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6 celebrities with utterly random, useless hidden talents

Last week, the adorable Emma Stone dropped a bit of a crazy bombshell on Jimmy Kimmel Live! – she can forge every Spice Girl’s signature to a tee. Apparently Emma was a huge…

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The Goonies sequel confirmed // Plus 4 other 80s film follow-ups we’d like to see

Goonies never say die. Literally. Because apparently they’re all going to be getting back together for one last big adventure, nearly 30 years after their original one. Sure, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh…

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The history of house music in 10 tunes

Tis the season for partying, and there ain’t no party like an S Club Party! No wait, we mean, like a house party! And if you’ve ever wondered where it all began, let…

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10 reasons why we love onesies // PLUS OnePiece 20% off discount code

We got on board ship onesie this time last year (it had nothing to do with One Direction, honest) and our obsession with what essentially is an adult romper suit is still going…

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WTF? // 8 really unlikely celebrity friendships

Some celebrity friendships make absolute sense: Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell; Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale; Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney. It’s easy to imagine them hangin’ out and moaning about their other…

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10 beauty trends of the 80s and 90s // Remember any of these?

Nostalgia hit me this week when I stumbled across my old crimpers in my parents house, and I started to have dreamy flash backs on all the crazes (and now cringes) I went…

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Sunshine soundtrack // 10 songs that scream 90s summertime

Oh, the 90s gave good summer song. Maybe it was the wave of head swaying, fringe-flopping-in-face, bouncy Britpop (we’re looking at YOU, Alex from Blur) or maybe it was the chav-tastic RnB choons…

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Behind the wheel // Top 10 music videos where they’re driving in a car

Hello, music fans. This is the follow-up to my ground-breaking Top 10 music videos where they walk down the street post, which was about ten music videos in which they walk down the…

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It’s the end of the world as we know it // Doomsday films to watch to death

If the Mayans are right, the world is going to end tomorrow. So as we approach our date with destiny spend all your and everyone else’s money, leave the dishes, tell everyone you…

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Five best Christmas songs of the nineties // What? No Mariah Carey or Cliff Richard?!

They don’t make Christmas hits like they used to, eh? With boybands and snow and jingle bells and… Brian Harvey. Behold five of the best Christmas songs from the nineties – and we…

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Christmas jumpers // Five of the best festive sweats (not like meat sweats, but you *will* stay toasty)

Sporting a festive knit from now until January is the sartorial equivalent of brussels sprouts; of dubious taste but seasonal necessity. To avoid looking like a friggin’ fun sponge YOU HAVE TO WEAR…

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Fashpiration of the week // Grace Coddington: always in Vogue. Literally.

As Creative Director at US Vogue since the late 80s, Grace reminds us again of her creative genius, career tenacity and serious hair with the release of her memoirs. Why is she the…

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We’re dreaming of a… winter wardrobe // Note: there’s no functional fashion here. And what?

So that’s it then. It’s Christmas. WELL IT MAY AS WELL BE *shivers, eats soup. Puts fire on. Plays Slade. AGAIN.* So instead of roasting chestnuts, stuffing gooses etc (ERM, I totally stuff…

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Smack my pitch up // Three good football films (they’re not a load of balls)

Action, sci-fi or horror is what you’ll usually find in my film bag, baby, but I do occasionally love me a good sports movie. Sadly, for the most part films about football are…

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Last of the Summer Rhymes // The Le Blow hip hop summer playlist

The British Summer has been working part time, hasn’t it? Just when we think it’s finally starting to sort it’s life out for the home stretch, it throws out another day where we…

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Starts and ends // Bad beginnings. And even worse endings.

I’ve started, so I’ll finish That famous sentence uttered by the late, great Magnus Magnusson during every episode of Mastermind, and every single human being who’s painted a room, ever. I’ve been thinking…

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Rain doesn’t stop play // Eight great wet weather songs from the 1990s

It’s raining! Did you notice? Even Noah would have got pissed off with this amount of rain. So we at Le Blow have decided to put together a selection of wet weather related…

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On the Road // A trip down memory lane AKA five great road trippin’ films

Shot for a new generation of beat aficionados, the crazy highs and lows of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel On the Road is set for release this September. The trailer made waves when it…

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London Fashion Week // What music were they walking to?

I have to admit, despite working for a fashion company, surrounded by rails of clothes, air kisses and mood boards of ’90s era Kate Moss, my actual interest in fashion is relatively minimal….

