Josie Cunningham, class, and the fame game

Glamour models, boob jobs, Big Brother and misogyny sounds like a Big Night In round at Mail Online’s place, so it’s of little surprise that aspiring model and one-time cosmetic surgery patient Josie Cunningham has hit headlines again this week. Boringly she hasn’t been fighting with Jodie Marsh, or pouring her curves into a bikini, or having an affair with Peter Andre, all of which might be quite interesting for a celebrity gossip connoisseur like myself. Nope, her crime this time is exercising her rights under the good old Abortion Act of 1967 to terminate an unplanned pregnancy so she can progress her career as a glamour model on the celebrity circuit by appearing on Big Brother.

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Why Rihanna is just like the rest of us

Rihanna’s in the news again. Better avert any precious pre-teen eyes before they catch her contagious sexuality and transform into writhing sluts before our very eyes. She predates teen sex, revealing clothing and domestic abuse after all. It’s all her fault. The middle-class mums raising their eyebrows over their mid-morning coffees certainly think so.

Well I, luckily enough, am not a middle-class mum and I’m hardly ever up early enough to meet for mid-morning coffee, so I guess it’s okay that I love Rihanna for all her controversies and contradictions and mistakes and successes. … Read More