Long pointed bow; drop down bow ramp. The debate is largely about who is the true heir to that Early Medieval nation. The cook may have gotten too drunk on whiskey while preparing it. Northern valley Northerner Northerner has meat and dessert with pin-up Northerner's brief stay at a hotel in Paris? So much so, we're not quite sure where herself and Brian call home.
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But then again folks, fashion never sleeps. Yesterday we got the first previews of the Brown Thomas Autumn Winter collections with the likes of new gal Li-Ann Small from Distinct Model Management showing us all what's in store We're in unchartered territory folks as far as weather goes.
Over a week of glorious uninterrupted sunshine, it's nearly got to the stage where we're taking it all for granted. Like, we've even sent our factor smothered snappers out to the beach where all the best action seems to be at That Marker Hotel is fast becoming the 'in' place in the city to be seen folks.
We're hearing very good things. Yesterday we staked out the hip joint like the good paps that we are and spotted a whole bunch o' celeb types, some doing The Apprentice thang Shout The Musical opened at The Tivoli last week bringing waves of Sixties nostalgia loaded with fashion and music from the swingingest of decades.
We're happy to report Ireland's most fashion-zany weather woman Jean Byrne was there, dressed very appropriate for the era. Saying that, she was probably just wearing the first thing that fell out of her infamous wardrobe It's almost that time of the year once again folks. All the new Miss Irelandites got rolled out in front of our snappers yesterday at Buck Whaleys for a preview of their loveliness. A bumper crop for , a vintage year we think you'll find They're shining a much needed light for children and celebrating their 10th anniversary doing so.
This year has seen the CARI charity put its fashion foot forward with some big glitzy shows. There's no denying that our very own Amanda Byram has taken the TV presenting world by storm over the past decade or so with her unique brand of cheeky Irish charisma and beauty in bags. Well folks, Everleigh Garden can thank the once controversial smoking ban for moving operations outside and creating a whole new Dublin club vibe. We wuz there for Ladies' Night this week Those crazy Cannonballers are about to get together once again for the annual Run.
Petrol-heads and busty babes combine for three days every August, all in the name of fast flash motors. She's the hottest property we have out in Hollywoodland at the moment, winning every big role there is for a fresh-faced innocent. You'd have to be living under a sound-proof rock not to know Rihanna was hanging out in Dublin over the weekend gone. It seemed like every club in town was having an after-concert-after-party.
We made it to three such venues, our Ri-Ri even made an appearance at one If like us you're a big fan of the zombie movie genre, well folks, things just even zombier. And if that wasn't drama enough for you we had Tallafornia former love birds at the Irish Premiere last night, with one of them showing off a new bit of eye-candy The weather gave us four seasons every ten minutes and yet it was still a rather tasty weekend. Over at the lovely Iveagh Gardens we had another year of culinary delights, festive fare, and gorgeous Glenda with the Taste of Dublin They may be sadly down a member but the Boyzone boyz went back to where it all started last night when they recorded a 'For One Night Only' special with Gay Byrne to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
We're so excira right now some wee just escaped We have a bone to pick with Reality TV show makers and telecasters is that a thing? According to those in the know, Angela Scanlon is a presenter, fashion writer and stylist on the up And you gotta have an edge folks. All we know is she's a hot ginger Irish gal with attitude and freckles in buckets, last night we caught up with her good self at the 'Alex And Ani' launch in Arnotts Ireland and sunny weather don't usually belong in the same sentence so we're all chuffed to bits and trying to rock 'pasty paddy in the sun' chic.
This week we spotted a few familiar faces trying to navigate early summer fashion and Dublin in the sun Of course, The Glenda and a few other ShowBiz. Good news - we hear she's landed a right decent nixer here in Dublin. Well folks, it seems 80s nostalgia is right back in style at Movies at Dundrum. Popcorn is vegan-friendly, right? Happy to say, our Jimbob was back to his old self when judged Miss Vanilla at Vanilla Nightclub last weekend with a few other likely lads Fashion and charity go hand in hand in this town folks, those shrewd stylistas like to mix the two so those without get something from those with.
Ever since the Conor Buckley fella leant his midas-touch to the newly opened Madison Nightclub on Wicklow Street the place has been choc-a-bloc folks. It's a favourite charity for ladies that like to lunch and one of our favourites too folks. But at least we had a few sexy models on hand and a classic Ford Escort RS One of the great Irish model agency traditions is the annual glam Christmas Party folks, as sure as Santa himself. Rochie's gals hit Harry's on the Green for some Summer Lovin' last weekend It was a pretty busy weekend folks here at the Biz of Show.
They nearly fooled us by having it in the very same location as last year's bash, but you can't out-fox a foxy fox, as they say Ever want to know what it would feel like to walk around in Glenda Gilson's or Amy Huberman's glam clothes? Well, you no longer have to swipe gear off their washing lines folks. You can now get their garbs at the very reasonable price with the 'Buy My Dress' campaign Irish broadcasting ledge Gerry Ryan may be gone but he's most certainly living on through his talented tribe of ShowBizzy kids.
And of course, there was a few other Ryaners in the crowd cheering her on We're big fans of old footage of Johnny Giles doing twinkle toes on the soccer pitch. Hey, we even dig how his eyebrows dance on screen during his punditry. But seeing the former footie star doing his thing on the dance-floor? Well, that's another matter.
