| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:57 AM
All of Sara Gruen's novels, including her massive 2006 best-seller "Water for Elephants," feature animals — horses, apes, the eponymous pachyderms — and her new book dangles the possibility of continuing that string in the surprising form of...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 1:47 PM
Ten area arts and cultural organizations are receiving a total of $125,000 in "ignition grants," funded by the Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign with support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The grants are aimed at up-...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It is always amusing to watch the entertainment industry reel with the "discovery" that audiences are nowhere near as narrow-minded and bigoted as previously assumed. And by "amusing," I mean infuriating.
The success of Fox's drama "Empire," which...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 11:26 AM
Prince Harry will wrap up his military service in June after 10 years of active duty.
The fourth in line to the British throne has undertaken two operational tours in Afghanistan, became a qualified Apache aircraft commander and spearheaded last fall'...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:28 AM
From a painting, Queen Elizabeth I gazes over the lobby. On a nearby table, a Queen Elizabeth II figurine gyrates. "The Queen will be accepting an audience" reads a plaque on the wall.
This is the new Queen's Head Theatre on the outskirts of Winter...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"NELLY, you are grown rich, I believe by your dress. Why, woman you are fine enough to be a queen."
"You are entirely right, Madame, and I am w -- re enough to be a duchess."
So it went between Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth, and actress Nell Gwynn....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Piers Morgan is blasting LeBron James for breaking royal protocol and putting his arm around Kate Middleton.
In a segment that airs Thursday on "Rachael Ray," Briton Morgan was furious about James' gesture after the Cavaliers-Nets game Monday night....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:00 PM
Emma Watson's rumored coupling with Prince Harry had fans of the "Harry Potter" star and British royal going grade-A bonkers last week, but Watson has pertly shut down reports that the two are "getting to know each other quite well."
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Barbara Walters really should have passed on doing another "10 Most Fascinating People" special. She came out of retirement to babble nonsense about her top pick, Amal Clooney, wife of George Clooney.
"You could say hers was the wedding of the year. But...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:26 PM
For years, the story of South Florida billionaire money manager Jeffrey Epstein — involving allegations of human trafficking, an international underage sex ring, a Palm Beach mansion, a private island in the Caribbean and an FBI investigation...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:01 AM
Buckingham Palace on Sunday stepped up efforts to defend Prince Andrew after the British royal was embroiled in claims of sexual impropriety with an underage woman.
In a second statement since the claims surfaced, officials "emphatically denied"...