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After what happened to Jennifer Lawrence, I'm relieved to be over 40

Never have I been so glad to be over 40. Poor Jennifer Lawrence is not so lucky. Pictures of her all buffed in the buff (I looked. I'm sorry. Didn’t you?) have been flashed around the world at Twitter speed. They were taken on her mobile phone and snaffled, so one story goes, from Apple’s [...]

How to ignore Richard Dawkins forever

If you ever visit the internet, you may find yourself suddenly exposed to unwanted doses of Richard Dawkins. Here, we show you how to avoid that. 1) Visit twitter.com/RichardDawkins 2) Click the cog. 3) Click "Block or Report". 4) Pick a reason. 5) Download Block site for Chrome or Firefox (or both). 6) In Block [...]

Dealing with Richard Dawkins: a user's guide

If you ever visit the internet, you may find yourself suddenly exposed to unwanted doses of Richard Dawkins. Here, we show you how to avoid that. 1) Visit twitter.com/RichardDawkins 2) Click the cog. 3) Click "Block or Report". 4) Pick a reason. 5) Download Block site for Chrome or Firefox (or both). 6) In Block [...]

When I went to the Chiltern Firehouse, I ended up in bed with Cara Delevingne

The Chiltern Firehouse is London's latest red hot night spot; it is so popular with celebrities that if, ironically, it were ever to burn down (it is a former fire station), it would leave the world of showbiz with only a Kerry Katona to its name. Since opening its doors three months ago, it has [...]

Even my 11-year-old daughter says Rihanna is gross now

Rihanna, the multimillionaire pop icon, has a new perfume called Rogue. There's nothing surprising about this: the Barbados-born mega star is a one-woman industry. She's released scents before – remember Rebelle, two years ago, which she advertised with a huge naked poster of herself in New York's Times Square? But her latest ad is more [...]

Morrissey fans – why are you throwing yourself at this sweaty old guy? It's not 1985 any more

Peter Serafinowicz sings a page from Morrissey's autobiography Morrissey is it at again. He has unleashed a spoken word poetry slam video, starring himself and Pamela Anderson. Steve and Pam stand on top of the Capitol records building, looking like lovestruck teenagers. Earth is the loneliest planet of all, he says. They both care about [...]

Richard Ingrams, the eccentric who made literary lions purr

Richard Ingrams introduced me to London. Not to the city, which, though a foreigner, I knew well. I mean to the stars of London’s literary scene: Auberon Waugh, Beryl Bainbridge, AN Wilson, Ian Hislop, Paul Foot, Willie Rushton, Carmen Callil. It was 1990. As the new editor of the Catholic Herald, I knew that a budget [...]

The great Sarah Kennedy and her excuses for drink-driving

I think it’s fair to say that Sarah Kennedy likes a glass. The much-loved broadcaster left her Dawn Patrol show on Radio 2 four years ago after some trouble over slurring her speech (and dodgy jokes). As I wrote at the time, it was sad that a rare and welcome representative of middle England on [...]

Bring back studio-bound productions

Location is what people want in telly these days, and I’m not talking about property pap. I mean the fashion for “on location” drama, usually high-class crime serials, strong on atmosphere. The terroir is a character in its own right. It even features in the title, as in Happy Valley (Hebden Bridge) and Hinterland (Aberystwyth). [...]

Katy Perry is a trip. I didn't think a woman could look so good in a pink velour catsuit. (And I'm straight)

If you know a young man that is struggling with his sexuality you should take him to see Cats. He will emerge with an insatiable passion for girls or musical theatre. Friday night. A Mexican wave tries and fails. Inflatable balls ricochet around the arena. Youngest pokes me in the eye with a flashing stick. [...]

It fills me with joy that we will never know why Jay-Z and Solange had that scrap in a lift

So rapper Jay-Z and his sister-in-law Solange Knowles have finally broken their silence on their weird run-in in a lift in the Standard Hotel in Manhattan. And they’ve only done so in an attempt to get the rest of us to be silent, too, to try to hush up the endless, pointless, fact-lite, rumour-heavy speculation [...]

Jeremy Clarkson and 'n—-r', Ukip and Romanians: is this really 2014?

Yesterday, Jeremy Clarkson, the famously straight talking presenter of BBC’s Top Gear, attempted to issue an apology after it was revealed he had used the word “n—-r” whilst reciting the racist nursery rhyme “eenie meenie miney mo” on one of his programs. Strangely, on this occasion his capacity for straight talking suddenly deserted him. Indeed, [...]

Bruce Forsyth's career, the way it should be remembered

Look, I know he's not dead and he hasn't retired, but he's standing down from Strictly and there's a slight elegiac feel about the place. If you can think of a better way of putting it in the headline let me know. Anyway. If you've watched Strictly over the last few years and it was [...]

Tina Brown: a quarter of a billion dollars down the drain, and she still thinks she's a success

In my latest Spectator column I discuss the extraordinary career of Tina Brown. Tina is often described as the most successful British journalist of her generation and, on the face of it, that's true. She became the editor of Tatler at the age of 25, editor of Vanity Fair when she was 29 and the [...]

Clarissa Dickson Wright: farewell to a legendary countrywoman and Blair-hater

With the untimely death of Clarissa Dickson Wright, both Fat Ladies are gone – to a heavenly reward, one trusts, given that they shared an intense Catholic faith. And (and you can see from the clip above) an equally intense dislike of vegetarians. I was struck by this interview Miss Dickson Wright gave to Cole [...]

John Noakes is 80 today. No, really

John Noakes is eighty? That can't be true, because that would make me… oh, never mind. Happy birthday to the most fearless of Blue Peter presenters, never one to shrink from a challenge or to boast about it afterwards. Look at this clip from 1977. Perched on top of Nelson's column – and paid next [...]

Piers Morgan: the man you feel obliged to hate

The news that Piers Morgan’s eponymous prime-time CNN talk show Piers Morgan Tonight has been canned has not, it would be fair to say, been greeted with an outpouring of anguish. The former Mirror editor neatly dissects opinion. Some people despise him. And the rest really despise him. As the BBC’s business editor Robert Peston [...]

Why have only 'naff' entertainers been arrested in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal?

If, like me, you're too mean to pay for music via iTunes, you'll know that one cost-free alternative is to listen to YouTube, which nowadays has nearly ever pop song ever recorded. As well as modern studio tracks, there is a wealth of obscure footage that had previously gathered dust in film archives. The Clash [...]

Woody Allen and William Roache: one tried by a Twitter mob, the other by a court. This is why we need juries

Last week verdicts were passed on two men accused of sexually abusing minors. The manner in which the verdicts were passed could not have been more different. Firstly, a "guilty verdict" was issued against Woody Allen after his estranged adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, accused him in the pages of the New York Times of abusing [...]

The Baftas: What should win and what will win

Last month, the Daily Mail published a piece by an anonymous contributor that revealed "the shocking truth" about the Baftas – that some of the judges vote for films they haven't seen. No doubt that's true, but it isn't true of me. As a member of Bafta, I got sent approximately 60 "screeners" in December [...]

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