David Cameron - The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prime Minister David Cameron attend the VJ Day commemoration in London at Horseguards parade at Horsegaurds parade - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 15th August 2015
A woman from Birmingham has given birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge - again.
Monika Tano from Birmingham gave birth to her daughter Liliana on 22 July, 2013 - the same day Prince George was born - and now she's celebrating the coincidence again, reports ITV News. Her second daughter Aurelia arrived at 1.47am this morning (Saturday 2 May) at Birmingham Women's Hospital - just under eight hours before The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a girl.
Monika said, "It feels amazing to have two children who share royal births. It is such a fantastic coincidence."
The proud parents present royal baby No 2
Continue reading: Woman's Children Both Share Birthdays With Royal Babies
Mike Read claims his song 'UKIP Calypso' is not racist.
The former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has seemingly come out in support of controversial political party UKIP, by penning and recording a support song titled 'UKIP Calypso'. Performed with a mock Caribbean accent, the song sings the praises of the party's leader, Nigel Farage.
Mike Read has been a UKIP supporter for several years - he hopes his song can break into the charts
Speaking to BBC Radio Berkshire, the DJ denied the song was racist, calling the allegations "extraordinary" and suggesting the calypso could only be sung in a Caribbean accent.
Continue reading: DJ Mike Read Records UKIP Anthem (Complete with Mock Caribbean Accent)
David Cameron posed with blacked up morris dancers in Banbury - but hold your horses.
There's an incredible funny line in the political comedy In The Loop, when Peter Capaldi's irate spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker is partway through one of his legendary dressing downs, berating Tom Hollander's Simon Foster for speaking out of line during a radio interview. When the MP suggests he was only giving his opinion to the probing journalist, Tucker fires back: "If he'd asked you to f*cking black up, or to give him your PIN number or to sh*t yourself, would you have done that?"
David Cameron stopped to pose with blacked up morris dancers at the Banbury Folk Festival
It's a scene that comes to mind when perusing over the story today that Prime Minister David Cameron was spotted posing with blacked up Morris dancers at the Banbury Folk Festival near his constituency in Oxfordshire.
Continue reading: Meet Prime Minister David Cameron and the Blacked Up Morris Dancers
David Cameron announced the plans on Monday.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that online music videos will carry and age classification from October. Videos on YouTube and Vevo will carry the classifications to protect children from "graphic content."
David Cameron announced the plans on Monday
In a speech to the Relationships Alliance on Monday, Mr Cameron said the rules for online videos should be brought into line with content bought offline.
Continue reading: David Cameron Announces Age Classification for Music Videos
Take That, but don't give it back
David Cameron isn’t doing much to shake his ‘help the rich, ignore the poor’ reputation. The British Prime Minister has insisted that Gary Barlow – who is facing sanctions over alleged tax avoidance – should keep his OBE after the chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge had suggested Barlow "might show a bit of contrition” by giving it back, the BBC reports.
Gary Barlow's reputation has taken a hit with this latest tax revelation
It has recently emerged that Barlow – alongside fellow Take That members Howard Donald and Mark Owen and manager Jonathan Wild - had put money into a scheme ruled to be set up for tax avoidance purposes.
Continue reading: Gary Barlow's Charity Work Enough to Retain OBE, Insists David Cameron
Danny Dyer recording with David Cameron?
Prime Minister David Cameron has teamed up with Eastenders star Danny Dyer to record an official World War I centenary album of spoken words and music. Cameron has recorded the classic war poem The Soldier by Rupert Brooke while Dyer read In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh.
Danny Dyer At Broadcasting House
Elsewhere, the Cold Feed actor John Thompson recorded Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est and Sean Bean, Stephen Fry and comedian Sarah Millican also recorded tracks. Some descendants of recipients of World War I Victoria Crosses have recorded John McCrarie's In Flanders Fields, which will be released as a single with 40 pence from each sale being donated to the Royal British Legion and Victoria Cross Trust.
Continue reading: David Cameron Making World War I Album With Danny Dyer. Yep.
The former President of the Academy died at age 68.
Today the world of cinema mourns the death of Tom Sherak, studio executive and former Academy president. On Tuesday it was announced that Sherak had succumb to a long battle with prostate cancer and died at his Calabasas, Calif. home.
Sherak died as one of the most respected men in Hollywood.
Sherak had a long and fruitful career at 20th Century Fox, followed by a few years at Revolution Studios. However, his career peaked when he was elected President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences in 2009, for two consecutive terms. On September 26, 2013, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Tom Sherak as director of the newly created Mayor's Entertainment Industry and Production Office.
Continue reading: World Of Cinema Mourns The Death Of Academy President Tom Sherak
Brand isn't exactly looking to shake hands with David Cameron.
While Russell Brand’s thoughts on British Prime Minister are pretty easy to predict, it’s funny to actually hear them. The 38-year-old comedian was forthright with his opinions on the man charged with looking after a nation, and he used bad words.
Russell Brand didn't hold anything back
A guest on Alan Carr’s Channel 4 comedy talk show, Chatty Man, Brand had license to be candid. An interview on the BBC wouldn’t have allowed such opinion to be openly aired. We’ll cut to the chase, he called him a “posh w--nker”.
Continue reading: What Does Russell Brand Think of David Cameron? Have a Guess
The stars were out in full force for the 15th annual Pride of Britain Awards, honouring those who make their communities better places to live.
This year's Pride of Britain Awards were a bigger and brighter event than ever, as 2013 showed that there are more an more reasons to celebrate those who show bravery or go further to help their community or selflessly improve the life of someone else.
Carol Vorderman Helped Honour The Brave Actions Of A Lollipop Lady.
The awards celebrate Britain's unsung heroes, which this year included Welsh lollipop lady Karin Williams who threw herself in front of an out of control car to save a group of children. The kids also accompanied Ms. Williams to the awards. Attending the awards in a wheelchair, Ms. Williams' modesty was moving.
Jeremy Paxman disagrees that Britain should be throwing a Jubilee style party to remember World War I.
Jeremy Paxman has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron for comments he made about Britain celebrating the centenary of World War I. In a speech in October, Mr Cameron said he wanted to see "commemoration that, like the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, says something about who we are as a people."
Newsnight presenter Paxman told the Radio Times that the centenary events should "have almost nothing in common" with the Jubilee. The Prime Minister had promised a "truly national commemoration" in 2014 to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the war and the dates of the major battles.
The sharp-tongued Paxman, whose great uncle died in the war, said that "not to acknowledge the war's significance would be wilful myopia," though warned that the "the whole catastrophe has been overlain with myth and legend."
Continue reading: Jeremy Paxman Scolds David Cameron For Celebrating Catastrophic WWI
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9th October, 1966