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Sam Diss

Sabotaging since 1 Jan 2012

Writer, editor, sporadic video-maker. Lives in Essex and likes good films, rubbish television and spending too much time on Twitter. Follow him on there, @SamDiss..

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Football

Arsenal Fans: Has Arsene Wenger Lost His F***king Mind?

You’ve got to be kidding me.

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Football

Will Schneiderlin To Choose Spurs Over Arsenal?

Will Arsenal pay the price for more Wenger stalling?

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Football

Isco To Liverpool: How Many Number 10s Does Rodgers Need?

This is like one of those Football Manager saves where you only buy CAMs and are out of a job by November…

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Football

Why Arsenal Signing James Milner Could Be A Brilliant Bargain

Forget the “Boring” James Milner stuff and look a little deeper…

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Film

Eight Shit Movies Made By Great Directors

Proof positive that we’re all capable of the odd (multi-million dollar) lapse in judgement…

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Music

Ghostface Killah Interview: Drugs, 1993 & Scarlett Johansson

The Wu-Tang don tells us why he might just quit rap to go feed “poor people and shit”.

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Football

If Arsenal Can’t Sign Balotelli Then Arsene Must Go

Wenger better get ready to put on his ‘signing shoes’ because if he wastes another transfer window in the summer his time might just be up…

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Music

10 Forgotten West Coast Hip-Hop Classics

With summer beckoning, we dig through the crates and find some of the lesser-known jams from the sunny West Coast.

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Life

How Ricky Gervais Ruined Atheism For The Rest Of Us

He’s been desperately trying to impress his mate Dawkins by smugly peddling his anti-religious agenda for years – and frankly, it’s getting more than a little tiresome…

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Football

Man United: Forget Unlucky Rafael & Sign Colombian Santiago Arias

Sorry United fans, it’s time to dump the slightly-chubby Brazilian and get yourself an upgrade…

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Music

New Rapper Of The Week #3: Loyle Carner

Sod what you read, British hip-hop is going from strength-to-strength and South London rapper Loyle Carner will be at the heart of things…

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Music

New Rapper Of The Week #2: Dee$y

Put Drake on blast and check out some real Canadian hip-hop – a raspy voice, great production and not a whining autotuned chorus in earshot…

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Music

New Rapper Of The Week #1: $ulaiman

In the first of our new weekly features, we take a trip to Chicago for a less-heralded pal of Vic and Chance…

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Football

Man United Fans, Here’s 100 Reasons To Hate Liverpool

Yeah, we’re pretty sure both sets of fans will take a keen interest in this one…

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Football

Bojan Krkic: The Ex-Barça Prodigy That Liverpool Are Chasing

Fans have bemoaned Liverpool’s transfer form of late but the Reds look to rectify with the help of a former-Barça prodigy…

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Sport

The Professional Wrestler XI: Vince McMahon’s Newcastle Dream Team

With McMahon rumoured to be interested in buying the north-east club, we look at the wrestlers who could’ve made up a pretty damn good team…

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Football

Juve’s Caceres To Man United: Moyes Failed With Pogba, Might Score With Martin

Will Moyes break his Man United duck by signing someone who his side actually need?

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Football

Chelsea Have Been Offered A Swap: Diego Costa For Courtois, Very Exciting

A spectacular deal, sure – but is it one that’ll benefit Chelsea in the long run?

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Arsenal: Only One Player Was Worthy Of His Place Against Liverpool Yesterday

A terrible day at the office for Arsene as his side’s problems looked more apparent than ever…

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Football

West Ham: Why The FA Were Right To Not Overturn Carroll’s Red Card

Some might say our board have a reason to desperately go the legal route but it’s opening us (and the whole league) up to a whole world of trouble…

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Football

Spurs: Signing Flauvin Would Just Be Repeating The Same Mistakes Again

Reports suggest that Spurs want to mount another attack to sign the winger but that’d just leave Tim open to repeating AVB’s mistakes…

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Football

Cheick Tiote To Man United? Why Moyes Wants The Newcastle Hardman

That’s just what Moyes needs in midfield: a man for whom snapping into tackles and keeping the ball ticking over is just dialy routine. Sorry, Phil…

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Football

Spurs Were Offered Man United’s Nani, Politely Said “No Way”

Despite already having far too many wingers already, Moyes attempted to flog the Portuguese to North London (and was predictably unsuccessful…)

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Southampton: Osvaldo To Juventus – Will You Miss The Mercurial Hitman?

