Beneath the gloss Tulisa’s a cyber fishwife
07:53 GMT, 23 November 2012
Cyber warfare: Tulisa Contostavlos took to Twitter to brand the mother of boyfriend Danny Simpson's child a 'liar'
For millions of young girls, Tulisa Contostavlos is the face of Saturday night television. And that’s becoming a bit of a shame.
No one expects hip hop singer Tulisa to behave like Snow White on a Sunday school picnic, but isn’t it all getting out of hand
Fresh trouble has arrived in the rippling form of her new boyfriend, footballer Danny Simpson. Tulisa is besotted with the Newcastle United player and will do anything to fight for ‘my man’.
Caught up in a love triangle — that’s a polite way of putting it — Tulisa took to Twitter this week to settle some scores.
When the mother of Simpson’s child said she was newly pregnant with his second baby, Tulisa branded her a ‘liar’ and a ‘psychotic obsessed nutta’.
For good measure, she added that this woman’s story was ‘wrongen’.
She also described some of his ex-girlfriends — who suggested that Danny boy might not exactly be a knight in shining armour — as a bunch of ‘lying skanks’.
Tulisa is a disgrace. She puts her whole life through the prism of her Twitter account — and then complains when the responses she gets are not entirely to her liking.
Still, one of the great things about the social network site is that it shows people like her for what they really are. In all their raw and unfiltered, PR-free glory.
Within days of viciously berating a single mother on Twitter, Tulisa appeared in glossy adverts fronting her debut range of festive party clothes for BANK. ‘I can’t wait for Christmas this year. I absolutely love a game of Scrabble after I’ve cooked the Christmas dinner,’ she gurgled in an accompanying statement.
Scrabble Surely they’ve got that wrongen. And I think we all know which version of Tulisa reality is the authentic one.
Still, is this really what the family-friendly X Factor want To have one of their lead judges behaving like a chavtastic gangsta’s moll, screaming through space like a cyber-fishwife
She is every parent and teacher’s
nightmare and increasingly comes across as the kind of baaad girl who
isn’t content unless she is fighting; someone who sees confrontation as
Tulisa launched her debut clothing line exclusively with Bank last month – TFB by Tulisa. In the statement announcing the launch she talked of her love of Scrabble
If Tulisa wasn’t famous she would be one of those terrifying women starting endless steel comb catfights over being ‘dissed’ by rivals.
She’d be brawling in nightclub loos, just like Cheryl Cole.
Tulisa has been an X Factor judge for nearly two years. Famously when she makes a grand entrance, she likes to flaunt an arm tattoo that reads: The Female Boss.
This is her favourite image of herself; that of a great she-commander in cool control of a slick business empire and a fabulous career. She sees herself as the empress of success, the big cheese from Camden, a proper businesswoman.
Of course, the reality is somewhat messier. Last year, the first whiff of scandal came when a former boyfriend leaked a sex tape of them together. It was awful for Tulisa and no one could blame her for the embarrassments that followed.
Sadness: Tulisa used Youtube to explain the sex video made with her then boyfriend Justin Edwards.
Except maybe for choosing the wrong person in the first place. And then agreeing to be filmed performing a sex act upon him.
Oh, say what you like about liberating sexual expression, filming sex on phones is a really, really silly thing for any young girl to do — with a very strong chance it will come back to haunt them.
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Star: Tulisa appearing as a judge on X Factor. She blasted audiences for voting off Ella Henderson but has continually backled controversial singer Rylan
Instead, Tulisa chose the ancient, worn path of the deluded girlfriend everywhere. Which is to ignore all evidence to the contrary, and blame the other woman, not the man.
So she is not a good judge of character — but she is not even a good judge on the X Factor any more. When her best hope Ella Henderson was voted off last weekend, Tulisa moaned that the public had forgotten they were supposed to be voting on a talent show.
This from the woman who had continually voted to keep Rylan in, because she found him entertaining.
What a mess, both offstage and on. Bad calls, bad acts, bad thoughts, bad judgment, bad times, bad boys.
