Is That the Sound of Sting Sawing Off Pete Doherty’s Nether Regions?

  • Pete Doherty says he “fancies” Sting‘s 17-year-old daughter. (Gigwise)
  • It’s official: Naomi Campbell and her “bald patch” might be headed to the slammer for that lugie assault on a copper at Heathrow.(BBC)
  • Victoria Beckham is supposed to look like Amy Winehouse in this Marc Jacobs ad, but we think she’s auditioning to be the new Teletubby: Skanky-Wanky.(Daily Mail)
  • Leona Lewis“Bleeding Love” is now the sixth most-watched YouTube music video ever.(The Sun)
  • JK Rowling is auctioning off an 800-word prequel to the Harry Potter novels; it could go for $10 million, which is $12,500 per word. Nice work if you can get it, huh?(Daily Record)
  • Clive Owen…TOPLESS!(Popsugar)
  • Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson is now an ack-treeessss: she’s joining The Sarah Connor Chronicles as “technology company boss Catherine Weaver.”(Daily Record)
  • The creator of Waking the Dead is set to do a three-part “relationship thriller” for ITV. The title? Map of Love.(The Stage)
  • Oh God: UK broadcaster ITV is giving the deeply laughable Piers Morgan his own talk show.(Guardian)
  • The BBC plans to produce more shows outside of London.(The Stage)
  • Photos: Lewis Hamilton holding hands with Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.(Daily Mail)
  • Did Nicola Roberts, the stroppy ginger-haired one in Girls Aloud, dump her boyfriend after consulting a psychic?(Mirror)
  • Shayne Ward a.k.a. Justin Timberfake, is learning to shake his bhangra booty.(Mirror)
  • Surprise: Glastonbury is gonna be a big mud pit again this year.(Gigwise)

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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