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  • Northbrook native ruffles British feathers on Bravo's 'Ladies of London'

    Northbrook native ruffles British feathers on Bravo's 'Ladies of London'
    Get ready for the Juliet show. During the series premiere of Bravo’s “Ladies of London” — which airs Monday and revolves around American expats penetrating London’s high society — Laguna Beach, Calif., native...
  • Author of book that inspired "Downton Abbey" to speak in Bethlehem

     
    The author whose book inspired the hit PBS series Downton Abbey will give a presentation called "Talk, Tea and Tour" May 28 at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts in Bethlehem. New York Times best-selling author, Carol McD Wallace will discuss......
  • The election of a new European parliament

    The coming weekend will see the election of a new European parliament. These elections traditionally are unsatisfactory because of the lack of a true and informed European electorate. This year they may provide an unprecedented shock. In France -- the...
  • Britain hails conviction of radical Muslim preacher in Manhattan

    The British government Tuesday praised the terrorism conviction in New York of a radical Muslim cleric it spent a decade trying to expel to the U.S. for prosecution and vowed to prevent such drawn-out extraditions from happening again. Abu Hamza Masri...
  • Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks

    Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks
    The opera world now has its own version of the Melissa McCarthy-Rex Reed brouhaha. Much like the film critic who took heat for calling the actress "tractor-sized," opera critics in England are under fire for singling out mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught...
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  • After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying

    After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying
    Gerry Adams, the leader of the Irish republican political party Sinn Fein, was arrested Wednesday evening in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 from Belfast whom the Provisional Irish...
  • Viacom to pay $760 million for British TV outlet

    Cable television giant Viacom Inc. is spending nearly $760 million to buy Britain's popular Channel 5 Broadcasting service. The acquisition, announced Thursday, catapults the New York media company into a rare league. It would become owner of a public...
  • For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'

     For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'
    Think of it as the corset drama unlaced. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
  • Resentment is growing within the EU ranks

    Resentment is growing within the EU ranks
    Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea. Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
  • Passings: Kate O'Mara

    Passings: Kate O'Mara
    Kate O'Mara, 74, a British actress best known for her role as Caress Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, according to her...
  • British intellectual property advisor urges softer stance on Google

    British intellectual property advisor urges softer stance on Google
    The intellectual property advisor to British Prime Minister David Cameron has some advice for Hollywood: Work with Google. "We shouldn't just focus on Google being the problem," said Michael Weatherley, a member of the British Parliament, at a meeting...