June 7, 2015
The Royal We By Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan Grand Central. 464 pp. $26 Reviewed by Jen A. Miller Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Happy ending, right? Especially when boy happens to be the Prince of England? Not quite, at least not in The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, which uses the real-life relationship of Prince William and Kate Middleton as a springboard. The initial courtship and declaration of love come early.
March 20, 2015 |
Sam Smith sheds surplusage These days, we know all about the stars. I mean all . As in, what they weigh today compared with last Thursday. Sweet-voiced Sam Smith , multi-Grammy-winner, has become famous for his stylish corpulence. He now says he has lost 14 pounds in 14 days. He's become a devotee of Amelia Freer 's healthy-stuff book, Eat. Nourish. Glow ., which you and I don't need, of course. He says it has "transformed" his "relationship with food. " Lookin' good, too. Kate lets kat outta the bag AYK, the U.K. Royals do not give media interviews.
October 22, 2014 |
Tori Spelling in hospital The blogosphere is going mad with irresponsible rumors that Tori Spelling is in quarantine after contracting Ebola. No such determination has been made, TMZ reports. The reality star was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills, Calif., suffering from a fever, uncontrollable coughing, and belabored breathing. TMZ says doctors suspect she has bronchitis and a sinus infection. Do some of her symptoms also present in Ebola patients? Sure, but so do some flu symptoms.
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.