celebrity: August 2010 Archives

275x250.jpgMarilyn Monroe has been named the greatest blonde of all time after beating off competition from Cameron Diaz and Scarlett Johansson.

The 'Some Like It Hot' star - who died in 1962 - pipped other fair-haired women to take top slot judged be a poll of 3,000 people.

Actress Grace Kelly came second while French beauty Brigitte Bardot was third and Cameron Diaz was the highest placed modern day star, making it into fourth.

Other women named in 'Greatest Blondes of All Time' list were Holly Willoughby (5th), Madonna (11th), Tess Daly (18th) and Paris Hilton (20th)

The study also found men were significantly more likely to try and hit on a blonde haired women… and then rejected and go home with a brunette.

275x250.jpgPunning comedian Tim Vine has been judged to have the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.

The comic - who once set a world record for telling the most joke in an hour - beat  the likes of Jack Whitehall, John Bishop and Gareth Richards to take the annual title.

His one-liner: "I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again," won 40% of public votes from TV channel Dave after being shortlisted by comedy critics.

It comes from his quickfire 'Joke-Amotive' show which is currently on at the Pleasance Courtyard.

Speaking of his win Vine said: "I am very happy to win this award and I'm going to celebrate by going to Sooty's barbecue and having a sweepsteak."

275x250.jpgCameron Diaz been awarded the dubious honour of being named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online.

Security experts warn that searching online for the Knight and Day star can frequently result in landing on sites laden with malicious software.

In fact searching for Cameron Diaz gives a 10% chance of landing on a website used by cyber-criminals to hit you with spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

Other dangerous celebs to search for were said to include, Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel, Gisele Bündchen and Brad Pitt.

However, a risk the security bods didn't factor into their danger risk list was being caught by your girlfriend searching for Gisele Bündchen pictures.

A Star Wars fan has re-made the sci-fi classic by getting hundreds of people to record 15 second sections of the movie and cutting them together.

Casey Pugh used clips submitted by fans to create a scene-be-scene remake of Star Wars: A New Hope, which can now be seen online.

Some tryed to replicate the big screen action as faithfully as possible usinf LEGO, animation and CGI while other embraced the more low-tech.

Highlights include a slice of pizza which doubles as a spaceship and the countless people wrapped in foil.

George Lucas must be sitting at home and wondering why he didn't use more food based spaceships in the original.

275x250.jpgWhen Craig Bellamy joined Cardiff City from Manchester City it took many people by surprise, including staff at the club shop.

Within hours of the shock announcement that Bellamy would play with the number 39 on his back, thousands of replica shirts were sold.

But the club shop soon ran out of Ys and 9s -- so fans started buying shirts with "Bellam 3" printed on the rear.

Many say they plan on returning to get the rest of the shirt printed once the store has more letters in stock.

Cynics have suggested the fans should pop into a Manchester City store and they would probably top it up for them.


275x250.jpgSome say he never blinks, and that he roams around the woods at night foraging for wolves... and it would make a great chapter in his autobiography.

But BBC bosses are said to be launching a legal challenge to prevent Top Gear's mystery driver The Stig from writing his memoirs.

They claim he's subject to a confidentiality agreement and unmasking himself in a book could spoil Top Gear for millions of fans.

Along with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May The Stig became a cult icon on the BBC show though his real name has never been revealed.

People have speculated that he could be racing drivers Perry McCarthy, Ben Collins or Damon Hill … all we know is we really don't care any more.

275x250.jpgA video of Roger Federer serving a tennis ball and knocking a bottle off a man's head William Tell-style has become an online hit.

But is the clip real or fake? The internet is currently debating whether it was a great shot, or a great camera trick.

In the video -'leaked' from a Gillette shoot - Federer convinced someone to stand with a bottle on his head.

He then went to the other end of the studio and served the ball knocking the bottle to the floor. For good measure he then repeated the trick.

What do you think, is it a camera trick… or did the first 14 attempts  result in people breaking their nose? Let us know in the comments.

275x250.jpgA billionaire has said he's willing to pay someone $1million is they accept his dare of standing naked in front of US President Barack Obama.

Alki David, who runs dare website Battlecam.com, says he will pay the cash to the first person to streak Obama with "Battlecam" written on their chest while shouting "Battlecam."

To be in line for the payout, users must also stream the event live on the site and expect to use some of the money to pay for their inevitable fines and lawyers fees.

David had initially offered $100,000 for the stunt, but upped his bid after applicants said it wasn't enough given the audacity of the dare.

Something tells us Obama should get used to seeing naked people a lot more often from now on.

275x250.jpgSecret files revealed today show that Winston Churchill was accused of ordering a UFO cover-up - because he was worried people would panic.

The latest batch of UFO files released by the National Archives include a letter from the grandson of an RAF officer who was also one of Churchill's bodyguards.

In it he claims his grandfather overheard Churchill talking about aliens with US wartime General Dwight Eisenhower - in particular a UFO shadowing aircraft returning to Britain.

The letter goes on to claim Churchill said the incident needed to be classified because it would "create mass panic among the general population and destroy one's belief in the Church."

In odd news none of the documents have yet revealed whether Churchill really did have a hotline to the TARDIS and Doctor Who.

275x250.jpgArtist John O’Hearn has created an odd-looking portrait of Lady Gaga -- by using thousands of BB gun pellets.

The sculptor from Florida says can recreate any image using the odd medium which involves lining up red, green, blue, black and white balls in a grid formation.

His Lady Gaga creation measures 4 feet high and is 8 feet wide and contains a whopping 61,509 Airsoft BB pellets.

The image - which has been acquired by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! - took a month to complete.

But it won't be the oddest portrait on show, there's also a President Obama made from gumballs, an Elvis made from M&M and a  Marilyn Monroe of gummy bears.

275x250.jpgRapper Kanye West has given an unsuspecting fan a moment of fame - by choosing to follow him on Twitter.

The US star is followed by over 350,000 users on the social networking site but follows just one… a seemingly randomly picked man from Coventry.

Kanye started following Steven Holmes (@Ste_101) after the Coventry lad commented on a photo the rapper had uploaded of diamond teeth.

"Do you clean them with Colgate or polish?" said Holmes, prompting the US star to follow him and add the comment: "You are the chosen one dun dun dun dun."

Since receiving the Kanye seal of approval, Holmes has seen his own number of followers jump from 60 to over 1,800… I'm gonna let you finish, but Ste_101 has the best Twitter followers of all time!




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