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Orlando Bloom was involved in a car accident. His pretty face was left unscarred, but two passengers in his car were injured. And to add insult to their injures, X17Online.com has video of Orlando apparently abandoning them, hiding under his hoodie, and walking away from the crash scene. In the video, you can hear someone telling Orlando that if he leaves the scene, the accident would be considered a hit-and-run. Yeah, I’d call that a PR disaster.
Surely, the paps weren’t blameless here, but damn, Orly. Man the hell up!
In other news:
- Jude Law won’t face prosecution for his alleged assault on a photographer.(Contact Music)
- Beam me up, Simon!: Simon Pegg is set to play Scotty, originally played by James Doohan, in the new Star Trek film.(BBC)
- Prince Harry did his first formal public engagement in five years, which is great – but would it have killed him to comb his hair first?(Daily Mail)
- Prince William and Kate Middleton are taking a weekend holiday at Balmoral.(Telegraph)
- Roger Moore looks to get 007 figures for his autobiography. I couldn’t resist…I’ll try harder next time.(Mirror)
- A helpless Wiltshire family was attacked after their house party advertised on YouTube was overrun by gatecrashers. “More than 100 uninvited teenagers descended on the family house, stole whisky and champagne, smashed windows and started fighting, according to reports. Engineer David Worthy, 53, was punched in the face when he tried to turn away a group of youths, while his son Stephen, 18, was badly beaten.”(Yahoo)
- The makers of Hotel Babylon are set to launch Fashion Babylon and Air Babylon, reports The Stage. All three are adaptations of Imogen Edwards-Jones‘ books.
- ITV will sponsor a long-running program that lures promising theater directors to TV projects. As Variety says, “The initiative, which also gives three bursaries a year to fledgling theater helmers, was set up in 1960. It has helped nurture the careers of, among others, Trevor Nunn, Ken Loach, Michael Boyd, and Roger Michell.
- The Guardian‘s Geoff Small notes that Channel 4, long held up as a “multicultural pioneer,” is losing black viewers.
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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.