| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The royal baby made his debut appearance Tuesday, with Will and Kate taking turns posing with their little prince, the future king. It was a sweet and surprisingly down-to-earth moment. But still, even as I found myself unexpectedly cooing at my screen, I...
| Jul 25, 2013
Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Born on the same day as Britain's royal baby, three rare albino hedgehogs have been given their own miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo.
George, Alexander and Louis, who share the Prince of Cambridge's first names, are proving popular with the zoo'...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Jessica Simpson was among this year's high-profile ladies with overly documented pregnancies, and she's comparing her nine months of baby growing to that of Kim Kardashian and the former Kate Middleton.
The 33-year-old "Fashion Star" mentor was often...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, is officially godmother to ... a cruise ship.
The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, christened Princess Cruises' Royal Princess ship in Southampton, England, on Thursday with...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge is the No. 1 beauty inspiration for women in Britain, according to a survey by beauty e-tailer Feel Unique. Thirty percent of those surveyed said they preferred to buy products used by the former Kate Middleton, compared with 15 %...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In the late 1970s, long before he penned "The Satanic Verses," before he sparked a global uproar between Islamic fundamentalists and free-speech advocates and became a marked man, before he turned into a celebrity man of letters who dates models and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:13 PM
About 10% of married couples suffer from infertility – the inability to conceive a child naturally. Through the better part of the 20th century, physicians considered this a minor and perhaps irrelevant problem, one that contributed overall to...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:41 PM
The Archbishop of Canterbury announced Friday that he would step down from his post at the end of the year. Rowan Williams, the leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is resigning as Anglicans squabble over the role of women and gays and lesbians...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:43 AM
In a victory for Britain's royal family, a French court ordered that published photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless be handed over to her and her husband, Prince William, within 24 hours....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:38 PM
A few weeks back I wrote about "Poldark," a BBC series from the mid-1970s that had recently been released in a complete-set package on DVD (by Acorn Media), as a cure for "Downton Abbey" withdrawal. A tale of romance and class war, of tradition and...