Simon Cowell on Sale of The Century
Simon Cowell turns 50 today, but he won’t be going too wild. We know that because he’s already had his birthday party. Oh, and what a party. His X Factor pals were there. Jordan was there. They all ate fish fingers. It sounded wonderful. Hence we thought we’d get him a gift, so we chased a chicken through Sainsburys, and discussed ideas in between crashing into towers of baked bean cans, and clumsily stumbling over old women’s trolleys, and it wasn’t long before it boiled down to a toss up between a white t-shirt, or a clip from back in the murky waters of his early television career. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Cowell!
Awww, look at his cheerful face
LL Cool J has pretty much everything a guy could wish for – a promising rap career, great tummy muscles, a wardrobe set aside for hats – hence he’s a total nightmare to buy presents for. It boiled down to a toss up between some wooden spoons for the kitchen, or a moving picture of a dog (courtesy of berro.com). In the end we decided to get him both. Happy 41st Birthday, Cool James!
Ahhh, the old Glass Door lampoon
He might live in the back room of a gym, but Joe Frazier is notoriously picky when it comes to birthday presents. After much debate, it was a toss up between a classic prank – where a cheeky monkey has hilariously removed the glass from a door – or a selection of marmalades. In the end, we got him both. Happy 65th, Smoking Joe!
David Bowie, Young Americans
When we found out that David Bowie was turning 62 today, we totally freaked out. What can you possibly get a legendary pop star that he hasn’t already got? It became a toss up between a clip of one of his greatest ever performances – from the excellent Dick Cavett Show in 1974 – or some ugg boots. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday, David!
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Mark our words, Nicolas Cage is very hard to shop for. He’s got it all – the cars, the face, the outfits. So it boiled down to a toss up between some hands-free equipment for his mobile phone, or a great scene from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, filmed whilst it was airing, probably by a student looking for kicks. We backed and forthed and backed and forthed, and in the end he got both of the presents. Happy 45th Birthday, Cageroo!