The Daily Dust delivering the best bric a brac, daily news and events with a British flavour » Celebrity/Showbiz http://www.thedailydust.co.uk Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 The Burning of the Daleks http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/07/the-burning-of-the-daleks/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/07/the-burning-of-the-daleks/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 08:15:00 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26109 It’s a Dalek. In the desert. At Burning Man… alons-y!

Quite simply, this rules. I bet they wanted to start the fire as well.

Congrats to Mark Day.

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Don’t Stop Google Now on Freddie’s birthday http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/05/dont-stop-google-now-on-freddies-birthday/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/05/dont-stop-google-now-on-freddies-birthday/#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2011 08:53:09 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26080 What would have been the 65th birthday of Freddie Mercury gets the ultimate birthday card. A Google Doodle.

Yes it’s going to be all over the internet soon, but there’s nothing wrong with keeping Queen alive.

Doodler Jennifer Hom was the brains behind the elaborate doodle, which was a team effort. She and other illustrators spent about three months putting the whole thing together. They even studied a bunch of old Queen albums and videos to pick out visual cues… "Considering how colourful Freddie’s career was, we wanted to create a doodle that was just as colourful," said Hom, who tried to squeeze in as many humorous and respectful references that she could.

More on the Doodle at NBC Bay Area.

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Enter the performing seal of the Sandman http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/07/07/enter-the-performing-seal-of-the-sandman/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/07/07/enter-the-performing-seal-of-the-sandman/#comments Thu, 07 Jul 2011 21:46:00 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=25534 Bill Bailey takes the art of the cover to a higher plane of existence.

Quite simply, the horniest performance possible.

Hat tip to Scott Beale.

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That would be Sock Puppet Rory, just out of shot http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/07/04/that-would-be-sock-puppet-rory-just-out-of-shot/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/07/04/that-would-be-sock-puppet-rory-just-out-of-shot/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2011 09:47:13 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=25505 Doctor Who’s Season six, in ten minutes, by the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.

And if you liked that, see if you can find their Torchwool, Primarkeval, and a dozen other Doctor Who themed videos somewhere out there on YouTube. The Socks also appear as DVD Easter Eggs on the classic Doctor Who videos The Dominators, The Horns Of Nimon and The War Games.

Congrats, as always, to KevF.

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The myth and legend that is Rory Williams http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/06/19/the-myth-and-legend-that-is-rory-williams/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/06/19/the-myth-and-legend-that-is-rory-williams/#comments Sun, 19 Jun 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=25326 Yes, Chuck Norris might complain that this is his meme, but he’d have to complain to Rory.

This is Rory Williams

Hat top to everyone who suggested this one!

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Twenty comics to catch at the Edinburgh Fringe http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/06/16/kate-copsticks-20-comedians-to-catch-at-the-fringe/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/06/16/kate-copsticks-20-comedians-to-catch-at-the-fringe/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:27:41 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=25295 Edinburgh institution Kate Copstick, like many of us, has sat down with the Fringe program and picked out her favourites – although a nod from Copstick in The Scotsman is more likely to appear on the flyers of the twenty chosen acts than "Ewan says we’re quite nice."

Unless you follow the comedy circuit, a lot of these names are going to be new to you, but I can’t see a duff name in this twenty. I can see some comics that aren’t my cup of tea, but I’ve been known to drink tea with milk without complaining in the past. What I did enjoy about this list was the number of names that were featured in the Edinburgh Fringe Podcast many years ago, and continue to pop up like old friends that only see each other once a year. Acts like Axis of Awesome, Sam Simmons and Andrew Lawrence.

If you need a starting point for the thousand or so comedy acts, Kate’s list is as good a place as any.

More Fringe fun at the Edinburgh Fringe Podcast, follow the podcast in iTunes or via the dedicated RSS feed.

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Whoops! Pippa Middleton Underwear Pictures Emerge.. http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/05/06/whoops-pippa-middleton-underwear-pictures-emerge/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/05/06/whoops-pippa-middleton-underwear-pictures-emerge/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 17:52:37 +0000 The DailyDust reporter http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=25065 After a breath taking performance at the Royal Wedding last week, Pippa Middleton has appeared on a US website dancing wearing just a bra with a nearly naked guy.

