• Comic legend John Cleese is divorcing his wife of 19 years, Alyce Faye Eichelberger. It was his third marriage. (Telegraph)

  • Torchwood writer-producer Chris Chibnall has been named executive producer of Law & Order: London.(Digital Spy)
  • The State Within star and Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs tells The Guardian that appearing in the 2003 box-office turkey Peter Pan nearly killed his career. “I was in ‘Hollywood jail’ – nobody would touch me because I had been at the centre of this very expensive flop.”
  • ITV’s new shows Echo Beach and Moving Wallpaper have a novel concept. Moving Wallpaper is a sitcom about the fictional behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a soap. That soap, titled Echo Beach, will also air as its own standalone show. Get it? ITV is banking on this concept working wonders for the struggling UK broadcaster. Also: meet Echo Beach‘s cast.
  • X Factor winner Leon Jackson wants a date with Hollyoaks star Emma Rigby, who plays Hannah.(Digital Spy)
  • What ever happened to the cast of The History Boys? Well, they’ve been dreadfully busy, and The Daily Telegraph tells us what they’ve been up to.
  • Take That frontman Gary Barlow will write songs for a new TV series. Britannia High, the UK’s answer to Fame, takes place in a Manchester performing arts high school.
  • Jamie Oliver has apologized to Sainsbury’s for criticizing the supermarket chain’s lack of involvement in his chicken farming exposé.(Guardian)
  • Actor Sam Riley, who played Ian Curtis in Control to rave reviews, says he doesn’t believe the hype.(The Times)
  • Londonist brings us the top ten pubs in London.
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.