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Modelling agency accused of discrimination

Susan Dowdy is suing her local modelling agency, Hott Models, for discrimination. The 50 year-old spinster from West Lothian, Scotland, applied for a job at Hott and was shocked to be turned down because she 'didn't have the right look'. 'It's o...

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Songwriters Masterclass: Lady Gaga

Welcome to part 2 of Songwriters Masterclass, an exciting new series where I sit down with some of the most outstanding and influential songwriters of our time to discuss their craft. Today I'm thrilled to be joined by Lady Gaga. Arguably the most talented and unique performer to emerge this century, Gaga has written a string of hits including 'Poker Face', 'Bad Romance' and 'Edge of Glory.'...

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Your Daily Flexicon: Thursday Dec 1

Please join me each day as I reveal the words and phrases guaranteed to keep you single for a whole year. Sourced directly from the world's finest internet dating profiles, Your Daily Flexicon is the essential guide for the online dater, or indeed anyone who has a thing for typos, malapropisms and plane baad speling. This might get your attention: "I'm a beautiful bursty brunette." If yo...

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Your Daily Flexicon: Wednesday Nov 30

Please join me each day as I reveal the words and phrases guaranteed to keep you single for a whole year. Sourced directly from the world's finest internet dating profiles, Your Daily Flexicon is the essential guide for the online dater, or indeed anyone who has a thing for typos, malapropisms and plane baad speling. Here's one for all you avid explorers: "I love visiting new towns and chec...

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Songwriters Masterclass: Justin Bieber

Introducing the Songwriters Masterclass, an exciting new series where I sit down with some of the most outstanding and influential songwriters of our time to discuss their craft. First up is Justin Bieber, a talented young virtuoso who captured the world's imagination with such timeless classics as 'One Time', 'Never Say Never', and, of course, 'Baby'. Flexi: Justin, welcome to the Songwrit...

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Woman stuns judges on Britain's Got Talent by folding a fitted sheet

An unassuming middle-aged woman has astounded judges on Britain's Got Talent with her flawless and unprecedented folding of a fitted sheet. When Susan Bailey, a homely spinster from West Lothian, Scotland, took to the audition stage and announced...

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Your Daily Flexicon: Tuesday Nov 29th

Please join me each day as I reveal the words and phrases guaranteed to keep you single for a whole year. Sourced directly from the world's finest internet dating profiles, Your Daily Flexicon is the essential guide for the online dater, or indeed anyone who has a thing for typos, malapropisms and plane baad speling. This entry sticks in my mind for two reasons - it was in the very first profi...

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Scientists on the verge of making sense

Scientists at Harvard Medical School are beginning to unravel the mystery of making sense. In a ground-breaking project headed by Professor Edith Nash, a wide cross-section of people was tested for evidence of sense, or lack thereof. "By under...

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Jonathan Ross explains why he's changing his name to Rory Ramiro

It was a bold move that many industry insiders were calling 'career suicide'. Now, in an exclusive interview, British TV presenter Jonathan Ross speaks out for the first time about his decision to change his name to Rory Ramiro. "Look, it's all ab...

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Fo'real customers will have to prove 'they're worth it'

Following on from the enormous success of their advertising slogan - 'Because I'm worth it' - Fo'real has announced that from 2012, women will be required to prove they are worthy of buying their products. While the cosmetics giant is remaining sk...

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Flexicon: The mangled language of online dating

Allow me to introdunce myself. Oh dear, did I just make myself look stupid? Okay, I confess: I swiped that eloquent introduction from a profile I spotted on an internet dating site. You see, I had decided to try online dating and I was spending some time checking out the site, getting a feel for the kinds of people who were on there. It didn't take me long to realise that the search for a per...

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Plastic surgery is going to the dogs

Plastic surgery for dogs is the hottest thing in Hollywood right now, and many practitioners are struggling to keep up. Not so Dr Michael Sag, a leading plastic surgeon who predicted the trend over a decade ago and runs the wildly successful Canine...

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Scientists discover paisley-propensity gene

In an important breakthrough, scientists have discovered a gene that causes a fondness for paisley. This gene, which was discovered on chromosome 11, nestled between addictive personality and porphyria, is known as PKGUM2. Although the presence o...

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