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Lady Gaga mulls new fragrance smelling of ‘blood and semen’

Possibly not one for your mother then on her birthday. Fashion sheet Fashionista reports that the ‘nose’ hired to produce big-selling popstress Lady Gaga’s first fragrance is considering one based on the above two ingredients. Now this may just be ...

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The big News of the World scandal isn’t the phone hacking it’s the Establishment cover-up

And the cover-up embraces News International journalists, its managers (many of whom are former hacks) and the very highest levels of ultimate owner News Corporation whose senior executives, including one R. Murdoch, were hardly unaware of the prevailing culture at ...

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Facebook ups stakes in local game by buying Seattle start-up Rel8tion

Blimey there’s horrible name for you. Anyway, undeterred obviously, Facebook has bought Rel8tion, an embryo local online advertising specialist, to help its drive to point more of its 500m plus users to local shops and services. Local sales are increasingly ...

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Sky Sports sacking Andy Gray is well out of order – have the Muppets taken over at Sky and News Corporation?

Sky Sports veteran football analyst Andy Gray has been sacked for making some mildly disobliging remarks about female line runner Sian Massey (his co-host Richard Keys was rather ruder and keeps his job). The clincher for Gray seems to have ...

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Fru Hazlitt sets out her post-Gary Digby sales agenda for ITV

New ITV marketing boss Fru Hazlitt has been telling the Financial Times (registration required) how she intends to “wean” ITV away from its reliance on 30-second commercials (“hideously cyclical”) and make it the UK’s pre-eminent “marketing platform.” This apparently means ...

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POM Wonderful juice gets its very own movie courtesy of Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock

There’s a brave pomegranate juice provider, POM Wonderful is sponsoring Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary about product placement, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. So now it’s become POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. Spurlock, whose ...

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