The media has reported that Ant McPartlin is undergoing treatment for depression and addiction issues. He's certainly not the first celebrity to have fallen foul of self-medication. But why do stars head down this path, when surely they have access to the best doctors and treatment programmes in existence? Think about it this way. You've … Continue reading It’s not a party lifestyle that drives stars to self-medication, it’s the pressure to carry on regardless
We all love to boo a pantomime baddie, but that's usually because they're stealing a magic lamp or weaving destructive magic spells. We know it's all made up and we know they'll get their comeuppance. But yet again, Katie Hopkins and Piers Morgan are enjoying the boos and hisses by taking their pantomime into real … Continue reading Stop using mental health as bait
There's a charter for those who work in PR, marketing, accountancy and HR. It's to promote responsibility. Yet celebrities - who have a much greater influence than I have, for example, in my PR role - don't have to sign up to anything. So it's kind of about trust and good will. What would you … Continue reading Pipe down Piers
Lady Gaga recently proved that, shock horror, she doesn't have the body shape of Barbie. Arrrggghhhh somebody fetch me a whiskey. She's no pop star! How dare she flaunt her bigger-than-Barbie figure on a stage. In front of thousands of impressionable fans. I can prove that Lady Gaga doesn't have a Barbie doll body. I … Continue reading But Barbie can’t stand up!
A post about that moronic man. Written because I was seething, and written for that wonderful Standard Issue magazine. Illustration nicked from the brilliant Alfie Joey I'm 38. Three whole years past Donald Trump's 'use by' date. So I suppose I shall always regret not letting the man down the dark alleyway kiss me … Continue reading It’s checkout time
(A comment on celebrity culture, mental health and social media....appeared as a featured blog post on Huffington Post Ents. Available here) Dear Brad and Ange, I write to you in response to the distress you have caused me today. As professionals, you are no doubt aware that your role as a celebrity brings with it … Continue reading An open letter to Brad and Ange