Category Archives for "Art & Entertainment"
Convicted drug smuggler, armed robber and all-round hard man, Alan Smithee, has filmed a mini TV series while behind bars. The series, called Life With Brian, is about a case of mistaken identity and a wandering hit man who travels the length and breadth of the country ‘taking out’ the people who set him up. […]Tell me more...!
‘Extreme proposals’ are very popular in Russia. They typically involve the fiancée being harassed by fake police on a fake charge and then her fiancé jumps in and pops the question. However, one extreme proposal went wrong when Alexei pulled the stunt on his fiancée Helga. Unknown to Alexei who thought Helga worked in administration, […]Tell me more...!
A landmark ruling means that employees who travel for work are entitled to be paid for ‘home comforts’ while away and should not suffer ‘deprivation’ through ‘inadequate facilities’. The case was brought by Dick Richards, 55, a travelling salesman who was away from home for six months of the year. He submitted an expenses claim […]Tell me more...!
US actress Felicity Huffman was given a seven year jail sentence for her part in Desperate Housewives. Judge Pindi Tailwind told the court: “I’ve seen some bad writing, bad direction and bad acting in my time but this takes the cookie.” The defence pointed out that the series was a top TV show and had […]Tell me more...!
Elsie McRibbon, 72, started knitting a jumper for her granddaughter’s birthday. However, she lost the pattern instructions and didn’t know how to finish the project so she just kept knitting. “I guess I got a little carried away,” said Elsie from Hampstead. “I got so engrossed I just kept going and going. “I rang my […]Tell me more...!
A new law passed in Rome has banned anyone from sitting on the capital’s famous Spanish Steps. The Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti is one of Rome‘s most famous landmarks where tourists gather to eat pizza, pretend to be Italian, and talk loudly but not about the weather, not even the British. However, new laws […]Tell me more...!
In a move towards egalitarianism, the Italian Supreme Court has ruled that it is illegal to wear expensive designer clothes, drive expensive sports cars or eat at expensive ‘fine dining’ restaurants. The ruling has set Italian haute couture society reeling and even sent peasant-class Italians in their string vests out in the streets to protest. […]Tell me more...!
OVERHEARD AT WEDDING RECEPTION BRIDE: You had your tongue down her bloody throat. GROOM: Awe, come on Love, I thought she was you, you look so much alike. BRIDE: She IS my sister— GROOM: See— BRIDE: But she’s 10 years younger, dressed in black and she’s not seven-months pregnant. GROOM: I know, but your faces […]Tell me more...!