Tag Archives: Tony Blair

60th Anniversary of Royal Yacht Britannia

Ahoy there, matey. Please doff your sailor’s cap to honor a bit of British nautical history.

It was sixty years ago today (April 16) that Queen Elizabeth II christened Britannia, the last in a long line of royal yachts that date back to the 17th century.

Infamous British Political Scandals: ‘Cash for Honours’

 

“Follow the money.” It’s always about cash, even in political scandals, as we see in this week’s installment of Infamous British Political Scandals.

In Politics, The Queen Exercises Right to Remain Silent

The Queen is a close adviser to Britain's Prime Minister, but she does not take public stands on issues. BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt examines how the royal family stays above the political fray.

Robert Plant Annoyed By Led Zeppelin Comeback Chatter

To the Led Zeppelin fans out there who are still holding out hope for a reunion, cool it already. Robert Plant isn’t interested.

Roundup: Cherie Blair Sells Tony’s Autograph on eBay

Cherie Blair obviously has enough money to own seven homes with her husband, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, but never mind her efforts in putting her famous spouse’s signature on eBay.

Tony Blair Defends George W. Bush’s Intelligence on ‘Letterman’

Last night, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair joined The Late Show with David Letterman to push his much-discussed memoir, A Journey. Of course, we knew that Letterman would address the elephant in the room, which was ...

The Tellyvangelist: October 4 – 10

In today’s Tellyvangelist – your weekly guide to what’s British on American TV – we preview the return of Tim Roth‘s Lie To Me, Tony Blair on Letterman, Sir Patrick Stewart on The View, a night of cult UK ...

Roundup: Lou Reed Ruins Susan Boyle’s “Perfect Day”?

TMZ‘s reporting that Susan Boyle walked off America’s Got Talent because Lou Reed had refused permission to allow Boyle to sing his hit, “Perfect Day,” on the show. The reason?

British Emmy Nominee: Michael Sheen – Why No ’30 Rock’ Nod?

Michael Sheen has played Tony Blair three times, and it’s a testament to Sheen’s immense talent that he’s brought new levels of depth to the character with each passing portrayal. He played the former UK prime minister ...

Toodle-Loo, Tony: Blair Hands It Over to Brown

Tony Blair exits stage left, and the Gordon Brown era has begun. The Guardian and BBC both have the extensive coverage you’d expect for such an historic handover.