LOS ANGELES – Katie Holmes has settled her lawsuit with the publishers of Star magazine over a cover story that insinuated she was a drug addict.
The magazine published an apology to the actress Tuesday on its cover and inside, saying it "did not intend to suggest that Ms. Holmes was a drug addict or was undergoing treatment for drug addiction."
It apologized "for any misperception" and said it would be making "a substantial donation" to charity "for any harm that we may have caused." Read more...
Kate Hudson announces engagement to Muse singer
WASHINGTON – It took a week, but someone finally noticed Kate Hudson's engagement ring.
It happened on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday when Matt Lauer was starting to interview Hudson about her upcoming movie, "Something Borrowed."
He noticed a huge diamond ring on her finger and she revealed she'd gotten engaged to Matt Bellamy, lead singer of the British rock band Muse, a week ago. She said she was waiting for someone to notice. Read more...
Obamas visit Chicago to film Oprah episode
CHICAGO – President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are back in their hometown of Chicago to film an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
The Obamas arrived in Chicago on Wednesday morning for the filming. Later in the day the president is traveling to New York.
The first couple is to appear on one of the final episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which is taped in Chicago at Harpo Studios. Winfrey is ending her popular talk show this May after 25 years. Read more...
Princess Diana's absence will be felt in Abbey
LONDON (Reuters) - Elton John was last at Westminster Abbey 14 years ago when he sang the haunting "Candle in the Wind" at the funeral of his friend Princess Diana.
On Friday, the British singer will be back as a guest at the wedding of her elder son Prince William, a happier occasion at which his mother's absence will nonetheless be keenly felt.
More than one million people lined the route of Diana's cortege in 1997 to pay their respects to a woman who was a royal outcast by the time of her death aged 36 in a Paris car crash but a hugely popular figure with the public.
For many, the abiding memory of William is still as a 15-year-old boy, head bowed, following his mother's coffin through the packed streets of London watched by hundreds of millions more people around the world.
"The last time we were in Westminster Abbey, my heart sank when I saw those two boys walking behind the coffin," Elton said, referring to William and his younger brother Harry. Read more...