Torchwood’s Gareth David-Lloyd, Christian Bale Among Sexiest Welshmen

  • Who are the 50 sexiest men from Wales? According to Wales Online, the list includes Ioan Gruffudd, Torchwood‘s Gareth David-Lloyd, Christian Bale, X Factor runner-up Rhydian, Michael Sheen, MI-5‘s Rupert Penry-Jones, Brothers & SistersMatthew Rhys, Eve Myles‘ longtime partner Bradley Freegard, and – sigh – Gethin Jones. No. 1 is the Olympic gold medalist, rowing star Tom James.
  • The BBC has invested money in Steve Coogan‘s production company, Baby Cow, producer of Gavin & Stacey.(Variety)
  • Joanna Page (Stacey) is pestering creators/co-stars Ruth Jones and James Corden to do a third series of G&S.(Wales Online)
  • Variety examines the appeal of Top Gear – which, to them, seems to be Jeremy Clarkson.
  • Dragons’ Den panelist Duncan Bannatyne has rushed to the defense of the embattled British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.(Telegraph)
  • Check out Prince William‘s fake Facebook profile – featuring Matthew Parker Bowles peeking out from behind a shower curtain.
  • Sir David Jason is leaving his role as Det. Jack Frost on A Touch of Frost.(BBC)
  • Isn’t it romantic?: Blake Fielder-Civil would rather stay in prison than be without his Amy.(Telegraph)
  • Rome‘s Kevin McKidd has joined Grey’s Anatomy: watch a clip.
  • Is Jude Law‘s striped V-necked sweater a “fashion blunder”?(The Sun)
  • Guy Ritchie says he enjoys “quickie sex” and reveals he “doesn’t understand women.” One thing doesn’t necessarily follow the other.(The Sun)
  • Jade Goody can’t even face a deadly disease without making a spectacle of it.(Daily Mail)
  • Noel Gallagher and Russell Brand are going to create a sitcom together?(NME)
  • Look out New York: Sandi Thom is moving to our fair city, and it will never be the same.(Daily Record)
  • Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour pays tribute to his bandmate Richard Wright, who died yesterday after a battle with cancer.(BBC)

    Lily Allen will release her new album in February, she says.(Mirror)
  • Robert Smith of The Cure is telling fans not to buy their new EP on iTunes because the pricing is “totally f**king wrong.”(NME)
Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded'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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