Lohan rejects plea bargain Rich tributes to Liz Taylor by qingyunliuliu


									16    Gulf Daily News Friday, 25th March 2011

      Most Britons want
      Charles to be king   LONDON: More Britons want                        The poll of 2,409 people found the
                                                                         public would prefer Charles to be
                                                                                                                      an act of gross injustice to Prince
                                                                                                                      Charles who has done so much for
                           Prince Charles to become
                           Britain’s next monarch than his               the next king by a 45 to 37 margin, a        the monarchy.’’
                           son William despite the huge                  reversal of a similar survey in 2005           The poll also found that support
                                                                         which backed William by 41-37.               for scrapping the monarchy had
                           interest in his upcoming wedding                 Prospect suggested one possible           ebbed away. Shortly after the death
                           and previous suggestions he was               reason for the reversal was that the         of Charles’s wife diana in 1997,
                           the popular choice, a poll yester-            public felt William and Middleton            when there was widespread anger at
                           day said.                                     should be allowed to enjoy as nor-           the royal family, a quarter of Britons
                              Shortly after William’s engage-            mal-as-possible a life after their April     wanted to get rid of them.
                           ment to girlfriend Kate                       29 wedding.                                    The survey found that figure was
                           middleton was announced                          British constitutional expert             down to 13 per cent.
                           last November, two polls showed a             Norman St John-Stevas said there               There was also strong support for
                           majority of Britons thought he should         was no possibility that the throne           an overhaul to a 300-year-old law
                           succeed Queen elizabeth and                   could bypass Charles in any case.            which gives primacy to male heirs to
                           not heir-to-the-throne Charles.                  “It would be a major breach of our        the British throne.                                                   s Lohan reacts beside her atto
                              However, according to a YouGov             constitution,’’ he said.                       The poll showed that by a 75-17pc                                   Lohan had violated her probatio
                           survey for Prospect magazine                     “It would weaken the monarchy,            margin, the public thought the eldest                                              charge in Beverly H
                           released yesterday, that sentiment has        it would make Prince William’s task          child of the monarch, whatever their

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lohan r
      s Charles            now been reversed.                            infinitely more difficult, it would be       sex, should succeed.                             s William

