X Factor telling contestant Lucy Spraggan to remove Little Mix-bothering single from sale exposes holes in show’s power
One Direction, Olly Murs and JLS all reached the heady heights they have done because they struck a chord with audiences during the show, rather than because of any record deal awarded after succeeding in the final.
The pair entered the studio for the first time earlier this month as part of Bacardi Beginnings and Independent Blogs managed to grab a few exclusive words with him about the progress of the project.
While last week’s moans turned to the poor preparations of security contractors G4S, the last four days have seen attention focusing on the restrictions placed on athletes, spectators, businesses, charities, your dinner, your clothes, your girlfriend and your dog over what they can and can’t do in association with the Olympics
#WorstFiftyShadesAudioBookNarrator, Mumford & Sons, Lord Hodgson’s and MC Escher: Why are they trending?
A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.
The most read blogs this week, as determined by stats.
Why use the near-infinite pool of free information out there on the world wide web for some kind of greater good, when we could watch a group of obnoxious pretty boys pissing people off on their way home from work?
It seems the old adage ’sex sells’ (or rather, ‘creates clicks’) rang true this week as a blog with the words ‘Page 3′ and ‘boobs’ in the headline proved itself to most popular; our blogs editor Laura Davis discussed the patronising deception at the heart of the ‘national institution’ of putting glamour models in tabloid newspapers.
When the news appeared earlier this week that 19-year-old Elly Nowell from Winchester sent a rejection letter to Oxford University parodying the style of the thousands pedaled out by such institutions each year, it wasn’t long before the cries of “obnoxious!”, “arrogant!” and “ungrateful!” came screaming out from all corners of the internet.
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