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 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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