The Sun reports Prince William and Kate Middleton are not only back together, but they are “closer than ever.”
That was quick: have Jennifer Aniston and her Brit model, Paul Sculfor, already broken up? “Friends of the couple suggest that the 36-year-old model has been finding the relationship too full-on, with rumours that the media attention was getting to him.” (Contact Music)
Will Prince Harry go into combat after all? Royal author Christopher Andersen tells Page Six that plans were underway to deploy the prince to Afghanistan without the press finding out, but Harry screwed it all up with his nightclub antics while on a training mission in Alberta.
Daniel Radcliffe says the stage is an inhospitable atmosphere for sprouting wood. Speaking of his romantic kisses with Equus co-star Joanna Christie, Radcliffe says, “Jo’s beautiful, but after you’ve gone through it a hundred times with an audience there…to be honest, when you get naked in front of 900 people, quite the opposite happens.”(Page Six)
J.K. Rowling broke down in tears when she finished her final Harry Potter in a lonely hotel room. “I was sobbing my heart out — I downed half a bottle of champagne from the mini bar in one and went home with mascara all over my face. That was really tough.”(Washington Post)
Radcliffe predicts a stoney end for Harry Potter.(MSNBC)
Keira Knightley‘s boyfriend Rupert Friend is set to play Prince Albert opposite Emily Blunt in Young Victoria.(Daily Mail)
Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar says he wants nothing more than to work with British Atonement author Ian McEwan.(Telegraph)
It’s raining men for Thandie Newton on the set of Guy Ritchie‘s latest movie.(Starpulse)
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.