Jessica Biel Fears the Rourke

Actress Jessica Biel and the animated corpse formerly known as Mickey Rourke recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show. That episode, which has aired in the UK, has been pushed back to January here in the States to follow the American release of Rourke’s much-buzzed-about flick, The Wrestler, which could land the 52-year-old ’80s icon his first Oscar nomination. Rourke was in rare form on Graham, successfully skeeving out Miss Biel with lecherous comments and his mischievous wielding of a rather phallic cane. (I kid you not….Biel was left cowering at one point.) The pictures tell the story; note the growing chasm between the two guests:

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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