Meet Xenomania – the producing duo behind Girls Aloud – and their latest stable of stars.(BBC)
In the midst of the umpteenth era of Beatlemania, self-professed Beatles haters talk to BBC Magazine: “There is something so incredibly prissy about their music.”
MI-5 star Rupert Penry-Jones‘s show, Whitechapel, has been picked up for a second UK season. (The Stage)
Has Keisha Buchanan run yet another girl out of Sugababes? She denies that she’s bullying her bandmate Amelle Berrabah, and according to The Daily Mail, “the 24-year-old singer rubbished rumours her behavior towards Berrabah had prompted her to go ‘missing’ for several days.” Buchanan ranted, “‘They see me as the longest standing member and assume that I’m the b**ch who causes people to walk, and its totally untrue and unfair. All I’ve ever done is work my a**e off, trying to keep the dream alive, because I love the fans and my job.'”
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto were snapped going to a jewelry store. (Daily Mail)
Is Anna Friel channeling Audrey Hepburn, or is she on her way to Thunderdome? (Daily Mail)
Heather Mills finally has hair to match her soul. (Mirror)
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.