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  • Prince George gets full-time nanny: Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo

    Prince George has a new nanny: Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, according to Kensington Palace, which identified the little royal's caretaker on Thursday and asked that her privacy be respected. Borrallo, reportedly in her 30s and described as a...
  • Leno Insists He's Done with Latenight

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year "Tonight Show" run that draws to a close Thursday. Instead, he relies on numbers to tell the story. Leno's tenure...
  • 'Diana'

    'Diana'
    Though the film's theatrical distribution was limited, Naomi Watts does a credible job of playing Princess Diana - helped by that famous hairstyle - in the two years before the tragic, fatal accident in this drama. The script focuses largely on the...
  • Patricia Waters, mother of filmmaker John Waters, dies at 89

    Patricia Waters, mother of filmmaker John Waters, dies at 89
    Patricia W. Waters, a homemaker, Anglophile and mother of filmmaker John Waters, died Saturday of complications from a fall and recent surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 89. "She was our matriarch. She was an unusually strong and...
  • Destroy Buckingham Palace's ivory? Then what about my piano keys?

    Destroy Buckingham Palace's ivory? Then what about my piano keys?
    Prince William wants to destroy all the ivory artifacts in Buckingham Palace. Here at the other end of the ivory owner spectrum, I’m wondering what to do with my backup piano keys. Organized crime has turned ivory poaching from a worrisome trend...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Ripper Street,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'The Americans'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Ripper Street,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'The Americans'
    "Ripper Street": The BBC’s Victorian-era crime procedural set in London’s East End during the years following the grisly Jack the Ripper murders returns to BBC America on Saturday. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and...
  • Prince William's smashingly bad idea

    Prince William's smashingly bad idea
    You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits. Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 finale recap: London calling

    'Downton Abbey' Season 4 finale recap: London calling
    Welcome to the Season 4 finale -- downsized in drama and housing. "Downsized" being a relative term. Compared to last year's finale, when Matthew bit the dust, there wasn't a grand dramatic moment this time around. To be fair, this isn't quite a...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap: Wading into new waters

    'Downton Abbey' recap: Wading into new waters
    The most delightful moment in Sunday’s season finale of “Downton Abbey” comes at the very end, as Carson and Mrs. Hughes, throw caution to the wind, grasp each other's hands and wade barefoot into the cold salty ocean water together....
  • Vanity Fair's rules for the red carpet (yeah, like we're all going to the Oscars!)

    "After 10 p.m. there were more stars than can be seen in the heavens, to quote the MGM lion!" It seems I wrote this sentence, with this emphasis, about the famous Vanity Fair magazine annual Oscar party at Morton's back in the year 1995. Or at least this...
  • Taylor Swift, Prince William and Jon Bon Jovi sing at gala

    Does Taylor Swift live a charmed life or what? On Sunday she was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. On Tuesday she was singing with Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William -- yes, that Prince William, husband of the former...