Friday, 29 May 2009

Girls Aloud Are Officially The Richest Reality TV Show Stars

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Pop babes Girls Aloud have notched up another No1 – in the reality TV rich list.

Since finding fame on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, Sarah Harding, 27, Cheryl Cole, 25, Nicola Roberts, 23, Kimberley Walsh, 27, and Nadine Coyle, 23, have amassed a £25million fortune with hits such as Sound Of The Underground.

But who else is a top telly earner?

2 Will Young £12.5million Age: 30
Since winning Pop Idol seven years ago, all four of his albums have charted well.

3 Leona Lewis £10million Age: 24
She won The X Factor in 2006 and her career has zoomed into the stratosphere.

4 Jade Goody £8million 1981–2009
Won hearts of British public back in 2002 when she entered the Big Brother house.

5 Myleene Klass £7.5million Age: 31
Won Popstars in 2001 with Hear’Say and is now a top presenter and M&S TV ad star.

6 Gareth Gates £6.5million Age: 24
Runner-up to Will Young in Pop Idol, he is now star of Joseph on West End stage.

7 Paul Potts £5million Age: 38
Former Carphone Warehouse manager won Britain’s Got Talent in 2007.

8 Craig Phillips £5million Age: 37
Won first Big Brother in 2000. Has steady income from TV and public appearances.

9 Lemar £4million Age: 31
Third place on Fame Academy in 2002. Has now sold over two million albums.

10 Jane McDonald £3.5million Age: 46
Sailed to fame on The Cruise and appeared in Las Vegas. Now a star of Loose Women.

11 Liberty X £3million
Michelle Heaton, 28, and gang had 10 hit singles and sold over a million albums. Split in 2007.

12 Brian Dowling £2.5million Age: 30
Won second Big Brother in 2001. Later voted most popular BB winner ever.

13 Ben Fogle £2million Age: 35
Leapt to fame in BBC Castaway 2000. Now a top presenter of countryside series.

14 Kym Marsh £1.8million Age: 32
Hit the big time with Hear’Say. Now earns £100,000 a year in Coronation Street.

15 Suzanne Shaw £1.4million Age: 27
Another refugee from Hear’Say. Appeared in stage shows and won Dancing On Ice.

16 Abigail Clancy £1.25million Age: 23
Second on Britain’s Next Top Model. But is now one of UK’s top glamour babes.

17 Charlotte Hobrough £1.2million Age: 33
Won £1million prize in first series of Survivor. Ex-policewoman has now rejoined force.

18 Chantelle Houghton £1million Age: 25
Won Celebrity Big Brother in 2006 – after entering house as the only non-celeb.

19 Jonny Gibb £1million Age: 38
Ex-policeman Jonny won second series of Survivor. Now works as a personal trainer.

20 Darius Danesh £900,000 Age: 28
Lost out on Popstars and Pop Idol, but had big-selling album and star roles on stage.

Obama Censors Photographs Of Alleged Prisoner Sexual Abuse And Rape

Photographs of alleged prisoner abuse which Barack Obama is attempting to censor include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse.

Iraq prison abuse: Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'

At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.

Detail of the content emerged from Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who conducted an inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.

Allegations of rape and abuse were included in his 2004 report but the fact there were photographs was never revealed. He has now confirmed their existence in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.

The graphic nature of some of the images may explain the US President’s attempts to block the release of an estimated 2,000 photographs from prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan despite an earlier promise to allow them to be published.

Maj Gen Taguba, who retired in January 2007, said “These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency. The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.”

In April, Mr Obama’s administration said the photographs would be released and it would be “pointless to appeal” against a court judgment in favour of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

So where are the pictures? I certainly don't have any desire to see them and I don't think they should be published in the public domain. They should, however, be handed over to the appropriate authorities so the guilty parties can be charged with these horrific crimes they committed against these Iraqi people.

These 'soldiers' are there to do a job, a job they readily agreed to when they signed the dotted line after applying for it. This doesn't give them the right to rape and assault women and men as and when they please.

America should be seen to punish these people or face the consequences. If anyone did this to any of my family members I'd make sure they paid for it!!

Phil Spector Gets 19 Years

Phil Spector, the music producer, has been sentenced to 19 years to life behind bars after being found guilty last month of murdering an actress at his mansion six years ago

Phil Spector sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for Lana Clarkson murder
Phil Spector and his attorney Dennis Riordan listen to the sentencing Photo: AP

Spector, 69, who created the famed "Wall of Sound" recording technique during the 1960s, was convicted of killing Lana Clarkson, best known for her role in cult 1985 film "The Barbarian Queen".

Although the mandatory sentence is 15 years to life, Alan Jackson, the deputy district attorney, argued Spector should face an additional four years for personal use of a gun in the crime.

He pleaded not guilty to murdering Lana Clarkson, best known for her role in cult 1985 film "The Barbarian Queen", who was found slumped in a chair with a gunshot wound to the head in the foyer of Spector's castle-like home on February 3 2003, only hours after meeting the producer for the first time at the nightclub where she worked.

During Spector's retrial, defence lawyers said the 40-year-old, whose career had stalled at the time of her death, had killed herself.

But five female acquaintances testified that Spector had threatened them at gunpoint in incidents dating back to the 1970s.

Spector's former chauffeur also gave damaging evidence, telling jurors that on the night of the shooting, his employer had emerged from a doorway clutching a pistol in a bloodied hand, saying: "I think I killed somebody."

Only weeks before Clarkson's killing, Spector gave a rare interview to the Daily Telegraph, in which he described himself as "relatively insane".

Female Porn (This Is What All Us Girls Fantasise About)

Yes indeed, this is heaven.

Click the thumbs for full
size image guys and see
what we girls want.

The Amazing Paper Art Of Simon Schubert

All of the artwork you can see below is done
by a guy named Simon Schubert.

It is done purely by folding the paper, and
does not involve any rubbings are embossing
of any kind.

I found it to be quite fascinating.

Click the thumbnails to see full size and be amazed.