Sunday 16 June 2019

Mulcahy: It seems that hair extensions and photo call models go hand in hand

'Primetime' host Miriam O’Callaghan admitted she is partial to a nice weave
'Primetime' host Miriam O’Callaghan admitted she is partial to a nice weave
Director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Grainne Humphreys
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

It seems that hair extensions and photo call models go hand in hand.

But this week 'Primetime' host and all-round wonder mum, Miriam O'Callaghan, admitted she is also partial to a nice weave. "They make your hair so bouncy and full," she said. "Most people in TV wear them, they just don't tell you." She wasn't naming any names - so you can relax, David McCullagh.

"I think people are reluctant to admit it for the same reason they won't talk about dying their hair," Miriam explained.

"They want people to think they woke up like that. But you'd want to see me at four in the morning - I could scare cats."

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Fine Gael's Michael Ring was one of several esteemed speakers at the launch of the Saint Patrick's Day Festival in TCD's Dining Hall last week.

Having endured Lord Mayor Christy Burke expound at length about our diaspora, it was time for the bold Mayo man to take to the stage.

"I always like speaking last at these things," Ring told the crowd.

"Because there's nothing left for me to say." There was a sigh of relief from the audience - but it turned out that he was only playing with us.

Despite his promise, Ring went on to discourse about the majesty of our national day for a solid 20 minutes.

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UTV Ireland may have received criticism for its less than inspiring programme content but Managing Director Michael Wilson is adamant the station is generating plenty of water cooler moments.

Using Pat Kenny's debut documentary 'Out with the Old, In With the U' as a prime example, Wilson asked a group of reporters; "I mean have you ever seen Pat Kenny walk and talk at the same time before?" Keep pushing that envelope kids.

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Director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Grainne Humphreys (pictured), discusses her childhood dream of becoming a war photographer in this month's 'Image' magazine. "I thought reporting from dangerous places sounded so exciting," she said. "Little did I know it would be far more dangerous working in the arts."

Irish Independent

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