be a “big fan”. Let’s just hope she didn’t hit a bum note. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE” posts_category=”12″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Amber’s  one step closer JUST because her new film Aquaman has been panned, it doesn’t mean that Amber Heard can’t score highly in the fashion stakes. The actress, who stars as Mera in the DC superhero film, put on an impressive sartorial performance in a white couture dress with black belt as she left a TV interview in Miami. Amber looked stunning in white as she left a TV interview in Miami Amber – previously married to Johnny Depp – has been on the promotional trail alongside fellow cast members JASON MOMOA, who plays the title character, and Nicole Kidman, who plays Aquaman’s mum Atlanna. With it not scoring well with critics, Amber can only hope that the box- office returns manage to get as high as that split in her dress. [boxout headline=”Leap of the imagination” intro=”Hollywood stars are known for the extreme lengths they can go to, just to get themselves in the right headspace for a role.”]Now X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult has told (we’re sure with his tongue firmly in his cheek) how he went “method” to voice the character of Fiver the rabbit in the BBC’s new adaptation of Watership Down. He said: “I lived in a hutch for five weeks to prepare for this role. I’ve only been eating carrots – I can see in the dark very well. “I have big ears and a little tail that I put on when I’m at home. It’s like living in the Playboy mansion, but it’s just me.” Well that really takes a leap of imagination. Watership Down is on BBC1 at 7pm on December 22 and 7.20pm on December 23. [/boxout] Si’s shorts a fright HERE’S Simon Cowell predicting your inevitable reaction when you spot the garish pink swimming shorts he’s wearing. The X Factor judge teamed his beach look with sunnies, a life jacket and a very hairy chest during his annual Christmas trip to Barbados. Simon Cowell enjoying his annual Christmas trip to Barbados Fortunately partner Lauren Silverman made a splash on the Caribbean island with her stylish brown Melissa Odabash bikini under her jacket. The mum was spotted taking four-year-old son Eric for a dip in the sea before being snapped next to a jet ski. No doubt it’s so she can make a quick getaway when she spots Simon’s shorts. Simon’s partner Lauren Silverman looked very stylish in a brown Melissa Odabash bikini [boxout headline=”Leona’s hen bash was pants” intro=”LEONA LEWIS celebrated the end of her single days with a raucous hen-party trip to male cabaret show Briefs: Close Encounters.”]The singer, who is getting hitched to Dennis Jauch, attended the performance last night at Leicester Square’s Spiegeltent alongside 12 female pals and became the star of the show. A source said: “Leona was having a great time. The group were whooping and cheering the boys on as they stripped down to tiny pants. One of the cheekier performers ends up going fully commando for a few seconds, which got some squeals from the girls.” It’s understood that Leona became pals with the Briefs boys after meeting them on Courtney Acts’s upcoming festive Channel 4 show Dragazine. [/boxout] No rules for Em the fem EMILY RATAJKOWSKI is tired of being judged solely on her looks – so it’s no wonder she took a much-needed lie down. The model and actress graced the Vogue Australia cover and in the magazine’s interview she declared: “I don’t really care if me wearing a crop top is somehow playing into some patriarchy, because it makes me feel good about myself, and I shouldn’t be limited on that. Making rules as to what a feminist should look like or wear is insane to me.” Emily says she is tired of being judged based on her looks To prove her point is not pants, Emily also posted a pic of herself in a bikini.  So there. Emily gracing the cover of Vogue magazine in Australia [boxout headline=”Anne not chasing a lover” intro=”I’M A Celeb’s Anne Hegerty may have captured the nation’s hearts but she’s got no desire to find love outside the Jungle.”]The Chase star – aka The Governess – has been hailed as a role model for opening up about her battle with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, while in the Aussie outback. But Anne told us that she finds it easier to be single because of her condition. Speaking to promote her appearance on Christmas single Rock With Rudolph, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, she said: “I find relationships a struggle because of my need to have a lot of space to myself so it’s not something that I’m pursuing right now. “I meet people who would quite clearly like to take it further but I’ve been around the block enough times to realise you know I’m not actually very good at this. “I’ll get into a relationship and then get very passive-aggressive.” [/boxout] Cheat ex on take me out I’M A Celeb’s Scarlett Moffatt may be one of ITV’s golden girls but she will soon want to switch off the channel – after her ex signed up to appear on Take Me Out. We can reveal that Scarlett’s love-rat former boyfriend, Lee Wilkinson, will appear on the new series of the dating show, which is due to begin next month. TV favourite Scarlett Moffatt’s ex-boyfriend is set to appear on dating show Take Me Out But no doubt Scarlett will hope that host Paddy