Kate Moss has offered to turn Princess Beatrice from “frump” to “fab,” reports The Daily Star. Can Kate start by wiring that mouth shut? What, does Bea have chronic nasal congestion? Close your gob, sweetie.
Meanwhile, is Kate Moss engaged to her rocker beau?(Daily Star)
Not to betray the lofty standards set by their predecessors, the 3am girls have done a story about – I kid you not – Alfie Allen‘s “unkempt” pubic hair. They cite a source from the London production of Equus. “It was out of control and not doing justice to his manhood. It was quite awkward and no one knew how to tell him and who should do it. But when Alfie was told, he took it like a man – and reached for the nail scissors. Now he can’t wait to get up on stage and show off his super buff and aerodynamic bod.” I must say I’m a real sucker for this kind of…story.
The BBC has banned audience members from throwing their panties at a Tom Jones impersonator for “health and safety rules.” (The Sun)
Prince Charles, stricken by poetry, fears London’s skyline could become “pockmarked” by too many skyscrapers: “Not just one carbuncle on the face of a much loved old friend, but a positive rash of them that will disfigure precious views and disinherit future generations of Londoners.” Yes, and it is the most shattering experience of a young man’s life when he awakens and quite reasonably says to himself, “I shall never play The Dane.”(Guardian)
Ursula Andress (Dr. No) was voted best Bond girl ever; Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore in Goldfinger), Diana Rigg (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Eva Green (Casino Royale), and Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me) rounded out the top five. The talent-free Denise Richards (The World Is Not Enough) was voted the worst.(Daily Mail)
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Julie Christie explains why she’s done so few movies: “Well…there’s my aversion to having to get up early in the mornings. And, on the whole, they’re a load of rubbish. It’s as simple as that: there’s a fantastic amount of rubbish out there. And you think: what is this doing to human beings who are watching it? Now maybe this is a boring way to think…” Hell no. We wish more stars took responsibility for the movies they do.
Simon Cowell has severed ties with Rock Rivals, the TV drama based on X Factor. A source says, “Simon’s team felt some of the storylines were outlandish and over-fictionalised and Simon didn’t want his name associated with it.” (The Sun)
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.