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August 20, 2007 6:50 AM   Subscribe

Channel 4's Star Stories! exposes the truths behind the rising & falling of some of your favo(u)rite celebrities: Madonna, Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, George Michaels, Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta Jones, Posh and Becks, and Take That. Partial episodes: Brad/Jen/Angelina and Jude Law. Occasionally NSFW (language/simulated sex)
posted by miss lynnster (25 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
What the fuck is this?
posted by four panels at 6:53 AM on August 20, 2007


This? Why, this is awesomeness! Thanks, miss lynnster!
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 6:56 AM on August 20, 2007


More Celebrity pr0n!
posted by homodigitalis at 6:58 AM on August 20, 2007


You're on a roll this week. The start of my work day just got pushed back an hour.
posted by itchylick at 6:59 AM on August 20, 2007


Heh, I don't care for celebfilter. But this is quite funny.
posted by jouke at 7:01 AM on August 20, 2007


Honestly, I just think it's really well done. And sometimes it amazes me what some British tv gets away with.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:04 AM on August 20, 2007


Edifying! Yes, that's the word I was looking for! Edifying! And ennobling! Yes! That's another word I was looking for! Ennobling!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:07 AM on August 20, 2007


sometimes it amazes me what some British tv gets away with

The great benefit of which is watching American guests on talk shows loving the fact that they can swear and that hosts tend to ask them some pertinent questions from time to time. Kanye West was the guest host of the Friday Night Project last week. All night, he seemed to be looking around him in disbelief at how much fun it all was.
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 7:17 AM on August 20, 2007


quite funny hilarious.
Madonna pt 3 that segues into a parody of Guy Ritchie's direction style!
posted by jouke at 7:21 AM on August 20, 2007


Could you just tell us what link has the simulated sex, please?
posted by sourwookie at 7:38 AM on August 20, 2007


That's exactly what I mean. I can't imagine Jay Leno or even Conan getting away with half of what I've seen on Graham Norton. Stuff like crank calling Fucking, Austria & discussing MILFS for example.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:45 AM on August 20, 2007


sourwookie, I know the Tom Cruise one has some thanks to Charlie Sheen & Emelio Estevez. I can't remember where else, though.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:47 AM on August 20, 2007


Thanks for the answer, but my question was intended as a rhetorical quip. ;)

Funny stuff!
posted by sourwookie at 8:26 AM on August 20, 2007


I thought it might be. But then I thought if you were trying to watch from work maybe you actually wanted to know. I haven't had coffee yet...
posted by miss lynnster at 8:41 AM on August 20, 2007


If my internet wasn't excruciatingly slow/non-existent this morning, I would link to a BBC piece saying that an American version of Star Stories is in the works.
posted by djgh at 8:57 AM on August 20, 2007


Look out. Ruination ahead. There's going to be a U.S. version...
posted by Webbster at 9:51 AM on August 20, 2007


The highlight of the whole series was the portrayal of Glenn Hoddle in the Posh and Becks episode. Absolutely hilarious.
posted by fire&wings at 10:12 AM on August 20, 2007


The reference to Rod Hull and Emu in the Simon Cowell episode was simply sublime. Here it is at around 6 minutes 10 seconds. It had me rolling around on the floor for ages.

The K-Fed character in the Britney one was hilarious too.

Great post, thanks.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 11:21 AM on August 20, 2007


George Michael. Singular! There can be only one!
posted by beaucoupkevin at 2:33 PM on August 20, 2007


Thank you miss lynnster!!! I have been watching this non-stop for the past hour and I can't stop laughing.

If anyone else wants to watch all of these vids non-stop & full-screen, go here and click the full-screen icon on the video. [/plug]
posted by chime at 9:05 PM on August 20, 2007


Portraying one of the members of Take That as a Wookie was my hilarious moment. Although the Britney Spears episode was class. esp. the portrayal of Madonna. "Don't come too close..."
posted by seanyboy at 11:44 PM on August 20, 2007


These are funny, but the American accents are *BAD*. Do British people really think we pronounce our R's that way? They do ok until they hit a word with R and suddenly they become West Country Pirates. "How aRRRRRe you? Nice afteRRRRRnoon."
posted by stavrogin at 12:19 AM on August 21, 2007


They sound bad to us too, fwiw. Intentionally so though, I think.
posted by vbfg at 12:25 AM on August 21, 2007


I think the American accents are meant to be really bad. They sound like the kind of thing school kids do when putting on accents. It's meant to sound shite and it does. Bravo!
posted by ClanvidHorse at 4:36 AM on August 21, 2007


The other thing that I meant to say was the barely noticeable but significant amount of really local cultural references. I think with some of it, you may be the biggest Anglophile on the planet, but there a million references that would pass you by. I sometimes wonder about all the little things that I inevitably miss when watching American comedies. For example, Bouncer's Dream being at Number One in the Cowell episode (although I guess if you are an Aussie you will get this reference too).
posted by ClanvidHorse at 5:14 AM on August 21, 2007


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