Torchwood’s John Barrowman Is Officially a Pop Star!

The Torchwood star’s cover of Barry Manilow‘s 1980 ballad “I Made It Through the Rain” is No. 14 in the UK this week. C’mon, there has to be a video for this somewhere, and if there’s only one costume change, I won’t be happy.

Buy the CD on Amazon…if you dare!

In other news:

  • Harry Potter star Emma Watson has a real witch’s blood in her veins.(Telegraph)
  • Jude Law has his own Billie Jean moment.(Daily Mail)
  • Skins star Dev Patel and his Slumdog Millionaire co-star Freida Pinto have finally outed their romance.(Daily Mail)
  • Is the late Jade Goody in the Great Beyond shaking her head at her husband’s behavior? Jade’s mother, Jackiey, recently had a seance to contact Jade, and the medium delivered this message from her daughter: “Sorry, mum, for not listening to you. She knows [marrying Jack Tweed] was the biggest mistake she has ever made.”‘(Daily Mail)
  • Oscar winner Tilda Swinton carries the weight of a whole film festival on her shoulders – literally.(Guardian)
  • Sam Taylor-Wood‘s John Lennon biopic will end the London Film Festival.(Guardian)
  • Rachel Stevens, who had her engagement ring nicked by robbers earlier this year, has married her long-time boyfriend.(The Sun)
  • Gordon Ramsay‘s troubled, heroin-addicted brother has been lowered to selling magazines on a street corner in Devon, England.(Daily Mail)
  • Meanwhile, here’s a Spandau Ballet frontman holding a really expensive candy bar.(Mirror)
  • Is Jordan set to marry her cage-fighting companion, who, apparently, is into remote control sex toys?
  • Scottish pop star Calvin Harris to The Independent: “I’m not good at interviews, I’m not good at dancing, I’m not good at looking like I’m having fun. “I never will be, I don’t think. Unless I go to a life coach.”
  • Bananarama are back (minus Siobhan Fahey) and have a new video.(Mirror)
  • On Twitter, Lily Allen comes out…as a major cricket fan.(Contact Music)

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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