Tag Archives: Adele

‘Fleming’: 10 Songs That Should Have Been James Bond Themes

The John Barry arrangement of Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” casts a very long shadow over popular culture. It’s not just there in the 23 songs that have been picked to represent each Bond movie as it comes ...

10 Things to Look Forward to in 2014

2013 was a pretty good year to be interested in British culture, was it not? Doctor Who fans in particular had more than enough to keep them occupied, with some enormously high profile entrances and exits, a 50th anniversary special and ...

WATCH: Adele Gets Her MBE From Prince Charles

Today, the popular singing star Adele went to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE for services to music. Her most notable service being to sell bucketloads of her two albums to date—”19″ and “21″—all over the ...

Top Gear Thursday: Adele Dreams of Being Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

So you’re a celebrity superstar, and you don’t know how to drive—what’s your biggest motivation to learn? Chances are, you don’t drive yourself to work, and you probably have drivers for all sorts of other mundane tasks ...

Five Ways Britain Changed After The London Olympics

Well first of all, despite the evidence of the picture above, since the London Olympic Games have finished, it has stopped raining fire from on high, so that’s a definite plus.

Adele’s New Waxwork Is Revealed!

It’s long been one of the establishing moments in a young star’s life, to have your first waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London.

Adele, ‘Blackadder’ and PJ Harvey Honoured By The Queen

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was published on Friday, and among the 1,800 or so names, honours have been given to more than a few familiar names to Anglophenia readers.

Adele vs Joan Rivers: Not Funny

There’s nothing the world of showbusiness loves more than a war of words. Everyone gets the chance to take sides, throw their own barbs into the bile soup and generally act like the appreciation for one entertainer over another ...

Bond Producers Approach Adele For A ‘Skyfall’ Sequel

I’ll be honest, this isn’t automatically great news. Adele, the oscar-winning, golden globe-winning, Brit-winning singer and co-writer of the most recent Bond theme – Skyfall, of course – is reported to be first choice ...

OK, So You Got The Statue, Now Finish The Song Properly…

Look, by any standard of celebrity measurement Adele’s doing perfectly fine, isn’t she? A Golden Globe, an Oscar, an entire dinner service made of Grammys with Brits for salt & pepper grinders.