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Community Level 5PrincessGem

PrincessGem

Not (just) a pretty face, you know

AdvantagesMy own CD & the trendy title...performing live on radio

DisadvantagesIf you'd have seen the newspaper photos, you'd understand

"...I was fifteen I wrote my first song. It wasn't brilliant, but at least from that things could only get better. I spent the Summer between GCSEs and A'levels wasting time playing my new keyboard and writing soppy little love songs about stuff I'd never experienced myself. I'd never taken music in school (I was an artiste and a writer, dahlink) but I sang all the time and played a couple of instruments (badly). Songwriting was great because it combined ..." Read review
02.07.2003

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MR ZEEMAN ON AIR

AdvantagesPutting faces to names.

DisadvantagesHaving to cope with putting faces to names.

"...was bra-less; argumentative; and supplementing my meagre income from part-time art lecturing, with payments from teaching short weekend/evening classes in any subject under the sun. Somebody asked me to run a 10-week Saturday morning "Controversial Women's Issues" course, in the main reference library in Liverpool. The sessions were to be widely advertised, in the press and on the local radio station, "Radio City", to attract as many punters as possible. ..." Read review
27.04.2003

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Can we forget about the 'Cubz in Drag' fiasco?

AdvantagesI can point at myself and say 'Look! There I am!'

DisadvantagesPeople get tired of me pointing at myself, saying 'Look! There I am!'

"I'll be honest, all my life, I have been struck with a desire to be recognisable to as many people as possible, but have never realised this. These days, I'm not so bothered, which will come as a relief to those friends of mine who have been unfortunate enough to have been with me in town when I spot a camera crew, and do my best to edge in to shot without appearing conspicuous (Tip for would-be scene-stealers: Cause a commotion in the town centre, ..." Read review
18.08.2003

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Community Level 3Mini_Minx

Mini_Minx

Will you start the fans please...!

AdvantagesMeeting Richard O'Brien

DisadvantagesDamn it was cold

"...me to demonstrate one of my Katas (a sequence of moves against an imaginary opponent, almost like learning a dance). Anyone who does Karate will know that that is no mean feat in a room which is about 8ft square with 5 people already sitting in it!!! They obviously enjoyed it because I was invited back to Manchester for a second session, this time in a team situation. I was gutted because they asked me to do a Rubik's Cube, which to this day I don't ..." Read review
13.08.2003

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Hey, I'm Walking Here

AdvantagesGives you something to talk about.....

Disadvantages......again and again and again

"...a very long opinion, because my “Fifteen Minutes Of Fame” wasn’t even fifteen minutes in length, unless you count the following day’s aftermath. I’ve never subscribed to the “Hallo Mum” school of thought that says any appearance in the media is to be pursued and encouraged. In fact, I once told a film crew to get stuffed and in the doing, inconvenienced them. I was returning to my car which I had parked at the far end of a cul-de-sac in Ealing, ..." Read review
04.04.2003

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Community Level 4LouZ

LouZ

Channel 5 Pole Dancer

AdvantagesNotoriety

DisadvantagesNotoriety

"...Hall none the less!) strutting my stuff or eloquently sprouting verse. I proudly managed to get on TV a few times, even if my appearance was rather fleeting. I walked up the stairs in a school on Brookside, and had the good fortune to meet the infamous Jimmy and Ron Dicko! That was thanks to my mum’s cousin who was a lighting technician on the show, and who sadly died a few years afterwards. I also danced in a tutu being Keith Chegwin (chain smoker ..." Read review
03.05.2003

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Community Level 8xdonzx

xdonzx

I've been on the telly!

AdvantagesI'm famous

Disadvantagesnone!

".... Here I will share my "telly experiences! " hehe! * * * * * * * My 1st Telly Moment * * * * * * * * One day when I was 12 I was on the X Change website ( a CBBC tv show) when I saw that Girls Aloud were coming on the show and wanted viewers to send in their questions that they would like to ask the girls. I sent in a few questions. Within a couple of days I received a call from X change saying they liked my question and would I like to ask them ..." Read review
17.01.2008

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Community Level 3DumpYou

DumpYou

Just a few more?

