Monthly Archives: August 2012

Top 5 Foods for 90s Kids…

5) Bubble Tape:

Why have a packet of gum when you could have a ROLL!?! If you didn’t have one of these bad boys to constantly chew on, you had no hope of surviving on the playground. It didn’t even taste like anything apart from artificial strawberry but we had fun cutting it and playing with it so it really doesn’t matter…

4)Baby Bottle Pop

An addictive sweet with an even more addictive and annoying television ad. Not to mention the awkwardness of trying to walk around sucking on this bad boy all day. A good childhood memory nonetheless…

3) Sunny D:

Technically a drink, not a food but if you had this in your lunch bottle in school, you knew you were one fly kid. I distinctly remember this tasted nothing like orange juice, but it came in a cool bottle so we didn’t really care.

 

2) Fat Frog

So good that they made it into an alcoholic drink so that 90s kids could continue their love of the appley goodness long after the ice-cream was discontinued. Rumoured to be making a sneaky HB comeback.

 

 

1) BN BN:

Quite possibly the most amazing food ever created EVER. A whole packet could be diminished in the space of two hungry siblings finding them in the press.. It was genuinely impossible for any child to hold the packet in their hand without singing the annoying theme tune. So important in a 90s child’s life that it has it’s own Wikipedia page. Aw yeah.

Lance Armstrong to be Stripped of Seven Tour Wins Following Doping Claims

Cancer survivor,  cycling legend and all round sporting hero Lance Armstrong has decided not to contest the latest claims brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and will consequently have his seven Tour de France wins ” obliterated” and see himself banned from the sport for life.

The 40-year-old cyclist who retired from the sport last year released a statement on his website in which he proclaimed “Enough is enough. For me, that time is now.” The Texas born star has always denied any allegations of drug-use and has been fighting off claims from the USADA following allegations in 2009 that he used performance-enhancing drugs to improve his endurance in the sport. He has stated before he would “jump at the chance” to prove his innocence before ultimately refusing “to participate in a process that is so one-sided and unfair.”

Armstrong’s attorney released a statement in which revealed the sporting hero had “passed every drug test ever administered to him in his career – a total of 500 to 600 tests” and that this was “more drug tests than any athlete in history.”

The record breaking Tour winner says he will now concentrate on his charity “Livestrong” set up following his own battle with testicular cancer. He stated:

 “I will no longer address this issue, regardless of the circumstances. I will commit myself to the work I began before ever winning a single Tour de France title: serving people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. This October, my Foundation will celebrate 15 years of service to cancer survivors and the milestone of raising nearly $500 million.”

Meanwhile the International Cycling Union (UCI) –  the Cycling world’s governing body – has said they will await a report from the USADA before commenting on Armstrong’s case.

What Happens In Vegas,Goes On the Internet. Naked Pictures of Prince Harry Leaked…

Our favourite Royal Prince Harry has been caught up in a rather unfortunate and awkward situation after images of his crown jewels have been posted on celebrity entertainment website TMZ.
Prince Harry Naked Pictures
Clearly enjoying himself too much as he partied in his penthouse suite in Las Vegas’ five-star Wynn Hotel with friends, Harry can be seen cavorting naked around his hotel room with an unidentified and also nude female. According to the website, the young Royal and his entourage picked up some “hot chicks” at the bar of the hotel and continued the party back at his suite later on in the night.

In one photo the Prince is seen hiding his genitals as a clearly topless woman stands behind him and in another he is seen bear-hugging another naked female… as you do.

After two weeks of looking sweet and innocent at the Olympics, it’s hard to blame the lad for wanting to let his bits loose. But when your Granny is the Queen of England, it becomes slightly more embarrassing…

A spokesperson for the Royal family said “We have no comment to make on the photos at this time.”