McGuinness will inform the ladies looking for love about her own experiences with the fitness model. Back in April she branded Lee a “pathological liar” and accused him of cheating on her. We later revealed that they had briefly got back together again, before Scarlett gave him the boot for a second time. A source said: “Scarlett will be mortified that Lee is back in the spotlight. He seemed to really revel in the attention when they were together and no doubt she’ll think it’s part of his plan to get more publicity using her name. Scarlett accused ex-boyfriend Lee Wilkinson of cheating on her “He didn’t warn her he’s going to be appearing and she was disappointed to hear the news through pals.” We are told the show will feature Lee’s side career as a butler in the buff alongside his twin brother Ryan as a ploy to get the girls to keep their lights on for him. Fortunately Scarlett said no likey, no lighty to the love loser – and let’s hope the other hopefuls do too. [boxout headline=”Loyal?” intro=”LOVE Island’s Georgia Steel prided herself on being loyal . . . until it was revealed she cheated on her boyfriend.”]Now she calls her time with ex Sam Bird poisonous, saying: “I feel so much better in myself now that I’m out of that toxic relationship. “I’ve had time to focus on myself.” [/boxout] GOT a story? RING 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
16 Dec 18
The Sun
ANASTACIA was told that for one very special gig she didn’t have a cha-cha-chance of performing any of the sexy moves she learnt on Strictly Come Dancing. The singer’s lower body-parts were ordered to remain firmly static last night during a performance for Pope Francis at The Vatican — after the pop star was issued with a “no hip shaking” rule. Anastacia was told to tone down her performance for Pope Francis and issued a ‘no hip shaking’ rule [bc_video video_id=”5573474306001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Anastacia breaks down in tears on This Morning over Manchester terror attack”] We can reveal that the US singer, partnered on the dance show with Brendan Cole, was given a series of strict protocol instructions ahead of her live show, in order not to offend the Roman Catholic supremo. As well as being told to stand still, Anastacia was also instructed to wear a “smart and length-appropriate” dress and told not to swear during the evening. A source said: “Anastacia is more used to calling the shots and issuing demands ahead of a performance. “But a few weeks ago she received an official document which clearly spelt out, in no uncertain terms, the conditions she must adhere to if she wants to perform in front of the Pope. Anastacia was partnered with Brendan Cole during her time on Strictly Come Dancing “Everyone knows Anastacia loves to move a lot on stage and that her stage outfits are pretty risque, as she’s partial to showing off her incredible abs. “The Pope’s officials needed to make it clear that there could be none of that. “Not only would it be highly inappropriate for religious reasons but Pope Francis is about to turn 82. He would probably have the shock of his life if Anastacia started shaking her hips in front of him.” The Italian job comes just a few months after a clip of Anastacia dancing went viral when she flashed the flesh during an appearance on Dancing With The Stars in the same country. Pope Francis is reportedly a big fan of the US singer A clumsy lift caused her sparkly dress to ride up, exposing her flesh-coloured knickers and showing off her bottom cheeks. Anastacia was also granted a 20-minute one-to-one audience with the Pope as, strangely, he’s reported to be a “big fan”. Let’s just hope she didn’t hit a bum note. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE” posts_category=”330″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Amber’s  one step closer JUST because her new film Aquaman has been panned, it doesn’t mean that Amber Heard can’t score highly in the fashion stakes. The actress, who stars as Mera in the DC superhero film, put on an impressive sartorial performance in a white couture dress with black belt as she left a TV interview in Miami. Amber looked stunning in white as she left a TV interview in Miami Amber – previously married to Johnny Depp – has been on the promotional trail alongside fellow cast members JASON MOMOA, who plays the title character, and Nicole Kidman, who plays Aquaman’s mum Atlanna. With it not scoring well with critics, Amber can only hope that the box- office returns manage to get as high as that split in her dress. [boxout headline=”Leap of the imagination” intro=”Hollywood stars are known for the extreme lengths they can go to, just to get themselves in the right headspace for a role.”]Now X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult has told (we’re sure with his tongue firmly in his cheek) how he went “method” to voice the character of Fiver the rabbit in the BBC’s new adaptation of Watership Down. He said: “I lived in a hutch for five weeks to prepare for this role. I’ve only been eating carrots – I can see in the dark very well. “I have big ears and a little tail that I put on when I’m at home. It’s like living in the Playboy mansion, but it’s just me.” Well that really takes a leap of imagination. Watership Down is on BBC1 at 7pm on December 22 and 7.20pm on December 