It’s the feud we’ve all been waiting for: Lily Allen vs. Katy Perry. Allen has slammed the “I Kissed a Girl” singer: “When I met her I was bit frosty with her because someone asked her to describe herself. She’s like, ‘Aha, I’m like a fatter version of Amy Winehouse and a skinnier version of Lily Allen!’. It’s like, you’re not English and you don’t write your own songs, shut up!” (Entertainmentwise)
Did Blake Fielder-Civil give Amy Winehouse drugs – while she was in rehab?(The Sun)
An EastEnders actor lashed out at two of his female co-stars (one of whom is Bad Girls star Linda Henry) in a comedy routine, saying one “had a face like a bulldog licking p*** off a thistle” and the other “[was so big] I got on top of her and burnt my a*** on the lightbulb.”(The Sun)
Dido sings lyrics from an IRA song in her song, “Let’s Do the Things We Normally Do,” which has drawn criticism from a member of the British Parliament.(Guardian)
A 13-year-old opera prodigy has slipped through Simon Cowell‘s fingers.(The Times)
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.