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Paula Yates
Paula Yates

Paula Yates (24 April 1960 - 17 September 2000) was a British television presenter, best known for her work on cult TV music show, The Tube. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 372 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (440 × 709 pixel, file size: 48 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photo of paula yates (taken from http://celebritypictures. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 372 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (440 × 709 pixel, file size: 48 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photo of paula yates (taken from http://celebritypictures. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who introduces or hosts television programmes. ... Screenshot of The Tubes neon sign trademark The Tube was an innovative United Kingdom pop/rock music television programme, which ran for 5 series, from 1982 until 1987. ...

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Early life

Born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, she was brought up in a show business family. Her mother was Elaine Smith, a former showgirl, actress and writer of erotic novels, who used the stage names Hellen Thornton and Heller Toren. Until late in her life, Yates believed her father to be Jess Yates, who was known as "the Bishop" and presented the ITV religious programme Stars On Sunday. Yates and Smith were married from 1958 to 1975, though Yates was 16 years older than his wife and their marriage was unconventional. Jess Yates was sacked from his job in 1974 because of scandalous newspaper stories about his private life. Colwyn Bay at sunset Colwyn Bay (Welsh: Bae Colwyn) is a town and seaside resort on the coast of the Irish Sea in North Wales. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... Jess Yates (born Jesse Frederick Joseph Yates in Manchester, December 20, 1918; died April 9, 1993) was best known as the presenter of Yorkshire TV’s Stars on Sunday religious programme, which earned him the nickname The Bishop. His family moved to Llandudno when he was 5 and he lived... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


In an unsettled childhood, Paula attended school at Penrhos College, Ysgol Aberconwy. The Yateses ran the Deganwy Castle Hotel for a time, before moving to a large house in Rowen, Conwy. After the break-up of her parents' marriage in 1975, Paula lived mostly with her mother, including periods in Malta and Mallorca, before returning to Britain. Ysgol Aberconwy is a mixed comprehensive school on the North Wales coast. ... The Ty Gwyn pub in Rowen Footbridge over the Afon Roe Rowen is a small village on the western slopes of the Conwy valley in North Wales. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location Location of Mallorca in Balearic Islands Coordinates : 39° 30’N , 3°0E Time Zone : CET (UTC+1) - summer: CEST (UTC+2) General information Native name Mallorca (Catalan) Spanish name Mallorca Postal code 07001-07691 Area code 34 (Spain) + 971 (Illes Balears) Website http://www. ...


Early career

Paula became an obsessed fan of Boomtown Rats and their lead singer, Bob Geldof. Paula posed naked for Penthouse in 1978, just before she became a music journalist, writing a column called "Natural Blonde" in the Record Mirror. She first came to prominence in the 1980s, as co-presenter (with Jools Holland) of the Channel 4 pop music programme The Tube. She has also appeared alongside friend Jennifer Saunders in French And Saunders in 1987 for a spoof 'mockumentary' on Bananarama. Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats (1975-1985) were a punk rock/new wave group headed by Bob Geldof, who was later known for organizing charity rock concerts such as Band Aid (intended to help famine victims in Ethiopia), Live Aid, Live 8, and Hands Across America (intended to help... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof, (or Zenon, sources differ)KBE[1], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [2], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Penthouse, a mens magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and soft-core pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. ... Record Mirror was a British weekly music newspaper. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958 in Blackheath, South East London) is an English virtuoso pianist, bandleader, television presenter, architectural eccentric and pop music enthusiast. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Screenshot of The Tubes neon sign trademark The Tube was an innovative United Kingdom pop/rock music television programme, which ran for 5 series, from 1982 until 1987. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 12 July 1958) is a BAFTA Award-winning English comedienne, actress, and comedy writer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Marriage to Geldof