These kind of pictures are going to keep emerging now she has global fame.  Whatever would the Brother-in-law’s Nan think..?

You can see the pictures on the site here.

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Kate Middleton for the win? http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/04/13/kate-middleton-for-the-win/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/04/13/kate-middleton-for-the-win/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:12:37 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=25008 Our “Princess of Hearts: The Next Generation” might have an evil streak in her.

Having lots of fun browsing through Kate Middleton For The Win this morning, as the meme-cats get to work on the Royal Bride of the Year.

Because Kate (sorry Princess Catherine) isn’t the commoner we thought she was…

More at Kate FTW, hat tip to Chixor.

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SFTW – A Handful Of Models And A DailyDust Message From Kelly Brook.. http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/02/18/sftw-a-handful-of-models-and-a-dailydust-message-from-kelly-brook/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/02/18/sftw-a-handful-of-models-and-a-dailydust-message-from-kelly-brook/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:05:41 +0000 Admin1 http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24895 Not a lot is needed to be written about this. A few weeks ago..we were lucky to have been invited to the following video shoot, yes it is a rough life..

Below are the behind the scenes footage which form the launch of new Lynx Excite – Lynx has created new digital game to go with it which is launching soon..but let’s cut to the chase…

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The Beatles win the Superbowl http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/02/17/the-beatles-win-the-superbowl/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/02/17/the-beatles-win-the-superbowl/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:06:07 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24889 And they did all their music with just seven notes (because music hadn’t been expanded to V yet).

Imagine a game of Chinese Whispers, played out over 1000 years. What would you be able to work out of the popular music of the 21st Century?

What would a documentary of the Fab Four be like from the year 3126? Would they know how powerful John, Paul, Greg and Scot were? let’s find out.

Class. hat tip to Jason K.

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Knit the perfect Royal Wedding http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/02/14/knit-the-perfect-royal-wedding/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/02/14/knit-the-perfect-royal-wedding/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:45:37 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24877 Make it a woolly promise with Kate and Will knitting patterns.

Congratulations to Galt Toys for what’s going to be the best Royal Wedding tie in possible. Their free download of a knitting pattern to make your very own Kate Middleton and William Windsor is just the thing for the half-term break and charity stalls all over the country come April.

Grab your free pattern from James Galt here.

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My name? Oh yes, it’s Day V Lately. http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/02/08/my-name-oh-yes-its-day-v-lately/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/02/08/my-name-oh-yes-its-day-v-lately/#comments Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:33:42 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24869 Yell fishes in the past to make new ad campaign fly.

Not sure we can get any more puns in the tag line, but Yell (the company formerly known as Yellow Pages) are reminding everyone that they are still out there, and after the death of Norman Lumsden, they needed someone new.

Dave.

Not sure what I think about this one, there’s a lot better in the world of spoofs, and they’ve not nailed the classic final like and exhilaration, but let us know what you think.

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Jonathan Ross to debut in super hero comic http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/01/24/jonathan-ross-to-debut-in-super-hero-comic/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/01/24/jonathan-ross-to-debut-in-super-hero-comic/#comments Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:02:36 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24842 DC Comics ‘Knight and Squire’ present UK talk show host in Batman.

Issue five of the latest Batman comic has a surprise appearance – talk show host Jonathan Ross.

The cameo from one of the Uk’s most noticeable hosts came from the mind of writer Paul Cornell. With Ross’ love for comics already known, it was only a matter of time before he made the leap to the flagship titles himself.

Cornel has one regret though: “I’m only sorry we haven’t given him powers and  a costume.

Still, the comic has one advantage – we don’t have to hear the delightful Ross-enunciation of “supervillians.”

Hat tip to writer Paul Cornel, more at DC Comics.

