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- Doctor Who fans tracked down David Tennant at a performance of Catherine Tate‘s new play, forcing him to flee the theater when they began to disrupt the show. Some of them were brandishing sonic screwdrivers! Please, will the sane Whovian majority put the lunatic fringe in check? They’re making y’all look bad.(Den of Geek)
- Doctor Who has won a Hugo award for the third year in a row.(Den of Geek)
- io9 has a plot description for the special Torchwood radio episode.
- Am I supposed to believe that Barack Obama has personally requested that Joss Stone, who as a UK citizen is not allowed to vote in this country, write a campaign song for him?(Telegraph)
- Amy Winehouse plans her revenge on the Bond producers for rejecting her Bond theme and settling for an Alicia Keys/Jack White duet, but she leaves out the fact that she and Mark Ronson never actually finished their track. “I guess they are going for clean-cut and boring. When I do release mine – and I am tempted to do it on the same day – this would be the bigger hit. If they change their minds, I’m waiting!” We’ll be waiting, too, hon.
- Sienna Miller tearfully pleaded for a little respect when photographers pounced on her at the gas pump in L.A. “Can you leave me alone, I’m trying to get gas and this is really harassment. Please leave me alone.”(Telegraph)
- Balthazar Getty has met Sienna’s folks. Wonder if the little tidbit about his wife and four kids came up during “get-to-know-you” conversation.(Mirror)
- Watch out, Dannii: Cheryl Cole is like “a young version of Sharon Osbourne“, says X Factor host Dermot O’Leary.(The Sun)
- An X Factor boss admits pay demands led to Sharon’s exit from the series.(The Sun)
- Madonna allegedly wants another baby from Malawi – but the child’s family doesn’t want to give her up.(Mirror)
- Ricky Gervais cohorts Martin Freeman and Ashley Jensen will co-star in an improvised Christmas comedy for the BBC.(The Sun)
- Radiohead has written the score for the new Chuck Palahniuk film.(BBC)
- Franz Ferdinand have debuted their new song, “Lucid Dreams,” on their website.
- The kitchen battle between Gordon Ramsay and his protégé Marcus Wareing has simmered down to a truce.
- Also mending fences are Dragons’ Den rivals Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne.(The Sun)
- The Daily Mail implies that Adele and Mika (!) have a little sumpin’ sumpin’ going on. It’s telling that no one wants to put their byline on this absurd story.
- Mel B. has done a promo for All My Children for Soapnet; The Daily Mail suggested she’s “turned her back” on British soaps. The lady lives in Los Angeles, for God’s sakes.
- Peaches Geldof is apparently a married woman now.(Daily Mail)
- The British show Pulling has been acquired by the Sundance Channel.(Hollywood Reporter)
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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.