Annie Lennox on Amy Winehouse: “I wish somebody could stop everybody taking pictures of her and get her out of the spotlight. I want to see her healthy, not wrecked.” (Daily Record)
Amy Winehouse seems to have trouble holding her head up, not because she’s married to a louse, but because she’s weighed down by all that g.d. hair. The Daily Mail compares her new ‘do to a “bearskin helmet worn by British Foot Guards.”
Speaking of feet, I’m not a fan of them – I think all human feet should be amputated and replaced with rubber flippers. And Amy Winehouse’s scaly, chapped, blackened hooves have done little to change my mind.(The Sun)
Amy Winehouse will perform “an exclusive gig” for a Russian billionaire’s girlfriend.(Yahoo!)
Three of the top 10 American singles are from Brits this week, including two of the top three: Coldplay‘s “Viva La Vida” (No. 2), Leona Lewis‘s “Bleeding Love” (No. 3), and Natasha Bedingfield‘s “Pocketful of Sunshine” (No. 9).
Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin have finally gotten married. The weather didn’t cooperate, however.(Daily Mail)
Victoria Beckham dresses down while out with the fam at Disneyland.(Daily Mail)
Victoria Beckham and Naomi Campbell: jeans will bring them together.(Mirror)
How will Dannii Minogue feel now that there will be an X Factor panelist hotter than she is? “Cheryl [Cole]’s appointment stunned fellow judges so much that Dannii Minogue had to ask her plastic surgeon to put a surprised look on her face.”(Mirror)
Adrian Lester will return as Mickey for Hustle‘s fifth season.(The Stage)
Chris Martin twisted his knee during tour rehearsals; he may miss a performance.(Telegraph)
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.