I’m an MP… Get Me Out of Westminster
Nadine Dorries’ descent into the heart of reality-TV darkness shows that even politicians are disengaged from politics.
|Tuesday 16 October 2012|
The cult of the political celebrity
At the Tory Party conference, Tessa Mayes found herself caught up in the Bozza-focused eye of a celebrity storm.
|Wednesday 9 November 2011|
Jacko’s death: who’s really bad?
In the rush to nail Jackson’s ‘killer’, everyone’s overlooking the fact that no one forced the singer to down all those pills.
|Wednesday 3 August 2011|
How British politics became trivial pursuits
What's really behind the summer headlines about David Cameron, that Italian waitress, Rupert Murdoch and Amy Winehouse?
|Tuesday 26 July 2011|
Farewell, Goddess with the beehive
In our cynical times there’s something to be said for living intensively, like Amy Winehouse did.
|Tuesday 26 July 2011|
The woman who could have ruled the world
With the death of Amy Winehouse, British music has lost what should have been its brightest talent.
|Friday 18 February 2011|
The twitch-hunting of Kenneth Tong
The man who caused a storm and outraged Rihanna with his pro-anorexia tweets tells spiked why he did it – and why he has no regrets.
|Wednesday 24 November 2010|
Putting the poo-poking ‘expert’ in the stocks
Yes, it’s great fun watching the British public get its revenge on vegan hag Gillian McKeith. But let’s not get carried away.
|Wednesday 20 October 2010|
Campaigning to keep Joan voluptuous
Womankind won’t spiral into depression just because Christina Hendricks from Mad Men is going on a diet.
|Wednesday 25 August 2010|
Wyclef, don’t phunk with celebrity politics
Why did media outlets campaign for Joanna Lumley to be PM but laugh at Wyclef’s desire to be president?
|Wednesday 4 August 2010|
No, Gisele, breast is not always best
The supermodel’s call for a law forcing mums to breastfeed takes ‘militant lactivism’ to its crazy conclusion.
|Tuesday 13 July 2010|
Live Aid 25 years on – time to change the record
Bob Geldof’s charitable venture ushered in an era in which Africa once more appeared as the white man’s burden.
|Monday 1 March 2010|
‘Footballers are fat cats with six packs’
Ashley Cole’s misdemeanours have unleashed a tsunami of snobbery against wealthy working-class footballers.
|Monday 22 February 2010|
In defence of ballsy WAGs
Money has always been a prime reason for marriage, so why are working-class women who wed wealthy footballers seen as vulgar?
|Friday 12 February 2010|
It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Everyone’s surprised that Gordon Brown will reportedly cry on TV, yet New Labourites have been blubbing publicly for years.
|Thursday 11 February 2010|
Raising awareness, denigrating the audience
Hollywood’s post-Philadelphia love-in with all things gay has less to do with equality than with feeling superior to the redneck masses.
|Thursday 28 January 2010|
Haiti: an all-singing, all-dancing, celebrity disaster
How did Haiti so quickly become a conduit for celebrity emoting, celebrity gossip and even celebrity rescue operations?
|Tuesday 22 December 2009|
All hail Frances Bean Cobain
How one celebrity offspring has managed to avoid the trap of trading off her parents' fame.
|Tuesday 8 December 2009|
In defence of Katie Price
|Thursday 1 October 2009|
Sarah Brown: celebrity wife
Gordon Brown once rejected the politics of celebrity, now his wife hangs out with Paris Hilton.