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- Congratulations to Billie Piper and husband Laurence Fox on their brand new baby boy, Winston.(Daily Mail)
- Victoria Beckham says husband David is the better-looking of the two. (True.) And she feels that men don’t find her sexy. (Also true, save for the poor sods with latent pedo tendencies.)(The Sun)
- Guy Ritchie‘s son with Madonna has been snapped wearing a Yankees shirt? Yankees being the team of Alex Rodriguez? Scandalous!(The Sun)
- Guy Ritchie accuses Madonna of espionage.(The Sun)
- Does Heather Mills have an alibi?: Sir Paul McCartney‘s wax head has gone missing.(NME)
- Simon Cowell‘s older brother lets us in on the softer, Desperate Housewives-watching, Jackie Collins-reading side of the American Idol impresario.(Mirror)
- Ricky Gervais wants to make another episode of Extras; Stephen Merchant is against it.(Digital Spy)
- Skins star Mitch Hewer (Maxxie) talks about his new role on the show Britannia High, a drama about students at a stage school. I’m hating the new hair, though.(Digital Spy)
- Peaches Geldof predicts her marriage to Max Drummey will end in divorce: “You can’t ignore divorce rates. Every friend of mine has parents who are now divorced.I didn’t go into it with Max thinking, ‘This is going to last forever’. But I did go into it thinking, ‘I love him right now and I know that I will continue to love him for a long while.’”(Daily Record)
- Has Queen Elizabeth II gone Afrocentric for her trip to Slovenia? Love the chapeau, darling.(The Times)
- Hex‘s Michael Fassbender, a.k.a. Sexy MF, talks about his grueling role in the Bobby Sands biopic, Hunger.(Telegraph)
- The five best Bond girls (according to The Daily Telegraph): Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman, Lana Wood, Barbara Bach, and Famke Janssen.
- The Sun‘s homophobic gay-o-meter has been hauled out again: Gordon Small calls David Walliams girly for double-fisting.
- Trinny and Susannah‘s stock is falling faster than the Dow Jones.(The Sun)
- Harry Potter fans: are you a “Hufflepuff,” a “Gryffindor,” a “Ravenclaw,” or a “Slytherin”?(Telegraph)
- For an AIDS charity fundraiser, Sir Elton John invited a few friends to perform his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album in its entirety.(Stereogum)
- David Duchovny is suing the Mail on Sunday, sister paper to the Daily Mail, for reporting he had an affair with his tennis instructor.(People.com)
- Dealing with hair loss from chemotherapy, Jade Goody has had eyebrows tattooed on. (Daily Mail)
- Watch Sarah Silverman on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, just two days before her shambolic gig at the Hammersmith Apollo.
- Justin Timberlake will “pimp himself” for a collaboration with Leona Lewis.(Gigwise)
- Indie darlings The Long Blondes have split; lead singer Kate Jackson is going solo.(NME)
- British people “belch, vomit, copulate, litter, and barge their way through public spaces, dressed like hookers and louts, defying the police without shame or modesty. British expatriates are some of the worst: overpaid, oversexed, and all over the place.”(The Times)
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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.