Well now, well now. The Voice of Ireland wrapped-up last night with the talented Keith Hanley walking away as victor.
And in true music industry style, the cast and crew hit the town for the traditional wrap-party. Even our Kelly Mongan tagged along despite being a tad past her due-date But after a few half shandies, a bit of bop, and all that VIP razzmatazz - a good few of the gorgeous guests let it all hang out folks. Witness, after the VIPs It was anything but That's right, it felt like a far bigger much brassier and more bodacious affair than ever before at The Marker Hotel.
Here is a mere fraction of all the lovely gunas rocking the red carpet last weekend Yet it all went a bit 80s last weekend when she rocked a modern day twist on the dreaded Perm. There's a novel new way to fund films folks. We're talking table quizzes. That's right, the aul knees-up down the boozer with a few teams with funny names like The Cupid Stunts answering questions is a shrewd way of getting seed-money to get your wee flick moving.
Here at the ShowBizness of Irelandness we like to keep our eye on what's coming next, so you'll always find us checking out what those student types are up to. Prepare To Be Broody Now, we don't normally run photos of babies and all that girlie stuff but after TV3 presenter Anna Daly introduced her baby Euan to us outside Mothercare yesterday we just went all goo-goo-gooey.
It has taken a while but finally The Late Late has developed an edge folks. Turns-out the boys can talk as good as they mix their martial arts She's doing a bit of the aul shoe design. Now, what with her being the busiest human being in Ireland, we don't understand where she got the time to produce a full range of exquisite Bourbon shoes for women She must have Elves If you happen down by the Lord Edward Street direction you might find yourself in 15th century France folks for TV movie 'Reign' is currently shooting at Christ Church.
They fight like their Da does, do the Irish dancin', and wear the double denim. What with all her fancy hobnobbing over in that London and other far flung places, we don't get to see too much of Georgia Salpa these days. Sure, we fell-out a few times over the years but what family doesn't? Well, The Salpa was home last night chowing down the finest Thai grub at Koh Restaurant with her model mates They've been a hot ShowBiz couple about the town for a while yet Daniella Moyles and Dara Quilty have flown under the radar by keeping it all on the D.
Our favourite time of the year, Beauty Pageant Season has kicked off folks and we couldn't be happier. When does a joke stop being funny folks? A millisecond after the people it's taking the piss out of get in on it. Indie Pendence Days are coming to Cork this summer folks but don't worry, we won't need Will Smith to get us out of an intergalactic overlord suppression type scenario.
It's only a mere month away from the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards folks, and all of the favourites are already out being uber stylish on a daily basis, looking to scoop-up one of those coveted prizes. Yesterday we went for a slap-up breakfast with some of the top style contenders on South William Street where ner a greasy spoon fry-up was consumed by anyone Between all the gaiety, blood, boozin' and tears there was actually a few hip young popstaresque celebrity types in town over Paddy's weekend folks.
We had the likes of One Direction, Girls Aloud and Carrie Underwood knocking around this rather green-around-the-gills city Has anyone noticed the high number bikini clad photocalls in the papers this week with a St Patrick's Day theme? We're not complaining or anything but we're not quite sure Saint Paddy would have approved.
The ladies of Dublin took a rather long Diet Coke break yesterday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Diet Coke. Well, that's not strictly true folks. But the talented song and dance man didn't just leave it there folks, hell no. He hit Everleigh Garden for his gig afterparty, and even brought his very own drink As unlikely as it sounds folks, apparently our fav model-come-DJ Louise Kavanagh can't find herself a full-time fella in Dublin and we hear she's on an iPhone dating App finding a man.
We don't really know why our very own Samantha Mumba has dropped off the Pop radar over the past few years folks, but we've really missed the gal. Last weekend she made her live comeback at F. Some of the prettiest gals about town can be the meanest bad-asses when you hit them in the ring folks. Easter is coming folks and like all Christian holidays we have no idear what our traditions have to do with the actual Biblical event they represent. We don't know what's in the Dublin water of late folks, but everyone's having babies.
And we just found out that you can't have a baby without a Mammy who knew? He's the only Irish actor we know of who has a must-do-topless-scene clause written into every movie contract, but hey, we still love the bones of Eoin Macken. We have no idea what that is or if it's even an actual thing Big ShowBiz news day folks. Last night the man with nothing but tiger blood flowing through his veins showed up in Dublin with a wee porn star by his side. We're talking Charlie Sheen hanging out at the Slash concert When busty model Hazel O'Sullivan peers over her glasses and authoritatively says: We are starting to really get into MMA folks.
That's Mixed Martial Arts to all you non jiu-jitsu aficionados. You will have to forgive us folks, we're so excited that a small bit of wee just came out. There's a new night-time phenomenon sweeping the nation called Social Connections. Basically folks it's a mixture of mixing business with pleasure in a private party setting. Last weekend Dublin's social network landed in Krystle as entrepreneurial types sipped champers with model types DIT on a gentleman of taste and refinement at Dtwo.
Jockey to the oche, and the Crowned Prince was A favourite celebrity hangout hotel which has been off the radar for a while has refurbished and reopened. Thus, we have high hopes We're not too sure how to approach this one folks. Those Hardy Bucks with their sometimes-hit-sometimes-miss TV show have really upped the ante. Not content with their wee spot on the RTE they've only gone and upgraded to a full-length full-on movie. We're guessing they've got massive balls.
