Roundup: Matt Smith Fancies Florence for ‘Doctor Who’

 It's no secret that Anglophenia adores Florence + the Machine and we're thrilled with her recent boost on Billboard's top album and singles charts. Doctor Who's Matt Smith seems interested in the siren-haired songstress, too, for he recently divulged that she was atop of his cameo wish list for the hugely popular sci-fi series.

Over the weekend, Smith chatted with the press in promotion of 'Doctor Who Live,' which opens in London on October 8. When asked who he'd like to see on the show, Miss Florence Welch was the first to come to mind.

"Florence from Florence and the Machine – I'd quite like her to do one."

Additionally, Smith thinks ex-Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona as well as Helena Bonham Carter and Rowan Atkinson, who appeared in a previous Doctor Who Comic Relief special for the BBC, would be equally entertaining on the show. (Digital Spy)

Would you like to see Florence on an episode of Doctor Who?

In other news: Stephen Fry is set to join Robert Downey Jr. in the forthcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel. The BBC reports that the 53-year-old actor will play Mycroft Holmes, older brother to Downey's main character, while Jude Law is also slated to reprise his role as Dr. John Watson. The yet-untitled film, scheduled for December 2011, will once again see Guy Ritchie in the director's seat.

Can't get enough of Fry? Read about his passion for art and then some via his latest blog post.

Are you kidding me? Phil Collins bests my beloved Manic Street Preachers? The chart-topping singer/songwriter and former Genesis sticksman tops the UK charts for the first time over a decade with his latest album, Going Back. The Manics slide in behind The Script’s Science & Faith for the third spot with their tenth studio effort, Postcards From a Young Man. Great, now I can't stop signing “Something Happened On the Way to Heaven." Arrrgh! (NME)

Russell Brand and Katy Perry purchase their first love nest together, a $2.7 million penthouse in Tribeca. (The Metro)

Want to know how Helen Mirren stays so svelte? It's easier than you think! (Daily Mail)

Simon Pegg, Michael Fassbender, and John Cleese, among other talented Brits, are signed up to lend their vocal talents to the third "Fable" video game. (NPR)

RIP: Catherine Walker, British fashion designer and a longtime favorite of Diana, the Princess of Wales, dies at 65. (BBC)

Segway owner Jimi Heselden was killed in a tragic scooter accident over the weekend. (BBC)

by MacKenzie Wilson

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