Yates met Bob Geldof in the early days of the Boomtown Rats. They got together as a couple in 1976 when she travelled by aeroplane to Paris, to surprise him while the band was playing there. Their first daughter, Fifi Trixibelle, was born on 31 March 1983.[1] After 10 years together, they married on 31 August 1986 in Las Vegas, with Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran acting as Geldof's best man. The couple then had two more daughters, Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof on 16 March 1989,[2] and Little Pixie Geldof on 17 September 1990.[3] Pixie is said to be named after a celebrity daughter character from the cartoon Celeb in the satirical magazine Private Eye, itself a lampoon of the unusual names the Geldofs gave to their first children. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Airplane and Aeroplane redirect here. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Vegas redirects here. ... Simon John Charles Le Bon (born October 27, 1958) is the lead singer and lyricist of the pop/rock band Duran Duran. ... Duran Duran are an English pop group notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof[1] (born 16 March 1989) is a writer, broadcaster, socialite and media figure in the UK. // Geldof was born in London in 1989, the second daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Private eye may mean: Look up Private eye on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Private Eye a fortnightly British satirical magazine-newspaper, edited by Ian Hislop (as of 2005) A private investigator, a private detective for hire (see also crime fiction and detective fiction) Private Eye, a song by Alkaline Trio...


Later career

After the birth of her daughters, Yates wrote two books on motherhood. In 1982 Paula released a cover version of the Nancy Sinatra hit single "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".[4] Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... These Boots Are Made for Walkin is a pop song composed by Lee Hazlewood and first recorded by Nancy Sinatra. ...


Yates continued with her rock journalism, in addition to being presenter of cutting-edge music show The Tube. She became most notorious for her "on the bed" interviews on the show The Big Breakfast, produced by Geldof. On 27 October 1995 Yates appeared on the quiz programme Have I Got News For You and repeatedly clashed with Ian Hislop. Yates referred to Hislop as being "the sperm of the devil". Screenshot of The Tubes neon sign trademark The Tube was an innovative United Kingdom pop/rock music television programme, which ran for 5 series, from 1982 until 1987. ... Lockkeepers Cottages, in Old Ford Lock, used as the studio for The Big Breakfast The Big Breakfast was a British light entertainment television show shown on Channel 4 each weekday morning from 28 September 1992 until 29 March 2002. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show; produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is based loosely on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been running since 1990. ... Ian Hislop (born 13 July 1960) is the editor of British satirical magazine Private Eye, a team captain on the popular satirical current affairs quiz Have I Got News for You and a comedy scriptwriter. ...


Relationship with Michael Hutchence

Yates interviewed the INXS singer Michael Hutchence in her Big Breakfast boudoir, and fell in love with him. In 1995, Yates left Geldof for Hutchence. Geldof and Yates divorced in May 1996. Two months later Yates' daughter with Hutchence, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence (known as Tiger) was born on 22 July 1996.[5][6] INXS (pronounced In Excess) are an Australian rock group. ... Michael Kelland John Hutchence (January 22, 1960 – November 22, 1997) was the original lead singer of the Australian rock band INXS. // Hutchence was born in Sydney, son of Kelland (Kell) and Patricia Hutchence, but was subsequently raised in Hong Kong. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Hutchence's death

In November 1997, Hutchence was found hanged in a hotel room in Sydney. Yates became distraught, refusing to accept the coroner's verdict of suicide. She eventually sought psychiatric treatment. Yates never entirely recovered from losing him, and even attempted suicide. Meanwhile, she battled Hutchence's mother Patricia Glassop and her daughter Tina for custody of Tiger Lily.[citation needed] For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Psychiatry is a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the mind and mental illness. ... Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are sometimes used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child, and the parents duty to care for the child. ...


Yates' dispute with Hutchence's family over Michael's estate saw her struggling to bring up her daughter.[7] While battling grief and problems with addiction, she was also in an extremely difficult financial situation. Yates resorted to selling her jewelery in order to pay bills, including the three amethyst rings Geldof gave her after the birth of each of their daughters. She downsized to living in a small mews house in the years prior to her death.


