The royal wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle is five months away and already we're panting with questions about the details.Alas, we're not likely to learn the answers for many more weeks; maybe not until the day of the nuptials, May 19, in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest (nearly 1,000 years old) inhabited castle in the world.But we can speculate, and who's to object?As everyone knows, planning a wedding is a major endeavor for ordinary mortals; imagine the hassle if you're royal. Harry, 33, will soon be only sixth in line to the throne but the wedding will still be a semi-state event and a very public affair likely to involve hundreds of "official" guests beyond the principals' close relatives and friends. And it's a binational wedding: the principal members of Markle's family live on the West Coast. So here are some questions we're all curious about, and some possible answers based on the 2011 … [Read more...] about 11 burning questions about the Prince Harry, Meghan Markle royal wedding
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Sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince claim that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm is planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Middle Eastern nation, a major hub for the US war industry, has no extradition treaty with the United States. In April, five of Prince’s top deputies were hit with a fifteen-count indictment by a federal grand jury on conspiracy, weapons and obstruction of justice charges. Among those indicted were Prince’s longtime number-two man, former Blackwater president Gary Jackson, former vice presidents William Matthews and Ana Bundy and Prince’s former legal counsel Andrew Howell. The Blackwater/Erik Prince saga took yet another dramatic turn last week, when Prince abruptly announced that he was putting his company up for sale. While Prince has not personally been charged with any crimes, federal investigators and several Congressional committees clearly have his … [Read more...] about Is Blackwater’s Erik Prince Moving to the United Arab Emirates?
GAUHATI, India — Greeted by a Bhutanese girl and boy with bouquets of flowers, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived on a windy Thursday morning in Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan for a daylong visit at the invitation of its king and queen. Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, stepped from their jet onto the airport tarmac in the picturesque hilltop resort town of Paro and a red-carpet welcome led by Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, sister to the Bhutanese king. A vehicle stood waiting to drive them about 40 minutes to their hotel in the capital of Thimphu. The British royals are on a weeklong tour of India and Bhutan. They have already visited Mumbai, New Delhi and the wildlife reserve of Kaziranga National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam, where they hoped to raise awareness of the plight of endangered rhinos and other animals threatened by poaching and habitat loss. KATHIE LEE & HODA : STOP OBSESSING OVER kATE MIDDLETON'S FEET … [Read more...] about Rhino killed by poachers spoils Kate Middleton and Prince William’s trip to India national park
TV personality Raul de Molina is a true artist at heart with a global view of the world. As a well-known television personality and co-host of Univision’s popular talk show “El Gordo y la Flaca,” which he co-hosts with Lili Estefan, he has interviewed every major Latino talent on the planet. He also covered the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and each year he hosts New Year's Eve in Times Square for Univision. But it is the artist in de Molina that makes his business ventures so intriguing. De Molina left Cuba with his family at the age of 10 when they moved to Spain, where he pursued a career as a photographer. To say he found success is an understatement — his photography has been published in Time, Life, Newsweek, The London Sun, USA Today, Associated Press and Paris Match, among many. De Molina says his most memorable moment as a photographer was photographing Princess Diana. "I would cover Princess Diana when she came … [Read more...] about The Candy Bowl: ‘El Gordo’ Raul de Molina is living large
Where are the paparazzi? Falling down on the job, failing to get a picture of royally eligible bachelor Prince Harry with his new alleged “girlfriend,” divorced American actress Meghan Markle, who stars on USA's legal drama Suits.Hmmm... Doesn’t sound promising, given the unhappy history of the Windsors with American divorcées.The British tabloids have been aflutter since the weekend about romantically challenged Harry, and Meghan, who is currently steaming up Suits.But there’s not one picture – not even a blurry paparazzi pic – of the two of them together. Anywhere. They've supposedly been seeing each other for months, so where has the royal photo pack been?Kensington Palace is saying nothing, as per usual policy about commenting on the private lives of the rich and royal.Markle doesn't look like the ginger prince's usual type: His previous girlfriends have been British blondes. Instead, she's a buxom biracial brunette beauty, a … [Read more...] about Does Prince Harry have a new ‘girlfriend’?
