Monday, July 22, 2013
Kate Middleton's baby is finally here! Buckingham Palace confirms that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, the first child for her and Prince William.
Kate was admitted to St Mary's Hospital on the morning of July 22. She and Prince William arrived via car through a secret side entrance.
The birth comes after an anxious waiting period. Beginning in early July, press and fans camped outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital waiting for the duchess to arrive on her speculative due date... only to be left waiting for days more.
The duchess' pregnancy was announced in December 2012, following months of royal baby rumors perpetuated by the tabloids. The day of the announcement, Kate was admitted to the hospital for treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum. The illness, an acute form of morning sickness, was thought to be serious enough to affect her entire pregnancy, preventing her from making many public appearances. Continue reading
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Michael Moore is divorcing his wife of 21 years. The Fahrenheit 9/11 director and political activist filed a complaint against his producer partner, Kathleen Glynn, on June 21.
According US news site MLive, Michael, 59, and Kathleen, 55, no longer live together and court papers have say there is 'no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved'.
The couple have no children together but have a long working relationship with Kathleen acting as producer on several of Michael's projects including the controversial documentaries Capitalism: A Love Story and Sicko.
The former couple also co-wrote a book together called Adventures in a TV Nation.
Michael is said to be worth around $50 million and won an Oscar for Bowling for Columbine in 2003. Continue reading
|Beam them up: People in Star Trek -themed costumes attend Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego |
The four day celebration of all things pop culture, often called the ‘nerd prom,’ is chock full of autograph sessions, interviews, panels, photo ops and screenings filled to capacity with the costumed, caped and the beautiful.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone even unveiled their latest movie Thursday night at the convention. ‘Escape Plan’ puts the two aging action stars in the roles of prison-escape artists locked up in the world’s most secure prison. Continue reading
People excited by rumors that Kate Middleton was ready to give birth Friday afternoon were sorely disappointed.
The hubbub was actually the result of the Sun sending Prince William and Kate Middleton look-alikes to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, where Kate is expected to give birth. There had been rumors on Twitter that William and Kate were heading to London, and journalists and other observers gathered outside the entrance, only to see that "William" and "Kate" were actually two actors wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the Sun logo.
There were plenty of people not amused by the Sun's prank. Royal Central, a Twitter account for news about the royal family, said Friday:
@RoyalCentral @TheSunNewspaper oh tut tut
— Benny Lonergan (@BernardLonergan) July 19, 2013
|Most Americans say Rolling Stone's "The Bomber" cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is inappropriate, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll (AP).|
Most Americans think Rolling Stone's "The Bomber" cover featuring accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is inappropriate, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.
By a 65 percent to 15 percent margin, respondents to the poll, who were shown the cover image before answering questions about it, said that the cover was inappropriate. And 51 percent said that the cover glorifies Tsarnaev's actions, while another 26 percent said it did not, and 23 percent said they weren't sure.
Several retail chains have announced they won't sell Rolling Stone's issue on their newsstands, and both Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (D) and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) have criticized the cover. One Boston resident has launched a campaign to publicly burn copies of the magazine.
Fewer than half of respondents -- 47 percent -- said they would support a boycott (including 32 percent who said they would strongly support it), while 32 percent were opposed. Twenty percent said they weren't sure. Continue reading