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The Spice Girls Kick Off Reunion Tour in Vancouver: Read the Reviews!

Their first single, “Headlines,” may be tanking on the UK charts, but The Spice Girls have every reason to be elated this morning. They kicked off their worldwide reunion tour in Vancouver, British Columbia to rave reviews. And according to sources, they didn’t even lip-sync! Here’s a roundup: BBC NEWS reports on the girls’ setlist. […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: Adele’s “Hometown Glory”

For the second straight year, a one-named British singer-songwriter has commanded all of the music industry’s buzz. Who knows if Adele will reach Mika‘s level (four top 10 hits since January), but one would hope. She certainly doesn’t pierce the eardrum quite as much. That’s not to say she doesn’t have some vocal tics to […]

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Billie Piper’s Sexy TV Series Could Hit U.S. Shores

Billie Piper‘s “raunchy” Secret Diary Of a Call Girl was so successful for ITV that the network has ordered a second season – and it may air in America.(The Sun) EastEnders creator Tony Holland has died. He was 67. Andrew Collins, a former EastEnders scriptwriter, pays tribute to Holland in The Guardian: “I benefited in […]

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Sharon Osbourne and Courtney Love May Go To Court

Have Sharon Osbourne and Courtney Love taken their battle to court? Sharon has notoriously alleged that Courtney introduced her son Jack to drugs. Digital Spy says “it has not been confirmed whether Love has taken Osbourne to court for making the allegations or whether Sharon has taken action against Courtney for allegedly giving Jack drugs […]

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Al Gore Gets a Rare Glimpse At the Oval Office

As Al Gore joined the other American Nobel Prize laureates in the White House’s Oval Office, he and president George W. Bush met for the first time since Gore conceded the hotly contested 2000 election. BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA anchor Matt Frei gives his take on the decidedly uncomfortable reunion. Watch the video below.

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Anglo For Your Ear: Buzzcocks’ “Promises”

I saw Control last night (overhyped, trust me), but there’s a running joke in it about the Buzzcocks. I suspect you can guess what the joke is about. Anyway, it inspired me to post my favorite Buzzcocks song, which would be “Promises.” And there’s a cheeky little video for it. From 1978.

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Control Is On a Roll: Ian Curtis Film Dominates the BIFA Awards

Ian Curtis biopic Control won five British Independent Film Awards, including Best Film, Most Promising Newcomer (Sam Riley), Best Director and Best Debut Director (Dutchman Anton Corbijn), and Best Supporting Actor/Actress (Toby Kebbell, who played Joy Division’s manager). (BBC) Ray Winstone‘s daughters, Lois and Jaime, brought a Goth edge to the BIFA red carpet. The […]

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The Morrissey Immigration Row: Bigmouth Strikes Again or a Miserable Lie?

Almost two weeks ago, this message was posted on the Morrissey-solo fan site: I have it in good faith that Morrissey was interviewed by the NME recently to promote a free 7 inch single being offered with each copy of the music paper. However, for whatever reason, the NME have withdrawn the issue of the […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”

For all you lonely lovers out there. This Irish-born, English-raised singer had a string of megahits in the UK, including this one from 1972. Oddly, though, it was a much bigger smash in the U.S., clocking in six weeks at No. 1 here while peaking at No. 3 across the Atlantic. Keep your ears open […]

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Mel B. Set To Win Dancing With the Stars? She’s Already Won

Mel B. is slated to win this season’s Dancing With the Stars, according to BBC NEWS. DialIdol, the online voting tracker that measures busy signals to predict who viewers are voting off, also seems to indicate a Mel/Maksim victory. And it has been very accurate in predicting eliminations in recent weeks. Go Mel! It’s funny […]

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