Anyone who has seen a newspaper, a news website, heard the news on the radio, or seen a tv screen with the news playing will know that there has been a bit of a scandal in Hollywood this week.
Harvey Weinstein, a big name in both tv and movies, has been accused of sexually harassing women who work for him or audition for him. He admitted this, made a bit of a half-hearted apology and then booked himself in for treatment at some or other clinic.
It got worse. He was then accused of rape by multiple women. A charge he vehemently denies apparently.
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MailOnline, that means you!
I hate you. You keep ruining the shows I am trying to watch. I don’t read the articles but the pictures, video clips and the headlines you use tell me pretty much everything I am trying desperately NOT to know.
There are some of us who rely on catch up tv to watch the popular shows. We can’t watch it at the time it is aired. The reasons are numerous. Mine is obviously that I’m an expat so I have to wait 24hrs to catch up. But there are people in the UK who can’t either. People who have to go to bed early. People who work shifts. People who are studying. So many reasons.
So please, for the love of all things tv secrety, Continue reading
I have so many words today that this could be a jumbled mess that I never remember the actual starting point for. On the plus side it won’t be as bad as it could be as it’s first thing in the morning and so there is no wine involved.
I was sat on my couch last night when a BBC News Alert binged my phone. Because of the regularity of famous people dying last year, The Boy always asks “who has died this time” when he hears it. This time no one – yet. Continue reading
I break with my catch up for an up to date event, because I have words in my head that I need to use up!
Last night The Boy and I ended up watching the new Amanda Knox documentary on Netflix. We have always both been interested true crime type things, and so the odd documentary like this is something we both want to watch and don’t have to compromise on!!
As you may have guessed by now, my bestie was in town and despite the drama that bought him here, I wanted him to see the good bits too. There was enough seriousness and that needed a break every now again again.
After the giant burger lunch at The Ivy, and an afternoon of insane work, it was the official start to the weekend and that could only mean one thing… the Dubai Opera!
Yes, it could mean lots of things but when your friend happens to be a bit of a classical music connoisseur, there is only one place to start your weekend off!
The Vienna Concert Verein were holding a recital called Continue reading
This week I was approached by a blog site called My Trending Stories (“MTS”). They had apparently seen one of my posts and enjoyed it. The initial approach was so complimentary that I was hugely flattered. Naturally I emailed back and asked for more information.
A generic reply email was sent, but I was still flattered and with nothing much better to do at the time, I reply again with more specific questions.
Sadly, when the reply came through with further flattery and promises to really help mentor me and help me become an influential blogger – rather than answering my direct queries, my natural cynicism kicked in big time. Continue reading
I feel a rant coming on.
In case you’ve been living in a cave in the remote mountains of Outer Mongolia, you will know that the Olympics is on. I have zero interest. I never have, and unless I am invited to join Prince William and Prince Harry for a day, the likelihood of me ever being interested is nil.
The newspapers (online) have been full of X wins Gold/Silver/Bronze. Thousands of words have been dedicated to celebrating the athletes accomplishments and their medal haul – or lack thereof in a few cases. Totally news worthy and congratulations to everyone for being selected to represent your country. It’s an amazing feat!
Naturally there is a flip side… Continue reading