| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Scotland rejected independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.
A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Brad Pitt subjected himself to being the butt of Zach Galifianakis' jokes on the latest webisode of Funny Or Die's "Between Two Ferns."
The 50-year-old "Fury" star was taunted by the "Hangover" franchise's funny man in the palpably awkward interview,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:54 AM
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...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Few tapestries woven in Europe during the Renaissance surpass in sheer beauty, technical mastery and narrative charm one that Pieter Coecke van Aelst designed in 1548.
It depicts God accusing Adam and Eve of perfidy in the Garden of Eden. Like a...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
We were enjoying a stroll along this northern Spanish city's festive Rambla when our tour guide stopped in front of a vendor displaying an array of small painted figurines.
"We have an unusual custom here in Barcelona," she said. "Every Christmas, we...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I HAVE behind me not only the splendid traditions and annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and Majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire; of societies old and new; of lands and races different in history and origins, but all, by God'...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:59 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Queen Elizabeth II's first tweet garnered a sizable response, receiving over 40,000 retweets and more than 40,000 favorites.
Most of those responding welcomed Her Majesty to the social network. But not everyone was pleased.
"F--- off," read one...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:10 PM
If you love days at sea and have plenty of time and money, the Boomerang Voyage from Cruise Specialists should float your boat. This is a two-month vacation package round trip from the U.S. to Australia, with the outbound cruise aboard Cunard's Queen...