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Prince Harry is back in trouble again: over the weekend, while at his favorite watering hole, Boujis, he and busty gal pal Natalie Pinkham shocked onlookers while downing "crackbaby" shots and feeling each other up at a private table. After a night of roughhousing, Harry tried to avoid paps by going through the rear exit but was quickly ambushed by snappers. Harry, who was allegedly drunk and belligerent, chased and shoved one photographer, before returning to his car and "falling spectacularly in a gutter, flashing pink socks and pink boxers."
The photographer, Nirach Tanner, told his story to News of the World:
"He was very drunk. I took a few shots of him and he just came for me," said Tanner, 27. "He knows me because I've taken his pictures before and I have never had a problem with him.
"He saw me as he came out of the club's rear entrance because he didn't want to be spotted leaving with Natalie.
"He screamed at me to 'F*** off', then grabbed me and tried to shove me over. He had his hands around my collar and back.
"It was an assault. I've never known anything like it before."
Natalie Pinkham, who famously had her boobs cupped by Harry a few years ago, says "There is only one girl in Harry's life and that is Chelsy." Her wardrobe, or lack thereof, in The Sun makes her look all the more credible.
Simon over at No Rock & Roll Fun owns Mika, who's suffering death threats for his "don't ask/don't tell" stance: "The problem, Mika, is not that you won't talk about it – it's more the way you constantly bang on about how you won't talk about it. A man's sexuality is his own business, but this constant coy "oh, a gentlemen won't reveal his sexuality, but look at this song I've written about gay men… could that be a hint?" stuff is grating. If someone has sent a death threat – a proper one – maybe if you stop telling everyone how you won't be honest all the bloody time might stop emails like that coming."
In other music news, the Andy Pipkin/Brian Potter version of "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" is No. 1 as expected. Avril Lavigne and Fergie represent North America in the top 10 this week.
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Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.