Gordon Ramsay Is Rich…But Not Half as Rich as Rachael Ray

  • Earning an estimated $7.5 million a year, Gordon Ramsay is the third-richest celebrity chef on the planet behind Rachael Ray ($18 million) and Wolfgang Puck ($16 million). (Mirror)
  • Gordon Ramsay works on his tan in some dangerously tight swim trunks. (Mail On Sunday)
  • How does David Tennant‘s Hamlet compare to his Timelord? “Tennant’s Hamlet is rather like his Doctor – sardonic, clever, verbally facile, isolated – but less mordantly intellectual and more febrile.” (The Times)
  • David Tennant finds it quite easy being green, thanks. (Metro)
  • Steven Moffat has not only replaced Russell T. Davies on Doctor Who, but he’s also replaced him at the Edinburgh TV festival. (Guardian)
  • Guess that reported raise came in handy: Top Gear host Richard Hammond has bought a £2 million castle. (Digital Spy)
  • Has Little Britain star Matt Lucas reconciled with his estranged husband? Kevin McGee was photographed lugging his stuff back into Lucas’ London residence. (Daily Mail)
  • Dannii Minogue gets in a backhanded swipe at her X Factor co-judge Cheryl Cole‘s marital problems with Ashley Cole: “I wouldn’t wish what Cheryl’s been through on anybody. It must just be awful. It’s physically obvious it’s been a tough time for her. I’ll try to feed her up.” (The Sun)
  • Cheryl Cole admits she’s not the world’s greatest singer: “I know my limits and am realistic about my ability. I would never attempt a Whitney or a Mariah song. You’ll always get compared. And there is no comparison.” (The Sun)
  • Speaking of weak voices, Kylie and Dannii Minogue will cover ABBA‘s “The Winner Takes It All,” which will be the theme song for the new Meera Syal sitcom, Beautiful People. (NME)
  • Amy Winehouse inspires nightmares for the British populous. (NME)
  • Radiohead‘s spokesperson says the band has not composed the score for Choke, the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk‘s novel. (NME)
  • Chris Martin obviously finds wife Gwyneth Paltrow as forgettable as the rest of the world does. (Mirror)

Here’s this week’s rather tardy AFYi playlist…what do all of these singers have in common? I think this is one of the best playlists I’ve done…download it now!

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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