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Angelina Jolie Bows to UK Queen in Slap to American Democracy

Angelina Jolie was photographed bowing to British Queen Elizabeth II today (Oct. 10) after receiving an honorary royal award. But her bow before the monarch irked some patriotic American’s who consider it a slap to our democracy. The fledgling United States fought a war of independence against Great Britain in 1776, precisely to throw off the yoke of royal oppression symbolized by the bow. Thomas Jefferson ended the tradition of “bowing” by shaking hands when greeting people....

How E!’s ‘The Royals’ Will Draw on Real Royal Scandals (new trailer!)

“The Royals,” the first scripted show from the king of reality television E! Entertainment, is all about a royal family based loosely, and obviously, on Britain’s monarchy, according to the show’s first new trailer. It may be fictional but does art imitate life? The trailer hints at things to come with a number of scandalous scenes that mix dark humor and sexual situations. But a close examination of the one-minute clip suggests that the show will be drawing on real scandals from all over Europe. ...

Kate Middleton Drowns Pregnancy Rumors in Glass of Wine (photos!)

Prince William fired off an aside heard round the world; he seemed to suggest that wife Kate Middleton was pregnant again. But apparently, the chatty prince was being taken a little too literally. Kate herself seemed to scotch the rumors by drinking a glass of pinot gris today (Apr. 13). The Duke and Duchess are continuing their tour of Australia and New Zealand, which has been closely watched by the media....

Kate Middleton Steals Show in Body Hugging Black Dress (15 photos)

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, exuded warmth and charm in a figure revealing black dress that stole the show at a government reception today (Apr. 10) in New Zealand. Kate and Prince William attended the unveiling of a portrait of Will’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II of England, during their four-day Royal Tour of New Zealand....