Remember spiral perms?

I went to a pub on Friday night to meet some friends from the ’80s. Wang Chung’s Dance Hall Days was playing on the sound system. Oooh, I thought, how funny! So I started tapping out a Tweet to that effect when a bloke came up and said hello. I stared at him blankly for […]

Super-easy orange and currant muffins

This recipe was inspired by an over-supply of oranges in the fruit bowl. I cooked a batch earlier this week and Husband raved about them, saying they were DELICIOUS and more like cupcakes than muffins (a big compliment, apparently). Super easy too. Pureeing the orange with the sugar gives them a really fluffy texture. Recipe: […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Celine strips, Britney pulls swifty, Madonna rides Elton

Skinny Celine sings Adele’s curvy praises First Nicole Kidman, now Celine Dion has stripped for V Magazine. In the interview that accompanies the sexy photos, she has some interesting things to say about her latest fave singer, Adele: “I think her whole image is good. Very sophisticated for her age: the nails, the dresses, the hair, […]

You want a piece of me?

Well there goes my pie-in-the-sky plan to get plastic surgery on my eye bags and basset-hound cheeks. I had a teeny-weeny skin cancer surgically removed from my shoulder yesterday and I was a gibbering mess. The plastic surgeon’s assistant had to keep telling me to breathe – I forgot every few minutes because I was […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Nicole’s booty call, Avril’s engagement ring, palace confirms it’s Prince Harry naked

Nicole strips for V Oh my giddy aunt, Nicole Kidman is flashing her butt on the cover of the latest V magazine. During the shoot the photographer, Mario Testino, was saying:  “Beautiful, beautiful … You are so hot it is beyond! Look at your body! It is incredible!” And she does look pretty damn hot for […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Lindsay questioned by police; Prince Harry buck naked; Liz rocks a cossie at 47

Lindsay goes to party – host robbed Groundhog Day! Lindsay Lohan has been questioned by the police about an alleged burglary. The actress and her assistant had a sleepover at a friend’s Hollywood Hills house and – surprise! – the next morning, the owner discovered some of their jewellery had gone missing. Says TMZ: “The incident occurred Sunday night at […]

Confessions of an ex-mag slag

I had lunch with a fellow ex-weekly mag slag yesterday. We exchanged pleasantries about our families for a polite five minutes. The rest of the time was spent dissecting how much Woman’s Day really paid for those Lisa McCune cheating pics, whether readers actually cared about Kourtney Kardashian’s baby, why certain blundering fools still have […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Chris wants RiRi back, Rosie’s heart attack, Britney’s smokin’ bod

Wading through the murk so you don’t have to … RiRi’s interview finally airs and it’s SCARY While it was billed as “exclusive”, much of the excitement surrounding Rihanna’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was blown by constant leaks of all the juicy bits. Still, the gossip columns have found found stuff to dissect after the […]