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July 19, 1992 | Margo Kaufman, Kaufman is the author of "1-800-AM-I-NUTS?" (due this winter from Random House) , and a contributing editor on The Times Magazine)
This never would have happened if Prince Charles had married me. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales. I stayed up all night to watch her wedding. I admired her metamorphosis from gawky upper-class frump to soignee fashion queen. I'm impressed that she made AIDS her pet cause, and I give her high marks for being a hands-on mother while her hands-off husband is blowing away grouse at Balmoral. I even concede that she looks better in a tiara than I. Still, the princess portrayed in the three biographies rocketing up the best-seller lists--"Diana: Her True Story," "Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows" and "Diana: A Princess and Her Troubled Marriage"--is a woman who needs to get a grip.
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August 18, 1996 | Margo Kaufman, Margo Kaufman is the Book Review's official royal watcher
Will someone please cut off the Diana book pipeline? If I read one more sickening word about her soon-to-be-former-royal-highness' colonic irrigations, public relations coups, exercise regimes or palace enemies, I'll find myself shouting, off with her head!
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October 25, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Maxwell Empire struck back Thursday in a nasty spat between the British publishing mogul and a noted American journalist, a battle that some already have dubbed "Mirrorgate."
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July 19, 1992 | Margo Kaufman, Kaufman is the author of "1-800-AM-I-NUTS?" (due this winter from Random House) , and a contributing editor on The Times Magazine)
This never would have happened if Prince Charles had married me. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales. I stayed up all night to watch her wedding. I admired her metamorphosis from gawky upper-class frump to soignee fashion queen. I'm impressed that she made AIDS her pet cause, and I give her high marks for being a hands-on mother while her hands-off husband is blowing away grouse at Balmoral. I even concede that she looks better in a tiara than I. Still, the princess portrayed in the three biographies rocketing up the best-seller lists--"Diana: Her True Story," "Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows" and "Diana: A Princess and Her Troubled Marriage"--is a woman who needs to get a grip.
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June 29, 1992 | NICHOLAS DAVIES
In 1972, Prince Charles met a woman who was to become not only very special to him, but perhaps the most important woman in his mature life. Her name was Camilla Shand. They were about the same age, he being 23 and she 22. Their involvement was like no other he had yet experienced. At first he wasn't physically attracted to her. After all, she didn't conform to his rather stereotyped image of the perfect woman. Camilla was not long-legged and blond. She was dark, animated and very bright.
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June 28, 1992 | NICHOLAS DAVIES
Diana tries to put a good face on the tragic situation that her marriage to Charles has become. "The truth about our separate lives is very simple," she recently told a friend. "My husband and I get about 2,000 invitations to visit different places every six months, so we have to be apart a fair bit. But don't worry about me, my marriage is fine. I have never been happier." Few people close to the couple believe this obfuscation.
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August 18, 1996 | Margo Kaufman, Margo Kaufman is the Book Review's official royal watcher
Will someone please cut off the Diana book pipeline? If I read one more sickening word about her soon-to-be-former-royal-highness' colonic irrigations, public relations coups, exercise regimes or palace enemies, I'll find myself shouting, off with her head!
NEWS
June 8, 1992 | From Reuters
British newspapers printed allegations that Princess Diana tried to commit suicide five times in despair over her marriage to Prince Charles, and Buckingham Palace on Sunday blamed a newspaper circulation war for the media frenzy. Diana was said to have flung herself down stairs, cut her wrists with a razor, cut her chest and thighs with a knife, thrown herself at a glass cabinet and cut herself with a lemon slicer in tormented cries for help.
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April 8, 1991 | From Associated Press
Crews worked Sunday to remove from a forest the charred wreckage of the commuter plane that crashed last week and killed former Sen. John Tower of Texas and 22 other people. National Transportation Safety Board investigators have focused on the plane's engines, primarily because of witness reports that the Atlantic Southeast Airlines plane made unusual noises before it went down Friday. Crews began removing the plane parts investigators wish to see, said NTSB spokesman Michael Benson.
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August 2, 1992 | ABI SEKIMITSU, REUTERS
Any well-bred young woman toying with the idea of marriage to Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito must have had second thoughts after the lurid London press allegations about Princess Diana's marital problems. "It Ain't Easy Being a Princess," read the cautionary headline in one Tokyo weekly magazine. The message: Joining the royals can drive nice girls to tears and despair.
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June 29, 1992 | NICHOLAS DAVIES
In 1972, Prince Charles met a woman who was to become not only very special to him, but perhaps the most important woman in his mature life. Her name was Camilla Shand. They were about the same age, he being 23 and she 22. Their involvement was like no other he had yet experienced. At first he wasn't physically attracted to her. After all, she didn't conform to his rather stereotyped image of the perfect woman. Camilla was not long-legged and blond. She was dark, animated and very bright.
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June 28, 1992 | NICHOLAS DAVIES
Diana tries to put a good face on the tragic situation that her marriage to Charles has become. "The truth about our separate lives is very simple," she recently told a friend. "My husband and I get about 2,000 invitations to visit different places every six months, so we have to be apart a fair bit. But don't worry about me, my marriage is fine. I have never been happier." Few people close to the couple believe this obfuscation.
NEWS
October 25, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Maxwell Empire struck back Thursday in a nasty spat between the British publishing mogul and a noted American journalist, a battle that some already have dubbed "Mirrorgate."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1996 | LEE HARRIS and SUSAN KING
One of the classiest awards shows celebrates its 50th anniversary Sunday when CBS presents the 1996 Tony Awards at 9 p.m. on Channel 2. The two-hour special, honoring the best of Broadway theater, is hosted by "The Birdcage's" Nathan Lane, who also happens to be a nominee for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Each celebrity presenting an award this year will introduce a clip featuring past winners from that category.
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December 4, 2009
Although the crime thriller "Breaking Point" is no more original than its overused title, director Jeff Celentano keeps things moving at a decent clip and squeezes a fair amount of tension from Vincent Campanella's workaday script. It's also a good-looking film, fluidly shot by Emmanuel Vouniozos, which makes vivid use of its New York-area locations. Tom Berenger stars as Steven Luisi, a criminal defense lawyer haunted by the death of his wife and daughter, who takes on a prominent murder case only to become a fall guy in a twisty plot involving a dastardly assistant D.A. (Armand Assante)
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