London Lite Wednesday, 4 November 2009 3 Inbrief Im a celebrity... and bankrupt JOE SWASH has been declared bankrupt after being unable to pay thousands of pounds in tax. The ex-EastEnder, 27, who won the last series of Im A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! still owes 20,000 to the taxman from an original bill of 120,000. But his agent denied he was struggling and said he should not have been declared bankrupt. Twochargedin witchhatdeath TWO jobless men have been charged with the Halloween killing of Ben Gardner, who was beaten to death following a row over his girlfriends fancy-dress witchs hat. Daniel Ransom and Ross Collender, both 20 and from Carshalton, were due in court today charged with murdering 30-year-old IT worker Mr Gardner in Sutton in the early hours of Sunday. Mistletoe and swine for Becks VICTORIA BECKHAM has spent 1,400 on two micro pigs as a Christmas present for husband David. She has called them Elton and David after good friends Elton John and his partner David Furnish, but the LA Galaxy star is reportedly keen on the names Pinky and Perky. The pigs are residing at the familys Beckingham Palace mansion in Hertfordshire. Classic literature retoldonTwitter TWO students have boiled down the complex literary works of some of the worlds most celebrated authors into Twitterese. Emmett Rensin and Alex Aciman, both 19, stayed true to the rules of Twitter by writing no more than 140 characters per tweet and told each classic in less than 20 tweets. They covered Shakespeare, Chaucer, the Bronts, Orwell and other authors. Let therebelights AlmightyleccybillasCarreyleadsXmasswitch-on BY LUCRETIA MUNRO Jedwardtoblameforthe -itofrealtalent THE X FACTORS Brian Friedman has laid into John and Edward again -- this time saying theyre getting the shows genuine talents booted out. At last nights film premiere of A Christmas Carol in Leicester Square, the choreographer was asked if he thought the twins were taking more deserving contestants places. Brian, 32, replied: Yes, but the thing is the public are voting for them. Its going to show in the weeks to come if they do a ballad. Then the public will decide if they should stay. Last week he told the London Lite the Irish pair needed medication as they are so crazy to work with. But even Mayor Boris Johnson has heard of John and Edward. He said at the Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on last night he knew them, but only out of the furthest corner of my eye. He added: Im no expert, but I know theres someone called Jedward. The terrible two: John and Edward at last nights Christmas Carol premiere JIM CARREY was given God-like powers in the movie Bruce Almighty. And it looked as though he was still in character as he hammed it up to switch on the Oxford Street Christmas lights. The traditional festive lights in Oxford Street and Regent Street were switched on simultaneously for the first time last night. St Pauls Cathedral also joined in the Christmas celebrations, where its choir led thousands of people to smash the world record for mass carol singing. The event coincided with the premiere of Disneys 3D version of A Christmas Carol in Leicester Square, with its stars Carrey, Colin Firth and Bob Hoskins switching on the lights at the three loca- tions. Firth said: Its all a bit over the top, but why not? Thats what Christmas is about. BY ALISTAIR FOSTER Divine comedy: Jim Carrey last night; the Regent Street lights, below, and St Pauls index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html