- You’d think that Hugh Laurie‘s three-time Emmy-nominated role as a physically disabled, a**hole doctor on House would be a dream gig for the actor. But think again: the British actor’s fake limp on the Fox drama has taken a real toll on his body. “The show might last to Series Seven, Eight, or Nine but I don’t know if I will because I’m starting to lose my knees a little bit. It’s a lot of hip work. There’s things going badly wrong. I need to do yoga.” You’d have thought Mr. Laurie would have come to that conclusion earlier than Series Six.(Mirror)
- The BBC’s adaptation of Charles Dickens‘ Little Dorrit was a big winner at the Primetime Emmys last night, winning seven statuettes including Best Miniseries and Best Writing (Andrew Davies, winning Emmy No. 2).(The Stage)
- What Not To Ingest: Trinny Woodall details the extent of her battle against drug addiction as a young adult: “I drove down to the rehab center in my hire car, shoving all these pills in my mouth, these tranquilizers, and I crashed the car on the way. But when I finally got there I walked in and felt such a sense of relief.” (Daily Mail)
- Muse frontman Matt Bellamy confirms that the band will contribute to the New Moon soundtrack, alongside Thom Yorke and The Killers. But Robert Pattinson will not.
- Amy Winehouse, from rehab to record executive.(NME)
- Have the Sugababes lost another member?(Mirror)
- The Bee Gees, Associates lead singer Billy Mackenzie (yes!), Thom Yorke, and Jimmy Somerville made The Times‘ list of pop’s top falsetto singers of all-time. Where the HELL is Al Green?
- The UK version of Dancing with the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, premiered its latest season over the weekend with some poppin’ new opening titles. There’s almost a Bollywood feel to some of the animation seen here. Hopefully, Dancing with the Stars‘s graphics will get a similar upgrade:
By the way, our Footballers Wive$ ladies Laila Rouass and Zoë Lucker survived to foxtrot another day this weekend, and disgraced tennis star Martina Hingis got booted first. Apparently, British TV audiences don’t like their b***hes to be real ones.
Also, do check out the trailer for the upcoming BBC AMERICA two-part drama, Occupation, which stars James Nesbitt. It’s an epic drama that tells the stories of three military friends who have had their lives torn apart by the Iraq war – and yet, ironically, they’re all willingly return to the war-torn country for different reasons. Major kudos to the BBC AMERICA editors, who deftly packaged this critically-acclaimed piece into a four-minute emotional wallop.
Occupation premieres Sunday, October 18th at 8 pm et/pt.