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  • Emperor Akihito's speech underlines gravity of Japan's nuclear crisis

    Emperor Akihito's speech underlines gravity of Japan's nuclear crisis
    His voice was measured, his language formal, his demeanor somber. It was perhaps the clearest sign yet of just how grave Japan's nuclear crisis had become: The emperor spoke. Akihito, the nation's 77-year-old sovereign, delivered an unprecedented address...
  • Kate Middleton's see-through dress sells at auction for $125K

    Kate Middleton's see-through dress sells at auction for $125K
    A see-through dress modeled by Kate Middleton, princess to be, in a 2002 student fashion show sold for a whopping $125,000 at auction. The buyer, identified only as "Nick from Jersey" (as in the English Channel island, not Seaside Heights), was pleased,...
  • Will and Kate plus cake

    Will and Kate plus cake
    COSTA MESA — A six-tier wedding cake, created by a Costa Mesa bakery and adorned with 500 hand-crafted edible flowers, will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Access Hollywood." One could say that the 6-foot sculpted, sugary masterpiece by...
  • Kate Middleton's London

    Kate Middleton's London
    London is swinging again thanks to bride and princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Millions are hanging on her every move — where she shops, where she primps, what she eats and drinks. Although the couple live (part of the time) in a rented farmhouse in...
  • Victoria, Canada celebrates Prince William's royal wedding

    Victoria, Canada celebrates Prince William's royal wedding
    Her Majesty the Queen apparently is a fan of the charming Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, Canada. Named after Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother and empress of India, Queen Elizabeth II has visited the regal British Columbia landmark six...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    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...
  • Lego royal wedding: 'Prince William' and 'Kate Middleton' exchange vows at Legoland Windsor

    Lego royal wedding: 'Prince William' and 'Kate Middleton' exchange vows at Legoland Windsor
    A Lego tribute to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which¬† scales down Britain's biggest social event of the year to a miniature diorama, has been erected at Legoland Windsor. Photos: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Lego...
  • Not-so-regal royal wedding souvenirs

    Not-so-regal royal wedding souvenirs
    Even if you can't make it to London for the royal wedding, you can still revel in the wide range of souvenirs commemorating the April 29 event. It's a given that there are enough commemorative plates, coins, tea pots, tea towels, coasters, champagne...
  • Shuttered Tokyo hotel reopens for evacuees

    Shuttered Tokyo hotel reopens for evacuees
    Room 1648 at the upscale Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka isn't fancy, but it sure beats Mina Ariga's old digs: an evacuation shelter in the Tokyo convention center. And for the three months she'll stay, she won't have to pay a cent. She and her husband,...
  • Royal wedding inspires local boutique

    Royal wedding inspires local boutique
    COSTA MESA — On the eve of the wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William, Carrie von Hemert-Eyre will pull off her own event of royal proportions. Von Hemert Interiors, a 25,000-square-foot Costa Mesa interior design store will host a...
  • 10 things you might not know about royal weddings

    10 things you might not know about royal weddings
    Time to buy your souvenir refrigerator magnets and toilet seats — Britain is having a royal wedding. Prince William marries Kate Middleton on April 29. Here are 10 wedding gifts: 1 While actress Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco...