Posted this on my journal, but just wanted to share my love of UK online tabs and of Hugh Grant:
I love femalefirst.com, a site which regularly features headlines like "Victoria Beckham Too Thin And Slutty - Peaches Geldof" and "Bizarre News: Pencil in Penis". They've developed making a mountain out of a molehill down to a consice gossip art form. But what they lack in realism they make up in sensational surrealism.
Today the website reports of an unpleasant confrontation Hugh Grant had with a photographer. The beauty of this story is that it is entirely compatible with every stereotypical Hugh Grant characterization I've developed in my imagination through the years (i.e. a person embodying that very rare hybrid of haughty, rude, crude, and charming). Hugh's the kind of guy I'd imagine sleeping with a Russian diplomat's wife in a London cab on the way to having tea and biscuits at 3:00 with the Queen and discussing the major works of Lord Byron. If you were to cut him I'd imagine he'd bleed cigarettes and dirty martinis. Anyway, you'll find the whole the story after the cut with extra Hugh Granty bits highlighted (including Hugh calling a man a pussy and smacking him with a folder). Enjoy.
Also, I must say that the Brits certainly out do North Americans in the fine art of swearing.
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