He is Ireland's latest hope out in that Hollywood, she's Limerick's latest hope up in the big lights of Dublin. Individually they are Jack Reynor and Madeline Mulqueen but to those in the know, and by that we mean us, they're collectively called 'Jaceline'.
Maybe it was the Valentines madness folks, but apart from the immensity of Cillian Murphy and Tim Roth, there were very few local celeb types at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Gala opening screening of 'Broken' last night. We had high hopes Most of Dublin's snappers looked on with envy as some steady handed lucky fellar fixed and tightened-up her suspender belt.
We're thinking the Paddy's Day Parade is gonna get a bit more Rio-esque in coming years what with all the uber hot Miss Carnival Ireland contestants sambaing around the place. Last weekend the very beautiful and rather shapely Adriana Vieira was crowned Miss Carnival Ireland What with every other Irish female on Twitter claiming to be a Stylist you would think that there might have been a few more hues on the gunas at The IFTAs.
Some style guru in-da-know obviously said "black is in this season" and hey prrresto most of our lovely ladies rocked out in black. Black is the new black. It's been a long time around these here parts since we've witnessed such a well attended party with ner a bit o' room to swing a cat.
Here is a mere selection of attendees Long time friend of ShowBiz. We've seen all sorts of crazy events organised for charity folks. But male hair waxing in a night club is a first for us. But then again, whatever gets punters to part with their few bob for the Lily Mae Trust is okay with us We keep saying it folks, there just aren't enough Miss contests in Ireland.
But still, we need more. Good news, here comes Miss Carnival Ireland She's Ireland's favourite sweetheart with the million dollar smile and curves in all the right places. Our Caroline Morahan aka C-Mo aint just a TV presenter and up-and-coming actress folks, she's also into the aul fashion as we saw when we spotted her doing a street-style shoot for her Littlewoods Ireland blog in Ranelagh yesterday The world's longest name film festival is gearing up for U2's favourite artist Guggi is back at it again folks.
His fascination with cup shaped objects continues to prevail in his art but it isn't losing him any fans going by the launch of his latest exhibition at the Kerlin Gallery on South Anne Street. They love being called WAGS, no really, they love it We always find the Miss Universe competition a tad biased folks.
It's supposed to represent the best Missuses from all corners of the Universe yet it's always held on Earth and an Earthling always seems to win. Even our own Adrienne Murphy didn't win this year, not surprising since she's outta this world It was probably the biggest Hollywood movie premiere we've had here in manys a year. The Davisons are so hot right now Oh dear, we may have inadvertently caused a wee storm in a B, C or D cup this week.
You see, we snapped all the guests at the entertainment. There was a wee nip-slip-up Katherine Lynch's Wagon's Den is back with a bang on Thursday nights folks and still as mental as it ever was. It's the glasses, chicks can't resist the glasses The very fabric of Irish society has been undermined in the past few recessionista years. The demise of the traditional cheese-tastic photocall is to blame. Fair play to that Brendan O'Connor fella folks.
The brave Saturday Night Show host took on some formidable women last weekend. He cleverly hid in his Da's shed, last place anyone would look. Anyhoo we nabbed Laurence Kinlan strolling down Grafton Street this week no probs.
Good news folks, that filthy mouthed wagon Katherine Lynch and her long suffering sidekick Brian Dowling are back to camp-up and kitsch-in your TV screens. Wagon's Den recorded its first show last night with the likes of Helen Flanagan propping up the couch And with all the general wedding fever in the air newlywed Vogue Williams was in the hot seat gushing about her fellar Brian McFadden It's only folks and as per usual it takes a wee while for the party scene to kick off round these here parts.
So this year's first post shall have a Christmas theme. We are pretty sure we didn't die during the whole apocalypse thing but hey, what do we know? We celebrated life on They brought us the likes of Fade Street, Celebrity Salon, and Dublin Housewives yet instead of being locked up for crimes against television the Straywave crew were out last night celebrating their Christmas party. Is there no justice in this country, well, is there? Plus, lots of model types turned out to support our very own Nadia Forde on stage giving it some of the aul: More good news this Festive Season folks, former BScene model agency business partners have become civil partners with a romantic yuletide reception at The Clyde Court Hotel.
It's our favourite time of the year again folks, yup, the Model Agency Christmas party season All our top motts wot model in the one place at the one time. First out of the starter blocks this year was Assets at Bucks Townhouse. We couldn't be happier folks. Ireland's top catwalk model Sarah Morrissey has only gone and got herself all engaged to long time beau Pat Jennings Junior over in that New York.
We caught up with the cute couple and their humongous diamond at the Excellence in Sport Awards this week Remember that whole TV3 Celebrity Salon reality show a few months back folks? We do too, although the counselling is starting to help. Well, the good people behind the show have opened a pop-up Christmas salon for all you lovely ladies to get all dollied-up for the Festive Season while hanging out with fabloosh slebs We've not been loving The Late Late this season folks, it's starting to feel a tad dated and dusty.
Saying that, last Friday's show was back on point with Fair City stunner Vivienne Connolly showing she's far more than just a pretty face The catchy domain name had us there for a min then we worked it out - no polka dot com - get it? It was all getting a bit festive and flirty at Bucks Townhouse last night folks as a wee Santy fella had all the models a flutter. It only got off the ground in yet the Trinity College Samsung Fashion Show has gone from strength to strength folks. Anything UCD can do Last week the chic student set catwalked their wee arses off at the exclusive Winter Garden of the National Gallery of Ireland, mind you And So It Begins It aint even December yet, and yet, the first of many Christmas parties kicked off last night and we're not even talking about the model agency bashes yet.
