Set Your DVRs: Melanie Brown Slotted For Tonight’s Larry King

  • As if she hasn’t done enough embarrassing publicity about her paternity battle with Eddie Murphy, Melanie Brown will take her case to Larry King Live tonight. Her lawyer, Gloria Allred, will be in tow. Seriously, Girlfriend is making Heather Mills seem camera-shy.(OK!)
  • Geri Haliwell looks F-I-T as she holidays in St. Tropez. Cute in the face, slim in the waist.(Daily Mail)
  • Tom Cruise is picking up Brit slang from pal Victoria Beckham. A source says: “He loves the British language because some of the sayings are so quirky. She’ll say things like ‘bloody hell’ and ‘blimey’. And she’ll say ‘come on chaps’ to her sons. Tom loves hearing it all and is building up a bit of an Anglo vocabulary himself.”(Digital Spy)
  • Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisolm was livid when Simon Fuller asked her to take singing lessons along with the rest of the Spice Girls: “I don’t need lessons. I can sing, thank you very much,” she said. And yes, you’re the only one, unfortunately.(Mirror)
  • Robbie Williams has been sidelined on the pitch by a cracked rib he suffered during a boxing match. “I’m beyond depressed. I’ve been told I’ll be out for one to three months. I’m beyond gutted. I’m devastated.” (Starpulse)
  • Racer Lewis Hamilton gets caught in a steamy underwater embrace with a mystery babe.(Daily Mail)
  • Rod Stewart doesn’t look THAT bad in his James Bond-esque swim trunks.(Daily Mail)
  • Liz Hurley, however, leaves nothing to the imagination in a see-through sundress.(The Sun)
  • Congratulations to actress Samantha Morton, who is expecting her second child. The father is her fiancé, director Harry Holm.(BBC)
  • Producer Stephen Street speaks of his trouble with Pete Doherty while recording the first Babyshambles album.(NME)
  • Kate Moss: “Celebrity” is the new N-word.(Mirror)
  • Debra Stephenson, Shell Dockley from Bad Girls, tells you how she lost weight after giving birth.(Mirror)

Kevin Wicks

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.

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