  Rich tributes
  to Liz Taylor                                                                                                                                                                             plea ba
                                                                                                                                                                                            LOS ANGELES: lindsay
                                                                                                                                                                                            lohan rejected a US judge’s
  LONDON: elizabeth                 off a golf course to write her                                                                                                                          offer to end a felony grand theft
  taylor was given a                obituary only for the patient to                                                                                                                        case early and her attorney said
  glowing send-off yesterday        emerge from a coma, flutter her                                                                                                                         it is because the actress has a
  by the world’s media, which       eyelashes, and ask for cham-                                                                                                                            strong defence and is confident
  hailed her as “Hollywood’s        pagne.’’                                                                                                                                                she can win an acquittal.
  last goddess’’.                      Like others, Zec focused on                                                                                                                             “Ms Lohan has maintained
     Photographs of the violet-     Taylor’s torrid relationship with                                                                                                                       her innocence from the moment
  eyed beauty vied for space        actor riChard burton, to                                                                                                                                this case was filed and she has
  on newspaper front pages          whom she was married twice.                                                                                                                             never wavered,” attorney Shawn
  with Britain’s budget and         He said their marriage was                                                                                                                              Holley wrote in a statement
  the crises in Japan and           “made in Heaven but with sev-                                                                                                                           released hours after the actress
  Libya, while obituaries and       eral lively excursions to Hell”.                                                                                                                        informed a judge she would not
  tributes united in their praise      The Independent newspa-                                                                                                                              accept his plea offer.
  of an actress who embodied        per called her “the last of the                                                                                                                            Superior Court Judge Keith
  movie star glamour.               Hollywood greats’’, and said                                                                                                                            Schwartz never publicly
     The Oscar-winning star of      part of her appeal came from a                                                                                                                          detailed the terms of his offer to
  Cleopatra and Who’s Afraid        private life that was very public.                                                                                                                      Lohan, but said if she pleaded
  of Virginia Woolf? died              “Her biography is a wonder-         s Flowers, photographs and notes from fans adorn Taylor’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star in
                                                                                                                                                                                            no contest or guilty to taking a
  at Cedars-Sinai Medical           fully lurid and colourful story                                               California                                                                $2,500 (BD942) necklace, he
  Centre in Los Angeles on          of conspicuous consumption,                                                                                                                             would sentence her to jail.
  Wednesday after a long            failed marriages, affairs, ill-        musician elton John, as                  her stardom. It was her humani-     illness was still taboo to many.       Prosecutors are also seeking
  battle with congestive heart      nesses, bickering and boozing,’’       well as politicians like former          tarianism. She put a face on           Aids charities lauded Taylor     jail time for the Mean Girls
  failure that sent her to the      said Geoffrey Macnab.                  president bill Clinton and               HIV/Aids,’’ Streisand said,         the campaigner, who was             star, who was on probation for
  hospital six weeks ago. She          He added that Taylor was            Secretary of State hillary               referring to Taylor’s active sup-   spurred on by the 1985 death        a 2007 drunken driving case
  was 79.                           a reminder of Hollywood’s              Clinton.                                 port of HIV charities from the      from an Aids-related illness of     when a store told police that
     “Liz: farewell to              golden age that had already              “It wasn’t just her beauty or          mid-1980s at a time when the        friend roCK hudson.                 Lohan had taken a necklace
  Hollywood’s last goddess’’        passed by the time she played
  was the headline on the           Cleopatra.
  Daily Mirror tabloid in              The New York Times dedi-
  Taylor’s native Britain.
     It produced a special
  tribute pullout full of pho-
  tographs of the screen siren,
                                    cated a small, front page win-
                                    dow to the actress in its online
                                       “In the end, the genius of her
                                                                              Kennedy film-maker Leacock dies
  from childhood and early          career was that she gave the
  movie roles like Lassie           world everything it wanted from
                                                                             LOS ANGELES: English documentarian
                                                                             RichARd LEAcOck, a pioneer of the                  Gabor fears she’s next                          $13m help for museums
  Come Home to her best-            a glamorous star – the excite-           cinema verite filmmaking style, has died in        LOS ANGELES: ZSA ZSA GABOR’s publicist          LONdON: A philanthropist has given
                                                                             Paris. He was 89. Some of his films include
  known performances, many          ment and drama, the diamonds             1960’s Primary, which followed the young
                                                                                                                                says the shock of ELiZABETh TAyLOR’s            £8.2 million ($13.3m, BD4.9m) to 11 of
  marriages and later years of      and gossip – and she did it by           Massachusetts senator John F Kennedy’s
                                                                                                                                death made Gabor fear she was next              Britain’s leading arts and culture organisa-
  fluctuating weight and ill        refusing to become fame’s mar-           presidential campaign, 1962’s The Flesh,
                                                                                                                                and sent her to the hospital with high          tions, including the National Theatre and
  health.                           tyr,’’ said Manohla Dargis.              1972’s 1 PM and most recently 2008’s A 
                                                                                                                                blood pressure. John Blanchette says            the Royal Shakespeare Company. Vivien
                                                                                                                                the 94-year-old celebrity was watch-            Duffield says the money will be used to set
     Veteran film columnist            In Italy, La Repubblica               President to Remember. Leacock, along              ing the news at her Los Angeles home            up education centres for children.
  Donald Zec, who met many          daily ran the page one head-             with D A Pennebaker, Albert and David              when she learned her friend and one-            Duffield runs the Clore Duffield Foundation,
  of Hollywood’s leading            line “Liz Taylor The Eyes                Maysles and Bob Drew, were the first to            time neighbour had died. Blanchette             established by her father, property magnate
  stars as a journalist, called     of Hollywood’’, and Paolo                make cinema verite documentaries, which            says Gabor was inconsolable and com-            Charles Clore.
                                                                             inspired shows like PBS’ An American 
  Taylor “showbusiness’s            Mereghetti, veteran film critic          Family in the 1970s and MTV’s later The 
                                                                                                                                mented: “Oh, Jane Russell and Liz               Recipients announced yesterday include
  most spectacular survivor”.       for Corriere della Sera, wrote           Real World, which is still in production.
                                                                                                                                Taylor – I’m next. That’s a reference to        the Museum of Liverpool, Kensington
     “Her life was an endless       a piece entitled “Farewell               Leacock, who was born July 18, 1921, in
                                                                                                                                the common myth that celebrity deaths           Palace and the new Margate Contemporary
  battle against obesity, alco-     to the mythical Liz, the last            London, grew up on his father’s banana
                                                                                                                                come in threes. Blanchette says Gabor’s         gallery. The largest donations are £2.5m
                                                                                                                                blood pressure soared and she was               each to the Tate Britain museum and the
  hol, and several frighten-        Hollywood star.’’                        plantation in the Canary Islands, where            taken to the hospital. Gabor has been in        National Theatre.
  ing near death encounters            On Wednesday, Taylor’s                he began shooting his first films, includ-         ill health and her right leg was partially      The gifts are a welcome injection of cash
  where everybody had given         death triggered a rush of                ing Canary Bananas in 1953. He attended            amputated in January. But Blanchette            for arts organisations facing deep fund-
  up – except Liz Taylor,’’ he      tributes from fellow stars,              boarding schools in England beginning at           calls her a fighter and adds: “She’s not        ing cuts as the government slashes public
                                                                             eight years old before moving to Paris later
  wrote.                            including actress and singer             in life.
                                                                                                                                going to be the third.”                         spending.
     “Twice I was hauled            barbra streisand and

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