Saturday, 8 August 2009

Marilyn Release your inner

There’s a Hollywood movie star in all of us, says Caroline Cox. And you don't have to have Marilyn or Marlene's classic beauty to look a million dollars. So what’s the secret? Glamour with a capital G - and knowing how to work it ..

According to playwright Arthur Miller (who should know because he was married to Marilyn Monroe), ‘A beautiful woman can turn heads, but real glamour has a deeper pull. Glamour has the power to rearrange people’s emotions.’ But to be truly adorable, you’ll also have to be warm, kind and charming. That’s the difference between being admired like Madonna or loved like Kylie. A glamour Womanhas a magnetic few men can resist. ‘its what creat a man ask for your telephone number and a woman ask for the name of your dressmarket,’said Lilly Dache, milliner to movie stars including Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich. The good news is that the secret to glamour lies within reach of every woman – and doesn’t involve the vulgar trappings of superstardom. Truly glamorous women are adored because of their exquisite poise, graceful body language and dramatic physical presence. When Katharine Hepburn arrived in Hollywood, the director George Cukor was appalled by her pulled-back locks. He shook her hair loose, had it shortened to chin length, and instantly showed off her greatest asset – the most photogenic bone structure in cinema history.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009


Accelerate replaced Duffy's Rockferry at number one in the album chart. It is their first studio album since 2004's Around The Sun. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills recently announced a stadium tour of England and Wales in August. Estelle, who stays on top of the singles chart with American Boy, saw her album Shine become the second highest new entry, at number six.James Blunt returned to the top 10 albums with All The Lost Souls rising 10 places to number eight, while Michael Jackson's Thriller 25 compilation rose five places to number nine.Gnarls Barkley's The Odd Couple was the only other new entry in the top 20, making its debut at number 19. In the singles chart, Flo Rida stayed at number two with Low, but Kooks had a new Top 40 entry with Always Where I Need To Be at number three. Mariah Carey's Touch My Body was another new entry, at number six. The same track became her 18th US number one last week, meaning she has now had more American chart-toppers than any other act except the Beatles.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009


As far as self-explanatory titles go, it's tough to beat R.E.M.'s new one: Reckoning Songs From the Olympia. the jangle-pop greats will release
Four songs from 1984's Reckoning recorded. Olympia Theater in July.

Friday, 10 April 2009

R.E.M - Everybody Hurts

R.E.M - Everybody Hurts

When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,
When you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on
Don't let yourself go, 'cause everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone, (hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go, (hold on)
When you think you've had too much of this life, well hang on

'Cause everybody hurts. Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts. Don't throw your hand. Oh, no. Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone, no, no, no, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes,
Everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes. So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts. You are not alone