Friday 23 February 2018

Girls Aloud singer goes into rehab

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding is being treated for "depression and alcohol addiction", according to a spokesman for the hit band.

The singer, reported to have recently split up with her fiance DJ Tom Crane, has been working on her new film 'Run For Your Wife'.

Family calls 911 to escape from maze

A US family that got lost in a seven-acre corn maze called 911 for help.

The maze at Connors Farm in Danvers, Massachusetts, can take up to an hour to navigate. A police officer entered the maze with a farm manager to search for the family, who did not realise they were just 25ft from the exit.

US superhero on patrol after arrest

Seattle's self-styled superhero Phoenix Jones has said he is back on patrol.

Jones, whose real name is Benjamin John Francis Fodor, said he had to wear a back-up costume after police seized his black-and-yellow outfit on Sunday when they arrested him on suspicion of assault. He is accused of using pepper spray on people who were dancing after leaving a nightclub.

Work a bonus for knighted Brucie

Bruce Forsyth vowed to keep on working after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in London yesterday.

The 83-year-old entertainer looked ecstatic after the ceremony and said: "It's absolutely wonderful to get the knighthood. Entertaining -- it's been the only thing I've ever wanted to do. Who feels like quitting? I want to go on."

Gallagher lashes 'X Factor' age limit

Noel Gallagher has said the lower age limit for 'X Factor' contestants should be raised because 16-year-olds are too young to cope with the rejection -- and fame.

The former Oasis star -- who turned down a role on the show's judging panel -- said contestants should be at least 18. Gallagher added: "When you see the kids crying on there, that's quite difficult. I think it should be at least 18."

Bruni's baby due within days

France's first lady Carla Bruni is expected to give birth in the coming days, keeping French media on tenterhooks for an event that could offer president Nicolas Sarkozy a welcome respite from non-stop political headwinds.

The birth could help soften Mr Sarkozy's image with voters less than seven months before a presidential election he risks losing to Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande.

Irish Independent

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