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Lily Allen Comes Out of Her Funk Swinging!

You can’t keep Lily Allen down for long – c’mon, she’s The Sheriff‘s daughter, for chrissakes. After her somewhat alarming cry for help on her Myspace blog, fans rallied behind her and lifted her back to her fighting spirit. In a new post, she says her moment of insecurity was brought on by comparisons to […]

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McFly, Eurovision Losers Scooch Storm the UK Top 10

I’ve already expressed my love for Brit boy-band McFly and their operatic single, “Transylvania.” Well, look see: it has debuted at No. 1 its first week out, sending Bouncy and Shaky tumbling to No. 2. Actually, “Transylvania” is one-half of a double A-side release – two songs are better than one, I suppose. McFly’s other […]

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Say It Ain’t So: Krystle Whoops Alexis’ Ass For Real!

I grew up watching Dynasty, so reading this story is a little like being a kid and seeing your dad get beaten up by your next-door neighbor: Joan Collins and her formerco-star/rival Linda Evans were on tour together in the play Legends, a show about – get this – two “faded stars who hated each […]

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Mr. and Mrs. Sting Got Stung in Sex-Discrimination Lawsuit

Sting and Trudie Styler (Love Soup) have lost a substantial sex-discrimination lawsuit against former chef Jane Martin, who claims she suffered abuse from the couple and was fired after she became pregnant.”Miss Styler, it was claimed, lost her temper when Miss Martin fell ill with a stomach complaint months into her pregnancy and had to […]

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Tony Blair: Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya…

So, Tony Blair‘s stepping down on June 27th, ushering in a whole new era in British politics. You might think today would be a moment of reverence and thoughtful reflection, but mostly, British papers are focusing on what a sh*t he was and how they can’t wait to see the back-end of him getting smaller […]

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Amy Winehouse Owes Mary J. Blige a Debt

As you may know, the British blue-eyed soul tradition fascinates me, mostly because it’s a re-interpretation of a foreign culture. Perhaps that’s both a blessing and a curse: white British soul singers have historically embraced soul music as their own, not viewing it as a “black thing,” as many Yanks would. However, unlike American soul […]

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David Beckham, Re-born and Re-Shorn

David Beckham has finally gotten a haircut. Sophie Ellis-Bextor admits to The Mirror that she has “a bit of a soft spot for Katie Price.” From Popjustice: UK singer and BRIT nominee Nerina Pallot has remade one of my favorite songs ever, Steely Dan‘s “Peg,” and it’s ‘effin fantastic! It’s the new jam! The Daily […]

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The Queen: Here and Gone In the Wink of an Eye

Anglophenia has been generally oblivious to the Queen’s visit to the United States. It’s not that I have anything against her – hey, I think she’s an ace bird – but my Anglophilia has never extended to the monarchy. Still, her summit with our beleaguered commander-in-chief produced some classic moments, including the most publicized wink […]

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Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller Stroll on the Beach Before Diving for Clams

Photos of Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller "frolicking on the beach" have hit all the UK papers (and blogs, too – Tanya Bower sent me this). Even though screenwriter Sharman Macdonald has rubbished claims that there was gonna be any girl-on-girl hanky panky in her movie, The Best Time of Our Lives, The Daily Mail […]

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Annie Lennox’s Daughter Throws the BEST Parties

Panic over at Drudge Report! Not because of the war in Iraq, not because of the Sarko election in France, but because Annie Lennox‘s 16-year-old daughter Lola (gasp!) threw a party that got a little out of hand. Drudge’s headline was “WHY?: Annie Lennox’s home destroyed in MYSPACE party…” C’mon! When a singer – that […]

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