Saturday, January 21, 2006


Throughout the world, there are different versions of Big Brother. Here in the UK, we have a Celebrity Big Brother at the start of every year and there is a week left for the celebs in the house. Amoungst the housemates are Traci Bingham, Dennis Rodman and Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns (think of "you spin me right round, baby, right round. like a record, baby. right round, round, round" and you'll have Pete Burns)....

I'm doing a focus on Pete Burns. He caused outrage in the house when he told them all that his coat was actually made from Gorilla fur. His coat has now been seized by the police and taken away for testing, and if it was found to be gorilla fur, he could face 5 years prison sentence and a £5000 fine. You can read the story here.

I've not read the papers today but I did a search to see if something had been found out about the coat. One website says that it was found NOT to be gorilla fur but it in fact originates from black and white colobus monkeys. Colobus monkeys are not on the endangered list as gorillas are BUT he can still face charges for illegal importation of that type of fur. You can also read that story here.

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