celebrity: February 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg When organisations put the naming of something to a public vote on the internet, they must know it's not going to get the sort of name they would have liked.

And as if to prove our point, a bridge in Slovakia is looking like it could be named after US action film star Chuck Norris.

Officials had asked members of the public to offer suggestions of names for the bridge -- which crosses the Morova river into Austria -- and vote on which they liked most.

But while they were probably hoping for a inspirational name, the current leader, with a massive 75% of the vote, is Chuck Norris Bridge. Ask and the internet shall give.

While bosses have given themselves a get out clause, by saying the final decision will be made by the regional assembly, they probably should upset Chuck Norris.

275x250.jpg We learned one thing from the Academy Awards this year... that Angelina Jolie has got more social media clout in her right leg than we have in our whole bodies.

We know this because within a couple of hours of making an Oscars appearance from her black thigh-high slit gown it had it's own Twitter account and amassed 15,000 followers.

Presenting the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the 36-year-old actress had struck the pose -- showing off her delightful limb -- for several seconds before speaking.

And while it received a bit of a mocking from the award-winning screenwriters for The Descendants, that wasn't the end of it and 'Angelina Jolie's right leg' soon became a tending topic on Twitter.


Sacha Baron Cohen successfully managed to become one of the most controversial guests at the Oscars… by tipping an urn he said contained Kim Jong-il's ashes over a US TV presenter.

Attending as General Aladeen -- the lead character from The Dictator -- Cohen was being interviewed by E! Channel host Ryan Seacrest about things such as who he was wearing.

But after telling viewers he had brought with him the ashes of Kim Jong-il (his dear friend and doubles tennis partner) to sprinkle him over the red carpet, he pretended to fall over.

And as he did this he emptied the urn's contents all over Seacrest's Burberry suit -- which much of the 'ahses' ending up on the red carpet and getting Cohen dragged away by security.


The boobs of a Princess of Denmark almost caused a diplomatic incident recently -- when the Finnish president's husband got busted ogling them on TV.


Princess Mary of Denmark was attending a state banquet and had been seated next to Pentti Arajarvi who is married to Finnish president Tarja Halonen.

And when the princess was looking to her side, Arajarvi decided to have a sneaky look at her cleavage.

Only it wasn't that sneaky, he was caught by TV cameras and judging by the way she spun around and looked at him, the princess knew he wasn't just admiring her neckless.

275x250.jpg A US man was left red-faced when he accidentally played a porn film rather than the Smurfs movie at his child’s birthday party.

The unnamed man had apparently rented "The Smurfs" DVD for the occasion before loading it into his laptop which was hooked up to a projector.

But when he tried to play the blue movie, children and parents instead saw a series of pornographic images flash up on the big screen.

Presumably trying to suggest his innocence, the man then contacted police himself and reported that someone had tampered with “The Smurfs” DVD.

However, officers said they could not find anything wrong with the Smurfs movie (which must be the first time anyone has said that) and that the porn was probably on the laptop.


Sure US president Barack Obama could always hit the nuclear button if he really wanted to launch something -- but we think it's safer if he sticks to marshmallow cannon, wait what?


When Obama came across an 8th grader named Joey from Phoenix at a recent White House Science Fair, he was more than a little intrigued by what the youngster had created.

When he was told the air cannon was designed to shoot marshmallows, he couldn't wait to get it set up and going. And he wasn't going to get a little thing like being in the State Dining Room of the White House stop him.

After checking how far a marshmallow could be fire, he had the 'weapon' aimed at the wall and started pumping up the air pressure before firing the confectionary.


When Arnold Schwarzenegger went into hospital to have a operation on his shoulder, he couldn't believe who was in the next bed… Sylvester Stallone.

In an amazing coincidence* the two action stars had been booked in to have treatment on their shoulders at the same medical centre, on the same day.

Writing online Arnie said: ""After all the action, stunts & physical abuse shooting The Expendables 2 and The Last Stand, it was time for a little tune up on my shoulder.

"Look who was coincidentally waiting in line behind me for his shoulder surgery. Now we're ready for another round of great times and action when we shoot The Tomb."

275x250.jpg In bizarre 'they do know she's not real don't they?' news, it's been announced that Miss Piggy will be interviewing celebs at the Baftas.

The Muppets star will host a 'Orange BAFTA Red Carpet' show which could see her rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Gary Oldman.

Describing the show organisers said Miss Piggy would be "conducting interviews and analysis with the leading lights of the movie industry."

Speaking of the role Miss Piggy said: “Imagine the likes of Clooney, Dujardin, Fassbender, Oldman and Pitt achieving the very pinnacle of their careers by getting a chance to speak with the one and only moi—Miss Piggy!

"Naturally, I will be asking questions that only moi would dare to ask.


When TV news presenter Lisa Dutton was asked to be a judge a local sausage-tasting competition, she accepted, probably thinking, 'What's the worst that could happen?'


Well when she tried to give the event a bit of on-air to the event in Saskatoon, Canada, she got her answer, she accidentally said a rude word… well she was talking about sausages.

Her Freudian slip has since gone viral and videos of her blunder have been viewed more than one million times.

275x250.jpg The guys over at Top Gear sure know how to commemorate a milestone. Take for example how they celebrated reaching 10m Facebook fans… they exploded a caravan!

With their astounding Facebook following approaching the big 10 million, the Top Gear team had asked fans how they should celebrate.

A Top Gear spokesperson said: "We had 7,832 suggestions in little over six hours. Many of these suggestions featured caravans. Specifically caravans and some form of wanton destruction."

so when they reached the eight digit following it was obvious the caravan was going to get it.

275x250.jpg US TV news station CNN has issued a red-face apology after accidentally locating London in Norfolk on a news illustration graphic.

The geography gaffe appeared during a report covering a story about the phone hacking scandal and a map tried to show Cornwall and London.

However, the arrow identifying London was actually pointing miles away, pinpointing it in Norfolk.

Unsurprisingly the blunder was spotted and soon tweeted where it went viral -- prompting the apology.

Writing on Twitter CNN said: "CNN apologises for a map error which shifted London from its correct location! We have corrected this & are looking into how this occurred."





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