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  • Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills‘ divorce could throw a wrench in his U.S. tour plans.(Mirror)

  • The Times profiles Rosanna Arquette, whom they speculate could be Mrs. Macca No. 3.
  • Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire is the latest artist to criticize Radiohead‘s “pay what you want” scheme, claiming it “demeans music.”(NME)
  • Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood did the soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s film, There Will Be Blood. Stereogum has one of his songs and a Q&A with him.
  • The Guardian has released their “Best Of 2007” for entertainment. Their music critics selected LCD Soundsystem‘s Sound of Silver for Album of the Year; Control was named Best Film.
  • Mark Ronson says Amy Winehouse is “psyched” about her six Grammy nods. “Amy doesn’t get excited about anything. She was never once excited while in the studio. And today she is just like, ‘Yeah, Ronnie Chops (her nickname for Ronson), we got Grammy nominations.'” Excellent. One hopes this will convince her that we like her, we really like her.(Contact Music)
  • Pete Doherty couldn’t play a Babyshambles gig due to illness. So, his bandmates asked if anyone in the audience knew the songs, and a fan filled in for him. A witness said: “He was quite good actually. He knew how to play it on guitar and he knew all the words. He got a good reaction from the crowd.” Hell, they might not even need Pete anymore…(Telegraph)
  • A man attacked Pete Doherty in a pub last weekend after allegedly demanding that Doherty buy drugs from him.(Mirror)
  • The folks over at Morrissey-solo have a scan of editor Conor McNicholas‘ response to Morrissey in this week’s NME.
  • Madonna names her new album, sues her co-op board.
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.