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Gervais still too hot for Children’s Television http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/01/19/gervais-still-too-hot-for-childrens-television/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/01/19/gervais-still-too-hot-for-childrens-television/#comments Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:50:48 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24829 Ricky Gervais jamming it with Elmo stayed on the cutting room floor.

But as the little Red Monster asked for the tap (as did Ricky) it made it’s way on to the internet. And after the quite frankly British success that Gervais has at the Golden Globes it’s worth reminding everyone of the fact that this is what Ricky does!

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And Now, The Ted Williams – Homeless Man With The Golden Voice Video Game.. http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/01/13/and-now-the-ted-williams-homeless-man-with-the-golden-voice-video-game/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/01/13/and-now-the-ted-williams-homeless-man-with-the-golden-voice-video-game/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:31:16 +0000 Admin1 http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24809 We’ve all seen the clip on Youtube, Ted Williams, the homeless guy in Ohio with the amazing voice.  You may also have read that Mr Williams now has a job.

Well a UK company have just created a game “Ted Williams  U-Talk”.

Ok so it’s a parody, but all good fun.

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The binman that’s going to sing at Eurovision http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/01/07/the-binman-thats-going-to-sing-at-eurovision/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/01/07/the-binman-thats-going-to-sing-at-eurovision/#comments Fri, 07 Jan 2011 10:27:31 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24784 Newton Aycliffe resident David Bryan will sing to 125 million TV viewers at the annual Song Contest… singing for Romania.

His band Hotel FM, after coming second last year in the national final, have went one step further, and now David Bryan is going to be at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Not as the UK entrant (which we still have no official idea on), but singing for Romania. While doing volunteer work in the county (and falling in love) his karaoke efforts were spotted by a manager Florin Budeu, who put him on the Romania Cabaret Circuit, which has lead him to one of the highest honours anyone can have. Representing their (adopted) country!

More at The Northern Echo.

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How the television works… by Bjork http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/30/how-the-television-works-by-bjork/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/30/how-the-television-works-by-bjork/#comments Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:59:51 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24755 If we ever need an Icelandic presenter for a new Tomorrow’s World…

This is, mad hats off, the weirdest “how it works” video I’ve seen in a long time. It’s the pop starlet Bjork describing the inner wonder of the television:

Look at this, this looks like a city, a little model of a city. All the houses that are here, this is maybe an elevator. Here are all the wires, they take care of all the electrons that come through here… I read that in a Danish book this morning.

Sheer class.

Hat tip to The Litter Box.

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This year’s Media Hero is… Mitch Benn! http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/20/this-years-media-hero-is-mitch-benn/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/20/this-years-media-hero-is-mitch-benn/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:02:20 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24726 Media Blog vote The Now Show’s songster as their hero of 2010.

You might recall back in October we mentioned Mitch Benn’s tribute to the Big Brother Corporation (that joke by Spike Milliagan) Proud of the BBC, well it caught the imagination, continues to do so, and has now made Benn, narrowly, the Media Hero of 2010.

And that’s official, because The Media Blog says so.

In a reader poll he beat out Julian Assange, Private Eye, and all the listeners of BBC 6Music who saved that station. …and just to remind you why, here’s “Proud of the BBC” once again:

More at The Media Blog.

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What next for the X-Factor Voiceover Man? http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/14/what-next-for-the-x-factor-voiceover-man/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/14/what-next-for-the-x-factor-voiceover-man/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:49:34 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24709 Britian’s answer to Don La Fontaine, Peter Dickson, is looking for work.

And like any aspiring actor, he has a show reel to demonstrate what he can do. We all know that he can read out people’ names in an impressive manner but can he handle Shakespear?

Hat tip to Scott at The Stage.

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The best person to play Kevin Bacon? Kevin Bacon! http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/13/the-best-person-to-play-kevin-bacon-kevin-bacon/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/13/the-best-person-to-play-kevin-bacon-kevin-bacon/#comments Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:54:37 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24706 Hollywood star sends himself up as his biggest fan.

The catch of course, is to remember that this is an advert for a Logitech Revue / Google TV extension… and a Kevin Bacon fan who use the keyboard to navigate to his favourite films.

And in a master-stroke, they’ve got Kevin Bacon to play the fan of Kevin Bacon who has never met Kevin Bacon

Hat tip to Ad Rants.

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All of Billy Joel in just seven minutes http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/09/all-of-billy-joel-in-just-seven-minutes/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/09/all-of-billy-joel-in-just-seven-minutes/#comments Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:28:21 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24694 Not the highlights, not compressed… everything.

What does it sound like when you take “The Essential Billy  Joel” CD and play every track from the first disc – at the same time. Well you get this rather haunting soundscape that wouldn’t be out of place on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band.

Allegedly this was tried first with Status Quo, but it just sounded like “Rocking All Over The World” but just a little bit louder…

Hat tip to Wondertonic on Youtube.

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To me or not to me http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/06/to-me-or-not-to-me/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/12/06/to-me-or-not-to-me/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 09:14:05 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24665 I’m blaming Lord Kronos for my latest nightmare

Is there anything worse than forcing Shakespeare on the kids? How about forcing the Bard but in the form of Barry Chuckle, of the Chuckle Brothers?

This nightmarish vision comes from Lord Kronos on B3TA, and quite frankly if it’s haunting me through this snowed-in time at T’Dust Towers, I’m sharing the pain.

After all, pain shared is pain halved. so I’m told.

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Who will Michelle Obama’s date be at the wedding http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/11/29/who-will-michelle-obamas-date-be-at-the-wedding/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/11/29/who-will-michelle-obamas-date-be-at-the-wedding/#comments Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:52:10 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24653 Obama might not bother with the hassle of Will and Catherine.

Given the security enquired to move the President of the United States around, there’s every chance that even if he were to be invited, Barak Obama won’t be at Westminster Abbey on April the 29th, reports BBC America.

But his wife might, as CBS reporter Neil Sean states:

…we don’t actually anticipate the president to attend the wedding. But we do think, for that extra touch of glamour, the gorgeous Michelle Obama will be making an appearance. Quite who she brings remains to be seen.

Which leads to a very interesting question. Who will she take on her arm to the wedding of the month?

Can we suggest the perfect escort for the First Lady would be Paul Carr?

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Which British Popstar Is Outselling @justinbieber In Calendar Sales? http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/11/25/which-british-popstar-is-outselling-justinbieber-in-calendar-sales/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/11/25/which-british-popstar-is-outselling-justinbieber-in-calendar-sales/#comments Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:51:00 +0000 Admin1 http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24649 It’s that time again where folk all over the UK are nipping out to buy stocking fillers for their children.  This year it seems the grandparents may have been buying for themselves..

Amazon.co.uk have given details on the best selling celebrity calendars this year (so far) and it seems Sir Cliff Richard is outselling everyone including youtube/twitter sensation Justin Beiber.

We’ve asked around (a retirement home) and nobody we’ve spoken to as yet has bought one of Sir Cliff’s calendars..so the question is this, who is buying ‘em?

List in full:-

Top five male best-sellers:

1. Cliff Richard

2. JLS

3. Justin Bieber

4. Michael Buble

5. Peter Andre

Top five female best-sellers:

1. Cheryl Cole

2. Kylie Minogue

3. Pink

4. Lady Gaga

5. Kelly Brook

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Radio 2 Christmas line-up to be anchored by Kenny Everett http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/11/23/radio-2-christmas-line-up-to-be-anchored-by-kenny-everett/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2010/11/23/radio-2-christmas-line-up-to-be-anchored-by-kenny-everett/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 08:25:00 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=24639 Dead DJ returns to the airwaves in the best possible taste.

The magic of editing will see archive audio of the prankster with his favourite tunes and more modern numbers that Radio 2 think he would have liked.

Alongside this rather freaky show (that we’re personally looking forward to here at Dust Tower), there’ll be a Everett Documentary with Paul Gambaccini in the chair.

While many people will remember the TV show (and it is a classic) radio was the medium that really worked for him. This could fly wonderfully or be a car crash. Here’s hoping for the former.

Hat tip to The Stage.

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