September 13, 2014
Another Hall for Oates John Oates , of Hall & Oates , was inducted with Daryl Hall into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (finally!) in April, and now, this 1970 grad of Temple U.'s School of Media and Communication will be inducted into Temple's hall of fame Sept. 26, at the annual Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards. Small but beautiful . . . Can you believe it? On Oct. 1, World Café Live and WXPN celebrate their 10th anniversary together.
September 10, 2014 |
Love! Conjugal harmony! Fertility! Infecundation! The miracle of gestation! Of motherhood! Of feeling . . . sick a lot of the time, thanks. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (nonroyal name: Kate Middleton ) is once again heaving through her first trimester, as she brings to term the second heir to her husband, Prince William . Royal officials broke the dawn Monday with the news Kate is again with kid, and again, poor woman, with severe morning sickness. That's hyperemesis gravidarum to you. Prince W said the last few days had been "tricky.
February 19, 2014 |
Royalty meets the royals British stage and screen royalty on Monday hobnobbed with British, erm, royalty at an event at Buckingham Palace celebrating the 60th anniversary of HRH Queen Elizabeth II' s service as patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Liz and granddaughter-in-law Kate Middleton received a host of boldfacers including Uma Thurman , Joely Richardson , John Hurt , Michael Sheen , Oscar-nominated director...
December 20, 2013 |
ORIGINAL "Charlie's Angel" and longtime Kmart designer Jaclyn Smith spoke to media outside an LA courthouse yesterday. Smith offered her support to actor Ryan O'Neal . The "Paper Moon" actor is engaged in a court battle with the University of Texas at Austin over a portrait Andy Warhol made of O'Neal's late love Farrah Fawcett , who was Smith's dear friend and fellow Angel. O'Neal claims the Warhol belongs to him and Redmond O'Neal , his son with Fawcett. The university says Fawcett willed her entire art collection, including the painting, to the university.
November 8, 2013 |
It's not surprising that Camilla Luddington is so believably American as Jo Wilson, the surgical resident on Grey's Anatomy . She's been working on her accent since she was a child, growing up in the British town of Ascot. "Even at 5, I would go to the supermarket and pretend I had an American accent," she says. "I knew I wanted to act and that Hollywood and America were where the movie stars were. So to impersonate an American was the coolest thing. " Her immersion course came at 19 when she enrolled at Susquehanna University in tiny Selinsgrove, Pa. "All the international students arrived early," she recalls.
August 2, 2013 |
All the principals in the Simon Cowell - Lauren Silverman - Andrew Silverman love (or merely lust, it's unclear) triangle are keeping schtum about the sordid affair that reportedly has left Lauren 10 weeks pregnant with Simon's child . . . and Andrew, 37, foaming at the mouth. Simon, 53, didn't find out Lauren, 36, was pregnant until July 10, the New York Post and New York Daily News report. He was then hit with news that Andrew named him as a co-respondent in divorce papers he filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on July 15. Andrew's petition cites that dread scarlet-letter word, adultery . If the case reaches court, Simon may have to testify about the affair.
July 26, 2013 |
LONDON - The bookies were right: He Who Had Not Been Named is now Prince George. His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, to be exact. On Wednesday, that regal name was bestowed on Britain's 2-day-old royal baby by his parents, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton. Although the thoroughly modern royal couple chose a thoroughly modern way to distribute the news - via Twitter - "Prince George" is as old-school as it gets.
July 24, 2013 |
In the end it was, as always, a woman and her child, and the effort to deliver. But, for the circus/playground/peanut gallery of the social media, the labor of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was an orgy of fact-mongering, speculation, and hijinks of all sorts. And social media used the occasion to play host to a huge, silly world party. Lightning-fast Twitter was a fine place to follow the timeline of events, starting from the announcement about 2 a.m. (Philly time) from Peter Hunt of the BBC that "the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour and has gone to give birth at the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
July 7, 2013 |
LONDON - Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will soon give birth to a baby girl named Alexandra who will one day study at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and whose first boyfriend will be named Robert. Or at least that's what the crystal-ball gazing British public are telling bookmakers here, who are relishing the frenzy of betting related to the royal baby, the heir to the heir to the heir of the British throne. Britons can - and do - bet on anything, with some 9,000-plus betting parlors around the country.
June 14, 2013 |
LONDON - A glowing Kate Middleton on Thursday christened a gigantic new cruise ship named the Royal Princess. Palace officials said it is planned as her final solo public appearance before she is expected to give birth in mid-July. The Duchess of Cambridge, as she has been formally known since her marriage two years ago to Prince William, used a 4-gallon, $1,500 bottle of Moet and Chandon Champagne to do the job - it was so heavy she couldn't swing it herself, but she cut a ribbon that launched the bottle toward the hull, where it smashed as crowds cheered.