If you ask me, flogging the crazy Italian will prove costly for Pochettino…

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Football

Man United Given Hope As Pep Admits Kroos Could Leave Bayern

Moyes is looking to buy German but the Reds have as much chance of this one happening as they have of Cleverley sprouting wings…

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Football

Atleti Wizard Arda Turan To Liverpool? Not If Man City Get There First…

Liverpool will want to sign someone this window and who better than the Turkish playmaker? Trouble is, City have the readies to sign whoever they please…

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Football

Man United: Just Sign Ever Banega & Pretend Cleverley Never Existed

Skilful, feisty and blessed with superb technique, the Argentine regista would be the perfect solution to Moyes’ midfield issues…

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Football

Fernando: Man United Likely To Beat Liverpool To Signing Porto Destroyer

The fancied Porto destroyer might well be on his way to the north-west but which grumpy manager will he end up playing for?

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Football

Saúl Ñíguez to Liverpool? Here’s Why They Want To Beat Man United To ‘New Busquets’

Liverpool can’t afford to keep missing out on targets and the classy Rayo Vallecano star should be high up on their list of priorities…

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Football

Arsenal ‘Interested’ In Southampton’s Lambert: Nope. Nuh-uh. No Way, Jose

Someone asked Arsene if he was going to sign Big Rickie – he, unsurprisingly, politely declined…

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Football

Max Kruse To Man United? Moyes Has Been Scouting Him, It’s Easy To See Why

Manchester United aren’t very good at the moment so they’re looking to sign a player who is playing terrifically right now – sounds simple, right?

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Football

Rômulo To Liverpool: Rodgers Needs The Brazilian To Keep Gerrard Going

Lucas is on his way out so meet the man Rodgers wants to protect Gerrard in the heart of Liverpool’s midfield…

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Football

West Ham Might’ve Just Signed Nocerino (But Don’t Hold Your Breath)

Big Sam teases fans with the idea of quality knowing that we’ll probably just end up getting Stelios out of retirement or something…

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Music

Bishop Nehru & 9 More Slept On Rappers You Need In Your Life

Forget Drake, leave Lil’ Wayne well alone and check out these ten rappers who are still putting out tremendous shit without you even noticing…

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TV

Archer: The Best Show On TV Is A Weird Cartoon About Drunk Spies

The worn-out cliché of ‘It’s a cartoon for grown-ups’ barely even covers an endlessly inventive show chocked full of jokes about anal sex. Best on TV? I’d say so.

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Football

West Ham: Allardyce Sent That Team Out To Lose & Revelled In The Bloodbath

He sent those boys out to lose and then revelled in the subsequent blood bath – if Sam was any kind of man he’d walk away immediately…

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Funny

Call Off The Search: The Best Name Ever Has Been Found

All hail the owner of World’s Best Name…

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Football

West Ham: Big Sam Is A Festering Wound That Is Killing Our Beloved Academy

Instead of allowing Sam to waste another window on over-priced has-beens we need to amputate the dinosaur boss and promote from within – or else…

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Football

West Ham: Sack Clueless Allardyce & Never Play Nolan Up Front Again

Signing Carroll could haunt us forever. Allardyce might be the 13th highest paid manager in THE WORLD, but he ain’t worth s*** to me…

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Life

8 Very Specific Things I Hate About The London Underground

Commuting on the London Underground can be hell on Earth but everyone knows how annoying packed trains are. I have far more specific grievances…

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Food and Drink

The Running Horse, Mayfair: Beer, Boar & More Off Bond Street

Tucked away in a back alley near Bond Street, deep in the heart of West London, lies some of the best meat and drink you’re likely to come across. You should go.

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Football

West Ham: Play Maïga, Diame Up Top & Drop Nolan To Avoid Relegation

Big Sam is no tactical genius and his transfer policy has bordered on diabolical but we’re still only a few tweaks away from safety…

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Music

Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle: 20 Years On, A Look Back At The Classic Album

As one of rap’s greatest albums reaches its second century, I look back and marvel at just how much has changed since LBC in 1993…

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Music

Biggie Killed Hip-Hop: How Big Poppa Ruined An Entire Genre

He was the greatest rapper of all time, but I think Biggie eventually did more harm than good…

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Football

Julian Brandt: The German Wünderkind Chelsea Are Fighting Bayern To Sign

Chelsea look set to sign one of the hottest prospects in German football on a free next summer so check out this video to see what he’s all about…

