Simon Cowell plans to ratchet up the humiliation factor on X Factor by having hopefuls audition before a live studio audience, kinda like Britain's Got Talent. (Daily Mail)
Alexa Chung, a.k.a. the brunette biracial version of Natasha Bedingfield, was just sort of "eh" during the premiere of her new MTV live chat/Tweetfest. (NY Mag)
Hallelujah! It's Royal Ascot time and all the royals are dressing like church ladies at an Atlanta baptist church. (Telegraph)
Princess Beatrice? Nope, still can't keep her mouth closed. Might we suggest a decongestant…or an orthodontist? (Daily Mail)
I almost thought this was an article from two years ago, but Amy Winehouse's parents are back out pleading for their daughter to save herself. (The Sun)
Sacha Baron Cohen was trailed by muscle hunks at the Paris premiere of Bruno. It all looks pretty lame and rather dated, but that guy on the right in the blue fedora is right up my alley. Erm, so to speak. (The Sun)
A soap star from Coronation Street shows off her newly purchased boobs with no guile at all. (Daily Mail)
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.