Jessie J Can Sing "Bang Bang" With Her Mouth Closed, And It's Terrifying

Jay Hathaway · 01/19/15 10:25AM

As a lonely show-business child who lived in a pretend box, Jessie J was forced to entertain herself by training as a freakish dummyless ventriloquist. And even though she's now an internationally known performer who frequently appears in public and interacts with other human beings, she's still able to put herself back in that imaginary box, singing to herself with her mouth closed.

This, Ladies and Gentlemen, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Rapping

Brian Moylan · 05/18/11 04:24PM

Last week, the GOOP-itrix herself, Gwyneth Paltrow, appeared on the Graham Norton Show (which is like The Tonight Show if Jay Leno was Irish, gay, and actually funny). She rapped. Yes, she did the first few lines of the NWA classic "Straight out of Compton."

Ricky Gervais and Thandie Newton Add British Class to Sarah Palin Porn Film

Kyle Buchanan · 10/24/08 11:54AM

Ricky Gervais said recently that Sarah Palin could have played his role in The Office, and it looks like turnabout is fair play for the comedian, who took part in his own Sarah Palin pas a deux on Graham Norton's talk show this week. Never fear, Simon Pegg's portly rival wasn't playing the veep candidate himself — that honor fell to Thandie Newton, extending the political impersonation duties she honed playing Condi Rice in W. Oh, one other thing? According to Norton, the script he had both actors read was a scene from Nailin' Paylin, the instantly notorious, Hustler-produced porn film starring a decidedly more fulsome Palin doppleganger. Lest you ever doubt the ability of British actors to spin gold from dross, the Gervais/Newton recreation immediately racked up five Oscar nominations from an insecure, California-bred Academy. [Graham Norton]

Graham Norton buys place in Murray Hill

Gawker · 01/23/03 09:29AM

The British are still coming. From the Observer: "Graham Norton, the most popular talk-show host in British television, has purchased a $3 million townhouse in Murray Hill...Mr. Norton's new home is located on Sniffen Court, a small enclave of carriage houses on East 36th Street between Third and Lexington avenues."
So Graham Norton [Observer]