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Is London the Capital of the World?

James Harding caused quite the stir this week when he declared in The Times that London “the capital of the world.” Mostly, he suggested that London was quickly surpassing New York as a dominant financial center, but he also cited the city’s growing status as the world’s cultural center. However, his missive actually exposes a […]

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Video: Trinny Physically Attacked on UK Reality Series

You may have read that Alastair Campbell, ham and former right hand man to Tony Blair, shoved What Not To Wear host Trinny Woodall through a door on the Battle of the Sexes celebrity version of the UK’s Apprentice. A bit of searching on YouTube and I found it: Now, it appears that she was […]

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Only Those Without Sin Shall Criticize Joss Stone, Says The Guardian

The Guardian‘s Alice Wignall talks about the huge media overreaction to Joss Stone‘s appearance on the Brit Awards and how tabloids attack her, Lily Allen, and Amy Winehouse for doing what many girls do – have fun, snog a cute boy, get trashed. “What makes people most anxious about these “bad” girls of pop is […]

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Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke: Difficult Interview of the Day, Part II

Haha, a couple weeks ago, The San Francisco Chronicle had a rough time sparring with interviewing Bloc Party‘s frontman, Kele Okereke. Okereke is known for being outspoken, but rarely have I seen an interview of him collapse into such bitter contentiousness. He truly makes Van Morrison look cheery. Found via No Rock And Roll Fun: […]

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Heather Mills Accused of Abusing 999 Emergency Hotline

Heather Mills, who fears she’ll end up like John Lennon, can’t afford to piss off the police. But it appears she’s done just that: officers from her hometown in Brighton are fed up with Mills’ frequent calls to 999, most of them complaints about photographers staking out in front of her property. Chief Superintendent Kevin […]

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Actress Romola Garai, Difficult Interview of the Day, Part I

Romola Garai may be a much-buzzed-about up-and-coming star, but she comes off as ungrateful, defensive, and borderline-snippy in her interview with The Independent. It’s understandable that she finds Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights “deeply regrettable,” but she’s been given an opportunity that many other actresses in her place would kill for. Here’s a sampling of Ms. […]

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Helen Mirren’s Awards Season Continues

She’s seemingly won every award there is – two SAG, two Golden Globes, an Oscar, the Nobel Prize for Physics – and she’s still winning awards: last night, Dame Helen Mirren won the Royal Television Society Best Actress award for her role in the final Prime Suspect. The RTS released a statement, proclaiming that “the […]

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Robson Green’s Foam Penis To Pop Up On the Web?

Wire in the Blood. Rocket Man. Touching Evil. Trust. You may think you’ve seen all there is to see of Robson Green, but you certainly ain’t seen him like this, and you may – soon: photos of the 42-year-old heartthrob sporting some truly majestic wood could hit YouTube any day now. For a sex scene […]

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Spice Girls Tour Definitely On?

Hey, if The Smiths can’t get back together, we’ll have to make due with The Spice Girls, according to Hollywood Today. Supposedly, it’s on, and even the resistant Mel C. has agreed to join the reunion: Apparently, Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller thinks so as he announced an upcoming six-month tour he has been trying […]

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Paul On the Run: McCartney Leaving Capitol Records, Joining Starbucks

It’s the end of an era: Paul McCartney is leaving Capitol Records, the label he’s been a part of since the Beatles were signed there in 1964. According to Fox News, he’s raiding the whole warehouse: [H]e’s leaving, effective immediately, and taking his entire back catalog of solo albums with him. That’s everything including bestsellers […]

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