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Six celebrity children I’m OBSESSED with // No, not like that *rolls eyes*

I’ve written about cute kids, like Alexander Wang’s tiny adorable neice, before. And oddly, even though I’m the least maternal out of my friends, when it comes to celebrity children, I’M OBSESSED. I…

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Fancy a threesome? // Top ten female R&B trios of the 90s…

I resumed my residency as Office DJ yesterday and was dropping  ’90s R&B tunes like no (wo)man’s business. After getting through Montell Jordan, Mark Morrison and Craig David-all-over-my-BOINK, I started to drop more…

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Bye Summer! We didn’t even like you anyway…

We’ve got your number weather, so give it up and stop teasing us with your bloody ‘sunshine in September’ antics. We’ve read The Mirror (what? It was an accident. We tripped and fell…

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Love me, love my sick…

Hello. You may not remember me, I used to write things here about 74 years ago… I won’t bore you with the details of where I’ve been, but it involves settling into a…

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Things that made us go WTF? // 10-year-old models and Shane Warne, mostly…

This is an occasional series, rearing it’s bewildered, fugly head as and when things pop up in the news (or on Perez Hilton) that quite simply make us go: WTF? What. The. Actual….

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Did she really go out with him? Five bafflingly mismatched celebrity couples

Ex-boyfriends. We all have at least one. If you’re like some of the more, er, social Le Blow ladies you probably have hundreds. Do you ever look back and think ‘what the hell…

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The seven best break up songs. There’s no Alanis Morissette here.

So it appears I am somewhat of a specialist in the realm of break-ups. I swear I’ve had more Ex Boyfriends than actual Boyfriends – in fact, it’s a bloody shame there’s not…

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New balls please! // Five male tennis players we’d give a good seeding…

If you know nothing about tennis and only want to watch Wimbledon for one thing and one thing alone, allow me to help you. Before you start getting a reputation for only ‘having…

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Our three favourite Steven Meisel SS/’11 campaign vids

Someone’s been a busy boy. Namely, the American Photographer Steven Meisel AKA the man behind Madonna’s 1992 book Sex (remember the noise they made about that? Sheesh). He’s photographed a number of campaigns…

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The top ten film hookers of all time // street walking style

I was going to do a prequel to Fiona’s post about the five most stylish nineties movie characters. But then I realised bizarrely, my knowledge of ‘Hollywood hookers’ was more in-depth. For whatever…

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The seven rules of sistahood. Break them and risk the wrath of a woman.

Now, I’m aware my posts so far have been rather ‘boy heavy’. And let’s be honest: I could continue harking on about boys all ruddy day… but this one? THIS ONE – is…

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Five more things that made us go… WTF? // We want a pet Snooki!

*Ahem* We hope our recent scathing attacks on Chezza’s sartorial sacrilege had nowt to do with her ceremonial sacking from X Factor US. And we’re rooting for you pet, we really are. In…

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Five most stylish nineties movie characters // Clueless, The Craft et al…

Ah, the Nineties. I love the Nineties. Who doesn’t? As a child of the Nineties taking her first small steps away from Barbies and towards boys, I have some great memories. My first…

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How to… bring a baby into the office for ‘Show & Tell’

I know it as soon as I hear people doing high pitched cooey baby voices: someone’s bought their new baby in. I like babies. They are way up there with unicorns and rainbows….

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Six guilty pleasure celebrity sorts

Guilty pleasures. And I’m not talking about the normal, ‘ooooh I secretly fancy Phillip Schofield’ or ‘isn’t Gordon Ramsay hot in a craggy kinda way?’, cos as we all know we here at…

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Things that made us go… WTF? // And Cheryl Cole tops the list AGAIN.

We didn’t think there’d be much mileage in this feature when we posted part one last week. But it seems as long as Cheryl Cole is Stateside, filming X Factor USA, there’ll be…

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Four first date tips. From someone who knows.

So. The first date. It should be a good thing. An exciting thing! Full of promise and flirtation. And butterflies. And hair flicking. And giggling. But it’s also petrifying. And awkward. And just…

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Four things that made us go… WTF?

An occasional series, based on odd goings-on in the world of sleb and fashion. These are the sorts of things we discuss at work, or bizarre products we receive press releases on. If…

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Ten of the best dance tunes with the phattest piano breaks EVER! // These are ‘big in my box’. So to speak

Loving the new Toddla T track ‘Take It Back’ featuring Shola Ama with it’s nineties ‘plinkety-plonkety’ piano riffs. It took me back. Back to the ‘old skool’. Now, I was only about ten…

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The new One Day trailer looks awful (and five other great books ruined by their rubbish film adaptations)

Have you read One Day by David Nicholls? You probably have, seeing as it’s been a pretty big literary deal since it’s release in 2009. I read it, after initially resisting the hype,…

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Best beauty products of all time. But are they?

