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  • Want to download “Let It Be” or “Blackbird” on iTunes? Yoko Ono says you won’t see Beatles tracks on the popular digital outlet anytime soon. I feel so sorry for Yoko: always so unfairly attacked and perennially forced to be the bearer of bad news.(Daily Mail)

  • Check out an early Monty Python home movie filmed by Terry Jones. (BBC)
  • Amy Winehouse was not on her best behavior when Zulu royalty showed up for the opening of London’s Shaka Zula bar. The Mirror reports: “She bellowed in the King’s direction: ‘Anyone got a fag? I’m gagging for one!’ He looked stunned. Then when he thanked everyone you could hear Amy laughing and blurting out: ‘I want an outfit like His Majesty’s.’ Leopard-print is in!”
  • Robbie Williams is marrying his American girlfriend Ayda Field tomorrow off the coast of California. None of his Take That bandmates will be attending. (Mirror)
  • Can we get Robbie to mentor Britain’s next generation of boybands? (The Sun)
  • Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) are one of TV’s best bromances, says The Guardian‘s Mathilda Gregory.
  • Cheryl Cole is pretty in plaid with Derek Hough. (Daily Mail)
  • Lily Allen gets her first photo-op since announcing her pregnancy. (Daily Mail)
  • To showcase new material from their upcoming album, Manic Street Preachers played a secret show in London, which, according to The Sun, “had more mistakes than England’s bid for World Cup glory.” Please: the Manics at their wobbliest are better than most top 10 bands “in the zone.” Check out the mega-anthemic “(It’s Not War) Just the End of Love”, the first single from their new album, Postcards from a Young Man.

  • The Daily Telegraph‘s David Gritten says Never Let Me Go, the new Kazuo Ishiguro adaptation starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, is “a perfect example of British film at its very best.” He also praises the three stars as “outstanding.”

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