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Two days after Heath Ledger‘s sudden death, The Sun has posted an interview with Naomi Campbell‘s former personal assistant, Rebecca White, in which White says that she saw Campbell doing cocaine with Ledger back when he was “new It Boy actor”:
“We had been hanging in Naomi’s bungalow at the Bel Air Hotel. Heath asked Naomi if she had any cocaine – I used to carry it around for her – and I remember giving him the packet and he went off, back and forth throughout the night.”
Rebecca said she bought Ledger cocaine a few days later. “Each time I got an eight ball – four-and-a-half grams. The second time he came up all three of us spent a night doing coke in her bungalow. It was quite decadent. We were there for five or six hours.”
Before you accept this woman’s word as gospel, know that Ms. White has seemingly made a career of blabbing about her former boss in the press. She claimed Naomi and Robbie Williams had a romantic relationship and said she witnessed Campbell and supermodel Kate Moss consume a “fist-sized” mound of cocaine. In 2005, The Sunday Mirror paid damages to Moss when they reported claims made by White in a documentary about Moss.
In other news:
- Colin Salmon (Hex) and Alex Kingston (ER) will guest-star on Doctor Who next season.(The Sun)
- OK, Quantum of Solace will be the title of the next Bond film. Quantum of Solace? Doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue, now does it? Will Scott Bakula make an appearance, pray tell? (BBC)
- Victoria and David Beckham are just like you and me: they hate their in-laws.
- British director Sam Mendes will direct the comedy, This Must Be the Place, written by novelist Dave Eggers and his wife, the gloriously named Vendela Vida.(Variety)
- While out with a lady friend, Little Britain star David Walliams is photographed clutching a bag of “saucy lingerie.”(Daily Mail)
- Peep Show duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb – whose sketch comedy That Mitchell and Webb Look will premiere on BBC AMERICA next month – have signed a book deal.(Chortle)
- The Guardian‘s Gareth McLean calls openly gay Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills “an idiot,” “a coward,” and “a hypocrite” for defending fellow DJ Chris Moyles, who courted controversy back in 2006 for using the word “gay” as a perjorative on his radio show.
- The stabbing of a 13-year-old boy on EastEnders has outraged viewers.(Daily Mail)
- No wonder The Independent website has been so glitchy in the last few months: they’ve been undergoing a massive redesign. They’ve gotten rid of the boring black-and-white newsprint design, adding lots of vivid color and images. Looks great.
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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.