Prince Harry Naked Pictures
Courtesy of TMZ

The Prince has since returned to England amid the controversy to undertake his military duties. We have a feeling he’s in for a royal spanking… and not the type he may have become accustomed to in Vegas…

Tom Daley: Kassidy Is Not My Girlfriend

Okay, I’m about as confused as a cow on AstroTurf.

Tom Daley Girlfriend Kassidy Cook
Friends With Benefits??

After what has been a week of highly publicised hand-holding, thigh-rubbing and picture tweeting, Tom Daley has officially told Heat magazine that he is not in a relationship with American diver Kassidy Cook and is still on the market.

When questioned as to whether he is in a relationship with the stunning brunette he simply replied

 No, well… no… We’re just really good friends…. She dislocated her shoulder about three weeks ago, and she was a bit upset, so I said; “Well why don’t you come over to Plymouth and stay in London and just chillax with me for a week?”

The Olympic Bronze medalist continued:

“I think I’m too young for a relationship. I’ve always been quite independent, so I quite like not having a relationship – just generally being young, I guess. I like a girl who looks after herself and exercises, because I’m always around athletes.”

Undoubtedly this will come as a massive shock to bloggers and fans alike. Personally, I don’t depart from clubs hand in hand with my male friends, place my hand suggestively on their legs or pose lovingly with them in photographs. One could be led to suspect that this is just a publicity stunt. With the amount of female attention Tom is receiving at the moment, could his management be advising him to keep his relationship with Kassidy on the DL? Therefore Tom keeps the media attention on himself and his sponsors and Kassidy avoids the internet abuse from dedicated TD fans. Just a thought. Maybe they really are just good friends.

When asked about whether he ever snogged the American, Tom reportedly blushed and said:

“Well, you know… we’re friends.”

Tom Daley Heat Magazine Girlfriend
Credit: Heat Magazine

So that’s a yes then Tom? The comments come in the new edition of the magazine in which Tom gets a Clark Kent makeover. We shall watch this space…

Top 10 Sexiest Irish “Celebrities…”

It came as what can only be described as a moment of complete and utter sweet happiness this week when I discovered that Chris Evans, The Avengers Assemble and Fantastic Four star, was of Irish decent. Victory! At last we can prove to the world that we are not a nation of gingers, pale skin and one too many freckles. Unsurprisingly this new found knowledge has culminated in a list containing the ten hottest Irish celebrities (and believe me, I use “celebrities” as a very loose term) who inhabit this beautiful island with their very own universal beauty.

5) Rosanna Davison
Rosanna Davison
Daughter of legendary singer Chris de Burgh, Rosanna shot to fame in 2003 when she became the first Irish woman ever to win the Miss World competition in Sanya, China. Since her famous victory she likes to spend her time doing various photo-calls with boyfriend Wesley Quirke and has adopted her fathers last name in a bid to crack the modelling scene in the U.K. She also does charity work for several animal charities in Ireland. Either way she comes in at number 5 in our countdown.

 

 

4) Sarah Morrissey 

Sarah MorrisseySince being crowned Miss Ireland in 2006 and finishing in the top 25 during the Miss World competition the same year, Sarah Morrissey has gone on to become one of the most famous and photographed models in Ireland.In 2011 she modeled as  the face of college budget-friendly A|wear and comes in as the 4th most beautiful woman in Ireland on our list.

 

 

 

 

 

3) Amy Huberman 

Amy Huberman Starting out as an actress on RTÉ show The Clinic, Amy Huberman soared to high-profile status following the release of her very own novel Hello Heartbreak and stepping out at the 2007 Rugby World Cup as the girlfriend of Irish Rugby Captain Brian O’ Driscoll.The pair tied the knot back in and the 33-year-old IFTA winner has most recently worked filming pilots for a new television show in the States. With her gorgeous blue eyes and blonde hair we salute Ms. Huberman as the third most beautiful woman in Ireland.

