Monday, November 24, 2008

New Articles on The Daily Dust today

New Articles on The Daily Dust today

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Monty Python and the Star Trek Grail

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 09:06 AM CST

Tired waiting for the new Star Trek film? Let Monty Python tide you over.

This isn’t news, its nothing up to date, but this is a fantastically hilarious video for round the office, and that alone means we have to post it here.

Thanks to Wil Wheaton (yes that Wil Wheaton) for the link. And if you can’t shout about this video where you work, then let us point out the ‘Email this Post’ button on every Daily Dust page so you can send it (quietly) to your mates.

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Nasty Nick Back For Christmas

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 01:54 AM CST

Nick Cotton returns to Eastenders on Christmas Day

Nick Cotton is back on your screens this Christmas with an explosive return on Christmas day.

Actor John Altman, 56, said: "After an absence of seven years I am thrilled to return. I’ve always been given great story lines and look forward to seeing if Nick will once again spread fear and loathing throughout the Square."

Our money is on him starting off playing the nice guy, terrorising Dot and then finally being driven away from the Square by a tough nut..nothing changes

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Jodie Kidd High-Kicked out of Strictly

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 01:27 AM CST

Super Model, Jodie Kidd, voted out of Strictly

Jodie Kidd was unanimously voted off Strictly Come Dancing last night after Judge Arlene Phillips, 64, told Jodie: "Those kicks and flicks have got to be higher."

Kidd, 30, was in the bottom two with quickstepping Lisa Snowdon, 36.

Craig Revel Horwood said he was pleasantly surprised with her dance, giving a score of seven, he said: ‘For a gargantuan couple I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with that.

‘I really, really was, I thought it was a really, really confident and tight performance and I loved the way you did all those toe, heal swivel sections.

After losing the dance-off, Jodie said: "It's been brilliant."

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Reptiles more popular pets than dogs

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 01:00 AM CST

Reptiles such as snakes and geckos have grown in popularity to outnumber Dogs. There are over 8 million reptiles and amphibians kept as pets in the UK, compared to 6.5 million Dogs.

If growth continues as it has done, then reptiles may overtake the 9 million cats in the UK to become Britain’s most popular pet.

Chris Newman, chairman of the British Federation of Herpetologists, said: “There are now, without question, more pet reptiles than pet dogs in the UK. You only have to look at the way the market has grown. I have no doubt that there are now between seven and eight million reptiles living as pets in the UK.

“Reptiles’ popularity as mainstream pets has grown immensely. There has been an explosion in numbers. They have moved from being niche to being mainstream.

“They are far more suitable as pets than are animals which are perceived as more traditional pets, such as cats, dogs and small mammals. Reptiles fit today’s modern lifestyles as they are less time-consuming, and can also be easier to keep, than other traditional pet species.”

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Roxy Music Star Dates His Son’s Ex-Girlfriend

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 01:00 AM CST

It could be a frosty Christmas at the Ferry Household. Former Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry is dating his son's ex-girlfriend. Ferry, 63, is dating 27-year-old Amanda Sheppard.

Ferry's son Isaac, 22 previously dated Sheppard and was previously involved in a bizarre incident with police when they questioned him for having a lighter that resembled a gun. It's thought that the couple have been dating for a couple of months now.

Judging by the picture it ooks like Santa brought Bryan a nice early Christmas present. Well, at least it gives The Daily Dust an excuse to play some Roxy Music:

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The Divas Climb Back to the Top of the Charts

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 12:15 AM CST

Leona Lewis clams this week’s Number One album from Dido.

The re-release of Spirit, Leona Lewis’ debut album, has returned to the number one spot in the album charts. By tagging on some bonus tracks her fans have pushed it above Dido’s third album, Safe Trip Home. Girls Aloud fifth album still rides high at number five.

The singles charts also sees the female diva on top, with Beyonce’s If I Were A Boy taking over from last week’s number one by Il Divo, which dropped to number seven.

UK Singles Chart, Nov 23 2008
1. If I Were A Boy - Beyonce
2. Hero - X Factor finalists
3. Human - The Killers
4. Live Your Life - TI
5. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry

UK Albums Chart, Nov 23 2008
1. Spirit - Leona Lewis
2. Safe Trip Home - Dido
3. Decade In The Sun - Stereophonics
4. Dark Horse - Nickelback
5. Out Of Control - Girls Aloud

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David Coulthard Becomes a Father

Posted: 24 Nov 2008 12:00 AM CST

Scottish F1 Driver’s first son born on Friday.

Having retired from driving in Formula 1 at the recent Brazilian Grand Prix, David Coulthard has a new challenge in life - being a father. His fiancée, former TF1 commentator Karen Minier, gave birth to a health baby boy on Friday.

No word on his name or birth weight, but he’ll be sharing his birthday with Icelandic singer Bjork, Star Trek Deep Space 9 actor Alexander Siddig and presenter Liza Tarbuck. As to the future occupation of the young Scot? His Dad reckons “he’ll be signed up for Ferrari in 2028!”"

(Hat Tip to F1-Live).

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Arsenal collapse continues as ‘Big Four’ get shut out

Posted: 23 Nov 2008 02:09 PM CST

What odds would you have gotten on all four of the ‘Big Four’ failing to score a goal this weekend? We have no idea, but you’d be a rich man if you’d made that bet.

Only Arsenal managed to lose as well, getting thumped 3-0 by Man City in a result that had Wenger at his ‘hear no evil, see no evil’ best afterwards as reporters dared to ask about the Billy Gallas situation. In other results, the tightest league in recent memory continued as Spurs climbed out of the relegation zone by beating 10-man Blackburn while Bolton beat Middlesbrough and Pompey drew Hull. There’s only a handful of points separating 6th from 16th while Chelsea and Liverpool have pulled clear at the top without much of a fuss.

Sunderland 0-1 West Ham
Tottenham 1-0 Blackburn
Aston Villa 0-0 Man Utd
Chelsea 0-0 Newcastle
Liverpool 0-0 Fulham
Man City 3-0 Arsenal
Middlesbrough 1-3 Bolton
Portsmouth 2-2 Hull
Stoke 1-0 West Brom

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