Nick Timothy, former special adviser to Home Secretary Theresa May, wrote an article imploring "vain and ignorant liberal luvvies" to take a "vow of silence" in 2016.
Outspoken celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch, George Clooney, Katie Hopkins and Charlotte Church have been condemned in a new article by a former special adviser to the Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May.
Cumberbatch, 39, famously used his starring role in ‘Hamlet’ at the Barbican to raise money and awareness of the Syrian refugee crisis earlier this year, at one point proclaiming “f*** the politicians”.
Benedict Cumberbatch with Sophie Hunter at the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiere
A new report by The Daily Mirror suggests that the socialite died with roughly £450,000 of debt.
The 25 year old socialite, and daughter of rock star and philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof, died suddenly from a heroin overdose in April 2014 at her home in Wrotham, Kent. She left no will, but details of her estate have apparently been obtained by the British tabloid paper.
Peaches Geldof reportedly had £450,000 of debt when she died
Continue reading: Peaches Geldof Died With £450,000 Of Debts, New Report Suggests
The third close female companion to die in his life wasn't totally unexpected.
Bob Geldof opens up about the death of his daughter Peaches last year in a heart-breaking radio interview in which he contemplated losing three important women in his life, including his ex wife and mother. Though he admits that Peaches' death wasn't as shocking as it could've been.
Bob Geldof opens up about Peaches tragedy
The 64-year-old has had to stay strong in the face of death since he was a child. He was just 6 or 7 when his mother Evelyn passed away following a cerebral haemorrhage. Then 15 years ago, his ex-wife Paul Yates (and mother of his children Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie) died from an alcohol and drug overdose. And it was just last year, on April 7th 2014, when Peaches herself was found dead at home in Kent after a heroin overdose in a dark mirroring of her mother.
Continue reading: Bob Geldof Reveals He 'Half-Expected' Peaches To Die Young
The Band Aid organiser, now 64, said it was time for the millennial generation to take responsibility for the state of the world at the One Young World Conference.
Sir Bob Geldof has branded the ‘millennial’ generation as failures in a new speech he delivered about the state of the world following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, saying that the social media generation are “already stained with blood”.
The former Boomtown Rats singer and organiser of Live Aid and Live 8 was speaking in Bangkok at the One Young World Conference on Wednesday (November 18th), and gave a searing indictment of the shortcomings of the so-called ‘millennials’, saying at one point “shame on you”, according to The Telegraph.
Sir Bob Geldof reckons millennials are to blame for the state of the world
Sir Bob Geldof reacted angrily to criticism of his Band Aid 30 single during an interview on Sky News.
A Sky News interview with Sir Bob Geldof about criticism of the new Band Aid single was prematurely halted after the musician swore twice, live on air. It was put to the Boomtown Rats frontman that if all of the wealthy musicians taking part in the single had paid their taxes properly, there would be no need for a charity song.
Sir Bob Geldof at the recording of the Band Aid track last week
"There's a lot of people who say there's a lot of wealthy people in that room. If they all pay their taxes in the right way we wouldn't need these fundraisers singles - what would you say to that?" Geldof was asked.
Continue reading: Sir Bob Geldof Interview Terminated After Band Aid Man Swears, Twice
Bob Geldof has announced plans to rerecord ‘Do They Know It's Christmas?’, to help fight the spread of ebola in West Africa.
One Direction will be part of Band Aid 30
30 years after the first Band Aid helped raise over £8million for Ethiopian famine victims, this time proceeds from the single will go towards halting the spread of ebola in West Africa.
Peaches' Geldof eldest sister Fifi outraged at labels of 'selfish' by social media users in the wake of inquest.
Fifi Geldof, the eldest sister of the late Peaches Geldof, has hit out at an unnamed social media user who had described her sister’s use of heroin as “selfish”.
Peaches Geldof, pictured here at Somerset House, was branded 'selfish' by a social media user
The 31-year-old posted her reaction on her Instagram page, which expressed her anger at how viciously some had reacted to Peaches’ death back in April, in her opinion. A site user had branded Peaches “selfish to use drugs in front of them [her children]”.
