Today at Ten, or TAT as we like to call it, looks at how its been revealed that Shobna Gulati, star of Corrie, has quit Twitter after racist abuse, while TOWIE nobody Lauren Goodger was called a kabab-legged ogre. Ogre’s and kababs left insulted surely, while Simon Cowell isn’t an ogre and hasn’t issued any warning to new X Factor judges apparently and lots more too…
Corrie’s Shobna Gulati quits Tweeting over Twitter Twits
According a tabloid paper the Coronation Street actress, pictured with the Duchess of Cornwall on-set, has been forced off the social networking site after months of abuse. The Sun report that the 45-year-old has been left devastated due to the comments and taunts.
“Being racially abused on Twitter really shook me up,” she told the newspaper, adding, “It felt like going back in time to the 1970s.”
The bullying came in many forms from written threats to distorted photographs of the actress who plays Sunita Alahan in ITV’s primetime soap.
“You’re not British, you’re foreign,” one Twitter user told her. Another felt inclined to note she was “the ugliest f***** I’ve ever seen.” The final insult appeared to be the threat from one user that they would “always be here to bother you,” which she says lead her to quit the site.
“I tried to ignore it but it started to affect my confidence,” she said, concluding, “It put me in mind of a psycho, like a horror movie. I just decided enough was enough.”
Yes famous for absolutely nothing other than having nice boobs or butt, its the latest ITV craze. It must be annoying for people who have worked hard for years at a talent and can’t get a bit of TV coverage while nobodies with big tits and utterly no redeeming personality or talent are whored across a channel like some Hollywood star.
It seems however not everyone likes shows such as The Only Way Is Essex. Some of the ‘stars’ have had a little abuse on Twitter. Yes the cast of TOWIE can actually get online without their hands slipping off the keyboard due to the copious amounts of fake tan that’s splattered across them.
One TOWIE face was described as a ‘fat kebab-legged ogre’. “It can get quite personal against family which is horrible. Some people have said ‘I bet you’ve got no family’ and another said ‘I bet your mum wishes her egg had never accepted the sperm that made you’. That was shocking,” said Lauren Goodger of the ITV2 BAFTA winning nonsense. (Goodger pictured above in Sleep-In Rollers earlier this year.)
“I do get a lot of negative posts on my Twitter feed. It can be quite rude and disgusting, too.” She’s quoted in the Daily Mail.
Of course ITV have these ‘instant stars’ that once past their sell by date are easily replaced with another off the shelf. So not to worry TOWIE people; in ten years from now you won’t be getting Twitter bullies hounding you, you won’t be getting any coverage at all…
Recent Showbiz Highlights
The Song Will Go On, And On, And On, And On…
Celine Dion earlier this month responded to Titanic actress Kate Winslet’s comments that the theme song to the movie, sung by Dion, made her want to throw up. The song, My Heart Will Go On, is almost as long as the movie itself.
Celine responded by suggesting she isn’t overly keen on the mush-fest herself, and we should think of how she feels when she sings it at concerts.
“If I just count how many times I’ve sung it, maybe it’ll get me sick.” She was quoted as saying in the press.
Well Celine, here’s a novel idea… stop singing it! I’m sure you could do an extended version of Call The Man instead petal…
The big question in the showbiz world this month was ‘Is Miss USA rigged?’ Yes its a serious question and one which must have caused sleepless nights for millions of Americans.
Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin, claimed that the event earlier this month was as fixed as the ITV50 top 50 shows.
The scorned beauty queen reportedly went onto a social networking site to vent her frustration that the contest was apparently, allegedly, rigged. She threw around several words to describe the proceedings including “inconsistent”, “fraudulent”, and “trashy”. Words usually only associated with ITV productions.
The outburst followed a document discovered with the winners listed in order – before the contest had taken place. In a show of disgust Miss Pennsylvania resigned from the competition.
However in response to the claims organisers say that she allegedly gave an entirely different reason for withdrawing from the ceremony. Her letter, which they released to the press, states she was resigning due to the inclusion of transgender contestants.
Sounds like a cock and ball story to me, really.
Who Let The Cat Out?
Cat Deeley spoke out for the first time this month about her romance with Irish comedian Patrick Kielty. The pair hosted Fame Academy for the BBC a number of years ago, but only recently started bonking. She said “Meiow, meiow, meiow meiow.”
Adele, who has been mocked by some for being overweight, revealed that she wore four pairs of body shapers during her appearance at the Grammy Awards earlier this year. Now what could you do with four pairs of body shapers?
I have a better use for them, shove them over the heads of the panel of sexist gobsh*tes on Loose [in every sense] Women and they’ll sound far more intelligent, muffled.
There were reports today that Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham was jetting into the UK to be part of plans for – another – Spice Girls reunion. Girl Power was a great bit of spin at the time, but really it started with Dusty Springfield in the 1960s so it wasn’t anything new. And, if we’re honest, at least Dusty could actually sing…
Cowell is a Pussycat
Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger has of course been confirmed as the fourth judge on the X Factor
panel but reports show boss Simon Cowell has issued a warning to her have been played down.
Star magazine had reported Cowell told Scherzinger not to ‘disappoint’ him after he gave her a chance on the UK version of the show following a short-lived stint on the American series.
‘Simon is taking a big risk bringing Nicole back,’ a source told the magazine. ‘After all she didn’t work out on the US show.’
A spokesperson for Syco however told Metro Paper: ‘This story is completely made up.’
One of the TOWIE stars told her pal that, “I’ve slept with a Brazilian….”
The pal replies, “Oh my God! You slut! How many is a brazilian?”
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