Cheer Du Jour

A little cheer to forget your troubles, and better yet, to toast with a glass of bubbles!

80′s Bullies Reunited – It Doesn’t Get Better

Pull out your hankies – the poor, misguided bullies of the 80′s get together to share their remorse (well, mostly)….

via Yahoo! Screen

Classic bullies – Scut Farkus from “A Christmas Story,” John Kreese from “The Karate Kid,” Big John from “Can’t Buy Me Love,” Donkeylips from “Salute Your Shorts” and Freddy Krueger – remind us that it doesn’t get better for tormenters in this PSA honoring the It Gets Better campaign.

via 80s 4ever! | 1980’s Awesomeness Served Daily.

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AbFab’s Patsy: Posh Party Girl Gone Practical???

Patsy Stone: “I thought a little mosey down Bond Street, a little sniff around Gucci, sidle up to Ralph Lauren, pass through Browns and on to Quags for a light lunch.”

You can bet that Patsy and Eddie never stopped at the local charity shop during their infamous shopping marathons. Cut to real life, where Joanna Lumley is promoting Marks & Spencer’s charitable pop-up Shwopping event. The weekend event at M&S features donated items from celebrities, which can be purchased by customers who donate clothing items. Click here to read details of the joint venture with Oxfam.

Of the charitable side, Lumley states, “It makes such an unbelievable difference as I’m lucky enough to have travelled to Africa and seen the difference a small amount of money can make. So it’s win win win!” Of the great shopping, she enthuses, “So I say keep your eyes open for bargains and don’t be afraid to be a bit daring as that’s how fashion comes. From making a style of our own.” You can read more about Ms. Lumley’s love of vintage shopping here.

via Joanna Lumley: A hand-me-down sounds awful, but call it vintage and it’s rather chic don’t you think? – Yahoo! Lifestyle UK.

Also, congrats to Ms. Lumley on her National Television Award (NTA) Recognition Award, presented 1/23/13. We have loved her, from her appearances on “Are You Being Served” to the legendary Patsy, and everything in between. Cheers, Sweetie!

Joanna Lumley with the Special Recognition award during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

Joanna Lumley on NTA Recognition Award: ‘It was earth-shattering’ – TV News – Digital Spy.

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John Taylor Trashes Hotel Room?

Cover of "Diva's Christmas Carol"

Cover of Diva’s Christmas Carol

No, that would never happen in the real world! …but as an actor, you can see JT in lush glory in A Diva’s Christmas Carol. Click here to see a clip of John as the ghost of Christmas Present on YouTube. This movie, in my humble (and completely unbiased Durannie) opinion, is a must-see for the holidays. Vanessa Williams is brilliant as the Scrooge Diva, and instead of the usual Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, the diva watches a foreboding episode of “Behind the Music” to glimpse her future. Plus, a glimpse of 80’s fashion with the Ghost of Christmas Past. A word of caution – “Heart Quake” will burrow itself into your brain, dooming you to sing the one or two lines you remember over and over again.

VH1 usually runs this movie throughout the holiday season, but since we cut our cable cord, I bought a copy from Amazon. It arrived today and I enjoyed watching it as much as I have for the past 12 years.

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