So if American accents historically sell better, why does Boy George's singing style sound so passé? One word: Adele. Oasis, Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys may have paved the way, but in terms of commercial and critical success, Adele is a genuine game changer when it comes to British-sounding vocals.
I spoke to Mark (who sounds uncannily like film director Alan Parker) about his act, influences and what happens when he's completed his 100 acts.
Did you see the Live Show? The Food Tube team smashed it on Monday night pulling in our highest live audience to date thanks to some star turns including Jamie, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Kerryann, DJ BBQ, Gennaro and Michael from Vsauce.
You will not see a face like mine on Jeremy Kyle's show even if you need one. The same as I never saw a face like mine on Jeremy Kyle's show when I desperately needed it. His platform will continue to ignore the real faces of female alcoholism.
I am passionate about entrepreneurs and encouraging them to follow their dreams and start their own businesses. That's one of the main reasons I agreed to go on Dragons Den. I've been running my own business now for 37 years and gained a lot of experience which I want to share with others.
"The music industry is more about sucking dick [than the fashion industry]." Kate Nash is having a bit of a Kanye moment. Her statement is one that many people may dispute.
Setting off on my third fundraising cycling trip for Norwood wasn't a hard choice. One year previously I had embarked into the unknown with a group of strangers to Sri Lanka and had come back a changed person. It was only natural that in my often hectic world full of responsibility I would want to immerse myself in another culture...
Less Than Zero was written and performed by an unknown with the unlikely name of Elvis Costello. That someone should have the chutzpah to steal the name of the King of rock'n'roll seemed preposterous: Elvis Presley was still alive at the time. This, I told myself, had better be good! And it was just that.
Peter was a little worse for wear by the end of the show that night. His favourite drink is a cocktail called 'The Brucie Special'. Throughout the set he seemed bent on downing as many as he could. There's a certain slapstick quality to watching poor old Brucie double tasking between drum teching and being Pete's bartender.
Dear Russell, I am writing this letter to you following your recent interview to promote your tour on Newsnight.
Charlotte slammed the music industry for its "juvenile perspective on gender and sexuality" and laid into artists like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. She spoke of middle-aged record executives who pressured her to wear more and more revealing outfits when she was growing up and who justified it by reminding her just whose money was being spent.
There have been spooky goings on a plenty at Food Tube HQ this week with Jamie Oliver getting his teeth into a gruesome recipe, a headless chef putting that left over pumpkin flesh to good use and the ghost of school dinners past making an appearance.
Arguing is good. It is essential. You might be wrong but you might eventually find that you're right. You might be misguided but you might take the debate to a more interesting place.
When the beginning of September hits each year, I think to myself 'I should start planning my Halloween outfit' and year after year, after year, after...I don't. I then decide that it's all about the make-up, right?
Hopkins has been rude about fat children and snobbish about working-class ones, but has she ever really done anything which really merits a 30-foot steel effigy of her being burned in front of a baying mob high off toffee apples?
The appeal of Russell Brand's revolutionary ramblings lies in the paradox at the heart of this idea. Like every other ideology that came before it, negative liberty appears to transcend every other ideology.