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Music

Pusha T’s My Name Is… Encapsulates All That’s Wrong With Hip-Hop

The ‘leak’ of one of the most anticipated rap albums of the year disappoints and only serves as another cautionary tale from a genre in a tailspin…

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Food and Drink

Five Reasons To Try Beer & Sausages At Knightsbridge’s Bar Boulud

With some of the finest beer and ground meat I’ve ever sampled, prepare your tastebuds as I give you five reasons why you need to visit Knightsbridge’s finest new eatery…

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Funny

The Best Halloween Costume Ever

We hope someone at ASDA is taking notes…

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Football

Do The Henry: Arsenal Legend Expresses Frustration Via Medium Of Dance

Thierry’s unexpected twerk will be sure to take the internet (and Ashburton Grove) by storm…

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Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry As A Woman: Would You?

Arsenal fans: time to put Henry’s legendary status to the test…

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Football

Why Liverpool Misfit Jonjo Shelvey Can Be World Class At Swansea

Talented, unpredictable and one of the most divisive talents in English football, I think Shelvey would be a perfect pick to take to Brazil in 2014…

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TV

X Factor 2013 Week 3.2: Nick MacDonald Is A Star & Kingsland Bring Apocalypse

Fake reggae, rubbish bands and a glimmer of genuine talent – last night’s X Factor was a relative return to form…

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TV

X Factor 2013 Week 3: RIP The Great British Eccentric

The talent show genre reaches a new low as the dystopian level of talent in the X Factor becomes ever more apparent in last night’s episode..

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TV

X Factor 2013 Week 2.2: A Yodelling Twat Can’t Save Arena Auditions

The show’s format change has removed all of the crazy people from half the audition process and with it, all of the fun…

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TV

X Factor 2013 Week 2: Bring Back The Warblers

The second week gave us a potentially murderous man who makes love to his pet, Louie breaking down with emotion, and a handful of half decent singers, but where have the warblers gone?

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Football

Spurs: Ever Wonder How Wenger Managed To Sign Ozil? Well…

Arsenal fans can’t believe their luck but there might not have been much ‘luck’ about it…

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Music

Why Kendrick Lamar’s Verse On Control Will Change Rap

Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar sent the internet into overdrive with his verse on Big Sean’s Control and here’s why it will change rap for the better…

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Sex

Tinder: The Sex App That Will Change Online Dating

The world is not short of dating websites but with the introduction of Tinder, a dangerous precedent may have been set…

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Film

Jesse Eisenberg Has The Most Awkward Interview Ever

The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg manages to COMPLETELY misjudge flirting and only succeeds in having the world’s most awkward interview.

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Football

5 Technical Players West Ham Have To Sign In The Summer

After a few shaky spells West Ham’s safety in the Premier League looks secured for another season, here’s the players who could help both the style and that difficult season…

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Football

Luis Suarez: Keane, Diouf & 5 Bans That Should Have Been Longer

With Luis Suarez today being handed a massive ten game ban for having a nibble at Branislav Ivanovic, we have a quick look at some of the Premier League’s worst offenders who got off lighter.

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Video Games

FIFA 13: The 5 Most Infuriating Things About EA’s Masterpiece

I’ve lost months of my life playing the last FIFA and I love it. But these things really get my goat…

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Football

West Ham Fans Have To Grow Up And Accept A Physical Approach Is Best

There was a mixed reaction from fans when Allardyce joined, but for West Ham to make progress, they have to play to their strengths and forget the West Ham way…

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Music

How The Knife Dived Headfirst Up Their Own Arse

The Swedish electro-weirds have just dropped their fourth album, and true to form it’s a tricky, often indigestible, collection…

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Music

Ghostface Killah: Twelve Reasons to Die Reviewed

The Wu-Tang master sensei is back, this time with help from Adrian Younge. Twelve Reasons to Die is a risky horror-western concept album. But does the original twist stand up as a hip hop classic?

