Great leap forward A realm-shaking book by...


Great leap forward A realm-shaking book by Lady Colin Campbell will be loosed on the public June 7. Among other allegations, it says that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have gone their own sexual ways for decades to the point that the royal paternity of Prince Edward is in doubt. Lady Campbell lists possible fathers by name.

In "The Royal Marriages: Private Lives of the Queen and Her Children," Lady Campbell also says Princess Anne is a hot number "partial to rougher trade than is normally invited to the palace" and that the Queen Mum had "an interesting domestic arrangement" with King George in which she essentially had it her way sexually.

Lady Campbell also claims to present for the first time the entire unedited "Squidgy" tape, which she says shows that Princess Diana "is no Blessed Virgin and never was."

13-year-old scores over 1,400 on SAT

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- A seventh-grader who says she studies only about 15 minutes a day has scored an astronomical 1,440 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Kristen Cook's score was the highest of 62,000 students her age who took the test to get into a summer residential program at Duke University in Durham, N.C., for academically gifted students, said Ramon Griffin, assistant director for identification and support services at Duke.

The college entrance exams, usually taken by high school juniors and seniors, have a maximum possible score of 1,600.

Kristen, 13, who lives west of Boca Raton, swims two hours a day and talks on the telephone another two hours a day. She says she does homework only at breakfast or in class. "She is not challenged in school at all," said Carolyn Cook, Kirsten's mother.

Stephanopoulos gives his girlfriend a tour

George Stephanopoulos gave his new girlfriend, actress Jennifer Grey, a personal tour of the White House last weekend, including an Oval Office stop.

President Clinton's spokesman won't talk about it, but other witnesses have no such compunctions. "She has a new nose," said one. "You'd never recognize her." Added another: "Very California bohemian," noting her "blondish hair" and pink, flowing low-cut dress and brown cowboy boots. Ms. Grey called him out of the blue in February to wish him a happy birthday, and they met in March. She's 33; he's 32.

Trumbo is awarded posthumous Oscar

The late screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, has been awarded a posthumous Academy Award for the movie "Roman Holiday," 40 years after its release. It was the second Academy Award for Mr. Trumbo. He won a motion picture story Oscar under his own name in 1975 for the "Brave One," which he wrote under the pen name Robert Rich. Mr. Trumbo died in 1976.

A member of the blacklisted Hollywood 10, Mr. Trumbo could not take a screen credit on "Roman Holiday" because he was an accused Communist.

He enlisted friend Ian McClellan Hunter to pose as the writer. "Roman Holiday," starring Audrey Hepburn as a princess seeking a normal life, won three Oscars.


Actress Katharine Hepburn is 86 (according to her memoirs; some references list her age as 83). Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is 68. Comedian George Carlin is 56. Former White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler is 54. Singer-musician Steve Winwood is 45. Actor Emilio Estevez is 31.

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