So it seems another anonymous blogger has appeared online claiming to be the mystery Britain’s Got Talent whistle blower. He claims to suffer from Bipolar disorder and essentially made the whole thing up. Here’s what the internet coconut had to say for himself:
“BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT “FIX” CRISIS – MY APOLOGY
I am deeply ashamed to admit to being the perpetrator of the the recent Britain’s Got Talent “fix” crisis.
Firstly, I would like to offer my sincerest and unreserved apologies to anyone who read that document and for all the distress and hurt I’ve caused to so many people. But in particular, Ronan Parke and his family, Mr Simon Cowell, SyCo, Sony Music and everyone associated with BGT. What I did was wrong and I have no excuse for my actions. That said, I think I owe an explaination to all concerned. Continue reading “Bipolar Nut Admits BGT Fix Claims”
There have been many accusations thrown at Simon Cowell. From riding Cheryl Cole to being the anti-christ we all usually laugh these off with a wink and a nudge to the legendary music mogul. Even claims of fixing his shows like the X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) are usually dismissed as part of the business by anyone who knows the media world. However some new allegations have come to light that blow everyting that has come before out of the water. An anonymous Sony executive has posted an open letter on line describing the length to which Simon, and his company SYCO, will (allegedly) go to wring every last drop of blood from a fresh act.
The act in question is 12 year old Ronan Parke.
Here is that letter in full:
“For reasons which will become obvious, I can’t reveal my full identity. But let me just say that, I am an executive with Sony Music UK with many years experience in music mangement. My work involves close liasion with Simon Cowell’s SYCO company (specifically SYCO Music and SYCO TV) and, as a result, I have seen what goes on from the inside and this has left me increasingly uncomfortable about the integrity of Britain’s Got Talent and particularly the workings of SYCO. Continue reading “Anon Sony Exec Blows Whistle on Britain’s Got Talent”
As a follow up to my previous article on Spider-man in Belfast I have decided, due to popular demand, to post Captain Planet’s adventures in Belfast also. Aren’t we a popular city, eh? Awesome accents as usual. Continue reading Captain Planet In Belfast
I have never really been a comic person. As I kid I read Buster and the Beano. When a little older I tried X-Men and if I’m honest found it hard going. I got into Marvel in the late 80s through the now legendary cartoons. It started with Spider-man and his Amazing Friends. You know the one where Spider-man, Firestar and Ice-man lived together in an apartment that turned into some sort of command centre. I loved that, when all the furniture changed into all those 80s style computers when the big fire monster attacked the city. Also, Firestar was Hot (pardon the pun). Continue reading “Spider-man Takes on the IRA”
I love ’80s movies, they’re just awesome. Ghostbusters, Aliens, Ferris Bueller’s Day off, Weekend at Bernie’s, Back to the Future, Goonies and many many more.
However there is one strange feature of 80s movies that has often left me rather confused and perplexed. The necessary hottie in so many of these films is inevitably a munter. Even the female popstars of the day look like rejects from Labyrinth. Here are a few examples: Continue reading “The Ugly 80s”
On January 2rd 2011 our favourite plum mouthed action hero left his office as Governor of California after nearly eight years of bum slapping and slagging Boris Johnson. Many of us film buffs have wondered what was next for Arnie. Another Terminator film, a Twins sequel with amorphous monkey face Danny deVito or some hopeless comedy clone of the like of Junior?
Well true to his word he is back and it’s none of the above…..for Arnold Schwarzenneger is….. Continue reading “The Governator”
While sitting watching my favourite programme last night I was given some shocking news. It takes a lot to distract me from the fantastic ‘Wonders of the Universe’ on BBC HD but this was hard to ignore. Apparently Professor Brian Cox is a hottie.
Now Professor Cox is a legend. He has brought Physics to the masses by making it accessible without dumbing it down but I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard that women all over the country were tuning in for other reasons than learning about the cosmos.
This got me thinking about the nature of attraction and celebrity. Does fame allow for sexual prowess not seen in everyday folk? Let’s take a look at some other celebs that have become the most unlikely of sex symbols: Continue reading “Nerd Do Very Well”
It was Halloween Night 1992. I remember I was 11 years old and staying at a friend’s house celebrating the most mischevious of holidays. Late that night, without parental supervision, we put on the TV to watch the much advertised ‘Ghostwatch’. It was (at least we believed it at the time) a documentary about a TV crew entering a haunted house for the night. The family had been suffering at the hands of horrible poltergeist ‘Pipes’ who tormented them as they slept. Like most people who watched this mockumentary dressed up as fact I was scared shitless. Often I have wondered if the … Continue reading Ghostwatch
As I sat, watching the screen, I found myself wondering how we came to this. As a society I mean. Now we all know that the Saturday Night TV Schedule is full of soul destroying shite to keep middle aged women occupied while the kids are out having the fun they wish they were having. One of the more recent additions to the line up is ‘Take me out’.
It is very difficult to describe the format of the show. It is as if Paddy McGuinness had dug up and raped the bloated corpse of Blind Date leaving behind the post mortem abortion that is this show. A show where a lonely male weirdo is paraded in front of 30 whooping and gyrating women who he has to impress into a date. Watching this initial part of the process makes me think that this is what it must have been like for any Christian unlucky enough to piss of the Romans. Continue reading “‘Take Me Out’…The Back…And Shoot Me…In The Head”
As I child of the 80’s I am baffled by the current trend of reworking classic TV shows for a new generation. So many shows are being made into feature length, usually animated, movies which generally fail to capture the magic that captivated us as kids. This leads me to question whether or not kids TV of old have actually stood the test of time and can hold the attention of today’s youth. Kids so desensitised to sex and violence may not be as enthralled by the shows that kept me glued to the TV when I was a child.
Although, after mulling it over, it seems that if we look a little deeper and explore the hidden depths of certain TV gems we may just find out that when it comes to 80’s kids TV there certainly was ‘more than meets the eye’. Continue reading “More Than Meets The Eye”