If you’ve ever had an ex cheat on you, then you’re going to feel warm, fuzzy feels for what one woman did! Toni Osbourne recently shared on Twitter that her ex contacted her asking to chat to her. So what did she do? She asked him for £100 for the privilege of course. And what’s more, he paid it! The snapshot of the text conversation that she posted on Twitter has been liked by over 33,000 people so far, most of them applauding her for her skills! Toni said her ex ‘cheated, abused and dumped ME over 3 years ago, so this is compensation’ We don’t know the outcome of the chat, but we do love her attitude. This girl is truly on fire!
You can never accuse Nigella Lawson of sleeping in the job - in fact you’d be hard pushed to accuse her of sleeping at all! At a recent Q&A session the TV cook revealed that while she loves tucking herself in early, she rarely sleeps longer than two hours at a time, and regularly gets up in the night to make her self a cup of tea and wander about the house, before heading back to bed for a lie down. Perhaps a steaming mug of chamomile should be on the menu?
It doesn’t take much to get the press in a tizz over Meghan Markle, but the latest furore is surely the most ridiculous yet. On her first solo outing as the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan arrived on time, immaculately dressed and ready for work. Stepping out the car, she shook the hand of the gentleman sent to greet her and closed the door behind her before walking away. Not much wrong with any of that you’d think? But you’d be wrong. “The trials of a modern royal” was how that very moment was reported in the press. “Woman shuts car door” would have been a more accurate one, as apparently that was Megan’s major faux pas. Apparently it’s just not the done thing. Here’s hoping this very ‘modern’ royal turns this archaic rule on its’ head before all common sense flies out the window.
Think Avengers and the first thing that springs to mind is the sublime Joanna Lumley, kicking ass in leather with a wry grin and a twinkle in her eye. With her infamous ‘Purdey’ bob and quick one-liners she was a beautiful feminist icon. Which makes it all the more disheartening to hear that the press at the time didn’t see her as such; that at the Avengers launch she was treated as just another bit of telly totty. Speaking to Andrew Marr, Joanna revealed that as she pulled up in a shiny Rolls Royce, clutching the infamous bowler hat and cane, the waiting photographers said: “Joanna if you could just come up on the Rolls Royce and hoik up your skirt and show us your stockings.” Apparently there was a “full roar” from the assembled press when she told them she was wearing tights, not stockings, and they announced that “if you’re not wearing stockings then we won’t cover the occasion and we won’t take any pictures.” She had to run inside and ask a woman if she could have her stockings in exchange for five pounds, just to please the photographers and get the job done. Here’s hoping that the world has moved on since then. And that if the press call had been for Joanna’s other alter ego - Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous, she’d have whacked each one of them and told them where they could shove the Bolly darling.
Much has been written about tennis ace Serena Williams in the past few weeks, much of it focusing on her choice of outfit at the recent French Open - a black catsuit that she said not only helped combat the life-threatening thrombosis she suffered during the birth of her daughter Olympia a year ago, but also made her “feel like a goddess”. There’s precious little that makes a new mum feel goddess-like when she’s at work (which in essence Serena is), and as the outfit was clearly sports-wear the furore that’s surrounded it smacked of nothing more than sexism as it wasn’t as ‘pretty’ as normal tennis attire. With teetering heels and skirts a prerequisite in many places of work, surely the sporting arena is the one place where a woman can dress in what helps her perform at her highest athletic level, and not worry about appeasing an aesthetic level of others?