• Robert Pattinson is “the next Jude Law” and will command “£10 million a film.” Let’s hope, like Mr. Law, he finds a predilection for dropping his trousers.(Daily Mail)

  • Boy George has been found guilty of imprisoning his male escort. And unlike what happened with his drug possession trial, he will likely face prison time.(BBC)
  • Let’s hope she’s better than Jessica Lange: Rachel Weisz will play Blanche DuBois in a stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire.(The Stage)
  • Slumdog Millionaire was named Best Film by the National Board of Review.(Digital Spy)
  • Get a load of Tilda Swinton: still edgy after Oscar.(Guardian)
  • When you get caught between the moon and your own ego: Russell Brand wants to remake Arthur? Maybe the guy’s not as smart as I thought. (Guardian)
  • Ruth Jones hints that Gavin & Stacey will have a third season.(Telegraph)
  • Jones, who plays Nessa on Gavin & Stacey, is joining the BBC’s The Street as “a lonely taxi cab controller called Sandra.”(What’s On TV)
  • A clip from the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special.(The Sun)
  • Another celeb claims he slept with Gordon Ramsay‘s alleged mistress.(Mirror)
  • Is the new BBC series Merlin a gay allegory? AfterElton says, “The show re-imagines Arthurian legend, focusing on Arthur and Merlin as teens. Arthur is hunky, headstrong, and valiant. Merlin is an awkward misfit who harbors a terrible secret: He is ‘magical,’ and if he’s found out he could be put put to death. Substitute ‘gay’ for ‘magical,’ and you pretty much have your high school years.”
  • It’s official: Graham Norton in, Sir Terry Wogan out as Eurovision host.(The Stage)
  • Jade Goody says she prefers to stay in the dark about her cancer.(Daily Mail)
  • The evolution of Julie Walters – in pictures. Um, why isn’t this woman a Dame yet?(Guardian)
  • Lady Gaga‘s one of the finalists for BBC’s Sound of 2009 list of artists destined to break out in the next year. (BBC)
  • Morrissey‘s new album cover has inspired several new interpretations.(Guardian)
  • Girls Aloft: Cheryl Cole sports major cleavage.(The Sun)
  • Behind-the-scenes of X Factor with Rhydian Roberts.(The Times)
  • The Daily Telegraph‘s Neil McCormick compares Take That’s new album to Coldplay: “A professional songwriter for hire, Gary Barlow knows how to follow a trend. Where once he emulated George Michael‘s smooth soul, he has switched allegiances to Chris Martin‘s epic indie, rubbing off any abrasive edges.”
  • Coldplay are being accused of plagiarism again – this time in court.(Yahoo!)
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.