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Old 17-12-2012, 09:18
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Troubled star/celebrity meaning anything from alcoholic, drug addict, anorexic, bah polaar or off their head generally.
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Old 17-12-2012, 10:02
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That is the bloody person themselves being talked about. It happens all the time, people being contacted by the gossip columnists and confirming this, that and t'other (usually that they have just bought a pair of shoes) and then being described as 'a perfectily placed source'. Another popular one is 'a close friend'. No, it isn't, it's the bloody publicity-seeking bastard the hack is writing about.
Either that or it just plain made up:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogoIzeRMCVU
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Old 17-12-2012, 12:49
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My boyfriend does. His middle name is gullible. If one of these rags calls say, Amy Childs stunning - then she is stunning!

God help me..
Bless him. He probably writes for them on the sly.

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Old 17-12-2012, 13:38
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My boyfriend does. His middle name is gullible. If one of these rags calls say, Amy Childs stunning - then she is stunning!

God help me..
My hubby is like that too. I stopped buying the DM as he hung on every word they printed! Simply could not believe that they had that own agenda on the state of the world!!
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Old 17-12-2012, 14:04
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Wardrobe malfunction - drives me insane!!!
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:24
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When they are talking about a pop star, say Jessie J, and refer to them as 'the Price Tag singer' etc. I don't know why but it annoys me!
YES I hate this too, I get that people might need the clue but it does grate on me!

More phrases and cliches that I hate:

sneak a peek (also because "peek" is often spelled "peak")
emotional plea
damning report
swingeing cuts
bubbly (think Lisa Riley, Vanessa Feltz)
dangerous curves
"Booze/Broke/Bulging Britain"
"The parents of the victim spoke from their 600,000 home..."
referring to children as "schoolgirl" or "schoolboy"
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Old 17-12-2012, 20:15
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Wardrobe malfunction - drives me insane!!!
Yes - usually means 'forgot to wear underwear' !
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Old 18-12-2012, 04:51
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This isn't to do with tabloids but it is annoying. When a celebrity couple releases a statement announcing their split, it often includes the line that they have decided this "after much soul-searching". There's no searching of souls, it just comes down to them deciding that they can't be around each other any more!
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Old 20-12-2012, 02:26
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Showed her ex what he's missing....('he' of course has usually left her for someone younger without kids) - it's never the other way around.....

He/She looked like the cat that got the cream!!

Alex & Chantelle 'frolicked' in the park!!

Tabloid journalists and sub-editors - sound positively juvenile and appear very eccentric...
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Old 31-01-2013, 04:01
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I don't see this so much now but I recall frequent references to heartbroken female celebrities "being comforted" by a male friend. Seeing the phrase in another thread reminded me of this. It does sound euphemistic!
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Old 31-01-2013, 06:47
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'Crisis talks.' usually when a couple are on the verge of splitting
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Old 31-01-2013, 11:21
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" .......... Kardashian"
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Old 31-01-2013, 11:48
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''Reveals heartbreak...''
For example ''*insert name of Z-List celeb* reveals heartbreak over love split/affair/long lost relative.''

And for the notoriously attention seeking Z-list celebs who are selling their sob stories to magazines every single week, they've made a new phrase, which is ''Reveals NEW heartbreak.''
yeah this .
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Old 31-01-2013, 13:10
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The way they use 'a blonde' or 'the brunette' as a sexually-quantitive term. It's usually within a loaded paragraph re: 'stunners' and 'leggy 19 year old' or whatever.

How all the so-called witnesses to some couple's fanatsy date/romp ALL talk as if they belong to the Sun or Mirror's editing teams.
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Old 31-01-2013, 16:23
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Celebs don't give birth , they " Welcome " their baby to the world.
People don't stand and get their photograph taken now,
they " Posed up ", drives me crazy
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:39
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"The stunning/leggy blonde/brunette/redhead"
"A source told us,"
"said to be heartbroken"

and anything that tries to convince us the kiss and tell girl is intelligent"Chantella McDesperate, has brains as well as beauty, she has a GCSE and is a model/actress, even though you have never heard of her before,"
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