 

 

2) Rozanna Purcell 

Rozanna Purcell
Coming in at number 2 as Ireland’s second hottest female is Miss Universe Ireland 2010 Rozanna Purcell. Finishing top 10 in the entire competition, Roz has also gone on to have an extremely successful career in modelling after being signed to Andrea Roche’s agency back in 2010/2011. Appearing on T.V shows such as Come Dine With Me (which she went on to win) and expressing a desire to appear on Celebrity Big Brother means that 21-year-old Roz plans to stay in the Irish limelight for a looooong time. And with her natural beauty, we can honestly say that we don’t mind…

 

1) Georgia Salpa
Georgia Salpa
Racing in at number 1 to take the crown as Ireland’s most beautiful woman is our very own Kim Kardashian Georgia Salpa. Half Greek, half Irish (we’ll take her) the 27 year old was scouted at the age of just 14 and has made appearances on various RTÉ T.V shows. Her most high-profile relationship was with English bad boy Callum Best however she later dismissed the relationship as “a simple fling.” With an appearance on CBB, Georgia has made a name for herself in Britain and has since moved to England in pursuit of a career.In May 2012 she was voted No.5 on the top 100 list of Sexiest Women In The World and is rarely seen fully clothed. Georgia Salpa, we salute you.

 

 

ANNNDDD, THE MEN….

 

5) Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
Coming in at number five on our male countdown is Irishman Cillian Murphy. Now married with two sons, Cillian resides in London and leads a very private personal life. Having starred in major blockbuster films such as Batman Begins, The Wind That Shakes The Barley and Red Eye, Cork native Murphy has sealed his place in many an Irish and worldwide heart. Whether he plays a rich businessman’s son in Inception or a glam transgender teenager in Breakfast on Pluto, there is no denying that everyone loves a bit of Cillian Murphy.

 

 

4) Tommy Bowe
Tommy Bowe
The only sportsperson to feature on our list and facing stiff competition from his Irish teammates, Monaghan native Tommy Bowe storms in as the fourth sexiest Irishman of all time. Having completed a transfer from Welsh side Ospreys back to his native Ulster, Bowe has stolen the heart of many an Irish cailín with his fast-pace, bulging muscles and amazing personality. He is currently dating former Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse.

 

 

3) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
Born in Heidelberg in Germany to a German father and Irish mother and raised in County Kerry, Michael Fassbender has gone from small Irish country boy to worldwide pin-up following roles in Hunger, Inglorious Basterds, A Dangerous Method and most recently Shame and the Ridley Scott directed Prometheus. 
With his charming personality, ridiculous good looks and fantastic sense of humour, Fassbender undoubtedly deserves his place as the third sexiest male in Ireland.

 

2) Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Where on earth has this beautiful, beautiful man gone? As second sexiest man in Ireland we think it’s about time he made a public appearance or two to satisfy our craving for his amazing good looks. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is best known for his appearances in movies such as Bend It Like Beckham, August Rush and Mission Impossible III but is best known for his performance as King Henry VIII in television series The Tudors. Last in the public eye following a series of drunken and disorderly acts at various airports around the world, Rhys-Meyers has kept an extremely low-profile over the past year but is still dating long-term girlfriend make-up heir Reena Hammer.

 

1) Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

Coming in as Ireland’s sexiest man is the legendary Castleknock native and Irish answer to Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell. Currently out on the promotional tour for his new movie Total Recall, Farrell is proving why he has stayed as the Irish male pin-up for years on end. With films such as Phone Booth, Alexander and a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a film for In Bruges, Farrell shows that he has the talent as well as the looks. And lets face it, everyone loves a bad boy. G’wan Colin you babe. ❤

Tom Daley’s “Girlfriend,” Who is Kassidy Cook??

Since the Olympics began Team GB Diver Tom Daley has peaked to ultimate pin-up status with his glowing tan, sparkling teeth and perfect abs. All this has culminated in “Tom Daley,” “Tom Daley Six-Pack” and”Does Tom Daley have a girlfriend?” being the most searched TD related items on the internet. Although no reports have been confirmed, I regret to inform the entire teenage population around the world that it would appear Tom is in a relationship, however I aim to provide you with all you need to know about 17-year-old Kassidy Cook who has stolen the heart of the 18-year-old Olympic Diver and British nation.
Tom Daley/ Kassidy Cook Girlfriend

Born in Florida and raised in Texas, Kassidy started diving at a young age where she met Tom at various diving competitions. Having missed out on a spot at the London Olympics due to a dislocated shoulder, Kassidy touched down in London following rumoured love interest Tom’s bronze medal performance at the Games to celebrate with friends.

Tom Daley Girlfriend Kassidy Cook
Rumours of a romance surfaced when Tom tweeted Cook wishing her a speedy recovery just before the Olympics began and Kassidy tweeting a picture of the pair when they were just 13-years-old. The rumour mill then went into overdrive when the American beauty attended the Lion King performance in Covent Garden on August 15th with Daley and tweeted a picture of the pair looking cosy after the play. The duo then hit London town following Tom’s A Level results being released in which he obtained a A in Spanish and Maths and an A* in Photography and were seen leaving the Funky Buddha hand in hand.

Along with the success of a good-looking international pin-up comes legions of fans and whether or not the reports that have been suggested are true, Miss Cook has already become a target for over-enthusiastic, protective and downright obsessive TD fans from around the world.

If you ask our opinion, fans need to calm down. Following the heat and over-publicized two weeks the athletes endured during the Olympics one can only imagine that what they do in their spare time in the weeks to follow to unwind and relax should stay their business without the intrusion of internet trolls on bitch patrol. However, we do await with interest more details of the cuteness that is the Tom/Kassidy relationship, which by the way, is still a better love story than Twilight :-P.
Tom Daley/ Kassidy Cook Girlfriend

Rihanna Talks Chris Brown With Oprah -“I Still Love Him…”

Rihanna Interview Oprah Winfrey
Pop-Princess Rihanna has opened up to Oprah about her tumultuous relationship with singer Chris Brown. The pair split after the Barbados beauty was brutally assaulted by Brown following an argument which broke out in a car park in the States back in 2009.

Ri-Ri tells Oprah in a new episode which aired in the U.S last night that she still loves Brown and even claims that he was “the love of her life.” Brown is currently dating Karrueche Tran. The “We Found Love” singer made the shock revelation to the millions of viewers who tuned into the airing stating:

“We love each other and we probably always will, and that’s not anything that we’re going to try to change.”

When asked about meeting the star now, Rihanna told Oprah “It’s awkward because I still love him… my stomach drops and I have to maintain this poker face and not let it get to the outer part of me. I have to maintain that and suppress it.”

The 24 year old beauty claims that the pair are “working on [their] friendship again” and “love each other and… probably always will.”
Rihanna/Chris Brown/Karreuche Tran

The revelations will without a doubt put Karreuche and Brown in an awkward position. Should she stick around? She will undoubtedly feel the pressure and with one of the most beautiful women in the world confessing her love for your man in front of millions of people, wouldn’t you too??

Olympic Divers Join List of Athletes to Sport Olympic Tattoos…

Tom Daley, Chris Mears and Sarah Barrow have joined the exclusive group of 2012 Olympic athletes to have the Olympic symbol tattooed on their bodies. The trio posted the picture on Twitter and Facebook with Daley tweeting “I finally have my Olympic tattoo…I will post a pic later!!!” with Barrow adding “So I got an Olympic tattoo :D”  

Tom Daley Olympic Tattoo
Sarah Barrow, Tom Daley and Chris Mears

Their new ink means they follow in the footsteps of several athletes who have undergone the pain to commemorate the significance of their achievements in the global event.

