Simon Cowell Fires Judge, Host from British “X-Factor”

Simon Cowell has fired two stars from his British talent series, X-Factor: The Sun reports Louis Walsh, manager of Westlife, and Kate Thornton were given the old heave-ho. “Kate was in tears when she got her marching orders. She loved doing the show and felt she did a good job. But Louis is now fairly philosophical as it was never his be-all-and-end-all. He hardly made any money out of being a judge, he did it for a laugh. He makes his millions out of being a successful pop manager. He found the workload pretty taxing at times.”

No big loss from that Katie chick. I thought she was hella annoying, and this comes from someone who watches Ryan Seacrest prance and preen every week.

  • The Sun‘s Vicky Newton is shocked – shocked, I tell you – that Kate Moss‘ 4-year-old daughter has already had – wait for it – HAIR EXTENSIONS. Come to the ghetto, Vicky: there are babies fresh out of the incubator rocking a weave. Fried, dyed, laid to the side.
  • Speaking of ghetto, check out Coleen McLoughlin‘s hair weave.
  • Liz Hurley seeks amends with the Indian people by puckering up to Shilpa Shetty.(The Sun)
  • There will be no arrests in connection with the Big Brother race row. Authorities call what happened in the BB house “clearly offensive” but “not criminal,” reportsThe Sun.
  • Racism controversies in three British institutions have alarmed minority leaders in the UK.
Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded'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.
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