Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Makosi Keeps Orlaigh and Eugene

In her special task, Makosi has decided to allow Irish model Orlaigh and radio engineering geek Eugene into the Big Brother House. Given Orlaigh's looks, it is surprising that Makosi would be prepared to put up with the competition. However, she said that she felt that Kinga was too young and wouldn't survive in the hostile environment that is the Big Brother House. On visiting the secret housemates Makosi said that she had had a good chat with Orlaigh and felt that she had a good personality that she wanted to see shine in the house. Other stores on our Big Brother News page.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Glastonbury 2005

If you've been wishing for more Glastonbury coverage, have you got a Freeview Box? BBC3 is providing extended coverage and we've been enjoying the mighty Primal Scream and piano-rock group Keane.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Big Brother Derek Against Gay Adoption

Big Brother contestant Derek has said he is against gay adoption. He also wants to leave the Big Brother House voluntarily, but Big Brother has told him to sleep on it. More on our Big Brother Updates page.

Nokia 8800 Review

Nokia says modern watchmaking and jewelry techniques were used to create its latest high-spec mobile phone, the Nokia 8800. The phone has a stainless steel body, with a sliding keyboard, and features some exclusive audio accompaniment, including ringtones and alerts by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

A specially reinforced glass that is used in luxury timepieces provides toughness and scratch-resistance for the front display (TFT LCD 256K colors, 208 x 208 pixel resolution), and even the Nokia marque has been chemically etched on the back plate using a process used by watchmakers. The 'pop-up' mechanism uses a bi-stable spring mechanism and stainless steel ball bearings, like those used in high-performance cars.

When open the phone reveals a hidden SVGA 0.5 megapixel digital camera on the back. The tri-band GSM phone operates in European and American band (GSM 850 or 900/1800/1900 networks) and provides GPRS and EDGE connectivity. The phone comes with a 64MB internal NAND flash memory, and supports the Bluetooth wireless technology, inclusing SIM profile to be used with some Bluetooth car kits. Built-in mp3 player and FM radio are part of the entertainment functions, plus SMS and MMS.

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Man United to sign South Korean Midfielder

Manchester United are to sign the 24 year-old South Korean midfielder Park Ji-Sung, currently of PSV Eindhoven, subject to him passing a medical and getting a work permit.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Fran and Jayne win Celebrity Love Island

The Irishman and Geordie lass have been declared winners of Celebrity Love Island. More on our Celebrity Love Island page.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

US Grand Prix is Six Car Race

In an incredible turn of events, only the teams running Bridgestone tyres have started the US Grand Prix, making it a six car race. Only Ferrari, McClaren and Jordan cars started the race, with all the teams running Michelin tyres pulling in after the parade lap.

Tyre Concerns at US Grand Prix

The US Formula One Grand Prix currently hangs in the balance and may end up being a six car race as Michelin has not given approval for their tyres to be used in the race. After tyre failures in Friday's practice, Michelin brought in new tyres from France overnight, but still could not achieve approval for racing after a banked curve with a diamond-cut surface put too much load on the tyres.

The only way Michelin was prepared to give approval for the US Grand Prix race was if a chicane was installed, but agreement could not be obtained from Ferrari, who run on Bridgestone tyres, and have received little sympathy from Michelin when they had a problem with their tyres in the past.

Currently it looks like all the Michelin Teams will go to the grid and then come in after the parade lap. No-one on the grid could talk about it to Martin Brundle, including Jenson Button and Mrs Bernie Ecclestone.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Paul and Isabella Leave the Love Island

Paul Danan and Isabella Hervey have both now been evicted from the Love Island. Isabella has said she thinks she'll remain best of friends with ladykiller Paul, but doesn't anticipate anything more. See our Celebrity Love Island page for further news.

Davina Bikini Blitz in Big Brother

Big Brother presenter Davina McCall surprised evicted contestant Sam when she stripped down to a bikini to perform the eviction interview, proving she too has a great body. More on our Big Brother News page.

Eddie Izzard wins Webby Award

We just noticed that Eddie Izzard won a Webby (the web equivalent of an Oscar) in the 9th Annual Webby Awards. Way to go Eddie.

Radio One Giving Away Green Day Tickets

Radio One has been giving away Green Day tickets for the gigs at the Milton Keynes National Bowl happening over the weekend. The rules of the competition were that the DJs were not allowed to mention any words containing either "Green" or "Day". If they did, then an alarm would sound and listeners could call in to try and get hold of the Green Day tickets. We listened in on the Chris Moyles show, and by 7.20pm, both Chris and Comedy Dave had slipped up , both of them saying "today". Chris said he wasn't enjoying himself as he had to think so carefully on each word, and ended up sounding like a dalek. Comedy Dave said it was bad enough trying to remember all the words he was not allowed to say normally, let alone having to remember these new ones.

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Nikki Ziering Leaves the Love Island

Lady Isabella Hervey breathed a sigh of relief when Nikki Ziering left the Love Island. Now Isabella should be able to get her hands on Paul Danan again, although how he got away with his fling with Nikki, we just don't know. More on our Celebrity Love Island Latest page.

Big Brother Speed Dating

All sorts of shenanigans happened in the Big Brother Speed Dating task.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Newcastle Sign Scott Parker

Newcastle United have signed Chelsea's Scott Parker in a £6.5m five-year deal.

West Ham Sign New Goalkeeper

West Ham have signed former Man Utd goalkeeper Roy Carroll.

Celebrity Love Island Grotto Trip for Jayne and Fran

Jayne Middlemiss and Fran Cosgrave have been enjoying the Celebrity Love Island day trip today. Unfortunately though for the Claustrophobic Jayne, it involved cave diving in a grotto!! See our Celebrity Love Island page for more.