There are loads of beauty awards going on at the moment – I’m on the judging panel of two myself: the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards and also the Look Fantastic Awards. All very exciting…

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How to… tell when he’s just not that into you

Boys, eh? I’ve seen otherwise normal girls – confident, ballsy, outgoing sorts – go as nutty as squirrel shite over whether the new fella in their life really likes them and why he…

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If your name’s not down, you’re not coming in // Observations of a Door Whore (heh)

If you’re a regular raver you will probably have countless stories about unreasonable door staff. From the bitches with clip boards to power tripping bouncers. Well, I’ve been one of those bitches and…

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The Dirty Stop-Out Kit // four things to have about your person

There are very few things that a Dirty Stop-Out (DSO) really needs in her emergency kit. If she’s a hardened DSO then she’ll have seen (and done) it all. At this point I’d…

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Here comes summer! And along with it, ten annoying things…

Ahhh… Don’t you just love it? The lovely light nights, ice cream at any given moment, paddling in the ocean, fish and chips for tea at the seaside, Don Henley mourning when his…

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The male of the species is defo more deadly than the female // six types of men to avoid

Over the past year I have dived tongue-first into the quite frankly MENTAL world of dating while other normals my age are settling down with children and carpets and meals that involve actual…

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Hotter than my (celebrity) daughter?

There are many, many reasons to be jealous of ‘slebs. I don’t need to tediously list them here, but highlights include: shed loads of free stuff, mammoth bank accounts, close encounters with hot…

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How to… get the polka dot trend spot on (groan)

Polka dots are spot-on for spring – we’ve spotted lots of fashion-forwarded A-listers pictured in polkas recently and they were dotted all over the SS/’11 catwalks. Oh God. This is going to be…

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Geeky stuff // I’m on the Game

The other weekend, I spent approximately 14 hours wasting Russian mobsters, stealing helicopters, delivering packets of coke back to their rightful owners, and driving over the soft heads of innocent pedestrians. That’s just…

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Oh my, it’s Sweet Valley High (and other ’80s books)

Sweet Valley High returned to bookstores in the US this week with a where-are-they-now style sequel, Sweet Valley Confidential. As Shannon – author of *ahem* Shannon’s Sweet Valley High blog (no word of…

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How to… look like you’re NOT hungover at work (when really you are)

Last night is all a haze of air guitar, sambuca shots and impromptu bus karaoke. You’ve woken up late for work, totally confused, still dressed and smelling something like Pete Doherty after a…

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Five women we’d rather see as Future Queen than Kate Middleton

Yah, Kate Middleton, yah, yah. She’s ok we s’pose. Shiny hair, a nice line in Burberry trenches and a love of Haribo = all good in our book. But she’s just a bit,…

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Being single. Or: how to cut the nails on my right hand now?

I’ve recently been flirting with the possibility of regaining my independence and going back to living alone, sans mon petit copain. I have little lists of pros and cons in my head, never…

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One for the Francophiles. It’s James Franco.

It’s the Oscars on Sunday and to be honest, we couldn’t be more excited. Is it down to the gowns, blubbing or gratuitous close-ups of the losing parties’ strained smiles? No dummies. It’s…

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Five things we learnt from… The Model Agency

Channel 4′s addictive new fly-on-the-wall fashion show, The Model Agency, premiered (geddit?!) last night, and we were naturally glued to our TV screens. Featuring the trials and tribulations of the dedicated staff at…

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Seven scents of a woman: from Impulse to Exclamation through to Charlie. Oh yes.

A regular Tube journey smells like warm halitosis, damp farts or vom-inducing body odour, but occasionally you’ll catch a whiff of a scent that takes you back to years gone by. Not last…

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The seven essential items every wardrobe should contain. According to Donna Karan.

Seven easy pieces? Back in her day (the 80′s) Donna Karan pioneered the idea that your wardrobe can be made up of seven pieces of clothing. Whenever I think about this – which…

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Fashion week: Five things that happen every season, without fail

London Fashion Week is now in full swing, and if you’ve drawn the conclusion that your glossy invites for the ‘frows of all the hottest shows must have been sent to the wrong…

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Five actors who can actually sing…

We all saw Mamma Mia. We’re all still trying to reverse the damage Pierce Brosnan’s caterwauling did to our ears (and his career, presumably).  However, there are some actors out there who are…

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Eight things that piss us right off about bloody Valentine’s Day

On Feb 1st, approx 9,953 Valentine’s Day press releases landed in my inbox. They were all cheesier than a French man’s jock-strap and tried to shoe-horn totally unrelated product into a lovey-dovey package….

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Four things we miss about the nineties

Like most of you, I remember the nineties vividly: baggy jumpers, greasy curtain cuts and Noel Edmonds. But of course, rose tinted specs mean the decade that taste forgot is undergoing a full-on…

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Bore off beauty industry, with your bullshit slogans!

[sarcasm] A week or so back, I had to buy some new mineral foundation. Try as I might, I couldn’t find one with the new ingredient that enhances you, post production. I’d sort…

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Five very important life lessons reality TV has taught us

Trashy, lacking in substance, completely fake. Just some of the arguments against reality TV. Yes, it might be superficial at its core; but look hard enough, and you can learn some really, really…

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