Sleb Safari: Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan and the case of the Crunchy Nut Cornflakes

Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan star together in The Banshees of Inisherin
Maeve Connolly

Never, ever, ever come between a hungry man and his bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. That’s rule number one when sharing a house with Colin Farrell.

Colin and Barry Keoghan lived together while filming the absolutely brilliant Martin McDonagh film The Banshees of Inisherin and Colin has strong memories of that trying house share.

He told RTÉ’s The Late Late Show that even though he is ever so fond of young Barry he was ready to reach for him many a morning.

“He lived with me during the film and you know, I’d come in in the morning and the place was like raccoons had been there - I'm not joking,” Colin said, by way of scene setting. 

Now, allow the camera to pan across the kitchen.

“One morning I came in and it was like, excuse my French, was like a p*ss take, right. I came in and there was a carton of milk on its side and it was empty. But there was a lovely puddle of milk where it was like somebody said how will we p*ss him off, get the milk on its side, put a puddle on the floor, get the cereal and have some soggy little bits of flakes on the bottom.”

Every parent is nodding their head and waiting for the inevitable conclusion to this tale of woe.

“So, I saw the milk and I saw the cereal that was on the counter – it wasn’t in the sink where it should have been. I remembered I had milk in the fridge, so it was grand. I got the milk from the fridge, I got a bowl out, grabbed the Crunchy Nut Cornflake box and it was very light.

“He had emptied the Crunchy Nut and put the plastic bag back in the box… I’m not asking for much. This isn’t an actor demanding private jets or anything… I just want a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes in the morning.”

As riders go it’s pretty tame. Even Liz Truss reportedly asked for more. A new biography claims that in advance of international trips the embassy in that country would receive a communication that Liz was only to be served freshly prepared sandwiches “no pre-made or plastic-packed sandwiches”, plus double espressos served in a flat-white-sized takeaway cup while lunch was “bagels or sushi” and there was to be “absolutely no mayonnaise on anything, ever”.

In addition, a bottle of sauvignon blanc was to be popped into the fridge of any overnight accommodation. No mention of any breakfast cereal, but lettuce return to Colin for the final word on the matter. He wants you to know that although Barry’s a terrible housemate, milk messer and cereal thief he is “amazing…  an extraordinary talent and has a heart the size of this island itself”.

No point crying over spilt milk, eh Colin.


Boy George of the I'm A Celebrity Jungle


Boy George is in the I'm A Celebrity jungle


This week’s hat tip goes to Boy George who entered the jungle last night for this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

George says he decided to take part because he is “in a moment of rediscovery of who I am as a person, artist and older man and I feel like I do make a lot of effort to be in pop culture”.

“I am bored of being iconic in the corner and if you want to compete in the world then being part of telly is part of that. This is the biggest show on TV and that is why I am doing it.”

Nobody puts Boy G in the corner.



Kim Kardashian's 42nd birthday non-party


The Kardashian family's new reality show will premiere next month.


SPARE a thought for Kim Kardashian whose birthday party was ruined by rubbish weather. If you’re thinking that maybe the rain ruined a fire-pit-and-red-wine get together or a bouncy castle for grown ups you are way off the mark.

Kim had borrowed her little sister’s private jet to fly friends from LA to Las Vegas for the evening but strong winds meant the plane couldn’t land and they had to turn back.

And you thought you had problems. 

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