Bryan Adams has allegedly one-upped Keith Richards in the “Save Amy Winehouse” sweepstakes: he has written a song about her. The Mirror reports that the rocker has embarked on an “unlikely friendship” with Winehouse and that he wrote “Flower Grown Wild” to warn her of an untimely death.”With lyrics such as, ‘Amid the stars and the bars, the pimps and pills’ and ‘the picture faded and the day was done, went home to nothin’ but a loaded gun,’ it’s clear Bryan, 48, fears for Amy.”
Coldplay‘s new album will be called Viva La Vida?(BBC)
It’s official and it’s getting kinda scary: The Sun‘s Gordon Smart has a major infatuation with Cheryl Cole. Seriously, it almost rivals Victoria Newton‘s unnatural obsession with Take That.
Lily Allen is reportedly living with a new boyfriend, producer Robertson Furze.(The Sun)
The new Bond film will be released a week early: Quantum of Solace will hit theaters on Halloween.(BBC)
Actor-turned-singer Jimmy Nail, whom I featured in Anglo For Your Ear a few weeks back, is getting his own sitcom – in which he’ll play an aging pop star.(BBC)
Bear Grylls offers another apology over Man vs. Wild “fakery.”(Digital Spy)
After winning an Olivier for Much Ado About Nothing, Black Books star Tamsin Grieg returns to the stage opposite Ralph Fiennes in God of Carnage.(The Times)
Sci-fi visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at 90.(The Times)
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.