Monthly Archives: October 2007

New Spice Girls Single: This Is Not Good

Maybe The Spice Girls took their cue from Take That, who crawled out of retirement with the adult-contemporary hit, “Patience.” If so, it’s a huge mistake.

Anglo For Your Ear: Duran Duran’s “The Reflex”

People are always shocked to learn that this song – and not “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Rio,” or “Notorious” – was a No. 1 hit in America for Duran Duran.

Further Proof Hollywood Has Gone to The Birds

Casino Royale director Martin Campbell and actress Naomi Watts are remaking Hitchcock‘s The Birds. Love both of them dearly, but this is a terrible idea that shouldn’t have made it past a brainstorming session.

What’s Really Wrong With Pop Music Today?

With the Sugababes lodged at No. 1 for the fourth straight week, The Guardian‘s Kitty Empire wonders where all the male pop stars have gone.

Anglo For Your Ear: Goldie’s “Temper Temper”

This video is all fun and games until 2:05, when Noel Gallagher shows up with his Union Jack Fender guitar. Clearly, if I were Goldie and were 200 lbs of ripped muscle, I’d be sooo intimidated by Noel friggin’ …

Are You Ready for Rugby World Cup? Didn’t Think So.

So England’s Rugby World Cup match against South Africa is tomorrow – and it likely will have little to no impact on most Americans. Here, rugby is up there with lacrosse as a sport for posh, boarding school boys.

Amy Winehouse Taken Down by a Damn Snitch

Amy Winehouse, hubby Blake Fielder-Civil, and another unnamed person were arrested at a hotel in Bergen, Norway last night for cannabis possession. Amy, who is currently on a European tour, was allegedly strip-searched before having …

Anglo For Your Ear: Beth Gibbons’ “Mysteries”

Portishead lead singer Beth Gibbons released a solo album in 2002 with Rustin Man titled Out of Season. This ethereal ballad was the first track.

Evening Standard Columnist to Sir Paul: Just Give Heather What She Wants

Amidst reports that Heather Mills is demanding a $100 million settlement, The Evening Standard columnist Nirpal Dhaliwal feels Paul McCartney‘s pain, having undergone a painful divorce himself earlier this year. That’s why …

R.I.P. Deborah Kerr

British actress Deborah Kerr has died at age 86. Her list of credits is incredible: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Black Narcissus with Powell and Pressburger; King Solomon’s Mines;The King and I; An Affair to Remember …