Friday, September 02, 2005


Friday Fun-News in Brief

In the news this week was the announcement that UTV's Kelly fronted by Gerry Kelly (not that Gerry Kelly, the nice one) will return on Friday 16 September at 9pm.

Ah, great stuff. I can't think of a better way to spend Friday night than to sit in and watch UTV.

Also in the news this week was the surprising admission by Minister for Enterprise Micheál Martin that he thought the show Rip-Off Republic, which exposed profiteering and government over-spending, was helping raise public awareness about Ireland's high cost of living.

"The programme has hit hard. It’s done so in a polemical manner that has actually created an awareness that ultimately can bear some dividends," he said.

Mr Martin added that next to Fair City, it's his favourite show on RTE1. (may not be true)

And finally, this week Victoria Beckam blasted reports which stated she's never read a book, insisting that she does read them - just not to the end.

"I always start them, get distracted, and never seem to get the time to finish - I'm sure all mothers with three boys know what I mean," she said.

Yeah, she does read them. In fact, her favourite book can be seen here.

She also addressed "cynics" who she said claim she is jeopardising her sons' future knowledge.

"Don't be so ridiculous. Of course we read books together. Romeo and Brooklyn both love reading stories, and as they are starting to pick up basic Spanish words, they have some Spanish books as well," she told the Daily Telegraph.

Yes, apparently her sons are actually more literate than she is. (unconfirmed rumour)


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