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  • You might think Hugh Laurie would be a source of pride for Britain. You’d be wrong. According to BBC NEWS, the House star told the Radio Times that he can’t find work in his home country: “The door slammed behind me, and that’s it. There’s a notion that I’ve sold out…There’s a peculiar British attitude that I took an oath I wouldn’t be successful, and reneged on it.”

  • Bizarre news out of Manchester: the city’s police chief has been found dead, possibly of suicide. (BBC)
  • Billy Bragg speaks wisdom: “Our real enemy in trying to make a better world isn’t conservatism, or capitalism or racism – they’re manifestations of a deeper malaise, which is cynicism. And there’s so much of that about, in our political and social discourse. And I speak as someone who has to fight to overcome their own cynicism – I helped get Tony Blair elected. In some ways I’m complicit in the invasion of Iraq because of that, despite our best efforts to stop it happening. So you know, I am overcome by waves of cynicism. But as Woody Guthrie said, ‘I never want to write a song that puts people down.'”(Guardian)
  • Alan McGee‘s latest band to pimp: The Grants.(Guardian)
  • The Guardian‘s Ben Myers thinks Brits are much too hard on their music press.
  • Patsy Kensit has her Alexandra Kerry moment.
  • NSFW: more gratuitous Alfie Allen nudity from Equus.(Mirror)
  • Is that Jade Goody, or did Lil’ Kim come down with the Michael Jackson disease?(Daily Mail)
  • The paps go through Amy Winehouse‘s garbage.(Daily Mail)
  • Victoria Beckham can’t even get her husband to model jeans for her.
    (Daily Mail)
  • Cheryl Tweedy Cole has imposed a “nookie ban” on her “love rat” husband.(The Sun)
  • So much for Agyness Deyn being the “sober” Kate Moss: “The 22-year-old was falling all over the place as she tottered out of the Empire awards after-party.”(Mirror)
  • James McAvoy on starring in a movie with Angelina Jolie: “Angelina kicked seven colors of poo out of me but, thankfully, I’m still in one piece.”(Mirror)
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.