April 3, 2011 |
So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the idea of monarchy. It may be a deadly serious issue in the Middle East, but as practiced in Britain of late, it all seems so quaint and bygone. Who else in the 21st century gets to walk a red carpet without an agent taking 10%? Yet a few Fridays from now in London, you can count on a Gothic church, a carriage procession from that church to Buckingham Palace, great queues of commoners and vast inventories of souvenir spoons.
April 17, 2011 |
Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton could never have had an intimate wedding. They've invited 1,900 guests, after all. But the British couple's big day has set off a massive media frenzy rivaling the recent coverage of natural disasters, wars and government breakdowns combined. There have been hundreds of hours of royal-themed TV programming already, with plenty more coming, including wall-to-wall coverage of the ceremony at historic Westminster Abbey. Every major U.S. news organization plans to be there with its top talent April 29, from CBS' Katie Couric, NBC News' Brian Williams, ABC's Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer to Fox News' Shepard Smith and CNN's Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan.
September 6, 2013 |
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 ridiculed for her weight gain before becoming pregnant with her first child, Maxwell, 15 months. Simpson, who is engaged to football player Eric Johnson, later signed on as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers to lose the weight. The gig was cut short when she announced that she was pregnant with her second child, a boy named Ace Knute who was born June 30. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom "I am definitely one of those pregnant women who just gains a lot of weight," Simpson told Us Weekly.
October 23, 2013 |
Prince George, the firstborn son of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was christened in London on Wednesday. The increasingly handsome 3-month-old baby boy, who will eventually be named the head of the Church of England when he is crowned, was christened during a private ceremony at the Chapel Royal in London's St. James's Palace. Four generations of the royal family and a small group of family and friends, including the future monarch's seven godparents, joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the ceremony, which was conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, according to World Now. PHOTOS: Prince George christened Wills, 31, wearing a dark suit and blue tie, arrived carrying his son, who gave his first royal wave to the crowd.
September 3, 2013 |
Long weekend update: Seth Meyers has married Alexi Ashe! The "Saturday Night Live" head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor, 39, who is poised to take over "Late Night" from Jimmy Fallon in 2014, wed his longtime girlfriend in an intimate ceremony on Sunday on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, his rep told People. The bride walked down the aisle in a cap-sleeve lace dress, and Meyers wore a dark-colored suit, according to Us Weekly. PHOTOS: 13 memorable 'SNL' stars Ashe's parents reportedly own a house on Martha's Vineyard, and the couple have been frequent vacationers to the New England island this summer and in previous years, Yahoo omg reported . At their star-studded affair, the bride and groom were joined by about 150 guests including Olivia Munn, Allison Williams, Ali Larter, Rashida Jones, Tony Shaloub, Nick Jones, Jack McBrayer and Meyer's "SNL" buddies Lorne Michaels, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Taran Killam, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Will Forte and Kenan Thompson, according to several reports.
July 22, 2013 |
LONDON - A royal baby boy was born Monday to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, after weeks of anticipation and excitement among fans of the royal family over the arrival of a new heir to the British throne. The child was born at 4:24 p.m. London time, about 10½ hours after Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, entered St. Mary's Hospital in central London in the early stages of labor. Palace officials said the infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Barring tragedy - or revolution - he is destined one day to reign over Britain and the 15 other nations, including Australia and Canada, that recognize the British monarch as head of state.
August 22, 2013 |
Over the last couple of weeks, a tiny monochromatic skyline has been growing in my kitchen. Since opening Lego's new “ Architecture Studio ,” my two daughters (who are 9 and 4) and I have been putting together, dismantling and redesigning a group of about 10 buildings. We've kept the results on display on a shelf above the sink. Because the Architecture Studio includes bricks in just two shades - white and transparent - the buildings we've created all seem to be related, at least distantly, to modern architecture.
August 20, 2013 |
Prince William, wife Catherine and Prince George have released their latest family portraits. The royals unveiled two informal photographs of their new family on Monday via Kensington Palace. (Because who needs Instagram or Facebook when you have a whole palace at your disposal?) The photos were taken by the former Kate Middleton's father Michael Middleton on the family estate in Bucklebury, England, in early August. That's where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently residing until they take up permanent residence in London's Kensington Palace.
October 24, 2013 |
Prince George's christening portraits have arrived! OK, now we can officially gush about how cute Prince George is ... Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, baptized their 3-month-old baby Wednesday and have unveiled four highly anticipated official family portraits that were shot by celebrity photographer Jason Bell after the 35-minute ceremony. The tiny prince, who will eventually be named the head of the Church of England when he is crowned, was christened during a small private ceremony at the Chapel Royal in London's St. James's Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury , Justin Welby.
August 23, 2011 |
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. Say it isn't so -- will unrepentant high-heel fashionista Victoria Beckham have to hang up her stilettos because of a possible slipped disc? Will her wearing flats in public represent the end of fashion as we know it? Probably not. The U.K.'s Daily Mail reports online that Beckham's friends are saying the sky-high heels she wore during her recent pregnancy may have caused a back injury. She was even photographed wearing towering Christian Louboutin heels at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton about 10 weeks before she gave birth to baby Harper Seven.