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The telly’s still on… children-403582_1280.jpg
First they came for the radio, and I did not speak out because I was not alive in the 1950’s. Then, much later, they came for the VHS, and again I did not speak out because I actually enjoyed watching things that didn’t go all fuzzy at the start and end of the tape. Now they’ve...
Gavin & Stacey: A ten year celebration Ruth Jones, James Corden, Gavin and Stacey, Lauren Johnston, Kettle Mag
I didn't watch it when it was on. At home we never really gathered round the telly to watch a new comedy, unless Peter Kay was in it. I remember mainly soaps being on when I was younger. So perhaps that's why, not long after it ended in 2010 and the complete series was released on DVD, the Gavin &...
In defence of social media social media, health, culture, Lauren Johnston, Kettle Mag
Peel your eyes away from that paperback and glue them to your phone screen instead! Actually, don't - reading is amazing and superior to everything else. But reading aside, social media has been getting a hard time recently and there are positives which shouldn't be forgotten. As ITV reports, the more time young people spend on social media the...
Why scrapping The X Factor (for now) is the best thing Simon Cowell can do X Factor, Simon Cowell, scrap, break, TV, ITV, Kettle Mag, Lauren Johnston
All hail Prince O’ Leary for he hath spoken! Earlier this week (11th Jan), Dermot O’Leary told Radio Times that the X Factor should “take a break”. And I completely agree. As the years have gone on, we’ve seen multiple changes that have tried to cover up the grey hairs on this aging ITV family...
Is the term ‘Girl Crush’ really not okay?
We all know what a ‘girl crush’ is. A phrase most often used by heterosexual women when talking about another woman they’re attracted to. The term could also be used by a homosexual man. Just in the same way ‘guy crush’ could be adopted by a homosexual woman or a straight guy. Simple, right? Dislike...