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Yank or Brit? Our resident Anglophile reveals famous actors with faux accents

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Ever watch a movie or TV show and think, “Hey that America is top notch. Lemme Google the crap outta them” only to find out—cha-ching!—you just hit the jackpot and that actor you love so much is actually British. Or better yet—Australian! For an out and proud Anglophile like me, who has a fondness for many dialects, I sometimes fall victim to faux accents. The deceit goes both ways though; I’ve encountered a Brit pretending to be a Yank pretending to be a Brit. Say what? In honour of my little obsession, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite masters of accents (see what I did there? Oh, American language, why does the U offend you?) And in…

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Plague is coming to Reign–here’s two books of treachery while you wait

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Look! So many pretty people on The CW, especially on my guilty pleasure show, Reign. It’s a riveting historical tale that follows Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1557 France. Not interested yet? How about adding a love triangle, a borderline psychotic king and a conniving queen with a growing murder tally under her corset? It’s the CW done to perfection. Please hold a minute while I put my eyeballs back into their sockets—King Henry II is dead (finally! He was getting on my nerves), Prince Francis is about to be a papa (thanks to his drunken night with Lola), and the plague is coming (please don’t kill Bash, Mary, or Kenna!) Not to mention that heartbreaking scene between Greer of…

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