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In 1987 Galaxy chocolate launched their ‘Why have cotton when you can have silk?’ campaign – forever making plonking down on the couch and exhaling a bar of chocolate feel a little more sophisticated.

The music is Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody In Blue’, but who is the model?

Model and actress Charlotte Weston is still busy, check her out in a fairly recent M&S campaign after the jump!

charlotte weston m&S galaxy now 2014

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‘Baywatch’ singer dead aged 63

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of Survivor and the voice behind the ‘Baywatch’ theme tune, has died aged 63 following a heart attack.

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He joined the band Survivor in 1984, after they had a hit with the ‘Rocky III’ theme ‘Eye of the Tiger’, but sang their ‘Karate Kid’ theme ‘The Moment of Truth’ and hits ‘The Search Is Over’ and ‘Is This Love’.

He’ll be best known to a slightly younger generation for co-writing and performing ‘I’m Always Here’, the theme to ‘Baywatch’.

Check out Jimi’s hits with Survivor after the jump!

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Très Jolie

Here’s a first look at Angelina Jolie‘s wedding dress, made by Luigi Massi at Versace.

angelina jolie wedding dress versace

But who scribbled all over her veil?  Her kids. In a cute move that will no doubt be copied by many, some of her children’s drawings were incorporated into the design.

She and Brad Pitt were married on August 23rd in the French village of Correns and their six children were heavily involved in the day, with eldest sons Maddox and Pax walking her down the aisle.

Angelina said  “Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress.  He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.”

“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”

(Via DigitalSpy) @showbizgeek

Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 In 1994 Shampoo sang “Uh-oh, we’re in trouble, something’s come along and it’s…” what?

shampoo girlband band

2  In 1995 ‘The Mike Flowers Pops’ had a UK number 2 with a cover of which Oasis song?

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3  Amy Adams came third, Kirsten Dunst came second, and Denise Richards won - what is the 1999 dark comedy?

4  This 2009 comedy was called ‘Pirate Radio’ in the US and ‘Good Morning England’ in Europe, what was it called in the UK?

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5  ABBA are one of two acts who won the Eurovision and later had a US number 1, who is the other?

Answers after the jump!  Please let me know how you do at @showbizgeek

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Quick Updates

Jennifer Lawrence and several other female stars have fallen victim to a hacker after some private & nude pics have leaked online. Jennifer’s rep says This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”

Kate Bush has become the first female artist to have 8 albums in the UK top 40 at the same time. She is only beaten by Elvis (12 albums in 1977) and The Beatles (9 in 2009).

In former-celeb wedding news: Ashlee Simpson has married Diana Ross’s son Evan Ross and Jenny McCarthy has married New Kids On The Block singer Donnie Wahlberg.

Video has emerged of Karen Gillan getting her head shaved for her ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ role last year.  Check out more on-screen head-shavings here.


Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Was the baby on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album cover a boy or a girl?

2  What religion links Brandon Flowers from The Killers and 1970s group The Osmonds?

brandon flowers the osmonds

3  Who played the interviewer in ‘Interview With The Vampire’?

4  How many members of school staff feature in the 1985 classic ‘The Breakfast Club’?

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5  What links the names Martha, Prudence, Eleanor, Lucy, Rita, and Michelle?

Answers after the jump!  Please let me know how you do at @showbizgeek

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Flashback Track of the Day

- “Mr Blue Sky” by ELO reached number 6 in the UK and number 35 in the US in 1978.  This official video was created in 2012.

- Electric Light Orchestra are a Birmingham band formed by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne in 1970 and broke up in 1983, though they have reformed and performed several times since.

- “Mr Blue Sky” may sound like the best song The Beatles never wrote.  Have a listen to their tracks “Martha My Dear” and “Day In The Life” which may have been the inspiration.

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