Listen to BBC DJ Chris Moyles try to get Victoria Beckham to admit she has breast implants here. She holds her own pretty well.
Mel C. to the rest of The Spice Girls: leave your nippers at home.(Mirror)
Sharon Osbourne calls her stormy exit from a live X-Factor taping “a mistake.” A big one, too: her bosses didn’t even bother to contact her afterwards.(Mirror)
Hey, Claire Danes, Ricky Gervais is just not that into you. Which, I know, makes him a rarity in Hollywood.(Contact Music)
Chris Evans‘ microwaved potato nearly succeeded where Rupert Murdoch has failed: it almost took out the BBC.(Mirror)
Doctor Who creator Russell T. Davies is developing a new drama about “fortysomething gay men and how jealous they are of gay teenagers.” Davies has previously created several TV series about gay men, including Queer As Folk and Bob & Rose.
British actor Rupert Evans is the new Superman. He’s not replacing Brandon Routh; Evans is set to appear in the Justice League of America movie, based partially on the Death of Superman comic book.(The Times)
The Times calls ITV newscaster Sir Trevor McDonald a “British institution.”
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.