Mischievous Daily Mail columnist Flic Everett (nice name) suggests Kate Winslet‘s marital problems have elicited schadenfreude from fellow women. “When Jennifer Aniston‘s latest love affair imploded, millions of women across the globe felt her pain….Yet news this week that fellow A-lister Kate Winslet has split from husband Sam Mendes has had a very different effect. Among the nine perfectly nice women I happened to be working with yesterday, the general consensus was: ‘Ha, serves her right.'”
Winslet’s career is “undimmed” after the failure of her marriage, says The Daily Telegraph‘s David Gritten. Isn’t a bit sexist to suggest that the two have anything to do with each other?
This is what happens when you’re famous: people take pictures of you sh**faced and wearing a beanie on your head. Like Robert Pattinson. (The Sun)
Headline: Hugh Grant‘s white shirt was soiled in a stunning chocolate cake fight at a a nightclub. I’m just relieved those brown stains are from chocolate cake. (Daily Mail)
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.