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Earlier today, Prince William and Kate Middleton braved the rain in England to make their final public appearances as a couple before their wedding.
Greeted by well-wishers in the streets of Darwen in Lancashire, they were on hand to mark the opening of the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy.
William and his future wife smiled and waved to the crowd:
18 DAYS TO GO: William and Kate will wed April 29.
William is scheduled to officially open the school, where he will launch the SkillForce Prince’s Award and address the students, parents, governors and staff.
Their next and last stop of theMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – Robert Redford has both made and enabled some fine films in his time, but his next project concerns a decision that helped change the world. He’s going to explore the Brooklyn Dodgers’ choice to hire Jackie Robinson.
The 74-year old Hollywood legend has signed on to star as Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers boss who hired Jackie Robinson, the first black player to appear in the Major Leagues in over five decades.
The film – which so far has no title – has been in development limbo for years. Brian Helgeland [who wrote 'L.A. Confidential' and 'Mystic River] has beenMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – The crushing poverty and lack of opportunity inflicted on children in Africa is beyond belief. Madonna has done charity work there, but one of her projects ‘Raising Malawi’ has run into serious trouble.
Their goal was to build a school for 400 girls in Malawi, a tiny, land-locked nation in the southeastern corner of Africa. But the whole thing has collapsed after allegations of fraud among the foundation’s bosses.
Tracy Anderson – the boyfriend of Madonna’s former trainer – was the Executive Director, and auditors brought in to clear up the mess say he approvedMore >
Following Chris Brown’s recent rampage in New York, there are fans that still take the side of this singer, typically using three defenses:
- Hasn’t everyone made a mistake?!?
- His incident with Rihanna is two years old.
- The media should stop bringing it up.
The first argument is ridiculous. Brown did not push Rihanna, nor did he strike her just once. Have you seen the photos following the attack? Brown pummeled his then-girlfriend. He gave her a fat lip and a black eye. You can stand atop your high horses all you’d like, but, no, not all “mistakes” are equal.
Would supporters continue toMore >
A white UCLA girl recently posed a fairly racist YouTube rant about Asians in the library at her school. This, understandably, prompted a barrage of responses.
None better than Jimmy Wong’s acoustic song, however. “Ching Chong (It Means I Love You)” has propelled the young singer into quasi-Internet stardom.
He’s got a ways to go to catch young Rebecca Black, but Wong’s reaction to Alexandra Wallace’s rant about Asians disrupt campus life was an instant hit:
“The problem is these hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts, which is fine, but ifMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – The original Survivor champion Richard Hatch was busy utilizing his same old aggressive and manipulative techniques on the contestants of Celebrity Apprentice. But Richard is going back to the school of hard knocks Monday when he turns himself in to serve more prison time for refusing to play nice with the IRS. This after already serving three years in jail for not paying taxes on the $1 million he got from winning the first Survivor in Borneo. Richard was released on the condition that he file his 2000 and 2001 taxes and start to make restitution on the $2More >
The South African all-girls school founded by Oprah Winfrey has seen a few scandals pass through the institutions halls and this week a newborn baby was found dead in a bag belonging to a 17-year-old student.
The body was found after the girl who attends the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, 25 miles south of Johannesburg placed the baby in a plastic bag. The teen is said to have handed over the bag to hospital officials after being admitted for excessive bleeding.
Investigators have not said whether or not the child died of natural causes or at the hands of the student whoMore >
Natalie Munroe, a high school English teacher in Pennsylvania’s Central Bucks School District, has been suspended for going off on students in her blog.
After her school found out Munroe was writing blog posts about her students for her friends and family to enjoy, she was quickly suspended without pay.
“I don’t think I did anything wrong,” she said on Good Morning America.
Some of her best lines, which could easily be Sue Sylvester quotes if coupled with the Glee character’s penchant for bullying, include these gems:
- “Although academically okay, your child has no other redeeming
Camille Grammer is not going anywhere. The self-centered Real Housewife will guest star on $#*! My Dad Says tomorrow night, and will clearly return to the Bravo series that made her famous next season.
As for life after ex-husband Kelsey? Camille refers to it as a “new journey” in an interview with E! News. Read what else the spoiled, awful reality star had to say in the following excerpts.
What’s next?Everything! It’s a new journey. My divorce is finalized… I’m working on my children. I’m really focusing on the kids and what’s next in my life, simplifying my life and making sure my kidsMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – Getting the facts in this job can be tricky, but according to ‘reliable’ National Enquirer sources (if there is such a thing) the marriage between Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky is a smoldering ruin and she wants a divorce…Either that or it’s perfectly fine if you believe the usually more reliable People Magazine.
Chelsea married the 33-year old Wall Street broker on July 31 of last year in an interfaith ceremony at Astor Courts, a historic estate nestled on 50-acres of glorious scenery overlooking New York’s Hudson River.
But just six months into the marriageMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – Sex and the City is one of HBO’s biggest successes. The first movie was a hit, but despite last year’s turgid sequel the story’s not over. There are rumors of plans for a prequel, and Sarah Jessica Parker would be replaced by Blake Lively from ‘Gossip Girl.’
The suits in charge at New Line, who made the last movie, are said to be in talks with ‘SATC’ author Candace Bushnell about adapting her new book ‘The Carrie Diaries’ and its companion ‘Summer And The City’ as an ‘SATC’ prequel, and Blake is the favorite to play the young Carrie.
‘Diaries’ covers Carrie’s years inMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – Completing a long recovery from cancer that made him an inspiration to thousands of sufferers so far unknown, Roger Ebert will return as the nation’s premier film critic tonight, and he plans to lead with his chin.
Now 68, Roger was diagnosed with aggressive thyroid cancer in 2002. Multiple surgeries followed, one of which cost him most of his jaw and his voice. Radiation therapy then made an artery burst and nearly killed him. But now free of the disease and with a Macintosh helping him speak, Hollywood’s favorite nemesis is back on PBS.
And he plans to wear a falseMore >
Teresa Scanlan is more than the latest Miss America pageant winner. She’s also a maker of history.
The 17-year old from Gering, Nebraska was named the youngest champion of all-time on Saturday night, earning the crown by performing “White Water Chopsticks” on the piano. She was the only contestant to neither sing nor dance.
A graduate of Scottsbluff High School, Scanlan has earned a $50,000 scholarship and will attend Patrick Henry College in the fall.
During her year-long tenure, Teresa said her main focus will be on eating disorders and how they affect her generation. If she can’tMore >
On the day Barack Obama delivered a moving address at the Arizona memorial service for the victims of last week’s tragic shooting in Tuscon, new information about Jared Lee Loughner was revealed.
According to police records, the 22-year old accused of killing six people and seriously wounding Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was arrested twice as a juvenile, once for marijuana possession and once for possession of alcohol.
The first incident occurred in May 2006, when Loughner was admitted to the emergency room after consuming a bottle of vodka he later said he stole from his parentsMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – For most people, being tipped for an Oscar, then being chosen to host the awards in front of 200 million people would be enough for one year. But not for James Franco. He’s now planning to direct two major films.
Fresh from his box-office success in ’127 Hours,’ for which many critics are predicting an Oscar, the 32-year old is now planning to both adapt and direct William Faulkner’s intense classic novel ‘As I Lay Dying’ for the big screen.
Written in 1930 and regarded as one of the finest works of the 20th century, the book is about the family of Addie Bundren andMore >