Terry Wogan’s ‘Prizes Money Can’t Buy’ auction has enabled a Cheshire woman to arrange a really unusual gift for her husband. Dawn Gibbins MBE donated £20,000 to Children In Need to have a love song written by acclaimed singer Katie Melua.
After securing the prize, Dawn spent an hour on the [...]
Kylie Minogue gave her mainly British stage crew to a “typical English Christmas dinner” over the festive season. This unusual gift was the star’s way of saying thanks to the acrobats, dancers and cameramen from her X2008 show.
Gastro pub Lamaro’s in Melbourne, Australia gave all 85 of the crew a [...]
People.com reports that Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ross McCall have called off their engagement. Jennifer and Ross have been dating for two years, but broke up over Christmas.
Love Hewitt rose to fame in TV series Party Of Five in the 90s, but started as a child actor. She has also had pop chart [...]
Another unusual gift from Oprah Winfrey to start 2009. The star has an ongoing committment to a school in South Africa, and has now stepped in with a gift to save a school in Atlanta, Georgia. She has donated $365,000 to a school for low-income kids to that ensure the [...]
Many stars may take this time of year to make a donation to charoty, but Beyoncé has given all of her $4million salary from a new film, Cadillac Records, to help a group of US drug treatment centres. Phoenix House runs 98 residential and outpatient rehab programmes in nine states.
Beyoncé plays blues and [...]
Inventive eight-year-old Freddie Symonds has come up with an ideal gift for his uncle, Robbie Williams. With help from professional guitar-maker Doug Wilkes, Freddie has presented his uncle with a guitar in the shape of Robbie’s initials.
Freddie’s mum Sally says, “[Doug's] a really great guy and has a wealth of [...]
More than 40 years after John Lennon claimed the Beatles were more famous than Jesus, the late Beatle has finally been given the gift of forgiveness. The news, reported by Reuters, is that Vatican daily newspaper Osservatore Romano has issued forgiveness rather than the Pope himself. The newspaper says, “The remark [...]
Cruft’s may not be as big as the X-Factor or Strictly Come Dancing, but for a week each year the BBC dedicates a regular early evening slot to all things dog, reaching 14 million viewers. It is a gift of a programme for dog enthusiasts, kids and the elderly alike with [...]
No, Hugh Jackman has not received an early nomination, but he had been asked to host the Oscars in February. Jackman, 40, who stars in this year’s romantic epic, Australia, makes a change from the usual comedian hosts for the event. Oscar nominations for the best movies and performances of 2008 will be announced [...]
It is goodbye to Oliver Postgate, creator of classic shows including Bagpuss and the Clangers. The soft voiced animator died aged 83. His shows were a gift to children throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies and some are still shown today.
Pingwings, Pogles’ Wood, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the [...]
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