Celebrities React To UK Election Day

  • While Britain tries to sort out this whole hung parliament stalemate, The Daily Mirror has gathered the celebrity reactions to yesterday’s UK election. NME also has compiled the best tweets of the rich and famous. Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos urged people to not vote Tory and directed a four-letter word at Conservative leader David Cameron. I can’t imagine Kapranos is enjoying the increasing likelihood of a Cameron-led government.
  • How will the British election affect UK cinema?(Guardian)
  • The two-week delay for Doctor Who in the U.S. is explained. (Mashable)
  • Liam Gallagher is developing a Beatles movie based on Richard DiLello‘s memoir, The Longest Cocktail Party, which details the tumultuous final years of the Fab Four. Let’s just hope Liam doesn’t try his hand at “acting” in this movie.(Hollywood Reporter)
  • Harry Potter star Emma Watson tells Vanity Fair she’s “the worst in her acting class” at Brown University.(Daily Mail)
  • Nicholas Hoult (formerly Tony Stonem on Skins) relays all the things he’s learned in his years of filmmaking. One tidbit: “I find being recognized embarrassing. It’s nice when people have seen your work and like it, but I get embarrassed easily. You feel like you’re under scrutiny even if people don’t have a clue who you are. When Skins first came out, the Big Brother-ish attention was a bit scary. You just get used to it and deal with it.”(The Times)
  • Has a grueling Broadway schedule caused Tony nominee Catherine Zeta-Jones to lose her curves? Meanwhile, The Sun says Gavin Henson offered to pay for newly thin Charlotte Church to get her curves back.
  • Could Susan Boyle sing her signature tune, “I Dreamed a Dream,” as the star of Les Misérables? (The Sun)
  • A grinning Dawn French is still sporting her wedding ring even though she announced her split from hubby Lenny Henry a month ago.(The Sun)
  • Chelsy Davy was by Prince Harry‘s side as he graduated as a helicopter pilot for the Army Air Corps.(Daily Mail)
  • Morrissey‘s lawyers got involved when the BBC wanted to air one of his early demos in a radio documentary.(Guardian)

Kevin Wicks

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.

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