John Bercow has had a rather difficult year. Twelve months ago, the Speaker of the House of Commons suffered public humiliation at the hands of Conservative MPs, who passed to the press physical evidence of so-called "Bollocked By Bercow" badges they were secretly wearing to subvert him. The badges were designed by backbencher Simon Burns, who famously muttered that Bercow was a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf", only to apologise to dwarves for the offensive comparison. The S ... Source: Big Government
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Leonardo DiCaprio has had the summer off. I think he usually paces his projects so he gets summers off, but he’s really been partying a lot this summer in particular. He’s been in Brazil for the World Cup, he’s been in France for the Cannes Film Festival, he’s been in LA with his bros, and now he’s in Miami… not doing much but hanging out on the beach. With his bros, I suspect. I wonder how many of Leo’s friends just get to travel around the world eve ... Source: Celebitchy.com
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On Monday, Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell began tweeting a short story called “The Right Sort” in multiple daily installments, compiled by Sceptre Books, readable from the top down. Set to conclude today, the story takes the Valium-filtered perspective of a young teen in 1970s England. BBC Radio 4 spoke with Mitchell, who only recently joined Twitter, about his decision to write in this unlikely medium (what some have call ... Source: The Rumpus
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Today (July 18) the world celebrates what would have been Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s 96th birthday. The onetime president of South Africa, former political prisoner, Nobel Peace Prize-winner, and all around inspiration passed away last December, but his teachings of peace an ... Source: Bossip.com
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Piers Morgan, divisive and inflammatory on Twitter at the best of times, decided to wade into the debate on the escalating crisis between Israel and Gaza and, somewhat unsurprisingly, it went horribly wrong.
The TV personality demonstrated just how easy it is to spark rage over the conflict, posting some rather banal comments, and in return, was branded “Zionist scum” and called a "f**king fat, ugly, ignorant c**t.”
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