Billie Piper: Young Doctor Who Fans Shouldn’t Watch My New Movie

  • Billie Piper says the young’uns who watched her on Doctor Who should pass on Secret Life of a Call Girl. (Digital Spy)
  • Writer Paul Burston praises Torchwood‘s Captain Jack as a great “gay” role model:”In the last ten years, gay life in Britain has changed beyondrecognition in terms of civil liberties. But the lack of gay rolemodels to children still hasn’t changed,” he told PinkNews.co.uk. “There are more gay people on television, but they tend to be of acertain type: camp comedians. John Barrowman in Torchwood andDoctor Who is the only one I can think of that I would havelooked up to as a role model.”
  • Gordon Ramsay‘s rival chef, Marco Pierre White has now directed his ire towards Jamie Oliver. Responding to Oliver’s comment that he’s a bully, White said, “I’d rather be who I am than a fat chef with a drum kit….I was listening to the radio one morning as I was driving to the restaurant when I heard Jamie Oliver calling me ‘a psychological bully’. I’d like to see him call me a bully to my face. Go and win your first Michelin star, Jamie, and then I might take you seriously.”(Daily Mail)
  • Nigella Lawson‘s cups runneth over in a Vivienne Westwood gown. If you closely examine the first photo over at The Daily Mail, you can just notice a spot of nipple.
  • After a night of partying, Kate Moss left her Dior gown in tatters. (Daily Mail)
  • Meet 21-year-old model Agyness Deyn, who is billed as the new Kate.
    (The Sun)
  • Screenhead has three new clips from the movie Atonement.
  • At a charity event, Princess Beatrice and mother Sarah Ferguson looked like sisters in near-matching gowns.(Daily Mail)
  • The men of Take That will be the new faces of UK department store Marks and Spencer.(Daily Mail)
  • Meanwhile, Jude Law is the new face of high-end menswear brand Alfred Dunhill.(Contact Music)
  • Laurence Olivier‘s acting style may seem dated now, but Richard Eyre, former director of Britain’s National Theatre, says his methods were revolutionary for their time. “When you watch his best film performances – in Wuthering Heights, Spartacus, Henry V, Richard III, or The Entertainer – realism seems a continent away from his intentions. They are all marked by high energy, a bravura romanticism and more than a touch of camp. It’s difficult today to understand how unconventional he seemed in his day.”(Telegraph)
  • Ben Richards, Bruno on Footballers Wive$, has been nominated for a Stage TMA Theatre award for his role in the musical Guys and Dolls. (The Stage)
  • Cherie Blair‘s autobiography is set for an October 2008 release.(Guardian)

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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