05 Apr 2011

Brits get confused over fictional historical figures

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A survey has revealed a degree of confusion among Brits when it comes to who is real and who isn't from history.

The poll, carried out by Ask Jeeves, found that a fifth of people in the UK think Blackadder, Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes are all real people, despite the former coming from a series that spans several hundred years in history.

A hapless 18 per cent also reported that they thought there really was a Captain Mainwaring from Dad's Army fame, while the same

28 Mar 2011

Russell Brand: I’ll dress up as Queen to gatecrash wedding!

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Like us, Russell Brand was one of the disappointed many who didn't receive an invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton next month.

However, he has joked that he might gatecrash anyway and has come up with a novel way of doing so, Access Hollywood reports.

The comedian said he could dress as the Queen and be so convincing that he will even be able to get close up to the happy couple.

"Then I'll lift my skirt and I'll have no

23 Feb 2011

Royal wedding ‘great excuse for fancy dress parties’

The forthcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton have presented a great excuse for people to get out their fun fancy dress costumes.

This is what residents of Norsey View Drive in Billericay plan to do as the Echo has reported that locals are intending to hold a huge street party on April 29th 2011.

As well as having a tea party on the public holiday as the pair tie the knot, residents have decided to go all out and celebrate by putting on their wildest costumes.

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22 Feb 2011

Camp Bestival’s fun fancy dress theme revealed

Bestival enthusiasts are likely to be getting their medieval fun fancy dress outfits together after it was revealed that this is the theme for this year's Bestival gig.

Residents in Dorset could find themselves surrounded by a whole host of kings and queens on the last weekend of July this year, as music fans pull on their best costumes to watch the likes of Eliza Doolittle, Katy B and House of Pain perform live on stage.

It will be a challenge for attendees to keep their Maid Marion and Knight outfits on as they hop between the 14 stages at the three-day festival

10 Feb 2011

90210’s Naomi sports retro fancy dress for new scenes

AnnaLynne McCord – aka 90210's spoilt rich girl Naomi – has been spotted wearing retro fancy dress while shooting new scenes for the series.

The actress was photographed as she headed to the lunch trailer to grab a coffee and a banana in between takes sporting a fab, very short 1960s dress.

It had lots of cut-out panels, so it's a good job the shoot was in Hollywood and not somewhere chillier!

The dress was accessorised with Barbarella-style boots and some serious backcombing for her hairdo, as

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