Baby Spice is “hobbling around on crutches” after she sprained her ankle on stage in Vegas on Tuesday. She’s expected to perform at the Spice Girls‘ concert at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.(BBC)
Sting and Trudie apparently aren’t the only celebrity couple to openly enjoy the company of strippers: David and Victoria Beckham are alleged to have engaged in a full-on stripper spree in Vegas.(NME)
The Spice Girls are set to perform on this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing. They are recording their performance tomorrow. UPDATE: They’ve canceled due to Emma Bunton‘s injury.(The Sun)
Will this be successful counter-programming against the Kylie Minogue/Jason Donovan reunion on the X Factor finale?(The Times)
Jordan‘s former nanny has won damages for being fired on TV. “I was very distressed by the events of the day – having lost my job and my home. The presence of the television cameras added to this distress.” (The Sun)
Charlotte Church says she’s in no rush to get married to her longtime boyfriend, rugby player Gavin Henson – and his recent legal troubles haven’t made her any more eager. A source says it could be 10 years or more before they walk down the aisle: “Charlotte has told Gavin in no uncertain terms that she is not happy. They now have this charge hanging over them for a month and she says this has ruined their first Christmas with baby Ruby. Gavin is really in Charlotte’s bad books at the moment.”(Digital Spy)
NME has a news story about Morrissey, and they don’t even mention he’s suing them. He’s releasing a new single, “That’s How People Grow Up,” and a 15-track greatest hits collection in Feburary.
Shilpa Shetty says, “I’d love to do Hollywood, but it would have to be something that doesn’t make me self-conscious. I could never do a lip-lock.”(Daily Mail)
X Factor‘s Brian Friedman strips to fight testicular cancer.(The Sun)
Rugby star Will Greenwood strips to sell Braun shavers.(The Sun)
An unofficial biography of Robert Plant will be released next February.(NME)
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.