The Wackest Waxworks Ever: This Is Barack Obama???

Louis Tussaud’s in Blackpool, England thinks this looks like our President. (Methinks it resembles a very equine Bryant Gumbel.) Is this payback for Obama’s reported snub of Prime Minister Gordon Brown?

Also, here’s a shocker: a member of a boyband isn’t totally straight. Blue singer Duncan James admits he has had “flings with men,” even though he has had numerous high-profile relationships with women. He is emphatic: “But even though I fancy men, I still fancy WOMEN too.” Not that that would matter to the homophobes…

And the Harry Potter kids are richer than God: even freakin’ Malfoy is making mad dough.

Also: Universal will release a “watered-down version” of Bruno for British teenagers, in hopes of allowing “many more of Bruno’s fans in the UK to enjoy the film.” Variety reports, “The toned-down version, which will be released in the UK and Ireland from July 24, will be 1 minute 50 seconds shorter than the original version. Universal is planning on keeping both versions in UK cinemas concurrently.” Hmmm, are they scared by the film’s weak box-office bow here in the States?

Kevin Wicks

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.

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