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April 29, 2011


1. McQueen, Round Two: Kate Middleton Attends Dinner in Another Sarah Burton Dress
Has Sarah Burton emerged as Kate Middleton's favorite designer? It seems so, since the new princess has picked the creative director of Alexander McQueen to design her dress for the evening reception with Princes Charles, too. This gown has a similar sweetheart neckline as her Westminster Abbey dress, but without the lace overlay. Instead, a [...]

2. McQueen, Round Two: Kate Middleton Attends Dinner in Another Sarah Burton Dress
When I checked in at Westminster Abbey this morning on Facebook, my friends commented that I was "so lucky." Here's why I wasn't. 1. Machine guns kill romance. Having written a story on royal wedding security threats, I was already on edge. Standing in front of a row of men with automatic weapons didn't calm [...]

3. A Towering Treat: See the Royal Wedding Cake Standing Eight Tiers Tall
After five weeks of work, the masterpiece is complete. Dig in!  (Warning: delicious photos inside!)

4. Royal Wedding Fans: Will and Kate's Most Eccentric Supporters
With so many people crowded around Westminster Abbey to catch a glimpse of Will or Kate, you have to be outlandish to stand out.

5. A Royal Affair: Watching the Wedding from NYC's Palace Hotel
This morning, two billion people were estimated to tune in to the nuptials. So where did they watch them?

6. From a Horse-Drawn Carriage to an Aston Martin: 4 Royal-Fleet Standouts
When you're getting married in a massive ceremony, you have to have nice wheels.

7. Something Borrowed: Kate Middleton Wears The Queen's Cartier 'Halo' Tiara
Kate Middleton chose a tiara fit for a queen. Queen Elizabeth II to be precise. The head of the Windsor clan loaned Kate her Cartier 'halo' tiara for her long walk down the aisle. The dazzling piece of headgear was commissioned in 1936 by the Duke of York (who would later become King George VI) [...]

8. Why NASA Scrapped Today's Endeavour Launch
Hoopla and liftoffs have never really mixed that well. No matter how much hype precedes a space launchâ€"and there was plenty leading up to today's planned flight of the space shuttle Endeavour, what with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Obama family in attendanceâ€"it takes just a small thing to shut down the whole show. Today [...]

9. Traveling Man: Brian Williams Explains Why He Ditched The Royal Wedding
While it may seem like everyone is breathlessly watching the Royal Wedding with all its pomp and fanfare, elsewhere in the world real news is taking place. Which is why NBC anchor Brian Williams chose to abandon his plan to cover Will and Kate's wedding â€" just hours after touching down in London â€" and [...]

10. January Jones is Expecting Her First Child
Betty Draper is having a baby! (Or is it Betty Francis now?) (via People) Either way, January Jones, the actress who plays Mad Men's perpetually miserable housewife, is expecting her first child. (More on See the top 10 things we miss about the Mad Men era) Jones's publicist confirmed with People that the actress [...]


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