Monday, 27 February 2017

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Johnny Cash

26th February 1932 - 12th September 2003

Johnny Cash, considered to be one of the 20th century's most influential musicians was born this day in Arkansas in 1932.  He went on to sell over 90 million records worldwide.

with wife June 

with Elvis

EFL Cup Final

Good luck to the Saints today - make the South proud

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Top Hats

It's not just Tom Hardy (Taboo) who looks great in a top hat - check these women out:

Lisa Bonet

Helena Bonham Carter

Anna Swiczeniuk

Doris Day

Ralph Loren 2008


Stevie Nicks

Emily Blunt

Marlene Dietrich

Gwen Stefani

Well done the BBC - thoroughly enjoyed Taboo.  Excellent casting.  Please make a second series.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Cate Blanchett - You Don't Own Me

Cate lip-synced Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Own Me" at a benefit drag show for the Newtown Action Alliance at New York's famous Stonewall Inn earlier this week.

Yep - that's me :)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Hot Gossip

Dancing troupe, Hot Gossip was formed by Arlene Phillips in 1974.  The troupe were famous for the risqué nature of their costumes and dance routines.  In 1978 they became a regular feature on the Kenny Everett Show which lasted until 1981 when the show moved from ITV to BBC.

Some of the dancers included:

Famous classical singer, Sarah Brightman was recruited by Arlene Phillips and in 1978 the group fronted by Sarah had a disco hit with "I lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper" which went to number 6 in the UK charts.

Bunty Bailey who went on to star as the girlfriend in the A-ha music videos for "Take on Me" and "The Sun always Shines on TV".

Perri Lister also was a backing singer for Steve Strange's Visage and starred in music videos for Duran Duran and Billy Idol who she had a 9 year relationship with.  She starred in "White Wedding" as his bride.  The couple had a son but broke up in 1989.

American-born singer, Sinitta Renet, combined her early singing with being a Hot Gossip dancer.  Sinitta has had 14 international hit singles and 3 albums, appeared on stage at the West End and as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.   She is also close friends with Simon Cowell and has appeared as a mentor on the X-Factor with him.


Saturday, 18 February 2017

 Morning Stroll

Lovely morning spent walking in the sunshine at Hengistbury Head.

Finished off with oysters for lunch - divine :)

Friday, 17 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

10 Celebrity Bad Girls

American Hollywood Star, Mae West, was a sex symbol for seventy years and became famous for her double entendres.   Her own play, Sex, earnt her and her cast 10 days in jail for "corrupting the morals of the youth".

Joan Crawford was one of Hollywood's biggest stars but was described by her adopted daughter as an "abusive, alcoholic mother" which became a film "Mommie Dearest".   She was also involved in one of Hollywood's worst feuds with Bette Davis.

Lana Turner was married six times including the band leader, Artie Shaw, who she married the night she met him as well as dating mobster Johnny Stompanato.  Her daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Lana's abusive lover killing him.

Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times to 7 men, Richard Burton being twice.  

Singer-songwriter, Billie Holiday, who found success in the 1930s and 1940s was beset with legal problems and drug abuse.  In 1947 she was arrested for a drugs violation and at her request spent over a year in prison. 

Diana Ross has a reputation of being difficult.  She spent 2 days in jail for drink driving.

Madonna has often caused controversy with hits such as "Like a Virgin", raunchy videos, a book on sex and a live kiss with Britney Spears during a MTV VMas.

Top model, Naomi Campbell is notorious for her hot temper and has been accused 10 times of committing violet acts towards her employees as well as a police officer.  In 1999, she entered rehab for a 5 year cocaine addiction.

Ultimate party girl, Kate Moss, dated Babyshambles bad boy Pete Doherty where she drew media attention for her drug taking and party lifestyle which caused her to be dropped by some fashion houses in 2005.   However, Kate was cleared of charges and resumed modelling and in 2012 was the second top earning model with estimated earnings of $9 million in one year.

Angelina Jolie who is currently going through a rather acrimonious divorce from Brad Pitt has been known to wear a vial of ex-husband Bill Bob Thornton's blood and kissing her brother on the red carpet.