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They Love Him, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

September 28, 2008

THE PODIUM

Macca is way out in front in our guide to who’s hot, triumphantly playing Tel Aviv 43 years after The Beatles were banned. Jamie Oliver said six out of 10 school kitchens should be closed, while Yves Rossy – dubbed Rocket Man – crossed the Channel using a home- made jetpack. Another “daredevil”, David Blaine was booed after his latest stunt – being suspended upside down for three days – saw him take regular breaks. Carol Vorderman said she’s piled on the pounds post-’Countdown’; Natasha Kaplinsky had her first child, a boy; and Laura Robson, winner of the this year’s Wimbledon girls’ singles title, is to turn pro at 14. Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed’s daughter was revealed to be a pole dancer; Robert Plant is to join a Led Zeppelin reunion; while Otis Ferry awaits trial on witness intimidation charges.

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