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What’s Really Wrong With Pop Music Today?

With the Sugababes lodged at No. 1 for the fourth straight week, The Guardian‘s Kitty Empire wonders where all the male pop stars have gone. It’s not a new observation – and it’s not even really true. There are, of course, our man Justin Timberlake and Britain’s own Shayne Ward and Take That. As Empire […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: Goldie’s “Temper Temper”

This video is all fun and games until 2:05, when Noel Gallagher shows up with his Union Jack Fender guitar. Clearly, if I were Goldie and were 200 lbs of ripped muscle, I’d be sooo intimidated by Noel friggin’ Gallagher.From 1998, this is a fine example of the drum and bass sound that was so […]

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Are You Ready for Rugby World Cup? Didn’t Think So.

So England’s Rugby World Cup match against South Africa is tomorrow – and it likely will have little to no impact on most Americans. Here, rugby is up there with lacrosse as a sport for posh, boarding school boys. That said, that doesn’t mean that admirers of men with thighs like boulders can’t gawk from […]

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Amy Winehouse Taken Down by a Damn Snitch

Amy Winehouse, hubby Blake Fielder-Civil, and another unnamed person were arrested at a hotel in Bergen, Norway last night for cannabis possession. Amy, who is currently on a European tour, was allegedly strip-searched before having to pay a £350 fine. How was she found out? Police were responding to a tip-off, according to reports. Prosecutor […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: Beth Gibbons’ “Mysteries”

Portishead lead singer Beth Gibbons released a solo album in 2002 with Rustin Man titled Out of Season. This ethereal ballad was the first track. The video for it – a series of quicky moving stills featuring Gibbons cutting a lonely path through nature – is gentle and meditative.

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Evening Standard Columnist to Sir Paul: Just Give Heather What She Wants

Amidst reports that Heather Mills is demanding a $100 million settlement, The Evening Standard columnist Nirpal Dhaliwal feels Paul McCartney‘s pain, having undergone a painful divorce himself earlier this year. That’s why he advises Paul to just give Heather what she’s asking for and get it over with: “Divorce is a bitter, frantic, lonely, and […]

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R.I.P. Deborah Kerr

British actress Deborah Kerr has died at age 86. Her list of credits is incredible: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Black Narcissus with Powell and Pressburger; King Solomon’s Mines;The King and I; An Affair to Remember opposite Cary Grant; The Sundowners; and the role she’s probably best-known for, adulterous wife Karen Holmes […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: Dodgy’s “Good Enough”

This band is set for a reunion tour this fall. It’s a shame that they are only doing the UK, depriving us Americans a chance to experience what we missed in the mid-’90s. Not as ambitious as Blur or as hard-rocking as Oasis, they embrace the “pop” in Britpop. Perfectly disposable stuff – but well-crafted. […]

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Gordon Ramsay Compares French Women to Rottweilers

Gordon Ramsay enjoys France’s cuisine but apparently not their women. On Jay Leno‘s chat show, Ramsay is quoted as saying, “I had a French girlfriend. It was like going to bed with a rottweiler on your chest…And their breath smells as well.” (Daily Mail) Anne Enright scooped this year’s Booker Prize for her novel The […]

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“Truck Driver” Mel B. In Dancing With the Stars Bottom Two!

Was Mel B.‘s “truck driver mouth” the reason why she made the Bottom Two in last night’s Dancing With the Stars? How much did that suck? Girlfriend looked DEVASTATED, knowing fully well she didn’t deserve to be there. Thankfully, she was spared, and boxer Floyd Mayweather got the axe. But it would be majorly embarrassing […]

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