23. [/boxout] Si’s shorts a fright HERE’S Simon Cowell predicting your inevitable reaction when you spot the garish pink swimming shorts he’s wearing. The X Factor judge teamed his beach look with sunnies, a life jacket and a very hairy chest during his annual Christmas trip to Barbados. Simon Cowell enjoying his annual Christmas trip to Barbados Fortunately partner Lauren Silverman made a splash on the Caribbean island with her stylish brown Melissa Odabash bikini under her jacket. The mum was spotted taking four-year-old son Eric for a dip in the sea before being snapped next to a jet ski. No doubt it’s so she can make a quick getaway when she spots Simon’s shorts. Simon’s partner Lauren Silverman looked very stylish in a brown Melissa Odabash bikini [boxout headline=”Leona’s hen bash was pants” intro=”LEONA LEWIS celebrated the end of her single days with a raucous hen-party trip to male cabaret show Briefs: Close Encounters.”]The singer, who is getting hitched to Dennis Jauch, attended the performance last night at Leicester Square’s Spiegeltent alongside 12 female pals and became the star of the show. A source said: “Leona was having a great time. The group were whooping and cheering the boys on as they stripped down to tiny pants. One of the cheekier performers ends up going fully commando for a few seconds, which got some squeals from the girls.” It’s understood that Leona became pals with the Briefs boys after meeting them on Courtney Acts’s upcoming festive Channel 4 show Dragazine. [/boxout] No rules for Em the fem EMILY RATAJKOWSKI is tired of being judged solely on her looks – so it’s no wonder she took a much-needed lie down. The model and actress graced the Vogue Australia cover and in the magazine’s interview she declared: “I don’t really care if me wearing a crop top is somehow playing into some patriarchy, because it makes me feel good about myself, and I shouldn’t be limited on that. Making rules as to what a feminist should look like or wear is insane to me.” Emily says she is tired of being judged based on her looks To prove her point is not pants, Emily also posted a pic of herself in a bikini.  So there. Emily gracing the cover of Vogue magazine in Australia [boxout headline=”Anne not chasing a lover” intro=”I’M A Celeb’s Anne Hegerty may have captured the nation’s hearts but she’s got no desire to find love outside the Jungle.”]The Chase star – aka The Governess – has been hailed as a role model for opening up about her battle with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, while in the Aussie outback. But Anne told us that she finds it easier to be single because of her condition. Speaking to promote her appearance on Christmas single Rock With Rudolph, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, she said: “I find relationships a struggle because of my need to have a lot of space to myself so it’s not something that I’m pursuing right now. “I meet people who would quite clearly like to take it further but I’ve been around the block enough times to realise you know I’m not actually very good at this. “I’ll get into a relationship and then get very passive-aggressive.” [/boxout] Cheat ex on take me out I’M A Celeb’s Scarlett Moffatt may be one of ITV’s golden girls but she will soon want to switch off the channel – after her ex signed up to appear on Take Me Out. We can reveal that Scarlett’s love-rat former boyfriend, Lee Wilkinson, will appear on the new series of the dating show, which is due to begin next month. TV favourite Scarlett Moffatt’s ex-boyfriend is set to appear on dating show Take Me Out But no doubt Scarlett will hope that host Paddy McGuinness will inform the ladies looking for love about her own experiences with the fitness model. Back in April she branded Lee a “pathological liar” and accused him of cheating on her. We later revealed that they had briefly got back together again, before Scarlett gave him the boot for a second time. A source said: “Scarlett will be mortified that Lee is back in the spotlight. He seemed to really revel in the attention when they were together and no doubt she’ll think it’s part of his plan to get more publicity using her name. Scarlett accused ex-boyfriend Lee Wilkinson of cheating on her “He didn’t warn her he’s going to be appearing and she was disappointed to hear the news through pals.” We are told the show will feature Lee’s side career as a butler in the buff alongside his twin brother Ryan as a ploy to get the girls to keep their lights on for him. Fortunately Scarlett said no likey, no lighty to the love loser – and let’s hope the other hopefuls do too. [boxout headline=”Loyal?” intro=”LOVE Island’s Georgia Steel prided herself on being loyal . . . until it was revealed she cheated on her boyfriend.”]Now she calls her time with ex Sam Bird poisonous, saying: “I feel so much better in myself now that I’m out of that toxic relationship. “I’ve had time to focus on myself.” [/boxout] GOT a story? RING 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
15 Dec 18
Listening with Leigh

I sneeze as my dad brushes a monumental amount of dust off of an unwieldy cardboard box. The dust hangs in the still, hot air of our storage unit as he continues unpacking the container, pulling out double LP sleeves and loose, unwrapped records. My dad is a child of the 60s and 70s, and […]