With someone like her at the helm, no wonder this year’s X Factor is gurgling down the plughole.
No, it is not all Tulisa’s fault. But she must bear her share of the blame.
Save us from Eamonn’s tiffs!
Quick, hide behind the sofa. Here come Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford.
They’re like that couple down the road you’d do anything to avoid. Up to and including moving house.
Yet the so-pleased stalwarts of the ITV morning sofa want you to know even more about them.
Acting like the new Richard & Judy, the pair have filmed themselves arguing at home and invited YouTube viewers to judge their disputes online.
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have filmed themselves rowing at home and invited YouTube viewers to judge their disputes online
Thanks, but I’ve got an urgent appointment to de-worm the dog/ trepan my own skull/ smash the telly with an axe instead.
Haven’t we all The series of films are called He Says, She Says — and Team Eam-Ruth seem to think this is a wholly entertaining prospect.
It would be — if Eamonn’s first wife was allowed to join in.
Domestic disputes These two strike me as the kind of couple with a five-day-a-week housekeeper habit.
I suspect that at home, Ruth feels hard done by if she has to plump a cushion, while Eamonn sits in his La-Z-Boy recliner all day, watching telly and working his way through a tin of Quality Street as he shouts at other presenters who are more successful than him.
Even Richard and Judy don’t do Richard and Judy any more. Someone has got to stop them. Before it’s too late.
Aww, nice, The Duchess of Cambridge has released photographs of her trip to Borneo. Oh look, there is a forest, some planty things and an orangutan’s backside. Isn’t she invading the poor dumb creature’s privacy Or have we been here before
Some have said that the pix aren’t up to much, but I think they are rather sweet. She is an amateur, after all. Kate and William are privy to some amazing sights, so it is nice to share her point of view on some of them. Even if it is only a visual one.
No doubt experience will improve her prowess with a camera. And perhaps one day she could maybe publish them in a nice book
Many of us would like to see that on bookshelves, perhaps alongside Celebrate by Pippa Middleton and I’m Only Here For The Beer by James Middleton. What a lovely box set for Christmas!
Oh, how we suffer — isn’t it about time to knock the Royal Variety Show on the head
A hundred years on, it seems to have degenerated into a marketing tool for Simon Cowell’s organisation.
This year’s line-up read like the entries on page one of his bank statement.
For how much longer can we put the Queen and Prince Philip through the horror of Robbie Williams and One Direction
Still, they seem to have their own coping strategies. ‘We never saw a thing. We’re also stone deaf,’ said a chipper Philip as he fled from the show.
Even the royals can’t disguise their apathy any more. Which just makes it more embarrassing.
What lingerie model could resist him
For 11 weeks he thought he was chatting to an attractive woman online.
Instead he was being duped into a cocaine smuggling racket and ended up being jailed for nearly five years for drug trafficking.
British physics professor Paul Frampton thought that the pneumatic Miss Bikini World, Denise Milani, had somehow fallen in love with him.
Glamour model Denise Milani, whom British professor Paul Frampton, 68, claimed he thought he was contacting. He has been jailed for four years and eight months for drugs trafficking in Argentina
The 68-year-old from Kidderminster, who has a double first from Brasenose College, Oxford, was targeted when he was teaching at an American university.
In his distinguished career, the physicist predicted the existence of the exotic axigluon particle — he just couldn’t spot an even more exotic scam when it came screaming down his laptop, all flags flying.
Miss Milani was innocent and had nothing to do with the con; her images were only used by the gang to entrap Frampton. What was it about Miss Bikini World that so entranced him
Hmmm, it’s hard to say — although there is no doubt about what he thought she saw in him.
Tell me, what nubile lingerie model can possibly resist the dandruffy charms of an English prof in a balding tweed jacket and Cornish pasty shoes
We all know there is no fool like an old fool — even if we married him.
The scientist’s ex-wife, Anne-Marie Frampton, 71, still has a friendly relationship with him. This week she has described him as ‘a naive fool’ and someone who ‘lives in the stars’.
Makes you wonder what she’d say if they had fallen out.