Gordon Ramsay Mourns Death of “A True Original”

  • British chef Keith Floyd has died of a heart attack at age 65. Gordon Ramsay calls the notoriously tipsy cook and BBC presenter “a true original” in a tribute. (Jamie Oliver and other celebrity chefs have paid tribute as well.) Here’s a clip of Floyd from BBC FOOD:

  • Victoria Beckham turned up on The View to brag about her sex life with hubby David and blame her perpetually sour disposition on “the way her face falls.”(Daily Mail)
  • Victoria Beckham talks to The Guardian about her latest collection of gowns, currently being shown at New York Fashion Week.
  • Katie “Jordan” Price says a “famous celebrity” raped her, years before she was with Peter Andre. (Daily Mail)
  • Kelly Osbourne says she has lost 14 pounds during her Dancing with the Stars rehearsals.(Daily Mail)
  • Prince Harry will receive his full inheritance at age 30, per the stipulations of his family’s trust.(Telegraph)
  • Joe Satriani‘s plagiarism lawsuit against Coldplay has been dismissed from court. However, reports suggest an out-of-court settlement may have been reached.(NME)
  • Michael Caine on his career: “I suppose I am missing the roles where I’m dishing out the sex.”(Digital Spy)
  • Sensitive singer-songwriter David Gray is mad as hell and has grown a beard to prove it.(BBC)
  • Sorry, Rachel Stevens, but Beyoncé has one of the best butts of all-time!(The Independent)
  • Former Smiths guitar hero Johnny Marr explains why he has joined The Cribs. (Guardian)
  • Phil Selway, drummer for Radiohead, is coming out with a solo album.(NME)
  • A week after members of Radiohead and Pink Floyd came out in support of file-sharing, Lily Allen is speaking out against it, saying it hurts new artists: “Last week in an article in The Times these guys from huge bands said file-sharing music is fine. It probably is fine for them. They do sell-out arena tours and have the biggest Ferrari collections in the world. For new talent, though, file-sharing is a disaster as it’s making it harder and harder for new acts to emerge.”(The Times)
  • EastEnders will do a live episode to celebrate the British soap’s 25th anniversary in 2010. (The Independent)

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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