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Simon Cowell to be......Sir Simon!

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Simon Cowell to be......Sir Simon! Reply with quote

Heard today that Simon Cowell could become a 'Sir'. Apart from given a few talentless people 5 minutes, he's done a lot of charity.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I ran a charity I'd be embarrased to be associated with a man who has totally ruined the music business
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its also rumoured that it could be sir "becks" too.
What was once a worthy title is now given away to anyone who is in the limelight of "celebrity". Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Simon Cowell to be......Sir Simon! Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Heard today that Simon Cowell could become a 'Sir'.


"Could be" or "will be"?

I have total admiration for those people who refuse to accept a royal gong. The whole thing's a complete nonsense - another remnant of our imperialist past.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not in the latest new year honours list.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Not in the latest new year honours list.


So there was little point in creating this thread, Mark. Why post it?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank goodness he didn't, he's smug enough as it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Simon Cowell to be......Sir Simon! Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:

I have total admiration for those people who refuse to accept a royal gong. The whole thing's a complete nonsense - another remnant of our imperialist past.


+1

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albert Finney (actor) refused a knighthood in 2000 and and CBE in 1980 as he is said to find such awards 'snobby'
Good for him I say.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
Albert Finney (actor) refused a knighthood in 2000 and and CBE in 1980 as he is said to find such awards 'snobby'
Good for him I say.


It's rumoured that David Bowie turned down a regal gong a few years back, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honor Blackman, French & Saunders, Raold Dahl all refused

as well as the slightly more public Benjamin Zephaniah. I think he was an odd choice anyway, what were they expecting him to go against his principles which are quite clear in his writing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject: Simon Cowell to be...Sir Simon? Reply with quote

Did Burt Kwouk get honoured for his services to Harry Hill on Channel 4 as well as to Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films?

Cowell is the reason the Wakefield branch of HMV lied to me that Spock's Beard weren't a big selling band.
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