Maxim Magazine blasts David Beckham for his exorbitant contract with the LA Galaxy, which has done nothing to lift the profile of American soccer: “Three seasons into what was supposed to be the magic bullet that finally made soccer relevant ( i.e. profitable, interesting, televised) in the U.S., David Beckham’s much publicized move to MLS and his grotesquely huge contract are nothing short of a catastrophe.” (Daily Mail)
Well, true. But at least Becks still looks fabulous. I don’t care what anyone says: with his new Brawny man beard, Mr. Beckham is the hottest he’s ever been.
Leona Lewis says she was in “horrible shock” after her attack yesterday.(BBC)
29-year-old Peter Kopwalczyk has been charged with assailing Lewis and has been sectioned under Britain’s Mental Health Act.(Daily Mail)
David Tennant + Simon Pegg = cinematic brilliance. (Den of Geek)
British artist Damien Hirst is officially ovah: see here, here, and here.
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.