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.
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.