Paris Hilton – Paris Hilton has stormed out of a tv interview after being asked if she was past her prime. ABC News were interviewing her at her newly renovated home in Los Angeles when she was asked about being overtaken in the ratings by Kim Kardashian and her own low ratings in her recent reality show. She was eventually persuaded to return and when she did the interviewer was treated to a look at her new air-conditioned dog house which also boasts chandeliers and heating.
Wickerman Festival – the Scottish music festival is finishing today after just starting yesterday evening. The quick-fire festival featured James and Echo and the Bunnymen last night with Feeder as today’s headline act. It looks as though there are no tickets left for the festival although you can always try the main festival site.
Secret Garden Party – not really a real garden party but more of a festival as it is being held over 4 days in Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire. There is set to be around 360 artists and 20k fans at the festival with acts including Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Blondie. Worth checking out the really well designed official Secret Garden Party website .
Epilepsy – we quite often have some medical/health items in the top trending charts at the weekend and it seems that epilepsy is in the news today as epilepsy drug Vimpat has been found to have uneven levels of the main ingredient, lacosamide, in some batches. As a result doctors have been asked to prescribe alternative drugs to patients. If you want more information on epilepsy, which affects around 0.5-1.0% of the population, then check out the Epilepsy Action website. As ever if you have concerns for your own health then you should contact your GP.
Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Festival – the B&J Sundae Festival is on this weekend for the 7th consecutive year. As in earlier years the festival is on at Clapham Common, but this year for the first time there is a second venue, Heaton Park in Manchester. As well as the expected free Fairtrade icecream there is also a good music line-up. Tickets for London are all sold out but you can still get tickets for the Manchester Festival on the B&J site. Manchester has Gary Numan appearing today and Ocean Colour Scene and Fun Lovin’ Criminals tomorrow with the acts swopping between the venues over the 2 days.
Amy Winehouse – the 27-year-old troubled but brilliant singer has been found dead at her home in Camden this afternoon. It would be easy to talk about her troubles and speculate what caused such a tragically early death but it is perhaps a better thing to just say sit back and watch her sing the fantastic “Love Is A Losing Game” live at a concert in Brixton. RIP Amy, we hope you find some peace.