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“Coronation Street,” “Upstairs, Downstairs” Episodes FOR FREE On the Web?

  As we enter the broadband era, networks looking to feed viewer demand for content are digging deep into their archives and offering up some real treasures. But here's a doozy: I almost screamed when I saw that ITV may stream Coronation Street for FREE on their website. And The Sun reports that they will […]

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Life Imitates “The State Within”: British Pakistanis Face Extra Scrutiny in U.S.

 The people behind BBC AMERICA's The State Within are looking pretty prescient today. In the six-part miniseries, British Muslims were interned in America after UK citizens were suspected of blowing up a US aircraft. Today's story in The New York Times has some remarkable parallels to the plotline: American officials, citing the number of terror […]

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Are You Having a Laugh? Boy George Is.

Boy George's brother says the singer is having a laugh over Auden Carlson's allegations of false imprisonment and assault today. "The bloke has done a fair bit of modelling for our clothes shop, so how can what he said be true? George isn't at all annoyed at the allegations, in fact he thinks it's hilarious." […]

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Blur To Give It One Last Go – With Graham Coxon?

Britpop survives for another day: Damon Albarn had recently suggested that Blur was dead, but Alex James says the band is going to give it another shot. And better yet, Graham Coxon, who split from the band four years ago, may return. "We're all heading into the studio together this summer – Graham's coming too," […]

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Writer: Bean-Thrower Hugh Grant Deserves Our Sympathy

Jim White in The Daily Telegraph sympathizes with Hugh Grant‘s predicament. “Thanks to digital technology there is no skill required to wield a camera. All that is needed is persistence, a thick skin and an ability to get anywhere: the characteristics of the cockroach. Major stars such as Grant are plagued by them, unable to […]

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The British Invasion of Coachella

Pitchfork has photos from this weekend’s Coachella festival, including pics of Arctic Monkeys, The Jesus and Mary Chain (where’s ScarJo?!), Jarvis Cocker, fake Brits Interpol, eccentric Icelander Bjork, Hot Chip, and Happy Mondays. Oh, and hip-hop artist Busdriver, who’s not British but is totally hot. Arjan Writes also has a Coachella photo gallery: our roving […]

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Boy George and Amelle Berrabah Both Arrested

The celebrity jail docket is busy today: Boy George has been arrested again today for another bizarre incident at his home. Apparently, the singer hooked up with a Norwegian “escort” on Gaydar.co.uk and invited him over to “pose for photographs.” But The Daily Mail reports that Mr. “Auden Carlsen, 28, claimed he was grabbed by […]

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Jekyll Actor James Nesbitt Travels To Southern Sudan

Actor James Nesbitt (Murphy’s Law, Cold Feet, Jekyll) is also a UNICEF ambassador. In his latest humanitarian effort, he has travelled to war-ravaged Sudan and filed an exclusive report with ITV News. You can find more about his trip from the UK UNICEF site: Visiting the small town of Leer in Unity state James Nesbitt […]

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Peter Andre Suffering From Meningitis?

We make jokes at their expense – and they provide more than enough material – but the truth is, Jordan and Peter Andre have endured more than their share of tragedy in recent years – Jordan’s miscarriages, numerous health scares for their young son, and now Peter Andre’s illness. You probably know that the Australian […]

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Paolo Nutini Isn’t a Drunk, He’s Just…Charming.

Singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini responds in The Daily Record to a flurry of media reports claiming that he was sloppy-drunk at a gig earlier this week: “I’m surprised people comment about my drinking. “I’m a young guy and I’ve been on the road for a year since the album came out but I’m not drinking to […]

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