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  • Getting to know Neil Gaiman

    Getting to know Neil Gaiman
    AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew." "I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
  • Smashing Kate Middleton christens Royal Princess cruise ship

    Smashing Kate Middleton christens Royal Princess cruise ship
    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...
  • Queen Elizabeth II portrait vandalized at Westminster Abbey

    Queen Elizabeth II portrait vandalized at Westminster Abbey
    A portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that was commissioned to mark her 60 years on the throne has been defaced at Westminster Abbey in London. The painting, created by artist Ralph Heimans, has been taken down from public viewing. A statement...
  • Review: 'Yes, Prime Minister' gets lost in British politics

    Review: 'Yes, Prime Minister' gets lost in British politics
    Political comedy isn't what it used to be, but what shtickmeister could compete with the running gags of those currently holding office? David Mamet took up the challenge and came up short with his Oval Office farce "November," leadenly staged last fall...
  • New BlackBerry phone in works; no date for BBM for iOS, Android

    New BlackBerry phone in works; no date for BBM for iOS, Android
    As we learn time and again, Twitter can some times be a bad source for information, and the latest example comes in the form of erroneous BlackBerry news. T-Mobile UK Thursday told its followers that the Android and iOS versions of BlackBerry Messenger,...
  • 'The Daily Show': Brit John Oliver temps at a late-night desk job

    'The Daily Show': Brit John Oliver temps at a late-night desk job
    Somewhere in South London, there's a storage unit that's a veritable time capsule of John Oliver's life, circa 2006. That's when, as a young comedian on the rise in the U.K., he got a call from "The Daily Show." He landed in New York on a Sunday and...
  • Britain's Prince Philip in hospital for 'exploratory' surgery

    Britain's Prince Philip in hospital for 'exploratory' surgery
    LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II's husband has been admitted to a London hospital for an exploratory operation, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace said the operation on 91-year-old Prince Philip, which will take place Friday, was preplanned...
  • 'Iron Man 3' star Rebecca Hall in a jumpsuit with plunging neckline

    'Iron Man 3' star Rebecca Hall in a jumpsuit with plunging neckline
    Rebecca Hall loves designer labels. While promoting her new film "Iron Man 3,"  Hall showed off her expensive tastes on the red carpet.  "Shopping is a bit of a relaxing hobby for me, which is sometimes troubling for the bank balance," Hall told Vogue...
  • Another Miley Cyrus cover? Elle UK releases second glamour shot

    Another Miley Cyrus cover? Elle UK releases second glamour shot
    Miley Cyrus' cover shot for Elle UK is strong and edgy. At least that's how the cover's curators describe it and her. The 20-year-old former "Hannah Montana" star graces the magazine's June issue, and photographer Jan Welters shot her 10-page spread....
  • Queen Elizabeth: Should she stay or should she go?

    Queen Elizabeth: Should she stay or should she go?
    So here’s the real question about the Tuesday ceremony in Amsterdam in which Queen Beatrix abdicated and passed the robe (they don’t wear crowns) to her son, Willem-Alexander, who just turned 46: Did Britain's Prince Charles, who was in...
  • Tony Awards 2013: 'Matilda's' four young stars are all smiles

    Tony Awards 2013: 'Matilda's' four young stars are all smiles
    NEW YORK — "Even if you're little, you can do a lot" sings the spirited 5-year-old heroine of "Matilda, the Musical," the Broadway hit adapted from the children's classic by Roald Dahl. The lyrics are a message of self-empowerment for Matilda, a...