Illya Kvasha of Ukraine sports the Olympic rings on her shoulder with American swimming gold-medalist Ryan Lochte displaying the tattoo on his arm à la Tom Daley and fellow Team USA swimmer Stephanie Rice with “Beijing 2008/London 2012” tattooed underneath her own version. Her parents are probably hoping she doesn’t make it to Rio 2016…

My favourite tattoo of all? Sarah Barrow. Right on the ribs, you go Glen Coco… Just remember kids, think before you ink!!

Stephanie Rice Tattoo
Team USA Stephanie Rice
Ukranian Olypic Tattoo
Illya Kvasha of Ukraine
Ryan Lochte Tattoo
Ryan Lochte Team USA

Robert Pattinson Speaks Out Following K-Stew Cheating Scandal…

Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis Premiere
It has only been three weeks since Kristen Stewart’s affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders brought an end to her long-term relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. But finally, R-Patz has come out of hiding to promote his new flick Cosmopolis and women across the world can relax… he is okay.

Over the past few days he has attended the New York premiere of the film, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and appeared on the Daily Show in America where he was offered “break-up” ice-cream by host Jon Stewart who quipped, “Are you all right? Is everything OK? I’m worried about you,” to which Pattinson wittily replied “My biggest problem in my life is I’m cheap, and I didn’t hire a publicist. I’m going to hire a publicist.”

In an interview with Showbiz Tonight,the 26-year old revealed that since his Twilight career began he has become accustomed to media scrutiny and worldwide coverage of his personal life adding “You start having a total disassociation.”

Well, having seen the pictures, R-Patz is looking great and has clearly put to bed rumours that he has been wallowing in misery and drowning his sorrows in booze following the split.

Good on you lad.

Olympic Divers 2012: They Just Wanna Make You Wet…

So yeah… the Olympics are great. Woooooooo everyone is so good at sport. Yay!!! No.

If you are a girl then over the past few weeks you’ve probably watched the events, read the tweets and pretended that you have any clue really as to whats been going on in the various events. You probably got a couple of days in, hung around for a bit of b-ball, soccer, mainly sports that you can identify with having been forced to play in the early years of your life when there was no make-up to sweat off or nail polish to chip. However, if you DO happen to be one of these girls and are finding these Olympics quite the bore then fear not!! Luckily for you there is a bright side to this never ending story of people exercising more in 3 minutes then you have ever done in your life. Keep Calm, Diving is Here. BUT, we don’t really care about the diving but more so the diverrrs. So ladies, put 50 Shades of Grey back on that shelf and let me introduce you to your eye-candy for the coming week…

1. Tom Daley

Tom Daley

I actually feel quite the creep writing this due to the fact that I was convinced he was 16. BUT according to Wikipedia Tom Daley is 18 and legal and therefore we can freely talk about his amazing stomach without feeling like a pedophile. The lad made his first Olympic appearance in Beijing four years ago and has burst back onto the Olympic scene this year with a brand new six-pack in his cooler. NOM. Unfortunately he does have a girlfriend but hey, us girls can dream…

(Although his diving partner Peter Waterfield doesn’t make our top 3, we can just stare at their amazing six-packs here instead…)
Tom Daley Six-pack

 

2.  Chris Mears

Chris Mears

Yet another Team GB Diver but we like to keep them close to home so it’s acceptable. 19-year-old Chris started diving when his Mum sent him to lessons due to the fact he couldn’t stop jumping around the house when he was younger…how cute!! Seriously challenges Tom Daley in the looks department and is just so, so beautiful. Enough said.

 

3. David Boudia

 

David Bouda

I dunno, maybe it’s just me, but I think this guy is really hot. David Boudia is a team USA diver. The 23-year-old and his diving partner Nick McCrory took home bronze in the synchronised diving at this years Olympics (that’s why I have an idea he exists.)

So there we have it, another Olympic day of being shallow has passed. If Fifty Shades isn’t getting you buzzed then try watching these three. Or maybe you could just pause the T.V when they appear. BBC promises it will leave you feeling soaking wet… because you’re watching the diving in HD obviously…