Continue reading: Fifi Geldof Expresses Anger At 'Selfish' Social Media Remarks
Three months later, Peaches Geldof's death is still rippling through her family.
“I’m walking down the road and suddenly… I buckle.” He said via The Telegraph. In a heart-wrenching testimony he continued about the weight of the grief and taking care of Peaches’ two sons, Phaedra and Astala. For his part, Geldof thinks it would be better for the two boys not to remember much of the traumatic family legacy.
Peaches Geldof died on April 7.
Heroin contributed to Peaches Geldof's death.
Peaches Geldof, the journalist and model, died after taking heroin, an inquest in Gravesend, Kent has been told. Her body was found by her husband, Thomas Cohen, who found Peaches "slumped" on the edge of her bed in a spare room, with one leg dangling over the edge.
Heroin Contributed To The Death of Peaches Geldof
Mr Cohen called his mother before contacting emergency services, the hearing was told. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fortheringham of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive.
Continue reading: Peaches Geldof's Cause Of Death Linked To Heroin
In a week overshadowed by the death of Peaches Geldof, Mickey Rooney & Ultimate Warrior, we sought solace in action movies and rock music.
"#RIPPeaches": So went the hashtag that thousands of Twitter users used to pay tribute to the late Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her Kent home on Monday with her baby son playing nearby. It's still not known how the 25 year-old mother-of-two suddenly passed away but her distraught family, including father Bob Geldof, have been given the body to plan a funeral whilst the toxicology test results come back. The Boomtown Rats star also lead the tributes to his "beautiful" daughter - read here. Peaches Geldof: 1989 - 2014.
Farewell Mickey Rooney: Screen legend and former child star Mickey Rooney passed away last Sunday at home in California after a long illness. Known for his unforgettable roles in Night at the Museum, Breakfast at Tiffany's and National Velvet, the 93 year-old was still making plans to appear in more movies and lived up to his positive "Don't retire - inspire" mantra. An ugly dispute over Rooney's burial and will has erupted since the death but will hopefully soon be calmed so that Hollywood can honour one of its most prolific figures. Read our obituary here. Mickey Rooney: 1920 - 2014.
There's a big question mark over how the 25 year-old mother-of-two died.
Peaches Geldof's body has been released to her family to make way for funeral arrangements. However, a post-mortem investigation yesterday proved inconclusive, casting no light on how the 25 year-old mother-of-two died. She was reportedly found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent on Monday (7th April) but police have stated that there was no suicide note or evidence of drug-taking at the scene.
Pictured Just Last Week, Peaches Appeared Healthy Days Before Her Death.
Geldof's body has been released to the family to allow preparations for a funeral, said a coroner's spokesman. "We can confirm that the body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements to be made," he said, via The Telegraph. Toxicology tests are still being carried out but apparently it could be weeks until Peaches' cause of death is determined.
The life of Peaches Geldof, who's sudden death has left us shocked and saddened
The death of Peaches Geldof yesterday has brought on a wave of shock and sadness across social media as people try to come to terms with what was a sudden and unexpected tragedy. At just 25 years old the daughter of Bob Geldof lived a short life which saw her transform from a party girl teen into a devoted wife and mother. Whilst she was born with famous parents, Peaches carved out a career for herself in the media beyond her famous surname, always opinionated and never afraid to express herself, Peaches Geldof was a celebrity whose life encapsulated an often misunderstood generation who were just trying to find themselves.
Peaches Geldof pictured at a fashion show last week in what was to be her final public appearance
The second daughter of Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, Peaches was born in the spotlight. Her early life was described as idyllic until her parents separated and her mother tragically died when Peaches was aged just 11. The tragedy of her mother’s untimely death seemed to cast a dark shadow over Peaches, especially during her teenaged years when tabloids constantly drew comparisons between the two during her ‘wilder’ days. Peaches would say herself in her final interview that she had spent years struggling to know herself and “feeling lost at sea, rudderless and troubled” over her mother's death but that becoming a mother herself had helped heal her.
