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  • Oscar de la Renta dies at 82; fashion designer behind red-carpet icons

    Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who spent more than 50 years dressing royalty, Hollywood celebrities and U.S. first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, died Monday. He was 82. A spokesman for his wife, Annette de la...
  • 'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing

    'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing
    Royal children, despite their wealth, fame and often power, do not necessarily have it so good. Just remember the young princes locked in the tower, never to be seen again, by their uncle Richard III. But you'll find little angst in "Royal Childhood,"...
  • Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr. Honored at Britannia Awards

    Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr. Honored at Britannia Awards
    British royalty mingled with Hollywood royalty at the Britannia Awards on Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton. Taped messages from J.K. Rowling and Prince William were sent to the guests while Judi Dench, who has played Queen Elizabeth on the big and...
  • Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London

    Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London
    Kristin Scott Thomas will have to tone down her natural glamour and don a series of conservative dresses as Queen Elizabeth II in a return London engagement of "The Audience." The role was first played in London by Helen Mirren, who will appear in the...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap, 'Dynamic Duo' performances

    It's "Dynamic Duo" night, and I've figured out everybody but Michael and Emma. There's going to be one couple in the first round that gets immunity. The other couples will dance off against one another to get extra points. The couples all enter,...
  • Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England, meet Maleficent! Angelina has received physical proof from Queen Elizabeth II that she is an honorary dame. "Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when HM presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read a...
  • How did the bells in our bellwethers ring?

    How well did Virginia's bellwethers signal the Senate race?Of the usual suspects -- Chesapeake,  Loudoun County, Prince William County and Staunton, only Prince William went with the winner -- splitting 50 percent to 48 percent for Sen. Mark Warner (the...
  • Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' draws a graphic portrait of Japan

    Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' draws a graphic portrait of Japan
    In Japan, history is still divided according to the reign of the emperors. This year, for instance, is Heisei 26 — the 26th year of the reign of Emperor Akihito, who will be posthumously renamed Heisei. Shigeru Mizuki, the manga artist beloved...
  • Israeli and Palestinian tension high as Kerry goes to Jordan for talks

    Israeli authorities on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to the expansion of a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a step likely to heighten tension within the troubled city and draw disapproval from the Obama administration. The Israeli move...
  • Founders Room provides inner sanctum for the serious Chandler patron

    Founders Room provides inner sanctum for the serious Chandler patron
    At 8:28 p.m., the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Founders Room, with its soaring coffered ceiling, walls of Australian black bean tree wood and gold drapes of silk, is eerily quiet. L.A. Opera staffers stand stoically by the doorway, hands folded, awaiting...
  • Prince William, wife Kate to visit U.S. in December

    Prince William, wife Kate to visit U.S. in December
    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, who is pregnant with their second child, will make a quick visit to the United States next month which will include a visit to the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, Kensington Palace said on Friday. Their...