Bleeding Air: Leona Lewis and Jordin Sparks Plan a Major Duet

  • Keep your earplugs handy: Leona Lewis and Jordin Sparks, winners of X Factor and American Idol, respectively, are planning a transatlantic duet. Great, two Mariah Carey wannabes trying to out-yodel each other. Pooches from Honolulu to Hammersmith are already howling at the prospect.(Contact Music)
  • Madonna is trying to adopt another Malawian child.(BBC)
  • Sir Salman Rushdie‘s ex-wife deep-throats a bacon cheeseburger.(Gawker)
  • Nicole Kidman has signed on for Woody Allen‘s all-star London film.(Guardian)
  • Prince Philip has Simon Cowell pegged.(The Sun)
  • Drunken teenage girls have brought international shame upon the UK.(Telegraph)
  • That fine role model for young British girls, Ms. Amy Winehouse, has made an unusually intelligent career decision. (The Sun)
  • Girls Aloud play “S&M aliens” in their video for “Untouchable.”(The Sun)
  • Parlophone has allegedly bungled the release of the new Pet Shop Boys album.(The Sun)
  • Maxwell Caulfield, hubby of Juliet “Tabitha” Mills, admits he wears a rug.(The Sun)
  • Gavin & Stacey‘s Mathew Horne gets a style profile in The Daily Telegraph. He admits he “always wears Nudie jeans because they are a great cut: skinny, but not too skinny at the top.” He also owns “a M&S stripy T-shirt, meant for ladies…That’s the only item of women’s clothing I own.” And he says James Corden “has more fans” than he does.
  • Rhys Ifans thanks Richard Curtis for casting him in Notting Hill, bringing him “from unshaggable to shaggable. And thank f*** it happened in that order.”(The Times)
  • Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band has termed Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie “a waste of space”.(Guardian)
  • A first look at the new Red Dwarf.(Guardian)


Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded'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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