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Music

To Kill A King On Guerilla Gigs & Not Being Coldplay

The orch-folk band have just released their first album, and take a lot of pleasure in being a bit different…

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Music

Johnny Marr Live: A True British Great Who Will Not Go Quietly

The former Smiths axe-man released a popular album this year, and live is as arresting a proposition as ever…

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Music

The Top 5 Outdated Rap Lyrics

Referencing pop-culture probably seemed like a good idea at the time but, in retrospect, it can make things end up sounding hilariously quaint…

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Music

Woodkid: From Lana Del Ray Videos To Superstar Solo Artist

He’s most well-known for making the iconic ‘Blue Jeans’ promo, but with his new album is poised to find his own success in front of camera…

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Music

Kanye West Live: Some Cruel Summer in Cold Winter

Bombastic, bolshie, but still brilliant, Kanye West played a massively over-priced one-off gig at the Hammersmith and I was there to take in the god-king’s “wisdom”…

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Music

Yo La Tengo: Your Favourite Band’s Favourite Band

They are hailed as indie darlings the world over, and their new album only solidifies this status…

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Music

Emeli Sandé: From Critics’ Choice to Public Enemy

From the high of bookending Olympics’ Ceremonies, to the low of dreaded X Factor live shows, Emeli Sandé has gone from Critics’ Choice to Public Enemy in one rollercoaster year.

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Lists

5 More American Sitcoms You Need To Watch (But Have Probably Never Heard Of)

Bored of the lack of interesting sit-coms on television? Can’t bare to see Miranda fall over again? Then have no fear, because these great American sitcoms will have you bursting at the sides…

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TV

Is Derren Brown Himself The Placebo of Fear and Faith?

Derren’s latest stunt sees him trick people into forgetting fear, but is it just his TV personality that makes the magic happen?

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Lists

The Best New York Rap Discoveries of 2012

After many years of ignominy and anonymity, 2012 has been something of a renaissance for NY rap. Here’s a run-down of our top five discoveries coming out of NY this year…

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Music

Cat Power- Sun: It’s Like She’s Never Been Away

The follow-up to The Greatest has been 6 years in the making for Power; how does it shape up to her previous releases?

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Music

The Vaccines – Come Of Age: Britain’s Biggest Indie Band Grow Up (A Bit)

Their first record arrived in a storm of hype, and they’ve since played every festival and venue in the country, but can their second album prove they are more than just 1-shot wonders?

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Music

Jessie J Live Review: “Pop Music As It’s Supposed To Be”

She’s slowly making her name as the UK Queen of Pop, but would she deliver live on the promise of her early singles?

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Football

Five Things We Learned From Wrestlemania 28

The biggest night of the wrestling calendar came and went with memorable moments and many lame ducks. Today’s WWE is in a state of turmoil, perfectly exhibited at Wrestlemania XXVIII.

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People

In Defence Of Kony Flasher Jason Russell

Sending chills down the spine of every young male, the plight of Jason Russell, co-founder of the plucky Invisible Children organisation, proves once and for all: there is no safe haven for masturbators.

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Film

10 Comedy Tweets That Saved The Oscars

With Billy Crystal going through the same old motions and Sacha Baron-Cohen ejected, it was left to the Twittersphere to rescue The Oscars…

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TV

Channel 101: The Unavoidable Future Of Comedy

Sick of network shite that fails to hit the straps with a massive budget? Then check out Channel 101, the most democratic comedy website and film festival you’ll read about this year…

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TV

5 American Sitcoms You Need To Watch (But Have Probably Never Heard Of)

Tired of bemoaning the lack of interesting sit-coms on television? Think they don’t make them like they used to? Ready to shoot yourself in the face if you see Miranda Hart win another award? Then have no fear… There are options out there, if you can find them…

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Football

7 Things We Learnt From Royal Rumble XXV

Sheamus was last man standing on a night that saw Big Show drop some WMDs, but what else did we learn from the WWEs second-biggest event on the calendar?

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Music

Introducing Childish Gambino

A dingy, cramped Shoreditch basement: the appropriately titled CAMP was the perfect venue for self-effacing hipster rapper Childish Gambino in his first London gig upon releasing his first album Camp.

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Film

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The 2012 Oscar Nominations

The nominations have been announced! Collect your gowns from the dry cleaners, dust down that tuxedo, it’s time for this year’s Oscars . . .

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People

When Schtick Comes Unstuck: The Rise And Fall Of Ricky Gervais

He’s been known to hail himself as “Britains Best Comedian” and at one time he might have been right, but the years have not been kind to Ricky Gervais and now his jokes have become predictable and flat.

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Music

Don’t Believe The Hype: From Lana Del Rey to Tyler The Creator

I have failed to fall under the Lana Del Rey spell… she might have bags of mystique but to me she’s dead behind the eyes. Sick of the social-media created music stars, I’m wading through the hype to try and find the music.

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