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Jul 21, 2011

Cash-strapped Lohan hit with $1 million lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Lindsay Lohan on Thursday added financial woes to four years of legal problems when she was slapped with a $1 million assault lawsuit and a court heard she was having problems paying for private counseling.

Lohan, 25, whose Hollywood career has been derailed since 2007 by drug and alcohol problems and repeated trips to jail, was ordered to undergo psychological counseling earlier this year as part of her sentence for stealing a gold necklace in January.

Jul 14, 2011

Young plus skinny = hot? Think again, say Emmy voters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Who says you have to be skinny, young and glamorous to make it in Hollywood?

Not the voters at the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences who spread the love in their Primetime Emmy Award nominations on Thursday to a slew of actors who smash the stereotype of wafer-thin blondes and tall, dark handsome men.

Jul 14, 2011

“Mad Men,” “Modern Family” to defend Emmy wins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Stylish 1960s advertising drama “Mad Men” and mockumentary comedy “Modern Family” will vie again for the top prizes at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards in a field packed with newcomers and veteran actors in new roles.

“Mad Men,” the three-time Emmy winner for best dramatic show, scored 19 nominations on Thursday for TV’s highest honors, including best drama series and acting nods for its stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss.

Jul 14, 2011

‘Mad Men’, ‘Modern Family’ among top Emmy nominees

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (Reuters) – Stylish 1960s drama “Mad
Men” and comedy “Modern Family” were among the regular series
leading nominations on Thursday for the 2011 Primetime Emmy
Awards, the highest honors in the television industry.

“Mad Men”, the three-time Emmy winner for best dramatic
show, scored 19 nominations, including best drama series and
acting nods for its stars John Hamm and Elisabeth Moss.

Jul 11, 2011

From stars to Skid Row: Royals end California tour

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate ended their southern California stay on Sunday, bearing witness to both the poverty of Skid Row and the power of Hollywood.

In their first trip to the United States since marrying in April, the royal couple chose to favor charity and business over celebrity in their three-day visit.

Jul 11, 2011

Royal couple gets close to grit of LA’s Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British Prince William and his wife Kate went to the gritty heart of one of the world’s most affluent cities on Sunday with a tour of Skid Row, terminus for thousands of homeless in downtown Los Angeles.

On the final day of their three-day visit to southern California, the royal couple was given a private tour of Skid Row where, they were told, the economic recession has pushed up the number of single mothers.

Jul 10, 2011

Hollywood royalty meets real British royalty

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Quoting from “The King’s Speech,” the Oscar-winning movie about his great-grandfather, Prince William projected his royal voice on Saturday to woo the Hollywood power crowd in a bid with wife Kate to promote young British talent.

He in black tie, she in a pleated lavender Alexander McQueen gown, the young newlyweds set a tone of classic elegance for the most high-profile event in their three-day visit to the United States.

Jul 9, 2011

William and Kate talk tech on arrival to California

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Britain’s royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate kicked off their maiden U.S. visit on Friday in a truly California way — by networking with the technology and entertainment industries.

Arriving on a typically sunny Southern California day, the young royal couple went straight to Beverly Hills to promote technology and new media investment back home to a room of British and American entrepreneurs.

Jul 7, 2011

William and Kate expected to dazzle in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Prince William and his new wife, Kate, make their debut on the world’s largest celebrity stage on Friday with a brief California visit that combines the glitz of Hollywood with the grit of Skid Row in Los Angeles.

In a town stuffed with A-list stars, William and Kate already shine the brightest and their three-day trip to Los Angeles has sent celebrity media into a frenzy.

Jun 29, 2011

Diana Newsweek cover shocks ahead of royals’ America trip

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Princess Diana has returned from the grave on the front cover of Newsweek in a picture that imagines her, and her life, as it might have been had she lived to mark her 50th birthday on Friday.

But the picture and story — which speculates that Diana would have twice remarried, used Botox, and been slightly jealous of new daughter-in-law Kate Middleton — provoked mostly howls of disgust as they arrived on U.S. newsstands the same week that Prince William and his new bride begin an official visit to North America.

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      "I'm a British import to Los Angeles who still hasn't managed to lose the accent after 10 years. I cover all things celebrity -- Hollywood award shows, stars in trouble, U.S. television and California lifestyle. Before arriving in Los Angeles, I worked for Reuters in London and Italy, covering stories like the death of Princess Diana, the Italian Mafia, and the Good Friday Northern Ireland peace agreement."
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