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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

How ghastly is Miley Cyrus?

Until a week or so ago Agent Triple P  had no idea who Miley Cyrus was.  Now, however, you can't open a newspaper or look at the inappropriately named Yahoo "news" without seeing this woman pulling faces. We have no problem with the poor woman exploring her sexuality as she struggles to distance herself from her previous juvenile acting persona.  What we can't stand is seeing her constant gurning for the camera; tongue out and winking.

Her latest photographs are by sleazy New York photographer Terry Richardson, who is one of the main forces behind the horrible current fashion of arty "erotic" photographs being taken without any attempt at art or craft, using basic flash lighting and being deliberately amateurish.  She is a pretty, although not beautiful, girl with a very ordinary looking body but most of the images show her pulling strange faces again.

She is starting to remind us of another complete winker, the TV presenter Gok Wan who equally thought that screwing up his face with an exaggerated wink made him distinctive.  No, it just makes you really annoying.

Take your clothes off all you like (we are surprised Hugh Hefner hasn't been in touch) but stop making the stupid faces!

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Return of Strictly Come Dancing

Left to right:  Abbey Clancy, Fiona Fullerton and Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Agent Triple P, of course, has nothing to do with the slightly bizarre activity of dancing if he can at all avoid it.  It is curious, then, that one of his very guiltiest pleasures (and Triple P does not have a very well developed sense of guilt) is the sparkly dance extravaganza Strictly Come Dancing (known as Dancing with Stars in the US) on the BBC.

Then again, a show which features extraordinarily fit and toned women gyrating about wearing tiny little costumes was bound to engage his interest; unlikely though it may appear initially.  When he was a teenager he became very interested in women's gymnastics for similar reasons.

This years crop of terpsichorean totty is very fine, although there is no-one who creates a resonance for Triple P like Victoria Pendleton did last year. There are also have some new professional dancers flexing their taut muscles on the show.  We'll look at some of these ladies over the next weeks but will begin our coverage with this rather fine study of three of the contestants from the show. 

We very much appreciate the nineteen fifties burlesque fan dance vibe in this photograph by Ian Derry for the Daily Mail.

Fabulous, dahling!