Monthly Archives: October 2008

Fawlty Towers DVDs Flying Off Shelves

Sales of Fawlty Towers DVDs are up 30 percent in the past week. Hmm. I wonder why.

David Tennant Out, Paterson Joseph In as Doctor Who?

So the news that we were all expecting (but dreading) has come to fruition: David Tennant is stepping down after a hugely popular run as Timelord on Doctor Who. “When Doctor Who returns in 2010 it won’t be with me,” …

Russell Brand Quits the BBC, Jonathan Ross Suspended Over On-Air Prank

Go on holiday for a couple days, and look what happens: MTV VMA host Russell Brand has resigned from his radio host gig at the BBC over a prank phone call he and Jonathan Ross made to 78-year-old Fawlty Towers actor, Andrew Sachs. …

Palpatine’s Palpitations: Star Wars Star’s Alleged Onstage Heart Attack

Palpatine’s palpitations: Did Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars) suffer a heart attack onstage and refuse to go to hospital in order to finish his performance?

America, Get Ready for Peaches Geldof

According to The Daily Mail, Peaches Geldof, daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and a student at NYU, is “ready to make herself a household name in the U.S.

British Pop Star Has Hot Mess Meltdown on Morning TV

OK, question to loyal Anglophenia readers: If I’d just downed a sh**load of pills and was slurring like Shane MacGowan on a bender, you wouldn’t let me go on national TV and make a fool of myself, would you? Unfortunately, …

Doctor Who’s Rose Tyler Is a Mother

Congratulations to Billie Piper and husband Laurence Fox on their brand new baby boy, Winston.

Robin Hood’s Richard Armitage Wants Your Respect, Not Your Knickers

Robin Hood star Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisborne) wants respect more than he craves adoration from his female fans (who’ve dubbed themselves, quite cheekily, “the Armitage Army”.) “I want to play characters …

Ricky Gervais Talks Barack Obama, Sarah Palin

Ricky Gervais has stuck his beak into the U.S. election.

Prince Harry Turns Down One Night in Paris?

Paris Hilton tried to land Prince Harry at a swanky London club, and Big Ginger wasn’t havin’ it: “Harry clearly didn’t want to speak to her but she did a sexy dance in front of him and he finally stood up to …