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  • Prince William is 25 today and now has access to his inheritance from his mother, Princess Diana. He stands to get $500,000 to $600,000 a year, reports ABC News.

  • John Travolta says his 1985 dance with Princess Diana at the White House helped revive his then-flagging career.(Hello!)
  • 50 Cent gets “cozy” with Fergie. And no, not the Black Eyed Peas one.(Daily Mail)
  • The former British distributor of Victoria Beckham’s jeans calls her new design range “seriously overpriced for a line made out of a cheap fabric.”(The Sun)
  • The Times reveals the first half of its list of The World’s Top 50 Footballers.
  • Pete Doherty says he’ll marry Kate Moss this summer if he stays drug-free. (Daily Mail)
  • The Guardian‘s Ben Marshall slams the Clintons‘ parody of the Sopranos finale. “The fact that they should have chosen something from TV that is so fresh in the mind, so replete with unseemly connotations, and so infuriatingly unsatisfactory, beggars belief.”
  • Little Britain‘s Lou and Andy make an appearance on the Aussie soap, Neighbours. The Stage has video of the momentous event.
  • Russell Brand has won “substantial” damages against the Daily Star, who reported a rape at Brand’s apartment in Edinburgh and claimed Brand was responsible.(BBC)
  • Ethnic minorites watch less TV in the UK, reports The Guardian.
  • Amy Winehouse‘s “Rehab” moves from up one slot to No. 9 on The Billboard 100.
  • Morrissey says he may sign a deal with Warner Brothers or extend his tour to new parts of the world. “I would love to sing in Tehran,” he says.(NME)
  • The Arctic Monkeys have recruited Alex Turner’s idol, poet John Cooper Clarke, to write some verse for the packaging of their next single, “Fluorescent Adolescent.”(The Sun)
  • Franz Ferdinand‘s next album should be out in early 2008.(Gigwise)
  • Paul McCartney may sign a long-term deal with Starbucks after the success of his album, Memory Almost Full.(Gigwise)
  • Bloc Party tracks will be available for download…for free. Kinda makes the people who actually paid for Weekend In the City feel stupid, no? (NME)
  • The Sun has a guide to surviving Glastonbury or any other sh*thole masquerading as a festival ground. The Daily Telegraph has a guide to watching from your mud-free living room like a sensible person.
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.