I hereby name you ‘film star’

Following on from Clair’s “stupid kids’ names” post earlier this week, I spotted a billboard poster for the new Philip Pullman adaptation The Golden Compass* Walking past this billboard, I was looking at the star names appearing in the movie. And one name in particular stood out: ‘Dakota Blue Richards’. Yup, this is the girl who plays Lyra Belacqua in […]

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You must be Henry!

I’ve never actually tried this to someone’s face, but I’ve often thought it must be possible to guess a person’s name by simple observing them for a few minutes. I experienced just such a moment on holiday. We were staying in a relatively posh country hotel that was obviously not going to be occupied by the likes of your Shazzers […]

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No, Charlotte, we were there first

Charlotte Church is reported to be fuming that Myleene Klass has called her newly-born daughter Ava, claiming it was her idea. The Welsh warbler has been conspicuous by her absence from the world of celebrity in the past few months, while Myleene worked right up till the last minute, going into labour directly after presenting BBC’s The One Show. The […]

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