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Dead eyes and bare bums; celebs gave us so much in 2012, as seen in CTV special

- December 19th, 2012

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Why would CTV devote an entire hour to footwear?

Oh, wait. It’s not Stars & Sandals, it’s Stars & Scandals. That makes a heck of a lot more sense, actually.

The new CTV original special Stars & Scandals that Shook 2012 airs Thursday, Dec. 20, immediately following the season finale of The X Factor.

The 10 most “scandalous” entertainment/celebrity stories of the year will be counted down. So you can bet on appearances by the likes of Kristen Stewart and her dead eyes (as seen above), and Prince Harry and his bare bum, not necessarily in that order.

Meanwhile, the Stars & Sandals special remains in the early planning stages.

bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

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Harry has nothing on Henry when it comes to “The Secret Life of … “

- August 30th, 2012

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henry viii

I was speaking with someone the other day about the Prince Harry scandal with his naked pictures in Las Vegas. The person said to me, “That sort of stuff has been going on forever, the only difference now is that everyone has cell-phone cameras.” To which I added, “Yes, and also in the old days of the monarchy, after partying hard with naked women, the kings and princes simply had the girls killed.” Ah, the circle of life.

Which brings us to the new series The Secret Life Of …, which debuts Friday on History Television. It’s a fun, light-hearted look at well-known figures from the past, examining their lives and indescretions through the lens of how things would have been covered if paparazzi and TMZ had existed at the time.

The first episode focuses on none other than Henry VIII of England, whose exploits make Prince Harry look like something of a choir boy by comparison. Others on tap for The Secret Life Of … include Napoleon, Caligula and Elizabeth I.

It all makes you wonder: Have people always been the same, and the only thing that’s different now is that the media – especially social media – gives shy bystanders more of an opportunity to be voyeurs and live vicariously?

Well, one thing for certain is that, if someone had taken pictures of a naked Henry VIII in Las Vegas, he probably would have had a more extreme reaction and solution, given his history with wives.

bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

@billharris_tv