Keith Allen: “I Couldn’t Have Done What Lily Has Done”

  • Keith Allen, who plays the Sheriff on Robin Hood, gets candid about his kids, Lily and Alfie, in today’s Daily Telegraph: “I look at them and thank God they’ve got talent. I couldn’t have done what Lily has at her age… a miscarriage, splitting up with her boyfriend, and then going out and facing the backlash against her [BBC3 chat] show.”
  • Why do great actors consider doing Doctor Who “a badge of honor”? Tim McInnerny says: “What’s so great about Doctor Who is that you have the CGI and all the modern special effects, but it’s not done at the expense of the script – as it often is with Hollywood movies.”(Telegraph)
  • Dancing With the Stars panelist Bruno Tonioli and American Idol judge Simon Cowell plan to swap jobs on their respective UK shows.(The Sun)
  • Anna Friel‘s green teeth shame: the British Pushing Daisies star was told to get her teeth whitened when show producers noticed they were discolored.(The Sun)
  • Kate Moss‘ “feud” with upstart model Agyness Deyn continues: Deyn has befriended Moss’ ex Pete Doherty.(Mirror)
  • When Jordan became Jacko: Ms. Katie Price – excuse me, Katie Andre – has morphed into the King of Pop. “The former glamour model was sporting Jacko style sunglasses and jet black hair, while wearing loads of foundation. The only thing missing was Bubbles, though she did have hubby Peter Andre by her side.”(The Sun)
  • Madonna says she’s a big Jamelia fan.(The Sun)
  • This is what flash drives are for: Calvin Harris has lost a laptop at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5. It supposedly contained “the only copy of his new album.” Who puts their laptop in their checked baggage anyway?!?!(Mirror)
  • Newton Faulkner moons all of Britain on ITV’s This Morning.(Mirror)

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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