Doctor Who Has Made Catherine Tate a Hot Hollywood Commodity

  • She’s on fire: is Catherine Tate set to star opposite Liam Neeson in a Hollywood film? (The Sun)
  • Daniel Craig was so beaten and mutilated during filming of Quantum of Solace he had to undergo plastic surgery. “The star, 40, severed his fingertip and had eight stitches on his face after being accidentally kicked by a Quantum of Solace co-star.”(PA)
  • Meanwhile, Craig’s Bond girl, actress Gemma Arterton was born with six fingers on each hand. “Arterton, 22, still has small lumps on the side of her hands following the childhood procedures to have the extra digits removed. The fingers were ‘tied’, causing them to fall off naturally.”(Telegraph)
  • Lily Allen has been photographed with a new man, and yes, he’s totally chubs.(The Sun)
  • Tips on how to avoid Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ unfortunate Oompa Loompa face.(The Times)
  • 78-year-old Sean Connery models for Louis Vuitton.(Telegraph)
  • Mischa Barton – yes, Mischa Barton – says Victoria Beckham doesn’t strike her as “particularly stylish. I don’t think she’s a good example of British style at all.”(The Sun)
  • Dame Helen Mirren is the “most stylish” of them all.(The Sun)
  • David Walliams is known for toying around with gender roles – but he’s never seemed as, well, creepy, as he does in these photos.(Daily Mail)
  • Noel Gallagher is back on stage for Oasis‘ tour, reportedly in defiance of his doctor’s orders.(BBC)
  • Liam Gallagher prescribes force-feeding for Noel’s assailant.(NME)
  • We needn’t worry about Noel: he’s back to his old tricks again, slagging off his home country. (Mirror)
  • Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are aiming for “global domination.”(The Times)
  • Dragons’ Den judge Peter Jones is opening a business school in England.(Telegraph)
  • Mark Knopfler says “kno” to a Dire Straits reunion.(Guardian)

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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