Singing from the same songsheet?Catchup News was amused today to discover two sisters who have been propelled to stardom in Pakistan after footage of them singing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” unexpectedly went viral. Saania and Muqaddas Tabaydar are shown performing the hit song in a video while their mother Shahnaz provides percussion beats on a nearby ...
Catchup News learns today that Sean Penn has no time for apologies when it comes to joking. Well, his very loose definition of a joke. You know, when he implied that Mexican director Alejandro Iñárritu didn't have a green card to work in the USA at the Oscars, when he receiving one of the eight awards that his film Birdman won that evening. "I'm su...
Catchup News was amused to hear today that Noel Gallagher has reportedly gone to great lengths to avoid Courtney Love over the years – even once locking himself in a hotel room to avoid her “rowdiness". Quite a feat, coming from the King Of Rowdy himself. The Oasis singer, who is well-known for being openly controversial (read - bitchy) has turned ...
Catchup News brings you reports today that a US waitress was left overwhelmed by the huge generosity of one customer who showed his appreciation for her service by leaving an unbelievable tip. The unidentified waitress at Mac’s Grub Shack in Tennessee posted the image of the receipt and wrote above the photograph, “This guy sat in my section tonigh...
Catchup News learns today that two women were caught by police for carving their initials with a coin into the stone walls of the ancient Colosseum in Rome before taking a selfie. They were obviously thrown by the word ‘ancient’ and thought it meant “Oh what an awesome opportunity to be an idiot.” The pair of tourists from California - no comment -...
Catchup News was amused to hear today that Noel Gallagher has reportedly gone to great lengths to avoid Courtney Love over the years – even once locking himself in a hotel room to avoid her “rowdiness". Quite a feat, coming from the King Of Rowdy himself. The Oasis singer, who is well-known for being openly controversial (read - bitchy) has turned ...
Catchup News was embarrassed on behalf of Penguin Books today, and that’s a sentence we thought we’d never say. Ahead of Mother's Day, Penguin Books UK asked its Twitter followers 'what are you getting #YourMum?' this morning, in the hope that it could suggest some helpful and productive literary ideas. But silly Penguin, they forgot this was the i...
Catchup News learns today that Isis supporters have set up their own social network, Khelafabook, so that’s terrifying. Although the site looked amateur and has broken since it was discovered last night, let us not forget, wannabe terrorists are sending Candy Crush notifications to each other, ignoring requests from their mums, and oh yeah, plottin...
Catchup News brings you reports today that the NHS has launched a new online app that predicts your chances of a heart attack. None of these fun social media ones, or rubbish but addictive games — no, a ticking time bomb of disease, just sitting there in your coat pocket. Marvellous. The online tool guides individuals through a range of lifestyle q...
Catchup News presumes that everyone has seen the image of a weasel flying on the back of a woodpecker in Hornchurch Country Park. It’s one of the greatest nature pictures ever taken. And now it will never be forgotten thanks to Karmarama employee Stephen Cross, who will tell anyone who’ll listen that he was inspired to create a sign after seeing th...
Catchup News was horrified today to hear that a man claims to have found a long coiled-up snake poke its head out of his box of cereal. Jarred Smith, 22, was making lunch on Tuesday - lets not get into why anybody would be eating cereal for lunch because that’s a different matter - when he spotted the two-metre diamond python hiding inside the open...
Catchup News was elated today to hear that Frozen directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck have denied rumours that a sequel is on the horizon, stating that doing the recent short film was gruelling enough. That’s it guys, have a rest, put your feet up. You’ve earned it. Idina Menzel previously suggested a sequel was 'in the works’ and subsequently ca...
Catchup News learns today that a German professor has apologised after turning down a student because of India's rape problem. It is unknown if she turned down every other student due to... everywhere else’s rape problem. After the unnamed student wrote to Professor Annette G. Beck-Sickinger, the German professor wrote back saying she couldn't acce...
Catchup News brings you reports that Madonna has described Kanye West as her “comrade” in the “envelope-pushing genre” of music. We don’t know who exactly to feel worried for. Probably the pop music demographic in general. The 56-year-old Queen of Pop collaborated with the rapper for three tracks for her new album Rebel Heart and, according to her,...
Catchup News brings you reports that Silvio Berlusconi has allegedly been serenading the residents of the hospice for Alzheimer's patients where he is just about to complete nine months of community service. That was a sentence that had Berlusconi, serenading and Alzheimers all in a very short space of time. The former Italian Prime Minister, whose...
Catchup News was confused today to find that a bin man has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for collecting rubbish too early. Kevin McGill, who works for Waste Management Inc, pleaded guilty to violating an ordinance in Sandy Springs, a famously wealthy suburb 15 miles north of Atlanta, which bans collections prior to 7am. A world in which effic...
Catchup News learns today that the last ever box of Kellogg’s Frosties made in Canada could end up in a museum. Said local kids “but we just wanna eat them, duh.” The pack was bought by history teacher Stephane Gaudette, which apart from seeming like a huge coincidence - we would like to know how much he is “donating” these Frosties for - is at lea...
Catchup News brings you reports today that Egyptian tourist bosses have been forced to launch an investigation into a pornography video reportedly shot near Egypt's famous Pyramids. Imagine having that land on your desk. The video includes an adult film star called Aurita revealing her breasts outside the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Islamic countr...
Catchup News was amused today to hear that a “crazy” badger has besieged a luxury hotel in Stockholm, blocking the entrance and stopping scared guests from leaving the premises. We wonder what it is protesting? Poor living conditions, perhaps? Breakfast prices? Mould in the showers? Police were actually forced to intervene in the unexpected crisis,...
In a turn of events that will shock exactly nobody, Catchup News hears today that David Cameron has put forward that the Conservatives will hold a parliamentary vote on repealing the fox hunting ban if they win the next election. The Prime Minister, who has previously ridden with the Heythrop Hunt in Oxfordshire - because of course he has - said he...
Catchup News learns today that a dog has died while at home in Belgium after being poisoned while competing at Crufts, his owners have reported.The three-year-old Irish Setter Thendara Satisfaction - we’re not actually sure if that’s a name - collapsed and died on Friday after showing at the tournament. He had come second in his class. Cue dramatic...
Catchup News was shocked to hear today that a leading children’s charity has had to condemn comments made by a certain defence lawyer who accused six children of claiming they were sexually abused by a gang because “it’s better to be a victim than a slag”. Quite the slogan for a man of the law, dontcha think? The victims, all girls aged between 13 ...
Catchup News brings you reports that Madonna has described Kanye West as her “comrade” in the “envelope-pushing genre” of music. We don’t know who exactly to feel worried for. Probably the pop music demographic in general. The 56-year-old Queen of Pop collaborated with the rapper for three tracks for her new album Rebel Heart and, according to her,...
Catchup News learns today that Oscar Pistorius is apparently refusing to eat prison food for fear of being poisoned by his fellow inmates. The former Olympic athlete, who is currently serving a five year prison term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is insisting on only canned food. That’s a lot of baked beans. That’ll show those inmates....
Catchup News brings you reports today that a celebrity is speaking out against paparazzi. No, another one. This one is Taylor Swift so it’s a big deal. The 25-year-old singer was shown being forced to walk backwards by her security to stop photographers waiting outside getting a saleable image of her face as she leaves a building in West Hollywood ...