Is The Bitter Hatred For Heather Mills Misogynistic?

  • Is our Heather Mills hate misogynistic? The Guardian‘s Kira Cochrane thinks so: “Indeed, over the past few years, since her initial split from Paul McCartney, every nasty, misogynist epithet available has been thrown at Mills; she has somehow become the vessel through which it is acceptable for both pundits and the public to express their very worst feelings about women.”
  • High-powered lawyer Gloria Allred stumps for Heather Mills on GMTV. (Daily Mail)
  • Court papers reveal that Heather had a miscarriage with Paul McCartney prior to conceiving their daughter, Beatrice.(Digital Spy)
  • Celia Gordon isn’t the only one who thinks Paul McCartney‘s lawyer, Fiona Shackleton, has MILF qualities: Glyn Davies, a Tory candidate for Parliament, even blogged about the shaggable Shackleton, saying, “From the before and after photographs in today’s newspapers, I have to say that the wet bedraggled look bestowed upon Ms. Shackleton a wanton and rather fetching appearance. If she wants my advice, I’d recommend she considers adopting the wet look on a regular basis. She might even try wearing a T-shirt as well.” (BBC)
  • Amy Winehouse gets naked for charity. Surprisingly nice rack.(Hello!)
  • Winehouse’s “constant parties and all-hours visits” in her new house have allegedly gotten so disruptive that her next-door neighbors are moving out.(Mirror)
  • Adele‘s new record, 19, will be released in the U.S. through Columbia Records this summer.(BBC)
  • Chat show host Lily Allen has infuriated teachers in the UK after airing a video of a student “pantsing” his instructor in class.(The Sun)
  • Paul Rodgers and a band that calls itself Queen will release an album in September, which will be followed by a “massive world tour.”(Guardian)
  • Guest Guardian blogger Thom Yorke calls himself a “climate optimist.”
  • Why does The Cure still haunt teenagers, young and old, a quarter century after the band’s heyday? The Daily Telegraph‘s Andrew Perry says, “[Robert] Smith, like all the aforementioned goth-associated performers, has not been content to sit back and milk his past. It’s as if that negating, black-clad energy which drove them all to begin with, was ferocious enough to propel them right through, artistically, into later life.”

Kevin Wicks

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.

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