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  • Italian city pulls back from making Dalai Lama an honorary citizen

     
    Officials in Milan, Italy, have backed away from plans to give the Dalai Lama honorary citizenship, because of worries about upsetting China, Italian media reported Thursday. The Milan city council had planned to vote on making the Dalai Lama an...
  • Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey

    Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey
    The bride was beautiful. The groom was a handsome prince. Two billion people around the world watched the wedding ceremony performed in April in Westminster Abbey. I was one of them. Even though my London flat is around the corner from the abbey, my...
  • Obama doesn't know what year it is

    Obama doesn't know what year it is
    Politicians have been making a lot of gaffes lately (what else is new?). Michele Bachmann thought the founding fathers abolished slavery; Sarah Palin invented the word "squirmish," and, now comes news that our president, Barack Obama, has no idea what...
  • Will and Kate's firstborn could now be queen, if they had a girl

     
    Succession rules to be changed: A firstborn girl of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, could be first in line for the throne, after a decision by 16 Commonwealth nations that consider the monarch to be their head of state to change...
  • Royal wedding: Don't mock us because we're obsessed

     
    If you saw the April 20 episode of "The Middle," you saw the show's frugal and sensible matriarch, played by Patricia Heaton, go bananas for the royal wedding. Never mind her normal money-saving schemes, which have disrupted several family situations........
  • Royal wedding: William and Kate's music coming soon to a choir near you

     
    Copies of Kate's dress, flowers and the cake appeared in shop windows hours after the wedding and will be copied by brides all over the world. Although not as immediate, the wedding music too has a knock-on effect....
  • A ghost at the royal wedding

     
    I'm not a monarchist, but I am a liturgy buff. So when I watched a recap of the royal wedding, I was struck by the fact that, except for the omission of a promise by the bride to obey her......
  • Osama bin Laden dead: Celebrities take to Twitter

     
    With Osama bin Laden dead, celebrities responded to President Obama's news via Twitter. Paris Hilton, Kirstie Alley, Bill Maher, Lindsay Lohan and Alyssa Milano were among the many commenting on Osama bin Laden, now dead....
  • Text of homily from wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

     
    I don't know whether you've heard, but the man who is second in line to the throne of England got married at Westminster Abbey today. In case you only got to see part of the ceremony or were mesmerized by the dress worn by the woman who is now the Duchess...
  • Princess Beatrice to auction royal wedding hat; mom Fergie talks about snub

     
    Princess Beatrice will auction her royal wedding hat. The hat Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding will probably go down in history as one of the hallmarks of Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding. Sarah Ferguson said her daughter...
  • Your morning fashion and beauty report: Salma Hayek channels lady Gaga in Gucci at Cannes Film Festival

     
    Some observers are calling the Gucci dress Salma Hayek wore on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival "wacky." Maybe she was channeling her inner Lady Gaga. Although it actually wan't as over the top as anything Lady G......