Continue reading: Remembering Peaches Geldof, Her Life And Career
The 25-year-old passed away suddenly, causing a wave of grief and confusion.
As tributes are flooding in from friends, colleagues and fans, the sudden death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldof is yet to be explained. Model, TV presenter and daughter of musician Bob Geldof was found dead at her home in Kent on Monday, after a crew from South East Coast ambulance service responded to a call about “the welfare of a woman.” - but how did she day? One day later, no further information has been released. Geldof’s case is being treated as an “unexpected sudden death.”
One day later, Peaches Geldof's death remains unexplained.
Bob Geldof issued a statement on behalf of the whole family, which he referred to as “fractured so often, but never broken”.
Continue reading: How Did Peaches Geldof Die? Death Remains A Mystery
The mother-of-two and daughter of Bob Geldof has reportedly passed away.
Peaches Geldof has been found dead at her home in Kent today. Aged just 25, the mother-of -two and daughter of Boomtown Rats rocker Bob Geldof was reportedly pronounced dead at the Wrotham address by South East Coast Ambulance Service. Police attending the scene have described Peaches' death and "unexpected" and "sudden."
Pictured Just Last Week, Peaches Geldof Has Been Found Dead.
"At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden," said a statement from Kent Police, via BBC News. Peaches' cause of death is currently unconfirmed. Married to S.C.U.M rocker Thomas Cohen, Peaches had two sons, Astala, one, and Phaedra, who will turn one on the 24th April.
Continue reading: Peaches Geldof Dies Aged 25: "Unexpected And Sudden"
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death cast a sombre shadow over showbiz this week but new movie news and surprise performances from a certain Prince kept our spirits high.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman: The world lost a true talent when actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment last Sunday after a suspected heroin overdose, aged 46. Thougha autopsy results were ruled inconclusive, drugs paraphernalia was found littered all over his house after the Oscar-winning actor suffered a relapse to substance abuse despite having been clean for more than 20 years.
The father-of-three's break-up with his partner Mimi O'Donnell is said to have caused the Capote star to turn to drugs and not the confusion over his sexuality, as was falsely alleged by the National Enquirer. Since the death, four suspected drug dealers have been arrested and are being questioned with regards to selling Hoffman, who was found with a syringe in his arm, a bad batch. Sadly, we have lost one of the only actors working today whose acting prowess meant we'd instinctively trust any film with his name. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014).
It was a mixed week for the Big Yin, who successfully underwent cancer surgery, but was also diagnosed with Parkinsons disease
Billy Connolly has secretly been suffering from an operational form of prostate cancer, which he successfully managed to control following a procedure under the knife in an American specialist hospital. The success of his operation was a great moment for the Big Yin, but only moments after he was visited by doctors again, who this time told the Scottish comic that he is suffering from Parkinsons disease, the BBC reported.
Connolly made a full recovery from his cancer surgery
The former welder-turned folk singer made a "full recovery" from his prostate cancer surgery and "the operation was a total success," his spokeswoman revealed earlier this week. She added that Billy was lucky to find the cancer at a very early stage of it's development, a factor that would have helped with the procedure. The spokeswoman then added, "In addition, Billy has been assessed as having the initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, for which he is receiving the appropriate treatment."
Peaches and husband Thomas Cohen are proud to welcome their second son.
According to the BBC website, she and husband Thomas Cohen have decided on the unusual name Phaedra for the baby boy, continuing the tradition started with their firstborn, Astala. Geldof says the couple got the idea for Phaedra from one of their favorite songs Some Velvet Morning by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. The song contains the line "Some velvet morning when I'm straight I'm gonna open up your gate and maybe tell you about Phaedra". The word Phaedra also comes from the Greek word for “bright”, so maybe the name will spell good things for the little one. But the Geldof family is one with a long running tradition of peculiar names. Peaches herself has two sisters, named Fifi, 30, and 22-year-old Pixie. She also has a 16-year-old half-sister, named Tiger Lily.
