Monthly Archives: December 2010

WATCH: Colin Firth, Other Stars Remember John Lennon

It’s been 40 years since The Beatles split this month, and 30 years since the death of John Lennon. Tom Brook, who was the first British journalist to report live from the scene of Lennon’s murder, has interviewed top celebs …

Our Readers Speak Out: Predictions for 2011

We asked some of our Twitter followers to peek into their crystal balls and tell us what UK-related headlines they expected to see in 2011. What did our budding Sylvia Brownes come up to?

Prince William and Kate Middleton: No Servants or Staff Needed

When Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot in April, don’t assume that the gorgeous pair will instantly set off into some romantic fairytale complete with cooks, butlers, and other servants.

Queen Elizabeth’s New Year Honors List Revealed

The Queen’s annual honors list was released today, reports The BBC. But Simon Cowell didn’t make the cut.

Top 10 British Stars To Watch in 2011

If 2010 was the year of Florence + the Machine, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Matt Smith, which UK stars will hit the big time in 2011?

Jarvis Cocker Takes On Children’s Classic ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker descended Royal Festival Hall in London on Wednesday (December 29) for the first of four readings of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev‘s Peter and the Wolf.

‘X Factor’ Star Cher Lloyd Signs Record Deal with Jay-Z

While she finished fourth on Simon Cowell‘s UK talent show The X Factor, 17-year-old Cher Lloyd was one of 2010’s most memorable contestants thanks to her funky fashion sense and even funkier rap-singing style. Still, the …

Jim Broadbent Chats Meryl Streep and ‘The Iron Lady’

English actor Jim Broadbent is currently on the silver screen in British director Mike Leigh‘s new drama, Another Year (read Leah Rozen‘s stellar review here), where he plays a good-natured geologist named Tom.

Queen Elizabeth Is Now a Great-Grandmother

There’s lots to celebrate at Buckingham Palace these days: Prince William will walk down the aisle in April and his cousin, Zara Phillips, just got engaged prior to the Christmas holiday. Now, Zara’s brother, Peter Phillips, …

Oprah Winfrey Warns Sarah Ferguson to Watch Her Spending

American chat show queen Oprah Winfrey is pointing her finger at Sarah Ferguson for her dodgy spending habits.