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Future Filan

by on May.19, 2017, under Music & Theater

Although Nicky Byrne will always be my favorite Westlifer (and probably favorite person), we must concede that Shane Filan was the lead singer for a reason. Yes, Mark Feehily also had a more… divatastic voice, but Shane’s voice was just the right combination of power and restraint and captivating-ness (I know, I know, not a word).

It’s just a shame that post-Westlife, none of them really hit it big as solo artists. There was some mild success here and there, but nowhere near the behemoth of Westlife at their peak. And yes, despite their inability to breach the US market, they were the biggest boy band of their generation (and after). The reality, I guess, is that Westlife lasted so long that by the time they split up fourteen years later, they were much older, and their demographic had moved on.

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Red Nose Roundup

by on Mar.24, 2017, under Film & TV, Travel & Culture

Last week, as a precursor to the UK’s Red Nose Day 2017, videos of three celebrities posing as British Airways agents and pranking several travelers in Heathrow Airport were released. Those three celebs happen to be some of my faves: gay Olympic diver Tom Daley, Spice Girl Emma Bunton, and Little Britain‘s David Walliams.

(And if you’ve never watched Little Britain, shame on you.)

Now these are must watch hidden cam pranks! To be completely honest, Tom was not that funny except for a couple of beats, but he was still absolutely adorable. Emma was very funny, especially when she would randomly infuse the conversations with random Spice lyrics and the customers would still be so clueless and unaware. David Walliams is of course a comedic genius and was just  hilarious AF, especially whenever he just deadpanned his way through things.

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Byrne, Baby, Byrne.

by on Oct.09, 2016, under Music & Theater, My Life

Anyone who has known me for a long time would know that, despite all the celebrities I totally admire and crush on, it will always boil down to just one person at the top.

Westlife’s Nicky Byrne.

Yes, even up to now, approximately seventeen years later.

No, he may not be the hottest.

He may not have been the best singer in Westlife nor the best soccer player prior to his career in show business.

However, there’s just something about Nicky that will always make him tops in my book.

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