And no, not model politicians, don't get those two words mixed-up. Last night the beautiful and not so beautiful mixed seamlessly on the catwalk for The Oireachtas Christmas Fashion Show Well done to our very own Glenda Gilson folks for hosting her shapely backside off at Childline last weekend. We caught-up with her good self at the traditional Lillies Bordello gig afterparty rocking what they're calling a gee-shirt.
The Glenda really can carry any new trend off Where would you get a trio of Rozzas like this folks? That's it, we're changing our name to RozBiz. Irish hairdressing success story Peter Mark is branching out folks, it now has a little sister store. Well, it's actually 3 little sister stores across Dublin, but who's counting? You may think a puppet parody based the infamous institution that brought Ireland to its knees is the last thing us Paddies would want to spend our hard-earned on?
Well folks, you'd be wrong coz 'Anglo: We weren't really aware of the fact that Fashion Loves Ranelagh, but folks, it does. And just to drive home that point all our favourite model types and fashionista types got together in the Cinnamon Cafe last night with The Glenda on the mic and put on a show The shapely Georgia Salpa was back sailing on home sea last night, she got all festive and Jack Sparrow on us She was the one-time BFF of thee Georgia Salpa and a rather successful model on the circuit to boot but our Daniella Moyles seems to have her eye on bigger and better things.
There's something about Adrienne Murphy folks. Our latest and greatest Miss Universe Ireland winner just effortlessly shines on camera and even though she's in Miss Universe prep mode, our Adri was back at the day job last night doing the aul modelling We love Irish traditions folks. We gotta give it to Amy Huberman folks, we hear she's like six months pregnant or something yet she's out busily plugging her new book 'I Wished For You' all over the gaff.
And we're only taking her word that she's in the family way as there was ner a sign of a baby bump on show as she fashionably rocked a military style jacket and skinny black shiny leggings at Newstalk this week Seeing as it's a dull and damp week in Dublin folks, we thought we'd bring you even more pics of lovely girls in bikinis. It's just how we roll. But it's all in aid of Autism Ireland as the Miss Bikini Ireland contestants are bringing out a calendar this December Awesome news folks, an Irish model we earmarked for greatness over a year back is heading to the Miss Universe contest and really is in with a shout of taking home the tiara.
Not since Che Guevara hopped on a motorcycle has a travel epilogue been more anticipated. We are of course referring to the much talked about upcoming TV show featuring the original odd couple Glenda Gilson and Vincent Browne hitting the hottest tourist spots hard across the continent Shocking when you think Irish culture completely revolves around Beauty Pageants.
But don't worry folks, we're sending 19 year old Tallaght babe Lisa Hogan to duke-it-out bikini stylee in Shanghai They've got GAA in their blood and passion in their eyes. And if they hook-up they'll be calling them 'Cazanna'. It was 'Lessons in Lingerie' once again at Brown Thomas We had a bit of a ShowBiz wedding last weekend folks, and we couldn't be happier for the happy couple.
Fair play to Georgia Salpa folks, she sure is making hay while the sun shines. And even though the sun wasn't really shining in Dublin yesterday, our Georgie-Girl was out on the streets launching her 'Salpa Salon' and massaging Lynx on to the heads of some lucky lads It's been a fierce long while since we last saw Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman looking all casual at a social event.
The Late Late Show sure has got off to a slow start this Season but they kinda made-up for misdemeanours past with a bumper crop of stars last Friday night. And with those cheeky chaps One Direction heading up the proceedings our poor aul snappers had to circumnavigate hoards of screaming teenies doing what screaming teenies do It seems like birthday gal Holly Carpenter has been around the social-scene for yonks, yet she's pretty much a nubie since winning Miss Universe Ireland in Last weekend she celebrated her 21st with hunky boyfriend Cian Healy on hand.
They're calling them Colly. Big news on The Glenda front folks, our favourite former model come Xpose presenter has only gone and landed the Cheerios Childline Concert presenting gig alongside Keith Duffy.
But no matter how big she gets, she's still Gillo from the Block Some of our fav celeb types musta been really busy during the Celtic Tiger years folks for most of them had buckets of kiddies on hand at the Irish Premiere of 'Madagascar 3: That's right folks, there's another Irish 'Miss' pageant on the horizon and this time we're all for it.
Well, some genius decided to take all the lovely-girlness outta the proceedings and boil it all down to a bikini parade. It's Miss Bikini Ireland Whatever the gals can do the fellars can do almost nearly as good-ish. That's what we say and that's what the good folk at The Sunday World say too for they gave us equality last night when they put on a beauty pageant for men in Lillies Bordello.
Not content with being one-half of 'Madest' and having her appendix out live on Twitter, yer wan Madeline Mulqueen cornered the newspapers again this week after apparently taking a left hook in Maccer Dees last weekend. We caught up with likely Limerick lass hanging around Smithfield yesterday, no doubt looking for The Horse Outside Fair We're taking bets on who'll last the longest, the bookies are calling this one Madest V Jonnolly Those canny folk at Straywave are at it again, knocking out new TV shows.
