Thursday 22 February 2018

In brief: Girl seeks 'Gosling'

AN anxious woman is making an appeal on the streets of London to find her lost boyfriend – or any boyfriend – who looks like Ryan Gosling.

Isabella, known only by her first name, has posted signs around the city (satirically) begging for his return – and there are even Twitter and Tumblr accounts to document her progress. 'LOST boyfriend' the poster begins, above a photograph of actor Gosling. "If this is you . . . or similar . . . please get in touch." While Isabella left her number, it goes straight to voicemail.

HUMAN TREE RECORD

CHRISTMAS is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, but one of the country's largest shopping centres has tapped into the holiday spirit with a publicity stunt involving 852 schoolchildren dressed in green and red hoodies.

The mall sought to break the Guinness world record for the largest human Christmas tree – and succeeded, surpassing the previous record of 672 participants in Germany in 2011.

RUSH-HOUR RUNWAY

A SMALL plane landed on a US motorway during rush-hour after experiencing engine trouble.

Maine troopers said no one was injured when the single-engine Cessna 152 landed on the southbound lanes of I-295 near Portland. The pilot managed to avoid hitting any cars despite the busy time of day.

ROBBIE'S BAD HAIR DAY

ROBBIE Williams has admitted he has undergone a hair transplant.

The singer, who released an album called 'Take The Crown' last year, said he had the work done because he was "bored" and did not even need it. Williams, based in Los Angeles, made his admission during a recording of the 'Graham Norton Show' during a discussion about cosmetic surgery. "Well, if you live in Los Angeles for long enough you're going to get some surgery," he said.

PRINE IN CANCER SCARE

COUNTRY singer-songwriter John Prine says he has been diagnosed with an operable form of lung cancer.

A note on 67-year-old Prine's website says he will undergo surgery next month. The 'Angel From Montgomery' singer said doctors found the cancer early and "see no reason why I won't fully recover".

Irish Independent

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