Dame Helen Mirren thinks Britain's Queen Elizabeth has a ''twinkling'' personality which she was keen to portray when she played the monarch in 'The Queen'.
Dame Helen Mirren thinks Britain's Queen Elizabeth has a ''twinkling'' personality.
The Oscar-winning actress claims the queen is actually ''charming and funny'' and is nothing like her serious public persona and wanted to bring her lighter side to the forefront when she portrayed the monarch in 2006 movie 'The Queen'.
She said: ''She does laugh. She makes jokes. She twinkles.
Continue reading: Helen Mirren: Queen Elizabeth 'Twinkles'
Britain's Queen Elizabeth always likes to wear bright colours so she stands out.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth likes to ''stand out''.
The monarch - who is celebrating her 60th year on the British throne this year - is always keen to make sure she can be seen when in a crowd of people and asks those who design her clothes to keep that in mind when they are making items for her.
Rachel Trevor-Morgan, who is the Head Of State's personal milliner, said: ''The brim is small because the queen is small and must be seen. What shades? Always bright. The queen likes to stand out.''
Continue reading: 'Stand Out' Queen Elizabeth
Dame Helen Mirren would like to have a glass of champagne and sit on the throne at the end of the day if she was the Queen of England.
The British actress - who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in movie 'The Queen' - does not ''covet'' the role but would enjoy it if she was given the opportunity to be the Head Of State for just a day.
She said: ''I couldn't handle the rules the queen has to live by at all and very few of us could. It's a golden cage really. You're never alone in that role - you are always surrounded by security. I think that's why she loves Balmoral because she can be on her own for a while.
Continue reading: Helen Mirren's Stately Plans
Gary Barlow has landed back in the UK after being stranded in the Solomon Islands last week.
Gary Barlow has landed back in the UK.
The Take That singer had been stranded in the Solomon Islands - near Papua New Guinea - for the last week and had to get a search and rescue boat in order to miss Cyclone Daphne, which was headed toward the island.
Seemingly unstirred by his ordeal, he tweeted: ''In Pappa Nuigini getting flight to Singapore #homebound
Continue reading: Gary Barlow Lands Back In The UK
Prince William and Catherine Middleton have arrived on Canadian soil to kick off their 11 day tour of North America.
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge â who married in April this year â kicked off their 11 day North American tour, their first overseas engagement as a married couple, when they landed in Ottawa this afternoon (30.06.11).
Catherine paid tribute to her hosts, stepping onto the runway in a midnight-blue lace dress with stone shaded lining and scalloped sleeves by Montreal-based designer Erdem.
Continue reading: Prince William And Catherine Kick Off American Tour
Prince William and new wife Duchess Catherine will go canoeing and attend the world's second biggest parade while in Canada next month.
Britain's Prince William and new wife Duchess Catherine will go canoeing when in Canada.
The royal couple are making their first official overseas visit to the country - where William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth is the Head Of State - from June 30 to July 8, and their official itinerary has now been released.
The pair's first official engagement is the laying of a wreath at Canada's National War Memorial in Ottowa, but they will also canoe, spend a night on a navy frigate on the St. Lawrence River and attend the Calgary Stampede - the second largest parade in the world.
Continue reading: Prince William And Catherine To Canoe In Canada
LATEST: Upcoming OSCARS host Chris Rock is standing by controversial remarks he made calling the award ceremony a "fashion show" which holds no interest for black men unless they are gay.
The Head Of State funnyman sparked a storm of controversy after his anti-Academy Awards tirade was published in US magazine Entertainment Weekly, but he remained unrepentant during an appearance on American chat show THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO.
The 40-year-old joked, "I did not say that. I said only gay people watch the TONYS!"
Continue reading: Rock Defends Oscar Quips
Hollywood funnyman Chris Rock has prompted the FBI to investigate a blackmail conspiracy which has conned several stars into paying for a child that isn't theirs.
The Head Of State actor told American DJ Howard Stern how he was targeted by a beautiful accomplice who had unprotected sex with him in a top Los Angeles hotel and then hit him with false pregnancy claims a few months later.
Rock says, "Some very high-up, famous men have been caught. You don't realise that women can be that ruthless until you have been in that situation. A girl tells you they are pregnant and you go, 'Oh! OK'.
Continue reading: Fbi Investigate Rock's Baby Blackmail
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