Cat Deeley by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic Cat Deeley by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic

The Britweek Launch, held Thursday night at the home of the Consul General, was a little like a ball: Nearly everyone, including the five American Idol contestants had a curfew. So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley only had a few hours in LA before she was due back on the set in Las Vegas and Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber also flew in just for the weekend and has to report back to work in Vancouver Monday morning. There was even a prince charming of sorts, British Bachelor Matt Grant, who offered a ring to one lucky contestant whose identity is yet to be revealed.

Cat Deeley was even more rushed, saying, "We have literally just flown in from Vegas for the night. We've come here to the party and then we fly back out. Wheels are up at 9:30! So, I'm off like Cinderella. It's a bit like a pumpkin, but a jet instead of a pumpkin!" Deeley promises the show, which debuts after Idol's finale, is going to be "bigger and better" this season. "We're just hoping that we still get the same amount of talent and characters. We've reached a point now where we've seen all the tricks, so we're like, 'Okay, so he can spin on his head. Now we want him to do a triple somersault and land on one arm.' Expectations rise with every single season but I think we're going to get there."

Matt Grant wrapped filing on the ABC series The Bachelor: London Calling about six weeks ago and has since returned to England. He was coy about his choice, but unlike the last bachelor, the much-vilified Brad Womack, Grant assured us that he has chosen a woman and has actually proposed. He did admit to a few "secret rendezvous" with the woman of his choice and that selecting the right Bachelorette "just came down to compatibility and sense of humor." He's planning a romantic evening for the night of the finale, when he and his presumed fiancée, can finally go public.

Jamie Bamber, a Brit with dual citizenship who works with an American accent on Battlestar Galactica, couldn't tell us a thing about the series finale other than "people are going to die." With the final six episodes left to film, he said he doesn't know yet if that includes him. "They normally try to be courteous and get the information to you before everyone else, but they don't always succeed. I'm sure they'll tell me in the next couple of weeks." Asked whether he's hoping for a dramatic death scene, he said, "Sure. Why not? I know the show's ending so I've got nothing to lose. If they kill me, they kill me." All he could tell us for certain is that his wife Kerry Norton, whom he jetted into town to spend the weekend with, will be in the finale.

Among the other guests: author Jackie Collins, Monty Python alums Eric Idle and John Cleese, Dame Judi Dench, Michael York and Imelda Staunton. - Sharon Knolle