The Anonymous Widower

The Time I Said No To Joan Collins

I’m watching Joan Collins In her programme On BBC 2.

It reminds me of the time I met her.

It must have been between 1985 and 1987, as she was with her fourth husband; Peter Holm, who is exactly two months younger than I am.

We had all travelled from Los Angeles to London on British Airways and we were queuing for passport checks. Joan was to my right and Peter was looking very disinterested.

Then out of the blue, she asked me, if I had a light for her cigarette.

I replied that I was sorry, but I didn’t smoke.

She just smiled and put the cigarette away!

January 1, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel, World | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Voice’s Tom Jones, 80, Feels ‘Bulletproof’ After Second Covid Vaccine

The title of this post is the same as that as this article on the Metro.

The title says it all and surely Tom Jones is the type of celebrity, who could encourage others to have the jab.

January 29, 2021 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Some People Are Profiting From COVID-19!

There are a few people out there, who are using various scams to profit from COVID-19, but there are also some, who are making money legitimately from the virus.

This week, Diana Moran, ( aka the Green Goddess) made a comeback on BBC Breakfast and this morning, she’s featured in The Sunday Times, in an article, which is entitled Green Goddess Diana Moran Rises Again To Help The Over-70s Turn Home Into A Health Spa.

This is the introduction to the article.

When Diana Moran was first asked to slip into a vivid green leotard, she was seen as little more than a television novelty act catching the start of 1980s fitness and aerobics craze, but she turned into a cult hit known as the Green Goddess.

Now aged 80, Moran is returning to a regular slot on the BBC — but this time the stakes are much higher.

Stephen Fry was also found to be giving sound advice on the Andrew Marr Show.

Good luck to Diana, Stephen and others of their ilk!


March 22, 2020 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Harry Redknapp And Stacey Dooley

With Harry Redknapp winning I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here and Stacey Dooley winning Strictly Come Dancing are we seeing a reaction to the gloom that pervades everyday life and especially politics.

I’ve never met either, but both seem likeable characters, to whom not many would object.


December 16, 2018 Posted by | World | , , , | 3 Comments

Why All The Hypocrisy About The Deaths Of George Michael And Carrie Fisher?

Not one celebrity has raised the questionable   lifestyle of these two stars.

On BBC Breakfast this morning they are highlighting a story that eighty percent of us are overweight.

You only have one chance of life and good health!

So don’t do anything to comproimise it!

December 28, 2016 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

The Last Cowboy Rides On

Kirk Douglas is a hundred today.

I always liked his film; Lonely Are The Brave, ever since I watched it late one night, whilst programming Artemis.

Happy Birthday, Kirk!

December 9, 2016 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

Vinnie Jones On Lotteries

In today’s Sunday Times, Vinnie Jones is asked about life and money.

One question was “What would you do if you won the lottery jackpot?”

He replied. “I’ve won the lottery of life, which is bigger than any financial lottery.”

I’ll go along with that!

I always feel, I’ve had some very good luck and some extremely crap luck too!

June 12, 2016 Posted by | Sport, World | , , | 1 Comment

Would You Use Crowdfunding To Invest In A Celebrity’s Business?

Yesterday, I picked up a copy of City AM and this headline of Exclusive: Jon Moulton hits out at Sir Stelios for crowd funding exploitation caught my eye.

The article is here on the City AM website and this is the first paragraph.

Celebrity business leaders may be using crowd funding websites to exploit retail investors, the outspoken private equity guru Jon Moulton claims today.

Moulton singles out easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou as one example of a name using his position to foist over-priced shares on to small investors in his new easyProperty estate agency.

I have used crowdfunding to invest in ideas, but usually it’s to some worthy cause or idea, that is struggling, not an unworthy celebrity. People like Branson, Sugar, Cowell, Haji-Ioannou and others are only looking for a way of creating ideas that mainly enrich themselves! And they don’t need the money!

So the presence of a celebrity inevitably turns me off!

Perhaps two I named, should get together and form a company called easyVirgin. I wonder what it could do?

The best ideas to invest in are ones that are invisible to the general public.

September 16, 2014 Posted by | Finance, News | | Leave a comment

Putting The Grim Into Grimaldi

That is part of the comment in The Times about the new biopic about Grace Kelly.

With a plot that is risible and a dialogue lost in translation, poor Nicole Kidman puts the grim into Grimaldi

That is one film, I’ll be missing.

May 15, 2014 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

Kiera Knightley’s Waist

There has been a lot of talk in the paper’s lately about Keira Knightley and her waist.  There’s an article here in the Telegraph.

In the Times today, they say it is twenty-three inches and that between 1951 and today, womens’ waists have risen on average from 27½ to 34 inches.

My waist at 30 inches, is only an inch or so bigger than when I left University and C’s waist was never much more than twenty-four.  Although, I suspect that when we got married it was naturally about twenty-two.

If the claims that Kiera’s waist was natural in the photos is true, I can believe it, as some of us are naturally very slim.  I do wonder if some of those tiny Victorian corseted waists, were on women, who perhaps naturally were in their low twenties and were just enhancing, what their genes had given them!

My only problem with being this slim, is that I do sometimes find it difficult to buy clothes. On the other hand, I don’t think that there are any health problems about being built like the Aldgate Sphinx.

March 6, 2014 Posted by | Health, World | , | Leave a comment