Has Hugh Grant‘s filmography ruined your love life? (Daily Mail)
Michael Sheen will play Tony Blair…again. (Variety)
Could Kate Moss be the next X Factor judge? Simon Cowell is angling for the supermodel to appear on the show in some capacity, and rumor has it he wants her to replace Dannii Minogue on the show’s ever-changing panel. No. 1, can she actually stitch two words together? No. 2, would Simon want to damage his show’s credibility by hiring someone with even less musical talent than the aforementioned Ms. Minogue? (Mirror)
The Guardian‘s Sarah Hughes demonstrates a lack of understanding of the economics behind American broadcast television. “US networks fear creative flair – why else axe Pushing Daisies?” Um, cuz nobody watched it? Or at least, not enough people to justify continuing to air a pricey one-hour drama.
After he leaves EMI, Robbie Williams could net a record-breaking record deal. (The Sun)
Noel Gallagher says the next Oasis album is already done and demoed. (NME)
Graham Norton is “honored” to be the next Eurovision host.(BBC)
Mamma Mia! is biggest box-office hit ever in the UK; it has made more money there than Titanic back in 1997.(BBC)
Gavin & Stacey‘s Rob Brydon offered some tough words for his co-star James Corden‘s partying behavior. Corden says, “We just went for lunch one day and he (Rob) said, ‘Look, you’ve got a Christmas special and a sketch show to write, a film to do and you can’t do that while going out all the time.’ I was well aware, though, and I’m glad he said it.'”(This Is Surrey Today)
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.