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She’s Not Loved More, But She May Be Hated Less

Compiled By Staff Writer Dan Web

She may never win Britain’s hearts, but Camilla Parker Bowles may be thawing them.

On Thursday, the London Daily Mirror took the occasion of Parker Bowles’ 50th birthday to publish a poll concerning her popularity.

Of the 500 people surveyed, the tabloid discovered that 67 percent favored marriage between Parker Bowles and her longtime lover, Prince Charles. One in five claimed to have changed his/her mind in the past year.

Another 44 percent said that even if the two should get married, Parker Bowles should not be allowed to become queen.

The Mirror poll showed “hatred has been replaced by ambivalence, fury by a shrug of the shoulders. In short, we don’t despise her as much as we did. The best birthday present Prince Charles could give to his beloved Camilla today is a gold ring.”

Loose talk

Former “NYPD Blue” star David Caruso, a master of understatement, on quitting the popular show three years ago: “I had never starred in something before, and there were times that I probably did not make the right choice… And I could have been more of an adult.”

And he has a different voice for each year

Robin Williams turns 45 today.

What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine

Here is a bit of unusual celebrity news: Larry King is NOT requiring wife No. 8, Shawn Southwick, to sign a prenuptial agreement.

Liar, liar, pants on fire…

Seems White House spokesman Mike McCurry was fibbing when he revealed that Chelsea Clinton had a boyfriend. Seems he was just trying to ward off the insistent questions of a group of journalism students. “They asked me, ‘What’s the biggest secret you’ve had to keep?”’ McCurry explained, “and I said, ‘Chelsea has a boyfriend,’ so I wouldn’t reveal some national security secret. I don’t know whether Chelsea has a boyfriend or not.”

Tune in for the exciting miniseries, beginning Thursday

He’s not even cold in his crypt and fashion designer Gianni Versace (finally, everyone knows the correct way to pronounce that name) is already the subject of a post-murder biography. The honor goes to Christopher Mason, who is getting $500,000 from Little, Brown.

For an ongoing encore, he will hum as he plays

If you didn’t catch him last time, make sure to attend the round of concerts that Australian pianist David Helfgott is planning to perform later this summer. Set for sites in both Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and in Denver, the subject of the movie “Shine” plans to perform the Rachmaninoff “Piano Concerto No. 3.”

You have to be considerate of Tiger’s feelings

What happened when actor Will Smith played golf with Tiger Woods? “I took it easy on him,” the actor told People magazine. “I didn’t want to go out there beatin’ on the boy. So I let him take me by 26 strokes.”

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