Multi-millionaire chef Nigella Lawson says her kids won’t get a cent of her dough when she’s dead: “I am determined that my children should have no financial security. It ruins people not having to earn money.” Doesn’t she sound as beautiful inside as she is outside?(Daily Mail)
Amy Winehouse is watching Marilyn Monroe films to get by, reports The Sun. I don’t think old Norma Jean is the best role model, for reasons that should be obvious.
CBS late-night host Craig Ferguson, a Scotsman, has decided to become a U.S. citizen.(Daily Record)
In addition to his recent BBC documentary, Blur bassist Alex James has written a column for The Sun about the ills of the cocaine trade. “It is the most unethical, environment-crippling, murderous product ever manufactured.” The Guardian‘s Rosie Swash responds, “Who the f*#$ didn’t know cocaine was bad?” Not in those exact words.
J.K. Rowling and her Technicolor Dreamcoat.(Daily Mail)
Charles Dance, Patrick Stewart, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Anne-Marie Duff have all won Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.(BBC)
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.