Annie Lennox Stands Up For Amy Winehouse

  • 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)
  • Boy George is DJ’ing again.(The Sun)
  • 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)
  • Brand-new Radiohead.(Guardian)
  • EMI now has access to BBC’s library of recordings in a new deal.(Guardian)

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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