Are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Salmon Who-Worthy?

  • More Doctor Who speculation…The Stage‘s Mark Wright puts forward the oft-mentioned Chiwetel Ejiofor. Here’s a clip of Ejiofor from the Joss Whedon film, Serenity: he has gravitas, that guy.
  • The buzz on the street – Colin Salmon is the next Doctor Who. We will see, won’t we?(Den of Geek)
  • “Cranky” film critic Armond White likes Quantum of Solace, hates Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire, which features Skins star Dev Patel (Anwar).
  • David Beckham is the UK’s top calendar pin-up.(Mirror)
  • Sir Roger Moore thinks Daniel Craig should giggle more as Bond.(Daily Mail)
  • Don’t worry, Madonna: Britain was bored with you at “Hello.” I suggest the lovely and progressive city of Khartoum be your next destination.(Mirror)
  • Is Prince Harry‘s girlfriend Chelsy Davy the new Nicole Richie? (The Sun)
  • John Lennon, at No. 5, is the highest-ranked Brit on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time.”
  • Eleanor Rigby was a real woman. But did she actually wear a face that she kept in a jar by the door?(The Independent)
  • Simon Cowell does something really nice for a change.(Daily Mail)
  • Adrian Hodges discusses the third and fourth seasons of Primeval and his new series, Survivors. (Digital Spy)
  • Dragons’ Den panelist Duncan Bannatyne also has a new show. It’s called Beat The Bank. As he tells Digital Spy, “This is a show where I take a young couple from the general public, and I ask them if they want to leave their money in the bank or if they want to take a risk with it. I introduce them to some experts: one in antiques, one in art, one in wine. These experts claim that if you give them £10,000, you can get a much better rate than from a bank. I remind the couple that there are risks involved and it’s left for them to decide what to do.”
  • The new Boyzone video features the members with actors playing their love interests. Openly gay Stephen Gately is paired with a male actor.(BBC)
  • Aging Irish boy band in brazen bar brawl.(Mirror)
  • George Takei and Martina Navratilova have signed up to humiliate themselves and their loved ones on the British reality show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!(The Times)
  • It’s official: all of the surviving members of Faces – including Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood – are reuniting.(NME)
  • Characters from Hollyoaks – fictional band members Josh, Michaela, Sasha, and Amy – are releasing a real single.(NME)
  • A video interview with British director Terence Davies.(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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