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Thai Man Gets 3 Years For Selling Aussie Film About Monarchy

A CD/VCD vendor in Bangkok has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison and fined $2,300 for selling a controversial documentary about the Thai royal family produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corp....

Queen Elizabeth Praised As 'Magnificent'

Queen Elizabeth has been praised as ''magnificent''. Tom Parker Bowles - whose mother Camilla is married to heir to the throne Prince Charles - says he believes in the monarchy and thinks it is better...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits Wow 80,000 At Knebworth

Red Hot Chili Peppers wowed an 80,000-strong UK crowd with a greatest hits set on Saturday night (23.06.12).The 'Under the Bridge' hitmakers stunned revellers at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire - the group's first of only two...

Prince Philip Hospitalised

Britain's Prince Philip has been hospitalised. The 90-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII hospital in London from Windsor Castle as a ''precautionary measure'' after developing a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace has...

Critics Less Than Jubilant About Jubilee Coverage

Television broadcasters in the U.K. came under withering criticism from several commentators today (Monday) for Sunday's coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee pageantry that included an estimated 1,000 boats accompanying the Royal Barge along the...

John Lydon Wants 'No Part' In Sex Pistols Reissue

John Lydon has distanced himself from the reissue of The Sex Pistols' anti-monarchist song 'God Save the Queen'.The group's frontman believes rereleasing the track in time for Britain's Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee ''undermines'' what they...

Thailand Bans Shakespeare's Macbeth

Even though it was partly funded by the government's culture board, the Thai film Shakespeare Must Die has been banned by official censors on the grounds that it could cause "divisiveness among the people of...

'Tiny' Queen Elizabeth Shocked Athlete

Athlete Denise Lewis was surprised at how ''tiny'' Britain's Queen Elizabeth was when she met her. The 39-year-old sportswoman was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the year 2000, and she admits...

Kanye West Upsets Royal Family

Kanye West has upset Britain's royal family. The rapper was reportedly the subject of a number of complaints from unspecified members of the monarchy who were infuriated by the star playing his music too loudly...

Madonna's Lonely Script

Madonna wrote a film because she was lonely.The 53-year-old star's fascination with Wallis Simpson - the subject of her new movie 'W.E.' - stemmed from her interest in English history, which she began to research...

Adam Ant's Royal Pride

Adam Ant felt like "the world stopped" during the royal wedding. The eccentric singer - who admits he is a royalist - enjoyed watching Britain's Prince William marry Duchess Catherine at London's Westminster Abbey on...

Britney Spears' Royal Dressing Room Demand

Britney Spears requested a photo of Princess Diana backstage at her UK gigs.The 'Hold It Against Me' hitmaker - who has hit the country on the latest leg of her Femme Fatale tour - asked...

Rowan Atkinson Amused By Royals

Rowan Atkinson sees the British royal family as a great "source of comedy". The 'Johnny English Reborn' actor - who is a friend of Prince Charles - insists his love of making fun of the...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Always Experimenting

Red Hot Chili Peppers feel is it "irrelevant" whether people like their new album, 'I'm With You'. The 'Give it Away' band's bass player, Flea, feels the most important thing for the group is always...

Manic Street Preachers To Host Royal Jubilee Alternative

Manic Street Preachers will play a concert as an alternative to Britain's Diamond Royal Jubilee next year.The Welsh 'A Design for Life' group were initially planning a year off in 2012, but bass player Nicky...

Morrissey Blasts Queen's Irish Visit

Morrissey has compared Queen Elizabeth to Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi. The British monarch is currently on a historic four-day state visit to the Republic of Ireland but the former Smiths singer - who is famously...

Royals Bar Satirical Sketches About Wedding

Any television network, anywhere in the world that has been granted rights to cover the royal wedding on Friday is barred from using the wedding footage in any drama, satirical sketch or any similar entertainment...

Morrissey Blasts Britain's Royal Family

Morrissey has labelled the British Royal Family "benefit scroungers" ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding on Friday (29.04.11). While the ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey will be attended by 1,900 guests and is...

Elton John Admires Brave Kate

Sir Elton John admires Kate Middleton for "going through" with her marriage to Prince William. The 'Rocket Man' singer will attend the couple's nuptials at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday (29.04.11) and although Elton...

Robert Pattinson Pretends To Know British Royals

Robert Pattinson used to pretend he knew the British royal family when he went to the US. The 'Water for Elephants' star - who was born and raised in London, England - has never met...

Bill Murray To Play Franklin D. Roosevelt

Bill Murray will play former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt in the film adaptation of the radio play 'Hyde Park on The Hudson'. The 'Lost in Translation' star is on board to play Roosevelt in...

New Details About Prince William's Wedding Revealed

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The couple - who will tie the knot at Westminster Abbey on April 29 - have revealed a number of new details...

Colin Firth Knew Nothing About British Royals Before King's Speech

Colin Firth had no interest in the monarchy before appearing in 'The King's Speech'. The 50-year-old actor - who is believed to be a frontrunner for an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of stuttering British...

Zara Phillips Announces Engagement

Zara Phillips has announced her engagement to rugby player Mike Tindall.The 29-year-old equestrian - who is the daughter of Princess Anne and her first husband Captain Mark Phillips - has announced she is to tie...

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