Death

While fighting for custody of Tiger, it was reported in the media that Jess Yates had not been Paula's natural father. A paternity test proved that the late quiz show host Hughie Green had in fact been her natural father. Shortly after this announcement, Yates was found dead, at the age of 40, of an accidental heroin overdose, leaving her youngest child an orphan. The coroner ruled that it was not a suicide, but a result of "foolish and incautious" behaviour.[citation needed] Jess Yates (born Jesse Frederick Joseph Yates in Manchester, December 20, 1918; died April 9, 1993) was best known as the presenter of Yorkshire TV’s Stars on Sunday religious programme, which earned him the nickname The Bishop. His family moved to Llandudno when he was 5 and he lived... A paternity test is conducted to prove that a man is or is not the biological father of another individual. ... Quiz Show is a 1994 film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s. ... Hughie Green (February 2, 1920 - May 3, 1997), was the host of numerous British television shows. ... The term drug overdose (or simply overdose) describes the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities greater than are recommended or generally practiced. ... Orphans, by Thomas Kennington An orphan (from the Greek ορφανός) is a person (typically a child), who has lost both parents, often through death. ...


Aftermath of her death

Soon after her death, Tiger Lily, in agreement with Hutchence's parents, was adopted by Yates' ex-husband Bob Geldof, so that she could be raised with her three older half sisters Fifi, Peaches, and Pixie. Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof, (or Zenon, sources differ)KBE[1], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [2], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ...


Several people have written books claiming to know the truth about Paula Yates, including her estranged mother Heller Toren, half-brother Christopher Green and one-time manager and friend Gerry Agar.


In his memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins (2006), actor Rupert Everett included the revelation that he conducted a six-year affair with Yates. Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is an English actor and a former singer. ...


Books

Paula Yates was the author of several books, including:

  • Rock Stars in Their Underpants (1980)
  • A Tail of Two Kitties (1983)
  • Blondes (1983)
  • Sex With Paula Yates (1986)
  • The Fun Starts Here (1990)
  • The Fun Don't Stop: Loads of Rip-roaring Activities for You and Your Toddler (1991)
  • And the Fun Goes On: A Practical Guide to Playing and Learning with Your Pre-school Child (1991)
  • Village People (1993)

Notes and references

  1. ^ Fifi Trixibelle Geldof IMDb listing
  2. ^ Peaches Geldof IMDb listing
  3. ^ Pixie Geldof IMDb listing
  4. ^ These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
  5. ^ Bob Geldof at Astrodatabank
  6. ^ Answers.com
  7. ^ Gerry Agar - Paula, Michael and Bob, Pub. 2004
  • Green, Christopher; and Clerk, Carol (2003). Hughie and Paula: The Tangled Lives of Hughie Green and Paula Yates. London: Robson. ISBN 1-86105-609-5. 
  • Rojek, Chris (2001). Celebrity. London: Reaktion Books. ISBN 1-86189-104-0. 

Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Paula Yates (236 words)
Paula Yates (1959-2000) was a British television presenter.
When she first came to prominence in the 1980s, as co-presenter (with Jools Holland[?]) of Channel 4 pop music programme, The Tube, she was better known as the daughter of former TV presenter, Jess Yates[?], who had been sacked from his job presenting religious programmes because of scandalous newspaper stories about his private life.
Yates became even more famous as the partner of Bob Geldof, with whom she lived for some years before their marriage in 1986.
Paula Yates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (630 words)
Paula Yates (born April 24, 1959 in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Wales – died September 17, 2000) was a British television presenter.
Paula is probably most famous for her marriage to rock singer and Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof, (with whom she lived for some years before their marriage in 1986) and for the eccentric names they gave their three daughters: Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom and Pixie.
Shortly after this announcement, Paula Yates was found dead, at the age of 40, of an accidental heroin overdose, leaving her youngest child an orphan.
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