The new Grafton Lounge got all loved-up last night for the communal love-in Ireland's favourite and funniest actress Amy Huberman was out on the promo trail this week to alert one-and-all that the new season of Comedy Central's 'Threesome' is almost upon us. We weren't invited to the screening at Odessa but we caught her good self at Today FM Where to start folks, where to start?
Last weekend's Late Late Show was a rearranged format car crash in slow-hideous-motion. Some of the worst produced and presented TV we've seen in many a year. It was like they wanted to do a Graham Norton but ended-up with an Alan Partridge. Best watched muted and from behind the hands, you know what we mean It all wrapped-up at Wrights last weekend Ner a sign o' Calum Best.
Our newest celebbo couple attended the Irish Premiere of 'Savages' last night, they're calling them Hagus. We know your average Irish woman is a complete closet shoe fetishist folks, so those shrewd peeps over at Arnotts have opened a 10, square foot erotic adventure playground dedicated to the glorious stiletto heel. Fair play to those handsome GAA fellas folks, they've started to step-out of the shadows of their rich rugby compatriots.
Not only that, they're top blokes too always up for a good turn. Last night a few boot boys came out for a special charity fundraiser at Lillies Bordello We know we've harped on about the perpetual fabulousness of Amy Huberman in the past but folks, she rarely gets it wrong.
Perfect mix of angel features and a sense of humour that would make a docker blush. Our very own Hollywood actress via Roscommon and few other far flung places, Mischa Barton, is holed-up in The Gaiety at the moment starring in 'Steel Magnolias'.
We spotted The OC babe hitting Harrys Bar last night rocking a massive rock on her engagement finger We don't care how many Eurovisions Johnny Logan has won, a man approaching sixty should not be rocking out in jeggings.
In fact, no man should. It's just so wrong on levels folks. Saying that, we're still strangely aroused yet completely disgusted by the arousal. Stop it JoLo, you're challenging all male heterosexuality with your tight-trou. We're troubled, somebody, Hold Me Now Where to start with this Calum Best fella folks and all the Irish models They're calling them 'The Madest'.
Both parties partied as they done-the-rounds of radio stations promoting stuff and just being generally fab We've said the streets are lined with models on many occasions before on this site, mainly due poor editorial and apathy.
But it was always meant in the metaphorical sense folks. Yesterday the streets of Dublin were literally lined with models as the Dublin Fashion Festival kicked off with live catwalk shows under the clear blue skies Models Atop Grafton St Hear ye hear ye, the new golden dawn is nigh The summer's over and the weather just got good.
And with the glorious sunshine comes our glorious Irish models parading around like the streets of Dublin were paved with catwalks. In recent years folks, sightings of TV presenter now budding actress Caroline Morahan have become rarer and rarer.
She's almost as mythical as Bigfoot or Nessy There's no doubt Glenda Gilson has the best body in the biz folks, but put that toned torso into tight denims and you're onto a winner. Well, it's almost upon folks. Sure, they wanted us there as the official photographers but we couldn't do the nixer as we'll be busy washing our hair and stuff this weekend Good news folks, in the wake of the demise of our beloved photocall queens proper fashion models have sprung-up all over the place like tall willowy flowers in Spring.
And where can these catwalkers go without talented designers to garb them out? We're talking burlesque, queens, cross dressers, and all the like - that was even before their Hen-slash-Stag party got going Another epic series of Celebrity Salon cometh folks.
They launched the wee show at Dandelion last weekend Good news folks, amid all those summer Hollywood blockbusters there's a wee Irish gem called 'Shadow Dancer' doing the rounds at the cinema.
This week it opened with our very own Irma Mali there with a very lucky fellar on her arm Who wudda thunk it folks? Yes folks, it's that time of the year again when every self respecting woman in Ireland goes a bit weird and heads to The RDS for the Dublin Horse Show and ner a one of 'em goes near the nags.
They stick feathers in their hats, break out the Debs dresses, and compete in Ladies' Day clothes coordinating competition We're not that aware of former Miss Universe Ireland Rozanna Purcell's background folks other than she hails from Tipperary and has unfeasibly plump lips. Hats off to The Farreller folks, not only did he arrange to have the Premiere for Total Recall in his hometown, he also brought along the rather lovely leading ladies.
So we know every single electronic and hardcopy publication in Ireland is gonna be running Katie Taylor today, and rightly so We snapped the golden girl yesterday as she landed in Dublin with the rest of the Irish Olympic boxing squad, and yes, she's as awesome and humble as everyone says she is With Brian McFadden laid-up with food poisoning it was down to his future wife to address the crowds in Dublin yesterday at the Gay Rights march.
To be honest folks, when we first caught sight of the majestic and awesome Wright Venue just as the recession kicked-in, we thought it wouldn't see its first birthday.
What do we know? The WV just celebrated birthday number three with some fellar from Chelsea there getting the gals all hot and bovvered With the likes of traditional ShowBiz. But good news folks, Her Vogueness is home at the mo getting ready to rock that body down the aisle There's that awkward moment you dread folks, you know, when you introduce your girlfriend to your parents.
Well, the Jedward lads had a similar experience last week when their girlfriend-of-sorts Tara Reid met the hardcore Jedite fanbase at the airport. Luckily she was disguised as a 13 year old girl Lots of Dublin social types took literally moments away from their Twitter accounts to attend the Given Liqueur launch at The Grafton Lounge this week.
