Sideshow: Wounded vets get a princely visit

At Walter Reed military hospital, Prince Harry speaks with Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne, who lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.
At Walter Reed military hospital, Prince Harry speaks with Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne, who lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. (KEVIN LAMARQUE / Getty Images, pool)
Posted: May 11, 2013

Prince Harry on Friday injected his latest American visit with gravitas and style. The royal, who last year was caught on camera frolicking with babes in Vegas, met with wounded veterans at the U.S. military's Walter Reed medical center in Washington.

Dressed in uniform, the British Army captain, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, also visited Arlington National Cemetery, wreath in hand. "To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate price in the cause of freedom. Captain Harry Wales," read the message.

The prince is next headed to Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend the Warrior Games, where more than 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from the U.S. and Britain will compete.

EntIndustry tidbits

USA Network's awesome Jeffrey Donovan-starring spy series Burn Notice will die after its seventh season, which premieres June 6. . . . Kim Kardashian is conspicuously absent from Vogue's list of the best-dressed celebs at the 2013 Met Gala. The 77 names do include her beau Kanye West (No. 66). . . . USA Today says Anna Karenina director Joe Wright leads the pack of directors eager to helm the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation. . . . Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death last week was due to alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, his bandmates say.

Casting call: food show

MTV is looking for amateur chefs to cast in its forthcoming reality show, Food School, which will have contestants live in the same house while training as cooks with famous chefs.

You must be 18 or older and have "the biggest personalities and a fierce appetite for competition." Info: www.foodschoolcasting.com.

Britney Spears ages

At 31, Britney Spears is a veritable granny in the bubblegum pop world she helped define. Yet she looks fetching in a strappy white bikini on the cover of Shape mag. Spears tells the mag her derriere, which has fascinated fans for a decade, is harder to maintain in peak aesthetic and physical shape

"I like it, then again, I hate it," she said. "I'm in my 30s now, so I have to work harder to keep it up." It's good do know Brit continues to ponder such grave issues.

Bon Jovi pics on exhibit

Rock relics, including two rare pics of Bon Jovi taken in '85 during the recording of 7800 Fahrenheit, will be on display at the 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show & Sale May 17 to June 2 at Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem. Info: www.wmgk.com.


Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@inquirer.com. This column contains information

from Inquirer wire services.

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