Will Tennant and Davies Return For Doctor Who’s Fifth Season?

  • Doctor Who‘s fourth season officially premieres on Saturday in the UK, but the show’s stars got the full Hollywood treatment with a gala premiere party in London. David Tennant was mum on the subject of a fifth season, and Russell T. Davies told reporters that his future with the show was “none of their business.” (BBC)
  • Tom Baker or David Tennant: who’s the better Time Lord?(Telegraph)
  • Michelle Ryan is headed back to UK television. The star of the now-cancelled Bionic Woman will join another EastEnders-alum-turned-expat, Sean Maguire, in a two-part comedy film for ITV. The film, Mr. Eleven, will premiere later this year in the UK. Damn it, we want her back on Jekyll, and we want it now! Hop to it, Steven Moffat!(BBC)
  • Elvis Costello will host Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…, a show on the Sundance Channel on which he’ll interview other celebrities. “I’d rather hear about a bright secret, a deep love or a curiosity that might be otherwise obscured by fame. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk in complete thoughts about music, movies, art or even vaudeville, then frame it with unique and illustrative performances.” Elton John will produce. I can already hear the world snoring…(NME)
  • A Chilean politician was arrested after storming the set of Quantum of Solace to protest the filming. He was arrested. Carlos Lopez, a self-described “mayor” of a small Chilean town, claims the Bond producers didn’t have his permission to film in his community.(BBC)
  • Leona Lewis‘ new album looks set for a No. 1 debut in America.(Mirror)
  • MTV’s Cribs will take a peek at Mark Ronson‘s NYC bachelor pad.(Mirror)
  • David Beckham had some explaining to do to his mum after those Armani underwear ads came out.(Mirror)
  • I’ve always suspected Madonna was a vampire, but her recent interview with Elle magazine only added more evidence to my claim. “I love Cadbury Fruit and Nut, Crunchies, and Maltesers. But my absolute favorite is a Cadbury Creme Egg. I bite straight in to it and suck all that good stuff right out!” Funny, she’s pretty good at doing that with her songs as well.(Daily Mail)
  • Madonna sleeps with her Blackberry. If that doesn’t speak volumes…(Mirror)
  • Heather Mills wants to alert Paul McCartney‘s “girlfriend” Nancy Shevell “about the dangers of dating a Beatle.”(Mirror)
  • Sharon Osbourne doesn’t approve of daughter Kelly‘s friends. “Do I approve of everyone she hangs out with? No I don’t. But I can’t choose who she is going to play with and who she isn’t. She makes her own decisions.” If you weren’t aware, Kelly’s best mate is none other than Amy Winehouse.(Mirror)
  • Orlando Bloom gets snug with the single-and-available Jennifer Aniston. (Daily Mail)
  • Radiohead performed several OK Computer tracks during a small live show that aired on Radio 2.(BBC)
  • The Guardian‘s Tony Naylor wonders why UK indie band I Am Kloot isn’t huge.
  • The BAFTA-nominated Cranford, starring Dame Judi Dench, will return for a Christmas installment.(The Stage)

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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