We don't know what the actual attraction is between the Jedward twinnies and Hollywoodette Tara Reid. But the tasty threesome were back on Irish soil this week for a dinner date for three at The Trocadero We spotted the new bezzies strutting around town last week, they're calling them Mizanna. Dublin Fashion Festival is coming right at us this September 6th, and it was all launched last week by the lovely Amanda Byram. Better than that folks, newly single model Irma Mali bravely stepped out on the catwalk in front of her adopted home crowd for the first time since breaking up with yer man Danny O'Donoghue When we hear the name Ted immediately we think of that poor accident prone priest stranded on Craggy Island dreaming of Vegas.
But folks those Hollywood types have hijacked our Ted and turned him into a filthy gobbed Teddy Bear, thankfully it's Seth MacFarlane's baby so we'll let this one run He was the man that brought us Fade Street and never said sorry, she was once Ireland's top catwalk queen now acting out in Fair City.
We can't remember the last time there were so many peeps looking like a virgin in The Aviva Stadium.
But then again, when Madonna's dealing MDNA out to Dubliners you're always gonna get some quare looking folk knocking about. It was very wet, yet there were voguers with conical bras everywhere What an opening weekend for The Dark Knight Rises, cinemas sold-out throughout the land. It seems that tragic pointless random slaying of innocence in America didn't scare Batman fans away on this side of the Atlantic.
We were at the Irish Premiere last week where our old friend Robert Sheehan was looking rather foppish indeed in his attire It was very much a Polish affair at Bucks Townhouse last night as hot business woman Izabela Chudzicka brought out a bevy of her beautiful native sisters for the PartyGirl.
Right so, seeya folks. Okay, so we know Victoria Beckham is infamous for her Posh-Pout but we thought a wee visit to Ireland would put a smile on her face. Sure, even the Queen cracked a grin or two while she was here and she's not even married to David Beckham.
Still, Vicky B's new collection at Brown Thomas is pretty damn spectacular all the same There we were expecting a couple of mad quare wans waving American flags in funny hats outside the Bruce Springsteen gig at The RDS last night, and who should show up? You know, research for their Abraham Lincoln biopic and all that. Big Springsteen fan Honest Abe was We don't know what's in the water those big rugby fellars drink but it most certainly has extract of the mythical mojo fruit added.
Yup, you guessed it. Another lucky lad from a rugger background is dating a lovely Irish model. MTV's bright shining light in a gloomy grey TV landscape of generic sameness just happens to be a blonde Bray babe called Laura Whitmore. Herself and Mandy Byram are running rings around all other small screen lady presenters over in that London, we caught up with The Whitmore at Saturday Night With Miriam One was the mammy of Ramsay Street, the other was the darling of The O.
We wuz all geared-up to hang with Fiddy this week folks at the Carphone Warehouse. Had our cameras blinged-up, gold teeth, parrots on shoulders, wooden legs, and eye-patches. That's how rappers dress, yeah? But all we got was lovely Louise Kavanagh in jean-shorts cuz that 50 Cent lad went and put his foot in it Ever since she legged it to that London top-heavy model Georgia Salpa hasn't looked back.
Good news folks, her immenseness was amid us island-bound peasants late last week doing good for the Irish economy by splurging some of her UK glossy mag money in Dublin shops Good old Keith 'Duster' Duffy folks, he sure knows how to throw a party. There's a new Irish website alive alive-o right now folks, and it's just for the laaadies. IE and it'll tickle yer fallopian tubes and other womany bits us fellas have no clue about That dynamic Rosanna Davison wan can do anything folks.
Tony Stark hasn't a patch You heard it here first folks, mainly because we made it up. They, and by that we mean us, are calling them Gradia Ever heard of Bansha folks? No, neither had we We may or may not have snatched a pic of our Una's ankle Work hard, play even harder. That's the motto of the cast and crew of TV3's Celebrity Salon. We caught-up with the so-sozzled-crew as they rolled-out of Harrys Bar the other night after a spot of Karaoke and a sneaky bevy or two or three.
All this stuff better make it into the actual show The gang of producers behind such shows as Fade Street, Dublin Housewives, and Celebrity Salon aren't so much handpicking contestants for their new breed of surreality shows folks, more building-up an extended and slightly dysfunctional family.
Those Straywave cats brought the warring Housewives out to be styled by the Celeb Salonites at Hairspray yesterday Truth is folks, all we was gettin' was frames full of umbrella blockers and face-palms. Now, we wouldn't be the world's biggest Westlife fans but fair play to the lads folks.
They sure made a wee bit of talent stretch a very long way and to be really honest, a couple of their tunes aint all that bad. The fivesome-now-foursome said their final farewells with two massive monster Croker gigs last weekend Yes folks, she went off to that London to become a Playboy bunny and all that but she's home now, and boy did we miss her.
We're talking about bustilicious babe Louise Kavanagh and this is how she showed-up for work at The Gypsy Rose yesterday. Okay, so the whole Electric Burma concert was a world class show of how to entertain and impress a deserving foreign dignitary. Bad news, her jumper reads "Not For Sale". Darn, and there we wuz searching down the back of the couch for the Communion money and cashing in Granny's Prize Bonds Seems like celebrity lifestyle isn't all limos, lollipops, and belly laughs folks.
Pooped so they were Us poor Irish feckers just can't get a break. The rain is supposed to mainly fall in Spain but while it was belting down here in buckets, those cheeky Spaniards were kicking our wee green arses in Poland. Still, Jamie Oliver and Co.
