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Paul McCartney’s New Lady? Also: Aretha Franklin, George Michael

Sir Paul McCartney is said to be smitten with opera star Natasha Marsh (see right), whom he met at the Classical Brits. The Mirror remarks that she bears "a striking resemblance to Heather Mills." See for yourself: check out photos on Marsh's website. At least this woman has a thriving career in her own right. […]

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Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber: Britain Should Air Soaps In Daytime Like Civilized Nations!

The Independent takes on the hot topic of British actors dominating American television. In their piece, they interview actors like hunky Battlestar Galactica star, Jamie Bamber, who try to help explain why UK actors are fleeing to U.S. shores.  Bamber suggested it's an issue of quality, claiming that the UK's popular soaps are taking up […]

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Manic Street Preachers Hold the Pulpit

Gotta love the Manic Street Preachers. Their album Everything Must Go was on frequent rotation for me in college; it was everything I wanted in a record – anthemic, distressed, political, transcendent, big. The 1996 release featured classics like "A Design for Life" and my fave of theirs, "Kevin Carter." Well, they are back in […]

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Don’t Taunt Us, Spice Girls: Reunion Underway?

Apparently, Mel B. didn't come to London for David Beckham's birthday, she came to discuss a multi-million dollar Spice Girls reunion! (The Sun) A source tells The Daily Mail that Victoria Beckham "wanted her new Los Angeles home to be HQ for the Spice Girls reunion in the US. She wanted all four of the […]

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Who Should Play Gordon Ramsay in His Biopic?

Last week, Gordon Ramsay revealed that his autobiography, Humble Pie, could be made into a movie. According to today's Metro, the fiery gourmet chef feels that a certain Oscar-winning hothead could do him justice. "Someone who can be really passionate about what they're doing. Russell Crowe, he's sort of feisty and fiery," he says, although […]

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Things in the UK and Ireland you must do before you die.

I’ve only experienced one of the 25 activities listed in this year’s Rough Guide to Britain and Ireland. (That would be “Clubbing In London” – and we see how well that one turned out.) No matter, there’s a lifetime’s worth of sites to see on the British Isles. The Daily Telegraph and its readers have […]

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Kate Moss and The Mystery Dust: What the Hell Is It?

The Daily Mail discovers some “mystery white marks” on Kate Moss‘ jeans. It could have been a powdered donut – which would be believable if she actually, you know, ate. Salman Rushdie and Padme Lakshmi put up a united front amidst rumors of a split.(Daily Mail) Damn, a Spice Girls reunion thwarted again: Scary, Baby, […]

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Reader Mail: Chelsea Boys, No Corrie in the States, Lily Allen

Hey, thanks to the readers who have been sending me emails lately. You’ve directed me to some interesting news stories. For example, loyal Anglophenia fan Ed Rozanski sent me this: Since your blog focuses on things British AND has a gay tint, I thought you’d might be interested in the following article, courtesy of Gay.com, […]

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Gillian Reynolds: Why I Love Morrissey

The Daily Telegraph's radio critic Gillian Reynolds has written one of the most eloquent pieces on Morrissey I've ever read and sums up why I still kneel at his altar: You can't always like or approve of him yet he commands admiration. His songs may sometimes make you blush but, more often, flinch through their […]

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Keira Knightley Quitting Acting?

As her mother alluded to in an interview, Keira Knightley's tired of the paparazzi. She's also miffed about speculation that she has an eating disorder.  And she may just give acting because of it, reports the BBC: "I think I just have to move away or give it up altogether," she said. "I couldn't have […]

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