July 5, 2011 |
MONACO - At her royal wedding, Britain's Kate Middleton donned an heirloom tiara charged with historical significance. Princess Charlene of Monaco opted for something more personal, choosing a bold, asymmetrical creation that symbolizes the onetime Olympic swimmer's love for the sea. Made by French-German jeweler Lorenz Baumer, the "Diamond Foam" tiara, in white gold and with nearly 60 carats' worth of diamonds, evokes the spray thrown off a crashing wave....
April 27, 1998 |
His opponent ailing and at times too exhausted to run after shots, Carlos Moya won the Monte Carlo Open in Monaco yesterday with a 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 victory over Cedric Pioline. Pioline, wearing a bandage on the elbow of his serving arm, was coming off a draining semifinal win over Alberto Berasategui on Saturday. "There was a miracle yesterday, but there wasn't today," Pioline said. "I was too tired and I had some pain, but I tried to play. " Moya, the 14th seed, lost only one set all week and beat Thomas Muster, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Alex Corretja en route to the final.
January 24, 1993 |
Monaco Cool is rather offbeat by travel book standards. In fact, it's rather offbeat by any literary standards. Mysterious, too. The author spent a year living in Monaco, and wrote a funny book about his experiences. That much is clear. It is also clear that Bartleby Press will publish the book this week under its Enigma Books imprint as a $14.95 hardcover. After that, things get a little murky. Such as the identity of the author, for example. The book is attributed to one Robert Westgate.
November 15, 1987 |
Golfer Seve Ballesteros of Spain plans to move to Monaco to avoid paying Spain's income tax on prize money won outside the country, a daily newspaper in Madrid has reported. The Roman Catholic YA said authorities in the tiny Mediterranean principality have granted residence to Ballesteros, who currently is on tour in Japan. The story came in the wake of reports in the Spanish press that the Finance Ministry was beginning a crackdown on professional athletes who do not accurately report their earnings and pay the required tax. YA quoted Internal Revenue Director Jose Borrel as saying that, in 1986, a Spanish golfer whom he did not name "declared earnings of 7,500,000 pesetas ($66,370)
May 28, 2015 |
On Monday night, screenwriter Arash Amel gave Twitter a look inside something Hollywood rarely likes to talk about: what it feels like to be part of a disaster. Amel wrote the screenplay for the ill-fated Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco . Those in the know already feel bad for Amel after reading that sentence. For those not: Grace of Monaco , starring Nicole Kidman and directed by La Vie en Rose 's Olivier Dahan, was scheduled for release in fall 2013 and meant for Oscar glory but didn't debut until the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it was booed.
June 9, 2011 |
PARIS - With three triple-star Michelin restaurants and more than 20 other temples of haute gastronomy scattered around the globe, celebrity chef Alain Ducasse is used to catering to the rich and famous. But the veteran cook admitted his blood pressure is rising ahead of next month's royal wedding in Monaco, where he will prepare a multicourse gala dinner for Prince Albert, bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock, and their 500 A-list guests. "I've done gala dinners before, but never an official meal for a head of state.
April 17, 2011
Six-time defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the Monte Carlo Masters final in Monaco with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 win Saturday over Andy Murray , who needed a cortisone shot in his right arm before the match. Murray, seeded third, also took a medical timeout while down 3-0 in the third set to have his arm and elbow massaged. Nadal will play fourth-seeded David Ferrer in Sunday's all-Spanish final. Ferrer defeated seventh-seeded Jurgen Melzer , of Austria, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to his second Masters title match.
May 3, 1999 |
QUOTE "The hardest part is having them put makeup on your rear end. " - Oft-exposed "NYPD Blue" star RICK SCHRODER, one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" Who's your daddy? If only Princess Stephanie's baby girl Camille Marie could talk, she might have spilled the beans during her low-key baptism ceremony, said to have been held the other day in Monaco. There's still no official word on who fathered Stephanie's third child, who'll be a year old in July.
October 4, 1990 |
By all accounts, the marriage of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Italian businessman Stefano Casiraghi was an idyllic one. With him, Caroline seemed to have found contentment, after a sometimes rebellious youth and a brief, stormy first marriage. Now, with tragic suddenness, she is a widow at 33, with three small children. Casiraghi was very different from Caroline's first husband, incurable playboy Philippe Junot. He was faithful. He had the approval of Caroline's father, Prince Rainier III. He was nearly four years younger than Caroline, while Junot was 17 years older.
May 24, 2015
* GRACE OF MONACO . 9 p.m. Monday, Lifetime. Nicole Kidman stars in this oddly filmed look at a tumultuous period in the life of the Philadelphia-born princess - and on her supposed role in helping to end a standoff between tiny Monaco and Charles de Gaulle's France. Widely panned at Cannes, it has landed here after a very public fight between director Olivier Dahan and producer Harvey Weinstein. Lifetime's put on much, much worse than this, though, and I don't blame you a bit if you can't resist.