Where would you get it folks? An actual Hollywood star turned-up at an Irish movie premiere and a random spontaneous event related to the plot of the film occurred right in front of the press and assembled celeb types.
A few little known facts about Bressie off The Voice folks. His name is actually Niall Breslin, he once aspired to be a rugby hero, he used to do music in a band, and he even drew a moustache on a Juliette Lewis poster with a marker! That was all before he came our fav photocall princess. Let's face it - he's the new Salpa They've only just picked Miss Ireland and the next lot of lovelies are lining up to be Miss Universe Ireland Us Irish luv an aul beauty pageant so we do That fancy pants Claudine Palmer one was in for the 50th Late Late Show thingy last weekend, but her being all LA and stuff, one outfit just wouldn't do the job.
She darted from RTE in a haze of bling and heels, flipped her designer gear, and hit Bucks. Faster than Superman, even without a phone box For some reason Jedward were our main Olympic Torch bearers of note cuz, you know, their hair looks like the fire on a torch. Well, at least they all got to keep the massive gold cigarette lighters. It all got a bit big-boys-toys last weekend what with the Bavaria City Racing thing blocking-off half the town. But not even the persistent pelting rain kept the big boys at home, well who wouldn't queue up to see The Glenda get her hands on Jenson Button's shiny helmet!
Phnarr phnarr woof woof etc Well, there's no denying that the much hyped Late Late Show 50th Anniversary special didn't deliver in buckets folks. Lots of guests and lots of memories, bags of impromptu interruptions, and many a dram of the hard stuff sank At times it all went Nell McCafferty Strange turn of events last night folks, we had Ireland's last favorite celeb and Ireland's latest bunch of celebs throwing separate bashes in the same venue.
Where to start folks? TV3's Dublin Housewives hit our screens this week and boy has it delivered. We were expecting this to be a pseudo glammed-up champagne soaked extravaganza of fakeness and false lashes. Sure, we got that.
And so much bloody more A new fad has come to Ireland folks, and to be honest, we're kinda stoked. If like us you get your daily caffeine intake via hot milky beverages in any given coffee shop with an open door, then get ready for alternative.
It's called Bubblicity Tea and even our very own Kathryn Thomas digs it As Jedward arrived home from Eurovision disaster yesterday something dawned on us folks, Ireland will never win Eurovision again. It was Harrys on the Green once again last night as our favourite models had another Catwalk 2 Kilimanjaro launch party. Now, we don't think they're going back up the African mountain so we reckon it was all to launch the accompanying TV show they shot way back when.
We're not great when it comes to the aul facts The lovely big warm sun over Ireland was all anyone was talking about yesterday, ironic then that all the celeb types ran to the snow the first chance they got. Finally folks, we found him. And right on our very own bloody doorstep.
We're talking about the man whose song 'Mandy' made poor artistically frustrated Brian McFadden quit Westlife, we're hoping Barry Manilow is here to apologise to the Irish Nation Kearney Is Europe's Best The sun finally turned the map the right way round and found its way to Ireland yesterday. We're feckin' back baby With the end of the era of Desperate Housewives just in sight, some of those lovely ladies have spread out across the globe to say so-long to the fans.
Dublin was blessed with the elegance and grace of Marcia Cross aka Bree last weekend, who at a fine fifty cut a long slender figure on The Saturday Night Show We've noticed a trend of late folks, more and more celeb types are piling into photo opps with wee Louis Walsh. It seems the more bouffanty his hair gets the more peeps that are drawn to our Lou Lou.
Ok folks, we've kinda said we're already jaded with all these non-reality reality shows. Y'know, coz we have slightly functioning brains 'n' stuff. Saying that and knowing the ladies involved, we're still kinda - in an odd and strangely kinky way - looking forward to watching TV3's upcoming Dublin Housewives Say hello to last night's launch party Still, when the 'stars' of such things hit the clubs we're there with bells on.
Good value folks, two Miss Ireland's for the price of one in the space of two weeks. Maire Hughes had to give up her crown over the whole AgeGate thing and it was finally handed over to the lovely Rebecca Maguire at The Wright Venue last weekend The Glosie Are Back Hold on to your damn knackers folks for the biggest thing to happen in Ireland since a little thing called the Peace Process occurred last night. Jeez, is there anything Sacha Baron Cohen can't do?
Things certainly got hot in the kitchen at Harrys On The Green last night with Pippa O'Connor in situ as the resident chef in a sheer black dress.
The row over Maire Hughes being too old for the Miss World finals still hasn't gone away folks. A week after she owned-up to putting the wrong date of birth on the forms she found herself on The Saturday Night Show fighting her corner We have no idea what Geordie Shore is folks nor who Charlotte Letitia Crosby is, yet that didn't stop a massive foam party from kicking off when she showed up at XS Nightclub in Rathfarnham last weekend.
Finally folks, much hyped and even awarded Irish movie 'Charlie Casanova' got its premiere screening last night and who should show up? And it all went down at The Lighthouse Now all that Miss Ireland AgeGate is starting to abate caaalm-down, caaalm-down we can get back to business as unusual.
We don't have much time to throw together a story today so we thought we'd just lash up some pics of our fav models in their underwear We attended 'Styled By Ladies and gentlemen, your Miss Ireland We just don't think we can get behind this new big spectacle fad going around. In all the years we've been shooting Irish celeb types we've managed to miss yer man Marty Morrissey for the most part.
