Before the BAFTAs, There’s the BIFAs. Plus: Reese Witherspoon as Heather Mills?

  • Ian Curtis biopic Control has received 10 nominations from the British Independent Film Awards.
  • Heather Mills wants Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon to play her in a biopic. She’s really pushing this girl-next-door persona.(Daily Mail)
  • James McAvoy as Kurt Cobain? That’s a casting decision I could get behind.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins has confirmed he will play Sir Alfred Hitchcock in a biopic.(Digital Spy)

  • Kate Moss is selling the house she shared with Pete Doherty for $6.5 million.(Mirror)
  • Helen Mirren says a convent school sex-ed video proved to be life’s best birth control: “I swear it traumatized me, I haven’t had children and I can’t look at anything to do with childbirth, it absolutely disgusts me.”(Daily Mail)
  • Prince Harry shows up to a charity event a bit hungover.(The Sun)
  • DJ Chris Moyles says he’d never replace Sharon Osbourne on X-Factor and, if approached, he’d tell them to shove it “up their a**.”(The Sun)
  • A fight re-enactor on the British TV series Time Team died after a splinter pierced his eye during a fake jousting scene.(BBC)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded'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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