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  • Amy Winehouse‘s beach hottie has been revealed to be Joshua Bowman, a self-described “budding young actor” and pal of rugby star Danny Cipriani. About Winehouse, Bowman says, “She’s just a cool girl, very nice, and we’re just very friendly. She’s a good laugh – she is such a lovely girl and on great form. I can’t say much more than that. I have been having a lovely time relaxing. It’s not been all party-party. I don’t drink much at all as it happens.” Never knew the day would come, but I’m jealous of Amy Winehouse!(Daily Mail)

  • A shirtless Daniel Craig and Richard Gere on a yacht? Need I say more?(The Sun)
  • There’s a thin line between modesty and body dysmorphic disorder: Kate Winslet says, “Hollywood is full of beautiful women – and I am not one of them. I’m just an English girl who does her best.” Breaking news, Kate. You. Are. Hot. If I were Kate Winslet, I’d just look in a mirror and fondle myself all day.(The Sun)
  • Madonna, on the other hand…(Daily Mail)
  • Cheryl Cole has broken the first rule of WAG Club: never speak ill of your fellow WAGs. Especially not Queen Victoria Beckham. It’s gonna be a cold party season for Lady Cheryl.(The Sun)
  • Gordon Ramsay goes for the Laird Hamilton look. Fail.(Daily Mail)
  • John Lennon‘s MBE, which he returned to the Queen in protest of British involvement in Vietnam, has been unearthed in some royal vault.(The Times)
  • Brian Eno has spectacularly lashed out at Israel for their recent Gaza attacks: “What we’re seeing in Gaza is an experiment in provocation conducted by the Israeli government. You take one and a half million people, you stuff them into a small space, you deny them food, water, sanitation, medicine, and then act surprised when they get hostile. But you want that hostility, because that’s the cue for you to act the victim. Israel is pretending to be a victim in a situation in which they are the oppressor.”(NME)
  • Graham Norton is freaked out about his upcoming La Cage aux Folles debut: “What I genuinely don’t want to do is wreck this show. I have said to the producers, ‘Someone will stop me, please, won’t they, and tell me this can’t go on if it’s not working? I’d much rather be fired before I start than be allowed to go on and humiliate myself. But so far no one has said: ‘Um, maybe we should think about moving this back a month or two’.”(Telegraph)
  • Armond White will be over the moon: Hot Fuzz‘s Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will play Thomson and Thompson in Steven Spielberg‘s 3-D Tintin film.(The Sun)
  • Is it the new Prime Suspect? Lynda La Plante‘s new detective drama, Above Suspicion, is a huge hit in the UK.(Guardian)
  • HBO is making a U.S. version of Shameless. It will be written by The West Wing‘s John Wells.(Telegraph)
  • An interview with Hustle star Adrian Lester.(The Independent)
  • Australian band Empire of the Sun is No. 4 on the BBC’s Sound of 2009 list.(BBC)
  • Leona Lewis will pen an autobiography about all of her 23 years on this planet.(BBC)
  • The Stig has been outed to the owners of Bristol-based photo gallery. Old news. We all already knew it was Patricia Routledge.(This Is Bristol)
  • Scottish late-night host Craig Ferguson has been made an honest man.(E!)
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Filed Under: Amy Winehouse
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.