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- Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in trouble again, this time after allegedly brawling with a fellow airport traveler in Paris and then throwing cash at police. “It means nothing to me,” he was alleged to have said. “I have millions of it. You can take it. You wanna arrest me? You wanna arrest me? You wanna hit me? Hit me.” Sounds like he was channeling Bruce Campbell from the Evil Dead movies: You want some? You want a piece?(The Independent)
- A woman allegedly ran out of an unsuccessful audition for X Factor, screaming that she was going to kill herself. The producers chased after her and summoned their on-staff doctor. The Sun oddly uses a photo of Susan Boyle for the story.
- Wouldn’t this be a good time for Simon Cowell to quit X Factor?(Mirror)
- Robbie Williams will be questioned by police in the Bahamas after two photographers who had been snapping him were robbed at gunpoint.(Telegraph)
- A new BBC reality series puts the vaguely famous out on the streets of London to fend for themselves.(Telegraph)
- It will be a rainy Glastonbury music festival this weekend, and Drowned in Sound has their “rough and biased guide” to the festivities. Springsteen‘s on Saturday, Blur‘s on Sunday.
- In a move likely to please Morrissey, NME editor Conor McNicholas has left NME and taken a gig at Top Gear Magazine.(Guardian)
- Scottish actress Karen Gillan says she had to keep her new role on Doctor Who from her parents. “I really wanted to tell my parents, but I thought it wasn’t a good idea as my mum Marie is a huge fan. I didn’t want to drop that bomb on her and she’d then have to keep it secret.”(Daily Record)
- The Guardian reports that the UK Law & Order will return for a second season with Bradley Walsh, Ben Daniels, Jamie Bamber, and Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman all returning.
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood has been warned – warned – not to try and make a comeback.(Daily Record)
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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.