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Courtney Love – who has been linked to a number of British celebrities – apparently draws the line at Robbie Williams. When the former Hole singer rejected him at first sight, the Robster had a comeback ready, and it was a doozy:

“I met Courtney Love and she said she’d like to sleep with me, but couldn’t because of my pop star thing. So I said I couldn’t sleep with her either because of the ugly thing.”

That’s enough to make me fall in love with Robbie Williams again. All is forgiven, Robbie. Thank God someone has standards in Hollyweird.

In other news:

  • Elton John‘s photo of two nude girls is NOT child pornography, prosecutors have ruled.(Telegraph)

  • Amy Winehouse admits that she’s taken medication for depression since she was 16 and that her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, “saved her life” after her near-fatal overdose. “I really thought I was on the way out. My husband Blake saved my life, brought me into hospital.”(Mirror)
  • Teflon Pete Doherty slides by once again. I swear, if I ever get into trouble in London, I want his lawyer.(Guardian)
  • Guy Ritchie says the adoption of David Banda did not cause problems in his marriage to Madonna. “He’s part of the family now. We haven’t talked about the adoption for ages – he’s part of us.”(Mirror)
  • The Spice Girls have done Christmas ads for UK supermarket chain Tesco. The Guardian‘s Hadley Freeman lets us in on what “really” happened on the shoot. Funny stuff.
  • Prince William made The Spice Girls “peanut butter on toast” when they were invited to his home.(Contact Music)
  • The Daily Telegraph‘s Neil McCormick asks the question we’ve all been asking: “Mick Hucknall announced on Wednesday that Simply Red are splitting up. Which rather raises the question: how does a group with only one member go their separate ways?”
  • Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon threatened a fan’s life after said fan threw a drink at him during an L.A. concert. How punk, and yet, how not.(Gigwise)
  • Lily Allen was supposed to sing “Oh My God” with Mark Ronson at Roundhouse, but she snubbed him. Who was her replacement? The original singer, Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs.(Contact Music)
  • Kaiser Chiefs talk about playing hits like “Ruby” and “I Predict a Riot” with a full string orchestra for Electric Proms.(The Independent)
  • Leona Lewis is taking diva lessons from Loose Women.(The Sun)
  • Aging U.S. boy band The Backstreet Boys and UK indie band The Hoosiers are unlikely bedfellows.(Mirror)
  • Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah is ready to get married.(Mirror)
  • The Guardian‘s Steve Chick looks back on 10 years of Big Dada, home to Roots Manuva and the UK’s first real hip-hop label. He speaks with label founder Will Ashon, who says, “Roots proved you could be a black British artist, who sounded like a black British artist, and still be critically acclaimed. Not considered a joke, but sound completely distinctive, of your culture and where you came from.”
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.