AdvantagesFriends wanted me to go shopping with me

DisadvantagesDidn't last long

"...I'm pretty unlucky in general. My fifteen minutes of fame, isn't all that dazzling. But it's the biggest thing that's ever happened to me, so allow me to share. I'm a subscriber to Heat magazine. I love it, all the gossip, all the embarrassing pictures, the crossword, oh the crossword. Back when I first started getting it, a year ago infact. I had the urge to email a letter for the mail page. This is what I sent: "What's gone wrong with British ..." Read review
24.09.2003

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Community Level 2samfroggatt

samfroggatt

Streaking Its great Fun

AdvantagesNot Wearing Any Underwear

DisadvantagesFoam on a Concrete Bandstand

"...I have to tell you my story. I promise it is not as exciting as appearing in all national papers at the same time?? It was an evening of fine musical entertainment at the Kingsbridge Music Festival in 2001. On the bandstand, we first had up at around 4pm the start of the battle of the bands contest. This is were local bands play two songs they have writen and perform. The audience then decides who should have the title of "Battle of the band ..." Read review
27.05.2003

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Community Level 6BUBBLES171

BUBBLES171

Hey im on TV - Commonwealth Games 2002

AdvantagesI gave something back to the city that i grew up in

Disadvantagestime consuming and not paid

"This is about my 15 mins of fame and how i became apart of Crew 2002 Macnhester.... A few years ago, i said if Manchester ever get the Commonwealth Games, i want to be a part of it.... People laughed as I have one kidney, osteoarthritis and asthma.. They wont let you take part.. Well lets see what happens then eh... MANCHESTER HAS BEEN AWARDED THE 2002 COMMONWEALTH GAMES.. i was in tears and that was when i decided even if my disability got ..." Read review
07.11.2003

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Community Level 4Anonymousg...

Anonymousguest

Tony Robinson Got Tortured

AdvantagesWas funny at the time

DisadvantagesDunno about a claim to fame like

"Well my fifteen minutes of fame might not really qualify, but it is the best i can do with my humble little life. Time Team did an excavation at the end of our street about a year and a half ago and has already been aired on television. The location is in Hartlepool, in the ancient part known as the Headland, obviously where i live. The Headland, which is thought to have been first inhabited at around the time of 647AD, is mentioned by St Bede ..." Read review
12.03.2004

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Community Level 2chrisbienv...

chrisbienvenu

My trip to Serbia and Montenegro

AdvantagesCheap stuff

Disadvantagesflu

"...of events that lead to my show in 2003 started in 1999 when I met a serbian guy called Mileta, we got on very well and started working together. As a couple of years passed we drifted a little and one day he sent me a message saying come round to mine tonight, I said I would. Unfortunately I had a newish girlfriend and we all know how relationships can affect your friendships and I decided to meet up with her instead of him. The next day I heard ..." Read review
24.08.2004

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Community Level 2richard_mi...

richard_millar

Live TV Review with images

AdvantagesWhat an experience

DisadvantagesDidn't Win

"My fame was actaully less than 15 minutes. more like about 10. Last year I appeared on a live TV game show. I will tell you more in a mo... The reason i went on the show was because my Wife had gone on it a few months before and we had got hooked on it. She did quite well and got the semi-finals. The guy that beat here did go on to win the £3000 prize in the quickest time ever on the hsow so she was not too disappointed. Anyway more about ..." Read review
19.07.2005

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Community Level 5emmaclaire

emmaclaire

the big breakfast

AdvantagesI won something

Disadvantagesi didn't win anything again!

"...called 'The Big Breakfast.' My tale of glory comes from the time when the two greats still ruled on that show - Johnny Vaughn and Denise Van Outen. Well, when i was 14 I decided to phone up one of the competitions on this show. The comp at the time was 'Sunny Side UP' and basically you had to solve a hangman. They showed the board briefly on the tv and you had the break to ring up and give what you thought the answer could be. The only other clue ..." Read review
18.04.2003

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I loved them, yeah,yeah,yeah

AdvantagesI was a little bit of history

DisadvantagesIf you blink you'll miss it

"...I was 14!) ~~~ One particular day, my two best friends and I heard that The Beatles would be playing The City Hall, Newcastle and of course we absolutely had to get tickets. It was reported that the booking office would open at 9am and someone, somwhere suggested that people had to get there early to buy a ticket. It surprises me now how enterprising I was and, yes, deceitful,there's no other word for it. In those days, we did not have the ..." Read review
28.12.2003

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