25 May 2011

Hitler ‘wanted an army of dogs in World War II’

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This has to go down as one of the most bizarre stories we've ever seen, but it has been found that Adolf Hitler wanted an army of dogs to help him fight the Allies in World War II.

The Nazi dictator set up a special dog school near Hanover in order to teach canines to read and talk through their barks.

One of the best pupils was reportedly a terrier called Rolf, who learnt to tap out the alphabet with his paws.

It is thought Hitler hoped to create whole battalions of

24 May 2011

Capitalise on nouveau-Beatlemania and sport music fancy dress

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If you've been invited to a music fancy dress party in the coming weeks, you might consider wearing a Beatles-themed costume.

OK, so it's a long time since the Fab Four first rocketed into the Top 40, but they are still one of the most legendary bands around – plus there seems to have been a sudden, renewed outbreak of Beatlemania just lately.

To start with, Liam Gallagher – incidentally, a John Lennon lookalike – has said he is making a movie about The Beatles

24 May 2011

Benedict Cumberbatch looks set for role in The Hobbit

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A verbal slip from one of the stars of the Hobbit has suggested that Benedict Cumberbatch could also be set to take on a role in the fantasy film.

Martin Freeman, Cumberbatch's co-star in BBC TV series Sherlock, was speaking at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday (May 22nd 2011) when he accidentally mentioned the actor's name in connection with the JRR Tolkein adaptation.

Freeman quickly tried to cover his tracks, but the cat was by then out of the bag and the world of

23 May 2011

Paul O’Grady turns shepherd to save little lamb

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Paul O'Grady is a celebrity well-known for his love of animals, so when he heard about one in a predicament recently, he stepped in to help.

The chat show host was told about a little lamb that had been unceremoniously dumped in a wheelie bin in Manchester by either its owner or someone who had found it or stolen it before getting bored.

Worried that the little creature might end up being served with mint sauce, O'Grady – who received an MBE in 2008 – contacted the RSPCA and

23 May 2011

Lily Allen has a low-key hen do to celebrate forthcoming wedding

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Lily Allen was once renowned for her hard-partying ways, so it was a bit of a surprise to learn that she had a very low-key hen do over the weekend.

The former singer is getting married to her fiance Sam Cooper on June 11th, so she got together with pals Jaime Winstone and Miquita Oliver to celebrate her last days as a free woman.

However, instead of heading to a club, she went to the glamorous Savoy Grill in central London for a meal, a few drinks and a cookery lesson with Gordon

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