Farmer: I forgive Rihanna for flashing breasts on my land

Tabloid Tales: No hard feelings for Rihanna’s 'indecent' video, Paltrow's strict parenting, man shot by dog

LAST UPDATED AT 11:14 ON Tue 18 Sep 2012

THE IRISH farmer who kicked Rihanna off his land for flashing her breasts has said he has forgiven her, according to The Sun. Strict Christian Alan Graham last year demanded the singer, who was filming the video for her single We Found Love, leave his barley field because she was dressed "indecently". The video is now up for MTV Music Video of the Year and the 62-year-old farmer from County Down, Northern Ireland, has congratulated the saucy popstar. Graham said: "I will not judge her and I will never condemn her. I found her to be a very nice girl". Nevertheless, he added that the video "focused too much on sexuality".

PALTROW KIDS ONLY WATCH FRENCH AND SPANISH TV
Gywnth Paltrow has revealed that she only allows her children to watch TV in French or Spanish, instead of their native English. The actress has two children with Coldplay’s Chris Martin: Apple, eight, and Moses, six. Paltrow said: "When I'm in France, I go to [Boulevard] Beaumarchais and buy all their cartoons." According to the Daily Mail, the 39-year-old, who is well known for her draconian diets, admitted her strict viewing rules make young Moses "cross".

MAN FORGIVES DOG WHO SHOT HIM
A man hunting in the Dordogne region of France was shot in the hand by his own dog. According to the Herald Sun, the dog jumped on the Frenchman, known only as Rene, and accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting him in the right hand. But Rene insisted he was not cross with his dog, despite the hand having to be amputated, as he believes all the young dog wanted was a cuddle. He said: "It wasn't the dog's fault... he's adorable! I should have left the (gun's) safety on, that's all."

SHARK ‘SAVES’ STRANDED MAN
A man adrift in the Pacific Ocean for 15 weeks claims a helpful shark guided him to rescuers. Mr Toakai Teitoi, 41, had already lost his brother-in-law to dehydration and feared he would soon die too. But as Teitoi slept in his boat he felt "a big bump, followed by some scratching”. He continued: “I looked over the side and saw a six-foot shark circling my boat.” Looking up Teitoi saw a boat that was close enough to see his frantic waving, reports the Daily Mail. "If that shark hadn’t nudged me awake the crew of the boat might have thought I wasn’t in trouble and carried on sailing past me." · 

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