Footballers Wive$ Take The Catfight To The Floor…The Dance Floor

You know them from their epic catfights…

Footballers Wive$ divas Zoë Lucker (Tanya) and Laila Rouass (Amber, a.k.a. Primeval‘s Sarah Page) have signed on to Strictly Come Dancing, the UK dancing competition that begot our American Dancing with the Stars. Check out the publicity shots from the show. Both ladies look great.

In other news:

  • Kelly Osbourne is having a bit of a rough go of it rehearsing for Dancing with the Stars.(Daily Mail)
  • A scheme to make the cottage featured in ’80s cult classic Withnail and I into a museum has fallen through.(Guardian)
  • After their cancellation at this weekend’s V Festival, could Oasis be breaking up?(Guardian)
  • X Factor has barely started, and Simon Cowell is already flying out early favorite Danyl Johnson to appear on NBC’s Today show.(The Sun)
  • Is Matt Bellamy, lead singer of UK band Muse, being cheeky when he claims he stocked up on baked beans and bought an axe, fearing the end of the world was near?(The Sun)
  • Ex-Big Brother houseguest Shilpa Shetty – who infamously rowed with the late Jade Goody while on the show – has reached out to her fellow castmate Jermaine Jackson. Speaking about the death of Jermaine’s brother, Michael, Shetty says, “I can only empathize, I feel very strongly for Jermaine and he’s a very good man, really good man and he’s someone that I have learned a lot from. My prayers are with him, that’s all I can say.”(Mirror)
  • How does former Monty Python member Michael Palin feel about being called Britain’s Nicest Man? “I don’t particularly mind what people make of me,” he tells The Daily Telegraph. “I’m a reasonably amenable, conciliatory character, and if I come across as that, that’s fine. The nicest-man-in-the-world [tag] is an odd kind of thing because how do you judge something like that? It really doesn’t get you anywhere, except to feel slightly ineffectual.”

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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