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- Jekyll star James Nesbitt made a joke at Kate Moss‘s expense when he hosted last night’s GQ Men of the Year awards. Ms. Moss was not laughing. Meanwhile, rapper Dizzee Rascal called Kate Moss “rude” (along with a few other four-letter words) as she dashed away from the ceremony, walking right through his red carpet interview.
- Torchwood star John Barrowman is a crusader for the Susan Boyles of the world, saying reality shows should protect their contestants: “When they come out of our show, it’s then the responsibility of the producers who are doing that show to look after them.”(The Stage)
- Scotsman Andy Murray may have dropped the ball on Britain’s tennis hopes, but England is World Cup-bound.(Telegraph)
- It’s just not Scotland’s week, is it?(Telegraph)
- Prince Harry will inherit millions of his late mother’s money upon his 25th birthday next week.(The Independent)
- The Beatles Rock Band is out and people are scrambling to stores to pick it up, in spite of the $600-plus price tag.(Guardian)
- Glasvegas lead singer James Allan decided to simply disappear for a few days. Too bad he didn’t tell his bandmates, who showed up at the Mercurys last night without him.(BBC)
- Former Black Books star Tamsin Greig will star opposite Rupert Friend (Keira Knightley‘s boyfriend) in a London production of The Little Dog Laughed.(The Stage)
- Speech Debelle has seen a 4000 percent increase in sales since she won the Mercury Prize last night. Yes, that’s four thousand percent, which could mean she sold 40 copies yesterday instead of her usual one.(Guardian)
- Ever fancy a bit of spotted dick? Well, a council canteen in Flintshire, Wales has changed the name of the dessert to “Spotted Richard” due to “immature comments” from customers. (BBC)
- Look out lovely lasses of London: Mickey Rourke is in your city and he’s on the prowl.(Evening Standard)
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.