PUBLISHED: 17:46 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:46 18 September 2018 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Howard the Duck © Studio / Produzent Archant Do you agree with our list of some of the worst films ever made? Fifty Shades of Grey © Universal Pictures SwitzerlandLast week, having been lured into the world of streamed telly, I found myself watching painstakingly realistic mockumentary, The Disaster Artist. James Franco produced, directed and starred in the bizarre, almost-too-crazy-to-be true tale of wannabe actor Gregg Sestero, who found himself the most unusual kinship in Tommy Wisseau – a strange chap of indeterminate age and nationality. Together they brought to the screen Tommy’s self-penned tale, The Room - so bad it was quite literally laughed out of theatres. It became the stuff of legends, achieving cult status, and as I watched the scenes unravel (including a Marlon Brando-esque screech from Franco as Tommy “you’re … [Read more...] about Are these some of the worst films of all time?
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“YOU could always move in and share it,” whispers the baronet. It is 3pm on a Monday and I’m in bed with a 72-year-old man who is tickling me with an ostrich feather. This is one of the most surreal assignments of my professional life. But this episode is just another day in the bizarre life of former shipping magnate Sir Benjamin Slade — arguably Britain’s oldest and most eligible divorcee. He is desperately, and very publicly, searching for the perfect “fertile” woman to bear him an heir. For the past six years he has been running an ad imploring suitable ladies to come forward for the “job”, which includes running his estate. But despite “many approaches”, he remains very much single. Which is why I find myself in his ridiculously opulent bedroom. Just what is stopping this charismatic and wealthy aristocrat — reportedly worth £20million — from finding true love? He says: “I put an ad out for … [Read more...] about Sun writer’s bizarre date with 72-year-old millionaire aristocrat Sir Benjamin Slade who’s after a girl to provide an heir
In hotel rooms around the world, there's a handful of things your room will have when you check-in - shampoo, soap, a hairdryer and a copy of the Gideons Bible. But there are calls to have them removed. A Pew Research survey in 2006 showed that 95 percent of US hotels had a bible on-hand next to the bed. However, a survey from the same organisation in 2017 said that number had dropped to 79 percent, with "millennial apathy" being blamed for the decrease. Recently, Travelodge in the UK removed bibles from all of their hotel rooms across the country. They said having a bible no longer reflected Britain's "multicultural society". The Church of England described the Travelodge decision as 'tragic' and 'bizarre'. Taking things a little further, the Damson Dene Hotel - also in the UK - replaced its copies of the bible with copies of Fifty Shades of Grey. Gideons International was set up in 1899 and since then has distributed free copies of the bible across the world. The most common … [Read more...] about Is it time to take Gideons Bibles out of hotel rooms?
A Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired event will feature as part of Irvine’s annual book festival. Tidelines was launched at the Harbour Arts Centre last week with a variety of events being unveiled to the public for the festival which will take place from September 27 to September 30. Fifty Shades of Fiction promises to be an evening of cocktails, fun and naughty readings, hosted by Nippy Nora (parlour maid extraordinaire), author Gordon Brown and Claire Gray Wilson, who plays Sinead in Still Game. The event – for over 18s – will celebrate the erotic romance novel on Friday, September 28, from 6pm to 7.30pm at Puffers Cafe with tickets priced at £12. The ticket price includes two free cocktails. But the weekend gets underway on Thursday, September 27, with the very aptly named band, Tide Lines playing the HAC. The four-piece’s debut single ‘Far Side of the World’ charted higher than Beyonce, Coldplay and Adele and tickets are priced at … [Read more...] about Irvine book festival to include 50 Shades of Grey themed night
Bill Holderman, 100 mins, starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson There have been plenty of raunchy old men films, sclerotic efforts like Last Vegas (in which OAPs led by Michael Douglas run amok in the bright light city) or The Bucket List, in which Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman went around the world. It’s only fair that women of a certain age should be allowed to behave badly too. Book Club certainly provides them with that opportunity. In the film, a very distinguished cast of four venerable actresses, Jane Fonda (now 80), Diane Keaton (a sprightly 72), Candice Bergen (also 72) and Mary Steenburgen (a mere 65), play the sex-starved grannies. They've been friends for years and have formed a book club. The novel they’re getting started on now is, of course, Fifty Shades Of Grey. Read more Book Club clip sees Jane Fonda and friends go wild for Fifty Shades The women’s romantic lives are … [Read more...] about Book Club review: A dip in the careers of its venerable stars