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  • Keira Knightley bravely admits that her performance in Bend It Like Beckham was rubbish: “I didn’t go to drama school, so I didn’t get the training. It was difficult to get over that: ‘What am I doing? I’m pretending that I can do this and everybody’s telling me I can’t.'”(Guardian)

  • Keira also criticizes young people who seek out fame. “It frightens me when kids go, ‘I want to be famous’. Why? Because you can get into a restaurant? You know what? If you book, you can get into a restaurant!'”(The Sun)
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton have been checking into hotels in the Seychelles under the names “Martin” and “Rosemary.” The TimesHugo Rifkind says these names are perfect for them. “Martin and Rosemary are schoolteachers or accountants or run a garden centre outside Milton Keynes. They probably drive a Rover. You wouldn’t mind meeting them on holiday, but you wouldn’t seek them out. Less fun than Harry and Chelsy, but also less likely to puke in your mini-bar.”
  • Naomi Campbell has slammed Vogue magazine for its lack of black models.(San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Meanwhile, Naomi’s trying to find Africa’s next top model.(Hello!)
  • OK, I thought it was “official” that Sienna Miller and Matthew Rhys were an item. Now the Evening Standard is linking her to Enduring Love star Rhys Ifans.
  • Rupert Everett has advised his friend Joan Collins to take a role on Coronation Street or EastEnders. Note: Collins has already done a daily soap, playing Alexandra Spaulding on CBS’ Guiding Light.
  • Matt Lucas says Little Britain faves like Daffyd, Marjorie Dawes, and Vicky Pollard may be featured on the American version he and David Walliams are making for HBO.(The Sun)
  • The Beckhams got a bargain deal for their Beverly Hills mansion.(Mirror)
  • Coleen McLoughlin‘s family home has been vandalized by anti-Wayne Rooney hoodlums.(Daily Mail)
  • 11 million viewers tuned in to X-Factor‘s season premiere.(The Times)
  • Rock Rivals, Simon Cowell‘s new drama based on American Idol-type talent shows, has started filming.(Mirror)
  • A “10-year-old” Jamie Oliver will be a cartoon character in a new series from the makers of Creature Comforts.(Mirror)
  • Is David Schwimmer the next Charles Chricton? The Friends star is directing the British comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run, starring Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, and Dylan Moran.(The Times)
  • Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes, possibly the two coldest actors working today, will try to out-freeze each other in Stephen Daldry‘s The Reader. Sir David Hare is scripting, and Anthony Minghella is a co-producer. Sounds insufferable.(The Times)
  • A feature film about Michael Hutchence will show the late Aussie INXS singer making “ghostly visits” to his daughter, Tiger Lily.(The Sun)
  • Rudy Giuliani is set to receive a “Medal of Freedom” from former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.(Page Six)
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Filed Under: Keira Knightley
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.