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  • Kanye West disses Princes William and Harry‘s unfortunate use of hip-hop slang. “One of them said ‘I thought those glasses were bling’ and the other one said ‘It’s Kanye West, they’d have to be bling.’ I didn’t have the heart to tell them that I’m the anti-bling.” Or the fact that word “bling” is so 1998.(Mirror)

  • Doctors have ordered Amy Winehouse to rest – but she hasn’t pulled out of this weekend’s V Festival, where she’s schedule to perform.(BBC)
  • Report: Amy Winehouse AND husband Blake Fielder-Civil are going to rehab here in the U.S.(Mirror)
  • John Lennon‘s solo catalog is finally up on iTunes.(NME)
  • Dave Gahan‘s second solo album will tackle the topic of aging. The Depeche Mode lead singer says, “My fear is that I’ve wasted so much time in fear, in fear of diving in. I feel like I’m racing against the clock.”(NME)

  • The Guardian‘s Bharat Azad asks, “Is Damon Albarn the new David Bowie?”
  • Popjustice calls Gabrielle‘s new album “a complete career high.”
  • Jack Osbourne has dubbed sister Kelly‘s boyfriends “scumbags.”
    (Contact Music)
  • George Michael has an opportunity to develop his green thumb during his community service sentence.(Sound Generator)
  • Michael is set to play Jonny Lee Miller‘s guardian angel in the upcoming U.S. TV drama, Eli Stone. “Michael will appear in dream sequences giving advice to his fellow British actor’s ruthless attorney-turned-good guy character, reports Digital Spy.
  • Primal Scream are set to record their next album.(Gigwise)
  • Is Alex Turner sending Lily Allen sexy texts?(Mirror)
  • X-Factor judge Louis Walsh takes aim at some easy targets, namely Robbie Williams (“successful with not a lot of talent”) and The Spice Girls (“well past their sell-by date”). (The Sun)

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.