Tuesday, on what would be his 58th birthday, is "Prince Day" in Minnesota, a day when his fellow Minnesotans are still processing the news that the famously healthy-living superstar died April 21 of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.But that one answer, released last week by the medical examiner for Carver County, Minn., after leaks, led to more questions that may never be answered publicly. That's because full autopsy reports are not public under Minnesota law, and generally remain private for at least 30 years.Many of the questions that his friends and fans most want to know — such as, was Prince a secret drug addict? Did Prince have an underlying medical condition? — may not be conclusively answered because the full details of what the medical examiner found in the autopsy and toxicology tests conducted on his body will not be open for public review.Contrast that to what was released in California after the … [Read more...] about Prince: Why we might never know the full story
Two blocks from where thousands watched Marilyn Monroe film a scene over a subway grate for “The Seven Year Itch,” Michelle Williams is talking about how everyone still has their own, personal Marilyn. “At a certain point, you have to make a leap and say, ‘This is my Marilyn,’” says Williams, curled on a couch at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. “In my case, it’s a hybrid of things. And it’s tricky, because people have a certain amount of expectation.” The 31-year-old Brooklyn resident has a good reason for thinking about the meaning of Monroe: She portrays her in “My Week With Marilyn,” a drama adapted from Colin Clark’s memoir recalling his time as a twentysomething production assistant who, in 1956 was asked to look over the insecure, erratic Monroe while she was in England filming “The Prince and the Showgirl.” Eddie Redmayne plays Clark, naturally drawn in by the vulnerable, haunted star, and … [Read more...] about For ‘My Week With Marilyn’ star Michelle Williams, New York is a movie girl’s best friend
As hard as it is to ignore, the royal wedding looms and television networks across the globe are readying their anchors to cover every detail of the grand affair, from the much gossiped about placement of Diana's family next to the Middletons to David Beckham's highlights. Families and households all over Britain are stocking their fridges with Tesco's appetizers and champagne in anticipation of their own celebrations. No doubt, the palace is bustling with preparations too; the ceremony seating plan probably changes each time a Middle Eastern prince with a guilty conscience bows out and an African despot takes his place. But hey, everyone knows that wedding lists are tricky. Amidst the fanfare of Union Jacks, tea towels, trumpets and choirboys, Prince Harry has also been hard at work organizing the after-after reception - where the real party is said to be going down. As a Brooklyn Brit speechwriter, I sincerely hope he's putting as much work into his best man speech as he is … [Read more...] about How not to burn your toast: Urgent advice for Prince Harry as he prepares to ‘roast’ Prince William
Does it matter what kind of hair Prince Charming has? The royals featured in classic Disney films usually have a full head of luscious hair but the same can no longer be said for the real-life Prince William. Appearing at a naval base in Scotland Thursday, the heir to the throne of England revealed his mane had become increasingly thin. Prince William, a commodore-in-chief (also known as an honorary appointment in the Royal Navy), even has the beginnings of a small bald spot despite being just 28 years old. The thinning strands are a sharp contrast to the thick and slightly tousled look he sported less than a decade ago. According to London's Daily Mail, the Prince appeared embarrassed when he noticed cameras zooming in to snap pics of his head. In one photo, he's even covering his face as if he's ashamed. His father, Prince Charles, has also struggled with thinning hair – a fairly common problem known as androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness, where the hair … [Read more...] about Charming? Prince William reveals thinning hair, bald spot at age 28
Tell Jay-Z that luxury is dead and he'll show you the wood paneling in his Gulf-stream V. Tell the buyers of a luxury condo backing onto the rail tracks in Long Island City that luxury is dead and they'll swear by their double-paned silent windows it's alive and kicking. While luxury is a million different things to a million different people, for the past 25 years, brand marketers have pummeled the word into a sad state where its meaning is as confusing to consumers as quantum physics. Volvo claims it's a luxury vehicle. So does Cadillac. Lexus tried to redefine the word in the 1980s but diluted it even more. Ralph Lauren was luxury, then he licensed his label to mass manufacturers. Now, according to fashion insiders, he's buying back his name in certain product categories to better control his brand image. The concept of luxury has become confusing, but it's far from dead. When it comes to New York-area housing, luxury is applied by architects, home hunters and real … [Read more...] about Does luxury still live in New York?