“It can be cheaper to fly to New York to eat at Gordon Ramsay‘s restaurant than to go to his place in London. A meal at the TV chef’s new establishment in the Big Apple costs less than half the price of an almost identical one at his Chelsea eatery.” From what I hear, lots of New Yorkers have broken the bank at his NYC restaurant. C’mon, Gordon, you’ve done your take on the gastropub; isn’t it time to put your spin on the all-you-can-eat budget buffet?(Metro)
Doctor Who‘s notoriously private David Tennant will appear on Michael Parkinson’s talk show next month.(The Sun)
Heather Mills denies she’ll be on Big Brother, wears a cardigan of many colors.(Mirror)
Will Michael Jackson and Boy George both play a upcoming Scottish music festival?(Contact Music)
Editors tout their sophomore release, An End Has a Start, to NME, claiming it will have a “bigger sound.” Will this be their Funeral? Tom Smith says, “Over the last couple of years things have started happening in my life – people dying or getting ill – and they’ve just started these thoughts in my head. Realizing that (death) is part of life can be amazing. I think that makes sense when you hear the songs.”
Legendary producer Stephen Street will produce the next Babyshambles album.(Gigwise)
Prince Charles says he’s “too old” for the little nippers playing the Diana concert.(Contact Music)
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.