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 shake her hand. He then just wandered off, and Paris looked a bit annoyed.” He probably went off to wash his hand, as he likely didn’t know where hers had been.(The Sun)
  • You know when the company CEO is in town, and your supervisor wants everyone to be one of their best behavior? Desks clean, smiles on, TV turned to BBC AMERICA? Imagine what happened when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Google’s London offices. Google being Google, they’d be ready for their royal inspection, right? Not quite: “After a demonstration of Google Earth, which included showing satellite pictures of Buckingham Palace, the Duke asked the Google team if they get up an image of their own office. It seemed a simple enough request. A couple of clicks on a mouse, and moments later the image on the computer screen had moved the few hundred yards from the Palace itself to Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, Google’s London home. And there…was no Google. “(The Times)
  • Madonna dedicated one of her songs at her concert to “emotional retards.” Guy Ritchie, in turn, plans to dedicate his next film to “elderly, hulking, control freak pop divas.”(Metro)
  • Madonna and Guy’s divorce will be a clash of the titan female attorneys: Madge has hired McCartney lawyer Fiona Shackleton, Guy has Helen Ward, who represented Andrew Lloyd Webber.(Daily Mail)
  • Graham Norton offers advice to a shamefaced boyfriend who backed the car over his girlfriend’s cat in his latest Telegraph column.
  • 18-year-old Emma Watson is dating a 25-year-old financier who looks like a poor man’s Matthew McConaughey.(Daily Mail)
  • The success of Doctor Who and Torchwood has encouraged more drama production in Wales.(Wales Online)
  • Trinny Woodall is looking horrifically gaunt.(The Sun)
  • No one was looking their best at the London Film Festival. Especially not Michael Sheen, who apparently doesn’t use a comb unless he’s playing Tony Blair.(Daily Mail)
  • Reviews of Ron Howard‘s adaptation of the play Frost/Nixon are mixed.(Gold Derby)
  • Estelle won Best UK Female and Best Song (“American Boy”) at last night’s MOBO Awards. Leona Lewis, who won Best Video and Best Album, was booed when she didn’t show up to receive her awards. (BBC)
  • Mel B.‘s MOBO outfit was a tribute to Grace Jones.(The Sun)
  • Britain has fallen madly in love with Cheryl Cole.(Telegraph)
  • Why we love Morrissey‘s imperfect voice.(Guardian)
  • Alan McGee continues to be off his rocker, proclaiming ELO as good as The Beatles. I love ELO, but let’s not get carried away.(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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