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  • Daniel Radcliffe‘s leather cub photos in Details magazine have left Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson gobsmacked.

  • Emma Watson on fame and fortune: “Let’s be honest: I have enough money never to have to work again, but I would never want that.”(Telegraph)
  • The Beeb culls quotes from Harry Potter reviews, which have generally been positive surprisingly.
  • Morrissey has CANCELED his New York show. (Brooklyn Vegan)
  • Jade Goody says her miscarriage was God’s punishment for her bad behavior.(Daily Mail)
  • An arrest has been made in connection to terrorist threats toward chefs Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver.(The Sun)
  • Amy Winehouse has apparently been spotted at a bar every time she’s missed a gig. To track Amy’s boozy exploits, The Sun‘s Victoria Newton has ushered in the “Wino Watch,” asking fans to send in photos of Ms. Winehouse getting trashed. If there was ever a question that Victoria Newton was a truly vile woman, this settles it.
  • In his diaries published yesterday, former Communications Director Alastair Campbell revealed that Tony Blair was nervous about having Noel Gallagher attend a reception at 10 Downing Street, fearing the Oasis member would trash the place. When Campbell asked record exec Alan McGee about it, he said that Noel was fine, but “had they invited Liam, it might have been different.”(NME)
  • Also from his diaries: Campbell relays a funny story of a meeting between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown at a friend’s house in 1994. “At one point, GB went to the toilet. Minutes passed and TB was sitting twiddling his thumbs and even wondered if GB had done a runner. Eventually, the phone went. TB left it, so then the answering machine kicked in and GB’s disembodied voice came on: ‘Tony. It’s Gordon. I’m locked in the toilet.'”(Mirror)
  • Singer Lauryn Hill shocked and angered fans with her erratic behavior at a Birmingham, England gig. One person said: “After being over two hours late, Lauryn came on stage looking like a clown, singing in an incredible [sic] aggressive manner and looking as though she were absolutely wasted, her eyes rolling…such a shame that such a talented individual is at such a low point.”(Gigwise)
  • Add Groove Armada to the list of producers working on Kylie Minogue‘s comeback album.(Gigwise)
  • Paul Potts sings “Nessun Dorma” in the studio. Found viaDrowned In Sound.
  • Actor Rufus Sewell on getting mistaken for Joaquin Phoenix: “It’s happened a couple of times recently but it doesn’t happen as often as it used to. It’s funny now, but it used to really piss me off.”(Metro)
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.