Tag Archives: Britain

VIRAL VIDEO: John Lewis Holiday Ad

Britain’s John Lewis department store chain has once again gone viral with its annual holiday commercial. Some are finding the metaphors in this year’s clip to be rather puzzling. Via the Guardian: How come he’s on the moon? That’s probably the first question you asked yourself upon seeing the new John Lewis advert this morning. Well, maybe not the first …

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Britain Halts Sinai Flights Over Bomb Fears

The Guardian reports: The British government has suspended all flights to the UK from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after declaring it believes the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai may have been brought down by an explosive device. The government ordered a temporary moratorium on flights from the beach resort while security assessments were carried out, after receiving …

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Adele – Hello [REMIX]

Adele’s new single only came out on Friday and already the clip has over 70M views and the digital single has topped the iTunes chart in over 100 countries. Below is one of what surely be a million remixes.

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The Naked Warwick Rowers Calendar Is Back [VIDEO]

Here’s the recap for the clip, which may not be office-friendly: The world’s most famous naked athletes, the Warwick Rowers, are back with their seventh calendar for 2016. Take a peek behind the scenes at our naked photo shoots on glamorous locations in England and Spain, while we explain why the calendar means so much to us and why we …

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Adele – Hello [VIDEO]

Vanity Fair reviews the new track: As she announced she would yesterday, Adele has dropped her first music video in three years. Directed by Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan, “Hello” features mostly lush close-ups of Adele, her co-star Tristan Wilds (The Wire, 90210), and the rain-soaked Montreal landscape. But while the video is intimate, it also has an epic feel to …

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British Pop Idol Winner Will Young Addresses Trans Identity In Stunning Clip For New Single Brave Man

Openly gay 2002 British Pop Idol winner Will Young tackles trans identity in his new single Brave Man, the video for which follows a real life transgender man as he stumbles forlorn and naked through the streets of London. Young explains: “It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman’s body and then decide to do something about …

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BRITAIN: Alleged Serial Killer Charged In Murders Of Four Young Gay Men He Met On Hook-Up Sites [VIDEO]

A British man was arraigned today on charges that he drugged and murdered four young men that he met on hook-up sites over a period of 15 months. The Guardian reports: At a hearing before Barkingside magistrates court in east London, Stephen Port spoke only to confirm his name and address. He faces four counts of murder in relation to …

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REPORT: Coming Absolutely Fabulous Movie To Feature 100 Drag Queens And “Camp-Looking Queers”

The Spectator has some interesting dish about the coming AbFab movie: Although a number of celebrity cameos are expected to feature in the film, Miss S understands that the A-list cast — rumoured to include Harry Styles — will now have to compete for the spotlight with an army of drag queens. Talent scouts are currently on the hunt for …

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TRAILER: Girls To Men

Next week Britain’s Channel 4 will air the documentary Girls To Men. The Independent recaps the fascinating trailer: A British student has documented his transition from a woman to a man with a selfie every day for the past three years. Jamie Ross, 21, was 18 when he started taking testosterone (T). He decided to document his transition, ending up …

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BRITAIN: Trolling The Haters At Chester Pride [VIDEO]

JMG reader Alastair points us to this clip showing how one man trolled the clueless haters at Chester Pride this weekend. Below that is a clip from the actual parade.

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Graham Norton: Men My Age Won’t Date Men My Age

From a lengthy interview with the Daily Mail: ‘Well, I’m 52 and I’m single and on some level I feel like I’ve failed because by the time you’re my age, you really should be settled. But then I look at the relationships people around me have and I find myself asking, “Really?! That doesn’t look like winning to me.” ‘It …

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SCOTLAND: Bagpiper Drowns Out Preacher [VIDEO]

JMG reader Mike writes from Scotland to tell us that he and his partner were out “enjoying the last of the sunshine” today when they came upon a street preacher that was screaming about how gay marriage has ruined the economy. And then a bagpiper arrived. The Courier reports: A St. Andrews busker has been hailed after he drowned out …

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Viral Video Of The Day

2.4M views for the British weatherman who nailed the 58-letter name of a Welsh town. Say that three times fast.

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Queen Elizabeth Breaks Longevity Record

At about 12:30PM NYC-time today, Queen Elizabeth will become longest ruling monarch in British history. The BBC runs the numbers: The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months – calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes at about 17:30 BST. Prime Minister David Cameron will lead tributes in the House of Commons and there …

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Stick around for the amusing twist in this British ad for instant noodles. (Tipped by JMG reader Bryan)

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BRITAIN: Gay Contestant Seann Miley Moore Blows Away X Factor Judges With Queen Cover [VIDEO]

You’ll like this. The Mirror raves: Seann Miley Moore brought the house down on the X Factor. The 24-year-old Australian’s audition began as potentially one of the hottest of hot messes when he walked out onto the stage, but somehow he managed to turn it all around and impress everyone. Take a hairy fur jacket, a PVC skirt, leather platform …

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TRAILER: Downton Abbey Final Season

Vanity Fair recaps the sadness: Last week, we shared with you that filming Downton Abbey’s sixth and final season brought nearly all of the grown men and women that populate its cast and crew to tears, which is very hard to do to buttoned-up English aristocrats. At the Edinburgh TV Festival, Jim Carter, who plays consummately reliable butler Carson, gave …

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Queen Elizabeth Set To Break Longevity Record

On September 9th Queen Elizabeth will break the record held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, and become Britain’s longest-ruling monarch. Via Yahoo News: Elizabeth only became queen due to a quirk of history after her uncle Edward VIII abdicated because of his love for American divorcee Wallis Simpson and the crown passed to her father George VI when she was …

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BRITAIN: Half Of 18-24 Year-Olds Say They’re Not 100% Heterosexual In New YouGov Survey

According to a survey published today by YouGov, nearly half of Britain’s 18-24 year-olds say they don’t identify as 100% heterosexual. From the survey: Asked to plot themselves on a ‘sexuality scale’, 23% of British people choose something other than 100% heterosexual – and the figure rises to 49% among 18-24 year olds Invented by Alfred Kinsey in the 1940s, …

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BRITAIN: Rugby Star Keegan Hirst Comes Out [VIDEO]

The Mirror reports: Rugby League player Keegan Hirst is the first British professional in the code to openly say he is gay. Respected prop Keegan, 27, reveals the secret torment of dealing with his sexuality while carving out a career in one of the world’s most macho sports. Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the dad of two tells of …

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