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  • Celebrity
This official photo marks the July 9 christening of Britain's Prince Louis.
This official photo marks the July 9 christening of Britain's Prince Louis. (Matt Holyoak / Associated Press)

The christening of Britain’s Prince Louis last week came with a lovely batch of formal family portraits — and a bonus candid showcasing the 2-month-old’s gummy smile.

Parents Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, released four official portraits Sunday taken after the ceremony by photographer Matt Holyoak.

Then, on Monday, the palace shared a bright bonus image taken by Matt Porteous featuring the wee royal, who is fifth in line to the British throne, and his mother. Porteous previously photographed the couple’s first-born son, Prince George, on his third birthday.

"Stranger Things" cast members in Season 2 of the show.
"Stranger Things" cast members in Season 2 of the show. (Netflix via Associated Press)

Something is coming to Hawkins, and it could be more than a Season 3 teaser trailer. 

The recently Emmy-nominated ‘80s-themed show “Stranger Things” released a new trailer Monday to get fans excited for the upcoming season. The tweet already has more than 55,000 views. 

“Ahoy! Something is Hawkins Indiana,” the caption said on Twitter.

  • TV

As if the final match of the World Cup weren’t exciting enough, “Doctor Who” fans got a glimpse of the upcoming season of the show in anticipation of its upcoming panel at San Diego Comic-Con. 

Just under a minute long, the trailer does a lot of heavy lifting along the way, introducing not one but three companions for the new Doctor.

Bradley Walsh (Graham), Mandip Gil (Yasmin) and Tosin Cole (Ryan) will all join Jodie Whittaker in the 11th season of the revived British classic.

Olivia Colman.
Olivia Colman. (Jonathan Short / Associated Press)

The new queen has arrived.

English actress Olivia Colman has taken up the mantle of Queen Elizabeth II for Season 3 of “The Crown,” and Netflix on Monday shared the first glimpse of her as the maturing monarch.

Colman is seen in profile, sitting for a cup of tea while clad in the British sovereign’s signature pearls and monochromatic suit.

  • Celebrity
Justin Verlander and Kate Upton.
Justin Verlander and Kate Upton. (Gerardo Mora / Getty Images)

First comes love, then comes winning the World Series, then Kate Upton and Justin Verlander announce they’re going to be parents.

The model shared a photo of herself Saturday on Instagram leaning on a Miami balcony with the caption #PregnantinMiami and tagged her Houston Astros pitcher husband Verlander. Upton’s bold red pantsuit revealed her budding baby bump.

Verlander, 35, and Upton, 26, tied the knot Nov. 4 in Italy right after his first World Series win. The two appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” a couple of weeks later and told the host that they’d set wedding plans when Verlander still played for the Detroit Tigers (he was traded to Houston mid-season, last August).

  • Birthdays
(Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)

We're never satisfied, but to feel dissatisfied you have to have a notion of what you want and what you can attain. As long as you feel restless, you're never going to reach it. That's the problem of the creative spirit. So I hope to always feel restless, because the day I stop will be the day my creativity runs out.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ending his tour of political duty

  • Birthdays
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

We're made of two things, the masculine and feminine. We may mask certain parts of it. Sometimes that puts us in a weird, out-of-balance way. But if you embrace it, walk into it, then you realize it's part of you; it's what life's about. Light and darkness.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Best of all – he listens

  • Birthdays
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

The world, universe, God, whatever you call it, has so much more in store if you just sit back and relax and do what's right in front of you.

(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Yvette Nicole Brown is taking over as the interim host of AMC’s “Talking Dead” as well as a “Walking Dead” special. 

The network issued a statement on Friday saying “Brown will step in as an interim guest host of ‘The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special’ on August 5 and ‘Talking Dead’ when it returns following the premiere of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ on August 12, as we work to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick.

This follows the network’s previous announcement that the “Community” actress would be taking over as moderator of the “Fear the Walking Dead” and “The Walking Dead” panels at San Diego Comic-Con later this month. 

  • Movies
Scarlett Johansson will no longer be part of the forthcoming film "Rub & Tug."
Scarlett Johansson will no longer be part of the forthcoming film "Rub & Tug." (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)

Scarlett Johansson has left the movie “Rub & Tug” after the decision to cast her as a transgender man landed with a resounding thud in Hollywood and beyond as soon as it became public in early July. 

“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” the actress said in an exclusive statement to Out magazine on Friday. 

“I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive.”