Big Brother Makosi Makes her Feelings Clear

Wow, Makosi from Big Brother doesn't hold back when she needs to let someone know she likes them. She made her feelings for Anthony very clear, see our Big Brother Updates page for more details.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Manchester United falls to Glazer

Malcolm Glazer has over 97.3% of the shares now. Reaching 97.6% will allow him to make a compulsory purchase order for the rest of them. Let's hope this doesn't work out as badly as most Manchester United fans fear. Glazer says he plans to delist Manchester United shares on June 22 or as soon after this date as possible. The name of his investment vehicle with which he performed the takeover was Red Football.

Big Brother Makosi Likes Anthony

Big Brother contestant Makosi has revealed in a conversation with Vanessa that she has a soft spot for Anthony (as if we hadn't guessed). See our Big Brother Latest News page for more.

Chris Martin Reveals Songwriting Techniques

We've just been watching the "Coldplay in Profile" program on ITV1. In it, they discussed how the band wrote new songs. Most of the time they said it started with Chris Martin bringing in to the studio an idea for a song that he had written down, or would play on his harmonica, but sometimes it was a result of a band jam session. Chris said he knew when to abandon a song idea when drummer Will Champion got distracted by playing his tin whistle.

For the new Coldplay album X +Y, the band has "turned up" guitarist Jonny Buckland. Chris said he thought Jonny ranked as one of the best guitarists in the world, alongside U2's The Edge, and deserved more recognition. Jonny's guitar tech had also hinted to Chris that it would be worth turning Jonny up a bit on the new album.

The band also mentioned how the EMI share price suffered when they didn't make their first deadline for the new album. However, as could be expected, Chris Martin isn't one to pander to the whims of the shareholders!!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Fran and Jayne Chatting

Fran and Jayne have been chatting about careers and life on the Celebrity Love Island, whilst watching the world go by from the veranda. Fran certainly has a lot of ideas, and is now starting a music career. They're also enjoying the free cocktails (who wouldn't). Jayne is loving all Fran's stories.

Big Brother Cardboard Box Task Winners

Derek, Anthony and Roberto won the Big Brother cardboard box task. Makosi was gutted when she found out their prize included her beloved cherryade, and so offered to lick it anywhere off of Anthony's body. More on our Big Brother News page.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Big Brother Boxes

In what has to be one of the oddest Big Brother tasks so far, the housemates have been spending time in their own cardboard boxes, in a competition for a luxury food allowance. More on our Big Brother News page.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Love Island Paul nursed by Playboy Model

Paul Danan is feeling poorly on the Love Island. The poor fellow has tonsilitis. Luckily for him he has both ex Playboy model Nikki Ziering and Lady Isabella Hervey keen to play nurses and mop his brow. More on our Celebrity Love Island page.

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Big Brother Vanessa Sprains her Ankle

Big Brother Vanessa has sprained her ankle after jumping off a bed and landing awkwardly. In retrospect Vanessa realised that jumping from one bed to another after you've had a few wasn't the cleverest thing to do. All Derek had to say was "I'm glad I don't have children". More on our Big Brother News page.

Sir Del Boy and Sir Terry

David Jason and Terry Wogan have both received knighthoods today in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. So, arise Sir Del Boy, who described it as "A great day for me, and a great day for the country". Surely he deserves no less for all those classic Only Fools and Horses episodes.

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Big Brother Lesley Evicted

After getting rather carried away with her bitching with Sam, Lesley has been evicted in yesterday's Big Brother vote. For the eviction show Lesley dressed in a PVC policewoman's uniform, and admitted to Davina she had been jealous of Saskia's boobs, amazed that someone could have bigger ones than her. More on our Big Brother News page.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Doctors and Nurses at Big Brother

The current task in the Big Brother house involves the contestants playing at doctors and nurses. More on our Big Brother News page.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Nikki Ziering and Paul Danan Getting Friendly

Nikki Ziering and Paul Danan are getting all touchy feely on the Love Island. They wasted no time in getting to grips with one another. Paul probably couldn't believe his luck when, whilst lying on a bed, Nikki pretty much jumped on him to give him a hug. Clearly, Nikki does not wait for the man to make the first move. Meanwhile, Lady Isabella Hervey is still looking decidely dejected after her budding holiday romance was upbruptly cut short. When it comes to women, Paul Danan has proved he has the attention span of a goldfish. See our Celebrity Love Island page for other stories.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Makosi strips for Science

Makosi has performed a striptease for Science (as in the Big Brother contestant, not for the benefit of mankind). See our Big Brother page for more.

Nikki Ziering to Rock the Love Island

Just when the contestants of Celebrity Love Island were getting cosy together, things will be shaken up by a new arrival, none other than Hollywood Actress, T4 presenter and ex-Playboy pin-up Nikki Ziering. This racy lady should definitely raise the temperature on the Love Island, and from what she said in her introduction, she won't have many qualms about stepping on the other girls' toes. More on our Celebrity Love Island page.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

New Coldplay Album X & Y

On 6th of June, the new Coldplay Album X&Y will be released. So far, we've heard the tracks Speed of Sound, and Fix You, which we like a lot. Take a look at our Coldplay page for more.

Top UK Albums

For the week ending Saturday 28th May 2005, the top selling albums in the UK were:

1) FAITHLESS Forever Faithless - The Greatest Hits
2) SYSTEM OF A DOWN Mezmerize
3) VAN MORRISON Magic Time
4) AKON Trouble
6) GWEN STEFANI Love Angel Music Baby
7) KT TUNSTALL Eye To The Telescope
8) ATHLETE Tourist
9) KAISER CHIEFS Employment
10) BASEMENT JAXX The Singles

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