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  • Princes William and Harry pulled a phone prank on their poor 80-year-old grandma, Queen Elizabeth II, by recording this message on her answering machine: “Hey wassup! This is Liz. Sorry I’m away from the throne. For a hotline to Philip, press one. For Charles, press two. And for the corgis, press three.” Those lads should give up their royal aspirations and give Ant and Dec a run for their money. They are cheeky chappies!

  • Daniel Craig wants to be covered up in the next Bond movie? Say it ain’t so, DC! Don’t make us have to start a campaign for Jason Statham, who seems to have no problem stripping down.
  • You can download “ringtones, games, and music” from new ATMs being introduced in the UK.
  • Christian Bale says he’d never do a romantic comedy unless he was really strapped for cash. Hmmm, now what about porn?
  • When Billie Piper cited illness as a reason for pulling out of her Treats preview performance, The Daily Mail pounced on her. However, she’s set for tonight’s preview.Also: boyfriend Laurence Fox came to Billie’s rescue when a fan got too close.
  • Can you make a ho a housewife?: Coleen McLoughlin trying to make randy Wayne Rooney into a good Catholic boy. According to The Sun‘s sources, “Coleen wants the full Catholic church wedding, but Wayne isn’t the greatest churchgoer. So she’s told him they’ll have to have lessons and go to church regularly. He’s broken nearly every rule in the good book but the Lord is quite forgiving – and so is Coleen.”
  • Joanna Lumley, who reunites with AbFab co-star Jennifer Saunders in BBC AMERICA’s Clatterford, is currently doing Chekhov‘s The Cherry Orchard back in the UK. In her interview with The Daily Telegraph‘s Jasper Rees, she says AbFab made her “much richer than one ever deserved to be” and gave her freedom to pick and choose parts.
  • Add Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) to the list of stars to join Football Wives, the American version of Footballers Wive$. She’s playing the mother of Brian White‘s character. (Is she Jackie Pascoe?)
  • Shirley Bassey proves her gay-icon status by having her dresses auctioned off at Barnado’s for an LGBT youth charity. “I very much hope my fans will bid for them and raise money for the critical work Barnardo’s does with vulnerable young people in the gay community, helping to protect them from abuse and discrimination. Please dig deep everyone!”
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.