| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Veteran restaurateurs Arturo Franco-Camacho and his wife, Suzette, have been involved in culinary operations big and small, ranging from the Queen Elizabeth II to tacquerías and street carts and pretty much everything in between.
Since the closing of...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- Mousetrap Films' distribution platform Film Festival Flix has picked up U.S. rights to Thomas Imbach's costume drama "Mary Queen of Scots," which stars Camille Rutherford. The deal was inked by Picture Tree Intl.
The movie, which world...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| Mar 7, 2014
In Edouard Duval-Carrié's aluminum painting "After Bierstadt: The Landing," Christopher Columbus and Marie Antoinette are canoeing on a twinkling bay in the Caribbean, about to row ashore on an island thick with low-drooping trees and exotic plants. A...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"MANY OF the women with whom he began relationships ... refused to go quietly. Blackmail, pregnancy, even a court case were to return to haunt him. There was no such thing as a relationship without consequences."
So writes Jane Ridley in her amazing...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Prince William has granted knighthood to Queen Elizabeth II's and Duchess Catherine's doctor, who led the St. Mary's Hospital team that delivered Prince George last summer, according to reports out of Britain on Tuesday.
Marcus Setchell was dubbed Sir...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
After nearly seven decades in the business, several Grammys and countless hit records in the 1960s such as "Downtown" and "I Know a Place," Petula Clark believes she's "beginning to get the hang" of singing.
"I tell you what, I get more enjoyment out of...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:43 AM
A new plastic currency that can withstand a spin in the washer will begin circulating in Britain in 2016, replacing paper bills with ones made of polymer, the Bank of England said Wednesday.
Britain’s central bank announced the switch the plastic...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Congratulations to Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their son, an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy born on Monday. And, after the media frenzy of the last week, as the world waited breathlessly, now what?
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Helen Mirren keeps winning awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II.
The actress won multiple trophies, including an Oscar in 2007, for her role in "The Queen." Earlier this year, she collected an Olivier Award -- London's equivalent of the Tony Award --...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Adele isn't just music royalty, the singer has just become a Member of the Order of the British Empire, a division of chivalry in the United Kingdom.
And, to us Yanks, that literally gets her pretty darn close to real royalty, OK?
The "Rolling in...