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  • George Michael is the latest veteran pop star to get his own Glee episode. Not the biggest fan of the beloved musical series, but if they do a number set to “Monkey” – a.k.a. The Best Song Ever – all is forgiven. Which George Michael songs would you want performed on Glee?

  • Stewart Copeland (The Police), Phil Collins, Steve White (Style Council) and Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) made Rhythm Magazine’s list of the top 20 drummers of the past quarter-century.
  • Johnny Marr: From guitar god to TV theme song composer?(NME)
  • What’s all of this about Nadine Coyle feuding with her fellow Girls Aloud, particularly Cheryl Cole? This is just getting sad.(The Sun)
  • Guy Ritchie “looked liked someone had swiped his pork scratchings without him knowing” as he walked home with his girlfriend. Funny, many people feel like that when they are photographed without their permission. (The Sun)
  • Idris Elba (BBCA’s Luther) talks about his new movie, Takers, which features rapper T.I. and much-maligned R&B star Chris Brown. On his co-stars’ acting ability, Elba says, “They’re performers, number one. And in this film, we’re being charismatic bad boys. That’s what going on. Chris and T.I., they got plenty of that.”

  • Could there be a second season of Luther? And could Mr. Elba return to The Office?
  • So You Think You Can Dance host/goddess Cat Deeley vows to never go under the knife: “I really think it’s my imperfections that the Americans like about me.” Actually, it’s her adorable, generous, blindingly blond perfection that we adore: I have fallen in love with this woman.(Telegraph)
  • 52-year-old UK TV host Anthea Turner recreates Madonna‘s purple leotard look from the “Hung Up” video – and out-sexes her, in my opinion.(Daily Mail)

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