And what a sublimely shaped headed man he is with a unique aesthetic that's almost mythical yet indescribable. It's hotly tipped to be the big blockbuster film of the summer and will no doubt turn a tidy profit here in Ireland, yet at the Dublin Premiere of Avengers Assemble this week there was ner a sign of the Hollywood stars. Still, at least they rolled out the red carpet and put up a big poster in The Savoy Those two spiky haired effervescent bouncing flubber balls of hyperactive insanity Well, that was all before Miss Tara Reid rolled into town.
We caught up with the twins yesterday after a few days hanging with the American Pie star, and boy did they have ner a drop of wind left in their sails Those crafty feckers over at Buck Whaleys aint sitting on their arses during the recession folks, nope they're pulling in the punters on nights when most other clubs are tumbleweed empty.
This could be worse than that time we found out Britney was a virgin no more folks. Hold on to your quiffs coz we exclusively snapped the bould Tara Reid 36 on the arm of wee Edward Grimes 20 leaving the 'American Pie: Reunion' afterparty late last night and then sitting on a Jedward's knee in the back of a car We warned you peeps this is big news We honestly don't have that many high-hopes for the latest American Pie instalment 'American Reunion' which has its Irish Premiere this evening with most of the original cast on the red carpet.
We caught up with Stifler and even Stifler's Mom as they arrived in Dublin late last night This time out it was all about finding rogue moles on under protected Irish skin. Alas, we found none on these two beauties apart from a rather suspicious tattoo on Miss Moyles' shapely left buttock.
One of our favourite characters is that stereotypical middle aged RTE presenter with the babies shoved up her dress obsessed with the glamour At first we thought it was an amalgam of The Miriam and The Blathnaid, but now we're thinking there's a lot of The Lorraine in there too What a contrasting showdown folks, the youthful hope filled gals vying for the Miss Ireland title up against the more mature lady from The Southside Housewives show.
Both sets of femme fatales crossed paths at Buck Whaleys last night We didn't stick around long but we bet there was murder on the dance floor There was a time folks in our not so distant past that no self respecting photocall queen would be seen plying her trade anywhere but the top o' Grafton Street. Stephen's Green at a stretch. But those heady days are long gone, and watching our very own Nadia Forde playing kick-about on The Mary Street yesterday compounded the bleak state this country is in And you thought the Coffin Ships were bad Stare at his face.
Now in your mind ask him would he like a cup of tea, then wait. Yes, wait and endure the protracted awkward painful silence before his deadpan response states in glorious monotone monosyllables: No I'm grand thanks A quiet Easter weekend on the celeb front folks so we'll revisit last week's car-azy VVIP Awards as the celeboholics filled with celebohol spilled-out early-doors onto the dry Dublin streets as Good Friday's prohibition kicked-in Irish stylee.
It WAS thee ironic award giving event of the year thus far Aint Ireland just grrrand We weren't even born the last time there was a musical at the Abbey Theatre, talking like 20 years ago.
But that all changed last night when 'Alice in Funderland' historically opened there. Lots of actor types attended but no Helter-skelters or even Bumper-Cars, Funderland has changed Model Louise Kavanagh's back home from that London after a spell working in the Playboy Club, apparently that qualifies her as an official fully licensed Bunny Girl.
We all know how tough the Irish modelling industry is folks but we weren't really aware just how bleedin' tough a few of the glam girlies are. So we were quite taken aback when we attended Dublin Pub Box at The Wright Venue last week where some lovely ladies knocked seven bales of brown shite outta each other Seeing as it's Monday morning we thought we'd get your week off to a bright start with some pictures of our fav model of the moment Karena Graham in her knickers.
The blonde bombshell was doing a bit of the aul modelling for Marlies Dekkers at Brown Thomas last week Models Back On Grafton The sun came out in Ireland this week, the damned recession is showing signs of ending, and models are back working on Grafton Street. With all the media cutbacks, journo layoffs, and Irish franchise newspapers closing down and wotnot there's a big Paul Martin shaped hole left in the tabs for a proper balls-to-the-wall unapologetic ShowBiz hack.
Step forward Jennifer O'Brien, apparently she's got an 'ajenda' and stuff O what a match. He's got the biggest hair in ShowBiz, she's got the biggest pout. We are of course talking about Edward Grimes and Rozanna Purcell, they're calling the Jedcell, least we were when they bumped into each other yesterday To show our pure dedication to the Irish interpretation of schhhtyle we hung around outside the VIP Style Awards last Friday night like starving rabid mange ridden dogs.
When there's this much of the fashion happening in one place we're staying put. See all the VIPees as they left the awards clinging on to their goodie bags like they were Lifeboats on the Titanic Well now folks, if you wanted to see all the finest fashion and all the latest schhhtyle you shudda been in Dublin last Friday night for the VIP Style Awards at The Shelbourne Hotel.
More guna nuas and bleached white teeth than you could shake a schhhtylish stick at Those pesky students were at it again this week folks. Openly doing the fashion in public Hayley Ryan and Michele McGrath were at it so we put up their picture, no other real connection to this story we can see Yesterday we spotted hunky actor Killian Scott, aka Tommy, out shopping and we can't help thinking there's a touch of a younger Colin Farrell about the lad