Monthly Archives: August 2010

Could British Singer Rumer Be the Next Norah Jones?

Her sleepy, dispassionate voice has been compared to that of the late Karen Carpenter, and none other than Burt Bacharach has endorsed her. So how has new singer-songwriter Rumer charged the UK pop charts in a time when pop tarts like ...

Will British Drama Be Hurt If Emmys Ditch Miniseries Categories?

If the broadcast networks have their way, the Primetime Emmys could cut the movies and miniseries categories from the live telecast moving forward, Variety reports. The big 4 networks are re-negotiating their contracts with the Emmys, ...

Rock Legend Roundup: Sir Cliff, Sir Tom, and Sir Paul

Sir Cliff Richard shows off an Adonis bod at 70. It’s for his 2011 calendar, and he tells The Daily Mail: “I heard that 60 is the new 40 so I am making 70 the new 50.

The Good Wife’ Star Archie Panjabi Pulls Off Emmy Upset!

Archie Panjabi – British actress known for East Is East, Bend It Like Beckham, and her role as Maya on BBC AMERICA’s Life On Mars – stunned Emmy prognosticators with a surprise win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in ...

Doctor Who Gets a Shout-Out During the Emmys!

Add director Steve Shill to the list of famous Doctor Who fans. When the Brit won his Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for Dexter last night, Emmy announcer John Hodgman revealed that Shill’s “first TV memory ...

Doctor Who at the Emmys: David Tennant On the Red Carpet (Video)

Lots of Doctor Who love at yesterday’s Emmys! Not only did the show get a shout-out during the telecast (more on that later), but David Tennant, a.k.

Why the U.S. Open Is Andy Murray’s Best Shot at Grand Slam Title

It’s hard out there for Andy Murray. He may be a bonafide tennis icon – he was recently immortalized in a Mario Testino photo spread for Vogue – but every tournament he’s hounded with the UK’s hopes to ...

Has ‘X Factor’ Scandal Damaged Simon Cowell’s Credibility?

Simon Cowell has not had a good week in the press after fan uproar over use of auto-tune in last Saturday’s season premiere of his UK show X Factor. Even his former bosses at American Idol have distanced themselves from him, as ...

Britz’ Writer/Director Taps ‘Demons’ Star For New Drama

Christian Cooke, Luke Van Helsing from BBC AMERICA’s Demons, will appear in UK broadcaster Channel 4′s four-part drama The Promise, reports The Stage. The drama will air in 2011 and co-stars Little Dorrit‘s Claire ...

Doctor Who’-Themed Prank at MIT

Check this out – the TARDIS has landed at MIT? In their latest “hack,” those merry pranksters at the prestigious Cambridge, Massachusetts university placed a replica of the Doctor’s traveling machine atop a ...