Sharon Osbourne and Courtney Love May Go To Court

  • Have Sharon Osbourne and Courtney Love taken their battle to court? Sharon has notoriously alleged that Courtney introduced her son Jack to drugs. Digital Spy says “it has not been confirmed whether Love has taken Osbourne to court for making the allegations or whether Sharon has taken action against Courtney for allegedly giving Jack drugs in the first place.”
  • Duran Duran will mentor the X Factor contestants this week.(Mirror)
  • X Factor star Rhydian is (surprise) a bottle blond: he is actually ginger-haired, as childhood photos reveal.(Daily Mail)
  • Clearly, there’s a Red Scare a-blazin’ in today’s Daily Mail: the paper also goes after Paul McCartney‘s son James for having ginger hair.
  • James Jagger, Mick‘s son with Jerry Hall, is dating a “lookalike” of his mother.(Daily Mail)
  • Photos: Rod Stewart‘s daughter Ruby models underwear for Ultimo.
    (The Sun)
  • It’s official: Morrissey will serve NME with legal papers today.(The Times)
  • While we’re all chatting about Morrissey’s stance on immigration, The Guardian‘s Tony Naylor analyzes the singer’s comments about Britain’s high taxes.
  • Victoria Beckham will get naked for Marc Jacobs.(Mirror)
  • Just Jared alerts us to the first behind-the-scenes video from the Spice Girls reunion tour.
  • Popjustice has a clip of “The Greatest Song of 2007…maybe.”
  • Radiohead and Prince are ineligible for next year’s BRIT Awards. Artists must have a top 75 chart hit to be eligible, but, as BBC NEWS notes, “Radiohead’s album In Rainbows was only released for download on the band’s website, which does not report sales to chart compilers. Prince’s album Planet Earth was given away free in a newspaper. Chart rules stated it was ineligible for inclusion.”
  • Arctic Monkeys have released new songs under the name “The Death Ramps.”(NME)
  • Dizzee Rascal offers support to his “good-hearted” friend Pete Doherty and says he’s planning to work with the Arctic Monkeys for a second time.
  • In spite of her problems, Amy Winehouse is “more creative now then she’s ever been.” She’s started work on her third album, reports The Mirror.
  • The Times suggests 10 singer-songwriters to stand-in for the AWOL Ms. Winehouse.

Kevin Wicks

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.

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