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Recent articles by Maria:

Will & Kate's plane hit by lightning on Day 4 in Pakistan tour, has to turn back: reports

Fierce lightning prevented their jet from landing but otherwise it was a busy Day 4 in Pakistan for Prince Will and Kate. → Read More

Barack and Michelle Obama make list of Hollywood's 'most powerful' entertainers for first time

It's official: Barack and Michelle Obama are genuine media moguls on Hollywood list of 100 "most powerful" entertainment industry figures. → Read More

Prince Harry chokes up about Archie and being a dad in speech at WellChild awards

Prince Harry couldn't hold back his emotions thinking about being a dad to baby Archie during WellChild awards speech. → Read More

Cuba Gooding Jr. to be arraigned amid confusion over number of accusers

Cuba Gooding Jr. will be arraigned on Oct. 15, 2019, on the original misdemeanor groping charge plus a new misdemeanor sex crime still undisclosed. → Read More

Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive in Pakistan for their 'most complex tour' ever

Prince William and Duchess Kate are touring Pakistan, a country close to his late mother, Princess Diana, who made three visits there before she died. → Read More

'Walking Dead' stuntman death: Judge rules lawsuit against producers should move forward

A Georgia judge denied defendants' motions to toss a wrongful death lawsuit involving a "Walking Dead" stuntman. The suit is set for a December trial. → Read More

Could Matt Lauer be prosecuted for an alleged rape in Russia in 2014? It's not likely

Matt Lauer denies he raped a colleague in a hotel room at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. And it's unlikely Russian prosecutors will move against him. → Read More

Cuba Gooding Jr. indicted in groping case; new charge added; trial postponed

Cuba Gooding Jr has been indicted by a New York grand jury in his groping case, with a new charge added, postponing his trial again. → Read More

Jennifer Lopez sued by paparazzi agency for copyright infringement

In a switch, Jennifer Lopez is being sued for sharing a paparazzi picture of herself and Alex Rodriguez on Instagram without the agency's permission. → Read More

Another Middleton wedding: Duchess Kate's brother, James, announces engagement

There's going to be a third Middleton wedding: James Middleton says he's engaged to his French financial analyst girlfriend, Alizee Thevenet. → Read More

Prince Harry & Meghan show off baby Archie on Day 3 of their Africa tour

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal tour of Africa this week featured a special guest, their newborn Archie. → Read More

Melania Trump makes waves in J Mendel gown for second state dinner

Melania Trump wears a J Mendel gown for the Trumps' second state dinner, which honored Australia and took place under the stars in the Rose Garden. → Read More

How will Felicity Huffman's 14-day prison sentence affect Lori Loughlin's case?

Now that Felicity Huffman is going to prison, what's next for Lori Loughlin, who pleaded not guilty to similar charges in the college admissions cheating scandal? → Read More

Twitter critics claim Melania Trump's coat in 9/11 tribute looks like plane flying into tower

Twitter users on 9/11 anniversary attacked FLOTUS for wearing a coat they claim showed a plane flying into a tower. It didn't. → Read More

Princess Charlotte attends first day of school with mom, dad and big brother Prince George

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 4, joined big brother Prince George, 6, for her first day of kindergarten, accompanied by parents Will and Kate. → Read More

Princess Diana's dad was WWII hero, her brother Charles Spencer reveals in 'Today' sitdown

Princess Diana's brother, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, is back on his former employer, NBC's "Today" show, to talk about WWII heroics of their late father. → Read More

Valerie Harper, beloved star of 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' dies at 80

Valerie Harper, best known for roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," had overcome multiple medical crises over the years. → Read More

Barron Trump is taller than his mom, even in her heels, and he's sporting a new haircut

Is Barron Trump going to end up as the tallest Trump? Looks that way, and he's got a hip new haircut. → Read More

Elton John defends Harry & Meghan from 'distorted and malicious' media coverage

Elton John defends Harry and Meghan on Twitter from "distorted and malicious" media coverage as "eco-hypocrites." → Read More

Prince Andrew 'appalled' at Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes, palace says

Buckingham Palace says Prince Andrew is "appalled" by Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes in latest statement repudiating his links to notorious sex offender. → Read More