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  • So Amy Winehouse‘s visa was denied yesterday. She’ll still appear at this year’s Grammys – via live satellite feed from London.

  • The Guardian‘s Joe Queenan adds his two cents on Winehouse – the same old two cents we’ve heard before.
  • For the past two months, Duffy has been keeping a diary about her rise to fame. She’s loaned it to The Guardian.
  • More Glastonbury headliners have been announced: Kings of Leon, The Verve, Radiohead.(The Sun)
  • Since Blur aren’t reforming, NME offers a look back at what you’ll never ever see again.
  • BBC Radio 1 has videos of “the must-see bands of 2008.”
  • Ashes To Ashes, the Life On Mars spinoff, debuted to good ratings: 7 million viewers tuned in.(BBC)
  • Is British TV “too white”? That’s what comedian Lenny Henry, husband of Dawn French, says, “When I started, I was surrounded by a predominantly white workforce, and 32 years later, not a lot has changed.”(BBC)
  • Daniel Craig has to draw the line somewhere with his overenthusiastic fans. “People try to take pictures of me when I’m having a p**s and it’s not welcome and never will be. I have to keep hold of my sense of humour, because you can lose it very quickly and start retreating into yourself – then you can’t go anywhere unless you’re with armed guards.”(Digital Spy)
  • One of the Spanish spectators who wore blackface and taunted Lewis Hamilton says, “I’m not racist. I’m ashamed to appear as one in the English press.” Funny how people got that idea.(Mirror)
  • Richard Curtis (Love Actually) plans a movie about Radio Caroline, the legendary British pirate radio service.(The Sun)
  • Would Jekyll‘s James Nesbitt make a good Fagin in Oliver!?(Digital Spy)
  • BAFTA nominee Sam Riley, who played Ian Curtis in Control, says he’s “miserable.”(Telegraph)
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.