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Robert Lindsay “Every Bit Laurence Olivier’s Equal” in New Play

Robert Lindsay, grumpy dad Ben Harper on BBC AMERICA’s My Family, has never lacked for respect as an actor. But in today’s Telegraph, theater critic Charles Spencer gives Mr. Lindsay the greatest praise you could give an actor, raving that his performance in the stage version of The Entertainer is “every bit Laurence Olivier’s equal.” […]

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Joss Stone: Good Reviews In Spite of Off-Stage Drama

The Guardian‘s Angus Batey says Joss Stone‘s live performance at Koko was “a revelation, that powerful voice stronger, more emotive than ever. She sashays, shimmies and shakes her way around the stage, and even her (occasionally too lengthy) between-song soliloquies seem the result of a need to be understood rather than scripted bonhomie.” Although she’s […]

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Emily Blunt’s Sexy Vanity Fair Spread

Emily Blunt almost bares it all in Vanity Fair. George Michael says he’s “too busy” to attend his drunk-driving trial. I imagine prison frees up one’s schedule quite nicely. Reformed drug addict rock stars just wanna have fun: Justin Hawkins talks to The Guardian about why he came out of the Darkness and into Eurovision. […]

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John Inman, Mr. Humphries from “Are You Being Served?,” Has Died

One of Britain’s best-known TV comedians has died: John Inman, seen right here on BBC AMERICA as Mr. Humphries on Are You Being Served?, died in London at age 71 after a long battle with hepatitis A. The BBC has a lovely tribute, including quotes from co-stars Wendy Richard (Miss Shirley Brahms), Trevor Bannister (Mr. […]

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Joss Stone or Anne Hathaway: Who’s the Bigger Wackadoo?

After Joss Stone turned up two hours late for her gig, The Daily Mail began to fear she could become another “Lauryn Hill, high priestess of flakiness.” But they dig her new material. “‘Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now’ had an appealing lazy groove, while ‘Girl They Won’t Believe It’ had more in common […]

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“Harry Potter! Where Are Your Glasses?”

The New York Times asks Daniel Radcliffe‘s young fans what they thought when they saw Harry Potter with his kit off in Equus. They have watched his Harry Potter fly through the air, forget to do his homework, talk to snakes, smite people with his magic wand, stay up past his bedtime, and suffer any […]

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The Princes Punk the Queen; No Nudity For Daniel Craig?

Princes William and Harry pulled a phone prank on their poor 80-year-old grandma, Queen Elizabeth II, by recording this message on her answering machine: “Hey wassup! This is Liz. Sorry I’m away from the throne. For a hotline to Philip, press one. For Charles, press two. And for the corgis, press three.” Those lads should […]

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The Face of the “Real” James Bond: Why the “Research” Sucks

Science and art…never the twain shall meet. As if Daniel Craig hadn’t already defined Ian Fleming‘s fictional spy anti-hero, researchers have attempted to get inside the late author’s head and determine the face of the “real” James Bond, reports The Times. Off the bat, the methodology used in the research is bogus. Using a technique […]

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Simon Cowell Offers Robbie and Britney a Morrissey-esque Reality Check

I never thought I could mention Simon Cowell and my hero, Morrissey, in the same sentence, much less claim they share a sensibility. In an exclusive interview with the 3am girls, Simon takes rehab celebs like Robbie Williams and Britney Spears to task for their public meltdowns, especially when millions of people around the world […]

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