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British Soaps vs. American Soaps: It’s War!

The posters over at Soap Opera Network are all a-tizzy about the following YouTube clip, which unfavorably compares American soap operas to British soap operas. It’s from a BBC Four show titled Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe, in which critic Charlie Brooker takes on trends in the TV industry. About American soaps, he says, “Yes, it’s acorn […]

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Cue Babs and Donna…Team Heather Mills Says “Enough Is Enough”

She always dreamed she’d find that perfect lover, but he turned out to be like every other geriatric billionaire ex-Beatle with lawyers that rival most nations’ justice departments. But she ain’t mad at him; Heather Mills McCartney‘s mad at folks like Victoria Newton over at The Sun, it appears. Just mosey on over to your […]

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James Morrison Is No Longer “Undiscovered”

He’s had two top 10 hits in the UK, and he’s up for three Brit awards, but can James Morrison survive the journey across the Atlantic? My answer is an unequivocal yes. A thunderous live performer accompanied by his guitar and a keyboardist, Morrison made a huge impression on the NYC crowd that packed into […]

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Before She Was Rose Tyler, She Was Honey To The Bee

Americans only know her her as Doctor Who‘s shag-worthy companion. But before she was an A-list actress in the UK, Billie Piper had already made a name for herself as one of the late ’90s biggest pop stars. Her long-discarded music career is back in the news today now that her 1999 hit, “Honey To […]

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BBC AMERICA Scores Two GLAAD Media Award Nominations

BBC-A brings the Gay. (How’s that for a tagline?) Yes, BBC AMERICA is a startlingly LGBT-friendly network, and GLAAD honored us twice last night when they announced their annual Media Award nominations. Hex, with its lesbian ghosts, got shortlisted for Outstanding Drama Series, and My Mums Used to Be Men is up for Outstanding Documentary. […]

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Stand Back: Jade Goody’s Gonna Blow Tonight!

LOL…it’s kinda funny that the notoriously bigoted British tabloids are blasting UK star Jade Goody for her racist comments toward Shilpa Shetty. The Sun has labeled Ms. Goody “the face of hate,” claims Goody will need 24-hour security once she leaves Celebrity Big Brother, and is urging its readers to vote Goody out in tonight’s […]

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BBC AMERICA Earns Five Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominations

It’s been a fabulous awards week at BBC AMERICA. First, we got those twin Golden Globes earlier this week. Now, we’re the leading network up for Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which are handed out by the Mystery Writers of America. The nominations were announced today, and we received five nominations, including four out of the […]

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A Reality Show Grips a Nation: The “Big Brother” Race Row

If only CBS’ version of the show could get so much buzz: even Britain’s politicians have weighed in on the allegations of racism in the Celebrity Big Brother house. As we reported yesterday, Jade Goody, Goody’s mother Jackiey Budden, Jo O’Meara, and disgraced beauty queen, Danielle Lloyd, have been seen making fun of Bollywood star […]

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Amy Winehouse vs. Lily Allen at the Brits

With Russell Brand hosting, and Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, and the Gallagher brothers up for awards, will this year’s Brit Awards be the most “combustible” yet? One hopes so. I couldn’t be more stoked, but I’m torn between my two favorite loose cannons of British music, the boozy Amy Winehouse and the mouthy Lily Allen. […]

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Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt Win Golden Globes for “Gideon’s Daughter”!

We won! Or should I say…they won. We were elated to watch last night’s Golden Globes and see Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt – the stars of BBC AMERICA’s Gideon’s Daughter – step up to the podium. Their competition was fierce, but the wins couldn’t be more deserved. Nighy plays Gideon Warner, a deeply depressed […]

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