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John blogs on everything form politics to culture and sport. The first two instalments of his fiction trilogy set in Edinburgh, in the form of the novels 'War and Metrosexuals', are available as eBooks.

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The night I met Vinnie Jones, Arts

The night I met Vinnie Jones

The recent ill advised comments that passed from the lips of Hollywood ex-pat, Vinnie Jones, during his recent Radio Times interview reminded me of the night we met in 2002.

By | Arts, Notebook | Monday, 9 September 2013 at 6:00 am

The Hollywood boulevard of broken dreams: Ben Affleck and I, Notebook

The Hollywood boulevard of broken dreams: Ben Affleck and I

Watching this year’s Oscars ceremony brought back memories of when I used to live in a tiny studio apartment not five minutes walk away from the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, where the Oscars are held. It was on a street just off Hollywood called Sycamore Avenue, home then to a transient population of Hollywood wannabes (me included), mostly Japanese music students, and others in need of cheap accommodation.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 4:00 am

Trying to make it in Hollywood: ‘Any notion of self esteem or dignity is a perverse fantasy’, Notebook

Trying to make it in Hollywood: ‘Any notion of self esteem or dignity is a perverse fantasy’

When it comes to Hollywood, what we are fed in the pages of showbiz columns and on the multitude of celebrity websites and TV channels which in turn feed this mammoth industry belies a truth that is as brutal as it is sad. From 2000 to 2004 I lived and worked in Hollywood, having arrived intent on establishing a career as a screenwriter (silly me).

By | Notebook | Thursday, 1 November 2012 at 3:31 pm

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