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There goes Rupert Everett causing trouble again: the BBC reports that the actor “shocked the presenters of BBC One’s Breakfast program with a lewd comment about indulging in sexual activity.” I had to go to Jonathan Beckett’s blog to find out what was actually said. According to Beckett, Everett was telling host Susanna Reid about the moment he fell in love with the theater:

Susanna: “Where did it all start then, Rupert? It’s all about a childhood obsession with Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music, isn’t it?”

Rupert: “Sort of. When I was young we didn’t have a television set at home, or go to the cinema. I did however get taken to a theater when I was young – and they were wonderful places to a child from my background – such big spaces – with tiers of seats, long red curtains lit from below, and old chandeliers hanging from ornate mouldings on the ceilings.

“The theaters were dark, and sexy too – places you might have fingered your girlfriend…”

Oh. My. God. *Dashes off to YouTube to find the offending clip – unfortunately, it hasn’t been posted yet.*

One thing’s for sure: Rupert’s acting career may be in dire straits at the moment, but he’ll always have a public profile, given his penchant for thoroughly idiotic quotes.

In other news:

  • Of corset’s not Kelly Osbourne‘s real figger…(Mirror)

  • Hot Chip and Kraftwerk are collaborating on a single.(NME)
  • Blur bassist Alex James says, “There will always be Blur somehow or other, I think.”(NME)

  • Alex Turner and Richard Hawley trade anecdotes in The Guardian. Interviewer Dorian Lynskey brings up the Arctic Monkeys‘ cover of “Diamonds Are Forever,” and Turner responds, “It was [producer] James Ford‘s joke that I took too far, I think. I sang it so much better when we were practicing. I were so nervous.” God bless Alex Turner and his were.

  • Kate Nash‘s Made For Bricks album nets a two-star review from The Guardian‘s Alexis Petridis: “The problem is Nash’s lyrics. Foundations has her berating a boyfriend for glazing over when she’s talking – ‘You’ve got that look in your eyes when I’m telling a story and you find it boring’ – but by the end of the album, do you ever know how he feels. Alex Turner and Mike Skinner are possessed of an indefinable ability to turn ordinary situations into extraordinary lyrics, but Nash seems to be possessed of the precise opposite. Her lyrics make ordinary situations seem even more ordinary.”
  • Stereogum has new PJ Harvey, a live version of “When Under Ether.”
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Filed Under: Rupert Everett, The BBC
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.