The announcement that Geldof was pregnant came last November. She has previously been married to musician Max Drummey, but the couple separated after just six short months of marriage. Throughout the years, Peaches has stayed largely in the public eye and worked as a presenter and model, sometimes dabbling in writing and being a magazine columnist. She will probably have to take a break after the birth of the little one, however.
Continue reading: Brand New Baby Boy For Peaches Geldof
The Boomtown Rats, former band of Sir Bob Geldof, have announced that they are to reform in order to play the 2013 Isle Of Wight Festival this summer.
Since the group’s heyday of the 1970’s and 1980’s, which included hits like ‘Rat Trap’ and ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’, Geldof has since become better known for his charitable endeavours, having spearheaded the Live Aid movement in the 80’s. However, the performer will be turning back the clock to play with his old band mates for the first time since 1986. "Playing again with the Rats and doing those great songs again will be exciting afresh” said Geldof in a statement reported by Sky News. He added "We were an amazing band and I just feel it's the right time to re-Rat, to go back to Boomtown for a visit. Also, I've always fancied playing the Isle of Wight Festival ever since I hitched there in the good/bad days when I was a kid. I saw The Who, Doors (I think), Hendrix and Leonard Cohen, who incidentally blew Hendrix off the stage, and Kris Kristofferson, who was also amazing - God, so many cool bands."
Festival promoter John Giddings said: "It's great they have chosen the Isle of Wight Festival as their reunion. Our audience will love them, their catalogue is classic." The rest of the bill includes The Stone Roses, Bon Jovi and The Killers. Amusingly, The Stone Roses recent confirmation as Coachella headliners has been met with bemusement by many Stateside, with a Tumblr being setup called Who Are The Stone Roses?
Continue reading: Boomtown Rats' Isle Of Wight Festival Reunion Confirmed
With the Justice Collective taking the much-coveted (for some reason) Christmas number one spot in the UK singles chart at the weekend, it was another sharp rebuttal to the notion that the annual bunfight is exclusively won by x factor alumni.
Indeed, going back over the past nine charts since the show began in 2004, it’s managed to get the Christmas top spot on ‘only’ five of those nine occasions. Ok, so that’s still a fair few. Yet, what the last decade has shown us is that the ways to get the Christmas number one have become far more varied than simply ‘become a hugely well-known artist. Release a Christmas single.’ Charity, public protest, reality show success … we look at the ways that people have got to the festive top spot over the past decade.
Win A Reality TV Show
Continue reading: How Can You Get To Christmas Number One, Like The Justice Collective?
What do you do when your much younger husband cheats on you, leaves you and then starts dating Mila Kunis?
Well… duh! You go get an even younger boyfriend, of course! Preferably one that lives an enviable lifestyle as an art dealer. And that, dear readers, appears to be exactly what Demi Moore has decided to do. Not only is she apparently stringing out her divorce from Ashton Kutcher for as long as she possibly can, but she’s twisting the knife by dating someone 24 years younger than her.
Vito Schnabel, 26 and Demi Moore, 50, were spotted dancing very intimately together, back at the start of November, as Naomi Campbell’s boyfriend (Vladimir Doronin)’s party in Jodhpur, India, the New York Post have reported. Other stars at the party included Diana Ross, Bob Geldof and Kate Moss but the ones grabbing all the attention were Demi and her new young lover Vito. One fellow guest told the Post “They were dancing and grinding all over each other, openly, in front of other guests.”
Continue reading: Can’t Kick The Toy-Boy Bug? Is Demi Moore Dating Vito Schnabel, 26?
We have had The King of Pop, The Boss and Peter Pan of Pop, but for this guy we shall give him the nick name "The Activist" Mr. Geldof is probably better known now for his political views and campaigns than his music. He was part of The Boomtown Rats knocking out records such as 'Rat Trap' and the legendary 'I Don't Like Mondays' so maybe he does know a bit about Popular Songs That Will Sell?
Continue reading: Bob Geldof, How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell Album Review