Back in the late nineties, Louis Theroux was an original documentary maker who injected a sense of lightheartedness and fun into his high-spirited yet lowbrow series ‘Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends’. Alongside presenters like Daisy Donovan and her show ‘Daisy, Daisy’, Theroux seemed to be intrinsically linked with the […]
What Went Wrong With… The Decline Of The Christmas Pop Song & The Hijacking Of The Christmas Number 1?
It occurred to me recently whilst compiling a list of the Top 25 Best Christmas Songs, that most, if not all of them were created in the 70s and 80s. It’s almost as if singers and songwriters gave up making Christmas songs after the 80s (at least good […]
Remember when ‘Top Gear’ was a genuine programme about cars, geared towards people who were keen on err.. cars? Remember when the presenters were actually interested, not to mention qualified in various aspects of motoring? There was Quentin Wilson a former used car dealer, former Formula One driver […]
The entertainment industry loves to offer up celebrities who represent a certain demographic or a particular political point of view so to appeal to a wide range of fans. Case in point, Rosie O’Donnell – she’s advertised to us an overweight, outspoken lesbian – surely those three aspects […]
This year the most talked about subject matter has to be the U.S. Election, and I suppose in some way it’s refreshing for someone other than a celebrity being the topic around the water cooler – anything to stop the incessant chatter about the Kardashians I guess. But, […]
These days when you’re confronted with some substandard shite on cinema or television, nine times out of ten its a sequel, a reboot, or a remake. Not only that, but with such mediocre actors, writers, directors, and producers working in show business today, their collective lameness increases the […]
A fan and a fandom is a strange creation if you think about it. I have no idea what happened before the concept of celebrity – in let’s say the year 1593 did people stalk the head of their church or worship a specific knight in the same […]