Channel Five’s Celebrity Big Brother has once again underlined the extent to which the term ‘celebrity’ has become meaningless. Full of the usual mix of fame hungry has-beens and wannabes, the show is simply a circus showing the inflated and often fragile egos of the contestants as they contrive to win the affections of the viewership. Read More
With Arab dictators falling like dominoes, the story of the lesbian blogger and the totalitarian regime proved irresistible. Amina Arraf’s blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” provided a unique and inspirational source of criticism of autocratic rule from within Syria, with updates regarding the growing anti-regime protests and musing on her sexuality thrown in for good measure.
It quickly was lauded by Time magazine as “an honest and reflective voice of the revolution…in a country that outlaws homosexuality.” Read More
Oscar Wilde perfectly captured the mindset of modern celebrity when he quipped, “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
Over the past month we have all witnessed and read about the new celebrity play toy — Super Injunctions. If you have €60,000 and you want to keep your private-life private, despite being caught out doing what you are not supposed to be doing, the Super Injunction can sort all matters out. Read More